Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 1

Well, it's the BEST time of the month again---time for another Gina K Designs release. This month there are six fabulous stamp sets being released, a new color of Pure Luxury paper--Soft Sand, nail head adhesive nail heads/rhinestones, another Vivid ink pad called "Tuscan Sand" and more.....all being added to the store on THURSDAY.

Today the design team is previewing Theresa's new set called Happy Camper and Rupa's new set called 100% Sweet.

Here is a masculine card I created for the fisherman in your life....

All images are from Happy Camper. I used the new Soft Sand Pure Luxury cardstock and stamped the background on it in Memento ink. I stamped and colored the images (and clear embossed the sign) before adhering them to the scene with dimensional tape.

The clouds are freehand cut from watercolor paper (because I liked the texture) and I sponged around the edges to get some depth.

I used some of the new self-adhesive nail heads that Gina will be carrying in the store on the top tabs. Finally, I added some faux stitching around the edges.
Materials used: Stamps-Happy Camper (Gina K Designs); Memento tuxedo black ink; Ranger distress tea dye ink; soft sky ink (SU!); Copic markers; Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock-white, soft sand; watercolor paper; clear embossing powder; heat tool; versamark; paper piercing tool; brown marker; oval punch (SU!); adhesive nail heads (Gina K Designs); mounting tape; hemp.

Next, I created a mini cupcake/muffin holder and used the images from 100% Sweet to decorate the box:
I created this template so that you could see out of the front of the box and into the top of the box....that whole section is lined with acetate (so it doesn't photograph well, sorry!)


I added the little cupcake and candies to the front of the box and then created a little toothpick that goes into the cupcake/muffin with a sentiment from the set.

There are tons of images in this set---and I think all the little candies would also look adorable stamped for a background. (Hmm....will have to work on that one!)

Materials used: Stamps-100% Sweet (Gina K Designs); Memento black ink; Copic markers; designer paper-American Crafts ; Gina K white pure luxury cardstock; ribbon (SU!); Fiskars Threading Water punch; Scor-Pal; acetate; Spellbinders long scalloped rectangles; Cuttlebug (Provocraft). (Additional--cupcake/muffin, toothpick).

Now how about some more inspiration? Head on over to the design team blogs for some eye candy:
Gina, Cathy, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Joanne, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, Melanie, and Theresa .
We are also thrilled to have a couple of our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team join us in our previews this morning: Carolina Buchting and Jennie Harper.

Release Party Details: Join us here in our forum on this thread-Thursday, June 25th from 7-10 PM Central Time for all the fun! Then at 10 PM central time, we will release 6 new stamp sets, new Pure Luxury card stock and some great new accessories! Gina will be giving away lots of freebies too, including templates and digital paper! We hope you'll come and party with us!

Stay tuned: More previews tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

33 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, I just love that raccoon peeking from behind the sign! Love it and love your gorgeous cupcake holder!

JessicaK said...

Gorgeous manly masculine card, Cammie :D, and I love the open-view cupcake holder. Yummy.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhh wow!!! That sign and the 'coon is just awesome!!!! And there you go with an adorable cupcake box......and here I cheated and bought my box!! LOL!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love all the details in that card, with the stitching that is just on part of the card, and that little racoon is too cute!!

Carolina said...

What a darlin' nature card - love the addition of the stitching...such a perfect touch! The cupcake box is just too cute!!!

Moni said...

Gorgeous card and fab box! Hugs, moni

Shelia said...

Wouldn't the cup cake box cheer anyone up, young or old. My husband is big fisherman, the "coon" is perfect.

catdidit said...

OH both of these are awesome Cammie! Love that coon peaking out and that cupcake box is adorable! What a neat idea! LOVE it!

Sandra said...

thanks for all the inspiration Cammie! Beautiful work.
Sandra

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...These are both awesome projects. I love how you highlighted the foreground images on your Happy Camper project. What a great way to draw attention to that adorable sign and raccoon.

Your cupcake box is adorable too. What a great idea for a special treat!

NinaB said...

Wow, that see-thru cupcake cake is just beautiful. It's too pretty to eat :-).

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Love both of your projects, Cammie! The raccoon is too cute and that mini cupcake holder is just great! Thanks for the previews!

Melanie said...

darn the acetate!! great box, love the candies with it, SWEET!

love the tabs, like an old fahioned fishing basket!

Kurtis said...

The little muffin holder is ADORABLE!! Great job Cammie.

specialcraftmom4 said...

The muffin box is just such a neat idea! That stamp set is too cute. The fishing card is great with the background and that sign really pops. Great job!!!! I will have to check out the Gina K releases. Did you design any of them?

Jessica said...

What perfect cards, Cammie!!! I adore that racoon - how cute is he!?

And, that cupcake box... my Ashley would LOVE that!! It's adorable!

Elena said...

The cupcake box is so sweet! And what a fantastic scene you created on your Happy Camper card! Love the clouds!

Jerusha said...

Wow, these sets are going to be amazing! I love your card, it is so perfect for a summer card. I can think of a few guys it would be perfect for. And your box is amazing! I love the bright colours. Looks like something they need to have in a bakery! Thanks for sharing!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Hi Caroline. LOVE that cupcake box!! Awesome projects!

Donna Baker said...

I love your outdoors card, Carolyn! and your cupcake peekaboo template is so darn cute!

Selma said...

Both your projects are awesome Cammie. That racoon is so cute behind the sign and I love that cupcake box. What a great idea.

Starla said...

Your little outdoor scene is just adorable (and I like how the faux (gotta luv faux) stitching is not totally connected.
The cupcake box is to DIE for!! OMG (there I go again, trying to pretend that I'm the 20 something girls I work with!) How cute is that?!! Love how the acetate lets you see the front and top!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! What a yummy treat box!

Jennie said...

Love this card and treat box! Such a cute racoon. Super cute designs :o)

emilymomto3boys said...

ok those are both lovely - but that cupcake box is TOO CUTE!!!!

Lori said...

All that new product on your fisherman card looks so good! A card to CASE for sure. The little cupcake box is adorable.

Silke said...

Awesome masculine card - Cammie!!!
What a cool sneak peek card!!!
The cupcake box is super yummy too!!!

Elaine said...

I love the masculine card and how you stamped the mountain and trees in the background and then popped up the sign! And that's a fun holder for a cupcake or muffin. I'm already envisioning those candies for a Halloween project, LOL!

Alex said...

LOVe that little raccoon peeking out - too too cute!! That cupcake box is really yummy, I love Gina K sneak peeks! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Joanne (jojot) said...

both the card and the holder are cute in their own way....one is very clever and fun...the other is deeeelish

Amy Johnson said...

LOVE the masculine card! What a great idea to just stamp the background in black, and only color a couple of the forefront images. It really makes them pop! Love the cupcake holder too. So SWEET!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are totally cute!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! Cammie, I adore your card at the top..as I have lots of campers in my family, but that cupcake box is just the most clever idea!! So cute!! ;) TFS!