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Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT
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How Would You Fill it?

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All photos in my gallery feature Gina K Designs stamps and can be found with supplies used and step by step tutorials on my blog, "Hands, Head and Heart". Please come visit! :)

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At 6:00pm on October 19, 2016, Selina Macisco said…

Oh Melonie!  Your cards are stunning!  I love them all!!  :)

At 9:35pm on June 2, 2016, Cindy Miller said…

Melanie thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my challenge card, I really appreciate it!

At 8:47am on June 2, 2016, Bonnie said…

You are so creative and mindful of how we abuse your designs. I saw Coneflower, knowing it was a stretch. So glad you appreciate my attempt.

At 7:53pm on March 7, 2016, Kathy Moore said…

Hi Melanie. I just wanted to send hugs and blessings and thank you for your comment on my Forsythia card. Making a mess with watercolors is fun!  I have learned so much from you about blending colors and just having fun with whatever medium we use. I really appreciate the time you put into your stamp sets and videos. It's so much fun

At 10:29pm on February 1, 2016, Judy Inukai said…

Hi Melanie, Thanks for stopping by to see my Twine Time Mini Me. I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it. I actually pretty much looked like that today. This morning was the first chance I'd had to play with Twine Time and the idea for the card just hit me. That is such a fun set with so many possibilities - can't wait til I have more time to play with it. I'm looking forward to seeing  what you have in store for the next release

At 6:12pm on February 1, 2016, Bonnie said…

Hey Melanie, thanks so much for stopping by to comment on my bleach splash. You are such a talent and inspiration to me and so many others.

At 3:41pm on January 2, 2016, Selina Macisco said…

Thanks Melanie for the nice comment on my friends card!  So nice of you!! :)

At 2:48pm on December 7, 2015, Dorothy Mutafopulos said…

Hi ,

I truly love your STAMPS they are so fabulous. I started to collect them and am thrilled. I would like to know if your spring basket stamp will be back in stock soon so I can order it.I would also like to buy the magazine where you display your work so can you give me info on where I can get it.

Love always your NY fan Dorothy ;)

At 10:04am on September 30, 2015, Selina Macisco said…

Aww Gee Melanie!  You are making me blush now.  LOL  Thanks for your kind words.  You are so sweet!!!

At 6:27pm on September 2, 2015, Dawn B said…

Melanie, I would like some pointers on how to use the fabulous frame stamp set without it looking like my grandchild colored it! I used memento black ink first time, my coloring bled over. Then I embossed the frame, which worked better. my memento markers or bic marks a lot markers, still bleeds. could it be my paper? do I need better markers? any suggestions would be welcome!

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Technique Archives

Vintage Chic Kit

Introduction Project

Border Bling

Shimmer Card

Distressed Letterpress


Springtime Silhouettes Kit

Detail Image Thumping

Doily Card

Shadow Stamping

Watercolor Spritz

Wax Paper Focal Image

Embossed Marble 

Lattice Background

Negative Stamping

Perfect Pearls and Glitter Pens 


Sent with Love Kit

Adding Shine with Glaze

Distressed Embossed Patterned Paper

Double Embossing

Weathered Wood 

Tag Die Frames

Paper Scraps

Parisian Embossed Background

Pastel Pencil Background

Rubber Band Emboss

Victorian Distress


Winter Wonderland Kit
3-D Focal Image
Metallic Edge
Metallic Embellishment
Raised Frame Card
Partial Embossing w/Cuttlebug
Creating a Corner Bow

Autumn Splendor Kit
Bleached Leaves
Clean/Simple Scor-Buddy
Distressed Stripes
Emerging Leaves
Gatefold w/ a Twist
Masked Pumpkin
Scalloped Oval Card
Sunflower Resist
Simple Copic Coloring 1
Simple Copic Coloring 2

Christmas in July

Project 1
Project 2

Project 3
Project 4

Enjoy the Sunshine Kit
Cropped Circles
Decorative Edge/Scor-Buddy
Distressed Linen Butterflies
Distressed Newsprint
Flocked Background Part 1
Flocked Background Part 2
Distress/Scored Masculine card part 1
Distress/Scored Masculine Card Part 2
Layering Labels Dies
Recessed Diamond Background
Happy Fish Card/Copics
Reverse Nestabilities
Tent Topper Card

