Gina K. Designs December 2020 Monthly Mix Challenge

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the Season and good cheer!

This month I am hosting the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K. Designs.

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do for your challenge then I remembered the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Some of you have done this type before but if you haven’t here is how it works.

Just like in tic tac toe you want to have three in a row.

Horizontal, Vertical or Diagonal and then those will be the three elements you use for your card.

You can use ribbon or bling as they aren’t in one of the rows.

Which row will you pick? Have fun and I cant wait to see what you chose to create.

Here is the chart:

For my first example I used the Diagonal (Emboss Resist – Square – Velum )

Stamped and Heat Embossed and Emboss Resist with the Red Velvet Ink, Die Cut into a Square, and Used Vellum for my greeting.

Items used are listed near the bottom.

My second sample I used the ( Circle – Square – Tag ) Diagonal

I used the Mini Wreath Builder and made a wreath for my circle, Cut in a square and layered with a square foiled background. On Top of a Tag.

Here are the items used other than the Vellum, Twine, & The foil – Mate Greeting on the tag.

To play along you can click > Monthly Mix Challenge Have a great day and I hope you take a little time to get inky! ❤


Gina K. Designs & Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop 2020

Welcome to the Let’s Glow hop with Gina K Designs and Pear Blossom Press!

We’re sharing beautiful cards with a double-wow factor; they feature the beautiful stamps and dies you can only find from Gina K. Desigsn,

and they all light up! (Don’t worry, that part is easy with the help of Pear Blossom Press’ EZ-Lights.)

Be sure to hop along with us for lots of inspiration; our designers have come up with some gorgeous cards…

First Photo you can see the cool EZ-Light package from ( Pear Blossom Press) and this one has enough lights to make up to 5 cards.
I am using Gina K. Designs Welcome Home stamp set and Coordinating Dies.
Did a little Ink Blending on a panel for the background using Denim Blue, In the Navy, & Edible Eggplant.
Used some white for the splatters. I Colored the House, Branch and Bird with Copics.
I also stamped the Heart in Red Velvet Ink and hand wrote the push on there.
Then I used a Versa Mark Marker and added Gina K. Designs Puffy White Embossing Powder to create the snow on the roof. Did a little arranging to see where I wanted the images to go. Once I decided I attached the Branch, and the bird. Poked the holes where I wanted the lights to come through.


In the photo below I have added the twine, the Greeting that I stamped in Obsidian Amalgam Ink and attached it with Foam Squares that I cut in half. Then I poked a hole to mark where I wanted the button for the lights to go (This was just so I could tell from the back where to put it) . I then made two more holes where the birdhouse will go. I put one light through the first hole, you can see I am pointing to that little yellow dot. The two other lights are pulled through the bottom hole. (I’m putting those two lights in the birdhouse and the single one will be closer to the top of the birdhouse. ) Then I attached the heart with a piece of Foam Square and flipped the panel over and added the light mechanism over the hole I made. I used a piece of Terrific Tape to hold it in place. Next I used Foam Tape around the edges to pop up the panel and taped down the lights. It was so easy to do. 🙂

Here is my Finished Card

To check out the Lights or to shop can click the Photo below.

Here are the Gina K. Designs Items I used on this card

Every good hop has prizes, right?

So Gina K. Designs, and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $50 store credit!

Comment on this post by November 11, 2020 to be entered to win.

The winner of the Gina K Designs credit will be announced on her blog on November 18,

and the winner of the Pear Blossom Press credit will be announced the same day, on their blog. 

That is all from me today. Next Up on the hop is the Talented Cassie Trask with more fun inspiration for you!

Remember to take a little time to get inky! ❤

(Hugs), Karen

Gina K. Designs October 2020 Release

Hi everyone and Welcome! I wanted to share all my cards from the New Gina K. Designs Release here. You can see all the cards on Pinterest, Instagram and in the FaceBook Group Gina K. Designs & StampTV Friends group.

Here is a look at the card, Tag and Gift Bag made with the Awesome stamp set & coordinating Die set Holiday Hexagons by: Melanie Muenchinger. I also have the Inside shown using a sentiment from the Sentimental Holidays set. You can see the items made with it next.

