Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rock a Bye Baby! (and Blog Candy!)

The blog candy is closed. Winner announced here.

Today I have a fun interactive card using a So Sketchy Sketch of Allison's (which I tweaked a bit!), and my first video upload! When I first saw the half circle sketch I was a bit stumped what I should do with it, but I guess I've just had babies on the brain lately (wink!) and am really excited about what the sketch inspired!

Simply add a punched or die cut circle to the top with a scalloped circle behind it for a bonnet and you have a little baby peeking out! I used Blush Blossom CS and pale peach Copic to make some cheeks and a little upturned nose, then a pen to make simple eyes, mouth and curl. The shimmery coral paper you see is Paper Temptress Rocket Red Pearlescent CS. I used the lid of a pitcher to trace a half circle the size I wanted on the paper since all my dies were too small, the diameter of the circle is 5 inches, so 2.5" tall when folded. With the addition of the head, it still fits in an A2 card. :) I added a bit of Gable Green punched with the Threading Water Punch to the top and a little Cuttlebugged strip to the front. I substituted some tied ribbon for the butterfly, tried to make it resemble one with the bow as best I could. DP is Basic Grey Porcelain (thank you, Cammie!)

The sentiment is from my "Wee Tees". You'll see how appropriate that is here in my first video upload (fingers crossed I did it right!), go easy on me with the quality, I just wanted to capture the motion for you (I decided to spare you me singing a lullaby)
video

My baby rocks!!!! If you try making this fun card, please link this post if you share it and also let me know so I can come check yours out! :)

Now for the candy! Patricia the Paper Temptress has a pack of ALL her assorted metallic colors up for grabs! (The mica/metallic line 25% off this month!) To enter, please leave a comment on this post with a request for a project you'd like to see here on this blog (or request for something using a particular stamp set or technique), I will randomly draw a winner and post the lucky person's name this weekend! Looking forward to reading your comments! :)

Be sure to check out the new videos today on StampTV, too!

PS If I can score a tripod, you just might see more videos in action here, would you like that??

96 comments:

scrappintlc said...

Mel, you are so funny. You always crack me up. It would be awesome to win Paper Temptresses blog candy, I bet that paper is a dream to work with. As for a technique....I love everything you do, your creativity takes my breath away. I guess I will have to say more combining of stamp sets.....showing the versatiley of them amongst themselves. Copics is always a plus. Maybe with your videos you could do a tutorial on that awesome card you did with the pink wine and the bubbles. I am still trying to figure that one out. LOL Can't wait to see your new videos and heres to a tripod... tell hubby it could be a tax writeoff. LOL

Angie said...

This is great Melanie! I have a baby shower gift with NO card and I really need to make one to I can give the give to th mommy-to-be. This is the perfect idea! I've been following your blog for awhile now and I can't think of a project you haven't done, but maybe another card not in the normal rectangular shape? A shaped card of some sort. Maybe using one of your Hip Hop sets.

scrappintlc said...

Forgot to ask...is there gonna be an announcement soon? I saw that wink in your entry about partial to babies....so spill: is it because of the wee tees set or is there something you haven't told us yet. ;)

ALLY said...

Lovin' the video of your card Mel! Fabulous girl!

Awesome blog candy too! I'd love to see "every day" kind of themed cards.

BishopsMommie said...

that is precious ...will have to do for my next baby card..so I think maybe some embossing I would like to see, or maybe blending when coloring with copics too

Cathy said...

Mel, I love your half circle baby card. What a fantastic idea. It is so cute and love the baby face.
I would like to see a gate fold tutorial. Awesome blog candy...

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'd like to see another card that looks like something else a la your cookie card. That was the best!

Anonymous said...

Oh Mwl, please score a tripod! any video would be awesome! love this new card and you did great on the video! thanks for putting my name in the hat to win the paper!

lorene h
qlt7scrap at cox dot net

Moni said...

