Friday, December 18, 2009

Tech Talk Blog Hop

Are you ready to hop with "Tech Talk"?? I've got candy tonight, plus an original template I've designed as a free gift for ALL of you, free, come look!
Here is a card using Pure Luxury Creme De Menthe as base and the cover of my Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend pack, I was able to get all these swatches from the front piece and then just flipped down the corner to cover up the little price! :) I stamped "hello" from the set in the corner and held it down with a paperclip, in keeping with the office theme and "you've got mail!" greeting (stamped and punched out with 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circles). I folded up a tiny envelope from Pure Luxury White and stamped my little heart on the flap, then added a few pieces of notebook paper I cut out from the same patterned pack.
Now for the really fun part, a pop up desk inside!!! Do you LOVE it?? Check out the little dotted drawer pulls, these are part of the pattern and can be left as is like you see here or used as a guide to cover with nail heads, adhesive pearls, rhinestones, etc! This desk is SO simple to make when you download my pattern for free at the end of this post. Instructions for assembly are included along with ideas for how to modify and decorate it, and I am just SO excited what a great complement this is to the "Tech Talk" stamps!! :)
First, line the inside of your card with mats 4"x 5 1/4" (you don't have to, but adding carpet and wallpaper will really complete your scene), these are two more prints from the DP pack.
Here you can see my desk cut out and scored along the front and back edge as well as the flaps. The back flap will be secured behind and below the desktop, but you can also flip it up like a bulletin board or back splash, I will show examples of this later.
Now open your card flat and cover just the back flap of the desk with adhesive and press onto the top inside of the card, with the bottom edge meeting the inside score of your base.

Push the desk back and add adhesive or Scor-Tape to the little flaps.

Press the inside bottom of the card against the desk. This method for adhering the desk ensures that the desk surfaces will be at right angles when you open it and the card will shut properly, closing flat.
Open up, and voila! You're ready to decorate your desktop! :) I kept today's simple just adding the computer stamped on Moonlit Fog and a few more sheets of the notebook DP. Here without the accessories, I hope you can begin to imagine the possibilities for this template that go beyond a desk: kitchen counter, workshop, vanity etc. Of course I'll be back to show more of these options! ;)

Download the free template here. Please remember this is a copyrighted pattern, no selling, submitting for contests or publications, etc and please be sure to give me credit when posting pics of creations made with it. Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!

Please leave a comment below if you would like to win a signed copy of the "Tech Talk" set! I will announce a winner tomorrow night.

For more inspiration with Tech Talk tonight, check out these links:

Theresa Momber
Sankari Wegman

Melissa Shultz {CSS Designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS Designer}
Tina Gilliland {Guest Designer}
Karen Knegten {Guest Designer}


The Tech Talk discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is a very valuable resource filled with tips, sample projects, and tutorials. My tip sheet, this free PDF template as well as the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

If you haven't already, stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your second chance to win today's featured stamp set or any other stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

91 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMGosh Mel...look at this fantastic pop up card. How utterly creative. I'm speechless. WOW

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, that desk pop-up is awesome! So cool that you made it a download!!! Love this set!

TexasGrammy said...

Hush Uuuuuuup!!
Melanie, this is outta sight & truly FUN! High fives coming your way!!

~Bev

Four11Lady said...

Love the card! What a clever idea on the desk..........and you even gave us the download for it! Wow............now I REALLY feel like it's CHRISTmas! Thank you for sharing your talent!

resmith said...

I just love this pop-up card!! Thank you so much for the download,
Hugs,
Liz

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- this desk is sooo cool. I can't wait to use it. I love making scenes and this will be perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this download with us. Woo-hoo.

Sankari W. said...

This is so so soooo sweet Melanie! I love the little pop out desk! I can't wait to try it out - so awesome! And love the way you did "hello" on the card - very very cool!!! you are full of inspiration chickie!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

thestampinglady said...

Wow--and wow again. That template is just fabulous! What a creative idea. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Thanks too for the chance to win your wonderful set. Dar

Carolyn King said...

super cute. (but you knew that i loved it!) hee!

Kristie said...

What an awesome creation!! Thanks so much for the template and the chance to win the set.

Vanessa said...

Wow, wow, and Wow!!! L-O-V-E the template! How do you come up with these things???? Can't wait to use the template! Thanks!

Cheri said...

OMG! Your creativity is limitless. I love all this inspiration. Oh the fun! These are AWESOME!

Jennie said...

Love this Melanie! What cool looking desk and thanks for the template...you are one creative gal. Love the dp you used and way to use every bit of the pad, quite clever to cover the label.

Selma said...

This is so awesome Melanie. Thanks for giving us the template download. I don't have your set yet so would LOVE to win it!

MaxineD said...

Love this set, and the desk in the card is just inspirational!! Thanks s o much for the download.

AG said...

