Monday, November 29, 2010

Gina K Previews - Day 1

Hello! It's preview time again, for Gina K Designs! Today we are showing two new stamp sets that will be available this Thursday night. First is a wonderful new set from Melanie Muenchinger, called Mugs and Kisses. This set will be perfect for holidays and special occasions all year long and will be great for creating gift items.

I came up with this card that has a pocket inside to hold a few hot chocolate packets. You could also fill a cello bag with just one packet and a few Ghirardelli sqaures and place that in the pocket. (details below)

Next is a gorgeous new set from Tami Mayberry, called Block Greetings. The block images in this set will coordinate with Spellbinders dies!!! I love that the square is the perfect size to use with the Pendant Die, one of my favorite Spellbinders dies. (I'll post the step by step instructions for this card later on my blog)

This is such an exciting new release since it's our first with all our new DT members. Be prepared for some amazing inspiration!! Check out all these designer's blogs to see what they have to show you...

To make my project, I started with a sheet of Pure Luxury Lipstick Red card stock. I cut a piece 5.5 by 9, then using the left over 3 inch strip, I cut that to 3 by 6 inches.

I used my Scor Buddy to add score lines on the larger piece, at 4 and 5 inches.

Creased my folds.

On the small piece, I scored the narrow side at .5 and 1.25 inches.

On the wider side, I scored at .5, 1.24, 4.75 and 5.5 inches.

I used my scissors to cut away the pieces shown.

Then cut away the next two pieces as shown.

Then I added the cut lines, as shown, to create tabs to fold under.

Creased my folds.

Placed Scor Tape on the three flaps.

I removed the backing from the center flap and folded the sides over it to adhere.

Then I removed the backing from the sides and adhered to the card base. Two packs of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate fit perfectly.

I stamped the mug from Hugs and Kisses and colored with Copics, starting with E00 all over.

I added E57 to the outside edges and used E35 to blend into the first color.

I used E59 for the inside. After coloring, I cut out the image.

For the background, I cut a piece of cardstock to 3.5 by 5 and sponged Memento Desert Sand.

Then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

I stamped the XOXO image repeatedly using Memento Desert Sand.

I placed a sticky note on the background, as a mask, and sponged Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

Then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

I used C1, C3 and C5 to color the spoon, then cut it out.

The mug and spoon where adhered using Pop Dots and the background was layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown. I also added some piercing and brads.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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thestampinglady said...

Great projects--I really love how you always share step by step photos and instructions!

AJ said...

cute project- your patience with copics is impressive!! ;) LOVE the shading!

Chelsea said...

cute cute projects!

Jennie said...

EEEKsss, sweet cocoa holder and I am so trying that! Love the elegant design with Block Greetings too!

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE the cocoa holder and your coloring is fabulous as always. LOVE how you colored the blocked greeting too!!!

Lucy Chesna said...

beautiful designs and love the tutorial

Chris said...

love the card and the tutorial. your work is awesome.

Sandra said...

wonderful! Never a disappointment this site - always something to learn! Thank you.
Sandra

golightly said...

Your projects are wonderful! And thank you so much for sharing your instructions for the hot cocoa gift!

PS I love the sketch challenge card too!

emilymomto3boys said...

adorable projects and that lacey background on the block greetings is just beautiful!

Connie said...

awesome project!!!!

Audrey said...

Love your cards! The coffee cup looks like real stoneware! Just beautiful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE both - your bg is awesome with the hot chocolate!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring artwork!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh FABulous pocket holder! I'm gonna use that template for sure....thank you so much for sharing that! And just beautiful cards....I do so love to drool over your cards...and now with the cup of cocoa I seriously am!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great details on how your project was done! love your work!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Nana Donna said...

Great card and fabulous instructions Thanks
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Rema Timm said...

Everything you do is fabulous!!!

Monica-FC said...

love those ideas. thank you for showing how to do it also. I have never used copics so seeing them used is new to me.

Giovana said...

Fantastic Theresa!! I have to try this tutorial!!
Thanks !!

annieb said...

Great contributions, thanks for the tutorial. TFS

Pam said...

Can't wait to use this template!!Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

wow...cards AND a tut!!!! see why we love you! awesome...very pretty and gift worthy! my fav!!!!!!! ty cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous work, as always, Theresa! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I know I will be trying this when I get a quiet moment.

rhonda said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful card and instructions. I can't wait to get this stamp set and start making these.
rhonda s.

scrappintlc said...