May 20102 Release ideas
Botanical Resist
Hope Grows Butterflies
Tag Dies as a Decorative Element

Using with Cuttlebug

March Preview and
Spring Mix Kit Projects

Adding a Glittered Border
Asian Inspired Card
Borders with Nestabilities
Coloring Tiger Lilies
Flower Gift Basket 1
Flower Gift Basket 2
Gatefold Cards/Scor-pal
Nestabilitie/Beyond Border
Paper Piercing w/Sewing Machine
Paper Quilting
Setting Eyelets with Pen

Organize it! Projects
Decorative Edge w/Scor-pal
Embossed background/Scor-pal
Gift Card Holder 1 (Masculine)
Gift Card Holder 2 (Masculine)Journal and Pen Set 1
Journal and Pen Set 2
Kitchen Counter Organizer 1
Kitchen Counter Organizer 2
Kitchen Counter Organizer 3
Kitchen Counter Organizer 4
Little Black Book Part 1
Little Black Book Part 2
Memory Keeper Part 1
Memory Keeper Part 2
Organize it Card Sketch
Password Keeper Part 1 Password Keeper Part 2

Holiday Projects
Box of Gift Cards Part 1
Box of Gift Cards Part 2
Decorative Box part 1
Decorative Box part 2
Decorative Box part 3
Gift Card Holder Part 1
Gift Card Holder Part 2
Nugget Pillow Box Part 1
Nugget Pillow Box Part 2
Stamping on Candles Part 1
Stamping on Candles Part 2
Tone on Tone Card
Trio of Trees Card

Making a Calendar
Calendar Bits&Pieces 1
Calendar Bits&Pieces 2


Adding Glaze with Glaze pens
Adding Glitter -Stardust Pens
Baby Wipes as an Inkpad
Baby wipes Background
Background using Marbles
Bleach as a Coloring Tool
Bleach as an Ink Pad
Bleached Polished Stone
Colored Pencils/OMS Part-1
Colored Pencils/OMS Part-2
Crayon Resist
Cracked Glass
Cuttlebug Embossing (partial)
Cuttlebugged Wax Paper
Drop Shadow
Embellished Flowers
Emboss Resist Style 1
Emboss Resist Style 2
Embossed Foil
Envelopes- 4/25" Square
Faux Snake Skin
Faux Window Part 1
Faux Window Part 2
Flourish Punch Embellishment
Heat Embossing
Inking a Cuttlebug Folder
Joseph's Coat
Kissed Flowers Part 1
Kissed Flowers Part 2
Lining your Envelopes
Nestabilities/Cuttlebug 1
Nestabilities/Cuttlebug 2
Nestabilities/Embossing Only
Paper Piecing
Patterned Embossing
Polished Stone
Poppin' Pastels
Precision Inking w/Markers
Pullin' Pastels
Rubber Band Background
Shaker Cards Part 1
Shaker Cards Part 2
Shaving Cream
Shimmering Background Paper
Sky Background
Smackin' Acetate
Soot Stamping
Split Negative
Tone on Tone Embossing
Trimming your stamps
Thumping with Markers
Watercolor Spritz
Wax Paper Background

Assorted Projects
Tile Coasters
Clear Box Gift Box- part 1
Clear Box Gift Box- part 2
Embellished Flowers Card
Floral Thank You
Woodgrained Get Well Card

Sewing on Cards
Janome Sew-mini setup
Janome Sew-mini- bobbin and threading 1
Janome Sew-mini- threading 2
Janome Sew-mini stitching

How to use it!
Background Stamps
The Bow Easy
Chalk Enhancer
Crystal Lacquer
Easy Set Eyelet Setter
Metallic Rub-on Paste
Making Cheater's Bows
Colored Glitter
Liquid Applique
Paper piercing Templates
Magnetic Snaps 1
Magnetic Snaps 2

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