Monday, August 24, 2015

Gina K. Summer Sale Ending: Lots of Letters and More!

Hello!  My kids are back to school! Summer is over! More on all that later! :)

There's a big SUMMER SALE going on, did you hear?  It ends tonight 11:57 PM Central time, so don't delay! Tons of clear sets, HALF OFF, including... my Lots of Letters and Lots of Letters 2 sets!  These have never been on sale before (and I don't know that they will be again), so this event is the cheapest way to get both alphas for the price of one, which means upper and lower case, numbers and a ton of other fun two step stamping borders and elements for your cards, gifts, tags and scrapbook projects. These versatile image and clean font work with just about everything.  They also coordinate with my Pretty Patterns and Pretty Patterns 2 sets. 

I would have loved to get a new video done with one or both of these sets in time, but it just didn't work out (see end of summer, back to school above!)  so I am sharing just a couple past samples and links to the videos I did make before, if you missed. :)  Below you can see videos and the image sheets for each set.  Hope this helps!

Happy shopping today!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Video: Torn Gradient

In today’s video, I'll show you how to create a cool, color-blocked look with some ink pads, torn paper and my Wild at Heart set. (Back in stock!  Shop now if you want it, sold out again in one day when we posted the last video) This technique is fast and easy and a new twist on the concepts of gradient and paper piecing in just one project.  Save the remaining torn pieces for layering onto another card!  

 So many gorgeous color combos for this technique, so try autumnal hues for upcoming fall projects. You can also use contrasting colors rather than different shades of one color (like the red to pink shown here.)  Mixing it up will be very striking and unexpected!  And, check out the super minimal supply list below!

Gina K. Designs Wild at Heart, Inspiration Mosaic stamp sets
Gina K. Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, and Red Hot ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Dusty Rose ( 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”) and White (2 mats-4” x 5 ¼”) cardstock

Thanks for watching!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Gina K. Designs Back to School Blog Hop!

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Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to a special BACK TO SCHOOL blog hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many fun cards and projects for your favorite student, their teacher or your friends that are in the teaching profession!

As you hop through Gina and the Cast & Crew blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win their choice of a Gina K. Designs stamp set with a value up to $23.95!

To see if you are the winner, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

There are a number of stamp sets from Gina K. Designs that you can use to create a welcome, thank you or back to school. Today, our featured sets are my Basket Additions 3 and Beth Silaika’s Keep Calm. There are some great stamps to color and perfect sentiments for Back to School!

It’s not too late to make your project or special cards because students and teachers will be back in the classroom soon, but also need encouragement throughout the semester! If you do not have these sets in your Gina K. Designs stamp collection, visit the Gina K. Designs store.

 Additionally, you will probably also see some other coordinating and complementing sets from Gina K. Designs.  The images in Basket Additions 3 all fit as toppers for my Spring, Holiday and Beyond Baskets and Beyond Baskets 2 sets.  I have a couple projects for you today without bottoms, just tops!

I made this calendar card for William, who is going into 5th grade. He loves anything "miniature", so I think he will love the tiny pages!  I will write a special note of encouragement and maybe some of his goals he's discussed with me inside and he can keep this out on his desk and keep track of the school year.
Here is the page I found that has all sorts of mini calendar printables.  I love how the stamped toppers are the perfect length to go across the month pages! I will definitely be making more mini calendar card, so I can do the floral calendar design with the Spring Basket set, etc! (Wouldn't that be great to make a Christmas card calendar with the Holiday Basket poinsettia toppers? The card is the gift, look, a 2016 calendar!)You can print a whole year on one sheet (print two years so you could get the correct dates for the months the school year overlaps) I printed them on regular copy paper and stapled them onto the red mat like a real calendar so you can remove the pages.

