Come and Hop with Melanie Muenchinger!

Melanie Muenchinger is celebrating two years of blogging and illustrating for Gina K Designs, and today she has invited 25 designers and YOU to join the party! First hop through the following designers' blogs using every set she has created since January 2008, from the first to the 25th! Then go to Melanie's' blog to leave a comment for a chance to win a number of different prizes! So let's get hopping!

Here we go!

Just So Hippy - Charmaine

Just So Hoppy - Donna

What’s in Your Tin 1 & 2 - Donna

Hip Hop Accessories - Bee

Jumping for Joy - Barb

Cuddles and Hugs - Jessie

Little Tees - Cat

Just So Sporty - Pam

A Year of Flowers - Theresa

Say it with Flowers - Selma

Have a Cookie - Carolina

Tee Talk - Gabby

Hand in Hand - Ally *** You are HERE! ***

The Best Things in Life - Shannon, Sankari

A Charmed Life - Cathy

Wee Tees - Libby, Laura Jean

Arranged with Love - Selma

Sporty Accessories - Tina

Inspiration Mosaic - Jennie

School Sports Spirit - Melissa

A Year of Leaves - Geri

Hip to Be Square - Karen

Festive Frame - Linda

Tech Talk - Lee



Finally, Nina and Jessica from the GinaK Senior Design Team have joined in, too! You can also get in on the hop yourself and increase your chances of winning a prize by creating your own project with any one of Melanie's sets and linking it in the Mr. Linky in her post, see full details here. Hope you can join the fun! Enjoy your first hop of the year!

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I had the honour of designing for Melanie last December with her beautiful Hand-in-Hand stamp set. Thanks Mel! So today, I am going to share one more project with this sweet set....

The Journey Begins....

To create this card, I first designed the onesie shape in my Klic N'Kut design studio and then flipped the onesie image to produce a fold-able card. I cut both a card base and also a piece of patterned paper to cover the front. I stitched all around the outside and down the shoulders of the image. I inked up those stitch lines with a light dabbing of Ranger "Antique Linen" ink just to define them a little better.

Then I cut and embossed a circle of white cardstock, stamped my two beautiful hands in Memento "Desert Sand" colour and coloured them using Copic markers. I inked the image circle with Ranger ink again. I also cut a blue cardstock scalloped to mat my image.

I cut a label shape and embossed the edges, then adding my stamped title in Memento "Desert Sand" again. I die cut a mini tag and pieced a hole in the neckline of the onesie and attached it through the hole using some beige string. A few mini buttons and I adhered everything down to reveal a cute little card fit for a new Mom!

Here are a few close ups of the card detail...


supplies: cardstock, Prism; patterned paper, We R Memory Keepers; stamp, Gina K. Designs; tag die, QuicKutz; circle and label die cuts, Spellbinder's; buttons, BasicGrey; ink, Memento, Ranger, Copic; other, thread, ribbon.

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop to bring in 2010! Make sure you check out everyone's creations for your chance to win some fun prizes from Melanie!

I'm also going to give away some BLOG CANDY to one lucky commenter! Make sure you leave me some way to get a hold of you (like a blog link, an email address OR a PM with your comment username, full name & email at weScrap.com). I will pick one lucky person's name on Jan. 2nd at 10pm MST and the winner must claim their prize in 10 days or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!
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40 comments:

  1. Inking up the stitches adds such a warm touch and your coloring is excellent! Beautiful job.

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  2. Ally, Love your sweet little onsie and beautiful coloring on the hand in hand image. Happy New Year!

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  3. Ally, this is gorgeous! Wow! Your coloring is out of this world. Happy New Year!

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  4. what a lovely card. All the details are amazing!

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  5. This is precious, love all the details! Your coloring is beautiful and I just love everything about your card!!

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  6. Ohhh absolutely a heart-warming and precious onesie with those sweet hands!!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  7. This is adorable - I have seen the onesies before, but the addition of the stitching makes yours stand out. I also like the little tag, just like a price tag :>)

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  8. What a darlin' onesie - love how you incorporated the set with it!!! You added just the perfect touches with the stitches and buttons and such...too cute!

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  9. Oh so awesome! almost makes me wish I could have a baby to get this card from you, ALMOST, haha! LOVE how you did the stitching around it too!

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  10. This is precious! I love the onesie card shape. Great job! Happy 2010!

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  11. I own most of Mel's sets but this one has escaped me so far. You have done an amazing job with such sweet images.

    Mary Anne K.
    ma54k@comcast.net

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  12. oh my gosh this is the vcutest baby card ever!! love the onesie and your coloring on the hands, he little tag, print and buttons are the perfect touches!! thank you Allison!!!! :)

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  13. WOW...Allison! This is just adorable and so inspiring. I just love all the details you added to this onesie. Happy New Year!

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  14. What a sweet onsie. The little tag looks so cute. I like the buttons. I made one once, but I used eyelets. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation.

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  15. What a delightful little onesie! Love all the cute details on this! TFS!

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  16. Wow - excellent idea. Love it!

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  17. WOW that card is stunning Ally!!! So many beautiful details!! Makes me wanna have a baby ;) Just kidding... soon enough!

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  18. OMGoodness, I can't even express into words how adorable this card is...WOW

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  19. So sweet. I love the stamp. Great job on your card. Thanks for a chance to win. rmpoohbear75(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. WOW! My jaw dropped when I saw this card!! Your coloring is perfect as is your card!! I love your header also!! Happy new year, Ally.

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  21. This the most beautiful baby card ever! Your coloring is spectacular!

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  22. Awww, what a sweet card!
    :D

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  23. This is one of my favorites so far on this blog hop. I love it and it makes me want to go and order this set. Beautiful baby card. My email address is jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  24. What a sweet, sweet project - I really love it!

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  25. best card with the onesie theme!! love all the details you used....TFS...and happy new year!

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  26. What a great card! So soft and sweet. Thanks for sharing your talent!

    Janet L.
    leachm8@aol.com

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  27. How clever!!! Love the stitching details as it really makes the onesie pop!

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  28. what a precious onesie you made using Hand in Hand, wow! Happy New Year!

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  29. As most everyone else has already mentioned, your attention to details makes this work of art really stand out! It's a great card. Have a wonderful 2010, and thanks for sharing your talents AND blog candy!

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  30. Such wonderful details on this onesie card--beautiful!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  31. Ally- what a beautiful card!

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  32. Love this card! You are completely right, perfect for the new mother! It brings all kinds of memories rushing right back!

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  33. I would just love to get a die cutting machine of some kind so I can make adorable cards like the one you have posted!! I love coming to your site to get inspired.

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  34. WOW what an adorable onesie card. Great idea. Congratulations

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  35. Wow...very stunning and so very detailed....who would of thought of this idea...so creative!!

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  36. awwwww.....it's just adorable! I love all the details.

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  37. Oh wow!! This is just gorgeous!!

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  38. Definitely a FAV! What a wonderful idea to combine this image and this template! Darling!
    Kim Marie

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  39. BEAUTIFUL! Your work is incredible. Your coloring is amazing. This has to be one of my favorites on the hop. Keep up the great work.
    My e-mail address is dglassmaker@tds.net.

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  40. Your onesie card is absolutely adorable! So many beautiful details on your card! I love it!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.