Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Craft's Meow - Preview Day One!

This is my second post of the day. If you're looking for my Waltzingmouse Blog Party post, please scroll down...
Hello friends! It has long been a dream of mine to be on a design team where I can showcase new releases and I am thrilled to be a new designer for The Craft's Meow!! March is such a special time to TCM because it is their first birthday and along with three new designers, there are two guest designers this month, Amy Kolling and Deborah Nolan! I'm so happy to be crafting along side all of you!

Without further ado, here are my samples using two new wonderful sets designed by Nina Brackett! "Beautiful Spring" is a set chock full of wonderful spring images from florals to butterflies with both outline and silhouette stamps!

I stamped one of the silhouette florals from the set in green ink at the bottom of the white panel and then stamped the large outline butterfly onto some patterned paper and then again on the white panel. As you can see in the photo below, I folded the wings upward so you could see the outline underneath. I love the look that technique gives!

I finished the card with some green micro beads for the flower centers and some sheer burgundy ribbon that complimented the patterned paper and card base.

This next card features the "Mother and Father" set, also designed by Nina Brackett! I chose to make a Father's Day card and stamped the father image once in the center of a cream panel using dark brown ink and then again multiple times using a lighter brown ink. I love how the sentiment pops! Well, I hope you enjoyed these previews today - I had such a fun time using these stamps!

Before I let you go, I wanted to tell you that there will be giveaways on The Craft's Meow blog and birthday challenges to play along with each day of the birthday festivities! Head over to the blog for all of the details! To whet your appetite, the challenge today is a sketch challenge with this beauty by Amy - Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you tomorrow with more new goodies! Oh, if you haven't already, head over to my DT announdement post and leave a comment for a chance to win you choice of sets from The Craft's Meow!

Supplies Card 1: Stamps - Beautiful Spring (TCM), Cardstock - Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White (SU!), Ink - Certainly Celery, Basic Black (SU!), Micro Beads (SU!), Distressing Tool (Making Memories), Ribbon (my stash)

Supplies Card 2: Stamps - Mother and Father (TCM), Cardstock - Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Twine (May Arts), Photo Corners (Michael's)


  1. Beautiful, Jen!! Both of these are fantastic!! Love the dimensional butterfly and you rocked that masculine card!

  2. That IS a great look Jen! Awesome cards.

  3. Lovely cards- I really like both cards- the butterfly looks great using the technique you did and I love the way the deep stamp stands out from the background on the second card.

  4. Your cards are wonderful. I do love that look with the butterfly raised up. Your Father's day card is very classy. Great inspiration.

  5. Such sweet ans simple cards. Thanks!

  6. Love your creative approach to these images!! Both are really nice!!

  7. Great cards. I like how you stamped the butterfly and the Father sentiment.

  8. LOVE your FUN Cards!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  9. Two super cards! I like the way you have the butterfly flying above the stamped flowers on your first card. The repetition and your design on the second card is stellar!

  10. Love the dimension of that butterfly, Jen! Your masculine card is awesome too!

  11. These are gorgeous, Jen! Especially that first one could be one of my faves!! Sooo pretty!!! Love the butterfly in black and white on the panel and then the dp-one! Looks gorgeous!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

    P.S. We think alike! ;-D Thanks for the fun and pretty card you sent me! I looove it!! Those stamps are perfect for you!!! Thanks!!!!


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