Monday, January 21

The Craft's Meow January Release Blog Hop


Happy Monday!! We are nearing the end of the TCM January Release! Welcome to The Craft's Meow Blog Hop! Did you enjoy the last 4 days of preview? I would love to know what your favorite set or sets were!
The Craft's meow

Today are celebrating the release the 5 new stamp sets that are now available for purchase! Yay! You can find all of the new stamps in the store right here!

If you came from Nina Brackett's blog then you're right where you're supposed to be. If not, please head on over to The Craft's Meow blog to start from the beginning. 
As you hop along make sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win the ENTIRE January Release!  The more comments you leave the better chance to win because Lisa will randomly draw a name from one our blogs for a winner. The deadline to leave a comment is 9:00pm PDT, Wednesday, January 23rd. 

And don't forget that Lark Additions is our January gift with a $50 purchase over the store. 

Now that we have all of the important stuff out of the way I have a couple of cards to share with you :^)

My first card uses Beautiful Hymns.


I picked another one of my favorite hymns to use on the card along with one of the graphic images. I used musical note pattern paper to cut out my doily and some fun striped paper for the banners. I finally found instructions on how to make the vintage type bows with seam binding ribbon that actually worked when I tried it. I got the seam binding wet, scrunched it up into a ball and microwaved it for 45 seconds (you may have heat 2 or 3 time until the seam binding is dry). When dry, wrap the ribbon in a figure 8 and die the middle with a small piece of embroidery floss. Depending on how loops you want will determine the number of times you wrap the ribbon into the figure 8. My bow has 4 loops on each side. Pretty easy huh?!

My next card uses Many Thanks. I kept my card fairly simple without any of the normal layers I usually have on my cards. 



I started off with kraft card stock for my base and using spellbinders smallest large long rectangle I embossed a frame for the sentiment.  I punched out flowers from pattern paper scraps and added buttons for the centers. I finished off the card by stamping butterflies from the Fly Free.

Now I am going to send you on your way to Veronica's blog for some more inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the entire January release!

Happy Hopping!

39 comments:

Sandra said...

wonderful 2 cards - love the dimension and color choices!
Sandra ltb

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Gorgeous! Loving the seam binding now and that beautifully embossed frame - so elegant!

theresa calderini said...

Beautifully made! Thanks for sharing how you did your bow, I was wondering how you got that look!

MichelleZ said...

Pretty cards!

Poornima said...

First card is just so pretty..the ribbon and colours are awesome !!

Emily Keaton said...

These are so lovely!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Both cards are just wonderful. Cheers.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like how you used musical paper for the doily on the first one and all the flowers on the second.

Laura Jane said...

Beautiful ribbon flower!
Great BOLD sentiment.

Pat said...

Lovely cards...and the hymns set is absolutely beautiful!!!

Kailash said...

Wonderful cards, pretty design on the first and just fabulous flowers on the second!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. Love the sentiment on the first and the buttons on the second. Thanks for sharing.

joy said...

I don't think I can choose a favorite! They are all so nice. I love your cards, especially the first one.

Donna Jones said...

Two beautiful cards, love the button centred flowers:-)

Larissa Heskett said...

Beautiful Creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Becky Dunham said...

Darling cards Sharri! I love the music paper doily on the first one and that ribbon - thanks for the mini tutorial on the ribbon tying! Love all the little extras you added to both!

Divinity said...

very pretty!!!

Pat McCleary said...

Love the embossed frame & the fun colors.

Pam B said...

I love the first card with the hymn sentiment. The colours in it go well together. Many thanks for sharing your creative spirit with us today.

Cil A. said...

Oh my gosh, love them both!

Emily H said...

Great cards sharri!

Mary-Anne V said...

very pretty cards...the doily looks great on the first and the colours just pop off the second.

June@I will craft said...

Great cards, I love having a sentiment or verse on the front of a card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I especially love that first one, loving that set and the vintage feel of the card.

Rosemary said...

what a lovely set of cards!

Jackie said...

The cards are very creative! Thank you for instructions on the bow.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Love both your cards.. Great job.

Mrs. Kenco said...

Great job on both! My fave the thank you card!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards! Great colors.

Sue Bridges said...

Love the cards!

Leanne said...

Wonderful cards!

Fi said...

What wonderful cards.

My Consistently Inconsistent Life said...

Great cards! I love the use of the musical notes paper for the doily and the embossed frame on the second card!

Misty said...

Great cards. Microwave? Never would have thought that as a card making tool!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Gorgeous cards. I love your color choices. Wonderfully done.

Renee said...

Beautiful cards, love the music note doiley, and the flowers you made on the second card!! What a creative and pretty design!

Kelly said...

great cards. I esp love the banners you made with small pieces of paper on the first one. great way to use up some scraps!

Donna G. said...

Very pretty cards. I love the hymns stamp set!

Karen said...

Wonderful card and a great tip for making that bow -thanks!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com