Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gina K. Preview Day 3: StampTV kit!!


fee magic snowflake

It’s time to feel the magic of the season! This next stamptv kit called Holiday Cheer includes Holiday Mix, a fun Christmas set chock-full of whimsical solid images and Holiday Greetings, a wonderful sentiment set for the outsides and insides of your cards! I used them both on my snowflake card. The snowflakes were stamped with versamark ink on glossy cardstock and embossed with clear powder. Then, I sponged several shades of blue ink for Emboss Resist. This is the first card I attempted to stitch with the cool zig zag stitch, but it was prior to watching the Janome Sew Mini videos Gina has on StampTV so I didn’t have the tension right. BUT, considering how much time I spent on the main panel, I wasn’t about to scrap it (I kind of like the look of the jagged stitches – it’s growing on me!) The card base is In the Navy. The sentiment was punched with 1 1/4” circle punch and the inside with 1/2” which was popped up with foam tape.

door

My next card is one I made using a wreath so I made a door for it to hang on. It was real simple. I scored the rectangle panels on pure luxury white heavy base weight cardstock. Then I layered same size rectangles on top for dimension. I used the soon to be released cardstock Good as Gold for my card base (which is just gorgeous & the perfect weight for cardbases and layering (10 sheets for $6.50). This card will fit in a standard envelope (I believe the measurements are 3 1/2” x 5.25”) I added a gold brad from the kit for the door knob and ribbon from the kit on the wreath.

door open inside

Here is the open view of the card (I’m not sure why I had the door open to the left, I suppose it’s because most houses I’ve lived in had door knobs on the left—but I know that some have them on the right. Oh well). I used a sentiment from Wreath of Wishes for the inside, as well as a simple flourish! I would love to hand out cards like this at our next housewarming party, which could possibly be around this time next year! We have begun the process of building our dream home on 2.5 acres we purchased almost 2 years ago. It is exciting (and going to be quite a bit of work too since we have chosen to be our own general contractor to save a lot of $). I want to have the kind of home I grew up in; we would have visitors often, someone that was just driving by to someone we hadn’t seen in years-it was a safe haven and a place where great memories were made…I want a home like that again. I look forward to it.

Be sure to check out the wonderful previews by the design team using the StampTV kit!

Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber

And then head over to GinaK's blog to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the new StampTV! Lastly, on StampTV there will be a new video technique showing shimmering background paper with an image from the new StampTV kit! Pin It

22 comments on "Gina K. Preview Day 3: StampTV kit!!"

Giovana on 10:12 PM CDT said...

Your cards are awesome!! Your second card is adorable!! Love the door idea.

God bless
Giovana

Janice M on 10:16 PM CDT said...

Great cards! Love the wreath on the door!!!

Carolyn King on 10:16 PM CDT said...

beautiful donna! LOVE the snowflakes (and the jagged stitching! it works!)

Theresa Momber on 10:25 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards, Donna! Love the door!

Deebi27 on 10:35 PM CDT said...

Donna, that wreath on the door...how perfect! Softly falling snow flakes...I can feel the cold!

Jennie on 10:45 PM CDT said...

Love the door...how very creative and your snowflake card is just beautiful!

Tina Gilliland on 10:59 PM CDT said...

Donna these are both gorgeous!!!

Kristine on 11:14 PM CDT said...

GORGEOUS!! :) Love both of these, especially how you made that card look like a beautiful front door!! :) Hope you're having a lovely week Donna Baker! :P

joy on 12:12 AM CDT said...

your magic of the season card is just BEAUTIFUL!! The blue makes those snowflakes pop! Great job!

NinaB on 2:38 AM CDT said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. I esp love the wreath card on the door, so very clever.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 5:39 AM CDT said...

Oooooooooo I LOVE the snowflake bg!!!! And the wreath and door design is pure genius!!!

Melanie on 5:42 AM CDT said...

love thehnges and panels on your door! how cute to add a real ribbon!
you're going to start sewing on everything now, aren't you?? looks amazing, adds another layer of love!! I thought the snowlaskes were DP at first great background you made!

asela on 6:12 AM CDT said...

Wowzer! That's perfect. Love the door

catdidit on 6:20 AM CDT said...

These both are so amazing Donna! Your stitching looks awesome to me...I so have to get my janome out of the box! LOL! LOVE your door card, how creative!

Lynn Mercurio on 6:28 AM CDT said...

OMgosh, Donna. What fantastically creative cards these are. Your door is just spectacular and so unique.and your snowflake card is done in such a great shade of blue. Awesome job, as always.

Carla (cmsuto) on 7:07 AM CDT said...

Two beautiful cards, Donna! Very creative designs! Love the door with the wreath!

Sharri Seffens on 8:45 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards Donna! The door is so creative!

TannyP on 10:40 AM CDT said...

Always stunning creations, Donna. Love that door with the wreath. Awesome idea!

Christi on 1:32 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards Donna!!

redwasher1 on 2:55 PM CDT said...

Donna just beautiful!! I love that door! What a fun challenge that would be, I used to live where every year they would have decorate your door contest. Your stitching is perfect!

Lori on 5:26 PM CDT said...

Congratulations on building your dream home! Sounds wonderful. I think both cards are yummy!

Jessica on 7:10 AM CDT said...

Oh, how great are these!?! I LOVE both of your cards!

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