GKD Blog hop: Let’s Talk and Fabulous Frame!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Today we are showing you my latest set, Let’s Talk and Melanie’s set Fabulous Frame!

I’m so excited about Let’s Talk!

Let's Talk set available at Gina K. Designs

I thought it would be a great companion set to any of the Diva sets, plus a trendy, fun, stand alone set!

Gina K. Designs, Let's Talk

For my first card, I cut out a speech bubble using the Let’s Talk silhouette cut file (it’s available FREE at Gina K. Designs!).  I then used the negative as a panel.  I stamped Hello in GKD black onyx ink on the GKD heavy base white card stock base and popped up the bubble panel on dimensionals.  I then stamped Let’s Talk & the speech bubble in GKD black onyx and adhered it to the top.  Threw on some GKD Ang & Me patterned paper strips and done!

If you were at the Release party (I showed up *very* late) or have been over at StampTV you may have already seen this card:

Gina K. Designs Let's Talk and Golf Diva

I made this using the speech bubble from Let’s Talk with the sentiment from Golf Diva…and of course Golf Diva herself!  I stamped the speech bubble and sentiment with GKD black onyx ink.  The papers are from the new GKD Ang & Me paper…(topped with some vellum).  I am beginning to color with Spectrum Noir markers and I have to say, I absolutely LOVE coloring the divas with them!  I’ll have a separate blog post all about that in the next few weeks.  :)

Gina K. Designs, Let's Talk, Marathon Diva, Keep Calm, doodle designs

Here is a card I made using Let’s Talk with Marathon Diva and Beth Silaika’s set, Keep Calm!  I originally was going to put in one of the sentiments from Marathon Diva but saw this awesome one in Beth’s Keep Calm set and just had to use it!  I love it when sets work together!  You can use Let’s Talk with a number of sets and it happens to work beautifully with Beth’s!!

Next up is a card using Melanie’s newest set, Fabulous Frame!

melanies frame set

Here is a card I showed at the release party…I had lots of fun with this one!

Gina K. Designs, Aloha Diva, Fabulous Frame, Lots of Dots

I colored in that beautiful flower with Spectrum Noir markers and it looked so tropical to me that I decided to frame Aloha Diva with Melanie’s Fabulous Frame!  I masked the bottom of the oval, inked up miss Diva and voila, she’s framed!  I masked all over the edges of this card to decorate each section with a stamp from Beth Silaika’s Lots of Dots set!  I stamped the sentiment, from Fabulous Frame with GKD white ink onto GKD kraft paper.  I stitched around the edge (I just fixed my sewing machine so you will be seeing stitching in a lot of things from me…)

Here I stitched again!  Another card using Melanie’s Fabulous Frame set.  I wanted to show it’s versatility and only used a portion of the frame image along with the silhouette cut file for the oval.

Gina K. Designs, doodle designs by Debbie, Melanie Muenchinger, Fabulous Frame

And then stamped the larger butterfly image with GKD white ink and the smaller butterfly  & sentiment with GKD white ink and then heat embossed it.   Whaddya think?

I hope you like the new sets as much as I do!

Check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team:

Gina K

Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator Fabulous Frames

Debbie Corbari – Illustrator Let’s Talk (You are here!)

Beth Silaika

Cathy Tidwell

Karen Day Hightower

Kendra Wietstock

Laurie Schmidlin

Lee Murphy

Sean Fetterman

Tricia Traxler 

And our Guests:

Patti J

Sharyn P



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    Sharyn Polesel says

    What a fun set! I can see using it a lot and it is perfect with your wonderful Divas!

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    Karen Hightower says

    I love your cards Debbie, and this Let’s Talk set. I agree. It can stand alone or really give the Diva’s lots to say!!! Thanks for your inspiration. :)

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    ruth ann smith says

    I think after looking at all the cards that I really need your new set. So many wonderful ideas and how you can mix them with other sets. Thanks!

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    I have to say that I was simply blown away by the clever, creative things I saw here at this stop on the blog hop!! That Let’s Talk set is in a word AWESOME!! Can’t wait to own it!!

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    Nana Griffin says

    All of the cards are wonderful! What a neat idea putting the two different colors of dp at the top of the card. It adds so much.

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    Verna Angerhofer says

    So love these cards and really like the chalkboard one. Even the sewing you did resembles a doodle affect. Maybe I could sew on cards after all, as I bet mine would always be like that. I can’t seem to do anything anymore in a straight line, including walking. LOL I think it is my elderly age showing up!

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    Dawn Skene says

    Wow, so many great cards! Love those speech bubbles. There are so many varieties that will go with any card.

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    Debbie, what fabulous cards you have shared here today! I’m so excited about the cut file – how did I miss that? lol…. Loved working with your new stamps! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration here today!

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    Julie says

    Wonderful samples…love the Let’s Talk set; I can think of a few besties that would benefit from this set!

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    Carole Renneker says

    Wow. Great cards! Loved them all! Great job and thanks for all the inspiration.

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    Judy I, St. Louis MO says

    What a super set and works so well with your Darling Divas. Love your Fabulous Frame cards too, especially the one with the Aloha Diva and the flower. Sooo cute.

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    Rosie G says

    What fun cards you have created. Love the butterfly one. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    Sherry Lowmaster says

    WOW!! both cards are gorgeous!! however I think that the black and tan is my fav!!

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    All the cards look great and are creative. I especially like the first with the cutout and I am not usually a fan of CAS LOL

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    Carol B says

    Love these new sets! Thanks for all the great ideas for using them!

    Carol B

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    Paula Fuller says

    I don’t have any talk bubbles in my stash of stamps, but I have seen them used everywhere, and have seen how useful they can be and how they can add so much to your card design. Love the stamp set.

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      Sounds like it’s time to get a talk bubble set Paula! Go get it! Let’s Talk! ;) ps: Thank you for your comment!!

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    Cammi Engelhard says

    You are so clever! I like how you mixed Melanie’s stamp set with your own to make something great! Thanks!

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    Kathy moore says

    I love this diva and the golf diva just makes me smile. I’m a very very amateur golfer but we play for fun. This girl is having fun!! I just bought my first set of Spectrum Noir Brights and they are wonderful. It’s fun to come home and color! Happy coloring!!

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      I’m a very very VERY amateur golfer myself Kathy! Miniature golf is more my speed! Thank you so much for your comment! It makes me happy that golf diva makes you smile! :)

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    Donna simonson says

    What a great stamp set! I think of many ways to use it, but especially with Diva stamps. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with us!

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    All the cards are fabulous. I love how you mixed stamp sets and pattern papers. You gave Melanie’s frame set a totally different look, it’s great to see how versatile all these sets are. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Niki G says

    Lovely cards, love the talk bubbles. Wonderful job and very inspiring. TFS. Niki G

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    Julie S says

    Really like all your cards, but that last one especially caught my eye. Looking forward to getting these sets!

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    Ahhhh those Divas are soooo darling with the talk bubbles!! And the layered bubbled sentiment card is freakin’ adorable!!!