Monday, April 20, 2009

Sneak Peek: Wee Tees and Guiding Light

The giveaway for Wee Tees is closed. The winner of the "Wee Tees" set is:

Michelle said...
I love the superbaby! My fave of the sneaks I've seen are the peanut (because mine is sleeping beside me) and My mommy rocks (because I do, of course). I would love to see a monkey face. The onesie is adorable!

Congrats Michelle! Please email me by Saturday, 4/25 with your mailing address so I can send you the stamps! :)

I am so excited about this latest tee set,"Wee Tees": for babies and beyond! We've been waiting to release this one because spring just feels like babies (and a good thing, because I have some showers now to stamp for! LOL!) and if you're a fan of any of the "Little Tees", "Just So Sporty" and/or "Tee Talk" , these must-have stamps open a whole new set of mix and matchy possibilities! (possibilitees!)
Here's a more traditional one: "baby" images, colors and sentiments! Cut 4 2" squares from coordinating DP, this uses Basic Gray and DCWV and adhere to a 4.25" square Gina K Pure Luxury White Base. Punch scalloped corners from DP for the corners and add some matching buttons. The onesie is paper pieced (if you love paper piecing you will love this set!) and I used a marker in s lightly darker shade to color in the neck and leg holes to give it dimension. Hanger is from "Little Tees." You can see here how nicely a little image and greeting from the set will fit on a small tag, too, not just the onesie, here I used SU!'s large and small tag punches. I added an eyelet with my Cropodile and a little piece of tied hemp attached with a glue dot above the hanger. I also used the new Scor-Bug tool with my Scor-Pal to pierce holes around the border like a quilt, love how quickly and easily you can add that detail!
Now this card uses less traditional images and colors on the onesie (but every parent thinks their baby is SUPER, right?!) Here I sketched a really simple cape on the sides of the onesie image to match the tiny one (you can do this!), colored it with Copics, love that pop of red on the sleeves and ribbing! Then I made it into a "tilt card" so it wobbles back and forth, see below...

Constantly on the go, just like baby!! ;)

This next project showcases Rupa's new "Guiding Light", the perfect nautical set, just in time for Father's Day! I love this rope image you can use to make frames, I stamped it in Not Quite Navy on the Brocade Blue and layered the navy CS underneath. I made two nested cut outs through the layers to frame the light house image, which I cut out to make dimensional.
I love to do this technique of creating a beam light, simply place a long triangular strip of paper down where you want the ray, sponge around it and remove! Here it spotlights "Dad" :) last I added the wheel with a little brad in the center and put it all on this shimmery Cappuccino Metallic CS base from Paper Temptress. probably one of my favorite masculine cards ever!

For more peeks of today's sneak preview sets, please see the rest of our Gina K Designs Team's blogs:

my two guest designers:


plus our "In the Spotlight" Designer Beverly Cole!
More sneak peeks tomorrow, and release party, Thursday! can't wait! Would you like to win "Wee Tees"? Please visit all the sneak peeks and let me know which "Wee Tees" images you are most excited about or hoping to find in the reveal, it's my biggest set ever! One comment will win a copy of the set, I will announce the winner before the party Thursday! Have a great day, enjoy blog hopping! :)

87 comments:

emilymomto3boys said...

I adore the cape on that card!!!!! That is too awesome!

Libby Hickson said...

Your super baby card is soooooo cute!!! I just love it! I am completely loving this set - thanks AGAIN for inviting me to be your guest!!

Carollee said...

I love the sneak peeks that I have seen so far. That super baby is just too cute!!!

Kim's Life said...

Very Cool!!! Can't wait!!!!

scrappintlc said...

Mel an awesome job an always. Those cards are adorable. I am lovin the cape on the baby card. Please don't ever stop making these types of sets. They are thee most versatile sets everyone SHOULD have in their stampin arsenal. I am going to print out the tip sheets on all your sets and keep them in my binder cases right alongside the sets. So make sure you get a spare moment to make a tip sheet for this one soon too kay. ;)

Ravengirl said...

Love this ca-ute set! I really love the little peanut, adorable! I am hoping to see a pea, you know, like sweet pea! I'll be waiting for the rest of the dt to post and for the reveal!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Melanie these are awesome! I'm so excited. I love the light house and your right, that beam of light technique is really cool!

Nicole said...

Your new set is so precious! And I just love what you did with the nautical scene from Rupa's set.

Karen Knegten said...