These cards feature the Sentimental Holidays by: Beth Silaika. Also the two inside photos use this same set for the sentiments. This set is Perfect for the Christmas Holiday and one I will use on all my cards this year and for years to come! ❤

Next up is Season of Joy Stamp set and there is Coordinating Dies for this set as well. I made a Card, Book-Mark, & Gift Box using this Beautiful set by: Lisa Hetrick

These cards feature the Gorgeous Festive Flowers stamp set by: Arjita Singh The first card I watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors the second one I used Gina K. Designs Dye Inks.

Featuring the Beautiful Hand lettered stamp set by: Emily Loggans Handlettered Holiday. I love the Big Greetings in this set. This set was perfect for Gift Tags and Gift Bags.

And Look at this Fabulous set Peaceful Christmas by: Hannah Drapinski. It is perfect for creating a quick and beautiful scene. Just stamp and add some color! ❤

Here is a look at the projects made with the Sparkle & Shine Card Kit. The kit is sold out but the sets and dies will be sold separately as soon as they arrive in the store. So keep a watch for them. There were lots of dies in this release as well. This Kit has Holiday Tapestry, Ornamental Snowflakes, and Sparkle & Shine stamp sets. There is also the Tag Trio Dies and the Snowflake Trio Dies.

That is all the card projects from this release and I hope you got a little inspiration and create some beautiful cards, tags and gift bags of your own. Happy Holidays, & Merry Christmas!

Here is link list of the sets & dies used for these projects.

Thank you for stopping by and Have a great day. I hope you take a little time to get inky! 😉

Hugs, Karen

Gina K. Designs New Card Kit and Illustrator Blog Hop Sept. 2020 Day 3


I am so glad you have stopped by today! it is Day 3 of the Gina K. Designs New Release Blog Hop

and I have some fun cards to share.

We are Featuring the Festive Fall Card Kit and the Stamp set – Hey Boo by: Emily Loggans

This kit is full of amazing images that can be used with so many techniques even the Hey Boo works well with this kit.

Here is a look at the Kit and set we are featuring today. Hey

Here are the cards I made with these sets for the release.

There is a prize for today. Gina K. Designs has another wonderful $50.00 gift certificate

for someone that leaves a little love on the blogs as they hop along.

The more blogs you comment on the better your chances of winning are.

So for today, lets start with the Hey Boo stamp set:

I really love the greeting Sweater Weather in this set. It has been sooo hot an humid here in East Texas so I am ready for some Sweater Weather. I had to use some Patterned Paper for this card so I picked out two patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pack for this card. They reminded me of a warm cozy sweater.

Here are the items used on this card:

Next up Is a few cards made with the Festive Fall Card Kit.

I think I cant get enough of those cute little pumpkins! This whole kit is so full of wonderful sets.

I will be making lots of cards with this Kit.

Ok, Here are the cards.

On this first one I used the Autumn Silhouettes stamp set

from the kit along with the Autumn Flourish stencil.

Then did some masking by tearing a piece of Masking Magic to get a torn edge

to mask off the bottom so I could do some ink blending. Added a tiny shadow under part of the leaves. 🙂

Here are the items used:

The last card for today is one using those pumpkins. I’ll share cards made with the Zenflowers stamp set soon.

Haunts & Harvest

Here are the supplies used on this card: Colored with Copic Markers.

So that is all from me today, and I am off to make a few more cards!

I hope you all have enjoyed the inspiration along your hop so far and

there is a lot more waiting for you to explore. Next up is the talented Ms. Lisa Hetrick .

Remember to take a little time to play & get inky! Much Love, Karen

Gina K. Designs New Card Kit and Illustrator Blog Hop Sept. 2020 Day 2


I’m so glad you have joined us again today! ❤

It is Day two of our hop and today we are Celebrating more Fabulous stamp sets and some coordinating dies.

Today we have the New Timeless Poppies – By: Arjita Singh and Blooming’ Wild – BY: Lisa Hetrick Here is a look at those sets.

Such Beautiful Flowers! Here are the cards made for the Release on Monday night.

The first card is a 5 X 7″ so you can see how larger the set is. Then the second card is a A2 and look at those big beautiful flowers as well.

The Poppies are watercolored and the Blooming’ Wild flowers are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and the Gamsol Technique.

