Monday, January 2, 2012

Inspiration Hop Day 2: "Special Occasion Tags" and Free with Three "You've Got Style"


First up we have Special Occasion Tags by Tami Mayberry, trendy tags and greetings for so many events! I don't have the coordinating Spellbinders dies yet, so I free-cut one out with scissors, this one particular shaped tag, all I can see is "VASE" LOL! So I stamped that vertically and added some flowers from the True Love StampTV kit. DP is from that kit as well. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Black Onyx, White, and Turquoise Sea. I used Classic Scallop Edgeabilities to make a scalloped border to echo the curves around my new "vase". ;) I colored the image and tag border with Copics and added some black brads for accents.

Next up we have the new "Free with Three" set "You've Got Style" ! Purchase any three sets from Gina K Designs and get this fun fashion set for free, this month only! Now I will not be offended at all (lol!) if you never copy this very unconventional sketch, but please just allow me a nod to one of my favorite shows, this design was inspired by the sentiment in the set, "EVERY DAY IS A STAGE AND THE WORLD IS YOUR (Project!!) RUNWAY"
I used a Pure Luxury Black Onyx base and snipped a 4 x 5 1/4" mat with Cutterbee scissors to resemble that long fabulous catwalk! (Is it just me, or are these graphic black and white lines reminding you of that vintage gown Julia Roberts wore to the Oscars the year she won, too?? ...anyhow...) Shoes (colored to look like Louboutins, of course! Copics RV29 E53, 100 and T8) are cut out and popped up. TIP: For a tiny pop of red to match the heel reveal and peep toe, I stamped the sentiment again onto Pure Luxury Red Hot cardstock and cut out the two words I want to emphasize.
I can think of a few PR fans who would flip for this card! ;-P (FYI, PR All Stars starts January 5th!!)

Dang, I want those shoes...!

Now please go have fun hopping with the rest of our team! Be sure to leave comments along the way to give you more chances to win a grab bag of 12 stamps from Gina K Designs!

Thank you for visiting, and see you tomorrow for our last day of hopping!

92 comments:

  1. How much fun are these! Love the unconventional runway design!

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  2. thud...leave it to you to see a vase in the tag. FAB!!! Great runway card too!

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  3. Really cool cards, Melanie! Would have never thought of using the tag as a vase-you clever girl!

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  4. Love those cards! Especially that black fashion show card - really stunning!

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  5. Love the way you used the scallop edgeability die to make the "circles."

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  6. Oh my goodness you are so clever. Love how you used the tag to create a vase! The the 3-d effect on the second card is just awesome. Love these!

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  7. Love your cards, especially the black and white one. Very dramatic looking.

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  8. How do you consistently come up with these great ideas? I am in awe!

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  9. What fabulously creative cards!
    Happy New Year!

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  10. Aweesome!!! Love that vase. Hee!!

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  11. It takes a true artist to see a vase in a tag! Enjoy seeing how the other side looks at shapes and things. Wish I wasn't so 'new vision' challenged!

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  12. Love the colors of your first card and the second one - the shoes look so real!

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  13. The TAGS card is so out of the box it deserves it's own. The vase is a terrific idea and I can see, now, where you got it from. I like that you found ther die cut border to match the set. Who would have thunk? The SYLE card is great all spotlights to the shoes.

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  14. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I just LOVE the way your brain works!! LOVE your 'vase' and your stage! Awesome Mel!

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  16. What wonderful and delightful cards you created. Very creative too.

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  17. Cute cards, Melanie! Love your layouts.

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  18. I absolutely love how you used the tag stamp as a vase! Had to call my husband in to show him and he thought it was really smart. Love your imagination!

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  19. I love your use of color. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Two really cute cards. Love your runway with the shoes. Great colors.

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  21. I enjoyed your graphic style ideas and will be trying a few of your ideas in my cards! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  22. I am in awe of not only your cards, but your stamp designs as well! You are magnificent!

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  23. Thanks foe the new "vase" inspiration. Will look at tag stamps in a whole new way!

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  24. You did a fabulous job on your cards. Thank you so much for sharing...:-)

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  25. First of all, I've been to your page many times but have never noticed the wonderful quote you have in your header- (love it!) and I love these cards, especially the runway card. How imaginative and creative you were on both cards, just exactly what one would expect from an artist!

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  26. Ingenius use of the label stamp to make the flower vase and the embellishment on the card. The "Project" Runway card is such fun....Thanks

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  27. Great cards, the colors really pop.

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  28. Loved the catwalk idea...too cute! Happy New Year!

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  29. Love both of your creations! The flowers and vase are gorgeous, and I love those black shoes, too!! I will have this stamp set!! :D

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  30. Loved the scallop circle trim. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Melanie these are adorable!!!!
    Love them!

