Monday, November 29, 2010

Gina K. Preview: Block Greetings & Mugs and Kisses


block trio

I am so glad you joined me in sharing the first day of previews for GKD December stamp release!  What I have to share first is a set of cards made with Tami’s newly illustrated set called Block Greetings.  It is a set of 3 square decorative blocks and 10 different all occasion greetings to place inside.  

green block

My first card was made with Crème de Menthe, All Spruced Up and White pure luxury cardstock.  On all the cards, I used 2 different inks for the block; on this one I used New Sprout and Cottage Ivy.  I also used different cuttlebug folders for the top layers, Leafy Branches here.  On all the cards, I used gold lined organdy ribbon.

yellow block

On my second card I used:
Wild Dandelion, Pumpkin Spice and White pure luxury cardstock.  Inks are Dandelion and Potter’s Clay.  Cuttlebug folder is Textile.

pink block

My last card is made with Bubblegum and Passionate Pink and white pure luxury cardstock.  Inks are Rose Bud and Angel Pink.  Cuttlebug folder is Victoria.

 

 

 

coffee gift

Next up for my preview is Melanie’s new set, Mugs and Kisses.  She has done it again with a cute set with so many possibilities and variety!  She hand drew 2 mugs and many smaller images and sentiments to put on the mugs or as sentiments.  The possibilities will be endless (especially when you pair it with other sets!  I made a coffee lover’s gift, even stamping and making my own gift bag out of kraft paper.  The tag I made has a little tree from her Have a Cookie set!

coffee gift contents

Here are the contents in the bag – small Coffee Talk book with Scripture and coffee information, it is a good read between friends!  On the left is a notepad I covered with chocolate & green apple cardstock and also added a few stamps from another of Melanie’s sets to (& God from The Best Things in Life).  I also put a few Gina K buttons on the notebook.  I love what I personalized the mug with, ‘ Start each day with a smile’

bookmark

Lastly, I made a small magnetic bookmark using more words from The Best Things in life and combined it with a few from this new set (coffee and xoxo).  I cut the bottom of the bookmark with Labels 14 for a fun border!

Here is a list of all those participating in previews using these 2 fabulous new sets – be sure to check them all out:

and mark your calendars to join us this Thursday evening 7:00-10:00 pm CST for our release party at StampTV!  There will be contests, challenges announced where you can have your chance at winning some free stamps, full reveals of the stamp sets being released, awesome samples from the design team and a whirlwind of chat!!  Hope you can make it!!

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234 comments on "Gina K. Preview: Block Greetings & Mugs and Kisses"

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Theresa Momber on 10:11 PM CST said...

Beautiful card set, Donna, and I love the gift ensemble with Mel's set!

AJ on 10:14 PM CST said...

great card set Donna- I love the colors!

Jennie on 10:14 PM CST said...

Oh very nice designs Donna! Love the colorful set of cards and great gift set with Melanie's set. So going to do that!!

Tina Gilliland on 10:15 PM CST said...

LOVE the card set!! And the bag is just wonderful! Great gift!

Chris on 10:25 PM CST said...

beautiful as always Donna!!

Audrey on 10:26 PM CST said...

Oh Donna what beautiful and inspirational ideas. The perfect set of cards and the perfect gift bag!! God Bless

golightly on 10:28 PM CST said...

I love monochromatic schemes! I love the block greetings card set you designed. Great inspirations!

Lucy Chesna on 10:31 PM CST said...

beautiful designs

Sandra on 10:32 PM CST said...

oh my, you have been busy!
Lovely work.
Sandra

Connie on 10:33 PM CST said...

The cards are lovely!!Nice work, Donna!!!

Lorraine on 10:36 PM CST said...

Wow, such beautiful cards you created. Love the colors you used on all of them.

Monica-FC on 10:38 PM CST said...

love all the colors of the cards.

emilymomto3boys on 10:38 PM CST said...

wow, those block greetings cards are just GORGEOUS!!

Anonymous said...

wow, love your work, and the new images!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

rhonda s. said...