How would you like a chance to Win a $50.00 gift certificate from Gina K. Designs? All you have to do is leave a little love behind on the blogs and you will be automatically entered so the more blogs you comment on the better your chances are at winning. Then in a few days you can check over on the blog at Gina K. Designs to see if you are a winner.

I’ll start today featuring the Beautiful Stamp set – Timeless Poppies.

I looked up poppies and saw these beautiful gray poppies.

If you have never seen them, you should google gray poppies and enjoy the beautiful colors.

For this card I stamped it the image on Bristol smooth paper using Whisper Amalgam Ink

& colored with Zig clean color markers.

The greeting is from this months Incentive stamp set Thankful Greenery.

Timeless Poppies

Here are all the items used for this card:

Items not listed are the Bristol Smooth Paper and Zig Cleancolor Markers

This card is made using the Bloomin’ Wild Stamp set and Coordinating dies.

Bloomin’ Wild

I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far and there is a lot of inspiration still to come.

Up Next is the talented Ms. Melanie Muenchinger .

I know she has lots of creative cards to share with you all. 🙂

That is all from me today, so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win

and we will see you tomorrow for the last day of our hop.

Remember to take a little time to get inky. Much Love, Karen. ❤

Gina K. Designs New Card Kit and Illustrator Release Sept. 2020 Day 1

Welcome Everyone!

We are so glad you are hopping along with us to Celebrate the

New and fun stamp sets from Gina K. Designs.

Today we are featuring the New stamp set Beautiful Bees by: Melanie Muenchinger.

Look at all those busy bees and those beautiful flowers!

There is coordinating dies for this set.

Also the New Beautiful Innocent Orchid by: Hannah Drapinski

Here are the cards from Last nights release party! There was so much inspiration in the Facebook Group last night. ( Gina K. Designs & Stamp Tv Friends Group ) Come join the group where we share friendship & the love of all things Gina K. Designs.

There is also $50.00 Gift Certificate to Gina K. Designs as a Prize. 😎🎉 To be entered for a chance to win all you have to do is leave a comment on the blogs. The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win. Gina will have the winners announced on her blog several days after the hop. I can’t wait to share my cards with you all. The bees are Bee-utiful as is the Orchids.

I am going to start with the Beautiful Bees Stamp set by: Melanie Muenchinger. There are also coordinating dies for this set that is sold separately. I just love those bees they look like the ones in my garden that are enjoying the pollen from all the flowers.

Beautiful Bees

Here are the items used on this card –

My Next card Features the New Innocent Orchid stamp set.

Here are the items used for this card!

I sure hope you have enjoyed all the cards from todays hop!

Be sure to leave a little love behind to be entered for your chance to win that Gift Card from Gina K. Designs! ❤

For more inspiration on this sets Next up is the talented Ms. Lisa Hetrick

Enjoy all the Inspiration she and the rest of the team have waiting for you!

These items are available here> Gina K. Designs

Remember to take a little time to get inky! Much Love, Karen

Simon Says Stamptember Release & Gina K. Designs Exclusive

Today we are celebrating the Exclusive stamp set For Simon Says Stamps by: Gina K. Designs. This is a Beautiful set and is available only for a limited time. Check out this beautiful Set and it is also available as a Stamp & Die set.

I love snowflakes and this set will make lots of beautiful Holiday & Winter cards! Here are a few cards I made with this set.

This card I did some ink blending and heat embossing.

Merry Christmas – Snowflake Cascade

This last card I used Silver Embossing Powder and Master Layouts Dies 1 and 2

Snowflake Cascade – Happy Hanukkah

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my cards! ❤ Have a great day! I Hope you take a little time to get inky!

This New Exclusive stamp set is Now Available Click Here> Simon Says Stamps

Gina K. Designs New Release Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the New Release Blog Hop!

I am so glad you have joined me today to celebrate the New Kit and other new fun things!

Here is a look at the New Kit – Peace, Love, & Sushi and all the other fun things that have been released.

Check out all those Fabulous New Dies! ❤

Master Layout Dies 2

Here are the cards from the Release on the 13th.

That is a Lot of Wonderful Fun! 🙂

Would You like a a chance to

Win a $50.00 Gift Card From Gina K. Designs.

All you have to do to leave a comment on the blogs as you hop along.

The Winner will be announced over at Gina K. Designs Blog.