I used the heart from Triple Play Fillers (stamped in Red Hot) to show the day they head back, but all the other tiny bits in this set and the Triple Play Frame work great over each of the numbers to mark special days, count down till break, or even mark off competed homework of reading time. I am just so darned excited about this idea, an you tell?  You can make these cards with mini calendars for the teachers and moms in your life, too!  They need to mark time and count down (almost there!!), remember important dates, all the while your awesome card with your affirming message inside is proudly on display all year! :) (For this design, you can stamp "teacher" in place of the I "love you" and "back2school" for your mom friends.)   I colored the image and paper pieced the lunch box with a paper price tag that was attached to a stuffed animal I bought last week, it looked like some little character that might be on a lunch box!

The Gina K Designs products that I used to create this project are:

  • GKD Basket Additions 3 and Triple Play Fillers stamp sets
  • Gina K. Pure Luxury Powder Blue, Black Onyx and Red Hot cardstock
  • GKD Red Hot, Black Onyx ink pads
  • Spectrum Noir Markers

Now, this next one, well, let me remind you I also have a middle schooler.  Next year he'll be in HIGH school!  Eek!  That makes me feel like this skeleton looks!  ) So anyway, Jonathan's not really about "apples for the teachers and lunch tins" anymore, you know?  I have to be as sarcastic as he is to find any common ground, so here is my "skooleton"!  

Apologies to all the teachers out there, who do not appreciate this design, but please try to think back to a time when maybe you weren't so excited about going to school!  (I think he's going to love it!)  Everything here is from my Basket Additions 3 set, minus my handwriting, ("Best penmanship, please, class!") in gel pen.  The teacher, I mean, skooleton, (from the Halloween topper in the set), is about as excited to see the students as they are to see him or her, you know?  The desk and black board are just rectangular mats that make it easy to create a classroom scene. I smudged a little white craft ink (also used on the back2school) on the Black Onyx mat edges. Scary is from another greeting is the set, inking up just the "scary".  I used Wild Lilac for the mat to go with his school colors.

The Gina K Designs products that I used to create this project are:

  • Gina K. Basket Additions 3 stamp set
  • Gina K. Pure Luxury White, Black onyx, Warm Cocoa, and Wild Lilac cardstock
  • Gina K. Black Onyx ink pad and White craft pad
  • Spectrum Noir markers
  • White gel pen

It’s not too late to make your project or special cards because students and teachers will be back in the classroom soon, but also need encouragement throughout the semester! If you do not have these sets in your Gina K. Designs stamp collection, visit the Gina K. Designs store.
Beth Silaika’s Keep Calm
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Cast & Crew!


Karen Hightower

Kendra Wietstock

Have fun hopping!  Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Road Trip! Hawaiian Falls Waco

Aloha! The boys and I had the opportunity to make a little day trip to Waco (10 miles north of Austin, halfway to Dallas) this past week to check out their Hawaiian Falls Water Park. When you have a season pass, you have access to all seven of their parks around Texas. How could we not go to try something new?  If you are heading up I-35, this is a great place to stop and cool off!

This is a wonderful park for families with smaller children.  Lots of splash pads, tiny slides, and fun fountain opportunities. It brought back so many good memories of when mine were little seeing the moms just sitting in the shallow water while their kids splashed and laughed under these dumping buckets. A floating foam lily pad still beckoned my boys to play king of the hill, though, even at this age. Not sharing the photo I have of Jonathan's smiling and laughing as he goes for younger brother's throat, ah how sweet! Boys will be boys. 

That is not to say my 13- and 10- year-olds didn’t find lots to do.  It was a nice change to try out some different rides, as each park is different and has some signature slides. One ride especially was different than any other water slide we've ever done, and we've done a lot!  This completely enclosed tube has LED lights flashing in certain parts throughout the ride and it's a really trippy experience! Kind of like being in outer space in the blackness surrounded by stars, in these sections of the tube it was so easy to feel disoriented and you might even be stopping momentarily or even going uphill instead of sliding down.  I don't know how else to describe it! Sounds weird, but take my word for it, worth trying! That was their favorite.  
Their downhill racer ride, called Pineapple Express, also had a unique twist.  Whereas you usually get a clear view of all the lanes in a racing slide for multiple riders, on this one you start in complete darkness, sliding down and having no idea who's really in the lead until you emerge from the tunnel! They don't do this type of slide as much as some of the more twisty ones when we hit water parks, but they did this one over and over.

