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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Show Me The Stamps Holiday Kick Off Blog Hop


Welcome to the Show Me the Stamps holiday kick off.  Several of the Gina K Designs Illustrators have brought together their design teams and guests for a lineup of fun and exciting things to share using their stamps. We also want to help you celebrate the holidays in style with some Gina K Designs stamps!

PRIZE #1: For this hop the Gina K Designs Illustrators will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each Illustrator’s blog.

Want an extra entry?
Become a blog follower of any of the illustrators and leave a comment letting them know you did. That’s up to 8 chances to win if you become a follower of each illustrator and leave a comment!!

You can find the complete list of Gina K Design Illustrators participating on Theresa Momber’s blogBe sure to read below to find out how to win a Prize #2!
Here are the cards I made for the hop. Both were made using Theresa's newest set called "Joyful Holiday". This is such a fun set to play with because there are so many different options for making very different cards. My first card is made using Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Cherry Red as the base. I layered PL Dark Chocolate on that and then used a piece of patterned paper from the newest Gina K Patterned Paper Pack, "Merry Little Christmas." I did a free hand cut around the tree, used some Liquid Pearls to decorate it and then popped it up on the cherry red die cut.
 My second card is a bit more whimsical. I started with a white card base (GKD Pure Luxury White) and layered with GKD Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry and Red Hot. I stamped the ornaments onto the red layer with versamark and embossed with Winter Wonderland EP from Stampendous. Love that EP because it is white with silver mixed in so it is sparkly. I put silver brads through the top of each ornament to hold the silver cord in place and the put the cords up over the top of the red layer. Added some bows and the fun patterned paper layer from the Gina K Designs pack, "Winter Whimsy" to finish it off.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards made with Theresa's fun holiday set. Here is your chance to win another prize.
PRIZE #2Theresa will personally be sending out a Vogue Vases 2 Clear Stamp Set to someone who comments on our blogs as well. Here is the complete list of Theresa’s designers...

Kay Simmons (you are here!)

When you get done be sure that you hop on over to Theresa Momber’s Blog to get the complete list of Gina K Designs Illustrators participating and enter for a chance to win that $50 gift certificate!

Deadline to enter for the gift certificate drawing is 5pm Central time on Thursday. November 15, 2012—release party day! AND just in time for someone to do some exciting release party shopping when the new stamps become available at 7pm!

53 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Kay, your cards are beautiful! Love the elegant tree with the liquid pearl ornaments! And your white/silver embossed ornaments are gorgeous! Fabulous cards. Thank you!!!

catdidit said...

OH so rocking! Love the first one with the tree cut out like that and that 2nd one Is so fun and whimsical!

Jingle said...

Really great cards!!!

Melanie said...

really pretty, Kay@! perfect DP with that tree and love the two tone liquid pearl berries! the ornament card is so fun!!

richardbreaks said...

These are super cute! I love the wavy lines on the second one!

Marsha said...

Thank you for these ideas - great cards.

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome cards Kay! I love how you hand cut out the tree card, it is perfect!

meemee48 said...

You have such a unique point of view. Love what you did with these stamp sets.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Amazing!! Love the way you did your background:)

Marcee Rodgers said...

I LOVE these! Awesome job on cutting out that tree.

weechi2 said...

I really like the contrast. One card CAS and very pretty and the other one so fun looking . It p[ut a smile on my face.

Barbara said...

Kay, that's an amazing freehand cut around that gorgeous tree stamp. Looks as good as the Silhouette. I am so glad that you pointed out that your two very different styled cards are both made using the same stamp set. Makes that set very versatile. Both are beautiful cards.

Barbara said...

YAY KAY...I am now a follower of your very creative blog!!

naneruth said...

So very lovely!

Sharon said...

Both the cards are so nice! The tree is so elegant and pretty. And the second card is very whimsical and fun.

Pat Jandacek said...

Both of these cards so completely the convey the "Joyful' theme of the set. Love them both. I've also signed up to follow your blog thru Google Friend Connect and look forward to enjoying your multi-talents.

Annalize said...

Thanks for showing us just how amazing that tree is!!! I have not seen one card I did not like and yours is so simple and special!

Parker said...

Winter Whimsy paper takes me back to a long-ago Christmas. Thanks for showing your talent.

Annette said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks

Elizabeth said...

Wow, these are so pretty.

Connie Ludgate said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. I really enjoy seeing different versions using the same stamp. What a lovely card.

Krystal said...

I love those little hanging ornaments, and the detail that went into them both! So very pretty!

CraftyRia said...

Beautiful cards. I love the little ornaments.

Melinda said...

Great cards! Love the embossed ornaments. I'm your newest follower :)

jean w. said...

Really cute cards and great ideas!

Jan said...

Great card! Love the ornaments!

Rosy Newlun said...

Wow, you have so many textures, movement and colors - very attractive!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What absolutely stunning artwork you did making these cards. I love them both.

Karen said...

Your cards are very pretty

Brenda said...

Lovely cards Kay!!! I love the liquid pearl ornaments on the first one and the cool way you did the ornaments on the second one!

PiscesGirl said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love the embossed ornaments on your second card. The tree on the first one turned out really pretty with the background paper and die cut. :)

Kathryn A said...

Both cards are great! I thought you had a Silhouette, since that cutting around the tree is so fabulous!!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous cards! I love the fussy cut tree and the placement of our bows on the hanging ornaments!

Riette said...

Stunning Kay! I love the free hand cutting tree. It pops beautifully.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the liquid pearls on the first and the hanging ornaments on the second.

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

Great cards! I really love the whimsy of the 2nd one. So adorable. I have joined your list of followers; I love your work!

Olga said...

Very cute Christmas cards!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love the hand cut tree and all the details.

Gayle said...

Kay, beautiful cards.

Regina Hamilton said...

Wonderful cards.

MB Isaac said...

I cannot believe the tree is handcut. Awesome!

Barbara said...

Both cards are so beautiful. Very creative .

Caryn S said...

Love these! They both have such a particular "mood", the first one is very sophisticated and old-fashioned and the second is more whimsical and fun.

ChatterScene.com said...

Super cute cards! TFS

Sharon said...

Awesome cards! Great job on the fussy cutting of the tree, looks amazing

Sylvia said...

Superb cards. I like the panel you created with the pattern paper.

scrapperatheart.com said...

I love those little hanging ornaments, and the detail is amazing! Both cards are so well done! Great Job Kay!

Rosy Newlun said...

I love your choice of elements - liquid pearls and that silver cording - both add such punch to the cards!

Marianne said...

Fantastic Cards. Thanks for sharing. i am your newest follower

Designs By Sky said...

Cute cards :) I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win more stamps

Beastybunny said...

Great card! I love the tree popped up like that!

J.L. McAfee said...

You are very talented. I enjoyed both of your cards, they are both whimsical and adorable. You have a great cutting hand, that is for sure!

nzillingworth said...

Very modern and fun cards in a lovely bright colour fab xxx