Monday, October 12, 2009

Hip to Be Square Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Gina K Designs "Hip to be Square" hop where members of the design team and some guests of Melanie are showing off some fun creations they designed with the set.

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:

I brayered the mustard ink over some pure luxury white cardstock. I stamped the grid design over it and then I stamped the haunted house over it and then again on some yellow designer paper. I cut out the moon from the yellow piece and added it over the moon on the card. I added the grid line over the moon back in with a black pen.

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!

53 comments:

Giovana said...

Very cute cards Cammie!!
God bless
Giovana

Theresa Momber said...

Love these, Cammie! Great scenes and combination of stamps!

Selma said...

Cammie these cards are so cute. I love how you have the bear sitting on the window sill.

Karen Knegten said...

The one with the bear is so so cute, Cammie!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, that bear card is TOO CUTE!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh yeah.....the window design is awesome and that first card with the little cuddly bear........FANtastic!!!!!!

Jamie said...

I just love the Halloween card. Thanks for the great ideas.

freetimegone said...

I love the cards. The window design is perfect for the designs.

Gloria W said...

I just love both of them. The bear is just to cute. Thanks for sharing

redwasher1 said...

I love both of your cards! Fantastic!!

Betty Benton said...

Loving that bear and the night sky scene -- so cute!

Jan Castle said...

Really cute cards...especially the haunted house!
Jan Castle

Deebi27 said...

I may be up all night, but I have to check out all these ideas...Cammie darling too cute! That moon and bear are just so sweet! and who won;t like this spooktacular card? Me, Me, Me!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, those cards are amazing! I really love the first one, so sweet!

joy said...

The bear in the window is so cute with a Perfect sentiment.

NinaB said...

Your window scenes are beautiful. I love that big bow on the first one, too.

lisa808 said...

Two great cards--the teddy bear one is so cute and the Halloween one is just 'boo'tiful.

Terri E. said...

Okay this set was not a need set for me, but the moon and bear card WOW!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

asela said...

Awesome ideas!

catdidit said...

What awesome ideas Cammie! I LOVE that halloween scene especially!

Donna VW said...

I love your window theme! Thanks for the ideas.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful cards, Cammie! Love the sweet night scene and the spooky Halloween one, too! Very creative!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are just adorable, Cammie!

TexasGrammy said...

Your Hip to be Square cards are beyond "hip", Cammie! The first one with its rich colors reminds me of a children's book cover .. oh so sweet! Great use of the squares for the Halloween view as well!

~Bev

Donna said...

Absolutely wonderful Cammie! You've really nailed these cards. I just finished my first card with your new set. You can check my blog or Stamp TV gallery. Big hugs!

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome cards, Carolyn! Love that grid too!!! Your bear is adorable in the first card! The brayered background with the haunted house is fab too!

Theresa said...

Cute, cute cards. Love that bear.

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Piali said...

Super cute , Carolyn!!! the bear card is just adorable and love the halloween one. Thanks .

Starla said...

Both of these ideas are just too cute!! Same principle, but yet it shows the versatility of this stamp!! WONDERFUL

JessicaK said...

Awwwww, and oooooh!

Jessica said...

Oh, how adorable! I love both of your cards - but that teddy bear one is my favorite!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Awww Cam, that sweet bear with the moon and stars is just precious!! And I love the orange bg with your spooky card!! You're awesome!!

rae said...

ooohhhh.... LOVE these girl!!! amazing work, as always!
(((hugs)))

Kathy T said...

I love the first card with the bear and the moon. I always tell my granddaughters that I love them to the moon and back.

Donna said...

these cards are so FABULOUS! I imagine CASEing that bear card for sure! thanks for sharing!

Banu said...

Beautiful cards. Have to CASE The bear card,it is way too cool.

Tina Gilliland said...

AAAAAAAAAck!!! I love these!! BOTH of them but the first gets my BIG vote!! I LOVE the scene and that ribbon... I WANT IT!!! How pretty. You know I love my purple!!! Great job, Kermmie!

Melissa Cash said...

Thanks for the inspiration Cammie! I just received this set and can't wait to use it.

Barb said...

These are both great! LOVE the haunted scene especially :)

CountessLaurie said...

<3 both cards, especially the teddy bear! tfs!

Elena said...

Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful ideas! I love the cards you created, Cammie!

Melanie said...

yay, finally got it!! your bear card remindss me of so many favortie childrens' boks, I just love thim snuggled up in the wndow. so goodnight moon!!
that little haunted house is too cute, i need that set!!

Lori said...

I love the bear card! Your spooky card is fabulous, that boo ribbon is so neat.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both such sweet cards Cammie!! Love the bear and the blue on the first and your boo ribbon and the spooky colors on the 2nd!

Connie M. said...

These are both so wonderful, Cammie!! Your first card is just adorable!! Love that bear, and the wonderful ribbon. Your second card is just too fun...what a great eerie scene!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Both of these are so FUN! Great coloring on the first one and I love the ribbons you used on both of them.

Maria Levine said...

These cards are amazing! Soo much fun!

Allison said...

These are fabulous. I love how you combined the different sets together. I especially love the bear one!

Debby said...

Adorable bear card and the Halloween card is fantastic too.

Jennie said...

Ah so cute! Great scenes Cammie!

Deborah Anton said...

LOVE this!! Just so sweet and cute! Looks right out of a childrens book!

kerianne said...

These cards are so amazing I don't really even have words for them!!! I think I will try and CASE them, though I will never be able to do them justice!!