Wow, wow and wow!
Simple yet elegant. I love using embossing folders and really like how you have used them with the new stamps.

Nana Donna on 10:40 PM CST said...

Boy you really showcased these new stamps beautifully Thanks
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Rema Timm on 10:41 PM CST said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Vicki Dutcher on 10:42 PM CST said...

Great minds Donna - I made a set too! How funny - Love the tag on the sack~~

Kristine Vencel said...

I thought the blocks were the highlight but your use of the cup is beginning to change my mind! Love the sets of cards,too!

AUSTINSGRAMM on 10:43 PM CST said...

Your card designs are awesome. Love all of the colors that you used, and liked the embossing.

happy holidays,
bobbi

annieb on 10:45 PM CST said...

Very cute ideas and use of them. TFS

scrappintlc on 10:48 PM CST said...

Love all the elegant cards and the coffee gift set is gorgeous and so creative.

Mary Anne / MA54K on 10:48 PM CST said...

Tami's blocks pair beautifully with all of the embossing folders! I love how you used Mel's mug as a tag!

Melody (lacyquilter) on 10:49 PM CST said...

Lovely cards.

Giovana on 10:50 PM CST said...

Awesome card set Donna! and the coffee gift is fantastic!

Lagene on 10:52 PM CST said...

Love the embossed card set and the gift bag & card are great!

Melissa Cash on 10:54 PM CST said...

Dang, you were on a roll! Adorable projects Donna!

Linda S. on 10:54 PM CST said...

Love the monochromatics! Great work!

Anonymous said...

well u were busy girl! very nice and ty for sharing! cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net

craftynikky on 10:55 PM CST said...

Thank you for all of your creativity and inspiration! Beautifully made Donna!

Merle on 10:57 PM CST said...

Oh my goodness...what elegant block cards. And so many uses for the mug...I love it.

Sara in WI on 11:00 PM CST said...

Oh my gosh! What a great combination use of the mug set!

Rita Kegg on 11:02 PM CST said...

great ideas ..

TropicLuv on 11:05 PM CST said...

Love the embossed paper with the stamps, a very nice combo!

Kathy Kamradt on 11:05 PM CST said...

You are so creative! Love the gift set.

Janet Baldwin on 11:11 PM CST said...

Stunning gift ideas for your friends. Love the embossing with the block stamps. Perfect.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 11:12 PM CST said...

Beautiful card set Donna....so elegant!! And what a fun coffee gift set too!!

Shawna on 11:16 PM CST said...

Love your cards, especially the sets. LOVELY!

Gwen on 11:17 PM CST said...

Wonderful colors!

Pat Jandacek on 11:23 PM CST said...

You've been very busy creating lovely things, as usual....thanks for sharing your many talents.

Donna on 11:24 PM CST said...

Wow, so many beautiful projects to share! Thanks for the great ideas! LOVE the colors on your set of cards!
Donna G

JaniceAileen on 11:32 PM CST said...

Wow, you've been busy! Fabulous projects!

Debbie on 11:34 PM CST said...

I love the simple yet elegant looks you gave to your projects. Great inspiration!!

Styme123 on 11:35 PM CST said...

What beautiful work! Very creative!

Piali on 11:35 PM CST said...

Love the card set!! This stamp set is gorgeous!!

Judy Applegarth on 11:37 PM CST said...

Lovely cards.

Kelly on 11:42 PM CST said...

Love your card set! Those would make a cute gift set!

Di on 11:43 PM CST said...

Pretty classy turning one card into several with the vibrant colors. Love them!

Barb on 11:44 PM CST said...

your projects are beautiful! the various cards would make a lovely gift. and your coffee lovers gift set is perfect! LOVE it!

Dee on 11:46 PM CST said...

Your projects are just beautiful!!

jmahugger on 11:56 PM CST said...

Lovely Cards!!

CraftinGranny on 11:56 PM CST said...

What wonderful projects you've created. Love the coffee lovers set, it's perfect for a friend of mine. "Hugs" Carol

PatM said...

