Nov 13, 2009

First Christmas Blog Hop

Happy Friday!

Tonight we are showcasing Asela Hopkin's adorable Christmas stamp set called First Christmas. I have been having a lot of fun with the images in this set and know many of you have too because it's been flying off the shelves at the store!

My first card pairs these cute gingerbread cookies with two other GinaK Stamp sets: Have a Cookie and My Cuppa Joe. Don't they all work perfectly together?

Card Details
Stamps: First Christmas, Have a Cookie, My Cuppa Joe
Cardstock: GinaK white, tan leather, and Kraft; DCWV Sweet Stack
Inks: Black Versafine; Copic Markers
Other: Detail Clear embossing powder, Rhinestone gems for the cookies, Liquid applique, glitter, EK Success Square punch; Marvy Super Jumbo scallop square punch, Circle & Rectangle nestability dies


Some of our favorite Christmas memories are all the sweet treats we like to bake and give to family and friends - so this card will be perfect paired with a plate of goodies for a special someone in a few weeks. Can you believe how quickly the holidays are coming this year!?

Next up is a super simple but classy card that I just love...

The paper did all the work for me on this card. I stamped the Christmas bulbs on this glittered paper in Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and then cut them out. They are popped up on the card with some silver cording to finish them off. The background paper is just one layer - that white scallop border is part of the design.

Card Details
Stamps: First Christmas
Cardstock: GinaK white; DCWV Sweet Stack
Ink: Black Versafine
Other: Detail clear embossing powder; Pearls Silver cording, Circle Nestabilities


This card inspired another class kit card that Gina and I will share tomorrow morning on our blogs. It will be available for purchase online then - so check in with us then to see it.


Are you ready for some more Eye-Candy tonight!? Stop in at Asela Hopkin's blog (our featured Illustrator tonight) and see what she has prepared for us.

Then, check out these GinaK Designer's blogs for their projects:

as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Designer's blogs:

Remember, the Idea Center has lots of tutorials, photos, and links that will provide even more ideas for you with this stamp set!

And, if you haven't already done so, be sure to leave a comment on GinaK's blog for a chance to win this stamp set tonight too! If you have already purchased this set, you may swap it out for any other GinaK stamp set valued at $23.95.

23 comments:

Donna said...

pretty ornaments & combining the gingerbread cookies with have a cookie is clever

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful cards Jess! I love the gingerbread couple combined with the Have a Cookie set and love the paper ornaments.

wordbird said...

Jessica...both wonderful creative cards! Its so fun to see you combine so many stamp sets!...except of course now there are 2 more sets I "need"! LOL ;D Diana

JenMarie said...

Wonderful Jess!!!

tlgirl353 said...

Love these!

Theresa Momber said...

Great cards, Jess! I'm loving the way you combined those sets in the first one. Gorgeous!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Jessica! You are so creative when you start mixing sets.

theneon said...

Great job on both -- and no, the paper didn't do it for you on the ornaments -- there was a lot of creativeness to make is so special! The gingerbread couple look alive with their buttons and bow and what a great match with the cup -- the inside is great too. I guess you could say, I love these cards....

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards Jess!!

Deb said...

Fantastic cards, Jessica! I love the way you combined sets! They work great together! Gorgeous papers for your ornament card! I love those colors!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

oh! these are so fun!! I have these papers too but, never knew what to do with them! You used them so creatively here and they showcase the stamped images so well!

Dawn said...

darling cards! I love that you always go the extra step to finish the INside too!! love the cocoa mug too

Melanie said...

love your cookie sheet! great combination of all these sets!

joy said...

what cute detailing on your gingerbread men!

Christi said...

Your gingerbread men card is so cute! I love the eyes & buttons on your gingerbread men and the little mug with whip cream! The ornament card is beautiful! That paper on the ornaments is gorgeous! I love how you decorated the inside of both cards! Fabulous cards!!!

Carolyn King said...

the combination of those sets is PERFECT! What a great card...love the cookies and milk! The ornament card is beautiful.

Hope you are feeling a bit better today :)

Jessica said...

Very pretty cards! TFS

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhh I love them both. Can't choose my fav because, as usual I love ALL your cards. So creative!!

Giovana said...

Both cards are great Jess! The gingerbread one is just adorable, made me smile :)

Hope you are feeling better.
God bless
Giovana

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh how perfectly cozy and wonderful!!!! I love that mug with the gingerbread men!!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are awesome, Jessica! Love the cute gingerbread couple on the first and the glittery ornaments on the second!

catdidit said...

Oh how awesome Jess! Love the cookie sheet with the gingerbread men!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love them both! The eyes and buttons on the little gingerbread people looks fanstastic and the CAS design is beautiful.

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