A smaller park also meant everything was closer together and less walking, which was much appreciated on such a hot day (104!), as well as shorter lines, and not as crowded in the shallower wave pool.  It’s a quieter speed, for us Austinites, but I'm sure this is "where it's at" in the summer in Waco! 

William also went for the $5, all-you-can-play day wristband for this Wipe Out style obstacle.  Great deal!  They have one at our park in Pflugerville, too, but this is the first time we've tried it. An attendant was constantly spraying it down to keep the inflatable from being too hot on the feet, with the slipperiness adding to the fun (and difficulty!), so this can keep your son or daughter entertained all afternoon as the kids take turns and enjoy watching each other getting bonked by the rotating arm.  William allowed himself to get bonked several times, just because!
The cabanas here have table and chairs for 4, plus some lounges to relax on while the kids are sliding without you (I drove 100 miles each way and no one rode ANYthing with me! Harumph. So I actually did lay down a few times)  and include unlimited drink wristbands for 4 and a cheerful server to take your orders and bring your food and beverages.

A couple other things worth mentioning that are a little different from Pflugerville, you won't need to pay for parking (woot!) and there are a lot of trees and grass, and surrounded by hay fields (with big bales of hay, that you could see form the slide towers), so it is a little more scenic and shady. Also, this park does not have a ropes course adventure park, so daily admission is less than the parks that do.  It's all about the water! Check for specials like Buy 2, get 2 Free Sundays, Maui Mom Mondays or $2 Tuesdays with each regular priced admission before heading out! 

I think we are planning to hit the location in Garland this week while we visit my mom who lives nearby, so I will have some pictures and info from that trip for you as well.  I know from the website they have a half pipe slide there, which will be awesome!

Hope you are enjoying these last days of summer! Mahalo!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Video: Sparkling Diamonds

Hello! Today I'll show you how to stamp easy harlequin patterns with just one border and then two step fill it with the solid and patterned diamonds, all from my Triple Play Fillers set. Great for clean and simple cards, this background is so versatile and can go from classic to modern just with the colors and patterns you choose.

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Fillers stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender (5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”), Dark Chocolate (2” x 3 ¾”), Ivory (4” x 5 ¼”)
Gina K. Lovely Lavender, Dark Chocolate, Moonlit Fog ink pads

Thanks for watching!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Video: Faux Etched Marble

In today’s video, I show you how drawing and thumping with your water-based markers onto the bold frame from my Wild at Heart frame stamp gives you the look of a piece of etched marble or granite when stamped. The negative floral design carved into the stamps really pops this way! This direct to stamp technique is perfect for creating interesting, stony textures on your stamped projects, looks beautiful in a variety of colors, and is great for masculine cards. Greeting is from Triple Play Fillers. I shared this technique and similar design in my book Fabulous Stamped Frames (now available as an electronic download for your iPad, desktop or Kindle).

Gina K. Designs Wild at Heart, Triple Play Fillers stamp sets
Gina K. Kraft Ink Pad
Gina K. Pure Luxury White ( 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”, and ½” x 3 1/8”) and Edible Eggplant (4” x 5 ¼” and 5/8” x 3 ¼”) cardstock
Spectrum Aqua Markers-Essentials Collection (Terracotta and Chocolate)

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hawaiian Falls: On the Ropes!

Aloha! Today I want to share about a local water and adventure park my family has been enjoying this summer, just 15 minutes outside of Austin Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville.  They have several locations all over Texas, with this being the newest and one of the only ones to have an Adventure Park, with a ropes course, zip lines, free fall drop and climbing wall. I really like water parks, but this place has so much more, which is why I love it!

