Monday, October 19, 2009

Special Delivery Hop!

Welcome! I wanted to do something a little different than postage tonight for our postage themed hop, so I thought it'd be wheely fun (sorry, I couldn't resist!) to try to replicate the stroller image in the "Special Delivery" set by punching out the "welcome" postmark like wheels to make my own carriage!

Simply die cut a large circle and emboss with your favorite background (here I used the "Bird and Swirls") then cut the circle in half; use one half for the bed and cut the other half in half for the bonnet on top. Add a brad. I stamped my little baby face from "Hip to Be Square" and punched with a 1" circle punch to peep out and matted it onto a petite scalloped Nestabilities circle. DP is Cosmo Cricket Earth Love, mounted onto a scalloped white square and Pure Luxury Sweet Corn 4.25" square base (embossed with a large scalloped Nestabilities square to frame the white mat). All buttons, which I put on the corners and postmark wheels, are from the Basic Grey Cupcake Assortment and are attached with glue dots. Images are stamped in Memento London Fog instead of black to be a little more subtle and blend with the pastel color scheme.
I lined the inside with a 4" white mat stamped with the "Special Delivery" greeting and strollers, and colored them with Copic Y21 Buttercup Yellow. Finally, I popped up another face on the inside, bigger this time and backed with a scallop punch. You could turn this design into a birth announcement by adding the baby's info (lbs, oz, etc) using he stamps from the"Wee Tees" set)
Tami Mayberry, the Illustrator of these two stamp sets has invited a couple of her friends to join in on the blog hop tonight, so click on their blog links to see the projects they've created for us tonight:
Then, check in on these GinaK Designer's participating in the Blog Hop tonight:
After you're done hopping to all the Designer's blogs stop by GinaK's Idea Center here: Special Delivery & Special Delivery Addition for lots more ideas on how to use Tami's stamp sets. And, don't forget to check in on GinaK's blog so you can leave your comment to be entered as a chance to win these two stamp sets too!

26 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Awwww soo cute!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

LOL how completely adorable!!! You are always out of the box, girlfriend. LOVE it!!!

Misti said...

Super adorable!!!

Jennie said...

This is just adorable! You see things I really wish I could :o) Of course now I do.... so thanks for the insight!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh! This is beyond cute and so creative!

Carolyn King said...

adorable!!! great job on the wheels!

Anonymous said...

lol toooooo darn cute! luv luv luvvvvvvvvvv this one..and all your work..cher

Lori said...

You amaze me Mel, all of your totally fabulous ideas!!!! Absolutely adorable!!

joy said...

This is tooooo cute! I love the wheels! Fantastic job!!

eva said...

How delightful!

Sandra said...

Cute!
Sandra

Chrisd said...

This is great. What a smile will come to the person who opens this adorable card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am sure this card will be cased and cased again! It is amazing with all the details.

lisa808 said...

This is 'wheely' cute!!!

Kay S said...

This is SO adorable! Love the baby carriage you made. Very creative!

catdidit said...

AHHH!! there ya go again, being so creative it makes my brain hurt! LOL! LOVE this Mel! Just too stinking cute!

Payne Holler Cards said...

it's wheely wheely cute! LOL

Tami Mayberry said...

As always, another super cute idea!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh an overload of CUTE!!!!!!!! DANG girl I need to come visit you again right before a release and watch you go!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Melanie this is just so cute... and so clever! I love it!

Deebi27 said...

There's always more than 1 way to the end result. Creativity at it's best! Cute, cute, cute!

Christi said...

Oh, this is absolutely adorable, Melanie! I love the cute little baby in the carriage! Such a fabulous card!!!

Jessica said...

Aw, how sweet is this!?

Susan said...

That's so cute!!!

Katherine said...

This is absolutely the cutest card I have seen. You are so creative!

Giovana said...

This baby card is adorable!! I think I will have to case it.
Wonderful creation!

God bless
Giovana