GKD Blog Hop: Vertical Greetings 2 and Keep Calm

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.

Welcome back to day 2 of our Blog Hops!

First up, Beth Silaikas Keep Calm set!

Gina K. Designs, Keep Calm

This is a Go-To set for sure!  I stamped GKD kraft ink onto GKD kraft paper using Beth’s Lots of Dots set for the background.  The patterned paper is from the StampTV Here Comes the Sun paper from GKD as well (isn’t it the cutest?)!  The sentiment and cupcake were stamped onto vellum with GKD white ink and heat embossed.  I then colored on the reverse side with a spectrum noir marker (or course I don’t know which one!) and my faber castell big pitt brush pen (for the frosting).

And here is the card I shared at the Release Party Thursday night…

Gina K. Designs, Keep Calm

Same papers but this time I cut a banner our of the kraft and stamped the sentiment with GKD white ink.  The hearts were just cut out of felt.  So simple but this one may be my favorite!

Now onto Theresa’s Vertical Greetings 2!

Gina K. Designs, Vertical Greetings 2

Oh boy do I love this card…I’m a stitching maniac lately and here is a perfect example.  I stitched on the GKD black and kraft papers, added a strip of paper from the GKD Ang & Me pack and then stamped the fern leaves using GKD kraft ink onto the kraft paper.  The sentiment is stamped in GKD black onyx.  I stamped the flowers on a another sheet of kraft and colored in with Spectrum Noir markers.  Theresa drew a great image to color!  I then fussy cut them out and stuck them down on the base!  The button is from GKD (garden greens).

Gina K. Designs, Vertical Greetings 2

Here is the card I shared at the Release party (it’s a little bright…).  I stamped onto GKD pure luxury white with GKD black onyx and colored with Spectrum noir markers.  The paper is from the Here Comes the Sun paper pack.  I ripped it into strips and adhered it to GKD heavy weight white card stock (base).  I then saw some corrugated paper on my desk and threw it on!  Added some twine and it was done.

Hope you are enjoying the hop and have found inspiration for these sets!


Gina K

Theresa Momber – Illustrator Vertical Greetings 2

Beth Silaika – Illustrator Keep Calm

Cathy Tidwell

Debbie Corbari <===You are here!

Karen Day Hightower

Kendra Wietstock

Laurie Schmidlin

Lee Murphy

Sean Fetterman

Tricia Traxler 


And our Guests:


Patti J

Sharyn P


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    Beautifully done! I love them all :) These sets were all so much fun to create with, and the GKD cast and crew were so warm and welcoming! Thanks for having us – hugs!

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      Karen Knegten says

      Such fun and exciting looking cards you shared with us. Thank you so much!

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    Karen Hightower says

    Ok Debbie, I love your cards. All of them. The stitching, and that cupcake. Your designs are wonderful. Thanks for your inspiration. :)

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    Debbie Lou says

    Terrific — I love ALL your cards. I particularly like the one with the red flowers and all that gorgeous stitching! Great stamp sets :)

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    GASP! The vellum! Love the samples – your coloring is good – much better than mine – teach me!

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    Sharyn Polesel says

    Beautiful cards! All of the new sets have been so much fun to work with! Love all of the stitching! I need to get my sewing machine out. lol Thanks so much for being so kind. I’ve had a blast!

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    ruth ann smith says

    Your cards are awesome, however, I really like the two with flowers, they are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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    Amazing cards – each one so clever!! Love the vellum overlay on the cupcake card!! And the Believe in yourself card is so bright and full of hope – LOVE those little yellow felt hearts!! The With love card with the bright floral background caught my eye with the great colors and the twine and the burst of color in the flowers!! That last card – the stitching is stupendous!! I want to get that skill of sewing on my cards!! Just know that I think you did a fantastic job on all that you shared with us to feast on for today!! Have a most excellent day!!

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    Lisa K says

    Wonderful cards. I like the brightness of the card. They are all nice. The keep calm ones are lovely.

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    Carrie Erickson says

    OMG I love this card so bright and cheery. I have a stack of those felt hearts and didn’t know what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Rosie G says

    Love your stitching on the cards and the pretty papers used. Thanks for inspiring us.

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    Carole Renneker says

    Thanks Bebbie for sharing These fantastic cards. Such cherry inspiration.

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    Judy I, St. Louis MO says

    Super cards. I love the one with the yellow flowers. It is so bright and cheery.

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    Kathy Goski says

    I really admire you for using stitching on cards. I guess I am not setup easily to use my machine for that, will try one of these days. TFS

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    Donna Simonson says

    Love your cards! They are always so bright and cheerful. The felt hearts are adorable.

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    Verna Angerhofer says

    Absolutely stunning card designs. All are so beautiful and I am really getting lots of ideas for how to make use of those sets when they arrive in my mail box.

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    Carol B says

    Simply gorgeous, I love seeing the many ways to use the new products.

    Carol B

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    NancyR says

    I really like the bright colors in your backgrounds and all the stitching!

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    Oh Gosh! LOVE your cards, the stamping, the stitching, the choice of card stock and DP’s…..YOWZA!!! I think your last one is my most favorite! TFS!!!

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    Love all your cards!! Using the vellum with the cupcake is so cute, love how the patterned paper shows through. Great inspiration here my dear!!

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    Kathy moore says

    I really love these cards and absolutely love the stitching. I sew and this is a great way to combine both. So cool!!!

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    Becki says

    Oh Boy, Oh Boy do I love the background paper your used on the believe in yourself card!!!!

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    Daylene strickland says

    Love all the different types of media you use (vellum, stitching, etc.). Very nice cards!