Waw this is great, would love to win Paper Temptresses!I would love to see embossing! Hugs, moni

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW..............how cuuuuuuute!!!! Oh do I have to, have to, have to try this!!!!

li-marie said...

Great card Mel, always like to see different shaped cards. Copics colouring is always welcome but what I'd like most is an idiot's guide to light and shadows as always struggle with this aspect when colouring - i sort of get the basic idea but making it look realistic or not done by an over-enthusiastic 5 year old would be nice.

hugs

li-marie xx

Sharon Pisiakowski said...

Mel, this card is adorable! I just found your blog and I love it! I've scrapbooked for years but am new to cards and stamping - so I'm anxious to see ANY how to videos that you put together. Thanks!

CraftingAnu said...

This so cute! Love it that it rocks.
I feel we all face a time sometime or the other when we don't have a card and need one really bad with no time to create one. So, I'd like to see all occassion cards. Also, there are a lot of tutorials for coloring with copics but I'd like to see tutorials for watercoloring or coloring with colored pencils.

Awesome papers! Would love to win them.

Chris Pethers said...

I love all the cards you do , and the 'paper temptressess' card and paper are awesome . If you can think of a demo showing Gesso or Tombow Mono Multi and what they can do I would be delighted . I have seen them referred to but we dont appear to have them here in the UK so I have no idea what they even are
keep up the good work
love Chris

Angie Marion said...

I'd like to see more projects using the Scor-Pal. I know there are tons of ways to make cards using it but when I go to use it, I draw a blank.

Terri E. said...

I adore all of your creations, but anything with your animals just makes my heart sing! So bust out your little cutties, LOL!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jessica said...

This is such a fun card! I'm always so impressed by your creativity and amazing cards! Thanks for sharing your creations with us all!

Linda said...

The first thing that popped in my head is COPICS on VIDEO! I would love to see that happening as a step by step tutorial never seems to fly with me. So that's my wish... copic coloring video.

Lisa H. said...

Oh, I love that rockin' card! I think I'd most like to see more ideas from A Year of Flowers and more ideas using the charms from a charmed life or my new fav set, Wee Tees. And, I'd love to see cards suitable for teen-age boys. (a girl can ask, right?)

Pamm said...

Love your card! and your video is wonderful! I would like to see some more masculine card ideas or copic tutorials please! TFS!

Jerusha said...

Your cards are always so awesome. If I ever need some inspiration or my mojo is gone and I need to get it back all I need to do is hop on over here and see what you have made recently! I would love to see some more embossing (dry or otherwise), and maybe some colouring techniques. Thanks!!

Scarlette said...

I absoulutely love this card! Its sooo cute! I am going to make one to send to my friend who just became an aunt. As for something to see here, I would really like to know how to make a boxed set of cards for my DH. He's always asking me to make him cards for associates at work. I would really like to present him with something that he can pull out at a moments notice with some handmade cards for him to choose from. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

Karen K. said...

Great video, Melanie. I hope you get your tripod soon. I would like to see more instructions regarding shading, while coloring. I understand in theory, just have trouble getting it on paper-especially with detailed stamps.
I love Patricia's papers and would really like to win some. Thank you.
Karen K.

Mary Anne Kelemen said...

The rocking baby card is adorable! I would like to see more ideas for wedding cards. I am really lacking in that area. Thanks, Mel.

lilscrappers said...

I love that card, what a cool idea! Especially when I need a baby card, lol. I can't wait to try paper temptress...trying to budget it in. I would love to see something on scene stamping or on using watercolor crayons or pencils. Or on your hand in hand set....or.....hmmm, I love everything you do, Keep it up!!!

Sandra said...

Melanie you are amazing! Always coming up with something really cute and different.
As far as what I would like to see - how about some of that metallic paper used ... what do you do with it?
Thanks for the fun and inspiration!
Sandra

SusanR said...