What an adorable card! I love your latest set!

SusanR said...

that is absolutely the cutest thing I've seen! so much fun and what a great idea to go with the set - you rock!!!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Holy Moly Batman!!! We MUST get Robin!!!! This is FANTABULOUS!! POW! BANG BOOM, fantastic!!!!

LOVE it soooo much. Thanks for the deets!

Tracy in Michigan said...

this card is incredible, thanks so much for sharing the template!! Please enter me for the set as well - love it!! thanks, Tracy in Michigan

Gloria Westerman said...

Melanie this is so cute. And thank you for the freebie. I really like this set.

Anonymous said...

This seems like something I could actually make, as I am not very good with popup cards....boxes are still a challenge for me and I continue working on improving these skills! Thanks for sharing it! Mary L at mklecuyer@hotmail.com
Happy holidays

Lagene said...

Thanks for the tutorial & download for the great desk! Love your Techie stamps!

skyviewstamper said...

I would love this set, especially now that you have created that awesome desk template!! This is definitely on my Christmas wish list!! Please Santa, I've been good!!

Shawna said...

Do I want to win this set? Oh yeah!!!! And thank you so much for that little desk download. It is way too cute!

Becky said...

wow..this is fabulous, I just love this pop up..YOu are just so creative. And thanks for the freebie

Michelle said...

Holy Moley, Melanie! That's so stinking cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and the 'how to'.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH MY LANDS!!!!!!!!!! That desk is freakin' awesome!!!!!!!!

Anne said...

I love all your out of the box thinkings and ideas. Simply magical!! Love your stamp sets of course!! Who wouldn't??

Chris Pethers said...

I cannot believe that no one has thought of doing this before - it is sooooo just what many of us need . Thank you

Anita said...

Wow! You have really amazed me this time. The desk is amazing. Thanks! I like how you used the front of the paper pack.

Sandra said...

Yes, I would love to win this set!
Thanks for the fun Mel - love the card!
Sandra

theneon said...

You are so clever, I am glad I stopped by tonight. Thanks for sharing the template -- I will look forward to seeing all the creativeness you will come up with for this.

trish said...

Thanks Melanie for the chance to win this incredible set of stamps. I have also downloaded the desk template and look forward to having some fun with it. I also look forward to seeing what your suggestions and hints are for using it.
Many hugs,
Trish x

Linda Peterson said...

Wow, this is one of the most creative ideas ever!

Mary Beth said...

This little desk is great. You have THE BEST ideas! Too cute and fun!

Jessica said...

OMG! Melanie, you never fail to amaze me! TFS

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is such an amazing set, so versatile. I love that pop-up desk and thank you for the free download.

Laurie said...

Thanks so much for giving us all a free template for Christmas. I love your new set and can see lots of ways to use it for the tech guys in my family. Great samples on this blog hop - I've really been enjoying it.

catdidit said...

Ok, so, this IS the most awesome pop up card EVAH!!! Mel, you are just to ingenious!

Peggy said...

This is an awesome set and so versatile. My husband works at home and always has two or three computers surrounding him while he works. Thank you also for providing the template. I love the card with the computer on the desk. So cute and so techie. I know that stamp set would be used often. Have a very Merry Christmas and keep the wonderful sets coming.
God bless,
Peggy

PS I am not as much of a techie. I will have to ask my husband what some of the abbreviations mean. grin

paulssandy said...

Thank you for the template. it is so cute, I can hardly wait to try it. I have been reading your blog for a long time, but I think this is my first comment. Love all your inspiration.

Elaine said...

I'd love to win this stamp set!
Thanks for sharing the template!

Anne said...

Melanie that is a great card and such a useful template, as you say it could have all sorts of uses.

Anne (cyprus Anne)

Donna said...

How cool, Melanie! I love your card. I can think of all kinds of fun ways to use your template. You are so generous and crafty. I jst love your designs!

JazzyH said...

That is a great card!

Marcia Wilson said...

Totally awesome! I can't wait to get this stamp and make my first pop up card. Melanie-you are so creative and show all of us the versatility of your stamps

Celeste said...

Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing this. It is great. I love your work.

Linda said...

Thanks for the cute tutorial and free template... I am looking forward to making a card with it. WOOHOO! I already own your Tech Talk, HAD TO HAVE IT! But I always love to comment on your work, its breathtaking.

lisa808 said...

You are a genius! This card is over the top. Thank you so much for the template. And, thank you for the chance to win this awesome and versatile stamp set.

Chris said...

Melanie, your stamp sets are AMAZING! Your Tech Talk card is so clever and the pop up desk adds so much! I can see so many times that your desk will be the perfect touch to a card! Thank you so much for making the template for the desk a download for us all to play with! Keep it coming! This set is definitely on my list!

Ravengirl said...

How fun! I love the pop-up look! That paper goes perfect with your set too!