Seriously gorgeous hon, thank you for the instructions, that is one thing that makes your blog one of my absolute favs.

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Beautiful creation and thanks for the directions..


happy holidays,
bobbi

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

these are fabulous.

Linda S. said...

High quality craftmanship!

whitneymaryann said...

Beautiful use of block greetings and fun gifting with the mug set.

Rita Kegg said...

great cards ... thanks for the tutorials

Melissa Cash said...

Great projects Theresa! Thanks for the awesome tutorial on the cocoa holder.

Lagene said...

Thanks for the tutorial for the hot chocolate packet holder! and the "block" birthday card is Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Maggiegirl51


What a super idea, love your colors, this is a must have stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

Merle said...

I love the shading in bboth projects.

Janet Baldwin said...

Great projects and the instructions are so clear. Thank you!

Sara in WI said...

Thank you so much for including your detailed directions for your gorgeous cards!

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic tutorial! Super projects! Love the way you've showcased the stamps. Thanks! "Hugs" Carol

Pat Jandacek said...

Thanks for the pattern for creating a holder for the bulk of the cocoa packet! A wonderful gift and just the right thing for so many.

craftynikky said...

What a joyful visit to your blog. I enjoyed the turotial, well made!

Shawna said...

Cute cards in your wonderfully distinctive style.

JaniceAileen said...

you. are. a. rockstar. Thats all I can say!

TropicLuv said...

Both cards are GREAT! I really appreciated the tutorial too, THANX!

Styme123 said...

What beautiful work! Very creative!

Piali said...

Hot Cocoa gift holder is awesome!!! Thanks for the detailed tutorial!!

Judy Applegarth said...

Awesome shading and tutorial.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous cards! Cute cocoa holder! Absolutely love the birthday card!

Debbie said...

I follow your blog ever day and I just love your cards, ideas and tutorials. I have learned so much from you. I love your Mugs and Kisses card. You just gave me the perfect idea for my Christmas card swap I am attending next month in our small town! THANK YOU!!

Donna said...

Super cool projects! Thanks so much for the instructions - I'll be making this on for sure!
TFS
Donna G

Di said...

Love the cards...LOVE the instructions!!! Thank you!

Margaret said...

Thank you so much for showing directions on how to make the pocket card. I cannot wait the make several tomorrow.

Becky said...

As always Theresa these are fabulous girl. love the coco holder.

jmahugger said...

Fabulous Card!! Love the cocoa pocket!

Love the colors of your Happy Birthday card!

Lisa said...

Always late to the party but I too thank you for the detailed instructions. I would love getting that cute card with the hot cocoa AND a chocolate. Too much is never enough.

Theresa said...

As always, these are great designs with these new stamps. Thanks for all the directions.

Barb said...

i love that you share step by step instructions WITH photos! you are amazing! and i thank you for that...it's been a big help with my Copic coloring. the Mugs and Kisses cocoa holder is just beautiful! i love the subtle shading around the focal image. your Blocks card is simply lovely!

Dee said...

I am always amazed at the great projects that you do.Thanks for the great instructions you give to us.

PatM said...

Thank you for the great instructional tutorials for the projects! I can't wait to try the Mugs and Kisses with the box for hot cocoa samples. Santa are you listening????

Sheahasu said...

Lovely!

grannypoppy said...

WOW! I love how you do a tutorial with the card. Love the pocket to slip something into!

Nicole said...

Wonderful!!! Love your coloring. Thanks so much for all the extra work in your post.

Kary said...

Theresa, I love your projects!! As always, your colouring is so gorgeous and I always look forward to your tutorials. I wish I can colour like you do ;)

Cheryl G said...

Great examples!!

Jan said...

What awesome projects. I LOVE the chocolate holder card, and do so appreciate your tutorial on how to make it. Theresa, your projects are always great; this one is no exception.

Patricia said...

Great job on your cards. I really love the step by step instruction that you gave. If really helps me when I can see it step by step.

Krissy said...

love love love the cocoa card! so cute!

Laura Love said...

WOW! Love Love Love your designs! The Cocoa gift card is super cute! I love how you did your coloring! The colors you chose on your Happy Birthday card are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent!

shayinfl said...

I love the shading on all of your cards..absolutely gorgeous..and such a neat idea for the box.

Ola said...

Fantastic samples... you're coffee mug looks amazing!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Sharon Peele said...