What a great idea for a Christmas gift! The Block Greetings are just perfect and you've given me a great idea for a dear friend. Love the Mugs and Kisses, too.

Theresa on 11:58 PM CST said...

Great designs and projects with these new stamps. So many ideas.

Becky on 12:05 AM CST said...

Donna these are beautiful in all these wonderful colors.

Sharon Peele on 12:05 AM CST said...

Donna, It just gets better and better, Your Block Greeting cards are wonderful!! I love the rich colors you used! awesome work!

Booknplays on 12:16 AM CST said...

Great projects. That first set of cards are so clean and simple. I can see making a set to give as gifts.

grannypoppy on 12:18 AM CST said...

The background embossing really sets the cards off!

Cheryl G said...

I love your block greeting cards!

Kary on 12:22 AM CST said...

So many wonderful ideas!! Love the cards set and the fabulous coffee gift set!

Betty Neville on 12:24 AM CST said...

Wonderful projects Donna! Your card set is gorgeous and the coffee set is fabulous!

Sheahasu on 12:28 AM CST said...

Love your technique on the Block set cards!

Jan on 12:30 AM CST said...

Your block set cards are totally beautiful. I love the simplicity but the elegance that shows through.

Christine on 12:32 AM CST said...

Your card set is lovely - simple and elegant. And the gift set is a great idea.

Valerie on 12:38 AM CST said...

Great projects. Love that square stamp.

Nicole on 12:38 AM CST said...

These are terrific. What a quick but beautiful card set to put together, and the bookmark is inspired.

Patricia on 12:43 AM CST said...

Wow you have been working hard. I love the colors you used in your cards. I love the book mark. I think they are a great gift that can be added in a card. Love all your hard work!

Colleen on 12:49 AM CST said...

i love the elegance of your set of block cards

Ola on 12:52 AM CST said...

Wow, you've been busy, busy, busy... but that's not hard when you're having fun!

I love your cards & that gift set is wonderful!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Krissy on 1:09 AM CST said...

great card set - would be a great gift!

Laura Love on 1:14 AM CST said...

Great colors you chose for your block set cards! Very pretty! I am loving the Mugs & Kisses set too - I love Melanie's designs they are so fun!

Sherry Hay said...

I love your cards with the embossed backgrounds..absolutely gorgeous.

Mary Ann on 1:39 AM CST said...

OH WOW! I'm blown away by the great use of colors, textures, and materials. The cards are simple, clean, and elegant. Now I'll have to buy all that great cs along with the stamps! I think your gift bag and magnet are also winners! Fabulous job!

Lucy on 2:14 AM CST said...

The gift set would be perfect in my stocking. Love your design style.

Sofia ;) on 2:16 AM CST said...

Your cards are great!!! And I fell in love with the paper bag you created!!!! Simply lovely!!!

Cheryl on 2:17 AM CST said...

Really beautiful Donna, Now I know I must have these stamps !!!!!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards and great variations of design.

Pat, Texas

Joanie on 2:56 AM CST said...

Love your color combos. Great ideas

sandra on 3:23 AM CST said...

I just love the card set! The paper bag is awesome also. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Like the card set. The coffee gift set is outstanding!
delgador at bellsouth dot net
Shirley

Sue VanDeVusse said...

The card set is so pretty with all of the different textures you used. What can I say about that coffee set, fantastic, I love it.

Donna on 4:31 AM CST said...

Wonderful job Donna, I also chose to follow you, you do some awesome work, love some of your designs. Again, some terrific cards!!
Donna Prz

Miesje on 4:35 AM CST said...

I love it Donna! The bookmark, the cards - wow!

Pam on 4:37 AM CST said...

How cool are these cards! Can't wait for the release.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, these look like they would be great to make as gifts. Thanks. BJB

Stephanie on 4:59 AM CST said...

I love the way you made a set using these stamps......I'll be doing the same thing! TY for this great idea!

Dee in N.H. on 5:20 AM CST said...

Those are so pretty! Especially like the second card. I have a hard time with yellows but you used it perfectly!

