Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sporty Accessories - Gina K Preview Day1

Happy Monday morning! It's day one of the Gina K Designs previews and today I am sharing a peek at Melanine Muenchinger's newest stamp set, Sporty Accessories. You're going to love all the wonderful sports themed images in this set. It is perfect for kids, teens and any sports enthusiast. It is a fantastic stand alone set, but it also coordinates beautifully with Melanie's "tee" sets, particularly Just So Sporty.

My nephew is about to graduate from high school, so I decided to use the locker to make a pocket card/money holder for him. You can see all the details on how I made this card below.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created using Sporty Accessories and don't forget to start at Gina's blog for a chance to win a set! And be sure to check back each day this week as we preview all the new stamp sets, the new stampTV kit, new digital papers, Pure Luxury Cardstock in two new colors and new Vivid ink that Gina will be carrying in her store.

Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Erika Martin
Gina Krupsky
Jessica Fick
Melanie Muenchinger

Melissa Shultz (aka Javagirl on SCS) our In the Spotlight Designer for this month.

And now a few details...

I started by placing the plastic sheet from my Stamp-a-ma-jig against the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig(SAMJ). Then, with the locker stamp on my acrylic block, I stamped the image on the plastic sheet, using the SAMJ as a guide.

Next, I stamped the locker once, on a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock. Then I placed the plastic sheet over my cardstock and lined it up so that the locker on both pieces lined up right next to each other. Holding my plastic sheet in place, I moved the SAMJ piece so that it fit around the corner of the plastic sheet.

Then I removed the sheet, leaving the SAMJ in place, being careful not to move the cardstock. Then stamped the image, using the SAMJ as a guide.

As you can see, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, made it easy to get both lockers lined up perfectly.

I repeated the process with the Stamp-a-ma-jig two more times to create a neat row of lockers.

Used a craft knife to cut around the door of the second locker from the left, leaving it attached on the right side.


I used Copic markers to add a bit of dimension to the lockers. (N3, N5 and C1). Then I added a bit of graffiti to the lockers using a black marker. Then I attached the lockers to a piece of black cardstock, being careful to use adhesive only around the edges of the lockers, so my slider piece can slide in easily later.

For the slider portion, I cut of piece of Pure Luxury white cardstock and a piece of the new Pure Luxury Rocket Red textured cardstock (to be released this Thursday!), slightly larger than the white. I stamped a sentiment from Tag Lines, a bit off center to the right.

Then I used my Stampin' Up slot punch to create an opening to place the money in. I punched once, then lined the punch up with the previous cut and punched again. I repeated this process until I had a large enough opening. You could use a craft knife to create an opening if you don't have a punch like this one.

I stamped some of the sports images and colored them with Copics, then cut out the images. I used W1, W3, R24, R27, N3 and N5 on the shoes and tennis racket.

For the baseball glove, I used E31, E33, E35 and E37. For the soccer ball (not pictured) I used C3 and C1).


Next, I assembled the pieces for the slider insert. When adhering the top piece over the Rocket Red layer, I was careful to keep the adhesive only around the very outer edges, so the I could slide money inside later. Then I placed all the cut out images along the left side.

And here it is with some money in place. I just folded my bill into fourths and slid it in. Having the opening toward the bottom, and just having it peak out, leaves me room to write in a little personal greeting.

And here you can see it fits by sliding into the locker that I cut earlier. I added another layer of the Rocket Red textured cardstock behind the black piece.


That was a long one! Thanks for sticking with me. I'll be back again tomorrow with another peek. Have a happy day!

36 comments:

Carolyn King said...

AWESOME--LOVE your clever gift card! Tooo cute!

Gina K. said...

What a fantastic idea! You are so smart, Theresa!

waltermouse said...

How cute is this locker image with your graffiti?! It's little things like that that make your projects some of my favorites. :)

Carolina said...

Out of this world fantastic Theresa!!! Love how you used this set and made it into a money holder...so brilliant and right in time for graduation time!

NinaB said...

This is so creative and fun, interactive card for a youth. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too.

the PaperTemptress said...

You put such detail into your designs!! I LOVE this one. I can already tell I am going to be shopping this week at Gina K's!!

Patricia
the PaperTemptress

"Tillymint" said...

What a fantastic way to showcase this stamp set - I love this card.
Sue

Savor the Journey said...

