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Saturday, December 22, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with Sean and Regina

Hello everyone!  Happy Holidays from everyone at the Blog Hop for Sean & Regina!  Thank you for playing along in our December blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina features Gina K. Designs stamps only for our monthly blog hops!  
This month, we are featuring the “12 Days of Christmas”.  Each blog hop designer will be hosting a day from December 13 – December 24 that will feature Christmas/Holiday cards from a Gina K. Designs stamp set.  A list of blog hop designers are listed in this post with the day they will be hosting.  You are invited to take part in each of the twelve days. Subscribe and comment on the hop designer’s blog hop for the day and at the end, the person who has completed the entire twelve days will win a wonderful GINA K. DESIGNS PRIZE PACK! 
Enjoy yourself as you hop along for the holidays!  
A Gina K. Designs Prize Pack including:
  • Gina K. Designs stamp set
  • Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury card stock
  • Gina K. Designs pattern paper
  • Brads
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments  
I love Christmas and make quite a few different cards, so I thought I'd share three of them with you today. The first one was inspired by this video Gina did on Stamp TV. I changed up the colors but used the same embossing technique. The card base is GKD Pure Luxury Kraft layered with Pure Luxury Cherry. The patterned paper is some old Stampin' Up that I had from a couple of Christmases ago. The stamps are from the Stamp TV kit set called Merry Little Christmas. I stamped the Fa La La with Memento Rhubarb Stalk, clear embossed the trees and went over them with Memento Toffee Crunch. The sentiment is also stamped with Rhubarb Stalk and sponged with Toffee Crunch. A fairly straightforward card but one of my favorites of the bunch I made this year. Note that I try to keep embellishments to a minimum on these cards so they mail more easily.

This card was made using GKD Pure Luxury Pure White base weight layered with patterned paper from the GKD patterned paper pack "Blizzard." Then I layered with another piece of white that had been die cut and embossed with the Edgelits and Textured Impressions "Adorning Accents" from SU. The stamp set is Simple Snowflakes that I stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Iced Spruce. On either side of the red strip I used 1/8" scor tape that I covered with glitter to add some bling. I love it that by using clear stamps I could curve the text along the embossing line!

Finally, another quick and simple card, this time using the Holiday Tags set. The card base is Pure Luxury Red Hot and the patterned paper is again some old SU I had in my stash. I stamped the little figures in Memento black and did minimal coloring with Copics. The snowflakes and tag were stamped with Vivid ink in Brick and the sentiment with Vivid ink in Taupe. Don't you just love those adorable little figures from this set??

I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my holiday cards. Thanks for visiting and now . . .
Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!   
The rules are simple:
  1. Visit each participating blog on the list below from December 13 – December 24.  
  2. Leave a comment for the blog host designer.
  3. Become a follower of each participating blog.
If you follow rules 1 – 3, you will be eligible to win the grand prize of a Gina K. Designs Prize Pack.
At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize using comments and followers from each blog. We will be posting the winner a day or so after the holidays!   
The blog hop designer this month and the designated date they are hosting are as follows:

12/13 Regina Hardy

12/14 Nancy Leppek

12/15 Patti Gilliam

12/16 Cheryl Wright

12/17 Lori McAree

12/18 Penny O'Dell

12/19 Alex Turner

12/20 Suzanne Dean

12/21 Kyra Sanders

12/22 Kay Simmons

12/23 Donna Bowman

12/24 Sean Fetterman

Please leave a comment for the blog hop design and sign up/follow each hop designer to be eligible to win the Gina K. Designs Prize Pack!

Tomorrow, Donna Bowman will be posting the next in the “12 Days of Christmas” blog hop!  Please visit her blog at:

Have very Happy Holidays wherever you may be and whatever you may be celebrating! Peace and blessings to you this holiday season and in the new year!


ursula Uphof said...

I love your cards Kay, they do seem so simple to make but are really beautiful, Thanks for sharing and have a Blessed Christmas, Ursula xxx

Lori said...

All are great cards Kay, I'm glad i don't have to pick a favorite!! :)

meemee48 said...

Love all three of you cards. You have done a great job.

Angie said...

Such gorgeous caards Kay! Love them all! Great job! Merry Christmas!

Penny Odell said...

Beautiful cards Kay. I love the colors you used on the Sending warm thoughts Gorgeous snowflakes.

Tammie Lien said...

Kay,I just love your cards...Oh my gosh if I would've seen the last one a few days ago.I would've made alot of my christmas cards similar to that one...Merry Christmas and Thanks so much for sharing:)))

naneruth said...

Great cards. I especially like the last one.

mimi2six said...

Wow your cards are very pretty, excited to be a new follower, thanks!!

SHartl said...

Oooh, love all your cards but especially like the second one with those contemporary color combos! Love the aqua, red and gray!!

Kitty said...

Your cards are lovely


Nancy said...

Kay...first of all Merry Christmas and secondly...your cards for the Blog Hop are fabulous!!!!! I usually can pick a favorite, but not this time I like each one of them. Have a blessed Holiday!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I love all your cards. Great use of those stamp sets, thanks so much for all the inspiration!!

Cat Spicer said...

What fun and elegant cards! I love all the little details you added, they make the cards SING!

Patti J said...

Hi Kay! Love them all, but I'm especially partial to the red and turquoise - that color combo is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)