My teenage son, Jonathan who has admitted to me a tiny fear of heights, braved the obstacles, and some of these are pretty legit! Whether that was because the course beckoned, or he didn't want to get shown up by his little bro, he went for it after all!  We did a Canopy Course in New Braunfels at Natural Bridge Caverns and although it was a good time, being in a solid track system, you never felt unstable there, no danger, you could literally hang by your harness and not move.  At Hawaiian Falls, your smart belay system is attached to a second cable while you carefully walk leaf, jump, hang or climb across tilting beams, tiny platforms and hanging cargo nets. So while you are always safely hooked in, you are not balanced or guaranteed to make it to the next obstacle without careful navigation (but you can grab on the "wimp rope" (my term, and yes, full disclosure, I had to rely on it a few, but not every, time) or your harness to steady yourself, don't worry!  Great core workout! I won't name names, but one member of my (not immediate) family, actually got stuck on one of the dangling cargo nets and had to be retrieved.  It's not easy!  You feel like a beast when you're done! Roar!  This was my second time to do it this week, and I admit I did reach up a few times to just check to make sure both belays were definitely tethered before stepping out three stories onto a cable.  

I fished my smartphone out of my pocket and risked smashing it several stories below just to give you this pic!  That's about a 5 foot gap there to either leap to the next solid step, or, trudge across the cables.
 Here's William making his way across the swinging beams on the 3rd story.  These move a lot. No wimp rope to grab here!

Now the zip lines, honestly, jarred me a bit at the stops when I first tried the zips here last autumn, so I didn't do it the time before last, and may not recommend the zip part if you have neck or back issues, but really enjoyed taking some photos and videos of the kids flying over the park.  But, this last weekend, I went on it again, asking for tips from the attendant to minimize before taking the leap of faith.  "Curl up into a ball right before the end, it keeps your arms and legs from flailing."  I have to say this really helped!  So much better.  Highly recommended. Fun, safe thrills.  You are not allowed to have your phone on for aerial views, but here's someone flying over the lazy river!

I am so impressed with this organization and after meeting some of the management and sharing I had a blog, they offered to sponsor some specials and giveaways I can share here with you throughout the summer!  Don't wait to try it though, if you have a good day to go!  They have so many great deals, that if you plan it right you'll never have to pay fill price!  Currently available: 2 for 2 Sundays, Maui Mom Mondays, get in free with purchase of child ticket, and $2 Tuesday, buy one get one for just $2!)  Combo family packs  can also be purchased through Costco if you have a membership, just $99 for 4 which includes 4 combo meals! Next I think we will check out Friday Night Slides, where for only $10 you can slide from 8-10 PM (on Friday) with slides lit up with LED for a very different nighttime experience!  Wish I could get photos of that!  Thursdays for the rest of the summer they will also have movie nights where you can relax in a tube in the wave pool while watching a family on a gigantic outdoor screen.

I hope you check out this park with your family if you have one nearby or are planning a trip! Have a great day! :)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Video: Zip it Good! Creating Purse Cards with a Zipper Stamp

Hello! Check out these gorgeous designer bags!  Oh, wait, they're cards! :) In today's video, I'm going to show you how to make elegant purse cards with the zipper stamp from my Triple Play Fillers set!  Zippered bags are on trend and the embossed zippers makes these look so real that very little else is required! I also share an easy way to design different purse shapes without using a template, plus tips for notching the zipper and incorporating embossing folders to add fun textures. Have fun surfing the web for purse images as inspiration to be your own “handbag designer”! A similar design would also make great diaper bag cards for baby showers. (Hmm, maybe I need to do that for my next video!*  Tell me if so in the comments below!)

TIP: To make the zippers meet in a “V”, the midway point of the bottom of this card is 2 3/4”. You can make a tiny mark at the bottom (before doing any shaping at the corners), and then stamp the zipper each time going through this mark.

