Gina K Designs Foil Mates Inspiration Blog Hop Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs Foil Mates Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina K Designs recently partnered with Therm O Web to bring you a full line of great products including Foil Mates, Fancy Foils, Cardstock, Die Sets and more the coordinates beautifully with her cardstock and inks. As of today, the entire line of Foil-Mates products are available in the Gina K Designs Store.

During the hop, the Cast & Crew of Gina K Designs will be sharing loads of gorgeous inspiration samples to inspire you to join the foil craze! Make sure you leave a comment on each design team members blog for your chance to win! One lucky commenter will be selected at the end of the hop from a combination of all three days of comments to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate!

For my inspiration projects, I'm sharing a fun technique to create a set of Happy Birthday Cards using Gina K Designs Fancy Foil scraps and Foil-Mates.

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Birthday Essentials and Dots and Strings Foil Mates and Fancy Foils


Happy Birthday Cards using Gina K Designs Fancy Foil Scraps and Foil Mates


Begin by turning on your laminator and allow it to preheat at least 30 minutes. Cut a piece of Jelly Bean Green Cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and then trim one of the Dots & Strings Foil Mates to 4 x 5.25 inches.

Trim a piece of Jelly Bean Green Fancy Foil and place it on top of the Foil Mate with the colored foil side facing up. Put both of these inside a piece of folded parchment paper and feed it through your laminator. Once it comes out, allow it to cool briefly and then pull back the transfer sheet to reveal the gorgeous foiled design.

Hold onto that "scrap" of Fancy Foil though, you're going to use it to create another card!

Happy Birthday Cards using Gina K Designs Fancy Foil Scraps and Foil Mates by Juliana Michaels

Next, trim out one of the birthday sentiments from the Birthday Essentials Foil Mates. Select the largest double stitched oval die from the Nested Oval Dies Double Stitched Set and die cut the sentiment. Repeat the foiling process from above, but feel free to discard the leftovers from this. Die cut another oval from cardstock using the largest single stitched oval die from the Nested Oval Dies Single Stitched Wafer Thin Die Set.

To create the strip down the center, die cut two rectangles using the smallest single stitched rectangle from the Nested Rectangles Single Stitched Wafer Thin Die Set. Overlap them and adhere them to the center foiled card front.

Wrap a piece of Gina K Designs new Fancy Ribbon in White and Gold around the card front and secure in place. Adhere the die cut and foiled ovals. The final touch is to add a little bow.

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Birthday Essentials and Dots and Strings Foil Mates and Fancy Foils

So now you're ready to create the second card. Do you still have that scrap of Fancy Foil?

Cut a piece of Therm O Web Toner Sheet to 4 x 5.25 inches, place the scrap of Fancy Foil and top of it, position this between a piece of parchment paper and run this through your preheated laminator. Peel off the transfer sheet to reveal the foiled design.

To create the rest of the design, follow the steps above. This time use a different sentiment from the Birthday Essentials Foil Mates and some circle dies from the Double and Single Stitched Circle Wafer Thin Dies. The final touch on this card will be the addition of a piece of Gina K Designs new Fancy Ribbon in Black and Gold.

Happy Birthday Cards using Gina K Designs Fancy Foil Scraps and Foil Mates by Juliana Michaels

I sure hope you enjoyed learning more about how to use up all that beautiful Fancy Foil! It would be a shame to let any of that go to waste in my book!

Now it's time to head on over and check out more amazing inspiration from the Gina K Design Team! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate.

Gina K
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

82 comments

  1. Oh My--what great cards--love the colors! I am so loving Foil-Mates and need to get them.......

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  2. I love how gorgeous that shiny green foil looks! It's so cool!

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  3. Both of these are Beautiful! I love that you used the foil twice! Love the shine too! <3 :)

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  4. Very nice! I love the ribbon

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  5. Very pretty, was so cool how you foil twice.

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  6. GORGEOUS! Love the pink with the green, how fantastic! The foil makes for bright bold cards! Wow!

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  7. Love the happy birthday with the pink ribbon

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  8. Super cards. Loving this new line. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Very pretty cards. I think this will be fun to try.

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  10. Great card designs, thanks for sharing how to use the "Scrap"

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  11. So pretty, and so shiny! Yay for all the shiny! Really lovely designs, thank you for sharing!

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  12. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing....

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  14. OMG these foil mates make any card look a million dollars - LOVE this line line from Gina:)

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  15. Gorgeous cards! Wonderful shiny and sparkly products!

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  16. Gorgeous!! Love the Jelly Bean green color too!! So completely different!