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  32. Fun cards, I love the shoe card!! And the colors.

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  33. Beautiful cards. Love how you made the stamp into a vase. So creative.

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  34. Nice and different cards...interesting...thanks!

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  35. love the "VASE" idea! I wouldn't have thought of that; and your catwalk shoes are FAB!

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  36. Every stop on your blog is a learning experience. Thanks so much,

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  37. Whoa!!!!! How awesome is that cat walk!!!!! Haha! So clever!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  38. Your creations are always so much fun! Thanks for sharing another wonderful post!!!

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  39. I love the shoes, too, LOL. Great design!

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  40. I bet Tami didn't realize one of the team would make a vase out of tags. Very clever to give us more ways to use the new stamps.Like your runway on the style ccard too. Thanks

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  41. Hi, Melanie,
    Your flowers on card 1 are very nicely colored, as well as paper color combo's. Your runway on card 2 is fab, and so are the shoes. But man, what JR wore or which designer shoes these could be - swoosh, beats me :) Lovely cards!

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  42. How clever! Love your cards. TFS.

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  43. Two cute cards. What a clever use of the label stamp on the first card. TFS!

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  44. Fabulous job on that run way!! Very creative~

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  45. Melanie both cards are so creative. Love your "Project Runway-ish" card best. Thanks.

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  46. Very pretty! All of you have very different runway shots and they are all gorgeous. Yours looks like the runway with the curtains in the background.

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  47. Fabulous cards! Clever use of the tag stamp.

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  48. I want these shoes too. You are too much Melanie and I love your creativity and your unconventional way of thinking. You Go Girl!

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  49. Such a clever way to use the shoe stamp!!! Love it!!!

    Geri

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  50. How brilliant to switch the direction of that stamp and make something completely different out of it. I need to learn to step outside my self-imposed "box" and see things the way you do!

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  51. Great cards Melanie! Very imaginative!

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  52. Super cards! Very inspiring.

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  53. Very cute and original cards!

    Joanie

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  54. How cute. Love your cards.

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  55. So sweet. Great job on your cards. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  56. stampandweave from SCSJanuary 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    How creative to use that as a vase!

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  57. not my style but inspired to make for someone else who likes that show too.

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  58. I am in awe of all these wonderful runways, fabulous designs on both cards!!

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  59. Love both cards, especially the crisp black and white design of the You've Got Style card.

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  60. Oh these are so STYLIN'!!! I love the runway!!!

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  61. Great cards! Love your "vase!"

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  62. So smart, turning the tag on its side to create that vase. I'm with you I want those shoes...actually I want the younger body that would let me to wear those shoes! Thanks for the dreams.

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  63. Great cards. Your runway is awesome.

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  64. Love, love, love what you did with that new label stamp.

    reflections:0)

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  65. great cards. Love both stamp sets and how you used them. Great job.

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  66. OK - the runway just cracks me up - awesome thought process!!! Love the colors on the first card. I dont know if I ever would have thought to combine them but they are just STUNNING together.

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  67. Super cards. Love the runway and the colors are very striking.

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  68. I did not even realize that you had used the tag stamp until you mentioned it. Fabulous!

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  69. Love your 2 cards esp. the "Project" Runway one -so very inspiring! I am a great fan of Project Runway. Can't wait to see the show!!!.....Anne

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  70. I love what you've done with these stamps! It took a while before I realised the vase was the tag stamp turned on it's side. Very inspirational!
    I love visiting blogs because they give so many ideas and often, usual ways to use stamps.
    Fabulous!

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  71. These are AWESOME Melanie! WOW! So creative - I LOVE what you did with Tami's label, turning it into a vase like that is inspired! (and the floral element matches that DP so nicely too) and the layout for your runway card is wicked clever too!

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  72. Melanie! I really like your style. I'm going to be returning just to see your artwork. Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year to you...

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  73. WOW, very creative.. love your cards! TFS

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  74. Wow, very cool & creative turning the label to make a vase!! TFS!

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  75. love the black and white... so elegant

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  76. You certainly let your creative muse show with these cards! I love the vase and what a neat runway! Just think- with this stamp you can own ALL the priciest shoes!

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  77. Beautiful stamps and what lovely cards you made. thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  78. Fabulous cards! Love your unconventional use of stamps and layout! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  79. These are such great cards. My fav is the runway card. Great use of the stamp. TFS

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  80. I am always inspired by your stamp designs and your beautiful work!

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  81. Love that single sentiment......HAPPY! Says it all doesn't it? FUN runway you created for your 2nd card, can't wait for AllStars, should be good! (oh and I forgot to mention how beautiful the cover of your book is, GORGEOUS!)

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  82. Beautiful cards! and great layout

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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