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:
CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
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
Other: SU Sizzix die, Flower soft, Marvy rectangle punch, SU ribbon, tiny rhinestones, Copic marker, Glitter pen, Cuttlebug Dots folder
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