Gina K Designs - Fun with Fabulous Foil-Mates Blog Hop

Monday, May 22, 2017


Hi everyone! 

Gina K and the team have received such amazing feedback on the new Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies that we have decided to put together a special hop for you today! This blog hop is a blend of a video blog hop featuring tutorials from Gina K and a few members of the team and a traditional blog hop featuring beautiful cards from other members of the team. 

Over the past few weeks, the Foil-Mates products have been flying off the shelves at Gina K Designs. Please be assured that if they are out-of-stock, they will quickly be back on the shelves again soon. In fact, Gina just stocked the shelves with a fresh batch of Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies and more will be on the way.

If you are new to Foil-Mates, they are used to step-up the shimmer and shine in your card projects! Creating cards is never more easy and beautiful when you work with this new line of foil products. From beautiful pre-printed Foil-Mates, to stunning colors of Fancy Foils, when you combine them together the outcome is stunning! Discover how many various combinations of different cards and invitations you are able to create with Gina’s Foil-Mates products. With many of Gina’s most popular signature colors now available in foil, coordinating with Gina K Designs card stock and ink has never been easier!

We would like to thank Therm O Web for being such a great partner in the Foil-Mates line of products.







Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop and that person will win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

My first card features the Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates Sentiments set.  I cut the image out using the Foil-Mates Rectangle Large set and foiled it with Passionate Pink - Fancy Foil.  I then used the Stars and Stripes foil Mates and used Passionate Pink - Fancy Foil for the polka dots and the Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils for the stripes.  I am in love with all these foils, it sure does make a classy card for anyone you want to send one to.


GKD Supplies Used:
Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates
Polka Party Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Passionate Pink - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White, Black and 
Passionate Pink
Small & Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Here is a closer look of the card.

My next card, I am using the Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates Sentiments set again. The background, I used the Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates, I foiled the stars with Jelly Bean Foil - Fancy Foils and the stripes with Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils.  I used the negative that I foiled from the card above.  It's so nice that you can use every piece of the foil if you have   To the Deco Foil Toner Sheets.  Gina K has a nice video you can watch if you are not sure how to use the Deco Foil Toner Sheets.


GKD Supplies Used:
Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
Passionate Pink - Fancy Foils
Wild Lilac - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White and Black 
Small & Large Oval Foil-Mates Die Sets
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Closer look of the card, here you can see the colors very well.

My next card is a very clean and simple card, again I used the negative piece that I foiled with the Deco Foil Toner Sheet, I also die cut the butterfly with the Toner Sheet and foiled it with Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils.  The sentiment if from the Gina K Massive Messages.  


GKD Supplies Used:
Polka Dot - Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White and Black 
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Closer look of the card

My last card I have lots of elements on this card.  I embossed the background and layered it with the GKD layering black cardstock.  I then used the negative from my second card which was the Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates using the Toner Sheet.  I die cut the stars with the small and large foil mates die sets.  I die cut the True Friend - foil-Mates sentiment and then foiled it with the  Jelly Bean Fancy Foil.  I added all the elements to my card.  I finished it off by die cutting the stars from the Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Set and adhered them to my card.


GKD Supplies Used:
True Friend Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White, Black 
and Jelly Bean Green
Small & Large Circle Foil-Mates Die Sets
Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Set
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner



Closer look at the card.

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


Thank you for stopping by!

66 comments :

  1. WOWZER...these are all so beautiful!

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  2. Such lovely sparkly cards! Love how you are using every inch of the foil in various ways.

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  3. These are amazing! The diagonal striped piece is gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Can't choose a favorite, they are all so amazing!

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  5. Wow, those are some beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  6. Oh My! Those are beautiful! Thanks for inspiring us.

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  7. The matching foil and cardstock is beautiful!

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  8. I love being able to use the negative from one card to make another one. No waste of this beautiful material.

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  9. It is so fun to see how you guys use the materials I have purchased. I bought the stars and stripes and cannot believe I didn't think to combine them like you have. Great looking cards.

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  10. Beautiful cards!! Really LOVE how you did the strips at an angle on that first card! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  11. Really beautiful cards. I love the Birthday ones. Thanks for sharing...

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  12. Gorgeous cards! Love them all!

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  13. WOW so much shimmer and shine! Beautiful cards!

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  14. wonderful cards Donna! Love all that shine and great designs! :) <3

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  15. you were busy. lovely cards. Love that you used the negative left over pieces to make new cards.

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  16. Wow! If mine look half as pretty I will be happy!

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  17. All of these are gorgeous, but I have to say, the angled panel of stripes on the one card is such a wonderful look.

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  18. I just heard hubby bringing in the mail and I am supposed to get more of the foil line today. Now after seeing what you have done with them I am even more excited. Your cards are all amazing.

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  19. It must be so much fun playing around with these foils. You made so many beautiful cards.

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  20. Such great cards. wonderful job and creativity.

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  21. Those are some great samples!! Love the Stars!

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  22. Oh wow!! You are a rock star with those foils!! Love every one of your cards!!

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  23. Oh wow!! You are a rock star with those foils!! Love every one of your cards!!

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  24. Oh my love love how you think outside the box and mixed and match...love all your cards.Thanks so much.

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  25. You outdid yourself today, Donna! All your cards are gorgeous, but that last one is a stunner!

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  26. Wow your cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing:)

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  27. Such fun cards! Love how the foiling effect is different on each!

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  28. Such vibrant cards! I really like the pink and black together. This would be great for a teen girl. TFS!

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  29. These are super awesome cards Donna!

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  30. Love the different colored balloons! So cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win

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  31. Gorgeous sparkly cards. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  32. Fabulous cards and those coloured foiled balloons are wonderful.

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  33. Just stunning all those cards. Thanks for sharing your talents and work.

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  34. Oh my! Four spectacular cards! The foiling is the best.

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  35. Beautiful cards! Can't wait till the weekend!

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  36. Love the use of the black and white.
    Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  37. Really liked the butterfly one. LOVE those colors together

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  38. Beautiful collection of cards and so very inspirational.

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  39. I love the fun birthday cards. Thanks for sharing

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  40. OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
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  41. All I can say is wow! I am in love with the foilmates line and your creations are stunning

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  42. The foil just adds that special pizazz to these cards, beautiful!

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  43. Love all your cards! Great card layouts and good use of the foils. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Wonderful set of cards Donna! great inspiration!

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  45. So many beautiful cards and I can't say that I like one better than the others. They are all gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  46. Love all your card designs thanks for sharing your talent.

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  47. What a variety of beautiful cards. I love all your designs. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Wow Donna! Awesome card designs. Beautiful job.

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  49. Wow....so many wonderful cards!!! I love them all...color combos and everything...but the butterfly has to be my favorite :) Hugs...Janie

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  50. My, oh my, oh my!!!! All your creations are simply amazing. Gorgeous colors and wonderful designs. Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!!

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  51. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Love them all.

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