Theresa, You do such beautiful work! Its always a pleasure seeing what you have created for the previews!!
wonderful job on both cards

Booknplays said...

Thanks for the detailed instructions. I will try making a card like this with no expectation that it will come out anywhere ner as nice as yours!

Booknplays said...

Thanks for the detailed instructions. I will try making a card like this with no expectation that it will come out anywhere ner as nice as yours!

Booknplays said...

Thanks for the detailed instructions. I will try making a card like this with no expectation that it will come out anywhere ner as nice as yours!

Mary Ann said...

Oh yeah, this blog hop is filled with talented designers, HOWEVER you’re my favorite and, in my ever so humble opinion, your work is unparalleled! =) Your fab tutorials have inspired me to go outside my comfort zone and try new techniques...and spend lots of $$$ on paper and stamps at GK's! Great job on the previews!

Cheryl said...

Hi Theresa, your cards and projects always touch my heart they are so beautiful.

Lucy said...

Wow! Tutorials to go along with everything else! Your designs are lovely, as always, and your coloring skills are outstanding. If only....

Joanie said...

What great ideas and thanks for the tutorial.

sandra said...

I love both cards! You always do an amazing job! I have always been a fan of your website. Thanks so much for always showing us how you make your cards. You are very creative and talented.

Sofia ;) said...

Your project is super cute!!! And the tutorial even better!!!! Thanks!!!

Pam said...

Fabulous! Love the very helpful tutorial directions.

Miesje said...

WOnderful projects and I just love the hot chocolate holder - I may have to make a couple of those for Christmas! Thanks for the tutorial.

Shirley said...

As always BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for tutorial.

Donna said...

GREAT cards, and love your step by step, so easy to follow, and you are so wonderful at coloring with your copics, just love it. I chose to chase your blog also!!
Thanks
Donna

Stephanie said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for the great tutorial, too! It helps to see everything laid out like that sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Great idea and wonderful instructions

jonim52 said...

Greaat tutorial! Have to try it!

kathr said...

Brilliant, and thanks for the instructions, hugs Kath..

Dee in N.H. said...

WOW! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Love those cards!

Christine from FL said...

You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for sharing and your great tutorials!

asela said...

Amazing! Love the tutorials.

Marion said...

I love your cards so much. Thanks so much for the tutorials.

Gayle C. said...

You are fantastic, Theresa. Thanks for the step by step details and sharing your talent.

kim said...

Great projects. Thanks for the step by step on how to put the cocoa holder together. I need all the help I can get LOL

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

peggy wainman said...

Gorgeous, and thanks for the tutorial!

c_glass said...

Oh your cards are wonderful and thatnks for that tute! :)

jazy1m said...

Love the paper and color combo. Cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa H. said...

Wonderful tutorial! Your Copic artistry is amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Sheila D said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Thanks for the great details on how your project was done! Absolutely love your work!

Terri E. said...

Your mug card is fabulous!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

stampqueen said...

great projects - love the colors you chose for both!!!

Carrol said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing your instructions. I always look forward to reading your blog.

Dawn said...

Awesome job, awesome tutorial, thanks

P Myers said...

What a great idea for the cocoa. Thanks for including the directions.

trishey said...

I think this is my favorite project. Lovely.

Amy said...

Oh, my gosh, I LOVE your shading on the coffee cup! Thanks for the tutorial!

Dawn Fillmore said...

Great Projects! Loved the step by step for the pocket card! Always a big help to see the process! Thank You!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

love the hc holder perfect set of stamps for this
Barbara

Melanie said...

love how you colored your mug and of course the backgroudn and counter! Thansk for that tutorial,( okay it was a few more steps than I thought!!) Still easy, but thanks for takign all those pics!

Ink-Pattie said...

beautiful project--thanks for the tutorial!

Michele said...

Beautiful work! So creative!

Holly Hickman said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Your samples are gorgeous.

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the tutorial!

--Marcy said...

You are amazing! Thanks for the tutorials. Can't wait to try it!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome creations, Theresa! Thanks for the detailed tutorials!

dawna said...

Both cards are fabulous, and thanks for the tutorial!

gale.sewell said...

cute items. love the designs.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- your projects always make me drool! Thank you for the tutorial for the holder. I will be making these for sure!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Thanks for this cool tutorial - I LOVE this! It is perfect for giving my neighbors (who I don't have the money for elaborate gifts this year) a little holiday cheer and let them know I am thinking of them without breaking the ever shrinking bank.

