Aug 5, 2010

Sweetest Blessings Class Kit

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Good evening!

Welcome back to  my blog for the last night of hops this week!  I'm thrilled to share the card kit that will be free with the purchase of the Sweetest Blessings stamp set from now until the August 26th - the date of the next release.  I adore this little stamp set and had lots of fun designing and 'decorating' the sweet treats in this stamp set for the cards shown above.

Sweetest Blessings Class Kit Contents
  • GinaK Cardstock - heavy white, chocolate brown, bubblegum pink, passionate pink, and turquoise sea
  • Silver eyelets
  • 1 yard 3/8" pink gingham ribbon
  • Printed instruction sheet with measurements and supplies needed to complete the 5 projects shown in the photo above.



The other 4 class kits that I've shown tonight will be available for purchase separately or in combination with the stamp sets.  Gina has asked me to 'amp' up my class kits to show how many projects can be designed with the contents in the kit.  And I was up for the challenge!  I literally used up as much of the papers as I could and was able to find enough materials to create between 5-6 projects with each kit.

Rather than just calling these new kits a card kit, I like to think of these new kits as class kits because if I was teaching classes at GinaK's store - I would use them in my classes!  The measurements are all provided on the instruction sheet along with all the additional materials needed to complete the projects ... so, the kits are really like a Class in a Bag!  You get to complete the cards at your convenience - 'tweaking' them as you wish while making them at home.  The instruction sheet can also be a handy reference guide because if you like a particular card's sketch, all the measurements are provided there for you to use!

Now, let's look at each project in a bit more detail ...

This first card is a 4 1/4" square card that I designed for a 'masculine' birthday card.  Of course if it's too feminine with the glitter and scallops, they could easily be left off... lol!  I stamped the focal image on turquoise cardstock and colored with copics.  I would have liked to stamp it on white cardstock and pop it up, but I was running low on white paper from the kit and wanted to make sure the I was being true to what could be done with the actual kit contents. 

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Card Details
Stamps: Sweetest Blessings (GKD)
Ink: Black Memento
Cardstock: GinaK - heavy white, turquoise sea, chocolate brown
Other: Numbers cuttlebug embossing folder, scallop border punch, 1/4" scor-tape, glue pen, doodlebug glitters, spellbinder nestability plain and scallop square dies, copic markers 

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Next, is this little gift tag card, all ready to be tied to a gift bag or tucked into a gift box.  It's simply a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock scored in half with a hole punched in the corner for the ribbon to be looped through.  Then, I decorated it with scraps and once again, stamped the image in turquoise paper (again conserving that precious white cardstock! lol!) and colored with copics.  Then some liquid applique and glitter finishes off the cupcake.

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Card Details
Stamps: Sweetest Blessings (GKD)
Ink: Black Memento
Cardstock: GinaK - turquoise sea, chocolate brown, innocent pink, and passionate pink
Other: Corner rounder, seeing spots and candy cane cuttlebug embossing folders; copic markers; silver eyelets; 1/4" hole punch and eyelet setter; pink gingham ribbon, liquid applique, doodlebug glitters, spellbinder scallop square die; paper piercer
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There's just something about these colors together that I love!  This card is pretty basic with a favorite 'go-to' sketch of mine that worked well with these little images.  I've stamped them on white paper, colored, trimmed, and then popped up for some dimension.  After it was all put together, I used a glue pen and Doodlebug's colored glitters for some added sparkle.

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Card Details

Stamps: Sweetest Blessings (GKD)
Ink: Black Memento
Cardstock: GinaK - heavy white, turquoise sea, chocolate brown, innocent pink, and passionate pink
Other: seeing spots cuttlebug embossing folders; copic markers; pink gingham ribbon, glue pen, doodlebug glitters; paper piercer & template

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I really like this next card because this was the first time I tried a tone on tone look like this and really like how it turned out!  It's a pretty simple technique and one that I have to remember to try again soon!  The ribbon treatment was done by running a strip of 1/4" scor-tape along the side and then ruffling the ribbon.  To finish it off, I put a silver eyelet on the top and then left a bit of a tail on the bottom.  Another fun look I have to remember to do again.

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Card Details
Stamps: Sweetest Blessings (GKD)
Ink: Black Memento
Cardstock: GinaK - heavy white, chocolate brown, innocent pink, and passionate pink
Other: Corner rounder, seeing spots cuttlebug embossing folders; copic markers; silver eyelets; 1/4" hole punch and eyelet setter; pink gingham ribbon, liquid applique, doodlebug glitters, spellbinder scallop square die; paper piercer and template, 1/4" Scor-tape

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Here's a card that similar in the embossing to the one above, except this time I embossed the card front itself.  I put the embossing folder in sideways and embossed only 4" of the front.  To help define and finish off the embossing, I used my Scor-Buddy and scored at the edge of the embossed line and 1/4" from it.  Then, I put a strip of 1/8" Scor-Tape down the groove and sprinkled pink glitter over the tape.  I like the texture this provides without any bulk!

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Card Details

Stamps: Sweetest Blessings (GKD)
Ink: Black Memento
Cardstock: GinaK - heavy white, chocolate brown, innocent pink, and passionate pink
Other: swiss dot and candy cane cuttlebug embossing folders; copic markers; silver eyelets; 1/4" hole punch and eyelet setter; pink gingham ribbon, liquid applique, glue pen, doodlebug glitters, spellbinder labels 4 and scallop square dies; paper piercer
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My last card in the kit is another 4 1/4" square card that would be very easy to mass produce. I used a spellbinder label 4 die to trim a scrap piece of pink cardstock for the tag's top as well as the tag on the card above.  Try it sometime - a lot of the label dies would make awesome tag toppers!

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Card Details

Stamps: Sweetest Blessings (GKD)
Ink: Black Memento
Cardstock: GinaK - turquoise sea, heavy white, innocent pink, and passionate pink
Other: Corner rounder, seeing spots cuttlebug embossing folders; copic markers; silver eyelets; 1/4" hole punch and eyelet setter; pink gingham ribbon, glue pen, doodlebug glitters, spellbinder label 4 die; paper piercer and template

This card is also the inspiration for the sketch challenge that I'm hosting for our 'virtual blast from the past' party going on over at StampTV.  Here's the sketch that I shared in the discussion:


I hope you'll have time to play along with me and add your project to the StampTV gallery this weekend!


And, finally before I let you go - have you seen this yet?!



Whoohoo - a COUPON!  It may be a great opportunity to stock up on some class kits, don't you think?!  *hint, hint!*  lol!  Happy shopping!
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For even more samples of some of our favorite 'Blast from the Past' GinaK Designs stamp sets, check out these participating designer's blogs:

The entire GinaK Designs team would like to invite you to the virtual Release party we're having beginning tonight (Thursday, August 5th) on StampTV.  It will be a bit different than our usual release party, but we'll still have challenges, contest questions, and designer samples that you won't want to miss out on!  See you there for all the fun after you've finished checking out everyone's blogs!

Jessica

4 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Saweeet indeeeedy!!! And the color combo is fabulously decadent!!!

Miesje said...

I love them - going to dust off that stamp set and make some of those cards! Already used the coupon and am THRILLED to know the date of the next release - posted on my calendar.

Theresa Momber said...

Another fabulous card kit! Love the wonderful color combinations you come up with!

Joanne said...

I just love Spring Florals! I would love it to be spring all the time! The colors are just wonderful!

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