Luv 2 Create on 5:32 AM CST said...

Love the stamp set paired with all the embossed cards. Great gift set. Cute gift bag also.
Marcie

Christine from FL on 5:33 AM CST said...

Beautiful job, I love the gift set!

Sarita said...

wow, wonderful color combination. They really pop.

kathr on 5:40 AM CST said...

Beautiful colours and great designs...hugs Kath...

Debbie on 5:51 AM CST said...

Absolutely stunning! :)

Debbie Meijer

asela on 5:54 AM CST said...

Great set! Love the coffee idea.

Gayle C. said...

The blocks are going to be a real keeper. Yours are beautiful samples.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this stamp set!! And can see sooo many ways of using it. I also love the coffee cups too. You choice of colours and embossing folders does the trick..... Judy

Marsha said...

Beautiful cards! :)

Shona said...

A great set of cards, and I love all the bits you put into the gift bag set.

Sheila D on 6:06 AM CST said...

I love the gift ensemble with Mel's set! Great ideas! And I just love the card set! Great colors.

kim on 6:16 AM CST said...

Your card set is amazing. Love the colors.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox,net

Kathy on 6:21 AM CST said...

LOVE your ideas, the cards a magnificent!

Lisa H. on 6:36 AM CST said...

You are so creative! I just love the cute coffee lover's gift! I love that you mixed in some of Melanie's other sets. I can't wait to see the full release!

peggy wainman on 6:40 AM CST said...

Great card set!

Terri E. on 6:40 AM CST said...

Such fun ideas!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

c_glass on 6:49 AM CST said...

Oooh GREAT inspiration, I am in the process of making a lot of Christmas Gift Bags! Thanks! Love your cards as well.

stampqueen on 7:04 AM CST said...

Awsome projects!!!

jazy1m on 7:04 AM CST said...

Loved your cards. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Amy on 7:05 AM CST said...

Love all the cards you made--looks like a really quick way to mass produce! And your coffe bag is so cute.

Dawn Fillmore said...

Donna all of your cards are fabulous! I just love the set you made with the Block Greetings Set! What a great gift idea! And the bookmark has my mind making a list of all my friends that would love a handmade card and the added treat of a bookmark. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Wow beautiful cards!!RosieG(gramig05)

--Marcy on 7:17 AM CST said...

So efficient! What a great way to have lots of spur of the moment cards. Love it!

Dawn on 7:19 AM CST said...

very nice, can't wait to get the mug

Pam on 7:24 AM CST said...

Great projects, what talent! I could see the Block Greeting cards as a nice boxed set.

trishey on 7:27 AM CST said...

Love the card set, simple yet beautiful.

Life On the Scrappy Side Store on 7:32 AM CST said...

such beautiful work love the block stamps
Barbara

Jenny McGee on 7:35 AM CST said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful cards and gift set ideas.

Suzanne on 7:39 AM CST said...

Wonderful use of these sets. I like the book mark idea especially.

Michele on 7:45 AM CST said...

I'm going to make some cards like yours. I just love them. And I like the coffee gift set!

Carla (cmsuto) on 7:49 AM CST said...

Fantastic projects, Donna! Love the card set you made with Block Greetings!

Holly Hickman on 7:51 AM CST said...

Beautiful monochromatic designs. Thank you.

P Myers on 7:53 AM CST said...

Great ideas

Karen (TLgirl353) on 7:55 AM CST said...

Donna-thrilled to see your projects. Lovely job-what fabulous ideas and design.

Rhonda on 7:55 AM CST said...

WOW!! I have a couple of friends that I love to give card sets to and these are so pretty. I love CAS anyway! The coffee gift set is very clever and will be a gift to cherish!
Thanks for sharing!

Helen F. on 7:57 AM CST said...

Donna you created a really Beautiful card set and I love the gift ensemble you made with Mel's set!

gale.sewell on 7:59 AM CST said...

I really like your style and such cute ideas

Fab and Sassy on 8:00 AM CST said...

Really amazing cards

Jane on 8:07 AM CST said...

Love your card sets!