Anonymous said...

Love the cocoa card and the softness of the blue on the block design is beautiful. Thank you for the detailed instructions.
jman4@comcast.net

Rhonda said...

Love the overall look of the card with the cocoa holder and that you did a tutorial. Will be giving this a try for sure. Your birthday card is sooo pretty. Looks awesome with the pendant. TFS

Jane said...

Your project is beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Theresa, thank you for the step-by-step on your fabby project! Love the beautiful birthday card also:o)

Betty said...

Great tutorials! Thanks

naneruth said...

Lovely! As always your ideas are so great and the detail you give us is so wonderful. Thanks!

Cheri said...

Your creations are (as always) gorgeous, Theresa. And thank you so much for sharing your ideas and tutorials with us.

She's Crafty! said...

I am definitely going to try that beautiful card w/pocket for the hot chocolate. I was just thinking about how that would be done (i'm a beginner). Thanks for the tip and the beautiful cards. Your spectacular!

Leigh M said...

such a great idea for "a little something" to give as a gift. Thanks you so much for sharing.

Sandy said...

You are so amazing. The card is especially lovely

eiyiyi said...

Beautiful cards and a step by step insruciton! Perfection!

Carolyn King said...

love that magnificently colored hot chocolate holder card! Wonderful Theresa!!

stephanie said...

Definitely fun!!!

Teri said...

So pretty - and thanks for the tute!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful samples! I love all of your depth, your coloring and shading are a real inspiration.

Robyn said...

great color shading
thanks for sharing

Tara K said...

Fabulous - thanks for showing us how you did it!

Lyngo said...

Just great Theresa. Thanks for sharing the gift card how-to. And the block greeting card is gorgeous.
TFS

Valerie said...

Always in awe of your sponge work! Love your hot cocoa holder! (May have to steal that idea for a CHA samples!)

RedGem said...

As usual your creations are so cute and very creative. Tks for sharing the box will definitely use for gift ideas.

Lisa Lynne said...

Great instructions! Thanks so much.

Judy McMullen said...

Wonderful projects, Theresa! Thanks so very much for sharing your terrific tutorials!! You inspire me!!!

Cheryl said...

Theresa, Love the cocoa pocket project! Thanks for the tutorial...What a fun idea for the up coming holidays and Winter months... I just love your work! Thanks!!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Wow Theresa, I love this hot cocoa holder card. So cute. Definitely saving this tutorial to try when I get my stamps. Thank you.
Marcie

Frankie Coolidge said...

Thank you so much for the instructions, I'm making them now!!

Lisa Oliver said...

Your creativity is inspiring! Your tutorial and photos are awesome! TFS

Gulffire said...

Clever and gorgeous as usual! Love the projects and soooo appreciate the tutorials! Thank you so much.

Barbara Colbert said...

Great job and thanks for the step by step directions!!! Appreciate it!!! GREAT job!!!

Deb said...

Sooooo gorgeous! I just love love LOVE coming to your blog because I know I will see something stunning and along with it, an amazing tutorial! Thanks for all the time and talent you put into it!

Fab and Sassy said...

your work is very inspiring

Sandie said...

Terrific tutorial!! THANK YOU!! The spoon is another fun addition I see!! Your choice of the Spellbinders PENDANT DIE is perfect with the flourish design block stamp!!
~Sandie

Amy said...

Love your projects! And thanks so much for the pocket card tutorial. I will be referring back to this often!

CJ said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love the card.

CJ

Carol said...

nice to have a cocoa bag with directions included. love your ideas.

Catherine Kraft said...

Love your cute hot chocolate gift and this is different than what I've made before. I like to keep a basket of goodies by my front door this time of year to give out. I'm going to be making some of these to share. Your blue card is beautiful and love how you framed the sentiment. Thanks for the tutorial of not only the holder but the copics, I need help with shading!!

Blessings,
Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Sue Alger said...

Your instructions were great and this card is just that something special. Wouldn't this card be great with a set of coffee mugs as a hostess gift

Deanna said...

Theresa, I gotta tell you, your's is one of my favorite sites - I have you at the top of my Favorites list! =) And I sooooo enjoy following your tutorials - I've learned so much from them. Thank you for your inspiration!

StampinDi said...

AS always your cards are gorgeous and your tutorial is fanastic! Love your blog!

Cathy said...

