Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Missed Posts

Ooh, I'm so far behind, I was supposed to schedule two posts for today and I totally missed it! Yikes! Well, I'm here now to show you lots of stuff, please excuse the longish post!

So this first card is made using the adorable set, Turtle Love, from the July Release at The Craft's Meow!

The Craft's meow

Mindy Baxter joined The Craft's Meow as an illustrator and she has just thee most cutest designs. For the turtle card, I stamped and colored the main focal image and die cut him out in a circle (from Lil' Inkers Designs.) I mounted the circle on top of some patterned paper, added a scallop strip and then stamped the sentiment onto the card base. Then I added some amazing crinkle green ribbon (EA06) and burlap string (SM10) from May Arts to finish the card off.

This next card features the second set debuting from Mindy called Hogs & Kisses. I capitalized on the cute little piggy stamp and made my own background paper. I added some patterned paper banners and stamped a greeting from Many Thanks.

You can catch all the amazing samples at The Craft's Meow. Please be sure to stop by for a visit at the Blog and the Designer's Blogs. You've got a chance to win these two sets for free!


Switching gears, I have a card for Artful Delight to show you as well made from contents of their July Artful Delight Card Kit. This kit was so diverse, there are products for every kind of card maker in the kit!

So I created a shaker card using only a small portion of the sequins. I die cut a star out of a panel from the white cardstock in the kit, added sequins to a clear bag and attached the bag to the underside of the panel. I stamped a sentiment and then the panel was adhered to a white card base.

Did you know that Artful Delight also offers a monthly sketch challenge too? It is where you create a project using either the card or scrapbook sketch for a chance to win a kit. Below is July's Card Sketch...


  1. Oh my goodness Karen, you've created an amazing collection of cards here. Love that happy little turtle and the fun edge you have along the chevron paper. I love how the pink patterned paper pops through. Of course, your bows are always fabulously perfect and combining the burlap string with the green ribbon is stunning. I love, love, love your piggie background! Clever way to use that cute little stamp. But the "star" of the show is definitely the shaker card. I love the CAS style and the fun element you've added with those sequins. Great post... full of inspiration!

  2. With gorgeous creations like these I say better late than never!! Perfect grass under the cute turtle and the banners with the little oinkers looks great! And now about the star shaker card...fabulous!!!

  3. Worth the wait, your cards are all fantastic Karen. Good to see to here to share these lovelies. Love the images and that shaker card is gorgeous!

  4. So worth the wait, Karen and makes me feel much better, too!

    Love, love the sparkly shaker star the best but that little turtle is a heart stealer.

    Super job on all!

  5. Awesome stuff, all around! I am totally loving that star card and the first two cards are so stinking cute!

  6. The first one is so pretty with the inking & that fantastic bow. Those piggies on the 2nd one are so stinkin' cute. And that shaker card? Love it!

  7. Love what you did with the sequins in the kit. I will definitely be cardlifting this idea my friend.

  8. well they were well worth the wait :) love that cute turtle!!!

  9. Pretty cards Karen. Especially love the shaker card with the sweet sequins.