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Fillers
Gina K. Pure Luxury Black Onyx (5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼ and ½” x 2”) and gold cardstock ¾” x 2 ¼”cardstock  ( use Red Hot base for second purse shown)
Versamark ink pad
Goosebumps A2 Whimsy Embossing folder  
Cuttlebug machine and plates (use this stack: base plate, B plate, open card inside folder, 2nd B plate)

Scissors, adhesive, heat gun, gold embossing powder

Goosebumps A2 Whimsy Embossing folder  
Cuttlebug machine and plates (use this stack: base plate, B plate, open card inside folder, 2nd B plate

*I found the "label" stamp, hurray! (Right after I finished the video. Of course!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mod Squad Challenge! Fast & Easy

Joyce Erb hosting a new "fast and easy" challenge today over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week and I'm sponsoring.  
Well, Triple Play Fillers is easy to use on a "Fast and Easy" card for sure! 

Here is a card I made with this set, don't you love this zipper.  TIP: When using the zipper, cut just a tiny notch where it open s to reveal a cardstock layer underneath.  Ink is GKD Dark Chocolate and cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury Passionate Pink, Dark Chocolate and White.  Greeting and heart are from Triple Play Frame.

 I am sponsoring the challenge with  a prize this week, I hope you can play along!

 Go see what Joyce has created and the challenge rules.

Have a great day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Video: Belt it Out!

 Today I'll show you how to "belt it out" on this clean and

 simple masculine project with my two step belt and buckle

 images in my new Triple Play Fillers set. Designed to nest

 perfectly inside the Triple Play Frame, this belt is so 

versatile and adds instant embellishments, borders, and as 

you see here even focal points that will fill up your design. I 

also have a few tips and tricks for getting good impressions 

with the bold images and demonstrate some quick speck-free

 embossing if you want to step up this design to add shiny 

dimension to the buckles. Also, think outside the box, how 

about using pastel colors for a child, or brightly colored belts

 on a card for your bestie? Please enjoy!


Gina K. Triple Play Fillers stamp set

Gina K. Warm Cocoa, Kraft, Prickly Pear, Moonlit Fog

Gina K. Pure Luxury Warm Cocoa (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" A2 sized,

 top or side fold) and Ivory (or White) cardstock (4" x 5 1/4")


Optional: Versamark pad, clear embossing powder and heat

gun for embossing the buckles

Thanks for  watching! I hope you had a fabulous 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Triple Play Fillers Tip Sheet

Fillers for your new favorite frame set are here! Triple Play Fillers decorative elements and greetings designed to perfectly fit and customize the Triple Play Frame, these stamps can do so much more.  You will love having bows, bits and borders plus embossable two step images like buckles, zippers, and stick pins to bedazzle all your projects, masculine or feminine, any occasion,  in a flash, even when you aren’t using the frame!  This fabulous set of stamps is a must have for any stamper’s collection and contains 39 images and sentiments.  Time to play!

I've included both images sheets in today's post for your reference. There are so many coordinating elements across so many of my sets, it's hard to remember all the possibilities!
 Triple Play Fillers

Triple Play Frame

Bold circle rim works as a two-step to fills the borders around the frame’s three round windows.  Punch out the inside with a 1 ¼” circle punch, or punch around the edge with a 1 ½” circle punch. Great for tags!  Emboss them for a metal edge.

Diamond, belt, Moroccan and zipper borders measure 4 ¾”, and fit exactly across the inside of both long sections of the frame. 

Stamp Moroccan, Diamond or even the dashed or dotted straight borders from Fabulous Frame Fillers to add detail on your belt, like it has been stitched or tooled.

Tiny bold image is included to two step stamp filler for the Moroccan border. This border coordinates with the larger border in Pretty Patterns 2.

Patterned hearts fill the large heart outline in the border Triple Play Frame. 

Created patterned clover, flower or butterflies with the heart images stamped  to make wings, petals and leaves.

Patterned and solid diamonds two step stamp easily into the open diamond border. Mix and match colors and patterns for endless looks!