Love what you did here! Awesome ideas! Terrific tutorial too! TFS!

Laura said...

Love, love, love the card idea!!

Karen said...

Thanks for the beautiful designs and for taking the time to write up the details. Your copic coloring is awesome.

Lori said...

Theresa you blow me away with everything you do!! LOVE your cards!!!

Lisa Tatem said...

Thanks for the instructions for the hot chocolate card holder...great idea with the "Mugs & Kisses" set! Can't wait to play with them. :)

crotnem said...

Love what you have done. I especially love the flourishy loving one.

Jennifer Roach said...

Awesome tutorial. The cocoa holders are just perfect little gifts!

colleen said...

Stunning cards AND a tutorial... you ROCK! These were beautiful projects.... thanks for sharing them!

Clare said...

Very cute! I'd like to save the tutorial, but can't get my pc to do it.

kimsparks636 said...

As always, your cards are stunning. I visit your blog every couple days to see what new card you have created. Thank for sharing your talents:)

Suzanne said...

I hope I learn to use Copic markers as well as you when I grow up! Your work is always an inspiration to me. The cheerful gift package is a smile magnet and the elegant "Block Greeting" sample is sure to make it's recipient feel special. thanks!

klarcher said...

I've always loved the elegant simplicity of your card designs and these two are a great illustration. Thanks for the tutorial also

Anna K. said...

I'm seriously loving the pocket cards! What a great idea! :)

Barbara Hale said...

WOW - thanks for giving such detail about how you did your projects! I am loving anything having to do with mugs and/or coffee!

Susan L said...

Oh my goodness, another absolutely beautiful design. One better than than the other. The blues in the card design are stunning.

Diane said...

I send my daughter teas, hot chocolate and CL energy packets to help her get thru testing at Vet school, so I love your cocoa card. Thanks for the great step by step instructions.
Diane

Lynne said...

Love both of your projects. The hot cocoa one is really awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Mary of Oregon said...

I love these cards! Thanks for a chance to win.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Love the monochromatic blue project especially.

The Vannoy Family said...

WOW! So glad that I found your blog - love your technique! These are too cute! Great job! Thanks for sharing your projects with all of us!

Debbie said...

Stunning card and gift card! :) Thank you for the step-by-step instructions, i will definitely try it.

Debbie Meijer

Anonymous said...

Your projects are always so beautiful and your tutorials rock.

Jeanette said...

You are amazing at coloring. I can't do anything close to that. Great idea for the inside.

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards and thanks so much for the great tutorial.

Clickersister said...

Just too awesome. Thanks for the instructions, too!

Virginia Wingo said...

What a great idea with the packets, of course I will have to try that one.

Mary said...

LOVE that hot chocolate holder card! Your coloring is fabulous and you are SO nice to share the details on how to make it! I think my niece in college may get this!

Lynne said...

Thanks for the great instructions. Everyone loves hot chocolate and I hope to make some for my friends.

helenbrendan said...

Suxch pretty cards with wonderful instructions. Thank you!

dmbennett said...

Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing the step by step directions. I'll have to give it a try...

Carole said...

Wonderful cards. And thanks for taking the time to teach!

Jenny McGee said...

Nice projects. Thanks for sharing the tutorials.

Diana said...

Wonderful projects, and thanks for the tutorial

Deb Kane said...

Great tutorial, TFS. Love the B-Day card as well so elegant.

Barb said...

love the cocoa holder and the spellbinder die on card.

Julie Ranae said...

WoNdErFuL!!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Fab projects ... thanks for the tutorial too!

Nan G said...

Thank you for the step by step box instructions! Love the cards!

Virginia's Designs said...

193 comments wow, shows how great you are. I love your blog and follow a lot of your tutes.Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Melanie Mackenzie said...

Wonderful samples. Love how detailed your instructions are. Cheers.

Connie C said...

Great project, as always. I especially love the time and effort you take with your instructions. Very helpful for all of us, newbies and oldsters alike. I love that your card could be used for either male or female -- or even kids/teens -- on a cold, wintry night.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Oh Theresa, love your cards and project, always enjoy how you use the stamp sets and thank you for the tutorial as well, can't wait to try this one.

kerianne said...

These are just stunning...the blue one is so elegant!

Christi said...

Theresa, I love your cocoa card with the pocket inside! What a fun little gift! Thanks so much for the instructions on how to make it. Your "Happy Birthday" card is gorgeous!!!

Christi Denton

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