Sunday, August 03, 2008

Crazy for Cute Little Tees

Gina K Designs released 4 new fabulous sets last month. My favorite set was designed by Melanie Muenchinger and it's called Little Tees. There are 3 different T-shirt stamps and tons of phrases and small images to put on the shirts. It is a great set for paper piecing with all of the amazing DP that is our there right now.

For my first card I used some gorgeous DP I picked up at a Local Scrapbook Store a few weeks ago (Fancy That in Hummelstown, PA). I stamped the outline tee stamp on the DP and cut it out. I added some stickles to the large flower centers and used my glitter pen for the collar and to outline the tee. I used the butterfly from the set to stamped the background. I really like this color combination (Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, and Chocolate Chip).

Card Details
Stamps: Little Tees {Gina K}
Paper: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip & Hey Sugar, Honey Honey DP {Cosmo Cricket}
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accesories: pewter brads, Icicle Stickles, chocolate tafetta ribbon, & foam tape

For my second card I pulled out some old DP that I've had for years. I actually pulled this out to use with another Gina K set that I just received. I'll share that with you later. I stamped the long sleeve shirt stamp onto the DP and cut it out. I sponged the sleeves with extra ink to try to cover the design on the paper. I then stamped "2COOL" with VersaMark and brushed silver PearlEx onto it. I think next time I'll emboss it to make it stand out more. I pulled out one of these pewter charms that I picked up a few months ago from ACMoore. I stamped the little flower from the set onto the charm and strung it onto some cording. I poked holes above the shoulders and pulled the cording to the back to make it look like a choker.

Card Details
Stamps: Little Tees {Gina K}
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Olive, DP {company unknown}
Ink: VersaMark, Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip
Accesories: pewter brads, grosgrain ribbon, cording, pewter charm, circle cutter, paper piercer, & foam tape

For my third card, I chose to make a circle card. Flaxy Chic challenged us to do this during the release party. They are challenging to work with, but fun. I found some old pink splattered DP that goes perfect with the Sultry DP from Basic Grey. I purchased the Basic Grey DP and brads from Gina K. I love the Sultry line. It is gorgeous. And the 6x6 pads are great.

I stamped the long sleeve tee onto the pink splattered DP and then stamped the flower trio from the same set onto the shirt. I cut it out and added a pink Sultry brad and 2 teeny rhinestones to the flowers. I also outlined the tee with my glitter pen. For the card base, I cut out two 4 1/4" circles with my Fiskars circle cutter. I scored one of the circles about 1" in from the edge. I glued them together on the scored edge and added two pewter jumber eyelets to secure it. I tied pink tafetta ribbon to to the edge through the eyelets. I cute a smaller pink circle and layered that on top the base. I used some scrap Sultry DP by layering it onto Chocolate Chip and glueing it to the card. Then I trime the edge to round out the one edge. I made the little tab with the SU Round Tab Punch. I layered a small piece of Sultry DP. Then I stamped "hello" from the Expressive Flexible Phrases SU set, trimmed it and glued it to the tab. I added a large pink rhinestone and two small pink sultry brads. The small scalloped circles are from a punch I bought in the Target dollar spot a while ago. I put it all together and here is what I ended up creating.

Card Details
Stamps: Little Tees {Gina K}, Expressive Flexible Phrases {SU}
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Olive, Sultry DP {Basic Grey}, & pink splattered DP {company unknown}
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accesories: pink brads {Basic Grey}, pink taffeta ribbon, circle cutter, rhinestones (large pink and tiny clear}, mini scallop circle punch, jumbo pewter eyelets {SU}, glitter pen {Sakura} & foam tape


Jennie Harper said...

These tee cards are so cute! You did a great job and I love the circle cards. Great use of the DP!...don't you just love the Basic Grey designer paper?

Melanie said...

these are freakin awesome!!! I love the red shirt with the glitter and the ringer with tha tcool necklace especially, love how you created a whole cool look with that one!! high five!!!

Maria Matter said...

Melissa, these tees are so awesome!!! Love 'em!! and thanks for mentioning the store in Hummelstown...I'm not far from it and didn't even know about it! Blessings!