Friday, March 12, 2010

Surprise Party!

It's a Surprise Party!!!! It is Stamp TV's 1st birthday and we just wanted to throw a little party for Gina! Happy 1st Birthday Stamp TV!!!
To celebrate, a bunch of design team members and challenge hostesses decided to create birthday cards using a previous Stamp TV kit (or Gina K set). Leave a comment on every blog along the way because one lucky commenter will receive the all new Stamp TV kit that will be released next week!!!! (And....you're gonna LOVEEE it!) You will have until Sunday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. central to post comments on all the blogs. The winner will be posted on Stamp TV on Monday!
I chose the previous StampTV kit "Organize It!" I wanted to do something a little different with the dashed semi circle, which is made for making tabs and dividers; I thought it would be really pretty and easy to create a simple scalloped border with it to dress up this stitched ribbon and single layer card! (This 5/8" ribbon is a sneak peek from the new kit, shhhh!) ;) I colored the butterfly with Copics, cut it out, and popped it up on two layers of pop dots for extra dimension. All the dashes add some whimsy to the butterfly image, simulating a flirty little flight path. :)


Hope you enjoyed this CAS card! This kit is not just for organizing! :)


Be sure to check out ALL of the birthday cards on these blogs:

Carolyn
Jessica
Melanie
Theresa
Lee
Tami
Lynn
Erika
Emily
Cathy
Valerie

Bev
Tina
Karen
Vicki
Nina

Sneak peeks are almost here!!! :)

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Carolyn King said...

I LOVE how you used that tab....great border! love your card mel!

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, what a stunning CAS card, Melanie! Gorgeous!!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful card and what a fun fabulous idea to surpirse Gina with!

Bev Gerard said...

Love the semi-circles along the edge! Great stuff!

`Bev

Lea L. said...

This is fabulous! I just love the stamped scalloped border!

♥♥♥Lea

lisa808 said...

What a fun idea. I can't believe it's been a year already.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Simply stunning! I love how you used that stitched 1/2 circle for the large scalloped edge.

Kathy H said...

Fabulous

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

Betty Benton said...

The black and white with the butterfly of yellow is just gorgeous!!

catdidit said...

OOo what a neat idea Mel, Love it!

kmassman said...

Love that butterfly. Shows up really nice with the black and white card!

Janet Swofford said...

Happy Birthday Stamp TV! I love your butterfly card. Thanks for sharing!
Inky hugs,
Janet

Cynthia said...

The scallop border is so elegant on this CAS card. Happy B-Day StampTV!

Tina Gilliland said...

Just beautiful!!! Love it! It just really is striking!

thestampinglady said...

Your border looks so cool. Happy Bday to Stamp TV. What a fun idea.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful elegance!!

Cheri said...

It all says "elegance", Mel. What a gracious, gorgeous card.

Susan White said...

Great use of semi-circle for a border!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, this is really a striking beauty! Love the bright contrast. Awesome!

scrappintlc said...

Great idea with the semi circles. Happy Birthday Stamp TV. Heres to many more wonderful years.

Sheri said...

wow! That is a beauty! And very creative!

buggin2stamp said...

Gorgeous Melanie!!! and I like the ribbon. ;o)

Deanna said...

Love this card. Nice and simple and the butterfly just pops!

Deb said...

Great card! Love to see everyone's creativity at work.

Marsha said...

So pretty. I love it.

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so simple stunning.....I love it...and I will cas this one for sure....thank you for sharing...

sassyb07 said...

wow, just love black and white cards and am really into butterflies too, LOL! happy birtday stamp tv
hugs, Valerie

Gina K. said...

OMGosh Melanie! How creative to make that scalloped edge! I am so stealing that! Thank you! :)You guys really surprised me!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love this CAS card! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

Ruth said...

oh, i so do like the white, black and yellow colors, it makes for a very elegant card

Melissa Cash said...

Simply beautiful!

joanne said...

This is certainly a bright and delightful kind of card I would love if I received it for my birthday. Love your work.

rstuck2003 said...

Such a clean, CLASSY look...I LOVE it!

stampinfranni said...

I absolutely love the simplicity of your card, Melanie. Simply beautiful! Happy Birthday, Stamp TV!

NadiaW said...

Wonderful! And Happy Birthday Stamp TV!!!

TAS said...

Stunning card! Love the clean style with that color combo. Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

kim.mom said...

Beautiful card! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!!

NinaB said...

Beautiful, Melanie. I just did that scallop thing to one card (great minds...lol). I love that pop of yellow.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Awesome card - just stunning!! I need to CASE you, because I just can't make such beauties on my own!
~ky

Anonymous said...

Love the butterfly. I love butterflies!

