Sep 26, 2010

Preview Day 1: Flowers, Labels, and Leaves!

Good evening and welcome to preview day 1!

Tonight starts the previews of 8 new stamp sets and 5 new card kits that will be available for purchase this Thursday, September 30th after the StampTV release party at 10pm central. We're starting off with stamp sets illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Nina Brackett.

Buds and Vases by Melanie Muenchinger

Melanie has once again designed a beautiful stamp set that I just KNOW you're going to love!  I've been waiting for a long time for some containers to put her gorgeous flower images in, but even better than that, she has added a couple more flowers to the set too!  This arrangement is my favorite, so I just had to use it on my preview card for tonight.  Look closely - can you see the crystal lacquer on the jar and the leaves as well as the yellow glitter stickles on the center of the flowers?

Card Details
Stamps: Buds and Vases (GKD)
Ink: Memento; Vivid aqua

Cardstock: GinaK kraft, violet, asparagus, white; Basic Grey Basics White
Other: Sewing machine; Copic markers; daubers; Memento markers; EK Success border punches; crystal lacquer; SU tag punches and ribbons; stickles

Lovely Labels 2 by Nina Brackett

Finally, the long anticipated newest Lovely Labels 2 stamp set is available for purchase!  Nina designed the set to specifically coordinate with several new Spellbinder Nestability dies - some of which she herself has designed too!  Are we lucky to have her on our GKD team, or what!?  The possibilities are truly endless with this HUGE stamp set and I KNOW you're as anxious as I was to add this stamp set to your collection!

I choose to be a bit 'scrappy/shabby chic' on my preview card tonight, taking the color cues from this yummy October Afternoon patterned paper colors...

Card Details
Stamps: Lovely Labels 2 (GKD)
Ink: Vivid; Memento
Cardstock: GinaK kraft, red hot, ivory, green apple, ocean mist, sweet mango; October Afternoon dp
Other: EK Success border punch; gingham ribbon; corner rounder; EK heart punch; Spellbinder label 15 dies; button; SU clip; twine; SU Oval punches

The best part about this stamp set and all the other brand new stamp sets available through GinaK Designs this month: DIE CUT stamp sets!  (important note: The only stamp sets that will be available in the die cut category will be the 8 new stamp sets released on September 3.) 

All the details of this news can be found at GinaK's blog tonight - so check there for all the information you aren't going to want to miss!

Autumn Leaves Card Kit designed by Jessica Fick

Autumn Leaves Card Kit Details
Stamps: Autumn Leaves (GKD)
Cardstock: GinaK sweet corn, fresh asparagus; pumpkin spice; chocolate brown; ivory
Ink: Memento Cocoa; Versamark; Memento Potter's Clay
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folders: script, moroccan screen, forest branches; gold detail embossing powder; spellbinder petite circle and fancy tag dies; corner rounder; copic markers; border punch; ribbon; scor-tape

This card kit was designed to work with GinaK's Autumn Leaves stamp set.  I love the colors and the textures the stamps and the papers bring to this seasonal kit.  The kit includes all the cardstock, ribbons, and brads as well as the measurements to complete these 6 projects shown in the photo above.

For all my local readers, have you heard the exciting news that the retail store is being revamped to make it available for longer, more customer friendly hours!?  The online store and shipping department has been moved to a huge warehouse.  So, I'm thrilled to announce that I will be able to teach classes again as well!  I will be posting my class schedule here on my blog and Gina will be emailing it out to everyone who has signed up for email updates.  I am planning on offering a variety of class times, to suit as many people as we can: day time, evening, and an occasional Saturday too.  So, look for that class list for October to be posted soon!


For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:
Happy Hopping!  See you tomorrow night with even more new stamp sets and another card kit!


Michelle VP said...

What beautiful cards and ideas for these new stamps! I totally {heart} your new card kit too! :)

buggin2stamp said...

That card kit is awesome! And I love that shabby chic card you made. So adorable. I wish I lived close enough to come take classes.

Melanie said...

WOW! so many things i like about that BNV card!! love the lacquer and stickles!!! beautiful isnide and out! adorable sample with Nina's labels and I didn't even realize you were doing a card kit tonight! LOL! very nice work!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Jessica!! Such a fun design with Nina's set and love the way you did the vase, uber cool!! That card kit looks just fab, you are one busy lady.... wish I lived closer I would so come to your classes :o)

Lee said...

Absolutely FABulous Jess!! Those flowers are just stunning! And I love the collage-like design with the labels!!

Kathy H said...

Wow beautiful!!!

Giovana said...

Beautiful Jess!!!

PatS said...

Great card samples!

Becky said...


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your cards are beautiful.

NinaB said...

Oh what lovely creations, Jessica. I love your shabby chic cards. And your card kit is just amazing. I wish I can take classes from you :-).

Miesje said...

Yup, I was right....I am going to be doing some major shopping! Love the cards and the card kit is wonderful!

Carla S. said...

Your cards are just fabulous, Jessica! I love all the details! Great papers and layouts! The card kit is amazing, too! I wish I lived close by so I could take your classes!

Cat Tidwell said...

Oh what stunners with my beloved Kraft CS!! Woot!! LOVE these Jess!

Donna said...

Wonderful cards, Jessica! I love the card kit. Can't go wrong with fall colors!

Carolyn King said...

so beautiful Jessica. LOVE the CE on the vase--looks so realistic. Great card kit cards too!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Love that jar. Both cards are so beautiful and that card kit is amazing.

Kay S said...

Jessica, your cards are fabulous!! The purple flowers are SO gorgeous. I can't wait to get my hands on that set!!
I am so excited that you will be teaching classes again at the new location! Yeah! I've been waiting for that -- mostly because it's just such fun to visit you! :-) (and I enjoy the classes!)

Lyngo said...

Jessica - the flower vase card is so levely and I absolutely adore the label card - great job.

Juanita B said...

WOW, your work is astounding!! Beautiful color combos, and layouts. TFS.

Sandy said...

LOVE the card using Melanies new jar. What a gorgeous addition to add the laquer to the jar and leaves:) But, I think the autumn leaves cards have stolen my heart:)

Lagene said...

Love the crystal lacquer! Love then Autumn card kit! Wish I was close so I could take a class!

Anonymous said...

Love this whole post!!! LOL
It rocks girlfriend!

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous cards Jess! Love your beautifully colored flowers and how you've used the crystal lacquer! Love the design and colors on your shabby/chic card and your card kit cards!

Too bad I can't come to your classes. I'm sure I would learn a lot!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful - love the glitter centers of the flowers and the heart on top of the label stamp is adorable!!!
The fall cards made with the kit are really nice too!!!


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