CUTE card! Thanks for the chance at candy - I always like to see coloring techniques. Never can quite get mine to look like they do in my head :) Great blog!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

I'm diggin' the unusual shaped cards. Would love to see some more original shapes. Videos are great since I'm a visual learner. Go with it, girl!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Finally I am getting your daily posts again (had some trouble with feedbitz) and I am so glad! Melanie, this card is fabulous! So creative. Love the shape. Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

I love the shape of your card! It is soooo cute!

Teri
nanastamper@msn.com

Jennie said...

Melanie, you are so creative! I love the way you did this.... As far as what I would like to see....how about a using the Wee Tee set on an actual oneise?

And...your wink has me quite intrigued...is there an announcement soon??? {giggle}

Tina Gilliland said...

That is too freakin cute!!! LOL I was WAITING for the singing... heck I even turned my speakers on!!! LOL LOVE IT! I have a whole list of paper I wanted from the Paper Temptress! *waiving my hands in hypnotic motion... * pick me... pick me... LOL Your hubby is gonna be like mine and tell you you can even LOOK at babies anymore! LOL He's so afraid I'll have more... ha! As if!

Tina Gilliland said...

I meant... "can't" look at babies anymore! LOL

Nancy said...

Mel that is so sweet!!! I would love to learn to do inkscape cards...

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my gosh this is the most adorable idea - AND blog candy AND a video - WOWZERS. Mel - I am in wedding planning mode so I'm looking for ideas for wedding/shower favors - got anything up your sleeve for that?
Hugs and smiles and thanks but where's the singing?????

Joyce B (Burchboo) said...

Mel, Mel, Mel....you are a hoot!
I'm always looking for different ideas for men's cards and how to use copics to their best advantage.
Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

mspiggy7 said...

What a SWEET card, Mel! I have been following your blog for quite some time & you always inspire me with your awesome talent & projects. I would love to see more shaped cards & focal points such as your "record" card. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy Paper Temptress paper.

StampinCathy said...

Mel this adorable baby card ROCKS! I just love shape cards and would love to learn how to make them. Wow this is one fanatic giveaway and would love to be the lucky stamper to play with fabulous paper. Thanks so much for a chance.

Jingle said...

I would love to see some great ideas for card SETS to give as gifts.

Rita said...

Awe Mel, your card is so darn cute!!! You crack me up! Yes I would luv to see more videos!

I would like to see a shaker card!

Pat (patzee2000atyahoodotcom) said...

I am constantly in awe of the effectiveness of simple paper engineering and design. This card rocks!! I love the way the light catches the mica paper--it's an unexpected treat. Please include me in the awesome Paper Temptress drawing. Lately, I am partial to cards that move and would love to see a bit more. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute card! I love the interactive aspect of it! Since Father's Day is coming up, I'd like to see some Father's Day cards using your images rather than having to buy a separate Father's Day set just to make 'one card'.

Mindy said...

Super cute! Oh, we need video tutorials! You've done some FABULOUS cards lately. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Ravengirl said...

I know that Mother's day is just around the corner and that means that Father's day is too! I have a much harder time creating cards for the men of my life. Could you make a few Father's Day cards to help us get prepped!

Darlene L said...

Your card is just awesome today--love the motion. I always like to see special sized and shaped cards!

Now about that wink--is there a new little one on the way?

AG said...

What an adorable card, Mel! Too sweet! I would love for you to show some more techniques using watercolors. I need some help in that area. Thanks!
~Angie

Bee said...

Love the rocking card! :-)
I'd love more projects with wee-tees, I just LOVE this set, it's my favorite of yours, I just received mine and didn't get a chance to play with it yet!! :-(

Teri said...

Oh my goodness, that is the absolute CUTEST thing I ever saw! I LOVE it!! I'm going to be trying my hand at some. I love the blog candy. I'd like to see more use of this set. It's cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Well I'd like to see more video's of course- go get that tripod! ;) Honestly, this is my first visit to you from Libby's blog. She's got me hooked on those wee tees, so keep showing those and I'll be happy. This is a ROCKIN' Card! :)

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

I love checking into your blog. And this is a fabulous card. I love cards with motion or action of some type! And Shaped to boot! What fun. Keep up the videos

KathyM said...

