Oct 12, 2009

Hip to be Square Blog Hop

(feel free to click on all my photos for a larger view)

Good evening!

Tonight we are showcasing Melanie's newest GinaK stamp set: Hip to be Square. I can't wait to see what all the designers have for us tonight! This stamp set has a lot of potential - I've been loving with Melanie has been sharing on her blog with it so far!!

My first card is a rather simple one - showing an obvious way to use the grid stamp... as a window, looking outside at a scene (which I made with GinaK's Just me and My dad image). I accordian folded a shade to decorate it (scoring every 1/2").

Here's a closer look at the focal image so you can see some of the glitter from the Stardust pens...

For the inside, I used some coordinating sentiments from GinaK's Kindred Greetings for Him as well as the star image from Melanie's Hip to be Square set...

Perfect card to set aside for Father's Day, I think - don't you?

Next up is another way to use the grid image - this time I used it as a mini quilt or decoration.

Using some Girl Friday Cosmo Cricket papers, I paper pieced everything and then ran it through my Big Shot with a Quickutz embossing folder. Then, I sponged it with Vivid's Tuscan Tan ink to show off the embossing a bit better.

Here's a look at the inside - as you can see I used the zig zag image for some faux sewing. The sentiment is from Kindred Greetings for Him again.


For even more ideas with Melanie Muenchinger's Hip to be Square stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: Hip to Square. Melanie's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool!

Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:


September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:


and finally, Melanie's special guest designers:



Thanks for stopping by and have fun with the rest of the hop!
Jessica

Card 1 Details (Dad & Son)
Stamps: Just me and my dad, Hip to be Square, Kindred Greetings for Him
Cardstock: GinaK & SU solid, Basic Grey Marakkeh

Ink:
Memento
Other:
Copics, SU star punch, Sakura Glitter pens, stickles, Marvy Extra Jumbo scallop punch, Sizzix SU die

Card 2 Details (Thank You)
Stamps:
Hip to be Square, Kindred Greetings for Him
Cardstock:
GinaK, Cosmo Cricket
Ink:
Memento, Vivid
Other:
Sizzix SU die & embossing folder, SU ribbon, button, EK Success circle punches, rhinestone brads, black brads, SU hardware, Prima flowers & leaves

29 comments:

Giovana said...

Both of your cards are wonderful Jess! The color combo and designs are amazing.
God bless
Giovana

Theresa Momber said...

These are both fabulous! Love the pleated shades!!!

Carolyn King said...

PERFECT...that fathers day card ROCKS girl. Love the shades---what a great idea!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Totally fantastic!!!!!!! I sooooo LOVE that valance on your first card!!!! I gotta try that!!

Jamie said...

I really like both of your cards, you do such great work. I especially like the window shade on the dad and me card.

Thanks for sharing.

Jamie

freetimegone said...

Great cards and I love the way you did the top of the first one to look like a window covering. I really am hooked on the grid system after seeing everyone's cards.

Gloria W said...

I love the quilt one especially. Sense I quilt, I'm kinded parcel to it. Thank you for Sharing.

redwasher1 said...

These are fantastic! Love the shades!!

Shawna said...

That first card is just too cute! I love how you topped the window portion with paper made to look like a shade!

Betty Benton said...

Both of your cards are lovely, Jessica! I particularly like the sweet scene of the dad/daughter flying a kite!

Deebi27 said...

Love those window treatments. You are a great interior decorator, you know? what a thoughtful Father's day card! Any girl would love the flowers card.

Ravengirl said...

Very nice! I especially love your second card with the embossing and the dp!

joy said...

The "Just Me and Dad" card is great. It would be perfect for a grandfather or big brother also. The shade is wonderful! What a fantastic imagination you have!

NinaB said...

These are so creative. I love the window shade on the first and the shabbiness of the second! Just beautiful.

asela said...

You are soooooo creative! Love your cards

Terri E. said...

Adorable scene you created with the kite family.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

catdidit said...

What an awesome little scene you created! LOVE the shade, and love the 2nd one too, with all the embossing on it!

Donna VW said...

I love the window card with the kite! Your brought this blog hop to a new level!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The window with shade is so sweet! I just love the different textures in the floral card, Jess!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful cards, Jessica! I love the first one with the window shade! The second one has such beautiful colors and textures!

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards! This set is so versatile. And you can use almost any other set with it! Love both your cards! They're amazing!

JazzyH said...

That is adorable~

Maria Levine said...

these are fabulous!!

Piali said...

Love the father card!!! Amazing creation....the window valance and scene is awesome.

Donna said...

both cards are AWESOME!

Tina Gilliland said...

Dang... your pleated blinds(valance?) look soooooooo cute!!! I LOVE the bright flowers too... you know I love my colors!! Great cards, Jessica!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome cards Jessica! Thanks for sharing!

Janice M said...

Great cards! I really like the little window scene that you created!

Melanie said...

love your paper piecing and that folded shade!! that marrakesh paper is so pretty! these are gorgeous, inside and out! :)

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