Sep 28, 2009

Day 2 Previews: Melanie and Nina's sets!

Good evening!

My first card was made with Melanie's new Hip to be Square stamp set. It's a large card - 5 1/2" square because Melanie's large grid stamp makes such a great focal image! I decided to stamp the squares on some patterned paper and punched out and layered to look like presents. The sentiment is from Theresa's A Very Merry Christmas set.

My next project is one that Ashley claimed for her own as soon as she saw it...

Isn't that fun? I used the clear box that GinaK's Assortment ribbons will be sold in for this Halloween treat container.

There are lots of possibilities with Melanie's new set - and I'm sure she has a thousand ideas to share with us for it!

Next up is another beautiful set from Nina Brackett called Lord of the Season. The images in her set are so much fun to color and embellish... I really had a hard time putting this set away once I got started with it.

My first project that I'm sharing tonight is a gift card holder ...

It seems that each Christmas I end up giving a lot of gift cards to friends and family - so this little die cut box is a perfect holder! In fact, I've made several of these this month with the different stamp sets being released - so look for some more samples during the Release party on Thursday night! I designed a gift card envelope that fits with the box, but decided not to make one for this set because this card seemed to match so well.

Isn't that an adorable tree? It's actually a topiary that I cut apart since that was too large of an image for my box. This image also has some ornaments on the tree, but since I used Flower Soft, the fluffy texture hid the details of the original image.

Finally, here's a card showing Nina's beautiful artwork...

Isn't that a pretty image? It's so delicate and pretty and was really fun to color.

Now, head over to GinaK's blog to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the new stamp sets being previewed tonight our blogs!

Then, check in with the Illustrators of our two stamp sets featured tonight:
Nina Brackett: Lord of the Season
Melanie Muenchinger: Hip to be Square

And, here are the rest of the Design Team's links participating in the hop tonight:
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Theresa Momber

CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Giovana Smith
Janice Melton

The release party will be on Thursday, October 1st over on SCS starting at 7:00 pm CST. Gina has started the party thread and some of the Design team have begun sharing peeks in preparation of the party! I hope you'll be able to pop in and say hi!

Tomorrow night we'll be previewing the new Holiday StampTV kit and her new video will be done using the new kit!
See you then -

Holiday Gifts Card Supplies:
Stamps: Hip to be Square
Paper: GinaK white, black, and cranberry tart, Memory box patterned
Ink: Versafine black
Other: Clear embossing powder, EK Success square punches, GinaK ribbon, Nestabilities long rectangle, Sizzix large scallop square, Pearls, copic markers

Boo Treat Box
Stamps: Hip to be Square
Paper: GinaK white, black, sweet corn
Ink: Memento, Vivid pumpkin, taupe & straw
Other: square clear box, EK Success border punch, GinaK Ribbon & button, googlie eyes, EK Success circle punches, Marvy scallop circle punch, Family Treasures small scallop oval punch

Christmas Gift Card Box
Stamps: Lord of the Season, Rectangle Greetings
Paper: GinaK fresh asparagus, rocket red, black, white, and sweet corn
Ink: Memento
Other: SU Sizzix die, Flower soft, Marvy rectangle punch, SU ribbon, tiny rhinestones, Copic marker, Glitter pen, Cuttlebug Dots folder

Autumn Topiary
Stamps: Lord of the Season
Paper: GinaK white, rocket red, sweet corn, black
Ink: Memento, Vivid straw
Other: Nestability dot frame, copic markers, GinaK ribbon, sateen flowers


Lori said...

Too bad Ashley claimed the treat box, I would have, I love candy corn!!! Love all of your projects Jessica!!

Anita said...

Wow! These are amazing!

Melanie said...

love the treat box, I was hoping someone would break out the google eyes tonight! love that starry punch border with it!

cute to "trim" the tree! ha ha, get it??

joy said...

your details are incredible - from the dots to the flower inside on the sentiment. Lovely, lovely, lovely - thank you for sharing

Payne Holler Cards said...

super super cards! and that little box is so cute!!! love that topiary and you always remind me to do the inside of my cards!!!

Melanie's crackin me up!!! yep, we get it....haaaahaaahaaaa LOL

A Consuming Passion said...

Oh dear and there's more!!!!!
Your projects are all yummy looks like the wish list is growing!

Janice M said...

Love how you do the insides of your cards! That gift card holder is cute!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wowza, Jess, you knocked it out of the park! Love that Boo Box! Everything is awesome!

Lee said...

Cuuuute treat holders!!! I made some too!!! I love those new clear boxes!!! You always inspire me to try to come out of my norm!!! I still have to work on the insides of my cards though!!

Giovana said...

WOW Jessica, your creations are awesome!!

Carolina said...

Such adorable cards and projects!!! I love all the little details you added to each one. TFS!!!

NinaB said...

These are so pretty, Jess, as usual and thanks for sharing these great ideas for gifts.

craftieodmae said...

these are all so awesome!!

Unknown said...

In your tradition style and flair you have once again created a plethora of fantastic creations full of variety. You ROCK!

asela said...

Love your cards!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So many great ideas, Jess! Can't wait for Thursday! Your work is perfect, as always!

Cat Tidwell said...

So awesome Jess! LOVE that halloween treat box especially!

Carolyn King said...

awesome girl! LOVE those treat holders...fantastic!

Lori said...

Your cards and boxes are spectacular! Your cards are always so classy.

Beverly said...

Jessicaaaa!!! You're projects are awesome!!!!!
Hope you are doing well!!
Hugs to you!... Beverly

Deebi27 said...

What a fun treat box, cards a great and the card holder was great fun! Jess you did the stamp sets PROUD!

Kimmiek said...

Candy corn... Autumn.. loveng the colors of the very first card..

You know I like everything you create!!

So glad you met up with Gina K & do do very much for all of us!

What a great Inspiration you are to myself and so many more!
( nothing like a lil' pressure ey? lol)


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