I love interactive cards & SHAPED cards. Anything that's different or with a twist from the ordinary.

paradise45 said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! I love your blog and have learned many things and gotten much inspiration from you. I am just starting out with Copics, so I'd like to see anything pertaining to them. Thank for the chance to win.

Carri said...

I love the Rockin baby card too cute!
While I am a huge fan of your blog and visit it daily, I would love to see what you would do with a brayer. Ok I really have no idea.

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute card! You always have something cool at your blog, and I'm still relatively new to stamping - it's hard to say what I want to see! Keep the tutorials coming, though, that's a real help to newbies like me.

Andrea said...

We would LOVE to see more videos... maybe even HEAR them???

Great card!

Donna said...

What A wonderful baby card! Your ideas are just boundless! I'd love to see video tutorials. I'm such a visual learner, but I also love the tutorials I can print off and take to my works desk and follow step-by-step. I'd love to see the brayer technique. I certainly haven't mastered that yet. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!

Kay S said...

Cute,cute card, Melanie! How fun! I'd really love to see some more things on your blog using your Charmed Life set. I tried making a card with it last night and I love it but I had a difficult time getting my card to turn out like I wanted it to. Maybe you could teach some techniques for using it.

Patty said...

What a super card. I love the rockin'. Hmmmmm, there seems to be something on your mind, are you winking because there is something in your eye or....????????

Paula Laird said...

Melanie, do you have news???? You can't wink and not spill! That's just wrong. :)
Your card is super cute! I never make non-A2 cards. I'm so boring like that.
Hmm, I always like your coloring tutorials. As for projects, card sets, anything for guys, and maybe baby shower invites and favors?? :)

Brenda said...

Great card and a wonderful idea! I love all the outstanding ideas you have for use of your stamps, so please keep them coming. Thank you for the chance at some blog candy.

Anonymous said...

That card is adorable! I would love to see a tutorial on shaker cards and slider cards. Mine never seem to work quite right.
jmgeisler

Carol O. said...

I would like to see a criss-cross card tutorial and some samples. Thanks for sharing your baby card, it is SOO cute.

catdidit said...

O.M.G. Mel! This is soo stinking cute! LOVE it, lol! Your creativeness never ceases to amaze me!

scraphappy4067 said...

I would love to see more video tuts! Especially using those beautiful metallic papers!

Kelly

CrazyforCrafting said...

Love this card!!!

Carole RB said...

Hi Melanie
I love your card. It's soo cute. I would love to see video tutorials. Thanks for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

The baby card is just too cute!Any coloring techinques would be great. I am still learning.....
Marie H.
ReeRee220@aol.com

Betty Benton said...

What a cute little "rocking baby"! You come up with the best ideas!!! I would like to see some ideas of how to use the scor-pal for more than just folding a card! And, yes please, more videos!

Casmiles said...

I'd love more shaped cards...they always seem so original. Love the rocking baby...too cute!

Sue D said...

Great card and video. I love all your creative ideas. I especially like gift ideas using your stamp sets.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog candy. Right off I can't think of anything that you
haven't already done. Just love all
of your work and stamp sets.
Gladys R.

Marie Taylor said...

OMGosh Melanie! that baby card is so adorable. I can't wait to try one out. Way to go on the video...looking forward to more blockbuster films from you lol! Can I ask if you would share some of your wonderfully creativity using the "Have a cookie" set? I bought it when it was first released and I'm embarrassed to say it's been languishing on the shelf ever since. I just can't seem to get started with this one. any help/inspiration would be greatly appreciated.

Marie

lisa808 said...

This baby card is so cute. I am interested in any tutorial you post. I love reading your blog every day. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy.