Yvonne

Diane said...

Beautiful CAS card...love the "pop" of yellow butterfly...and thanks for a "peek" at the ribbon!!

Stempelientje said...

Happy 1st birthday to Stamp TV!
And what a nice and neat cards you make!
Greetings from Stempelientje.

lorraine00 said...

Beautiful card! Love that you used the stamping TV kit to do it!

craftieodamae said...

how fantastic! Can't wait for the sneak peaks!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Mel I LOVE the way you did the scallops - super creative and very fun - perfect for the butterfly feel. Awesome!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The border rocks. Love the colors and simplicity of this beauty!

Lori said...

I love the b/w contrast! Beautiful!
Lori

carpediem said...

What a great idea to use the tab for the scalloped border! laura j

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful. Happy Birthday Stamp TV Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Anonymous said...

Love the scallop look!

Lindastamps at gmail dot com

April said...

CAS are my forte...lol...and yours is beautiful!! I love how the butterfly just pops off the card!!

Anonymous said...

I love the clean simple lines yet so elegant, and a perfect scalloped border!! BARB W

KathyB said...

Melanie, that was such a neat idea to use the dotted half circles as a border! Just beautiful and such a great surprise for Gina.

Jenny McGee said...

Great card. Happy Birthday Stamp TV.

Anonymous said...

Nice and simple/clean card! Woo ho, Stamp TV!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Love this beautiful CAS card, Melanie! Very clever use of the dotted half-circle!

Miesje said...

Mel, your cards never cease to amaze me - I love it and I see that Gina was very surprised. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

Nancy said...

What a great card. I bet Gina was surprised by your blog hop. What fun!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH that is sooo cool!!! I love the one layer look....I cannot pull that off at all!!

Marilyn said...

I love the simplicity and the reality of actually being able to make this card. Thank you! Happy BD Stamp TV, I am a big fan.

Sharri C said...

So simple yet elegant! I love this. SharriC

9kids said...

I love what you have done here. The splash of color against the black is SO effective!

JennyC said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the elegance of the black and white and how the yellow just pops off the page!

Cammy said...

Love the tab as a scallop! What a great idea & awesome card.

Gayle C said...

Simple and beautiful or simply beautiful. What a wonderful card.

Mrs Ham said...

Great card Melanie.

Kathy W said...

Love the combo of the tab scallop border and the stitched ribbon. Great effect; wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Your work is always so pretty! TFS

Dana said...

Happy Bday, Stamp TV!

StampinDi said...

What a great idea for the tab stamp from the latest Stamp TV kit. I'm so enjoying this blog hop. It's been a great first year for Stamp TV.

Anonymous said...

Super clever! I love a beautiful single layer card. Can't wait to see the newest stamptv kit. Kheila

Christi said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Melanie!!! I love that scallop border!

RubberStampRosie said...

I love your whole blog. It is loaded with inspiration. Your BD card is elegant. Happy BD Stamp TV. More! more!

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mel! Happy Birthday Stamp TV & many, many more!

SueB said...

What a beautiful card! I love the simplicity and the design has so many applications! Great birthday surprise!
Thanks so much
Sue B

Ronda C. said...

Cute card. Happy birthday, Stamp TV!

Ronda C.

Carole Miller said...

Beautiful card. A lot of new ideas. Thank you
Carole Miller

Jessica said...

Beautiful CAS card, Melanie! I really like those scallops with the tab image - great idea!!

Ree Donnelly said...

Wow, what a pretty card Melanie!
Happy b-day to Gina & Stamp TV!!!

Karen said...

great cards..
congrats to Gina and all the wonderful designers....

A said...

This is a wonderful way to celebrate Stamp TV!! This team is fabulous!

pat said...

Love the Black and white combo,nice card

Alice said...

You created such an elegant card.

Alice

Paula Laird said...

Awesome CAS card! The tab border rocks!

Valerie said...

Striking card, Melanie!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Very Cute!

Linda said...

I love it! You are always amazing me. Can't wait to see this new kit.. the secret shhh ribbon has me excited.

Lori said...

I love this card! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

naneruth said...

What a wonderful idea! Great colors.

Diana said...

I love this card! Thank you for showing another way to use the semicircle stamp; I can't wait to try that.

This is such a neat idea you all had to throw a surprise party :)

kimsparks636 said...

What a great idea! I love the simplicity of your card and yet it is still elegant.

St├ęphanie said...

Very elegant and clean card, love it!

Kimmiek said...

Nice nice nice!
How sweet & thoughtful. Awesome to be with people who can appreciate one another & celebrate all we do together!

Heather said...

Awesome card! I love the border.

Deanna C said...