Melanie- adorable baby cards-too cute! The lighthouse card is awesome and I can't wait to see the rest of these sets! You are so talented!

Tracey said...

I absolutely adore Wee Tees!! Puttin a cape on the onesie is a fabulous idea!! Everything I have seen of the set so far is so cute! The onesie is adorable and all the little sayings are fantastic and so many other little goodies with as well. I need it! WOuld love to win it! Thanks for the chance!! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Awesome cards, Melanie! I adore your onesie set. . .so cute!

cathy said...

There are so many cute sayings that its hard to choose one favorite! I laughed out loud when I saw super stinker, but I also like party at my crib.

catdidit said...

OMG Mel!! I cannot say it enough, you are a stamping GENIUS!! This set is just a MUST have! And that cape card you made, tooo stinking cute! LOVE your lighthouse scene you have created, your 'beam' is perfect!!

Carolyn King said...

awesome mel!!! love the cape and LOVE you lighthouse card!!! Great job!

Terri E. said...

Super baby is one of my favorite cards I have seen all day!!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linda said...

OH A ship's wheel too!!!! Thats the bomb! I cannot wait to get this set for my Dad. He is a big boater, his main and only real true hobby. He lives in NJ at the Jersey shore so I know this will be a great set for his cards from here on out. He has surgery in 5/8 on his hip so I am already thinking of ideas to help cheer him. And the superbaby is just adorable. I have to have that!

Theresa said...

OMGosh, that cape is so cool! Love this set, Mel! Gorgeous lighthouse card!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wow, Melanie! Your new set is awesome! Loving all the cute sneak peeks and I'm sure there are many more great stamps in that set! Can't wait to see! Your sample cards are so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win Wee Tees!

Selma said...

Your super baby card is so cute and your lighthouse card is awesome. I have been excited to see what you came out with and and the onesie set will be very fun to work with. I love everything you do.

Mary said...

Oh, this is so cute!! The onesie looks to be the PERFECT size (for cards, scrapbook pages, paper piecing, etc.), and I LOVE that "Super Baby" sentiment -- just perfect! Can't wait to see the whole "wee"-bang! ;) Fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

The superman cape card is fun, but my favorite image is the teddy bear. It's just so baby-ish. I'm anxious to see the set in its entirety. Karen plwegner@comcast.net

Tina Gilliland said...

OH MY GOSH!!! How perfect BOTH sets are!!!! I have two relatives expecting babies soon AND... my hubby is retired from the Navy. How great both of these will be to have! I can't wait to get my hands on them!! I LOVE the card you made with the lighthouse... beautiful!!

Paula Laird said...

Oh my gosh! I am so excited about Wee Tees!!!! The super baby card is fantastic! That image will make awesome cards for our new boy!! Ok, going to check out the other peeks now!

Jessica said...

These are just fabulous cards! I absolutely LOVE the baby onesie, and the cute little extras you added. They are just adorable!

Donna said...

This looks like another fabulous must have set! I can't wait for the release. I love the super baby card but my favorite one is Cindy Lawrence's card. I love the color combination and the card is just adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!

cindy b said...

The fathers day card is super fantistic! I think it is the best card I have seen for a man! Great Job and I love your stamp set!!!!!

Wendy (songbirdwc) said...

Love the onesie! It's perfect for all the baby cards - and piecing it would be great! Cool set! And I love the lighthouse beam too...

lisa808 said...

Super Baby is just beyond adorable!!!

I really like the snuggle bear and party at my crib!

I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for Thursday night.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Melanie! Super cute images! I love the teddy bear with the onesie and the cute bib... any of these cute images and words would be perfect for my new wee one. :o) TFS!

Paula Laird said...

Ok, wow, so hard to pick a favorite, but I think my favorite image is the baby in the cape, although I think the block with numbers you can add to it are sheer genius! I hope there's an actual little (toddler-sized) tee in the set and if not maybe we can get one of those later! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the Wee Tees set. I really like your card with the Teddy Bear. I could envision many cute cards with this set. Can't wait until the reveal.
neihejp@att.net

Jessica said...

WOW!!! You're such a rock star - I LOVE that cape on that onesie!!! Both of your cards with your set are too adorable!

Rupa's set is showcased beautifully with your card - wow! It's so beautiful!

Jennie said...

Love this card! It is so cute and a perfect set for cards and scrapbooking! I need it... :o)))

mspiggy7 said...

