November 16, 2016

Gina K Designs + Cardmaker Blog Hop | Christmas Card Ideas

Hello everyone and welcome. Today I'm sharing some Christmas card ideas using the Gina K Designs Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit as part of the Gina K Designs and Cardmaker Magazine Blog Hop. This is my first time creating with products from Gina K and I must say I absolutely love them! The Kit comes with 4 clear stamp sets, coordinating dies, a 6x6 patterned paper pack, and 24 sheets of cardstock. Other than ink, adhesive and envelopes, you have everything you need to create all your Christmas cards. However, what really made me smile with glee was that all of this comes in a fabulous plastic storage box - which totally makes this organization and storage lover super happy!

I was immediately drawn to the adorable Santa and Snowman stamps in the Christmas Magic stamp set. I stamped, die cut and then colored them with my Prismacolor pencils. To create the snow hill,  I used a fun technique for Faux Stitching that I learned from watching one of the fabulous StampTV videos.

Merry Bright Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit

I then stamped the snowflakes onto a piece Turquoise Sea cardstock with Versamark. Once it was dry, I drew over them with a Stardust Gelly Roll Pen to add a touch of shine. I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark, but I heat embossed it with white embossing powder to help it stand out a bit more. I then adhered the die cuts onto the piece with double sided foam tape and attached it to the front of the card.

Merry Bright Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit

On my second card, I went a little more simple and didn't do any coloring. I used the Christmas Greenery Stamp set to create a festive background by stamping some of the flowers and leaves onto a piece of Ivory cardstock with various colors of ink.

Christmas Wishes Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit

I then stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink onto the Turquoise Sea cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Christmas Wishes Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Home for the Holidays StampTV Kit

Christmas will be here before we know it and thanks to the Home for the Holidays Kit from Gina K Designs, I've got a great start on making my Christmas cards this year.

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Blog Hop Details

The blog hop officially starts on the CardMaker blog. If you're hopping along you should have arrived here from the blog of Chris Dayton. For those of you just joining the party, I've included the entire hop list below:


And now for some awesomeness ...  Gina K Designs is having a giveaway! Leave a comment on the Gina K blog for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to their online store! The winner will be announced on their blog on Friday morning. 
Hugs Juliana 17turtles

32 comments:

  1. As always ... beautiful cards, Juliana!

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  2. Super cards. I like how you created your own background paper with the different elements.

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  3. Just bought this kit and love the stamps. You ideas are super! Thanks for posting.

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  4. Hi Julianna, I love your cards! Thanks for hopping along with Gina K.

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  5. Juliana,
    Your cards are just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! XO

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  6. You are now officially hooked on GKD stamps. I am a customer of hers from WAAAYYY back to when she just started. Love her and the products are the best.

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  7. Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Adorable cards, Juliana! Love them both!

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  9. Great cards. Thanks for your talented display of the kit.

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  10. Love both cards! The kit is fun to stamp with and your card ideas will be fun to try.

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  11. Fun fun cards, Julianna!!! I love that fun snowguy!!!

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  12. Totally rocking this set! LOVE the little snow scene you created especially!

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  13. I love the papers in this kit. You used them well!

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  14. Both of these are wonderful and I Love the way you created your own pattern paper from one of the stamp sets! I'm glad we got the chance to do the hop together and Isn't that storage box awesome! :) <3

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  15. Fabulous and colorful cards. I like the snowflake background on the first one.

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  16. Very cute cards..thank you so much for sharing

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  17. Beautiful designs, love the colors and super cute images! White embossing always looks great!

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  18. Very nice cards! Your photos and staging are beautiful!

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  19. Delightful cards! Love that fun Santa and snowman!

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  20. The Santa and Snowman card is adorable! I like the snowflakes stamped and on the pattern paper. Great card design on your easier card...The background stamping is very pretty!

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  21. Darling cards. Love the colors and the layouts

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  22. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing

    Kathleen

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA