Happy Friday and New Year! I'm so excited to kick off the new year with a very special hop. Melanie Muenchinger is celebrating two years of blogging and illustrating for Gina K Designs, and today she has invited 25 designers and YOU to join the party! Just below the project I made for today's hop, you will find all the details on how your name can be entered into a raffle to win some fabulous prizes!
I was honored to be Melanie's guest designer for her Have a Cookie set, which in my opinion is a MUST have! For this hop I came up with this project.
Here's a close up of the card. I'm using the sketch from this week's StamTV Sketch challenge - isn't it too fun?!
I wanted to show the versatility of this stamp set and so decided to use one of the cookie stamps to make the background. I ran the piece of Pure Luxury White card stock through Marvy's Diamond Paper Crimper. I used the diamond pattern to stamp an even background by stamping an icing drop in the middle where each of the diamonds intersect.
Another fun image that can be used for several things is the heart cookie cutter. On this card I used it as an embellishment for the middle of the bow. The last item I used for the set is the sentiment, "I never met a problem cookies couldn't solve...". I stamped the sentiment on Pure Luxury White card stock, punched it out with the oval punch, layered it onto scallop oval piece and that onto a bigger oval piece I punched out of Pure Luxury Black Onyx card stock.
Here's a close up of the purse.
Every since I saw Carolyn King's Perfect Patterns - Perfect Purse, I knew I wanted to use Melanie's Have a Cookie set. I envisioned a purse you would take to the Farmer's market - I don't know about you, but I never leave the Farmer's Market without a cookie! I used yellow and black ribbon to do the weaving technique on the front of the purse. I then adhered the back to it and and adhered the elements on the corner (I faux stitched with the white gel pen).
In the middle of the card I added some flowers and in the middle the heart cookie image and sentiment from the set. I just love how this cookie image is just perfect to use as a frame. The other fun way I used some of the images from the set is by making them into charms which I hung from the strap on the right side. Here's a close up of them.
I used the glass of milk, the plate which I colored to make it look like a black and white cookie (since this is what I enclosed inside the purse); and the sentiment I used on the card. To make it pop a little I stamped the sentiment on the shrink plastic and then punched it out with the scallop oval punch before shrinking it. Here's a photo of the cookie out of the purse.
Now, ready to find out how your name can be entered into the raffle? First hop through the following designers' blogs using every set she has created since January 2008, from the 1st to the 25th! Then go to Melanie's' blog to leave a comment for a chance to win a number of different prizes!
Hope you have fun hopping!
- Just So Hippy-Charmaine
- Just So Hoppy-Donna
- What’s in Your Tin 1 & 2-Donna
- Hip Hop Accessories-Bee
- Jumping for Joy-Barb
- Cuddles and Hugs-Jessie
- Little Tees-Cat
- Just So Sporty-Pam
- A Year of Flowers-Theresa
- Say it with Flowers-Selma
- Have a Cookie-Carolina <YOU ARE HERE>
- Tee Talk-Gabby
- Hand in Hand-Ally
- The Best Things in Life-Shannon, Sankari
- A Charmed Life-Cathy
- Wee Tees-Libby, Laura Jean
- Arranged with Love-Selma
- Sporty Accessories-Tina
- Inspiration Mosaic-Jennie
- School Sports Spirit-Melissa
- A Year of Leaves-Geri
- Hip to Be Square-Karen
- Festive Frame-Linda
- Tech Talk- Lee
- Finally, Nina and Jessica from the GinaK Senior Design Team have joined in, too!
You can also get in on the hop yourself and increase your chances of winning a prize by creating your own project with any one of Melanie's sets and linking it in the Mr. Linky in her post, see full details here.
Hope you can join the fun and enjoy your first hop of the year!