Nov 11, 2009

Introducing Calendar Bits and Pieces!

Good evening!

It's time for a super special stamp set reveal tonight! Tami Mayberry has designed a huge stamp set that I am thrilled to have in my collection and think you will be too! I'm going to hop right into my samples tonight.

First up, is a set of birthday party invitations I made for my daughter Ashley. She turns 9 at the end of the month and has been planning a girlfriend party for weeks now. I whipped these babies out super quickly earlier this week...

Card Details
Stamps: Calendar Bits & Pieces; Special Delivery
Cardstock: GinaK white; Coordinations Metallic Purple
Ink: Memento black; Memento Markers
Other: Nestability 1 dies; assorted ribbons; bow easy; buttons; jute

Here's a close up of the front of the invitation. (I kept one extra for my sample and left off all the private information for this one) I put all 4 of these stamp images on the same block, inked them up, and stamped once! This is the BIGGEST reason why I love unmounted stamps - it makes mass production card-making a snap!

The bow easy makes bow SO EASY! lol! I cranked out these cute purple double bows in no time flat!


and here's the back view ... (you can see I pulled out some of my favorite images from Tami's Special Delivery stamp set to complete the design) Once again, there are 6 different stamp images on this side and it only took 2 different stamping to get it done!

She was thrilled to hand them out to her school friends today. I hope many of them will be able to come!

Next up, is a fun 'scrappy' birthday card...

Card Details
Stamps: Calendar Bits & Pieces; Special Delivery
Card
stock: GinaK white & black, Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend
Ink: Memento, Vivid Brick
Other: GinaK autumn buttons, jute, EK Success border punche, SU ribbon, Labels 1 Nestability die, EK Success star punches, fine tipped black pen; SU clip & ribbons



I decided to keep the months all in one strip so I could use it for cards/projects just like this one. It will be easy enough to stamp them on the calendar grid with a stamp-a-ma-jig when I need to. There are 16 stamp images on this card front from Tami's set - can you find them all? lol!

I used Cosmo Cricket's the Boyfriend patterned paper - I love the eclectic mix of patterns and textures together!

and the inside, showing off some more images from the Special Delivery stamp set...


For some helpful tips on how to use the Calendar Bits & Pieces and Calendar Grid stamp sets, please be sure to check out Gina's blog and StampTV for a helpful video on just how quick and easy it can be to use! Both of these sets as well as the PDF version of the Calendar Grid image will be available for purchase tonight over on our online store.
After that, stop by our Illustrator's blog - Tami Mayberry for some projects with her timely stamp sets.
Here are the GinaK Designer Member's links who are joining us in the preview tonight:


You'll also want to check in on these CenterStage Spotlight Designer's blogs for more ideas:

Melissa, Sharri, and Sue


Have a great rest of your night and happy hopping!
Jessica

25 comments:

Melanie said...

HOW CUTE ARE THESE?? and how creative??

Alita said...

I just love both projects you made usinf this new stamp set. My favorite is the purple invitation as that is my favorite colors.
thanks you for sharing your work and allowing us to be inspired by it!
Alita

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

How on EARTH did you accomplish so much while sick??? You put me to shame!!! Those invites are so sweet!!! I need a Bow Easy!!! Please!!!! Tell me you saved me one!!! LOL

Sharri Seffens said...

Jess, the invites are adorable and I love the calendar card...great ideas!

Payne Holler Cards said...

you must be another person I know taking those "creative" drugs LOL
hope you're feeling better...those invites were too adorable and that card!!...can't quite get my thoughts together on this set! there is so much and you all have presented some amazingly different projects!

Jennie said...

Love your party invitations Jessica! Great card too...love the dp and now I need those Nesties too :o)

joy said...

Love the invitations! and so quick! This is going to be a neat set to work with.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Wow! These are adorable!
~ky

Carolina said...

Those party invites are over the top adorable!!!

Love how you altered the notebook - the colors, the shabby feel to it...ahhh so cute!

Melissa Cash said...

What a cute idea for invitations! I love what you did for the card too! So creative.

Natalie said...

Those invites are a great idea, so cute, too!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Super cute little invites and that birthday card is awesome! Great idea to keep the months on one strip, wish I would have thought of that.

Lynn Mercurio said...

I must have been channeling you as I created my project. Great minds, huh?

These invitations are wonderful...so creative and I love how they are double sided.

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Jess! you are even so creative when sick, you AMAZE me!!

And when is your daughters birthday?? Mine is the 30th, lol!

Deb said...

Oh, these girly girl invitations are SO adorable! I love the colors and the fun frilliness! Fantastic scrappy card too! LOL at Linda's comment!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Super cute invitations, Jessica! And your scrappy card is fantastic! Love how you used these fabulous new sets!

Donna said...

Very cute, Jessica. Love the idea to keep your months all of a row like that. It gave me the idea to make birthday books for my kids so they don;t forget the important birthdays (like mine!) LOL!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, these are all so creative! That scrappy birthday card is amazing!

Jessica said...

Great Ideas!!! TFS

Carolyn King said...

Fabulous Jessica! What sweet invites....great idea. And i love your thinking of you all year long---perfect (might have to use that for my dh!!!)

quilter said...

I love your scrappy card. This is a very versatile stamp set.

NinaB said...

What a cute idea for invitations. And your card is just scrapilicous :-)

Donna said...

love your daughter's party invites! so cute that she hand wrote them. I LOVE the happy thoughts all year card, clever!

Joy said...

So cute. Just adorable enough for a child to present to her friends. Really 'girly' looking too. I just bought these nesties so makes me want to mass produce as well..
Love them!

Nancy said...

AH! Your daughter is so lucky to have you make these delightful invitations for her. I bet she is thrilled!

And what? We aren't invited to the party? LOL

Today is my son's birthday party... he turns 14 on Weds. He's my "baby!!!" Where did my babies go?

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