Tuesday, October 13, 2009

GinaK Hip to be Square Blog Hop

I had so much fun to play with Melanie's set, Hip to Be Square. I know many of you have Christmas cards in mind, but I wanted to show you that this set is not only for the holidays.

For the first card, I made a grid pattern on Word and printed it out. I then stamped a pattern using the circle and small flower stamps from the set. The sentiment is from the StampTV kit, Holiday Cheer. The colors I used are Sweet Corn and Green Apple.

You can download the Gridline Pattern >>>> HERE<<<<.

For the second card, I did a quilted look using the window stamp from the Hip to Be Square. I used coordinating patterned paper by K&Co. The leaves are from Melanie's A Year of Flowers set. And that button is from my stash. It's so big I didn't know how to use it until now. I then stamped across the bottom using the row of flowers from Hip to Be Square. The cardbase is Rose Red and I layered the quilt on Green Apple. A few pearls finished the card.


For even more ideas with Melanie Muenchinger's Hip to be Square stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: Hip to Be Square. Melanie's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool!

Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:


September's Center Stage Spotlight Team: Giovana Smith, Kay Simmons, Linda Payne, Melanie's Guest Designer for Hip to be Square: Karen Knegten and finally, Special guests: Tina Gilliland, Selma Stevenson , Geri Utterback

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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Nina!!
    God bless
    Giovana

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  2. Nina, these are gorgeous! Love the pattern you created with the circle!

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  3. Nina- I loke both of these cards, but absolutely love the one with the big button!!!

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  4. Beautiful Nina. I love the quilted one with all the stitching and lace.

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  5. how clever are you...love the grid design---looks fantastic. Beautiful second card too!!! Great job!

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  6. I love the grid design and while both cards are great the second one is my favorite. I love the purple and green and the big button.

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  7. Your cards are great. I especially like the stitching on the second one.

    Thanks for sharing

    Jamie

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  8. Love your quilted one. It is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Oh gosh are you ever talented with that grid card!!! And the quilt.....beautiful!!!

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  10. Love these cards -- the colors of the quilted one are so pretty and I love the button you used!

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  11. Great thinking outside the box! Your 1st card any young lady would love to receive that card and the purple quilting, great looking!

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  12. Gorgeous cards Nina,
    I love your grid stamping and the patchwork is fab too.
    Clare x

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  13. Cute cards! Love the hand made grid card! Nice work!

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  14. Gorgeous cards, Nina! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I am honoured!! You are creating wonderful stuff!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  15. I really like the sweet corn and green apple you have put together and with your stamped pattern - you have made a terrific card!

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  16. How creative to have a fun circle card out of the hip to be square set LOL!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  17. Omg how creative on that first one! LOVE it! And that 2nd one is just gorgeous, beautiful colors, stitching and big ole button!! LOL!

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  18. Beautiful cards, Nina! I love the punched borders and buttons on the first one and the papers and lace on your quilted card are gorgeous!

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  19. Very creative cards for the hop, Nina!

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  20. Beautiful cards,Nina!!! gorgeous stitching on the last one.

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  21. Wow Nina, I love these cards, and you're right - non holiday themes work perfectly too.

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  22. Beautiful Nina, Great minds think alike, I just did the same technique with the ribbon and border punch but I like yours better!!

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  23. Gorgeous cards, Nina! I LOVE that grid patterned card - thanks for the template!

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  24. oooh, fabulous creations! you're so clever

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  25. Nina... what a GREAT way of using that stamp set on the first card. How original!!! And I truly LOVE the colors. Your second card is just gorgeous!!

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  26. Lovely projects Nina! Thanks for sharing your grid pattern with us. I am going to give it a try for sure.

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  27. Great cards Nina!!! I LOVE that quilt one!!

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  28. These are just absolutely amazing Nina..I LOVE them!! Beautiful work sweetie!! Xx

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  29. both are beautiful but that grid pattern you ated really rocks, that makes it so easy! the pattern is fab and love how you added the flowers to the centers. Thanks for making the gridpaper avaialble to everyone, i printed some out already! :)

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  30. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 13 Oct [LA 06:00pm, NY 08:00pm] - 14 Oct [UK 01:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

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  31. These are wonderful! Congrats for being recognized over at Moxie Fab World- a well deserved honor! Your card was incredible!!

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  32. I love the clean look of your first card, Nina. Thanks for the gridline freebie! And your second card is stunning, too! I love purple and green together. Yummo!

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  33. These are wonderful nina! Absolutely beautiful!!

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  34. More gorgeousness! That's neat how you've used the hip to be square. Love it and all the buttons. I adore your second card. Love the quilted look , the stitching is fabulicious . . . the lace is beautiful and the pearls and button are the crowning touch. Love it. You are incredible. Thanks for sharing .

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  35. oh hey i just noticed the leaves under the button LOL! that's great! :)

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