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Melanie Muenchinger

About me:

I’m a native Texan, born in Galveston, having also lived in Houston and Dallas before settling in Austin when I came to The University of Texas for college.  I never left after graduating, this quirky, artsy, hilly, outdoorsy town is home.  I’ve always been a stay home mom since I had my children and was blessed to be able to start illustrating and designing for Gina K Designs five years ago, the work being both a passion and helpful addition to support the family, which always allows me to be here for kids and husband, but since I love illustrating and designing, I never really call it “work”.  I got my first stamping tutorial book published with Annie’s Attic in January 2012 and have a second book coming out in 2013!

About my family:

I met my husband Paul at a Christmas party 16 years ago and we’ve been together ever since.  We have two boys, Jonathan 10, and William, 8, and they are such a joy (and handful) I’ve never felt the need to try for a girl!   They’re all my best friends and I love our adventures. We live in a cute little home that was built in the 1940’s that my husband and I (mostly my husband)  remodeled and added on to ourselves.  It’s full of fun, art, LEGOs and pets: a cat, two fish tanks (salt and fresh) and outside a pond full of Koi and hutches full of rabbits.

When I started stamping and paper crafting:

In 2003, I knew I’d found my calling.  Being able to add the illustrating piece in 2008 reminded me that really one of my greatest gifts is a talent for drawing.  Starting a blog to share my designs and ideas reminded me that writing is the other.  Neither of these things were part of my life for so long, but I’m grateful to be enjoying them again and blessing others for what I hope is a very long season.

My favorite stamping tools are:

Pop dots, my Silhouette Cameo, scissors, Copics.

My favorite stamp series I’ve designed are:

My frame sets, I love the fast, fool proof fantastic results they create as well as the ability to customize each in so many ways.

What I love that isn't stamping related:

Jesus, reading, writing, baking, traveling, beaches, films, learning, games, puzzles, challenges, finding activities to do and places to go with my sons, visiting museums, spending time with family, bargain hunting, Project Runway, chocolate, candles, inspiring quotes, bubble baths, nature, animals, pretty stuff, things that make me laugh, things that make me think, music, dancing, singing, browsing book stores and craft fairs, trying new restaurants, and showing friends the best of (what I believe) Austin has to offer.

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Technique Archives

Vintage Chic Kit

Introduction Project

Border Bling

Shimmer Card

Distressed Letterpress

 

Springtime Silhouettes Kit

Detail Image Thumping

Doily Card

Shadow Stamping

Watercolor Spritz

Wax Paper Focal Image

Embossed Marble 

Lattice Background

Negative Stamping

Perfect Pearls and Glitter Pens 

 

Sent with Love Kit

Adding Shine with Glaze

Distressed Embossed Patterned Paper

Double Embossing

Weathered Wood 

Tag Die Frames

Paper Scraps

Parisian Embossed Background

Pastel Pencil Background

Rubber Band Emboss

Victorian Distress

 

Winter Wonderland Kit
3-D Focal Image
Metallic Edge
Metallic Embellishment
Raised Frame Card
Partial Embossing w/Cuttlebug
Creating a Corner Bow

Autumn Splendor Kit
Bleached Leaves
Clean/Simple Scor-Buddy
Distressed Stripes
Emerging Leaves
Gatefold w/ a Twist
Masked Pumpkin
Scalloped Oval Card
Sunflower Resist
Simple Copic Coloring 1
Simple Copic Coloring 2

Christmas in July

Project 1
Project 2

Project 3
Project 4

Enjoy the Sunshine Kit
Cropped Circles
Decorative Edge/Scor-Buddy
Distressed Linen Butterflies
Distressed Newsprint
Flocked Background Part 1
Flocked Background Part 2
Distress/Scored Masculine card part 1
Distress/Scored Masculine Card Part 2
Layering Labels Dies
Recessed Diamond Background
Happy Fish Card/Copics
Reverse Nestabilities
Tent Topper Card