All pattern elements in this set (polka dot, plaid, and houndstooth) coordinate with the patterned pieces in Fabulous Holiday Fillers.  have fun using these pieces together for coordinating patterns on the same project.

Patterned “bow ties” and corners fill the middle section of the frame. Add the coordinating patterned corner piece to all four corners to look like you have paper-pieced this entire section.

Use the patterned tiny corners on 1 or more corners of your square and rectangular mats. It will look paper piecing behind a rounded corner punch!

Circle elements from Triple Play Frame and Fabulous Holiday Fillers fit inside the larger star's opening, and the solid belly band filler (bow tie) that has the open circle.  

Dashed and dotted circles nest inside the frames round windows and can be punched with a 1 ¼” circle punch. 

Rectangle tag fits both long sections and fits almost all words from Triple Play Frame, Fabulous Holiday Fillers, Fabulous Frame. Fits exactly across the largest long section of the frame when the frame is turned portrait style.

Emboss the zipper, belt buckle and stick pin elements with metallic EP.

Make the zipper more dimensional by stamping the pull tab again separately and cutting out to add on top of the zipper border with a piece of foam.

Small hearts from the Triple Play Frame set two step stamp into the open heart in the zipper.

Make your zipper more realistic by cutting a tiny "v" in your cardstock mat where the side of the zipper open up to reveal another piece of paper underneath.

Add round gift bow to the round windows. Punch out with a 1 ¼" circle punch for quick cutting.  

Layer bows over the Washi tape image to look like a ribbon wrap.

Make the bows more dimensional by stamping two or three out and cutting them in smaller parts, to stack on top of one another with the largest, full image being on the bottom.

Stamp patterns from this set and others onto the stamped bold Washi image.  For images wider than the Washi, create a reverse mask by stamping the Washi first onto scratch paper and cutting out.  use the paper surrounding it to layer over the stamped washi on your cardstock mat and stamp images. Remove mask.

Stamp the long sentiments above, below, or over the bold belt and Washi images. You can also stamp these greetings over the zipper, Moroccan, or diamond borders, but the pattern will need to be in much lighter ink than what you choose for the sentiment in order to read it well.

Use the vertical sentiments in the long sections of the frame for portrait style layouts.

Omit the "o" s in Thinking Of You and Thanks So Much and replace them by stamping in or popping up the round elements form the coordinating sets or these new patterned hearts.

Add stick pin pieces one either side of the two bows.  Top the stick pins with small round or themed elements in Triple Play Frame or Fabulous Holiday Fillers.

Create interesting negative circle patterns by repeating the patterned bow ties, and open circle gaps will appear in between.

Nestle the double bow image in the two spaces between the round windows in the belly band area of Triple Play Frame.
Fabulous Holiday Fillers

That's all for now! So much more to come! And videos to show these tips and move in action!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: The Wetlands

Good morning!The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! As you hop through each of the designers' blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see who won,  check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Today we are featuring the fabulous new set The Wetlands by Theresa Momber. What man wouldn't like a card with these gorgeous bird and outdoorsy silhouettes? Definitely one for your collection.  I am loving the Christmas Pine Pure Luxury cardstock with this mallard. I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers: GT2, JG6, EB6, BG1,LY3, and CT4. 
I also reversed the stamp on a piece of acetate to create a slight reflection on the water, and sponged in some GKD Dark Sage and GKD Ocean Mist for the water. Silhouettes are stamped in Dark Sage.  Belt and greeting are stamped in GKD Charcoal Brown.  It was hard to get a good angle to show off the dimension and shine in the photo, but I embossed the belt buckle with gold metallic powder. No embellishments needed!

I can't get enough of this belt from Triple Play Fillers as a border to go with these images! If you missed our party, this is the card that I made for the release party challenge, just one layer. Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Lemon Drop, Dark Chocolate and Peach Bellini inks. Easy peasy! Love these sets together!
Thanks for visiting!