Oh, Wow! That is so gorgeous! I truly love the CAS cards and you did it right! I love the black and white theme as well and combined they made a marvelous card! That stitched, scalloped border is my favorite yet. Happy Birthday STamp TV.

Judy Covey said...

Melanie, your card is so very elegant looking and appears to be very simple to make. I really LOVE it!

stlbarb said...

I thought that was border stamp, the "scallops" are so perfect!

Mary said...

Happy 1st B-Day Stamp TV!

Joy said...

Like the card Mel.. it reminds me of those black/white felt posters that come w/ markers that children color. You know what I am talking about? fun card..Happy B'day Stamp TV

Linda L said...

I love this card. It is so stunning.

Sara in WI said...

Another gorgeous card! I feel the need to stamp today! (So much for housework...)

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday Stamp TV. What a creative card, Melaniw. I love to see alternative styles using the same stamp set...TFS

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Melanie!!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

You are so good at using simplicity to the utmost of elegnace1 This is lovely!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. TFS.

Sheila D said...

Oh I just love parties, especially with tons of eye candy. Love your card, Melanie! Absolutely stunning and what a great idea with the scallops. I'm off to party at the next stop! So, Happy Birthday Gina & Stamp TV!

Janet S said...

Your card is simple, yet elegant. Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us for the blog hop.

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card, love the simple elegance of it!

MBM said...

This card is so pretty! The yellow butterfly really pops! Well done!

Marsha said...

Happy Birthday to Stamp TV! What fun cards and a great way to celebrate by having a birthday hop.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Colleen said...

Melanie,
I love your cards and this one is great. You come up with the most inovative ideas, showing us how to grow our stamping imagination

JenMarie said...

Oh how beautiful!

Peggy B said...

I love how you made a very unadorned and 3 color card look so absolutely beautiful!!!

Chris said...

What a beautiful card. So light and airy! Great surprise Party for Gina! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Teepee said...

Melanie, your cards are always so beautiful. I really enjoy your site.

Dorene (dorenehoneycutt@hotmail.com) said...

what a beautiful card. Can't wait to see what the new stamptv kit is.

Carolyn said...

How elegant - love everything about this!

StampnInkLady said...

Melanie, I just love your card! There is nothing so elegant as Black and White, with a touch of color. That black and white ribbon is to die for. TFS! Hugs Lori R.
stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

Shawna said...

CAS and simply beautiful.

Toni K said...

Love the scalloped border. Great idea. I also love the black and white with the splash of color!

Anonymous said...

Love how you made the scalloped
border. I'm sure Gina will love it.
Gladys R.

Janice M said...

Great CAS card Melanie!! Happy Birthdat Stamp TV!

Donna said...

*sneaky* I LOVE this card! wow

Lori said...

What a wonderful surprise for Gina! Your black and white CAS is fabulous, with the pop of color. Loving your bow!

Anonymous said...

The card is beatiful. The idea of surprise birthday party is great!

Sheena

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE the CAS style Mel - the butterfly really stands out against the black ribbon background. Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

Leisa said...

So simple and elegant!

Darla said...

Love this! Wonderful job on the border and sneaking that ribbon in there. ;)

Thanks!!
Darla

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

Beth Mak said...

Beautiful card! I love the simplistic color coordination.

funkycrafter said...

happy birthday stamp tv. wishing gina and her great team many more years as successful as the first.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

super cute--love that tab!

Kay said...

The ribbon is really nice.

seamom said...

Love the black and white! Another wonderful card!

Brenda said...

Wonderful CAS card Melanie! Totally gorgeous.

Becky said...

This card is stunning!!

Joanne Lowe said...

Melanie, you always take an element and use it in such a unique manner--you take it and turn its use on its ear, GREAT! It was because of seeing such amazing cards on SCS made with your set A Year of Flowers that introduced me to Gina K and Stamp TV. I'm in awe of your talent, and appreciate your generosity in the manner in which you share it with all of us.

Happy Birthday Stamp TV, I look forward to many years of tutorials that will keep on teaching me new techniques--thanks so much Gina and gang!

Serena said...

Beautiful! That butterfly just pops against the black & white.

Terri E. said...

I really adore the scallop border. You always do such a fine job of thinking outside of the box. Wahoooo Stampt TV!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Christine from FL said...

Great card,love the simplicity of it!

Pat Jandacek said...

CAS, bold and oh, so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win the kit...I've got my fingers crossed. And thank you for all the inspiration for the past year; we'll continue to enjoy your glorious pieces of art.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that you all are surprising Gina this way!! and love your card!

905lovestostamp said...

Melanie, you create the most beautiful floral sets ever--I've got all of yours, they are just wonderful!