Here are the cards I made with this wonderful kit and dies! 🙂

First card features the I like the way you roll stamp set from the Peace, Love & Sushi Card kit.

Here is a list of supplies used for this card

Second card is made with the Lovely Lotus Stamp Set:

Gina K. Designs Items used for this card :

Thank You so much for visiting and That is all from me for this hop! ❤

We will have a Instagram Hop Next week and if you don’t do Instagram,

I’ll share my cards here & you can watch for the cards in the Gina K. Designs & Stamp Tv Friends group on FaceBook.

I hope you have enjoyed all the cards.

There is so much more inspiration waiting for you. Next on the hop is the Fabulous Lisa Hetrick.

Enjoy the Hop and the rest of your day!

Remember to take a little time to get inky 😉

Hugs, Karen ❤

Gina K. Designs New Illustrator & Card Kit Release Aug. 2020 Day 2

Welcome everyone! I am so glad you stopped by today!

It is day two of Gina K. Designs New Release Blog Hop August 2020.

I know you all will be getting a lot of inspiration as you hop along today, as the team as made some fabulous samples to share! ❤

Today we are featuring the New Stamp Sets 1.) Welcome Home by – Beth Silaika 2.) Love Conquers by – Emily Loggans & 3.) Delightful Blooms by – Arjita Singh. With all these sets there is so many techniques you can do! ❤

Here is a look at the Stamp Sets and the coordinating Die Set for Welcome Home

Would you like a chance at Winning a Gina K. Designs Gift Certificate Prize of $50.00 ?

All you have to do is leave a little love behind on the blogs as you hop along! ❤

Enjoy all the inspiration as you hop!

Here are the cards I created for todays Hop!

First is the Welcome Home Stamp & Coordinating Die Set :

I love making my own Patterned Papers and this set was fun to do that with. I used a panel of GKD layering weight White card stock and a stamping block to stamp one of the birds in Sea Glass and the smaller dot, Stamped the single leaf and larger dot in Apple Mint. Then on a different piece of the layering weight card stock I used the stencil ( Fizzy ) from the Peace, Love & Sushi Card Kit and inked it up in the same two colors. Next I used the New Master Layouts 2 Die set to cut the two panels out in the stitched die and the back layering die I used Black Onyx. Attached the layers with adhesive. Stamped the birdhouse in Amalgam ink and colored with Copic Markers. Then die cut the pole. Fussy cut the birdhouse because I got out of lines! 🙂 I grabbed my Misti stamping tool and stamped the Welcome greeting on the stenciled panel and stamped the Home on a piece of scrap paper. Attached it with foam squares cut in half. Attached the learns together and on the card base. Popped up the bird house and added bling with connect glue.

Here are all the Supplies I used:

Then I have a card made with the Stamp Set – Love Conquers

This is a quick card that as fun to create and turns out great. Card Base 4 1/4″ X 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ Using a piece of White Layering Weight Card stock I prepped for heat embossing. Put in my Misti and placed the greeting on the panel in the center. Stamped with Embossing Ink and then added the White embossing powder and heat set. Grabbed a blending brush and Apple Mint ink and blended the ink over the greeting and going lighter on the edges of the greeting. Next I inked up the Fizzy Stencil that comes in the Peace, Love & Sushi Card Kit with Sea Glass ink and blending ink light around the panel. Used a micro fiber cloth to remove any ink residue from the heat embossed greeting. Grabbed the Master Layouts 2 set and die cut the stitched panel and a Black Onyx panel with the larger of the two. Wrapped twine around the bottom area of the panel and added the little Heart embellishments. Used foam tape and attached the panel on a tilt.

Love Conquers

Here are the items used for this card:

And the last sample is made with Delightful Blooms

I couldn’t wait to color this image with my white pencils. I used Stormy Sky Card Stock and heat embossed the Delightful Blooms Flower image in White Fine Detail embossing powder. Then I used a White Prismacolor Pencil to color in the flowers. I used a N5 Copic marker for the dark area under the flowers. Used some velum and Heat embossed a greeting in Black Embossing Powder and wrapped around the corner of the panel. Attached it on the back with adhesive and then Layered it with a piece of Black Onyx Card Stock. Attached that on to a White Heavy Base Card Stock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Card Base.

