September 30, 2013

A Layered Thanksgiving Card

Hello, this is Amy here to share a project with you today.  Can you feel it??  Fall is in the air and I am super excited to be welcoming it with this fun little card.  I will admit that the fall months and Thanksgiving are my favorite times of the year. 

I created this layered pumpkin card with the Autumn Borders stamp set by coloring three different images and then layering the first one with some of the background cut out of the image on the second one.  For the third layer, I just colored and cut the pumpkin image to layer on top of the second one.  Here is a closer look at the image.....

Here is another shot that shows the layering a little better.  I used foam adhesive to give the image a little bit of a lift and dimension......

The Happy Thanksgiving is stamped from the Speaking of Fall stamp set.  I colored my images with Copic markers.  I also like to add a little bit of white pen accents to my colored images.  The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye and I used some bakers twine from The Twinery.  I finished off the card with some stitching with my sewing machine. 

Here is a peek at the stamp sets I used today......

(don't forget that you can get this set free with a $60 purchase
right now in the Craft's Meow store..CLICK HERE for details)

Have a great fall day!!

September 29, 2013

Christmas Angel & A Dude!?

Hiya TCM Friends!

It's Sharri here to share a couple of cards with you today. I am getting a head start on my Christmas cards and want one I made using the newly released Little Angels set. 
I stamped the angel with versamark and heat embossed with Tsukineko Gold Embossing Powder. After fussy cutting her out I added red pearls for the holly berries for a pop of color. 

I popped the angel up on an embossed background which I framed using the largest SB Fleur De Lis Square die. The sentiment is also heat embossed. I really like the Tsukineko Embossing Powders for heat embossing sentiments because it is very fine detail and the letters are always readable.

My next card is a fun one!
I combined the Lovely Labels 18 set with the Lets Face It set to create a fun masculine card.
I began by stamping the eyebrows, mustache, mouth and hat on white card stock and cut the face out with a SB Circle die and fussy cut the hat. I stamped the polka dot frame and cut it out with a SB Labels 18 die.

I finished off the face by adding enamel dots for the eyes and nose. My daughter thinks he looks like the guy on the can of Pringles chips and my husband thinks he looks like the snowman that narrates the Frosty the Snowman show that is always on TV around the holidays. Maybe I should make a few more cards like this only using Christmas colors ;^)

Here is a closer look at the set I used today -

Little Angels

Let's Face It

Lovely Labels 18

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

September 28, 2013

Autumn Blessings

Clare here with an Autumnal card today. I combined two different stamp sets from our recent release - Autumn Borders and Speaking of Fall. I love stamping my background papers and the gorgeous leaf stamps in the Speaking of Fall stamp set are perfect for this. For a change I stamped them onto some textured Core'dinations cardstock and colored with watercolors.

I stamped the pumpkin border from Autumn Borders onto some more Core'dinations cardstock, colored with watercolors and fussy cut.

The sentiment is a mix of sentiments from both Autumn Borders and Speaking of Fall. I hope you enjoyed my card, thanks for visiting today! Here are the sets I used on my card.

September 25, 2013

Faith Laughs

Hello!  I've made a card today using one of our newest releases, Chalkboard Faith, using navy instead of the usual black.

In case you missed it during our recent release festivities, here is the stamp set, designed by Nina:

I used papers from My Mind's Eye Moments paper pad, a My Favorite Things doily die, a Spellbinder's Labels One, and a navy rose.  

Thanks for visiting today!

September 23, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!!!

And we have a winner of all FIVE new stamp sets, drawn from Gayatri Murali's blog, and that winner is...


Congratulations, Karey! Please email your mailing address to me at and I'll get your prize mailed right out to you. Enjoy!

Thank you all for joining us for this month's new release festivities. We truly appreciate all your kind words, and for taking the time to leave comments. We love hearing from you!

Stay tuned for more inspiration and surprises coming your way from The Craft's Meow!

September 21, 2013

September New Release and Blog Hop!

