Friday, September 16, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 3: My True Love Gave To Me & One Free with 3-Cool Beans!


dbaker true love

Welcome to our last day of inspiration hops for the new Gina K release, I hope you’ve had a good time seeing all the inspiration we’ve had to share.  First up is My True Love Gave To Me by Gina K.  I made a side fold card (I can’t remember the technical name for this).  The key tag punch is popped up with foam tape so the main image panel slips under in the corner and keeps the card closed.  I used the Branching Out set for a pretty Christmassy border. 

true love open

Here is a view of the inside of the card. 

And a view of the whole stamp set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cool beans

For my second card, I used the new One Free With 3 set, Cool Beans.  So when you purchase any 3 stamp sets from now until the next release, just add this set to your cart for FREE!  *As a reminder, this set will be for sale once the next stamp release occurs*.  It is a fun coffee themed set.  And although I don’t drink it anymore (substituted it with tea mid-January), I do still have friends & family who do drink coffee, so I can send them these type of cards to enjoy.  One thing I still do enjoy from time to time is a cool refreshing Frappuccino from Starbucks!

As you hop through the designer’s blogs, make sure you leave comments on each one for a 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.  Gina K will announce the winners on her blog. 

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80 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 3: My True Love Gave To Me & One Free with 3-Cool Beans!"

Teri on 8:25 AM CDT said...

Such sweet cards! Great job!

Olga on 8:27 AM CDT said...

Donna, nice idea of folding! Wonderful cards!

Riette on 8:28 AM CDT said...

That first card is so clever!! I love how it folds open.

Theresa Momber on 8:41 AM CDT said...

Great funky fold card, Donna! (I don't know what it's called either) I love the coffee card with the warm, rich colors!

Melanie on 8:43 AM CDT said...

nice folding design!

love the coffee bean border!

mescartes on 8:58 AM CDT said...

Very pretty !

alex on 8:58 AM CDT said...

Love the fancy folded card, and as for the coffee card, the strip of beans really sets it off, both projects are beautiful

mermaid fenicia on 9:03 AM CDT said...

These are very nice made cards. ^_^

Leslie Turner on 9:08 AM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Donna! Love both of them!

Carolina on 9:12 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards girlie! Love the fold on the first and your shading skills on both cards is just perfect! Hope you have a wonderful Friday!!!

Tosha said...

Your cards are simply beautiful.

Joyce Evans Erb on 9:28 AM CDT said...

Great colors!

Helen F. on 9:40 AM CDT said...

Love that "folded" card...very cool technique. The coffee grinder card is really lovely too...great color combos on both!

Nancy Koskovich on 9:58 AM CDT said...

I am so loving these different Christmas stamps!! And awesome coffee ones!!

crotnem on 10:05 AM CDT said...

Nice art girl!!

Tina Gilliland on 10:05 AM CDT said...

LOVE the layout on your first card, Donna!!! Your beans card looks so warm and yummy! I am off to get MORE coffee now!!! LOL

Golda on 10:14 AM CDT said...

The first is beautiful (love the edge on it) and the second is comforting. Great work!

Sharon Harnist on 10:23 AM CDT said...

Fabulous cards, Donna -- love the opening on your dove card!

Michelle on 10:37 AM CDT said...

Both are so lovely! I like the layouts and colors on both. That first fold is terrific.

elizabeth on 10:40 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards. I love the layers on the first one.

Luv 2 Create on 10:51 AM CDT said...

Both are fabulous cards!! Really like the tri fold card. Loved the additional border you used as well.
Marcie

Dee on 10:58 AM CDT said...

Two great cards, but especially like the My True Love card with its unique folds. Lovely cards!

Kary on 10:58 AM CDT said...

Awesome cards, Donna!! Love the fun fold card, and the coffee card is so sweet!!

Sarita said...

Clever card folding idea, hope you won't mind that I will be using it. It works perfect with the stamp set.

Kay S on 11:07 AM CDT said...

Great Christmas card, Donna. Love how you did the fold over flap on it. The coffee card is lovely also.

Melissa Vannoy on 11:10 AM CDT said...

Great job on your projects, Donna! Love your folding technique of the first card... gonna have to try this over the weekend ~ Thanks for sharing!

Billie Dee on 11:28 AM CDT said...

Sweet, warm and lovely!

Sherry on 11:47 AM CDT said...

Such a great card thanks for sharing

Anita Braddock on 12:19 PM CDT said...

wow how cool is this love your card and the way you floded it is cool thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Susan Leslie on 12:23 PM CDT said...

That is a really unique way you are using with the card, love it

Sue D on 12:37 PM CDT said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Paulette Still on 12:50 PM CDT said...

Lovely cards Donna.

Verna Angerhofer on 1:16 PM CDT said...

What wonderful cards you made...so very inspiring to me.

catdidit on 1:19 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous creations Donna! Love the design on the first one especially! Wonderfully sponging on the coffee one!

jazy1m on 1:19 PM CDT said...

Loved your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kris on 1:22 PM CDT said...

Lovely! But I'm partial to Christmas cards so that one is my favorite! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Shana on 1:33 PM CDT said...

love this Donna! you are very creative!

Scrapacat on 1:46 PM CDT said...

