Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Stamptember: Warmer with You. Gina K Designs and Simon Says Stamp


Hi Everyone!  I'm so excited to be able to share the news!  My friend Gina Krupsky of Gina K Designs has today's featured Stamptember Stamp Set at Simon Says Stamp!

I am so thrilled for her, and thrilled to be able to share this adorable winter set, Warmer With You, with you today.

Gina's new set is called Warmer With You and is available at Simon Says Stamps only while supplies last!  So you will want to grab one while you can!

This set is perfect for holiday cards, as well as gift tags and packaging!


My first project is packaging.  I keep a stash of kraft gift bags on hand for last minute gifts.  They are perfect for a gift of a bottle of wine as a hostess gift, a small bag of homemade candies or holiday cookies, or that pair of fun-patterned pair of wool socks for your book club gift exchange!   I chose to use an emboss-resist technique for a coordinating hanging gift tag.  



I started by measuring between the spacing of my gift bag handles.  In this example, I started with a 2 7/8" x 5" panel of Gina K Sandy Beach cardstock. I stamped the smallest snowman with my MISTI in Gina K Kraft ink, and again in Versamark and heat embossed in clear.  I also stamped on a piece of 2" Post it tape and hand trimmed out a mask.  I masked the small snowman and stamped and embossed the larger snowman as well.  I also cut a mask for the larger snowman.  I stamped the greeting the same way.

I then stamped snowflakes with only Versafine ink and heat embossed in clear.

With both snowmen masked with the Post-It note masks, I also cut a curvy piece of Post-it tape for a snowdrift, and added it just at the base of the snowmen.  I began sponging in Kraft ink, using a foam blending sponge.  I used a dry towel to remove any ink from the snowflakes.  I then removed the tape masks and used a small brush to paint in just a hint of shading to the snowman and their accessories.

I finished my tag with strips of patterned paper (Gina K Warm Cocoa and a print from the Journey of the Heart paper pack).  I cut a 2 7/8" x 10 piece of Gina K ivory cardstock and scored at 5" and folded.  I added my inked panel to the base.



I also used my MISTI to stamp a repeating pattern of snowflakes at the bottom of the front and back of the kraft gift bag using Kraft ink.


The gift tag is not attached to the gift bag, but instead just hangs over the top of the bag, it can be signed inside and saved as a holiday card as well.  


My next project is an A2 sized greeting card.




 I have created a sponged background using Distress Oxide inks on smooth hot press watercolor paper.  Once the inked surface was fully dry, I heat embossed the pretty birch tree image using Gina K Designs white embossing powder.  I trimmed my panel and added Nuvo liquid glue and Nuvo Pure Sheen glitter to the snow.  I cut a wavy snow drift shaped strip from Gina K Designs heavyweight white cardstock.  I stamped the greeting in Wild Lilac ink, and then coated the strip with a thin layer of glue and added Nuvo glitter to it as well.  



This family of  snowmen were stamped in Memento ink on Gina K heavyweight white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I carefully trimmed each out with scissors, and added a thin layer of liquid glue to their bodies with a paintbrush.  I added shimmery Nuvo glitter to them as well.  I added small poms to their hats, and assembled my card using liquid glue and foam dimensional tape.



Thanks for stopping by today!  

For more inspiration from the Gina K Designs team, the links are provided below.






29 comments:

  1. Wow! I just love the sepia toned bag and the very pretty and colorful card. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. These snowmen make everything so cute! Love your bag with the small details. The card is nice and so sparkly with all of that glitter.

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  3. LOVE YOUR PROJECTS! That tag is just beautiful and then your card wow so glad you are on these hops

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  4. Great bag and tag, but your card with the touch of color showing in the snow is beautiful!

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  5. Wonderful projects, Chris! Totally loving your gift bag!

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  6. Chris, love your gift bag and your card! The glitter you added to the snowmen really make them stand out.

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  7. Such an adorable set! Love the project inspiration.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Wonderful way to decorate a bag and I like your sparkly card.

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  9. The bag is so cute and I love the card. Just adorable.

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  10. Totally love the snowman and this set! Your card is adorable, but that gift bag, wow so beautiful! Thank you for the blog hop!

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  11. Loving the cute gift bag and card.

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  12. Oh Chris, your gift bag "tag" is gorgeous, I love the colours. Your card is precious as well! Thanks for the great tutorial o your process.

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  13. Wow! Your artwork is fabulous, I especially love your tag!

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  14. love your fun creations very inspiring:)

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  15. Great creations, the color combo of the tag is really beautiful!

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  16. Love ❤️ the snowmen ⛄️ and how you used them to decorate the gift 🎁 bag.
    And the NuVo glitter ✨ just makes the snowmen ⛄️ pop!

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  17. Wow I love your tags. Color combination is beautiful

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  18. I especially love the snowmen. All yours cards are so special

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