Monday, August 17, 2015

{Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop} Back to School!!

The Cast and Crew of Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Cast and Crew will inspire you with many fun projects for your students, their teachers, and your friends in the teaching profession!

 As you hop through the blogs of Gina and the Cast & Crew, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random commenter to win their choice of a Gina K Designs stamp set - up to a $23.95 value! 

To see if you won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Today we're featuring stamps from Melanie's set Basket Additions 3, combined with other fun sets available in the Gina K Designs Store.


For this little notecard I used a Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangle to cut a card base from GKD Kraft cardstock.  I stamped an apple from the Bounty of Blessings set on GKD Heavyweight White cardstock, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and cut it out.  I popped it up with 3D foam over a strip of GKD Black Onyx cardstock on which I wrote "teacher" with a white gel pen.  I added the words "for my" from the Basket Additions 3 set, and then swiped the edges of the card with white ink.  The final touch was a Dark Chocolate Twisted Twine bow. 


For my second card, I colored the school supplies from the Basket Additions 3 set and the wagon from Beyond Baskets.  I used paper from the GKD Poppy Prints pack to make my background, and added an appropriate sentiment for a teacher or a mom sending her children off to school from the Stamp Duo Little Things.  I colored a couple of pearls black with my Spectrum Noir markers and added some twine for a little embellishment and texture.

Well, that's it!!   I hope you've enjoyed today's hop and are all excited to start stamping !!  I'll give you the list of my fellow designers again, in case you're just getting started... otherwise, you can jump right over to the shop to check out the stamps and supplies you saw on today's hop! :)


Melanie Muenchinger (Illustrator of Basket Additions 3) - http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/
Beth Silaika - http://silaika.blogspot.com/ 
Cathy “Cat” Tidwell - http://catdidit.blogspot.com/ 
Kendra Wietstock -  http://kendrawietstock.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia

90 comments:

Janeen said...

Loving the red wagon card. It's perfect

Melanie said...

These are just adorable! I love the simplicity of the first and every little detail of the second! :)

catdidit said...

LOVE that teacher card! so rocks, both of these Tricia!

Karen Hightower said...

Tricia, I love both of these cards! They both are awesome! I Love your work! :) <3

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super cards. Love the wagonload of school supplies. The sentiment is perfect for a back to school card. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Cindi Hall said...

Tricia, what a great idea to use the wagon with the notebook and lunchbox! Awesome.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Both of these cards are wonderful! That red wagon card....super amazing!

Angela Hartley said...

you are so talented and give us lots of ideas as to how to use these fabulous products!!

Macimbalo said...

I love your cards, esp the 2nd one, I have that sentiment and haven't used it much. I love the way you used it, thanks for such great ideas!!!

Cheryl Depler said...

Woohoo, just love your colors! Thanks.

Dawn S. said...

Great cards! Love the apple and the little wagon.

nzillingworth said...

NICE SENTIMENT. LOVE HOW THESE LOOK SO HAND DRAWN, AND NICE BRIGHT COLOURS. BRILL JOB

Lisa K said...

I really like the wagon card. The patterns look great with the wagon and the sentiment works so well.

Cindyloohoo said...

Love the cards thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Caroline Pollard said...

Very Cute Cards! Like like like.

scrappinmommom said...

I am loving the little red wagon. Takes me back to my childhood, I loved school. Really nice.

Tami Priebe said...

Love the scalloped edge on your card. The wagon is adorable. Thanks for sharing!!

Cammi said...

Such sweet cards! The wagon rocks!

Ann W said...

Good idea, the little red wagon!

Metty Fredricks said...

Especially love the little red wagon. Thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

I love the red wagon. So cute. The colors are fantastic, love the brightness of the cards.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Great cards Tricia! I'm loving the sentiment on the second card, it's perfect!

Stephanie said...

I love the red wagon card especially. Charming.

jeb said...

Both cards are great but I love the second one. Very nice cards. Thank you.

Deborah Vasel said...

So cute with the red wagon!
Love the idea.

MsJudyC said...

Love your cards, they are so cute!

Roberta Eldridge said...

I love your cards, especially the wagon card! So, so cute!

Sharon Underwood said...

Love your cards, Tricia! I wish I had the stamp set you used!

Rita C Jackson said...

Anything made with kraft colored paper always catches my eye so of course I live the To My Teacher card. Thanks for sharing.

Nana Griffin said...

Am loving the wagon card. Such a cool idea and a great verse to go with it.

Taylored Just 4U said...

Love these cards! The use of the wagon is really CUTE! Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

Both cards are very creative but like the wagon card the best. Thanks for sharing

Anneke Schep said...

Very cute cards, but oh boy do I love the second card with the wagon!!

Kathy Krug said...

Great cards. I really like how you paired the sentiment with the wagon.

Nikki said...

I love everything about this card. Great job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous cards and love how the sentiment on the last one works perfectly for such an occasion.

ShelleyV said...

Such bright and cheerful cards to start off the new school year for students and teachers, both.

Rose said...

