Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Foundations

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"Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!" ~Og Mandino

The Craft's Meow



I'm so excited to showcase both of the sneaks today fromThe Craft's Meow's October Release! (You can read more about the releases at The Craft's Meow!) Today is the debut of Holiday Foundations, a staple Christmas set designed on the same principals of Retro Foundations. There are many large and long background strips, two large sentiments, and several smaller sentiments, all with a distressed flair. You can use this set to create quick and easy, yet eye-catching holiday cards, or go as elaborate as you want (there are some images that can be used all year round as well, a bonus I know I look for when finding seasonal sets)! I kind of went in between on my card today. I stamped a number of the candy cane inspired stripes, trimmed and ink distressed the edges and then assembled them onto a card base. I then die cut a sentiment panel and stamped one of the large greetings and paired that with a smaller greeting. The card was finished with another staple of mine, burlap string.


The next set, O Christmas Tree, is brilliantly designed by Aimes. I think that you will like it as much as I did, because there is a mix of modern and vintage all in one set, plus some fabulous sentiments. For my card today, I stamped a trio of trendy chevron trees, trimmed them out and applied some dots of black enamel accents. After stamping the trunks, the trees were adhered to the card base and topped with a yellow gem. The card base received a treatment of some washi tape, black floss and a stamped sentiment from O Christmas Tree.

So are you super excited about this month's release from The Craft's Meow? So glad that you stopped by today to help celebrate! You can be eligible to win the two featured sets today from The Craft's Meow by visiting and making commenting on the blogs. And I'll be back tomorrow with a card for the Blog Hop!

26 comments:

  1. OH wow... I adore both cards!! They are beautiful!!!... now you are making me panic.... ooo I need to start...!!! I will be back tomorrow to post the card I made for little Addison...hugs...xoxo

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  2. saw the sneak. Love those BIG words. They have such a fun impact!

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  3. Just plain awesome! Your stamps and your cards!!

    Love your bold Christmas card and your fun tree card:)

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  4. Great cards Karen. I love them both. The colors are just perfect. You are getting a nice jump on your Holiday cards.

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  5. I love the way you used those fabulous stripes, Karen! And your Christmas tree card is so fun! Looks like two awesome new sets!

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  6. LOVE your card and I can't WAIT to see your complete new set!! It looks AMAZING!

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  7. I ADORE your Foundations set, Karen and love the peppermint look you achieved on your card! And the bright traditional colors on the 2nd are perfect for that set!

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  8. An amazing pair of cards Karen. LOVE the over sized sentiment label on the first and the sweet strip of polka dots paired up with those cute little trees!

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  9. Blown away by the new set. Yes, great for Christmas, but for so much more too. You did an amazing job Karen! Loving these cards too!

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  10. The big sentiment is totally RAD!!!!!

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  11. I just love your cards KAren! So bold and creative, as always!

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  12. wow love that big sentiment on the first card and such an awesome design...so amazing...love the trees on the second...great cards.

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  13. Can't wait to see the rest of the set, your designs are the perfect showcase. LOVE the layers in the first card, and those fab fab trees in the second!

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  14. Ahhh...you know I am drooling over your card...love how you layered the stripe panels...so gorgeous. Cannot wait to add this my cart this week!

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  15. Love your cards! Especially the tree card!

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  16. Love having sets that are versatile enough to go beyond holiday creations. Beautiful sentiment and love the layers on the first card. The second is perfect with the washi tape and dark string...great designs Karen :)

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  17. love how you used the background stamp on your first card and in pink, too! =) love the clean look on your second card. so cute! awesome work as always, Karen! thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. I really like the sets and your cards are fabulous! i love the colors and design on the 1st and I love the modern feel to the second!

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  19. love the large sentiment and those fun trees :)

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  20. Great cards. I still love those trees.

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  21. The first card looks like pepperminty perfection and I love the graphic feel of the second one!

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  22. All cards are fantastic, I LOVE that reindeer and t hose fabby trees too.

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  23. These are both so great- love the black accents on the second, and the first looks like perfect holiday candy!

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