Carrol on 8:07 AM CST said...

What great cards. I love them.

Anonymous said...

Love the block greetings, so many ways to use them and the cup is adorable. Thank you for sharing.
jman4@comcast.net

Cheri on 8:11 AM CST said...

What a fantastic gift set, Donna! Your creations are awesome!

naneruth on 8:12 AM CST said...

All great ideas!

She's Crafty! on 8:18 AM CST said...

Beautiful work. I am truly inspired to try this. As a beginner, I often look for inspiration and I have found it here among the GKDT. TFS!

StampinDi on 8:20 AM CST said...

What a wonderful card set you made with Tami's set.

Ruby said...

I love using embossing folders for background and now will have sentiments that go with them! tks for sharing.

Sandy said...

I love the relatively quick and easy card style. Thanks for the inspiration.

eiyiyi on 8:35 AM CST said...

Amazing. these are just beautiful

stephanie on 8:36 AM CST said...

Great way to use these stemps - just lovely.

Carolyn King on 8:38 AM CST said...

fantastic card set!!! love what you did with mel's set too--what a great gift that makes!

Teri on 8:49 AM CST said...

I love your color choices!

Robyn on 8:50 AM CST said...

thanks for sharing

Marie on 8:53 AM CST said...

Great job on all of the cards. I like what you did with the mugs and kisses stamp- yum!

Tara K said...

Fabulous cards and gifts!!!! Very creative.

Frankie Coolidge on 9:01 AM CST said...

I love the way you used the cuttlebug folders! Very cute!

Judy McMullen on 9:08 AM CST said...

Wow! What great projects!! Your use of the Block Greeting image and the set of cards really showcases it's versatility. Love the coffee gift set!!

Dagmar on 9:12 AM CST said...

THE CARDS LOOK GREAT:

Valerie on 9:14 AM CST said...

Fantastic, Donna! Love your card trio and your coffee gift set!

Cheryl on 9:18 AM CST said...

Love your gift set....just beautiful!

Lisa Lynne on 9:21 AM CST said...

Nice samples!

Sandie on 9:37 AM CST said...

OH MY MY!!! Your gift bag and the use of the MUG stamp on your card is so exciting for a gift idea!! THANK YOU THANK YOU for such inspiration!!
The embossing you used on your card backgrounds truely enhances the flourish stamp designs! TERRIFIC!!
~Sandie

Leigh M on 9:41 AM CST said...

Both are great gift ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa Oliver on 9:44 AM CST said...

Your creativity is inspiring! TFS

Carol on 9:47 AM CST said...

What great gift ideas and the gift bag is wonderful.

CJ on 9:48 AM CST said...

Wow, what wonderful cards and the coffee gift is fab.

CJ

Deb on 9:48 AM CST said...

Wow! Love your projects! The card set is gorgeous in its amazing colors, and the coffee set is yummy inside and out! What a great gift idea!

Gulffire on 9:49 AM CST said...

Absolutely love these ideas. The card set is such a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

Amy on 9:50 AM CST said...

Thanks for showing how well these letter blocks go with different embossing folders! It just reinforces my desire to get this set!

Catherine Kraft on 9:51 AM CST said...

Your card set is wonderful and love the two tones you used, along with the embossing folders. Your gift set is really sweet and love all the additional touches you have added to it. A gift I'd love to receive!

Blessings,
Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Jeanette on 10:07 AM CST said...

The cards are amazing. I love what you did with the cuttlebug folders.

Lisa Tatem said...

Being a coffee & book lover, I really like your gift set! Can't wait to see all the new stamps.

Kristin on 10:26 AM CST said...

Love the pink and the magnet bookmark I read all the time and that would be great!!!

Laura on 10:26 AM CST said...

Great gift set idea. Beautiful cards.

Deanna on 10:29 AM CST said...

wow, beautiful work. love the bookmark idea, too!

Lynne on 10:38 AM CST said...

Donny - Love your cards - shows how versatile the stamp set is. Also love your other project - so much beauty. Thanks for sharing.

