I have to admit---I LOVE this set. I really love the cool grid background (that so resembles a window!) It makes designing a card EASY. I have so many cards I want to make with it but today I am showing you the most recent two I have designed with it.
The first card combines Hip to be Square with two of Melanie's previous releases: Jumping for Joy and Inspiration Mosaic: (I apologize for the bad photo...we have been having a rainy month and I cannot get enough natural light to photograph my cards :( )
This was the first card idea I had with this set---I love how all these stamps from different sets go together so well. That sentiment is perfect. I created the moon by punching a circle shape and then just cutting away a part of it. I sponged the edges of the moon and then after I assembled the card, I colored with moon with a quickie glue pen and sprinkled Doodlebug yellow glitter on it. I punched a few white stars to add to the night sky.
The background cardstock is called sweet corn.
Materials used: Stamps-Hip to be Square, Inspiration Mosaic, Jumping for Joy (Gina K Designs); cardstock-white, corn (Pure luxury-Gina K Designs); copic markers; ink-Memento black, bashful blue -SU!; ribbon (May Arts); star punch (provocraft); circle punch (SU!); doodlebug glitter; quickie glue pen.
The second card I made is a fun Halloween scene. I paired Hip to be Square with Happy Haunting to create this card:
The sentiment from Hip to be Square fits perfectly with this spooky scene. I mounted the scene on some heavy weight pure luxury white cardstock.
Materials used: Stamps-Hip to be Square, Happy Haunting (Gina K Designs); ink-Memento black, mustard (SU!); brayer; cardstock-white (Pure luxury-Gina K Designs); oval punch (SU!); designer paper-Halloween pack (Recollections); ribbon-Harvest-Celebrate It (Michaels Stores Inc.)
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:
Melanie's Guest Designer for Hip to be Square: Karen Knegten and Special guests: Tina Gilliland, Selma Stevenson, Geri Utterback
Thanks for stopping by!