Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2: Whimsical Wishes & Garden Fresh


bright circles
So glad you’re joining us for Day 2 of inspiration hops for Gina K Designs!  Seems like there was much excitement for all the stamp sets, but what really is awesome is when an illustrator comes up with a companion set for a previously released set because it extends the versatility of them! 
Here is another one of those, Whimsical Wishes by Theresa Momber, which is a companion set to her Vogue Vases! I made a super clean & simple card that packs a punch with colorful bright inks of one of the solid circle stamps in the set.  Just look at the awesome versatility in the set!  My favorite is the very large sentiment I used on my card!
3x3 box
Next up is a set by Gina K called Garden Fresh, which is perfect for summer with the fruits & veggies in the set!  I decided to make a fun box to store some 3 x 3 notecards I made.  I kept the box simple to showcase the fun pattern paper Hometown Summer by Pink Paislee, with small tag – this would make a cute hostess or neighbor gift. 
box open
Here is a photo of the box open and here is a link to the tutorial for the box I made, it is super easy! 
apple & watermelon
Here is the first set of cards made using the same papers and matching sentiments.  I paper-pieced the apple.

orange & carrot
Here is the second set using the same items and different layouts.  These come together so quickly! 

peas & pears
Here is the last set, I drew in some smiley faces on the peas and paper-pieced the pears for a fun look!
Don’t forget to leave comments on all the designer’s blogs for your chance to win a free stamp set of your choice valued up to $24.95! We will randomly choose two winners so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.

Also, mark your calendars to check out StampTV each week Monday and Friday for the weekly challenges posted so you can win MORE free stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Card 1 details:
Stamps:
Whimsical Wishes
Cardstock: White, Black Onyx pure luxury
Inks: Memento tuxedo black, grape jelly; Raspberry, Wild Lime vivid;
Accessories: pink ribbon, circle punches, foam tape

Box & 3x3 card details:
Stamps:
Garden Fresh
Cardstock: Red Hot, white pure luxury; Hometown Summer pattern paper
Inks:  Memento ladybug, pear tart, cottage ivy; Vivid butterscotch
Accessories: red stitched ribbon
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86 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2: Whimsical Wishes & Garden Fresh"

Theresa Momber on 8:09 AM CDT said...

Love the CAS design and beautiful color combo on the first card and that notecard box is off the charts fab!

catdidit on 8:27 AM CDT said...

I so love your little gift box of cards you made, too stinking cute Donna!

Riette on 8:34 AM CDT said...

That is a fantastic card set. It looks like it took hours!! Such fun images.

joy on 8:35 AM CDT said...

I love your card set! Love how you have made a CUTIE card set look so simple to make!

Tina Gilliland on 8:40 AM CDT said...

What an AWESOME box set!!!!!!!! Love it!!! The bright dots on the black are just perfect!!!

Lori on 9:08 AM CDT said...

Love the boxed set, Donna!!! Very fun and festive.

Jimmi on 9:09 AM CDT said...

Adorable little card set!!
that set is perfect for that :)
Love your bright card, too, the black is just right with the colors!

Vicki Dutcher on 9:10 AM CDT said...

You know I LOVE the boxed set of fun cards!! Your off centered circles are cool too

Joyce Thurston said...

love them all. you really went all out for this hop

crotnem on 9:17 AM CDT said...

Wow, you were busy! Love all you did.

Scrapacat on 10:07 AM CDT said...

Donna - these are so wonderful. I love the box and the cards, and the first card is so flirty. Love!

richardbreaks on 10:22 AM CDT said...

GREAT job. Love the box of notes!!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham on 10:44 AM CDT said...

Great projects, Donna. I love that gift box card set.

FrancineB on 11:17 AM CDT said...

Fabulous projects! The card set is great. Perfect way to present any gift.

Beastybunny on 11:29 AM CDT said...

Fantastic projects. I love the little cards and box. Good work.

Debbie D. said...

Oh my goodness, your gift card boxed set is absolutely priceless.Love the bright colors in your first card. I agree so nice to have sets that coordinate.

Shari on 11:39 AM CDT said...

loved the first card, but the box and cards are super.

Isabel Z on 1:13 PM CDT said...

Your creations just added this set to the top of my "I have to have this" list!

pakosko on 1:59 PM CDT said...

lots to look at and all are equally beautiful!

Sharon on 2:25 PM CDT said...

Love the note cards - they are all so cute!

Gayle on 2:56 PM CDT said...

Donna, your note cards are gorgeous.

Lynn B. on 4:21 PM CDT said...

You're awesome, Donna! That card set is such a wonderful gift. Better than anything you could possibly purchase in a store. Whoever receives it will be blessed!

Linda on 5:10 PM CDT said...

Loive the card. Love the bright colors and the colors on the black circles. The 3x3 are so cute and anyone would love to receive them. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Donna on 6:45 PM CDT said...

All the cards are just awesome, and the box is stunning, just so great, would be awesome to receive this as a gift!!! Great design!!

Celina on 6:55 PM CDT said...

Your Garden Fresh cards look like something you'd buy at Hallmark. They are great!

Cheri on 7:01 PM CDT said...

OMGosh, Donna, that box and those note cards are so creative! What great inspiration. I absolutely love your card using Theresa's set. Gonna CASE you - for sure! (may I?)

naneruth on 7:10 PM CDT said...

Such really great projects!

Kelly on 7:11 PM CDT said...

Such great cards! Love those cute fruit/veggie sets!

Lori on 7:11 PM CDT said...

that box and cards is the cutest thing I've seen so far on this hop! I love it!

Dianne Beans on 7:14 PM CDT said...

Enjoyed seeing your cards.

Sylvia on 7:26 PM CDT said...

Great idea with the note cards! You can see the versatility of these stamps. Can't wait to get mine.