LynneZ

Cathy on 10:47 AM CST said...

Love what you did here! Really awesome ideas! TFS!

Suzanne on 10:50 AM CST said...

Beautiful card set, such great colors!-I love making sets too! The coffee gift set made me smile-so sweet!

Lori on 10:54 AM CST said...

All of your cards are gorgeous Donna!!

kimsparks636 on 11:17 AM CST said...

Great card set, I love the simplicity of them.

crotnem on 11:19 AM CST said...

Those are terrific.

colleen on 11:28 AM CST said...

Ohhh, my favorite is that gift set... amazing!

Jennifer Roach on 11:30 AM CST said...

Great projects! I LOVE the card set.

Clare on 11:36 AM CST said...

Very very nice! Love the colors!

klarcher on 11:44 AM CST said...

everything is beautiful, love the gift bag and tag

Anna K. on 12:01 PM CST said...

Awesome projects! :)

Barbara Hale on 12:08 PM CST said...

These are just drop dead gorgeous projects featuring the new sets. I love everything you have done with them and now I need another 48 hours or so today so I can try to case some of these great projects.

Daine McKissick said...

I LOVE THE CARD SET. I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR IDEAS SINCE I GIVE THEM AS GIFTS. GREAT GIFT IDEA W/ THE COFFEE TOO BUT I'M A TEA DRINKER. LOL

DIANE

Mary of Oregon on 12:26 PM CST said...

I love these cards! Thanks for a chance to win!

Chris on 12:34 PM CST said...

Lovely card set! Can't wait to get my hands on the blocks set. Melanie's set is a must have too!

Lori on 12:43 PM CST said...

Card set is perfect. So pretty and such a great use of the stamps. Thanks for sharing!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo on 12:49 PM CST said...

Wonderful projects! Great reminder to use the same layout but change up colors and other tidbits.

Anonymous said...

fabulos cards

Betty Wright on 1:46 PM CST said...

Beautiful, Donna! Wonderful look with the embossed resist technique! Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Great idea for a set of cards to give as a gift!

Clickersister on 2:17 PM CST said...

Sows the versatility of the set. Great idea!

Carole on 2:22 PM CST said...

So charming.

Mary on 2:29 PM CST said...

great work! Beautiful but simple and quick to produce a set of all around greeting cards to give as a gift! Love it!

helenbrendan on 2:35 PM CST said...

The card set is just beautiful and the coffee set is awesome--so much work and detail!

Manderly on 2:38 PM CST said...

OM Goodness, Donna, beautiful! I like the contents of your coffee bag, especially the little Scripture book. Blessed someone who receives this from you!

Deb Kane said...

Lovely cards, the more I see of this block pattern the more i love it.

dmbennett on 2:54 PM CST said...

Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

Janet M on 3:13 PM CST said...

These cards are perfect!!!!!!

Diana on 3:14 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards, love how you get such a different look just by changing your color scheme

Barb on 3:28 PM CST said...

beautiful projects

Ravengirl on 3:34 PM CST said...

These are darling projects! I love the monochromatic look of the card set!

Connie C on 3:34 PM CST said...

It's amazing how cards of the same basic design can look so different with just a change in color and ribbon. These sets are going to be so versatile! And the bag is just fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie Ranae on 3:35 PM CST said...

Beautiful work ALL the way around!

Lynne in NI on 3:37 PM CST said...

ohhh fabulous projects, and beautiful colouring too!

Crafty Math Chick on 3:43 PM CST said...

WOW - you've been phenomenally busy Donna! The card set is great and I love the goodie bag and bookmark too.

thestampinglady on 3:47 PM CST said...

Great cards and projects Donna. I sure like that bookmark!

debraben said...

I love the texture you have from the cuttlebug embossing folders!

Kathy Braun and Lucky on 4:09 PM CST said...

Wow so much inspiration here, your projects, absolutely stunning cards and projects, so appreciate your inspiration.

Christi on 4:09 PM CST said...

Donna, your card set is gorgeous! I love the coffee set you made! What a fabulous gift!

Christi Denton

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