    Now I am going to have to to back to the store again to get the Dots & Strings! I just bought several of the new Foil-Mates designs and somehow overlooked that one! LOL

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  17. Wow! What gorgeous cards!

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  18. great technique to use every bit of that beautiful foil! thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Thanks for the tutorials! Will have to try and work with those scraps!

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  20. Beautiful cards and great ideas.

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  21. Your cards are so fun and so pretty, Juliana!

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  22. Loving your use of the foil, lovely cards. I can't wait to get going with mine. You have inspired me.

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  23. Love how you got two cards out of the piece
    of foil. Both are beautiful. Love
    the greens.
    thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful cards! Great how you show how not to waste any foil.

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  25. Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the tips and sharing with us!

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  26. Lovely cards. Love the green n. I also hate to waste small pieces

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  27. Love it. Thanks for the inspiration!.

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  28. Gorgeous cards! Love those foiled sentiments! Pink and green are a winning combination! Thanks for sharing your talents with us! So exited about this new line from GinaK!

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  29. Love the different ways you did the birthday cards. A great inspiration of ideas to share with the rest of us. Thank you for your creativity & sharing it with us.

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  30. OMG you used my favorite colors....pink & green!!! I just love Love LOVE your cards!!! :) Hugs...Janie

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  31. I loved how you layered your cards using the foil mates and different shapes die cuts. Thank you for sharing your ideas!!!

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  32. very pretty cards, I love the shimmer!

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  33. Fantastic cards and designs. Can't wait til my order arrives as I so want to play along.

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  34. Beautiful cards. I like that I can get two different looks without wasting any foil. Can't decide whether I like the first or second run through the laminator.

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  35. I love those cards and I am so happy to see that not much is wasted. I need to get me more toner sheets as I only have one or two left. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  36. So pretty, love the green and pink together!

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  37. Love these cards and the colors are beautiful!

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  38. Your cards are gorgeous. I love being able to use the reverse sheets.

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  39. Love your cards and love this technique.

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  40. Such pretty cards! That second card is a shiny stunner!

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  41. I love that you can use the negative foil for a second card! Your cards are beautiful. This looks so fun too...I can't wait to use these new products.

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  42. Beautiful cards! So cool that you can make two with one piece of foil!!

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  43. So pretty --I like pink and green together.

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  44. I love how you used the negative and all the versatility of the product

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  45. Fun - love the pink and green together.

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  46. Your color choices are great...love pink and green!

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  47. Fabulous cards, Juliana! I love the color combo and how you used the toner sheet to create your second card!

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  48. Love, love, love! I have foils, mates and a laminator coming tomorrow!

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  49. Oh my GEEEE - just look at all that shiny goodness. You ROCKED this product! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!!!!

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  50. Love your cards and the foil. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  51. Great cards. Gotta get me a laminator!

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  52. Yes - using all the precious pieces! Look at all you were able to make! Thank you for sharing Juliana!

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  53. These are awesome Juliana! Love them so much!!!! xoxoxoxo Seanie

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  54. love these colors together....liked the first one a little better...but great looking cards.....thanks for the ideas...

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  55. These are gorgeous card and love the ribbon stripe with the bow.

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  56. Just beautiful! Love them all.

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  57. Beautiful! I love your colour combinations!

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  58. Great cards and I really like being able to use the negative piece with the sheets. You did a wonderful presentation of Gina's new line.

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  59. Gorgeous cards, Juliana! Love the color combos you chose! Thanks for the tips on using the negative pieces as well.

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  60. Great cards and the coordinating ribbon is beautiful.

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  61. Beautiful!!! Love your instructions...ty!

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  62. Juliana, beautiful cards! Love your color combinations and how you used the ribbon.

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  63. I love how you can completely use up a piece of foil.

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  64. Wonderful cards, great colors and the touch of ribbon is lovely with them.

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  65. Great cards! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  66. Beautiful cards! I will definitely be using your designs to inspire me!

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  67. Love the combination of the Jelly Bean Green and the bright pink! It looks like you were having a lot of fun creating.

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  68. Awesome! I especially love the sentiment on the candles card, and how the whole background is foil - so pretty!

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  69. Wow! These cards are absolutely beautiful and I love the color combinations too!!!

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  70. I too love the combo of pink and green, and yes love the detailed instructions too! These cards are just so pretty!

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  71. Great Cards, love the look of the foiling!

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  72. Juliana, I love your pink and green cards! They are so pretty but the foiling makes them even more so! I love these new products from Gina! Thanks for sharing.

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  73. so pretty, what a great hop for ideas!

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JULIANA