LouAnn on 7:28 PM CDT said...

I love the 3X3 set

Golda on 7:29 PM CDT said...

Your circle card is so cheery and the box of cards is adorable. Great work!

Sue D on 7:31 PM CDT said...

I like the circles and colors on the first and the box of cards is adorable.

Newbie on 7:35 PM CDT said...

Nice card and SWEET card set! Love the box and the cards! Happy color combo!

Lynette on 7:56 PM CDT said...

Such great ideas.

Kary on 8:03 PM CDT said...

Hi Donna! Beautiful card & notecards!! Love them all! The box and the notecards are really Fabulous!!

Susie on 8:18 PM CDT said...

Your little box of cards is great! Love them all!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store on 8:25 PM CDT said...

AWESOME! I so love the box of cards! all your things are awesome tfs

Sonya van Stee said...

That box is da bomb! Totally awesome creations, Donna!

Joan V on 8:38 PM CDT said...

Wow, everything is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Tricia on 8:39 PM CDT said...

wonderful cards ... they are so simple and beautiful

Joan on 8:45 PM CDT said...

Fun cards...love them all.

Jan on 8:48 PM CDT said...

Boxed cards are a great idea.....design is so cute.

Deborah on 8:49 PM CDT said...

great cards ....thanks

Kay S on 9:02 PM CDT said...

Cute, cute card set! I wasn't sure about that veggie set but seeing cute cards like these is making me think again about it. I love he way you set off the colored circles on the first card with the black -- really makes them pop.

Sue on 9:06 PM CDT said...

I really like your little box and the note cards inside.. Great Idea!

Nancy on 9:08 PM CDT said...

Incredible!!!

Karen on 9:09 PM CDT said...

Your box of cards is precious. Nice gift idea!

Susan on 9:10 PM CDT said...

Love the repeated image and the CAS style of the first card. Your box and coordinating cards is so amazing!

Diana on 9:11 PM CDT said...

Great projects. I love your box!

Virginia Wingo on 9:28 PM CDT said...

Just love the card box. Great design.

Susan G. on 9:35 PM CDT said...

Great inspiration - thanks for sharing!

Judy Kmiec said...

Love these cards! Wonderful set to give as a set.

Verna Angerhofer on 9:37 PM CDT said...

What beautiful work you do..love the box of note cards.

Diane on 9:58 PM CDT said...

Adorable gift set of cards...and love the mroe modern circle one, too!!

Tamara on 10:11 PM CDT said...

Love the apples and Pares but wasn't it apples and oranges?

Barb Ghig on 10:23 PM CDT said...

I love all your projects, especially the box!

Thanks so much for your inspiration, and for a chance to win a set of stamps!!!

Wishing you a great day!

Diane on 10:25 PM CDT said...

I love the box with note cards. What a clever idea!

Joan on 10:31 PM CDT said...

I especially like your first card with the design color spots. Super!

Karen (TLgirl353) on 10:40 PM CDT said...

Wow Donna! Love the notecard box and all the sets- great job on everything!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) on 10:45 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards! So happy so see the stamp sets!

Di on 10:49 PM CDT said...

What a cute bunch of cards and boxes! Love the color schemes!

JessicaK on 11:17 PM CDT said...

Oh very cool with the off set circles on the Happy Day card. But the card set and box - phenomenal! I've got a bunch of card sets to craft up, and this gives me lotsa ideas :D.

Nana Donna on 11:47 PM CDT said...

Love all your cards, such an inspiration

Cute these new stamps are a must have, hope I win a set
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com

Becky on 12:19 AM CDT said...

What a beautiful set of cards.

Ravengirl on 12:19 AM CDT said...

Love all of your little cards Donna! Those veggies are just too cute!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 12:34 AM CDT said...

Very sweet CAS design! And look at us!!! We're twins!!!! GMTA with the notecards and box! I love your varied notecard designs!!

Carrie said...

Super cards and love the box that you made to hold them.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have noticed the small dragonfly without a card like yours that really draws attention to one of my favorite critters!

s. carter

Jenni on 4:02 AM CDT said...

Lovely cards, the first really pops! I like all the little garden cards too, really cute. Great box!

Donna Phelan on 5:48 AM CDT said...

Donna LOVE the box and the adorable note cards......wonderful!

DebbieM on 6:11 AM CDT said...

Love your card and box with cards! These stamps are so great, love them. :)

Barb on 6:20 AM CDT said...

love these cards and the adorable box. cute idea.

mitz on 7:32 AM CDT said...

your creations are simply wonderful.. such a talent
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Sharon Harnist on 8:50 AM CDT said...

Adorable notecard set, Donna -- love it!

Brenda on 10:42 AM CDT said...

Wow Donna I love the your CAS card using Theresa's set. Awesome note cards and box!!

Anonymous said...

good idea for the note box. Love the watermelon, makes me hungry just peeking in the box.

Giovana on 11:40 AM CDT said...

Your first card is really cool, I like the offset circles! And your box/cards are fantastic!!

Barbara Colbert on 12:19 PM CDT said...

Great gift!

mtscrapgal on 4:21 PM CDT said...

Love those card sets and the cute boxes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Arlene on 9:38 PM CDT said...

Beautiful card. Love the Blue Raspberry .

Lagene on 9:57 PM CDT said...

Love your dragon fly card & the box of whimsical cards are great!

Penne on 1:22 AM CDT said...

*squeel* I LOVE this new Garden Fresh set! Donna, you ROCKED both of these sets! Too stinkin' adorable!

Carolina on 12:43 AM CDT said...

Love how you offset the stamped images on the black circles on your first card and OH MY WORD - the set you created with the Garden set is ADORABLE!!!

Jessie/knightrone on 3:48 PM CDT said...

So fun, love it all!

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