Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CSS Blog Hop!


It's time for another GinaK CenterStage Spotlight Team Blog Hop!

Each artist was asked to design their project by drawing inspiration from these photos of the AMAZING Christmas Cookie Bouquet the CSS Team sent to Gina's DT Coordinator Jessica Fick:


Well, since I've had cookies on the brain lately, I had to do a completely literal take on this...here's the outside of the card ("Have a Cookie" image and "Hip to Be Square" face stamped on it and one of Gina K's labels from "Holiday Greetings")
and the inside!!! My Perfect Pattern Pop Up Oven with the window frame and snowmen suitors peeping in again from Hip to Be Square, and the punched out little snowman (woman!) inside holding the tray of cookies!
I stamped a greeting from the holiday Hospitality set onto a Petite Oval Nestabilities rug made from Ocean Mist that I Cuttlebugged with Herringbone. All DP is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, you can do the most fun matchy-match kitchens with these BG DP packs!! :) I stayed away from the very Christmasy ones in this pack like holly and Santa so it can just be a winter card I can send before the cold eason ends... Something else I really like about this card is that I printed the template onto glossy cardstock and now I have sleek, shiny counters and an enameled oven, see the reflection on the burners from the dials? Very sharp!

Click on these links to see what the participating Designers have prepared for us tonight:

33 comments:

Natalie said...

Super cute!! Love the glossy paper used for the stove. Of course the colors are perfect!!

Janice M said...

To Cute!!!

Kay S said...

Very cute! Love the snowmen peeking in the window!

Tina Gilliland said...

Sooo adorable. I think the stove one is my fav!!!

Maria Levine said...

OH MY, this is fantastic! love love the pop up card!

joy said...

Oh, my word!! Girl, your kitchen scene just absolutely rocks!!! I love it! Great job!!!

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- great cards, as always. Love the cookie, but that stove makes me giggle 'cause it is so cute!

Anita said...

Awesome cards! I love how you combined sets.

Giovana said...

You are so creative Melanie!!
Love your card!

Casmiles said...

Melanie - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card - inside and out. It's absolutely fantastic...

Lagene said...

Love the "snow cook" and the snowmen peeking in the window...so cute!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is so cute and creative! I love the snowman cookie on the front and the inside is just too adorable, especially with the snowmen peeking in the window.

Peggy said...

Very sweet. What is more fun than snowmen in front of a hot stove.

Sharri Seffens said...

Melanie, this is so cute and very creative! I love the scene you created on the inside!

Donna said...

This is adorable, Melanie! Love it!

Tara said...

That is one of the coolest and most creative cards I have seen ina long time. Love it!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is too cute, Melanie! I love the DP on the outside and the pop-up oven scene with the snowmen looking in! So creative!

Jennie said...

You have just outdone yourself Mel! Love the glossy cardstock with this and too cute :o)

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, this is too cute! Love your baking snowman!!! Super idea!

Cheri said...

These cards just make me smile big. I love the kitchen and the cute snow faces peeking in the window. Love these cards.

Melissa Cash said...

Oh Melanie, this is truly a work of {heart}! I love your design and your little snowman is the perfect cookie chef!

Deb said...

Hehehe! Cute as ever! I just love the way you combine sets to come up with something so totally innovative!

Sherry said...

hat a neat card...loved the outside but the inside is really cool

Lori said...

Cute cute cute Mel!! :)

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute, Melanie!!! I LOVE your template on your card - what a great idea!!

Betty Neville said...

This is just amazing! Your kitchen scene is cozy and homey - just perfect!

redwasher1 said...

Love this ! Sooo cute!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, what a fabulous design, Mel....your little stove is adorable and what fun snowmen!!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooh....melanie! what a fun card! I just LOVE the colors and the 3D kitchen is awesome!!

buggin2stamp said...

Oh, that kitchen is so cool. And I love that funky background on the first card.

Brenda said...

Melanie you card is so cute!!! I love the snowman baking, fabulous!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

OMGosh! How CUTE is that? Those have got to be ice cream sandwich cookies those - or the snowman baker would melt! heehee

Nancy said...

I love this card! The snowmen peeking through the window and snowoman baking in the kitchen are super cute! I hope you will do a tutorial on this card sometime... the snowmen peeking through the window with the sky in the background looks a little intimidating.

Thanks Mel! Love your designs and super-cute cards!