Yay!!! The day is finally here... time for us to release five new stamp sets for your paper crafting pleasure!!! We've been previewing the new stamp sets over the past four days. If you missed the posts, you can scroll down to see all the wonderful cards and projects created by our fabulous designers showcasing the new stamps. We're also offering another look at them in a blog hop. But more on that later. For now, we turn our attention to the full reveal of the stamp sets that are now available in The Craft's Meow store!

by Clare Buswell
4 x 6

by Nina B Designs
4 x 6

by Clare Buswell
4 x 6

by Angelica Suarez
4 x 6

by Angelica Suarez
4 x 6
Purchase Separately for $15

For a chance to win all five stamp sets, all you need to do is leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop. One lucky person will be drawn from all comments left on one of the blogs... which one is a secret. You'll have plenty of time... the hop stays open until 8:00 pm Pacific on Monday, September 23rd. We'll announce the winner the next day. Good luck! (Please note that if you place an order that includes any of the new sets and then win the prize, we will happily refund the purchase price of any stamp sets you purchased that are part of the prize package.)

Speaking of winners, the winner of Little Angels from all comments left on yesterday's post is...

Congratulations! Please email your mailing address to me at and I'll mail your pirze right out to you. Enjoy!

Time to hop and shop! The hop starts on Amy's blog and links from there. We've included all the links below in case there's an unfortunate break along the way.

Thank you, so very much, for joining us for this month's new release festivities! We know you have lots of choices about where to spend your crafting dollars, and we're so appreciative that you choose us! Have a great day!

September 20, 2013

Introducing Little Angels

We are switching gears again today and are now focusing on Christmas! Yes, it's right around the corner. This one is for those of you who like to get an early jump on your Christmas cards. This one is also for those of you who love angels! Behold another new set from Clare Buswell, this one aptly titled Little Angels...

Aren't they adorable?! This set has many different elements and greetings to mix and match. I'm in love! My mother was a huge fan of angels, and these remind me of her. I still miss her every day. 

I have a set of Little Angels to give away to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post by 8:00 pm Pacific tonight. The winner will be announced in tomorrow's post. Good luck!

The winner of Chalkboard Faith from all comments left on yesterday's post is...


The winner of Rustic Greetings from all comments left on yesterday's post is...


Congratulations, ladies! Please email your mailing address to me at and I'll get your prize mailed out to you right after the release. Enjoy!

Well, that's it, folks! We've shown you previews of all five stamp sets being released tomorrow. Thank you so much for all the kind comments you've left along the way. We really appreciate hearing from you! I hope you'll stop by tomorrow to see the stamp sets in their entirety and to join us for a blog hop celebrating the release. Of course, there will also be a chance to win all five stamp sets. See  you then!

September 19, 2013

Introducing Chalkboard Faith and Rustic Greetings

Hello, friends! We're revving up our previews today, featuring not one but two new sets! The first is the newest set by Nina B Designs, called Chalkboard Faith. You'll remember Chalkboard Birthday from our May release, which was a huge hit. Well, Nina has done it again, this time with words of faith and encouragement. Check it out...

Sharri Seffens

Beautiful words of encouragement, fitting so many different styles of card-making. I love it!

Next, we have another new set by Angelica Suarez, called Rustic Greetings. This is more of a masculine stamp set, leaning towards the Christmas season, but with additional greetings to make the set more versatile. Take a look and let me know what you think...

The plaids (and stripes) you see on many of the cards are created with stamps in this set! Aren't they wonderful?

I have a set of Chalkboard Faith and a set of Rustic Greetings to give away. I'll draw a name for each one from the comments left on this post by 8:00 pm Pacific tonight. The winners will be announced in tomorrow's post. Good luck! 

The winner of Speaking of Fall from all comments left on yesterday's post is...


Congratulations, Carla! Please email your mailing address to me at and I'll ship your prize out to you right after the release. Enjoy!

Tomorrow we switch gears again and feature a more feminine Christmas set by Clare Buswell that you won't want to miss. It's so cute! See you then!