Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hoppy Birthday!




Well, I was so surprised and pleased that so many people guessed a kangaroo, I'm hoping that means you've all been yearning for one for your stamp collection?? I'm guessing 95% of you don't have one! And why not? They're one of the cutest animals EVER! So I had to make you one, and that little pouch is going to have a LOT of uses! ;) )Did you notice the little heart nose?* It's subtle, but it's there) :) The set is now available purchase at Gina K Designs, I will be posting a tip sheet fo it tomorrow!

For this card, I wanted to use one of the new Gina K Bling & Dazzle tags, so I used the "happy birthday!" greeting from her new "Tag, You're it!" set but omitted the "a", drawing in my own "o" with a Sharpie to make it "hoppy" (I DO have a "hoppy birthday" greeting in the "Just So Hoppy" set, but it was longer than this tag, and I would have had to clean my stamp in between inkings to make it fit(now that's LAZY! LOL!) The "cake" is actually made from a basket of flowers in my set, I just cut off the handle (or you could omit inking that part if you don't want to cut) and drew three little sticks for candles, isn't that fun?! Not just for Spring and Easter, I told ya! And if you look carefully, there are flowers in the basket that match the one in the Just So Hippy set! I've got you covered, I think about all these things! :)

The left hand is hidden by the cake, but it's fingers form a nice litle "grip", so he'll be holding all sorts of other things, wait til you see! I wanted to show, though, here how you can mount somthing on top of the animals' hands and it will look like they are presenting something with a flat palm, works very nicely!


Finally, I mounted it on dimensionals and put it on this circle mat, which is fun with this DP, and added stickles to the cake and candles. What do you think? Are you ready to bring this sweet kangaroo home??

*My bunny has one, too :)

18 comments:

Lee said...

I just love this sweet Kanga!! What a cute cake she's holding, thanks for sharing the tip on how to make that!! I do see lots of fun with her little pocket!! Oh and Just So Hoppy has already been safely ordered and paid for!!! :)

Linsey said...

I'm bringin' him home, alright, lol! My mind is reeling...I think I don't even need other sets for a while, seriously! I'll just use my Hippy and Hoppy combo's for endless creations! Oh, and all of Gina K's other awesome stamps! I really love the details you put into these stamps--like kanga's pouch, hand grip coordinating accessories, sentiments...it's almost too much! Almost, but not quite, hehe I can definitely handle it ;) I am going to be camping at your blog and Gina's gallery for upcoming inspiraion!

Linsey said...

oh yeah, I went back and looked at this card again...LOVE how you magically transformed the basket of flowers into a birthday or celebration cake, sweet! I'am so looking forward to more genius ideas from you to come!

Karen said...

super cute!! love all of the sneak peeks you gave as well!!

Rose Ann said...

This is sooo cute! Just ordered my set too! Awesome set, Melanie!! :D

tyrymom29 said...

I absolutely love this set .......Way too cute !! Im off to order this one also !!! Hippy and Hoppy go great together Thank you !!!

Angela O. said...

Oh that is adorable, Melanie.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

How adorable! I LOVE it! He's so CUTE!

Tamara said...

I love the kangaroo. So cute. I have already ordered Just so Hoppy, and Just so Hippy. However, it may be some time before they arrive in Canada and I can actually play with them.

Diane said...

Oh Melanie,my husband will freak when all the sets i've been ordering online come in!!! Can I blame it on you,lol??? I'll tell him you made me do it!
Your card is soooo pretty!!!

jeannen2 said...

Oh! Such a great card! I didn't even consider the pouch! Can't wait for him! Jeanne p.s. I didn't notice the heart nose, but I'd expect nothing less of such a cute animal!!

Barb Schram said...

Great new set, Melanie. Adorabel Kanga...complete with pouch for endless possibilities!

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Carolyn King said...

so cute clever and fantastic. love the basket cake!!! This set is just the cutest!

Heidi said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Amber said...

Oh, love her! They should be hopping to my doorstep some time this week *hopefully*! :)

Joanne B. said...

Fun Fun! I can't wait to play with my set! Way cute girl!!

Michelle said...

Melanie,
took your advice and ordered both of your sets and the rectangle greetings. I can't wait to get my hands on that Kanga, giraffe, Hippo, Bunny ect... Your so talented. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these stamps. Congrats on the release. I love that printed paper too, any idea what company it's from????