Tink said...

I just LOVE your baby card! I Have to try making one!!
I would like to see more Copic How too's.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

You are SO brilliant. I had to laugh when I scrolled down from commenting on Libby's card that she rocked the baby. You literally ROCK the baby! SO brilliant and so cute. :O)

jonim52 said...

I love looking at your inspiring blog, love the wee tees. I would love to see more video tutorials, especially shading with copics! TIA

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwwwwwww! This is THE cutest!!

Sharon W. said...

I love all of your work and I've just recieved my first stamps from Gina K. and love them. You guys do the greatest work. I love everything you do and can't think of anything you haven't already done. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rose Ann said...

No need to put me in the drawing...but I wanted to say that this is so cute and creative!! You come up with the best ideas, Melanie!!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Adorable card - and I giggled at the video because I *know* a lot of us papercrafters are sometimes *overly* visual people! lol Aahh, just a little more trust in our knowledge and talent....

Requests....How about a one sheet wonder kind of idea with your stamps, including the layout/sketch *template* for each card/project produced from the one stamped sheet? It would be a Melanie Muenchinger One Sheet Wonder Class! That's it - Mel Muench Classes - How "munch" do we love the Muench?

Oh boy - I'd better go before I get worse....

Cyn Flores said...

This is such a cute shape of a card. Thanks for a chance to win the Candy Blog too.

Val said...

I love this card! I have friends expecting their first baby in August. I am going to make them a card like this!
I have not read your blog much yet but I have a nephew getting married in September so something for weddings, even invitations, would be great to see!
Valmr2@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am open to anything you want to do and I can't pinpoint something especially at this minute. I would like to see some of those metallic papers though in more cards. I am just amazed at all the things you do anyway! Thanks so much for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

Anita said...

Cute card! I like the video. I love seeing all your wonderful ways to use your stamps.

Maxine said...

Love your work, and would like to see something on masculine cards please. Maybe you could design some?? ;-) Thanks for the chance to enter for some blog candy - do you think the paper could cross the Pacific without getting wet??

elvira said...

Hi Mel,
I would really like to see a father's day card--I have a set I want to use but my muse has flown away!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Corrine Ann said...

Rock a Bye Baby is so darn cute! Will have to give it a try with my limited supplies. Thanks for the chance to win some Blog Candy.

Sharri Seffens said...

OMG! This is just adorable!
So does that wink I saw mean you have something to share????

Roxy said...

What an adorable card! I love that it rocks. Yes, yes, yes to more tutorials. I get so much inspiration from you ladies....and the courage to try new things.

Kitty Rodahl said...

Your Rock a Bye Baby card is adorable! I would love seeing more videos that show how to do techniques and card folds. I love Stamp TV. Works great for the visual learners! I love to see new cards and ideas. I would love to see any new tools on the market that you use. Maybe spotlight a different aspect of card making each day/week ie.ribbons, tools,papers,embellishments. It would be fun to know what products design team members can't be without! Thanks so much for all you do and share!

Anonymous said...

What a great blog candy. The papers sound so wonderful with your descriptions! I love the projects you've done with the leather papers and the lustre papers. What an adorable "baby rocks" card, that is. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.
Gail S.

Janet S said...

I just love your baby girl card. You are SO creative. How about some more cards in unusual shapes. I'd like to break out of the usual card shapes and do some unique ones. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy, too!
Janet S in MI

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is just sooooo sweet!! I love that rockin' baby!!

Carolyn King said...

FABULOUS>..and love your little video too!

gcase1 said...

This card is so adorable and creative as with all of your creations! With two new grandbabies and one on the way, it would make a wonderful "welcome to the world" announcement! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

lisa808 said...

Melanie, thanks for this adorable idea. I made one of these cuties and linked back to you. Here's my posting:

http://craftingwithprincesslisa.blogspot.com/2009/10/welcome-dylan.html