Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Craft's Meow Release Previews: Holiday Foundations and O Christmas Tree

Hey!  Today I have the last of my projects featuring the October release from The Craft's Meow.  I hope you've been enjoying them.  Shall we begin?  Great!

For my first project, I used Holiday Foundations by Karen Baker, a follow-up to Retro Foundations.  This one stole my heart, and you will be seeing it again, that I promise!  To start, I took a cream panel and stamped one of the background images at the base.  I then stamped the fabulously large sentiment in the center and an accompanying sub sentiment in green.

To finish it off, I popped it up onto a red card base with foam and added a couple of leaf punches and some Copic colored accents as berries.  Please forgive my wonky stamping, lol!  It was a late crafty session when I made it!

For the next card featuring Holiday Foundations, I began with a Kraft panel, repeatedly stamped the diamond strip in pink pigment ink, and heat set it with clear powder.  I then stamped the solid stripe in green, and my sentiment in brown.

To finish it off, I tied around some twine and adhered the panel to a lime card base with foam.

The last set today, is designed by Aimes Wanford!  This set, called O Christmas Tree, is one you will want to keep on hand for your Christmas card making needs!  LOVE IT!  It is also the free gift with a $50.00 purchase.

I broke out some pink cardstock, and ran it through my Big Shot with Lifestyle Craft's Linear Embossing Folder.  I then took a white panel, stamped my trees in two different blue inks and popped one of the trees up.

To finish it off, after stamping the sentiment, I backed it onto hot pink cardstock, adding a billion rhinestones (cause I {heart} them), and popped that up onto my card front.

For my last card, I decided to use the trees in an unconventional way.  Using two different green inks, I alternated the image onto a cream panel.  I then added a strip of green cardstock and stamped my sentiment.

Lastly, I added some pink pearls and popped it up onto a soft pink card base.

Well, there you have it, all six sets...and they will be available TOMORROW!  Wahoo!  Now, head on over to TCM blog and enter to win some stampy goodness.


{Our Family To Yours}
Paper- Peppermint, Buttermint, Gumdrop Bazzill Card Shoppe
Stamps: Holiday Foundations The Craft's Meow
Ink: Chocolate, Mojito, Red Currant Fresh Ink
Embellishments: Smooth Rhinestones Michael's
Tools: Frond Punch Martha Stewart Crafts

{Happy Holidays}
Paper- Juicy Pear Bazzill Card Shoppe, Kraft Wplus9
Stamps- Holiday Foundations The Craft's Meow
Ink- Bubblegum Amuse Studio, Chocolate, Mojito Fresh Ink
Embellishment- Twine May Arts
Tools- Clear Embossing Powder American Crafts

{Christmas Blessings}
Paper- Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz PTI, Marshmallow Bazzill Card Shoppe
Stamps- O Christmas Tree The Craft's Meow
Ink- Island Fresh Ink, Bermuda Amuse Studio, Tuxedo Black Tsukineko
Embellishment- Blue Rhinestones Kaisercraft
Tools: Linear Embossing Folder Lifestyle Crafts

{Merry Christmas}
Paper- Cotton Candy, Buttermints, Gumdrop Bazzill Card Shoppe
Stamps: O Christmas Tree The Craft's Meow
Ink: Mojito, Celery Fresh Ink, Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Pink Pearls Kaisercraft


  1. LOVE that first foundations card - adding the leaf and berry sprig is such a great idea! Great cards today, Lindsay!

  2. Love these cards! The first two are my favorite, love the rustic feel of them, but the last card is so cool, love how you used the tree stamp!

  3. Let me pick my jaw up from the floor. I love how you've put these two sets to use, and your unconventional colors absolutely steal the show!

  4. Holiday Foundations is my fave set for this release, too!! I love all the cards you made with it. Never even thought to emboss any of those big beautiful borders, but yours turned out AMAZING!! You've made some outstanding creations here. Love your work, Lindsay!! Thanks again for all of your help. :)

  5. Love your cards! Especially the blinged out pink & blue tree card!

  6. I love these! I especially like your use of nontraditional colors. The use of the gems on the trees is so fun and cheerful!

  7. These are both lovely, but I liked the first one best, it is such a great combination with the texture in the background, the one tree popped up, and all those shiny rhinestones.