May 20102 Release ideas
Botanical Resist
Hope Grows Butterflies
Tag Dies as a Decorative Element

Impressabilities
Letterpress
Using with Cuttlebug
Stenciling

March Preview and
Spring Mix Kit Projects

Adding a Glittered Border
Asian Inspired Card
Borders with Nestabilities
Coloring Tiger Lilies
Flower Gift Basket 1
Flower Gift Basket 2
Gatefold Cards/Scor-pal
Nestabilitie/Beyond Border
Paper Piercing w/Sewing Machine
Paper Quilting
Setting Eyelets with Pen

Organize it! Projects
Decorative Edge w/Scor-pal
Embossed background/Scor-pal
Gift Card Holder 1 (Masculine)
Gift Card Holder 2 (Masculine)Journal and Pen Set 1
Journal and Pen Set 2
Kitchen Counter Organizer 1
Kitchen Counter Organizer 2
Kitchen Counter Organizer 3
Kitchen Counter Organizer 4
Little Black Book Part 1
Little Black Book Part 2
Memory Keeper Part 1
Memory Keeper Part 2
Organize it Card Sketch
Password Keeper Part 1 Password Keeper Part 2

Holiday Projects
Box of Gift Cards Part 1
Box of Gift Cards Part 2
Decorative Box part 1
Decorative Box part 2
Decorative Box part 3
Gift Card Holder Part 1
Gift Card Holder Part 2
Nugget Pillow Box Part 1
Nugget Pillow Box Part 2
Stamping on Candles Part 1
Stamping on Candles Part 2
Tone on Tone Card
Trio of Trees Card

Making a Calendar
Calendar Bits&Pieces 1
Calendar Bits&Pieces 2

Techniques

Adding Glaze with Glaze pens
Adding Glitter -Stardust Pens
Baby Wipes as an Inkpad
Baby wipes Background
Background using Marbles
Bleach as a Coloring Tool
Bleach as an Ink Pad
Bleached Polished Stone
Clouds
Colored Pencils/OMS Part-1
Colored Pencils/OMS Part-2
Crayon Resist
Cracked Glass
Cuttlebug Embossing (partial)
Cuttlebugged Wax Paper
Drop Shadow
Embellished Flowers
Emboss Resist Style 1
Emboss Resist Style 2
Embossed Foil
Envelopes- 4/25" Square
Faux Snake Skin
Faux Window Part 1
Faux Window Part 2
Flourish Punch Embellishment
Heat Embossing
Inking a Cuttlebug Folder
Joseph's Coat
Kissing
Kissed Flowers Part 1
Kissed Flowers Part 2
Lining your Envelopes
Nestabilities/Cuttlebug 1
Nestabilities/Cuttlebug 2
Nestabilities/Embossing Only
Nestabilities/Highlighting
Paper Piecing
Patterned Embossing
Polished Stone
Poppin' Pastels
Precision Inking w/Markers
Pullin' Pastels
Rubber Band Background
Shaker Cards Part 1
Shaker Cards Part 2
Shaving Cream
Shimmering Background Paper
Sky Background
Smackin' Acetate
Soot Stamping
Split Negative
Spotlighting
Tone on Tone Embossing
Trimming your stamps
Thumping with Markers
Watercolor Spritz
Woodgraining
Wax Paper Background

Assorted Projects
Tile Coasters
Clear Box Gift Box- part 1
Clear Box Gift Box- part 2
Embellished Flowers Card
Floral Thank You
Woodgrained Get Well Card

Sewing on Cards
Janome Sew-mini setup
Janome Sew-mini- bobbin and threading 1
Janome Sew-mini- threading 2
Janome Sew-mini stitching

How to use it!
Background Stamps
The Bow Easy
Chalk Enhancer
Crystal Lacquer
Easy Set Eyelet Setter
Metallic Rub-on Paste
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Making Cheater's Bows
Colored Glitter
Liquid Applique
Paper piercing Templates
Magnetic Snaps 1
Magnetic Snaps 2

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