Friday, May 18, 2012

Season Finales

***Please scroll down for my Skipping Stones Design Feature Friday post!***

The Craft's Meow

(Simple stamping featuring Dads and Grads by Kaitlyn Ord for The Craft's Meow)



This week has been a fun week of season finales of my favorite TV shows (i.e. Criminal Minds and Grey's Anatomy) for me and I'm ending it in a fun way as well with more cards featuring the June Release from The Craft's Meow.

(Tag featuring For My Dad by Jiroken (Michelle Bertuzzi) for The Craft's Meow)

There are two perfect stamp sets being released this month for the upcoming Father's Day, and perfect for creating masculine cards as well! I thought it would be fun to show that these sets could also be used in a general format as well, by creating a congratulations card (perhaps for a teen that has passed a major test?) and a teacher or book lover tag.
There's a full list of sneaks on The Craft's Meow Blog and links to the wonderful design team, including illustrators and our guests, the talented Annette Allen and Sharri Seffens. Please be sure to stop by The Craft's Meow Blog for more details too on how to win the sets being showcased today!


Both projects feature some easy go-to uses of May Arts ribbon as well. (Did you see that they are having a design team call?) I used a scrap of 3/4" wide trendy chevron striped twill on my card in a tab format-one of my favorite ways to add a punch of color, pattern AND texture without bringing too much bulk to a card. And the tag is tied onto a book in a big bow format with the fun, 1.5" wide moss green linen ribbon available at May Arts. This ribbon keeps its shape yet is flexible and makes a big impact which is perfect for dressing up a simple gift and tag.

42 comments:

  1. Nice card and tag...love how the tag has layered paper on the bottom.

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  2. Great card and tag! Especially loving the "torn" end of the notepad and the graph paper on the card. EVERYTHING about it screams grade school- perfect!

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  3. Beautiful use of beautiful ribbon. On your "mustard" card too.

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  4. Oh how I love your card, just perfect for graduation.

    I have been watching the season finales lately too and enjoying them.

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  5. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Card and such a great tag!

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  6. Lovely CAS creations as always.

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  7. Fun, fun card and I am loving your tag! Great job :)

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  8. awesome card and love that bookmark...such fun designs...

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  9. Beautiful work today, Karen! Have a happy weekend! :)

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  10. stunning masculine cards and that bow is FAB!!!! I am bummed that Smash is over.

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  11. Wonderful projects! I love the design of your card. I had to pin it. :)

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  12. These are really nice. I love the composition of the card, and LOVE the book stack stamp on the tag....that ribbon is fantastic too!

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  13. Great card and tag Karen! I love the books stacked up and the gorgeous bow!

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  14. Love the fun piece of squared paper and that star looks like it was hand-drawn...these are two fab sets, I best get hopping :0)
    Jenny x

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  15. Oh I really love that tag! I love the text at the bottom and that big bow really adds pop to the gift! Great job!

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  16. So cute Karen! Hope you are doing well!

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  17. Perfect...these are just perfect!

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  18. Gorgeous card and tag. Love the sentiment stamped in three colors and handwritten "yeah".

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  19. I love the grad card...everything is so linear and then the fun little "Yeah"!

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  20. I can't wait to see the full reveal! I love the color combo you did on the first one and the touch of ribbon.

    And the tag...wow! Love it!!!

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  21. Oh Karen! I just adore both of your cards - they are simply perfect! I love your style!

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  22. can't tell you how much i adore the design on the first card. the ribbon tab and notebook page are such fun touches. and love love the yummy ribbon bow on the tag. fabulous work as always, Karen! can't wait to see those new stamps!

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  23. Fabulous cards - love the moss green!

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  24. can you believe the "cliff hanger" they gave us on Greys?!!

    love your congrats card!!
    ok that tag/bookmark is awesome!! love the ribbon and the pretty paper with the i am blessed :)

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  25. Love the graphic look of the congrats card. The bookmark is an absolute favorite the way you put that together. Those are some very useful stamps.

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  26. I LOVE your creations for today!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  27. These are both awesome! Love the New stamps- and the ribbon is perfect! What an asset you are to may arts!

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  28. Love both cards!!! The green bow on that tag card...is really pretty...Green stands out!!! I love the idea!!! Hugs...xoxo

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  29. Awesome cards!!! I started watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix a couple months back and I became addicted, finished all 7 seasons in a very short period of time. Now I am all caught up with what Netflix has available (which is season 7) and I am trying to wait patiently for the next season to be available. LOL!!

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  30. Hi Karen! Love both the CAS card and tag!! So Gorgeous! I'm not very good with CAS and you make it look so easy. I love Criminal Minds too, but we are so far behind over here;) Have a lovely weekend! {hugs}

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  31. Love the graph paper and spiral notebook punched edge - perfect school touches! And you always rock the ribbons. :)

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  32. OMGoodness, I'm completely in love with this card! Perfect embellishing! Terrific colors! Fabby stamping!

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  33. I love your work! Always perfect! TFS
    HUgs,

    Maria b.

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  34. You are so creative Karen! I absolutely love both of these cards... great work.

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  35. Love the books... and always a fan of projects with text. As always your bow is fab.

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  36. Love how you stacked the books! Eeek! :)

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  37. love this! you are the bow queen...unreal how beautiful that tag is. and the cas graph card is awesome. love the 'yeah' :)

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  38. Ohh, beautiful! I love the notebook paper and that bit of ribbon!

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  39. love, love, love the notebook card and the tag is fab too.

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