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Gina K Blog Hop

Gina K. Blog Hop!

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We've been fans of Gina K for a long time, and we're excited to announce our first blog hop with their design team!  Hop with us for some fabulous prizes too!  Make sure you leave a comment on the post for a chance to win a Gin K Design stamp set ($24.95) !
W'e'll also be giving away a Designing with Gelatos Kit valued at $24.95!
Each day this week, we'll have a new post to share- so don't forget to stop by our blog and Gina K's blog
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Hey there creative people, Rita Barakat here and today 
I am using some Gina K. products with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!
 Gina K. "Summer Blooms" stamps set and "Grateful Heart" papers"
 Take several sheets of paper and clamp them together and draw a pumpkin.
 Cut the pieces then reassemble the pumpkin.
*Tip- Glue it down to another piece of scrap paper and trim any odd edges. I used a little burlap and twine for the tip of the pumpkin.
 I used a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Scarlett Red 118.
 I stamped my tag and colored the edges.
 I used Gelatos  and a dry sponge- drew a little on the edges and rubbed them into the the tag. (Colors - peach, chocolate, and sienna).


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Clever pumpkin idea!

Marsha D

Beautiful tag and what a great idea for the pumpkin. Thank you very much for a great tutorial.

Annette P.

I need to try these gelatos, they look like great fun!

Miriam Prantner

Wonderful tag! Love the deep colors of the papers and how you created that great pumpkin!

Karen Needham

I love my Gelatos! I started to use them over the summer and I have several sets. I use them for backgrounds for my cards and my art journal! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!


Love the pumpkin!Thanks for the inspiration!


What a great idea for the pumpkin and love the tag.Thanks for sharing as I need ideas on how to use the gelatos.Hugs:)))

Natasha Poteraj

Gorgeous! I just love the fall colors, and the natural looks.

Sharon Gullikson

The burlap is a great idea for "ribbon". I have never tried that. The pumpkins look so nice---I like everything about these.


Lovely pumpkin. Love the idea to do several layers. Gives me ideas for the gelatos I have.


Beautiful tag. Love the bright fall colors. Great idea for making the pumpkin. You can make several pumpkins in one cut and have a different end designs. Love it

Jan Koennecke

Love to see everything you and your team does. Such great ideas. Love the pumpkin idea.


A gorgeous tag.

Sabrina Radican

Just absolutely gorgeous!!


Oh my gosh - so cute!

Brittany Kohl

Cute tag! Love the pumpkin and the stamped background. :-)

Susan Jacobs

I would love the opportunity to use these gelatos. I have seen the most fascinating techniques done with them. So many to try. Thanks for the demo and inspiration.

Cole at Queen of Cards

so pretty!


Lovely idea!

Kay Carlton

Love the tag. I have to try this.

Elizbeth Seubert

I've never of Gelatos, but I assure you I will get them as soon as I can. These are amazing and I can't wait to try them on some of my own creations. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

snazzy jj

Love the leafy stamp with the pitt pen color. So Fall.


Love what you did with the tag. I have not used Gelatos as yet and I do have a few colours but I never know how to use them. Thank you for so much for the opportunity to win a set of gelatos.

Pat Tillery

Thank you for a great project! Love the pumpkin and seeing the Gelato transform the background.

Judy Covey

Oh WOW, looks like I've been missing a lot not using this delicious looking product. Love, love, love the pumpkin and can't wait to see more!


Loved seeing how you 'designed' the pumpkin. I have a set of Gelatos but have been hesitant to use them - wasn't sure HOW to use them. Now, I will be adventurous; looks like a lot of fun.


Wow, love the way you did that pumpkin - and the Gelato's kit includes an incredible amount of great items

Kathy H

So amazing how you made that pumpkin! And I have that stamp set so, yay! I can make something similar. Gelatos seem like the tool to have along with those Big Brush markers and Aquarelle pencils:)

renee logan

thanks for this fabulous opportunity! love how you did the pumpkin tag..thanks for sharing.

Marcy Bennett

Well, that was a big WOW! Amazing colors, and using the design paper like that was brilliant! I don't know much about gelatos, except that they are on my next list of things to buy! Love the affects!


How beautiful! I've decided I "need" to go get some gelatos!


I have been afraid of gelatos but now I need them.


And to think I have been intimidated in using gelatos! Beautiful work and THANK YOU FOR THE TUTORIAL ! Love your work!

Dawn Skene

Great tag. I'll have to remember the 'pumpkin trick'! Thanks for the ideas.

Lisa K

This creation is stunning! I love it! Thanks for showing the tutorial that we can all give a try.


Gorgeous projects with a great tutorial. I have been wanting Gelatos for some time, but my crafting budget has really shrunk with retirement, so winning a set would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance!

Verna Angerhofer

What a gorgeous tag and I love that pumpkin with the pattern papers. And, Faber-Castell colored pencils was one of my favorite Christmas presents when I was a child. They had such bright and awesome colors. I always took the doll from the paper dolls and made and designed my own clothes for her. I never used it as a paper doll that much, but just as a form for her to model my creations. What fun! Guess I was always into color even as a child.


I do love the gelatos and the fun ways to use your finger to apply color as well as a paint brush. The pumpkin is a great finish to the tag - just love the top part of the tag!

Diana Enns

Great tag - gelatos are really fun to work with.

Kathy E

Very pretty tag, thanks for the ideas


I love pumpkins and yours is so cute!
I never thought of using the gelatos on the edges

Natasha Marr

The more great projects I see, the more I want to try these out. I really need to get me some of these.


