Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Craft's Meow Previews Day 5: Chalkboard Birthday

The Craft's Meow

Welcome back to our final day of previewing our newest releases at The Craft's Meow!  Today is also a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Karen's blog.  If you'd like to begin at the start of the hop, just go to The Craft's Meow blog, and there will be a list posted there.  Once you get started, you'll be directed from blog to blog.  

Today we're showing you Nina's adorable new set called Chalkboard Birthday!  It will be our free gift with a $50.00 purchase this month.  I had lots of fun with these stamps, and made you 2 cards today:


I went the actual chalkboard route on this one and stamped this darling message on black cardstock, heat embossing it with white powder.  Then I framed it with a gold cardstock and a design paper from Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze collection, and added a button and some die-cut leaves to one corner of it.


On this card, I used these confetti and banner papers from Echo Park's Hello Summer collection, and stamped this one on some pool cardstock.  I like how festive it turned out!

Now it's time for you to hop on to sweet Lindsay's blog.  We're sad to tell you that this will be Lindsay's last official post as a designer for TCM. We wish her the best going forward!  Don't forget to let her know she'll be missed, and also leave a comment on each of our blogs to be in the running for a random draw for all of the 5 stamp sets we've debuted this week!  You have until 8:00 PM PDT on Thursday, May 23 to comment.  

51 comments:

Kailash said...

Lin as always you have made beautiful cards, love the colors on the first and the second card is so fun and the little banners are just fabulous!!

Brenda said...

I love how these sentiments take centre stage! Love those little banners in the second card Lin!

Janis said...

Really like the chalkboard one. The background frames it so well and the perfectly coordinated button and leaf die cut adds without being distracting.

Also love the bright and cheery colors of you second card. It just screams "PARTY!!!" Love it.

kateri said...

Your cards are so happy! I really like the teal one with the polka dots because it makes me feel happy. You can really see the care you've taken in making both of these cards by embossing them. Beautiful colors on both cards. Great art work.

Dawn T said...

love both cards are wonderful but I really like the blackboard one.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the chalkboard look on both of these!

Tisha Sewell said...

Awesome cards! I love them!

Jackie said...

Those are lovely! I like the button and leaves element on the first one and the banners and polka dots on the second one are perfect.

jintyoo7 said...

Adorable, Lin - both versions are beautifully made :)

stamplover2011 said...

Cute cards Lin! Like the chalk board look! So crisp and neat!

Lagene said...

I love your cards! They are so bright & fun, love the little banners! I love all the new stamp sets!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennie said...

Fab designs Lin! Love what you did with this set!!

Michelle said...

You chose beautiful papers to showcase that sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

my favorite so far, little banners, and polka dots, just adorable

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love your cards, Lin! You always make TCM shine! I am so lucky to have you on my team. Thank you so much for all you do... it doesn't go unnoticed. <3

Judy said...

Absolutely fabulous cards, both of them! Love your choices of dp to highlight the new release.

Jingle said...

Lin, I absolutely LOVE these! Awesome cards!!!!

Pat said...

What lovely cards--love the different looks you can get by just changing the color combos, too...

Julie Ranae said...

Sweet Lin...this has been another fabulous week as you've shared TCM's new release. Always inspiring, in so MANY ways...much love!

Amy Martin said...

Great cards. Loving the bright fun colors.

sharon g said...

Oh how I love the second one. The polka dots and flags look adorable!

Natasha G.P. said...

The warm grey and gold look so good with the chalkboard look. The second one is really cute!

Mary-Anne V said...

Nice cards...I really like the confetti one with the banners on the top and bottom.

janice moss said...

I love both cards! Great job!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards with this set!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. TFS

Jean Bullock said...

Love the first card. The chalkboard looks great with the papers you chose. The button and leaves embellishment is cool. The second card is loads of fun. Love the polka dots, the scalloped edged center panel. It's so cool how you you popped the banners. Makes it look like a valance.

Crafty Girl said...

Such a cute idea. Great colors. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Schroeder said...

Love your cards! Fantastic look!

Alexia Misso said...

Love the chalkboard look on both of these! Thanks for sharing!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Marsha said...

I really like both of these cards. Great flower embellishment on first and love the banner, colors, dots, on the second card.

loulou said...

Love your second card. It is just shouts "happy" birthday. Love the dots and banners - totally playful.

Vijaylaxmi Siyal said...

beautiful cards, love the colors on the first and the second card is so fun and the little banners are just fabulous!!

Loly Borda said...

WOw! Both are fabulous, love the main panels that perfectly coordinate with the bg. Great job Lin!

Sande said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the colors especially the gray and yellow. Super hop.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Lin,
Love both of your cards, great colours and dp :-)

Stephanie said...

thanks for showcasing these stamps so beautifully. I really think I should give the chalkboard technique a try.

Vicky said...

Both yoour card are beautiful.
Good Idea to put a flower on the banner.

Leanne said...

Absolutely love this release & your cards.

Emily H said...

Oh my! Gorgeous cards!

Iris said...

Love both cards. You did a great job coordinating the patterned papers with the ink and cardstock. Iris

Maureen Morton said...

What happened to the chalkboard trend? Is is over - doesn't look like it. Love the way you centered the stamp with the yummy papers and embellishments. So crisp and clean - love them both.

Unknown said...

Both of thse cards are amazing. Love the chalkboard cad with the actual look of a chalkboard and the confetti card is adorable with those fun colorful banners that set off the great stamped sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Janice said...

Beautiful work!

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Cards!! LOVING the FUN Designs!! THANKS for sharing ad have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend!! =)

Vicki said...

Such pretty cards. Love the colors and the white embossing. That is such a cool stamp!

Petti said...

Great use of the new release stamp. Love the inspiration you provided!

ezobo said...

I adore both the cards. Love the colors in both cards and the way you embellished them is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle N. said...

These are so different color wise-but each are just stunning!

Sheri said...

beautiful cards!