Gina K Designs January 2020 Release Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Welcome everyone! It’s time to celebrate the January 2020 Release from Gina K Designs with a blog hop filled with inspiration and prizes!


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel using a fun technique that I learned from Jennifer McGuire. It’s a DIY Ink Pad technique that looks amazing with the new Embroidered Flowers stamp set from Melanie.

Here’s a look at the entire stamp set. This is a large 6″ x 8″ stamp set filled to the gills with images, versatile sentiments and foliage. There is also a coordinating die you can purchase separately.

For my card, I’m using Heavy Weight White cardstock and Tranquil Teal cardstock.

The reinkers that I’ll be using for this technique are Tranquil Teal, Sea Glass, Sweet Corn, Grass Green and Lucky Clover. The secret element to creating these beautiful two-tone flowers is a baby wipe. Be sure to watch the video for all the juicy details!

After trimming my pattern panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″, I will cut it an angle. Using this panel as a guide, I can line up my sentiment in my Mini Misti and stamp on another 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock.

Such a fun technique and I love the results!

Below is another card I created using the same stamp set and design but stamping the images in Dusty Rose and Jelly Bean Green ink.

I used Innocent Pink cardstock as a base to tie in my pinks.

Also being featured today on the blog hop is the Happy Hearts stamp set from Beth. I love Beth’s clean and simple designs. This is a 4″ x 6″ stamp set and also has a coordinating die that you can purchase separately.

I fell in love with this dotted heart image. I overlapped the image by stamping in Passionate Pink ink. The Scripty Encouragement sentiment is stamped in the Obsidian Black ink.

For the bottom of my card, I cut thin strips of Red Velvet, Passionate Pink and Bubblegum Pink cardstock. Using the dot runner, I laid down some adhesive and attached the strips down.

Such a clean and simple design but I just adore this image.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! We have two more days to share with you so be sure to check back.

Don’t forget to check out my video HERE on the DIY Ink Pad technique.


We are giving away a $50 gift to one lucky winner each day of the hop! Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!


If you are just starting on my blog for the blog hop, be sure to head to the beginning over on the Gina K Design blog.

You’re next stop in the next is REMA.


Here is the entire list in case you get lost along the way.


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  1. Loved seeing the same design done in two different colors – amazing how different they look!
    Loved them both but the pink was my favorite

  2. Great technique idea Mindy! I love all your cards today. Thank you for the video too.

  3. Awesome cards! Love the colors you used on the Embroidered Flowers! Sweet card with the Happy Hearts set too!

  4. I love your backgrounds, and your stripes! Fun, beautiful, and look relatively simple to make. Can I come visit and make cards with you to see how much more inspiration can rub off on me? 😁 Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. I agree with others: great cards, great techniques (I will come back to look at your tutorial), and lots of inspiration. I really like the idea of the stripes you made on the “I love you” card. Thank you for sharing!!!

  6. All three cards are gorgeous, but the CAS one at the end is just stunning in its simplicity. Just love it!

  7. gorgeous cards

  8. Love the cards, especially the colors you used.

  9. Such pretty cards! Isn’t Beth’s set perfect for CAS cards!!!!

  10. so pretty

    1. Love that blue

  11. Beautiful creations!!

  12. I love the monochrome blues and pinks of the flowers then that perfect CAS Valentine!

    1. Love your choices of color!

  13. Love these products and would love to see what I could make with them!

  14. Very pretty, love them all 🙂

  15. These are such fun cards, I do love the pink pieced from the various pink strips.

  16. Wonderful cards!

  17. I really love all your cards – your designs and colors are great! Thank you.

  18. Love all your cards! The colors are beautiful.

  19. Wow! How beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  20. I thought blue was my favorite color of your cards but your pink card is just as stunning. Then you do a really clean and simple card and love that one also. Thank you for sharing your ideas and technique.

  21. Lovely cards and I really enjoyed your video on making my own “stamp pad” using the reinkers. The stamping was just beautiful. Great set!

  22. Delightful little designs!!

  23. I’m running into my craft room to CASE your pink “I love you” card. So simple but so beautiful. Love all your designs.

  24. These are beautiful. I love the look and will definitely be trying this. Thank you Mindy….and Jennifer!

  25. Love the projects, thanks for the inspiration.

    Carol B

  26. Beautiful cards! I’m inspired to try the DIY ink pad technique since you had such great results.

  27. Beautiful cards! Love the DIY technique!!

  28. Stunning use of that technique with the embroidery set! I’m going to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Great technique on your floral cards – love the look it creates! Your heart card is great too! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Hi Mindy 🙂 Love the two variations on a theme you’ve got going here!!! Beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  31. Beautiful cards. I really love the use of teal in your card.

  32. What pretty cards! So many great techniques for the same stamp sets! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Such beautiful cards. Especially loved your card with the re-inkers! Thank you so much!!

  34. I can’t wait to watch the video! These cards are
    so pretty!! Beautiful job Mindy!

  35. Mindy, your different color schemes on the first two cards really change the look of Embroidered Flowers. It’s been years since I’ve tried this technique. Your Happy Hearts card is perfect with the simple image and stripes of three shades of pinks.

  36. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!

  37. Mindy,
    Your card display is really clean, simple and very tasteful, especially the double hearts card. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Lovely and striking cards! Beautiful designs and super cool technique.

  39. As always, gorgeous cards!!!

  40. I know it’s supper clean and simple, but I just LOVE that last card! I have trouble doing ones like that, cause I keep thinking I need more on it…but sure do love the look when others do it. Suppose I should try again, cause I can’t stop looking at yours!

  41. Enjoyed your video showing the baby wipe reinker inking technique. The card turned out beautifully! Like the blue but since I am a pink (and green) person, I liked the pink version the best. Your valentine is a very sweet and simple card.

  42. Love the blue and green – and those sentiments are gorgeous!

  43. All of your creations are soft and perfect! Thank you for the reminder for using my reindeers!

  44. Your cards are so soft and elegant– thank you for the refresher on using reindeers!

    1. On using reinkers! (Spelling correction is so helpful!)

  45. I absolutely love your cards, the really simple heart card works. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Absolutely gorgeous cards.

  47. Beautiful cards!

  48. Beautiful cards.
    Love the hearts with the striped border.
    thanks for sharing

  49. Very nice soothing cards, thank you!

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