I love how you take an element and use it in such a surprising manner, I'm so often thinking why didn't I think of that--I'm just glad that YOU did!

Congrats to the Stamp TV team on this first birthday, how I appreciate learning from you and all of your great tutorials!

Joanne L

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! I love how you used the semi-circle as a border! :)

Linda D. said...

I love this card. The black and white is stunning and then there is the yellow butterfly. Great border. Butterflies are my thing now and there have been so many card with it on them. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Carol said...

Your colors are so crisp, love it!

RaiderSoonerMom said...

What a great card, I love the dot semi-circles,I totally agree they add so much to the butterfly! Gorgeous!
Happy Birthday Stamp TV!
Hugs,
Lisa

Linda D. said...

Stunning card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

JaniceAileen said...

Great use of the tab stamp! Beautiful card!

peggy said...

Wonderful of you to celebrate the birthday and honor Gina like this!!
Great idea for the semi-circle!

JKB said...

Looking forwrd to my contined hop and enjoying every new idea!

athleticsecretary said...

I love the simplicity of your cards!

StacyC said...

Beautiful & Elegant...

jean wilson (jlt03@comcast.net) said...

Wow I love stamp tv! Happy birthday! What a great surprise for Gina!

Karen McAlpine said...

Beauty is simplicity. Very nice card!

rakosturik said...

Beautiful Card.

Anonymous said...

What a striking card! Love that dotted border.
Teresa Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Sue D said...

Very clever use of the semi circle!

jonim52 said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- I love the black and white with just the touch of butterfly color. I am going to have to CASE it!

sandyh said...

this is a great card! very simple but i love the look of the stitched ribbon against the dashes of the semi-circle stamp. and then the little blast of color...so cute!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Barb said...

Stunning card Melanie--can't wait to see what is in store and in the store this week!

tinamarie said...

WOW! I LOVE your card! The design is awesome!

Cher said...

ohhhh so pretty...very nice for Gina!

melv said...

Very nice cards and wonderful surprise! Gina is blessed to have friends like you ladies.

joy said...

The black ribbon and white card makes this so sophisticated!

IBCNU said...

How cute! The idea is brilliant and the final product absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

pam said...

The card is really clean and I love the black and white. Great idea..

Barbara Hale said...

What a beautiful CAS card - love the butterfly and the black and white design.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi melanie! :) what an elegant card! so clean and simple. LOVE it!

Jo said...

I like what you did with the semi circles, it added that special something to the card. Thanks for the great ideas!

Sharon Peele said...

I love black and white, so this card is right up my ally!!!
Happy B-day to StampTV!!!

Lori A. said...

Great card! Love that ribbon

Mary Strauser said...

wow Melanie I love your card. Hope you do not mine if i use your idea.

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Fantastic card love the semi-border and the colors are perfect!! How thoughtful you all are!!

southernscraps said...

Very elegant card!

Kathleen said...

Very striking card!! I love seeing all the different uses with the some of the same kits.

Maskedwoman said...

I love your card and the surprise party is a great idea!

sandylinder said...

Beautiful cards! What a sweet & wonderful idea to surprise Gina with this gift of kindness! You guys are all awesome!

teresa said...

What a beautiful, clean and elegant card.

JessicaK said...

Great CAS example and the butterfly really pops.

Sharon W. said...

I love all of your work, beautiful card.

Patti P. said...

Melanie,

I love your work so much....you have created some of the most beautiful stamps and the simplicity of this card is so elegant and whimsical at the same time.

luvhymns said...

Happy birthday Dear Stamp TV and Gina,

Deebi27 said...

Love, love the simplicity of this card, the boldness of the colors and the crispness of the whole card. Great card Mel!

Diane S said...

What a beautiful card!

Kristyn said...

Happy 1 year! Beautiful card.

CraftieConnie said...

Levely card, and this is a wonderful tribute to Gina and Stamp TV. Thanks for a great year!

Wendy said...

What a pretty card! Black & white is a favorite color combo of mine!!

Stampin Kimber said...

Love the card.....Happy 1st Birthday Stamp TV!!!!

kimfletcher@shaw.ca

Casmiles said...

I love the black and white with just that little bit of yellow. It really makes the card pop!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful! Love your border.

Anonymous said...

Great cards Nel!
Rosie G
gramig05@pennswoods.net

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Mel! The DT always does such a wonderful job. Thanks for all the inspiration that you've given us in the past year!

Betty Neville said...

Lovely card! Love your scalloped border - great idea!

peggy wainman said...

Cute card Melanie!

Lagene said...

The scallop dress-up is perfect!!! Happy 1 year!

stamping sue said...

Very elegant looking card. stamping sue

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