Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sneak Peek: Heartily Yours and a new Perfect Pattern!

Nina Brackett has two totally fun and funky sets this month: "Heartily Yours" and "Heartily Yours Additions", the first a set of both trendy (lava lamp, groovy baby!!!) to timeless classics ( like this VW bug, hee hee!) and a set of extra greetings for even more options! I stamped the Bug in black and colored the open space she has for flames with some red and yellow Copics, cut it out and popped up, adding some adhesive nail heads to the wheels. isn't that cute how she did the sentiment , it's perfect with the little car! I cut some hearts with my Cuttlebug Dies in Rocket Red and mounted it on White, Black Onyx and Rocket Red base. I used the Scor-bug to make a little dotted road. Is that a fun card, or what??
Below is my original design for the card, I just changed it to the one above because I couldn't get it photographed as well as I would have liked but thought I'd go ahead and share the best pic becuase I still like the concept! This is a side-fold card, with the front scored in the middle and folded back, so it looks like a backward "Z" when you stand it up and view from the top.


The bug is attached on the left side so when it's pressed flat the car is right in the middle with the little swirly sentiment coming out of the tail pipe, but then when you open it up fully it looks like the bug has sped away down the street, so to speak! It's hard to see in the pic, but I cuttlebugged a little trim underneath the car to ground it. Congrats Nina on another great set! (That lava lamp is calling me!! LOL!)

Now here's another peek at my new oven I previewed last week, our first Perfect Pattern Pop Up from Gina K Designs! I know from surfing around tons of your are enjoying the free download of the pop up desk(and makign the cuuutest little ards with it!), so you know how easy these pop up templates are to install! :) This works much the same way but has all the details to create a kitchen in your card in no time! This template will be available for purchase tomorrow night for only $1.95, and you can print it out to use as many times as you like! It coordinates perfectly with my "Have a Cookie" set, but today I wanted to also show how you can sneak in a few images from Nina's "Lovely Shelf" to make you little baking spot even more lovely! After stamping her shelf on the wall above, I added my cookie jars and rolling pin, then "hung" my little measuring spoons from the scroll bracket! If you cut down the vase a little shorter, it fits perfectly under the shelf. I made the tile floor by stamping the the solid square from my "Hip to be Square" set in black on Pure Luxury White, the base is the new Lipstick Red. I embossed a scrap of it with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder and cut a little trapezoid for a kitchen towel. I could do some serious cooking in baking in a kitchen like this, couldn't you? ;)

For even more inspiration with our new stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these GinaK Designers' links:


Nina Brackett {Illustrator of Heartily Yours}

Gina Krupsky {Illustrator of Love Notes}

















Jen Charboneau {CSS Designer}
Finally, winners for my blog candy can be found in this post, thanks for your patience! See you at the party on Splitcoast Thursday 7PM CST, can't wait!

28 comments:

Cheri said...

Melanie, you just knock my socks off with your talent and creativity.

Tina Gilliland said...

How fun.. how funky.. how fresh! LOL Love it!!!

Valerie said...

What a fun design even though it didn't photograph as you wanted! The bold colors are fantastic~

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous Designs! Love what you did.

dee marie said...

I just love your pop-up kitchen!! :)

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fun hot rod--love that card paired with black! And your oven is too cute for words--fabulous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Caaauuuute vw bug!!! I like both cards!!!! And your oven.....OMGOSH how awesome is the baking shelf above!!!!

Colleen said...

Ohhh, love the Z fold card... very clever! I'm loving this new set!!!

lisa808 said...

Love that little car with the flames! Can't wait to get the oven template. I just love the desk one and have a Mother's Day card already planned in my head for the oven one.

Melissa Cash said...

So cute and sweet! Love your buggy card and your oven pop up is so cute!

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- great cards, but I'll be ordering that oven for sure!!!!!!!!!

emilymomto3boys said...

those both turned out so darn cute!! Fantastic job with those, Mel!

Janice M said...

Your cards are Great!!! Love that VW Bug!

Lagene said...

Melanie, love your Z card with the zooming bug! Also love the kitchen card!

Natalie said...

You are so creative, thanks for sharing with all of us!! Beautiful and fun ideas, love your cards!

NinaB said...

I love your cards! Your oven pop up is adorable.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome cards, Melanie! The designs are so creative! Love the hot rod with the flames, especially the Z-fold one! The little kitchen scene is amazing!

catdidit said...

You are just so amazing mel! I love that oven, too stinking cute! That floor..omg! And love your love bug! I love that Z fold design, very cool!

Elaine said...

Very creative! I love the kitchen scene!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You are brilliant, Mel! That pop up card makes me want to bake and it's not even 8 am!

JazzyH said...

Lovely!

Sandra said...

what fun cards!
Sandra

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, Mel, I totally love both versions! Your new oven template is so awesome!!! Love the possibilities.

Donna said...

How cute - I LOVE your VW bug cards! the black, white & red retro kitchen is so fun, reminds me of my sister's with all her Betty Boop stuff.

Donna said...

Wow! I Love both cards! The stove looks awesome. I have a daughter who is training to be a chef so I think I'm going to have to get that to make cards for her. Thanks!

Carolyn King said...

fun card...looks great both ways. The oven is to die for cuteness!!!

Janet S said...

Super stuff here! You girls have the most amazing talent. I would give anything to have just one iota of your skill. :D

Casmiles said...

Love them - all of them. How cute...the bug, the sentiment, the oven...and the cards and just so cute...