WONDERFUL cards! I love atypical folds because they are so unexpected. I like that you didn't color the grinder on the coffee card. I would have, just out of habit. Really adds nostalgia the way you've done it.

Anonymous said...

BY: triciacarrier81@yahoo.com

WELL UVE OUTDONE URSELF AGAIN!!!! Terrific job once again and no matter what the tech term is...ur card is beautiful!!! I am still soooo amazed and impressed by ur creativity!!!! Thank u sooo much for sharing!!!

Carrie on 1:56 PM CDT said...

I really like the side card idea. I enjoy the colors you chose for both cards! That was pretty clever to use the key tag punch to keep the card closed. Nice. I like the simplicity of your Cool Beans card.

lisa2d on 2:37 PM CDT said...

You have to very lovely cards, love the warm colors you used, very nice.

Donna Phelan on 2:39 PM CDT said...

Fabulous cards, Donna. That is a wonderful fold, love it actually. Your coffee card is just perfect, such warm rich colors!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of your fold card I haven't done one in a very looooong time. Thanks for the reminder. Beautiful design. Cool Beans card is COOL!!! Pat G.

Vicki Dutcher on 3:20 PM CDT said...

That red panel looks so elegant with the style of card! Well done on both cards!!

lisa808 on 3:36 PM CDT said...

Two great cards. I really like the design of the first card.

Lynn B. on 4:02 PM CDT said...

The fold and use of images on the Days of Christmas card is a stroke of brilliance. I love, love, love it! And the second card is so warm and rich . . . just like a good cup of coffee.

mmwilken on 4:04 PM CDT said...

Such pretty cards Donna! Thanks again for your inspiration!!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop on 4:11 PM CDT said...

very pretty cards. thanks

Maria on 4:32 PM CDT said...

Love them all. Great work.

WiltedRose on 4:37 PM CDT said...

Hi, Donna,
I have never seen a card folded like the 1st one! Super cool! And your coffee card is so stunning, not cluttery or too busy! Thank you for lovely ideas!

Jenny McGee said...

Two very cute cards. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Ravengirl on 4:59 PM CDT said...

Love today's cards Donna, they are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

These stamps are just so cute - they almost make the cards all by themselves. TFS Cheryl W.

Gayle on 5:42 PM CDT said...

Awesome cards, Donna. Love that folded card, too.

Monica on 6:09 PM CDT said...

Very cool fold on the first card! Great job on both cards!

Nancy on 6:19 PM CDT said...

How pretty! Your shading is beautiful!

Miesje on 6:31 PM CDT said...

SO very pretty! I love the colors. Awesome!

Bertha W on 7:07 PM CDT said...

Loved both cards. Thanks for sharing.

Nana on 7:31 PM CDT said...

Que originales las tarjetas, me gustó la primera más que la otra, por sus colores totalmente navideños. Amo la navidad!!!!

Honortem@embarqmail.com said...

Beautiful layouts and folds! Great job

naneruth on 7:47 PM CDT said...

These are great!

Anonymous said...

i love the shading you've done, and the fold idea! linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Karen (TLgirl353) on 8:18 PM CDT said...

Great Christmas card, Donna! I love the cool beans card a lot!! If it wasn't so late, I'd make a cup of coffee right now! LOL

Sharon on 8:23 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration

Sonya van Stee said...

Hello pretty lady! I'm here to tell you that you've done it again! You've gone and impressed me all over again! How do you do it!? Fabulous cards as always!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 8:56 PM CDT said...

LOVE that card design for the True Love set!! And the coffee card just glows! Very cool beans indeed!

Lagene on 9:15 PM CDT said...

Love the tri-fold card especially!

Sylvia on 9:19 PM CDT said...

Lovely cards, especially the first card with its folds.

Crafty Math Chick on 9:29 PM CDT said...

I really like your sponging around the edges of both cards Donna - adds such a softness to your cards. Your coffee card is particularly pretty - I could see it hanging in a wall of a coffee house and everyone wanting to buy it.

Helen on 10:09 PM CDT said...

Great cards. I love the layout on the Christmas card. So clever!

NJMullins on 11:24 PM CDT said...

What a clever border! The folding also really adds to the drama of the card.

Gina on 11:39 PM CDT said...

Great cards. I truly like the interesting fold on the first card. The color / paper selection on the second was spot on! Thanks

Catherine Kraft on 12:04 AM CDT said...

You have done a wonderful job with your cards. Love your Christmas card, the colors, the fancy fold and the layout you designed, very pretty! That Cool Bean set looks like it would be so much fun to play with!
Blessings~

April J on 12:38 AM CDT said...

Beautiful work!

RuthAnn King on 1:14 AM CDT said...

Very pretty cards, thanks for sharing, take care.

SueB on 5:37 AM CDT said...

my fav set yet and it's great to see the DT's take on it. love. Love. LOVE the True Love Gave to Me set ... ordered it yesterday and can't wait to ink it up! Thanx for the inspiration!
- sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Pink Stamper Girl on 5:42 AM CDT said...

You have really done a fantastic job! These stamps are to die for gorgeous!
Thanks, Briana

Jessie/knightrone on 4:22 PM CDT said...

Absolutely gorgeous work!

orrjj on 2:13 PM CDT said...

What a great job you've done!

DJreflections on 10:01 AM CDT said...

I really liked your celebrate the season card with the owl. Verey nicely done!

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