Love that onesie card with the cape. So creative. Another great set. Also, love the light beam technique. I'll have to try that.

Sue D said...

Great sneak peeks! Besides the onesie of course my favorites are the snuggle bear, the peanut and the baby block. I sure would use this set a lot!!

Darlene L said...

Melanie--this is going to be a great hit. Everyone I know is having babies this year. I have a brand new grandson and can't wait to start making him a scrapbook. So far the favorite things I have seen is the little words that go on the onesie--such as little lady with the ladybug, the little angel etc. I am looking forward to seeing what will work with little boys too.

Tamara said...

Adorable new set, but I *love* what you did with Rupa's set. That lighthouse scene is fabulous.

Virgo5 said...

Well you know I'm hooked on your sets Melanie & I love it when a new set is released! Everyone's sneak peaks are wonderful, I'm looking forward to seeing the whole set...60 plus stamps!!!! amazing! Super baby, spit happens, come on this will be another totally versatile must have set! Thanks for the chance to win, I have my fingers crossed!

Sandra said...

Melanie, what a cute set - I love it - another wish list item - I really need to get a second job to support this habit of mine! - Anyway back to your question - I love the bib - I had spitters and we had bibs or a diaper around all the time - spit does happen, that is for sure! I also love the cape - very cute.
Thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

I am going to be a first time grandmother how great it would be to give my daughter-inlaw and son some of the cards i could make with this.... I love the cape..

Cindy Lawrence said...

As always, your samples are FABULOUS, girl! That cape is toooo flippin' CUTE! ...and your lighthouse card nearly made me swoooooon. :)

Debbie said...

I just came across Gina K stamps today and I'm in loooove! These new Wee Tees are adorable - and I have so many friends having little ones that my mind is reeling at all the cards I can make!!! You are some kind of talented. And thanks for the card tutorial - very cool! :)

Jan Castle said...

It's reallllllly hard to choose which I like best!!! The cards from these two sets are awesome!I'm going to settle on the Wee Tees, as babies are so sweet and this stamp set says it all! Thank you for giving a chance to win it!
Jan Castle

Allison said...

These are so cute! Love the little cape! Can't wait to see more!

Anita said...

Melanie, Another awesome set! I love your super baby card.

Dawn said...

oooh, love, love it! that tilt card is way too cute!!

AG said...

So cute, Mel! Seriously, you are so talented and creative! I adore the super baby, and I'm hoping to see a rubber ducky in the set. Can't wait for the full reveal!

Kristina G said...

Absolutely wonderful cards. I can't wait to see the full sets.
Congratulations on another winner.
Kristina G

paradise45 said...

I love everything I've see so far, but the super baby onesie tops my list. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Patty said...

What sweet baby cards and the Guiding Light took my breath away. I can not wait to see them all!

Lesley said...

I have been dancing around buying a set with a baby onesie in it FOREVER, but seeing these sneak a peeks and just a smidgen of your sentiments/embellishments, I know that I've found my winner. Now I just need to patiently wait until the release. (unless, of course, I'm very lucky...)

Sharri C said...

Melanie, I love them all but the super baby card is the best!! Thanks for this must have set. SharriC

Beverly aka beestamper said...

That Super Baby card is so great Mel! What a fantastic set of stamps.. ooo, and I love the way you rocked it out with that lighthouse - gorgeous!

Jackie said...

So far I think I love the ‘onesie’ and the adorable ‘binky’ I saw on LJ’s blog, plus the super baby card you posted here! I can’t wait to see the full set, but so far the previews are screaming for me to buy now! Love it all!

CraftingAnu said...

I saw a snuggle onsie, a peanut onsie and an angel one too and like all of them. Maybe there is a devil one for the more naughty babies? I love all things small cause there so cute and this set looks like it is cute with a capital C!

the PaperTemptress said...

Well I can tell I am going to spend more money at Gina K Designs this week!! And as always your cards are soooo cute!!

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Trena in Naperville said...

Melanie! I really dig your tee shirts woman! You have given a new meaning to tee shirt style - and it's all great!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Suz said...

I am so loving that super baby onesie. too cute. All your cards are wonderful. TFS

Nancy said...

You have out-done yourself - - AGAIN! I LOVE the onesies! My favorite has got to be the super baby! When I had my first baby (23 yrs ago!) I bought him a little superman jammies set that had a little red cape that was detachable. I saved that little outfit and every single one of my other kids (even Jess) wore it! I still have it put away for my first grandbaby.

