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Monday, October 12, 2009

Hip to Be Square Blog Hop Tonight

Tonight is the start of a bunch of blog hops featuring the Gina K Designs stamp sets that were released on October 1. Tonight's hop features Melanie Muenchinger's great new set called "Hip to Be Square." This is a really versatile set for making winter/holiday cards, Halloween cards and even baby cards. I have to admit that I didn't order it right away when I saw it because somehow my brain wasn't coming up with a lot of creative ideas for using the set but after I saw some of the absolutely adorable cards some of the Gina K design team made, I knew I had to have it! Some of the snowmen cards were the cutest I've seen! I'll be using this set to make some of those for my holiday cards but tonight's card is actually showcasing the Halloween option in this set.



To make this card I used Pure Luxury Black Onyx paper as the base and layered the new Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and Pumpkin Spice on top of it. I stamped the "window" on Pure Luxury Ivory with Versamark and then embossed it with black embossing powder. I cut the two Halloween scenes from a piece of Debbie Mumm dp so they would fit into the windows. You can't see it very well in the photo but the dp is really sparkly! Love that! I trimmed a small piece off the bottom of each one and put them into the window below so it appeared that you are looking out a window with four panes at the scene outside (well, at least that is what it's supposed to look like!) I stamped the circle that comes in the set and then added the jack-o-lantern face in the circle with yellow to look like it is lit up. I colored the pumpkin with Copics and punched it out with a circle punch. Then I stamped the pumpkin top, cut it out, and glued it to the pumpkin. The greeting is stamped in Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. That ghost, candy and 'Happy Haunting' strip is also from the Debbie Mumm dp paper.

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:


and Special Guests:

24 comments:

Giovana said...

Great spooky card Kay!!
God bless
Giovana

Payne Holler Cards said...

great card - love how well that dp worked!!!

Theresa Momber said...

What a fabulous Halloween scene! Love it!

Carolyn King said...

adorable---love this set for halloween cards! Great card!

redwasher1 said...

This is so cute! Wonderful Halloween card.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

How fun!! Great Halloween card with that dp!

Gloria W said...

It's pretty, kinded hard to say about a holloween card, but it is. I just love it.
Thank you for sharing

Deebi27 said...

You've got talent lady! Love that spooky house too!

Ravengirl said...

What a great card!

NinaB said...

What a festive looking halloween card. I love it.

joy said...

Great halloween card with great color!

Terri E. said...

What a fun halloween card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

catdidit said...

Wonderful little window card! That paper is just perfect for a scene in it!

Donna VW said...

Wow! What a great card!
Thanks.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fantastic card, Kay! Love the sparkly and spooky scene outside the window! Very clever!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Really cute card, Kay!

Theresa said...

Spooky card..so cute!

JazzyH said...

Cute Halloween card!

Melanie said...

t scene with heDP you made is fabulous! at first i thought you must have repurposed an old halloween card stampign over it, that would be a great way to rceycle some old Christmas cards or other occasion cards with this grid! great job!! you've really inspired me :)

Piali said...

WOW!! wonderful halloween card...love the use of DP.

JessicaK said...

What an amazing Halloween scene, Kay. Wow.

Jessica said...

Cute! What a great idea - love that pumpkin and your patterned papers! Thanks for joining in on the hop tonight!

Janice M said...

What a cute idea to use DP!!

Melissa Cash said...

Great card Kay! Love how you use the Debbie Mumm DP!