Kim Marie said...

Mel,
This is such an adorable idea! I will definitely make a card using your template for my college daughter ;)
Kim Marie

Sherry said...

Wow this card is fantastic....I love the pop-up look and this is so realistic

Pat Jandacek said...

Thanks for the download of the pop-up desk. Seemingly so easy, yet it takes you to think of it, draw it up, and then freely give it to your admiring public. We're blessed that you share your talents. Thanks, too, for the chance to win the set that will let us complete the desk picture.

Sue D said...

Thanks so much for the download--such a clever card!

joy said...

Oh, my word, oh, my word, oh, my word! That is incredible!! I love it. Making one this afternoon!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! that is the neatest thing I've ever seen. I love the desk and the stamp set. I can see all kinds of possibilities with the set. It is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.

Jenny McGee said...

Melanie, That desk is so cute. I'll have to download that template. Thanks for a chance to win.

lorraine00 said...

Oh my god, that is too cool! You are so creative!

carmen said...

LOVE THE CARD AND THE SET

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this table is so cute! i love the new set....the puter and envelopes are deliciously cute! very original. thanks for the instructions on the desk.

Terri E. said...

I really think you are a geneous!!!! Stinking adorable card and template.

It's a goodl life!
Terri E.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh Melanie, this set is just PERFECT for creating cards to send to my deployed hubby overseas - he is a TOTAL computer jock! Thank you for creating it - and for the chance to WIN it! Merry Christmas!

Darla said...

This is fantastic!!! Thanks so much for the template too, I see offices, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms with wonderful cabinets!!! :)

Thanks,
Darla

joanne said...

This looks like so much fun to make. thanks for the template - gotta try it soon.

kat said...

Cute, cute, cute! AND a template; what could be better? [Winning the set, for one!!!]. Thanks for the chance.

the PaperTemptress said...

that is one of the cutest things I have seen and you have done some incredibly cute things but this tops them all! I miss you horribly!! Merry Christmas to you and your great family!

Patricia
the PaperTemptress.

funkycrafter said...

i really like this card. can't wait to use the directions to make a pop-up card.

Barbara said...

Everything I have seen today using tech talk has been the best and now this pop up. Wow

Brenda said...

Oh my Melanie this so rocks!!! I love the card and then you showed the inside and my jaw hit the floor. I was already wanting this set (I am a computer tech) and now I know I have to have it. Thank you for the chance to win.

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh! What a neat idea. Thank you for the download. I would LOVE to win this set.

paradise45 said...

Your card is awesome, and then some!!! What a clever idea. Thanks for the download and the chance to win.

stampkat said...

What a clever idea. I love it! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us. You always come up with such wonderful ideas!

stampqueen said...

Love the great desk pop up!!!!
Would love to win it if I am still on time - didn't get any computer time yesterday..... :)

Jan Castle said...

What a creative card....beautifully done!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Jan Castle

mypaperpleasure said...

WOW, this is more than just a popup card, it is so alive that I feel I am sitting right in front of a desk, and I am ready to start my work, it is so real and so dimensional, it is 5D effect. And thank you for let us download and make our own card to surprise our receivers of this fantastic card, it is very generous of you.

NinaB said...

So creative and fun, Melanie. I know I will have to CASE it.

Kerry H said...

Such a cute card. Thanks so much for the template.

Janet L. said...

Great stamps!! So appropriate for all the time we spend on the computer! Thanks for the free copy of the desk, it's so cute.

buggin2stamp said...

Melanie, this totally rocks. I love the little popup desk. Thanks for sharing the template. I can't wait to try it.

Carolina said...

Brilliant in every way!!! I am soooo making one of these this coming week - you are amazing and thanks for sharing the template!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fabulous card, Melanie, and a super creative idea for the desk inside! Love it! Thanks for providing the template!

Theresa said...

Sorry I miss the hop Friday night. Will have to check out the blogs now.Thank you for the desk template...how cute!

Denise said...

Hi Mel! I am lovin' your new set! The pop-up desk download is awesome and I can't wait to create with it! You are always inspiring me :) ~dee marie

Anonymous said...

I echo everyone's comments....AWESOME! What a wonderful idea and it could house a gift card as well. Tku for sharing this template.

scootin granny said...

This is a great, great template and a wonderful stamp set. thank you so much for offering this great stamp set to some lucky person...hopefully me. grin....

Anonymous said...

Melanie,

Really like your pop-up desk to use with tech talk. Cute idea!
Bessie Joan

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is fabulous! Love the dimention to the table! Looks great. TFS!

Tammy Miller said...

I would love this set how cute, your projects are great!!!

Jamie said...

I love this desk!!! Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


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Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the template and instructions. aren't you the clever one! I really like the one you did with Gina K.s typewriter. Leaving the paper loose was brilliant and in keeping with the 3D design of the desk! Pure genius for real!