Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sneak Peek: Very Merry Christmas, Special Delivery & Special Delivery Add On

The September peeks have begun! Our first peek of this release is Theresa's newest set: "Very Merry Christmas", in her vintage style you love! I stamped these beautiful jingle bells and curling ribbons on Pure Luxury White and colored them with Copics.

Gina carries the new Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly DP pack, and although it has lots of funky modern holiday prints, it also includes more traditional ones like this sheet music paper! It was perfect for the bells. I stamped "hallelujah!" from the set in Memento Tuxedo Black on the line in the print that looked it was just waiting for a greeting LOL! and popped up my cut bells. I tore across the top and bottom of the sheet (to give it a pop of white, some texture and look like it wasfrom the middle of a page of music) and mounted it on two new Gina K colors coming out this month: Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart and Good as Gold, you will love these new colors!!! This is the first card I made when the sets came, and when I finished it I was ready for Christmas and humming carols!! :) My favorite card I made with her set though includes another set in our release you have not yet seen, so you will have to come to the release party Thursday for that one! ;) (yeah, I'm a big tease!)
Our next two new sets are from our newest illustrator at Gina K Designs: Tami Mayberry! She really delivered with these special postage theme sets: "Special Delivery" and "Special Delivery Add On"! The main set has some postage outlines with images and words to put inside, the add on set has a large block of 6 stamps together and some journalling lines. I decided to use both on this one sample. I used the large block of 6 and then stamped the outline and ornaments into each frame. Next I cut out the inside of one of the rectangles from some scratch paper and placed it over each framed up image so I could sponge in a yellow or green background. The set also includes numbers to create your own postage rate! I cut them out and then colored in the ornaments and the spaces in between the stamps with a Cardinal Copic to match my background as if it's showing through, this is the new Cranberry Tart again. I also used it for my base. For my mats I used Kraft and the new Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus, also debuting this month. I Cuttlebugged it with the Argyle Folder and rubbed some Cream White on it to make the pattern pop. The saddle stitched ribbon and buttons you see are "sneak" sneak peeks of this month's new StampTV kit (reveal coming soon!), aren't they beautiful? Last I stamped the "Happy Holidays" postmark down the side, this is juts one of many greetings included in the set to fit your occasion.


Stop by GinaK's blog today to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the new stamp sets being previewed tonight our blogs!

Then, check in with the Illustrators of our two stamp sets featured tonight:
Theresa Momber: A Very Merry Christmas
Tami Mayberry: Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add-on
Design Team Members participating in the hop tonight:
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger
CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Kay Simmons
Linda Payne

Thanks again for stopping by, enjoy hopping! :)

31 comments:

Donna said...

oooh, fabulous cards!

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards Mel!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

super beautiful!!! singing carols with you on that musical card!!
Linda

Jennie said...

Oh, I love the bell one (I am singing along and love the dp on this!!!)...and the postage one too! Oh, my what fun stamps :o)

Theresa Momber said...

Mel, that musical card takes my breath! LOVE the colors you used on your Special Delivery card! Fabulous!

"Tillymint" said...

Beautiful cards both Melanie - love that Cosmo Cricket paper.......Can't wait to see your sets now!

Deebi27 said...

Mel, I can feel the bells chiming in elegance and the DP is so complimentary to your card. Your Special Delivery "stamps" are full of merriment!

joy said...

Beautiful cards - Your card makes me want some of that dp! And stamping the "hallelujah!" is perfect! So very, very nice!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

FABulous!!!! I love the bells against that music bg!!!

Giovana said...

Wonderful creations Melanie!!
God bless
Giovana

lisa808 said...

Beautiful cards.

NinaB said...

I love the vintage feel of your cards,Mel. The sponging on the stamps are beautiful.

Justine said...

WOW Melanie, these are so professional and just absolutely gorgeous. The shading on the bells is so realistic!! Great job

Lynn Mercurio said...

Melanie...your By Golly paper is just PERFECT for this image. Genius. All of your creations are jaw droppin' gorgeous!

Michelle said...

What great images! LOVE the postage stamp ones.. Too cute!

catdidit said...

Oh MEL!! The jingle bell card is just absolutely stunning! WOW! beautiful color and design and papers! And I agree, Tami did 'really deliver'!! LOL! LOVE this card too, so very festive!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful work, Mel! I am so pumped over the release!

asela said...

Love your cards! They are drop dead gorgeous

Donna said...

Wow! I love the card with Theresa's set. Just reminds me of Christmases past. Love the color combos too. Your cards are always fabulous!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous cards, Melanie! I love the sheet music DP and the beautiful bells! Great card with the Special Delivery sets, too!

Allison said...

These are beautiful! Love them.

Selma said...

Fabulous cards Melanie. Love the DP you chose to go with the bells!

Cherie said...

OMG! I absolutely love the card with sheet music! It is so beautiful! Wish we could buy just sheet music paper! TFS!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Melanie, The bell one is stunning! I love that dp...a shopping trip is in my near future!

Stampin' Pam said...

Super mojolicious Melanie! Truly inspired. I LOVE that musical paper with the bells

Lori said...

Two more beauties, Melanie! The bells and music dp are my fav.

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful cards Mel! LOVE the first one (heeheee...i used the bells with the same dp!) and love what you did with the stamps sets! Wonderful as always!

Susan said...

Very nice indeed :)

Silke Ledlow said...

These are both so beautiful - great sneak peeks!!! ~S~

Jessica said...

Mel, I LOVE both of your cards - the textures and colors are perfect!