Here are the Items used for this card:

That is all I have today, I hope You have enjoyed the cards and we will see you tomorrow.

Next up for more inspirations is Lisa Hetrick with some fabulous cards to share with you!

Enjoy all the inspiration ahead! 🙂

The full release is Now available at > Gina K. Designs!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I Hope You take a little time to get Inky~ ❤

Hugs, Karen ❤

Gina K. Designs New Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop August 2020

Hi Friends! Welcome to Gina K. Designs August Release Blog Hop Day 1!

We are so glad you are hopping along with us today!

Also join us tomorrow and Wednesday. We have so much to share so a three day hop is the only way we could fit it all in! ❤ Today we are Featuring 3 new & amazing sets! The sets today are Beautiful Butterflies by – Melanie Muenchinger, there is also coordinating dies. Wildflowers & Weeds by- Lisa Hetrick, there is coordinating dies for this set as well. The third set for today is Grow Positive Thoughts by – Hannah Drapinsky. Here is a look at the Stamp Sets and Die Sets.

Would you like a chance to Win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Gina K. Designs?

All you have to do is leave some love behind on the blogs as you hop along! A random winner will be chosen

and it will be announced over on Gina K. Designs Blog.

These sets are Fabulous and so much fin to create with!

Looking forward to seeing all the fabulous cards that you all will make with these sets!

Here are my cards featuring these stamp and die sets!

First up I have Beautiful Butterflies from Melanie Muenchinger: This set will be back in stock soon.

I had fun creating this card. I used my White Pigment Ink to do these techniques. I saw Jennifer McGuire do these techniques and thought it would be pretty for the butterfly dies. I die cut the butterflies in Turquoise Sea and then glues them on a panel and ink blended the White Pigment Ink all over. Then I took the New Fizzy stencil from the Peace, Love & Sushi Card Kit and ink blended white over it and cut a panel for the card. Die cut the tag in White layering weight and stamped the greeting in Obsidian Amalgam ink. Popped it up and put the card together and added a die cut butterfly to the inside.

Blue Layer with butterflies – 3 7/8″ x 3 1/4″

Fizzy stenciled panel – 3 7/8″ x 1 3/4″

White strip – 3 7/8″ x 1/16″

The Black Onyx layer behind that is 1/8″ larger 4″ x 5 1/4″

card Base – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″

Here are the products I used to create this card! ❤

Next is Wildflowers & Weeds by Lisa Hetrick :

I could see this card in my head and I had to get it on paper. I stenciled the Funky Flourish Stencil in Plum Punch ink over a little Plum Punch Ink Blended area. Then I stamped the images on Layering Weight Card stock and die cut them out. Die cut the ink blended stencil panel with the Master Layouts 2 dies and also the Black Onyx layer. Using the HELLO die I lined it up where I wanted to cut it and then ran it through the die cutting machine. I saved the cut out words for another card, and die cut several HELLOs out of White Heavy Base Weight Card Stock then glues 3 layers together. I laid the pansy where I wanted to attach it on top of the panel with the word hello cut out, I then laid the Hello die back in the cut out word. Used some purple tape to hold it then ran it through the die cutter. So now it fits around the word nicely. Glued everything together and popped up the top of the flower but used Connect glue to hold it around the H of Hello.

Here are the Gina K. Designs Items I used for this card:

and for my last card I used Grow Positive Thoughts by Hannah Drapinsky :

For this card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and smooshed ink on a no porous service, (My glass mat) and then spritzed with water until the ink was real fluid. The laid my paper on top and kinda tapped my fingers around on it so the paper would make good contact with the ink. Let it sit for a minute then lifted it. Let it dry real good then placed in my Misti and then positioned the image and stamped with the Obsidian Ink. I stamped it several times as the watercolor paper is rough and the image needs several inkings. Then I used my zig clean color markers to color the image. I did it really loose and let color spin out of the lines! ❤

Here are the Gina K. Designs items I used for this card:

I hope you have enjoyed the hope so far and after leaving some love behind for your chance to win that Gina K. Designs Prize, you can Hop on Over to Check out the Fabulous Inspiration that I know Mindy Eggen has waiting for you!

These items are now available at > Gina K Designs. Enjoy all the Inspiration and have a great day! ❤ Remember to take a little time to get inky!

Hugs, Karen ❤