Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ellie



My cousin has a little girl that is full of just plain cuteness. She's petite and has these big brown eyes. She's shy but once opens up has s spunk that can never be forgotten. I just love it when I see a stamp for the first time and an image pops into my head that I can relate too!

The Craft's Meow

Mabelle R-O is making her debut with The Craft's Meow with two sets this month, the first being called Sweet Taste of Summer.  Striving for a coloring book style, I inked up the little girl, whom I'm calling Ellie today, in black ink onto white paper and fussy cut her out and placed her onto strips of patterned paper, some of which were die cut with various banner shapes. I added a bit of interest by paper piecing a few choice pieces in her ensemble. (I'm linking this card up to the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge-Let's Strip and Moxie Fab World's Stamp It! Cards Week: The Birthday Card Challenge.)

Amy Wanford has a really cute set this month too for The Craft's Meow July release, One Scoop or Two. For this card I did some selective paper piecing for the ice cream cone and added the cone to a vellum envelope that had been attached to a patterned paper and card stock base. The sentiment from this set is stuck inside the banner from Vintage Rides, a previously released The Craft's Meow set. (Love how these sets work so well together!) I think it makes for a cute gift card or money holder, and unexpected twist to an everyday thank you card. (I'm entering this is Moxie Fab World's Stamp It!: Thank You Challenge.)

Thank you for all your lovely comments about Hope Blooms, featured in sneak peeks yesterday! There are some amazing creations over on The Craft's Meow Blog created by the wonderful designers and illustrators, along with our guest designer Naomi that showcase Sweet Taste of Summer and One Scoop or Two. Please be sure to stop by The Craft's Meow Blog for your chance to win these sets featured today!

43 comments:

  1. Aren't you clever on your Ellie card?! Love that look!

    Sweet Treat card...great use of the glassine..

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  2. Fun cards! Love those strips of paper and the sweet treat idea!

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  3. Oh that "gift" card is so nice!!!
    Great idea!!
    Gonna try that!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love the sweet little girl with the bathing cap...she's adorable...but WOW the papers you choose for the second card are perfection. Love how the look so real...and what a clever idea for an extra little treat.

    PS thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays :)

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  5. Love the play on words with the second one and how cute is Ellie without being sunburnt :) I like the uncolored version.

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  6. These are both wonderful! Love how your embellished your little sweetie with the matching paper piecing on that first card (and such pretty colors!) The second had a great idea incorporated into it also with the little glassine bag! So nice!!

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  7. Absolutely adorable cards. Ellie is entirely TOO precious! and I will so eat that icecream cone :)

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  8. Absolutely love both of your cards!! Beautiful layout using the different pattern papers as flags with Ellie and I love how you add the little treat bag within your ice cream design!

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  9. Love these super sweet cards!

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  10. I just love the papers you used to highlight these images! The paper piecing is fantastic, Karen!

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  11. Both cards are great! I love the design on the Ellie card.

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  12. Love how you left Ellie uncolored on the first, but the rest of it is so colorful and bold it doesn't matter, and the second card is so cute. Love it!

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  13. These are so cute, Karen! I love the splash of color on Ellie and that little money holder is perfect with the sentiment! Great cards!

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  14. I love how you left the little girl uncolored and that ice cream cone is YUMMY!

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  15. Love your first card and the way you placed the papers behind the little swimmer! Love the colors you used too :-)

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  16. Both cards are fabulous Karen! I really love the first card, keeping her back and white is perfect :)

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  17. These are fantastic, Karen, and I love the patterned papers you used especially on the first card. Who makes them?

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  18. oh my gosh! How cute are these! Love the banner hanging off the cone, cute idea!

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  19. These are truly amazing Karen! Love that striped bg and how you can see the cash with that perfect ice-cream & sentiment!

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  20. oh! i can see a dollar! hehehe so fun.

    luanne

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  21. Clever and creative!
    I loooove them both and think the 1st one is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!


    Thank YOu!

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  22. This are both awesome but I love them for different reasons :) The first for the colors and that adorable image...the second for the colors and the wavy sentiment. Great designs :)

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  23. these two cards are absolutely stunning!!! you are simply amazing.... hugs...xoxo

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  24. Your cards are so sweet and BEAUTIFUL! Perfect designs as always. Have a great day! Hugs, Karin

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  25. I so love the look of that first card ... that cute image just POPs!!! And the second is fab too ... who would love to get cash right :)

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  26. Ooooh...love the selective paper piecing. Really makes the image pop! :)

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  27. Happy card, and I love the envelope with some $$ for a little treat. So clever!

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  28. Awww...the little girl in the first card looks fantastic as just an outline on kraft with splashes of color. It's such a clever and cool way to show the stamps. Love the pp in the second card. The sentiment does work perfectly!

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  29. these are darling! Love that you left the stamped image mostly white! very cool!

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  30. Oh wow this little gal is as sweet as can be and that ice-cream...yum looks good enough to eat!!

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  31. Both cards are so fun! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  32. I like x 2! I saw the first one and thought oh how clever. Then I saw the second one and there you go getting clever on us again. So sweet and just love that sentiment!!!

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  33. Love your cards Karen! That white girl image on the patterned papers looks fabulous :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  34. I love that little girl! So cute. Great idea for the bday card too, I'll have to remember that!

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  35. I need to hop back and see how you've showcased the new sets this month and these two cards are just gorgeous Karen....fun washi strips and love the colouring book style you went for :0)
    Thanks for linking up to CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  36. all your cards are soo adorable and very creative great job!!

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  37. Your Ellie birthday card is the cutest card I've seen in a long time. I love it (and pinned it, I hope that is OK).

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  38. Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Thank You Card Challenge in Stamp It! Cards Week for the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  39. Fabulous idea to keep 'Ellie' un-coloured - I need to remember that idea!
    Oh how you've rocked my set too - I love your treat card!!!! Awesome job, Teamie! :)
    Hugs!
    x
    P.S Can I just say I adore 'Hope Blooms' - a beautiful set! Congrats!

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  40. Hey Karen! Thanks also for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  41. I love the first card so much that I had to make my own! I hope you don't mind!

    http://ninastimeout.blogspot.ca/2012/10/a-card-and-some-news.html

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