Monday, November 18

PPC & TCM Blog Hop!


Hello! 
We are kicking off the week with a fabulous blog hop! 
The Craft's Meow has partnered up with the Perfect Paper Crafting DT to provide you with a fun and inspiring hop that runs through midnight PST on Friday, November 22nd. 

If you are not familiar with Perfect Paper Crafting, you must check them out! They have the best crafting tools that you are going to need to add to your crafty stash and are so easy to use! Bonus!! 

You should have arrived from Lin's Blog, but in case you didn't, you can start at the beginning of the hop here

Be sure to comment on every blog in the hop because if you do you will be eligible to win one of two $50 gift certificates, one from Perfect Paper Crafting and one from The Craft's Meow. Winners will be randomly selected by each of the stores from all comments left on hop.  

The tool I chose to use for my cards today is the Perfect Squares Tool. This tool can be used to crop photos, crop stamped images, scoring paper, trimming uneven edges and of course create a perfect square! I actually used it to create the square mat behind the plaid paper. The bottom edge of the tool has a ruler on it which makes it very easy to measure the size of square you want to cut. 

All the images used for the card are from Rustic Greetings stamp set. I also used the solid line stamps in the set to create the plaid background.  


I added rolled roses, flourishes and ribbon to finish off the card. 


For this card I used the Autumn Borders stamp set. The turkey image was colored with copics - YG61, YG63, YG67/G40, G43, G46/R05/W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W9/E30, E31, E43, E71, E74, E77.

The image was trimmed down using the Perfect Square tool and I also used the tool to cut out the black mat for the image and the mat for the wood grain background. 


I finished off this card with a button and twine. 

Before I send you on your way I want to share a couple of deals that you will want to check out -
The Craft's Meow is currently having a huge sale on retiring stamp sets! You can find all of the stamps on sale here
And Perfect Paper Crafting is offering a 5% discount on their tools for all of you hoppers. The code to enter at checkout is meow5%

Now head on over to Pam's Blog to see what she has created to share with you!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!!

31 comments:

Patti J said...

Hi Sharri! Goodness, you've been busy! Both of your cards are beautiful - especially loving the second one. Great job! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Lin said...

Sharri, that is the prettiest plaid! Just love your first card (and of course the 2nd, too :))

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yowser, Sharri, that plaid background is amazing!!! And your coloring on that turkey is perfection! I love, love, love your cards!!! Thank you so much for always making TCM stamps shine! :)

Barbara said...

I love that amazing plaid background you created on your first card and fell in love with that beautifully colored turkey scene on your second card. Beautiful cards.

Dee dee said...

Great Cards. Love the plaid and the rolled roses!

lindaplus3 said...

Wow.... absolutely beautiful !!! :)

Iris said...

Stunning cards - love the plaid paper and roses on the first one and the turkey on the second one is awesome.
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Sherri P said...

great flowers and twine

M DelValle said...

Awesome and very pretty cards!!

joy said...

Beautiful cards! That plaid paper is so pretty. And, I love the second card - great card designs.

Kris B said...

Both your cards are fabulous! My fave is the second one! Such a great Thanksgiving card!

Barbara said...

Wow! You've been busy! These are both beautiful cards and I love the plaid background you created! The coloring on the second card is wonderful, too!

Vicki said...

Very dramatic cards. Love them both.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey Sharri! [insert wave] -- love your flower cluster on that first card~ well done!

Kristie Maynard said...

What lovely cards! Thanks for sharing them.

quilt4fun2 said...

Both cards are fabulous! Your plaid background is beautiful and I like how you did the flowers and hexy shape. Your turkey card is colored beautifully. Great job!
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Pam said...

Beautiful cards!

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely cards. The flowers and flourish are great edition. Thank you.

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I totally amazed that you created that gorgeous plaid background by stamping. Such perfect alignment and coverage in your stamping. I'm sure if I tried that I'd have a bin full of failures.

Sabrina said...

WOW!! What fabulous cards!!

Karen Conner said...

Very pretty cards.

Sue D said...

Wonderful layers and colors on your cards.

jusaweecatnap said...

Great mix of patterns and shapes and textures on your cards.

Janis said...

Wow....very impressed with your perfect hex layers!! Great cards.
<3 J

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Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOW!! Such AMAZING Cards!! I LOVE your designs and all of the BEAUTIFUL added touches!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Pat said...

These are beautiful! Love your color choices on both cards...

marylouh said...

Love the cards. The turkey is beautiful. His colors are great. The embellishing on the first card is so pretty. thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful seasonal cards...love the images.

Nancee Purdum said...

Such pretty cards! Cute images! :) Nancee

Sherri said...

Both of these are beautiful cards. I love the sentiment under your deer! and the Thanksgiving card would be perfect to send to anyone.

Jennyfer L said...

I'm not a big plaid fan but you sure did a fab job for the first card! The 2nd one is absolute gorgeousness!