Your cards were so cute. I was taken by surprise when I went down to the second one! Loved the colors the card gave me a great feeling inside! Made me smile! Good job! Thank you!

Paula Kysilka said...

I love your wagon card. The saying is especially nice and it is so true. I have a 10 year old grandson who really enjoys the cards I send him in the mail. Kids just love to get cards! Thanks for sharing.
Paula K.

Linda said...

what cute cards you made for back to school. I love the layout of the first super cute!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Tricia, these are adorable! Thanks for sharing all your talent and ideas with us! Hugs!

Gwen said...

Tricia, you've done it again. Beautiful cards!

Lana Ellis said...

Super cute cards! Really like the wagon!

Pat said...

Awesome cards.

Judy Woodland said...

Love the bright colors and cute little embellishments - great inspiration here!!!

Pat said...

Awesome cards. Great ideas.

MJR said...

I like the wagon

Sandy M said...

Your cards are so creative. I especially love the wagon card.

Cindy Arnold said...

Love love the "little things" card! Think I will CASE that one :)

Sue In't Veld said...

The use of red on your cards really makes them pop! I especially like your second card with the wagon?

Linda said...

Wonderful cards and my favorite is the wagon one. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Sue In't Veld said...

Love the use of red on your card! It really makes it pop! Especially love your second card?

Loretta Rush said...

Thanks for your inspiration. Your cards are fantastic. Thank you!

Donna Phelan said...

Loving your little red wagon all loaded up with goodies! TFS!!!

CountessLaurie said...

Great cards! I love the little notecard especially. Thanks for sharing!!

El Ivens said...

Cute cards, wagon is definitely my favorite.

Sharon Fontenot said...

Wonderful cards! The wagon is a nice touch. What a great idea for a blog hop! Only 1 week left to get first day of school cards finished.

sillygirl said...

Great use with the kittle red wagon! So cute!

Sandra Schroeder said...

Great cards. I love the the wagon card and the sentiment on it as well.

STAMPING SAM said...

Cuteness at it's best! Need all the Back To School cards I can get...Kids start on Wednesday! Thanks!

snkplssskin said...

GREAT CARDS!!!! LiaS

Linda S said...

Tricia, These are so cute. Apples and school are useful themes all year long and I always enjoy seeing how the various members of the Design Team use the same stamps in so many different ways.

Tracy McBee said...

Super Cute Tricia! Love,Love the little red wagon!

Tina Gostling said...

Loving your ideas! Thank you for the inspiration, you have no idea how much I needed it!

Christina Young said...

Love these basket toppers!

Debby said...

Love you cards and your sentiment the little things are the big things!

Sharon said...

Wow! You knocked my socks off with both of these! Lov'in that little wagon!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love these cute little cards. The colors you have used are so vibrant and perfect as 'back to school' cards. The sentiment on the second card is so poignant:)

Vickie Livingston said...

Who doesn't love a little red wagon?! So cute!

ktmoore1960 said...

Oh My......I LOOOVVEEEE the enjoy the little things cards expecially. sniff sniff....brings a tear to my eye. They grow up so fast.

Sharon Kent said...

Super cute cards.

Carol March said...

Love the wagon and the sentiment.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I love both cards for different reasons. One is wonderfully simple and straightforward. The other has color and layers and texture. Thanks for sharing.

marilynwillauer said...

Such an adorable wagon, love it!!!

Sue D said...

Cute scalloped teacher card and great sentiment on the wagon card.

Gayle said...

Just how cute is the red wagon card...loving it.

Donna Przybylowski said...

Wonderful cards, especially the teacher one, thanks for sharing.

Hugs
Donna

Rosy Newlun said...

These are soooo stankin' sweet!!!! I had to pin them. In fact, I'm going to pin everything in this hop lol!!!! Big hugs cause these make me happy inside and out ♥

Gloria Magdaleno said...

Love your cards, specially the little wagon, brings back some wonderful memories. Thank you for your inspiration, glad you have a wonderful talent to share with the rest of us.

Beaumonde Designs said...

Such adorable cards!! Love the yellow and red combo! So cheerful!! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

Chrissy Allen said...

I absolutely love the little wagon card. Soooo cute.

Sharon said...

The wagon card is just darling and so bright and cheerful!

Carole Renneker said...

Both are adorable cards,Tricia. But I absolutely love the one with the wagon. Thanks for sharing!

Allie Gower said...

So sweet. Love all the little details.

Kind Regards,
Allie Gower

Jeff Towers said...

What a great way to combine patterned papers for a background in the " little things" card. Also this is a terrific sentiment for anybody. Wagon full of school supplies is perfect.

Di said...

That's one of my favorite sentiments on your wagon card. Nicely done.

Beth said...

love the kraft and black card! so sweet

mtscrapgal said...

Great ide to use a large die to make a base for a note card. The apple really stands out against the base. Great use of the lovely pattern papers for the second card. Thanks

ehbost said...

Loved both your cards. Great sentiment on the second one.

ehbost said...

Loved both your cards. Great sentiment on the second one.