Great pumpkin!

Caroline Bredeson

Love the paper-pieced pumpkin, and the demo of stamping and distressing with Gelatos. THey remind me of pastels we had as kids--less messy, maybe? Thanks for the chance to win!

Marianne Grimbly

I am inspired by all the projects that I have seen. I am especially anxious to try out the Gelatos! They look like such fun.


Thanks for the tip on the easy way to cut the pumpkin. Love the tag

Susan B

Love the pumpkin technique. Very cute tag!!!

Sharon Field

What a great tag! So colorful....think I will get my gelatos out and have a go.

Bente Hein

Great idea - thanks for sharing

Natasha Brooke

Wow love it! Thank you for sharing!

Susan Bridgman

Beautiful tag!! And thanks for posting those fabulous technique videos on using gelatos - I bought a couple but haven't tried them yet, so now I'm inspired!!


Oh wow! What an awesome tag! LOVE how you made your pumpkin and the use of the gelatos on the edges is amazing!

Therese DuMoulin

Very clever! I'm going to try this. Thanks.

Karen Rose

Beautiful!!!! I have never used gelatos but would like to in the future! =) Your paper-pieced pumpkin is wonderful and the gelatos blend so nicely! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


What a beautiful tag/embellishment. And you have another couple of pumpkin makings. Thought this turned out so pretty. Thanks so much.

Linda Mott

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that stamp set.


Love paper piecing...especially these fall colors. Thank you for sharing

Cheryl C

The Pumpkins are great. I love watching people use gelatos. I so not have any yet so I am so thankful that you are having this giveaway. Bless you.


Love your tag and the fall colors you used. Thanks for sharing.


What a great tag! I am all ready wondering what I can do to make some holiday tags for my packages using this technique! I was not sure how to use the gelatos so watched the wonderful videos. Thanks for sharing this.

Susan Sieracki

Wow...that is totally awesome. I can't believe you made a pumpkin like that. The Gina K paper you chose was perfect!

Debbie Bradford

These are great projects. I have been wondering what the Gelatos were and how to use them. Thank you for showing these techniques and the "how-to" videos.

Dee in Oklahoma

What a gorgeous elegant the coloring...those Gelatos are amazing. Would love to try some.

Carole Renneker

I've never used this product but the results are gorgeous. I'm sure going to have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon McDonald

Pretty tag, the pumpkin idea is great.

Greg T

Great idea with cutting the pumpkin pieces together. Then you would have multiple pumpkins to assemble for multiple projects. I keep wanting to get some Gelatos. Maybe I can win some. Fingers crossed.

Sandra Reade

Wow, Gelatos are beautiful. I can only get some basic colors here but would love to try more products.

kate blair

lovely tag and like others I must try gelatos

Janet Cobb

Both prizes are terrific! I have been dying to try Gelatos but a restricted budget keeps getting in my way!


What a great idea for a patch-work pumpkin. Tks for the tip! The gelatos are available in great colors... love to win some!

Barb Wiggins

Cute cute Idea! You can be casual with it or go very elegant! I'll be using this idea on cards for next year.


Absolutely STUNNING tag! I am definitely going to give this technique a try! This is beautiful!

Carol B

Love this tag, the Gelatos are so cool!

Carol B


Beautiful tag!! Thanks for the tutorial. I love how you did the pumpkin.


Thank u. Totally love the pumpkin. I use Faber-castel art pencils

Helen F.

Amazing and clever tag, thanks so much for the tutorial on how you created it! Really need to try these fun Gelatos :)


Awesome, as a newbie this will be something exciting to learn.

Jackie Posnansky

Beautiful tag! Great pumpkin design! Would sure love to win!


Gorgeous the pumpkin tutorial; I have had my eyes on the gelatos lately!


simple to make, yet very beautiful tag!!! love it!!! :)

Sharon H

Love the tags and the ideas. Sure makes fall fun with all the ideas and would love the chance to try the gelatos. Thanks.

Sharon H.

Deborah Tyler

I didn't even know these cool thing existed. Have to have some.

Julie Craig

Beautiful tag. I love the idea of using Gelatos and teamed with Gina K stamps very cool. Thanks for the ideas.

Sharyn Polesel

Beautiful tag! Love the way you made the pumpkin. It looks great in GKD patterned paper.

Jean Marmo

Just gorgeous! Love this idea!

Barb M

I love the Gelatos. I have a much loved, well used set, especially the metallics. Great idea for cutting out the pumpkin pieces all at one time. Now why didn't I think of that. Sheesh!


Wow, I would love to have a set of these!! Thanks!!!


What a great idea with the paper, love GinaK! This is actually my first stamptv kit and I love it!


The tag is so beautiful. I love the paper pieced pumpkin it's adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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Sue Smith

Oh very pretty! Would love to try this.

Shelly Schmidt

Beautiful tag- wonderful colors- love the images and the Pumpkin!

Laura G.Turcotte

I ADORE your work, Rita--You are amazing! This is fabulous! Thanks for the tips!

Susan K Smith

Love the richness of the colors. Can't wait to play with them!

Debbie Z

Wow, I love how you used GinaK papers. I love her and her design team! They inspire me every day. Your tag is awesome!!

Jill P

What a cute idea!


What a wonderful elegant tag you made.
Like the way the pumpkin looks


Great idea for some wonderful products! Thanks!!


I love the effects of these products.

gabriele haider

I just love the whole tag! pumpkin is fantastic. I sure would love to learn to use the gelatos

Rosy Newlun

What a cute tag! Love how you colored the edges and stamped the flowers in red!

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