Oh
My
Gosh!!!
This is totally the BOMB!

I so wish you could peek into my DH's workshop. In there you would find my DD's recent flea market find of some old high school lockers. They are destined to become converted clothing storage for her two oldest boys ... Yep ... 2 of my 4 G'darlin's. This is fabulous!

~Bev

Tracey said...

This is incredible Theresa! What a fabulous idea!!

Melanie said...

ok, so I totall plANNED TO HAVE A BIG JUNK PILE REVEAL OF THE ACCESSORIES IN THE LOCKER, BUT THIS PULL DESIGN WITH IT ALL ON THE BORDER rocks my world!!!!!!! AND THE MONE HOLDER TOO!!! YOUR GRAFFITTI IS PERFECT (METHINKS YOU'VE DONE A LOT OF THAT)oops capslock sorry, only meant to yell on paet of that!! Plese go get this published somewhere it is the BOMBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!!!!!!!
(I almost never do this, but I am going to CASE) :)

Jessica said...

Theresa!!! you are such a rock star stamper and designer... that's all I'm saying because I'm speechless!!!!

catdidit said...

This is too cool Theresa!! I just LOVE the pull out money holder idea!! AWEsome!! Love the graffitti on the lockers, lol!!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Another clever way of using the locker stamp! You can not go wrong with $$$ and a teenager - unless it is a gas card!

buggin2stamp said...

Theresa, this is fabulous! I love the sliding money holder idea. And your coloring is fabulous. I want to be able to color and sponge like you some day. You are amazing!

Jennie said...

Love all of the details you placed in this card! Fabulous card...you are an amazingly creative woman :o)

Lori said...

I absolutely LOVE this card!! Great idea and thanks for the tutorial, I'll get to it one of these days!

Karen Knegten said...

Theresa- what an awesome and clever card. Of course we expect this from you-hahaha
Love this one!

Marilyn said...

You are so talented and I thank you for sharing that talent with us in 'blog-land'. This is such an awesome idea for that athletic kid who is so hard to find a good gift for... thank you, Marilyn

Elena said...

You did an incredible job with the new set, Theresa! I love your idea with the locker!!! VERY CREATIVE!!!

Patti J. said...

I agree with Melanie! You simply MUST go get this one published! Girl, you surprise me every single day! Life would be so boring without your blog!!! GREAT job! Hugs!

Annapurna said...

What a great idea. I would have been lost for ideas with balls and sneakers. Wait that is why I am not on a design team. LOL!

Great job as usual and some more!

Cindy Lawrence said...

WOW! What an awesome card, Theresa!!! You are incredible!!!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, you continually amaze me! This is awesome! You should be teaching your own classes!!!

Cammy said...

What a fantastic card, Theresa! Awesome idea and thank you for the step by step process!

JessicaK said...

Awesome gift card holder - perfect for the student athlete :D.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh look at you go!!!! This is the coolest teenage sporty card EVAH!!!!!

Tamara said...

This is brilliant! I love that all of the sports equipment is spilling out of the locker. And I just noticed the "graffiti" you added to the lockers. Well done!

Betty Benton said...

Theresa, what a fantastic card for a teenager and a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for the detailed instructions so that we can all know how to create something that will WOW the recipient!

Chelsea said...

OMG ... how cute!!! Love your version of this ... sooo creative! Great great job!

ubeestampin said...

OMG!.... That is soooo cute! I love it. I can't wait to get that set. Great job - Awesome Creativity! Thanks for the idea.
Judy - www.ubstampin.com

Deb Neerman said...

Geez, am I the only stamper in the world who uses her SAMJ upside down?!? Enough about me ...

This is GENIUS, Theresa!!! So cute, fun, and comes filled with money?!? Yup, this is one terrific card!

LOVE all the fun details you added ... including the graffiti!

What will you dream up next?!?

Shirley said...

A really creative graduation card! How clever and how male pretty! A real keeper!

Nena said...

This is such a fantastic idea; I
know my Grandson would love the
money and the card!!

lisa808 said...

Wow! What detail. Love the pull-out. This is such a great card.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

What an amazing card.......wow......you really went over the top on this one. Love it!

GirlGeek101 said...

I probably would not have bought that set - you totally sold it for Gina K with this project! Love everything about it - especially the fact that I belive (hope) I can do it myself. Your instructions are wonderfully written.