I have got to have your new set! Besides, my sis-in-law is having a baby next month. This set makes such cute cards too!

I'm loving all the previews... although my laptop doesn't like the drool as much. LOL!

Toni K said...

I am loving your new tee set! You rock!
That lighthouse card is gorgeous!

Lori said...

How cute is that Super Baby!?!
Thanks for the ray of light tip, I think I like this set already.

Diana said...

I have been looking for a onesie set like this for over a year!! I love the paper-pieced ones, and the saying that says "I'm here" the best, but all are really cute :) Can't wait to see the entire set.

Denise said...

No way! The Super baby card is FABULOUS! I love that it shakes too! Can't wait to see the rest of the set!

Trish K said...

Love the super baby card - very cute!

Brenda said...

Melanie, i love your baby cards. they are "super" cute. And your lighthouse card it flat out gorgeous. I am loving all the samples and can't wait to see the whole set. I can see it now this release is going to cost me big bucks!

Casmiles said...

SUPER Baby! Love that card.

And I really like the lighthouse too, especially with the beam - I'm all about the ocean/sea. I'm so lucky to live just five minutes away...

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the baby block with the numbers. What a great idea.

Kim Marie said...

I love the SUPER BABY!!! :) He is just too sweet for words! Super sweet, I'd say! Tee hee!

I also love the different words for the tees...it makes it so versatile a set! But the paper piecing possibilities and peeks have been INCREDIBLE! Wow!

I just can't think of a cooler set to complement my other "Tee collection" stamps :)

Will there be a "My girl" and "My boy", I wonder? Hey! How about the word 'wonder' to add to My girl and My Boy...wonder :)
Kim Marie

Sharri Seffens said...

Another great set Melanie! I love everything I have see today with the wee tees! Your cards are awesome as usual!

Elaine said...

Another fun set! I love the teddy bear!

Anonymous said...

Okay- the super baby is super cute! I'm going to have quite the wardrobe of stamps. cpine

Bee said...

Oh this new set is so cute!! It fits so well with my "baby-on-the-brain" mode! I can already daydream about scrapbooking pages of my new handsome little guy!... :-p

(PS: been thinking about you, long time no see, but baby takes all my time!...)

Janet S said...

Are you serious! I can't pick just one fave! BUT if I have to I guess I would have to go with the cool lighthouse. I love the beam in your card. Very nice effect. I DO love the onesies, too, though. :D

Janet Z said...

They are all adorable! I loved the little angel and the teddy bear!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my Gosh! You need to make a wee tee for yourself that says super stamper! You are soooooooooh good! Love that little baby madly. You always deliver inspiration by the truckload! :O)

StampinCathy said...

Wow this set is just adorable and of course a must have. I have to say that the cape wee tee is just priceless. Thanks for a chance.

Cass said...

I love Libby's cards. And the tiny teddy on Theresa's card is too cute!

waltermouse said...

I am so excited for this set! And I'm really hoping there's a "silly monkey" stamp in there somewhere, because it would be perfect for my friends' boys. And I'm going to have to try a tilt card, that looks so adorable with the Super Baby onesie in your sample!

Sara said...

I love the Wee Tee's set! Your ideas are wonderful

Penny K said...

I love the "Superbaby" Tee! You are always so clever and so "Copic". Still practicing my coloring skills with Copics - you are such an inspiration! Love your site.

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

I'd love to win this set, so cool! Lots could be done with it!

Anonymous said...

All the t-shirts are cute, but I just love the "Super Baby" card! Your cards are just precious.
Kate

StaceyJeannette said...

I don't know which Wee Tee I like best, they are all so cute!

Laraine R said...

Love them all!! Super baby set!! A must have!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Carolina said...

Okay, I know I tell you this ever release, but this oe is your best one yet!!! I'm itching to get it cause as soon as I saw a project popped into my head and so timely with a friend expecting a little one. I'm sure it will be a huge hit!!!

Michelle said...

I love the superbaby! My fave of the sneaks I've seen are the peanut (because mine is sleeping beside me) and My mommy rocks (because I do, of course). I would love to see a monkey face. The onesie is adorable!

Kay S. said...

I've loved all the sneak peeks this week and everyone had such cute Wee Tee peeks that it was hard to decide on a favorite. I keep coming back to the Super Baby on your card so I have to say that is my fav! It just makes me smile!