Gina K. Designs Blog Hop Day 2

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love is all you need

*First of all, I need to apologize for my blue-ish photos. Still working on lighting and editing. 🙂

I am SO excited to be releasing my newest stamp set with Gina K. Designs, Love Is All You Need! ❤️ I really wanted to create a set that would work for Valentine’s Day, but I also wanted it to be a set that could work all year round. So many greetings in this set could be used for encouragement cards rather than Valentine’s Day cards.

For example:

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Even some of the greetings like “I adore you”, “I love you”, “Forever besties”, and “Sending you hugs & kisses” could work for so many different people in a person’s life. My favorite greeting on the entire set is “You give me the warm fuzzies”. It is such a cute greeting that is especially perfect for the winter time! (Right now, I am preparing myself mentally for frostbite.)

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Some of the phrases in the set can be combined to create full greetings with a mix of fonts to give a greeting some variety, such as “I love you to the moon and back”.

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I used the strip of of hearts to create a background on the black cardstock with white pigment ink by Gina K. Designs. It makes the perfect chalkboard look! I was so excited when I saw the finished piece. I want to stamp some of my lettered greetings this way to look like chalkboard art! A future blog post…

Another stamp on this set that works perfectly for backgrounds is the XOXOXO. It could also be used to sign off a card to someone special or as a small greeting. For this little tag I stamped the XOXOXO over and over on a kraft tag cut with the Gina K. Designs + Therm-O-Web Decorative Tag Dies. I used white pigment ink for this as well, and I love it so much. It has such a soft look, but it is really stunning at the same time.

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For my little greeting, I stamped the tiny “I love you” on a stitched rectangle strip with a single heart stamped on each end. I popped the strip up and added a bit of Passionate Pink twine for a super cute little Valentine tag. You could subsitute the greeting for “Forever Besties” for a friend Valentine gift, or even use a slightly larger piece of cardstock with the smaller “Happy Valentine’s Day” greeting for a kid’s Valentine party!

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This greeting has more of an elegant script, and I thought it would be perfect paired with some pretty flowers. I used Gina K.’s “Fancy Flower” stamp set to frame the greeting on a large stitched heart die. I mounted my heart on a card base (that I scored horizontally every quarter inch), but you could leave it off and it would be perfect Valentine size!

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I chose not to mount this panel onto a card base, because Valentines are supposed to be smaller and simple, right? I think tiny cards are adorable. I paired my “Hugs & Kisses” greeting with “love and wishes”. My mom said this to me and my sister when we were kids all of the time. Growing up, I thought she made it up. Has anyone heard this saying before?

I kept it simple and stamped the floating envelopes on the side and colored them in with some pink Prismacolors. Added a few iridescent jewels for sparkle and that was it!

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I had to try a wreath builder card with the hearts. I used Passionate Pink, Innocent Pink, and Dusty Rose with the hearts to create this fun heart pattern! The scripty greeting “Happy Valentine’s Day” fit perfectly.

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My absolute favorite part of this set ended up being the conversation hearts. These kind of came about by accident when I realized I had more space in the set. I enlarged one of the hearts, and the idea for tiny greetings inside popped into my head! I then realized that I did not just invent that idea, and remembered conversation hearts. I loved those chalky things as a kid. I want them right now, and I am sad that they are not being made this year. But for now, we can stamp them!

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This set does not have a coordinating die set, but I did happen to find a heart die that fits just about perfectly with the heart. What is the chance of that?!?

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The smallest, smooth heart in the Gina K. Designs “Tropical Blooms die set fits fairly well with my heart. I used my scissors to trim and round off the bottom of the die cut heart, however. Conversation hearts are not usually pointy, and my stamp is rounded at the end. The die makes it come to a point, but it is easily trimmed. Yay!

I used the hearts to make another tiny, simple Valentine by popping them up on another black cardstock panel with the white pigment heart pattern.

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Gina K. Designs is releasing another set by one of the fabulous artist’s on the Illustration Team, Beth Silaika! Her set is called “All Star” and it can be used for so many important card-needing people in your life.

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Thank you so much for hanging out and reading about my new stamp set. I am beyond excited for this release, and I cannot wait to create more with this set!

Gina K. Designs is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky blog reader, and in order to win, you need to comment on all the blogs in our blog hop. I have a list below, and the next person you will click on is Karen Hightower!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Emily ❤️

Gina K.

Emily Loggans – You’re Here!

Beth Silaika

Arjita Singh

Donna Idlet

Karen Hightower

Lisa Hetrick

Melanie Muenchinger

Mindy Eggen

Rema DeLeeuw

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore


87 thoughts on “Gina K. Designs Blog Hop Day 2

  1. I love every single one of these cards and I think that’s probably the first time I’ve ever “hopped” on any hop and am able to say that. They are just the type of cards I like.

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  2. I have this set on order and am eager to play with it. I have wedding and anniversary cards in mind as well as Valentine. Thank you for the beautiful ideas.

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  3. Brach’s conversation hearts are still available. It’s the Neccos that aren’t. Brachs is a very popular brand for you to try if you haven’t.

    I love all the cute samples you made. Especially the tag. I hadn’t heard of the saying your mom said but it’s cute to go along with the hugs and kisses.

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  4. I enjoyed your cards! Can’t believe conservation hearts are not being made. I saw your reply above. Love that you shared how many of the sayings and images in your set can be used year round. I do like the warm fuzzies sentiment. It needs a bear.

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