Ready for more awesome creations? Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!

Theresa Momber-Illustrator of The Wetlands
Tricia Traxler

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Triple Play Fillers and Video

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! As you hop through each of the designers' blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see who won,  check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Today we are sharing samples and ideas for my Triple Play Fillers. I am crazy for the images in this set!  

Today's video is simple, showing some tips for some of the borders, one bow, and the stick pin elements.  

Here are photos of both samples, the top made with GKD Wild Wisteria, Charcoal Brown, and Moonlit Fog, and below with GKD Peach Bellini, Dark Chocolate and Moonlit Fog. Very similar design, although I made just a few changes, swapping out the stick pin cap images and didn't fill in the border.  I think these would work nicely as contemporary but classic designs for anytime, or a mother who is having a baby boy or girl. Our White Pure Luxury cardstock looks so nice and crisp with the cool tone of the Wisteria, and the Ivory so rich with the warm Peach.

I love how when you two step stamp just select parts of the Moroccan and diamond borders, the little bits just seem to come to life like tiny shimmering facets!  Cardstock and ink are GKD Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender, Moonlit Fog, and Dark Chocolate. (Ivory mat)
 So fun to pop in some different colors and patterns quickly, no cutting or coloring! This square card was made with just one ink pad, full strength and stamped off, GKD Prickly Pear!

And although I just can't bring myself to make a Christmas video yet, I couldn't resist posting a Santa card with the belt, since it seems to be my family's favorite so far! 

Embossing the bold rings around the circles makes it extra fancy and looks great with that big gold buckle! Cardstock is Pure Luxury Red Hot ans I used the frame and greeting, and ornament elements from Triple Play FrameThe plaid fillers on the belly band are stamped in Cherry Red. 

More videos and ideas in the coming weeks with both sets! :)

Ready for more inspiration? Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!

Tricia Traxler

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Video Sneak Peek: Triple Play Fillers

Hello! Today I am sharing a sneak peek of my new coordinating set for Triple Play Frame*, Triple Play Fillers! Just as Fabulous Frame Fillers and Fabulos Holiday Fillers were the peanut butter to Fabulous Frame's jelly, this set contains so many versatile sentiments and two step stamping elements that will help you customize the frame in seconds, but can be used to embellish any card project even without the frame.  After the walk through of how the new images work with the frame, I demonstrate this two layer card with no cutting and very minimal supplies, plus peeking some of our newest cardstock and ink colors. This stamp set is available for purchase this Thursday, June 25th.

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Fillers, Triple Play Frame
Gina K. Pure Luxury Peach Bellini and White cardstocks
Gina K. Black Onyx, Lovely Lavender, Lemon Drop, Jellybean, Peach Bellini ink pads
Spectrum Noir marker LV1, adhesive, adhesive rhinestones, acrylic blocks


* If you haven't bought the original Triple Play Frame set yet, you will want this to go with the new Fillers! Don't miss it now that it's back in stock!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bonus Video! Faux Dry Embossing with Triple Play Frame

Ready for some faux dry embossing? Turn all your bold

stamps into “virtual embossing folders” with tone on tone

 stamping and a white pigment ink pad! Today I have a CAS 

card with the flowers from my Triple Play Frame stamp set 

for a quick card with very minimal supplies that’s great in a 

pinch! TIP: Any colored cardstock will work for this technique,

 and you can substitute a Versamark pad for a colored pad to

 do the tone on tone stamping if you prefer.

Apologies on not being very eloquent today, I threw this all 

together in just a few minutes to keep up with our regular 

StampTV broadcast schedule (Please keep Gina in your

prayers as she gets back on track after some health and 

personal stuff!) Thanks for understanding. :)


Gina K. Designs Triple Play Frame stamp set

Gina K. White, Innocent Pink, Black Onyx ink pads

Gina K. Pure Luxury Innocent Pink cardstock (4 ¼” x 11,

 scored at 5 ½”)

Adhesive rhinestones