Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Craft's Meow - April Preview Day One!

Hello friends! It's new release time at The Craft's Meow and this month there are six wonderful new stamp sets we'll be showing you over the next few days that will be revealed in full and available for purchase beginning on the 21st! Joining us this month are Guest Designers, Gini Cagle and Geri Freeman! I hope you can head over to their blogs to give them some love! :)

The first card I have to show you was made using the wonderful Nature's Beauty set designed by Michelle Bertuzzi! I chose the large garden silhouette image and embossed it onto white cardstock using clear embossing powder. Once I cut the label, I sponged over the image with some sky blue ink and wiped the ink off of the embossing. I love how crisp and white the image turned out! I layered the image over a couple of sheets of coordinating papers and then stamped the little butterflies on the sides and the "spread your wings" sentiment at the bottom. This second card features the Travel Time set designed by Kaitlyn Ord! This set would be perfect for scrapbooking, too!

I started off with a couple of sheets of patterned paper and stamped the airplane image on the first one. I think it is pretty clear in the photo but the airplane (as well as a cruise ship in the same set) has a newsprinty pattern it it - it is not a solid stamp. Pretty cool, eh? I stamped one of the sentiments onto a coordinating piece of paper and then cut it out using Labels 25. Can you tell it is one of my favorites these days? :) I finished the card with a large flower from Prima and some satin ribbon!

I'm excited to hear what you think of these sets and I'll have another preview for you tomorrrow!

Supplies Card 1: Stamps - Nature's Beauty (TCM), DP - On the Bright Side collection (MME), Cardstock - Select White (PTI), Soft Sky (SU!), Clear Embossing Powder (SU!), Ink - Big and Bossy (Ranger), Soft Sky, Basic Black (SU!), Twine (Divine Twine), Labels 25 die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, foam squares

Supplies Card 2: Stamps - Travel Time (TCM), DP - Happy Trails collection (Glitz Design), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Flower (Prima), Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), Labels 25 die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug


  1. Oooh I love how pretty the silhouette stamp looks in white! So soft and pretty!
    You've definitely captured the trendy graphic design of Travel Time in your second card! Fabby!

  2. Hey Jen!!! Love your cards—the first one has such a soft yet fun girly feel! The travel time card look great with that big bold flower! :)

  3. Beautiful cards, love thes new stamps!

  4. Great cards. The first is my favorite, and I'm loving these new sets!

  5. Super idea the card with the planes and rose!

  6. Jen...I LOVE the color schemes you used for these sets...great designs indeed!

  7. Ooh, these are great cards! Love the layers and the embellishments. I have such a hard time with them myself it is awesome to see it pulled off so beautifully on your cards!

  8. Soooooooo pretty!!! Love them both!!

  9. WOWO!! =) I LOVE your creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  10. Hey, Jen! Your cards are both GREAT! I REALLY love that top one--so fresh and pretty! And I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment! This is my first try at something like this and it sure is more fun when I see sweet and welcoming comments like yours! Thanks again!

  11. These are so pretty, Jen! I especially love the one with the planes!! I love those and your card has such a lovely look and feel to it!! Fab card! Can't wait to go flying off for holidays!! Just a few more week! :-D
    Hugs & happy day to you!


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