Jul 20, 2013

TCM:July Release blog hop event


Welcome to The Craft's Meow July Release blog hop!

If you're following along on the hop, you should have arrived here from Jennifer's blog.  If you haven't started the hop yet, consider starting at the beginning so you don't miss out on any of the inspiration.  Leave comments on each stop along the way for a chance to win the entire release for yourself!

My first card uses the sweet new Turtle Love stamp set.  I stamped the balloon and butterflies on a tag die cut, adding the tiny little polka dot image that Mindy included in the set... how cute is that!?  I colored everything with Copics, added the sentiment and then added straight lines around the entire tag and the scallop border for interest.  I added just a bit of stitch lines to break up the solid lines just a bit.  A very fun and easy birthday card to add to my stash for a sweet little girl!



My next card uses Mindy's other new stamp set for our release - Hogs & Kisses.  I paper pieced the pig in the same polka dot paper I used on my first card and added just a line on one side with my pink Copic marker.  I cut her out and added her right over the mud puddle with a pop dot.  The sentiment is perfect - I teach K4 and K5 and this is exactly how one of my little guys says, 'so sorry' - 'sow sowwy' lol!  love it! 

I colored my doily with a brown chalk ink to add to the 'mud' theme.  I love to used doilies on my card because they are a cheap (I buy them in bulk on Etsy), easy to color with inks, and literally no work to cut out and add to my cards!  I'm usually very linear with my cards - lots of straight lines, so a fancy 'circle' die cut is usually my go-to embellishment of late!

I added a little curly tail with some soft blossom baker's twine and a glue dot.  Fun!



Next up on the hop is Jinny!

Remember to leave comments along the way on the hop for your chance to win the release for yourself!  Leave your comment before 8pm PDT on July 23 to qualify.

Happy Hopping and Shopping!
Jessica


38 comments:

Jennie said...

These cards are just lovely Jessica! Great designs :)

Lori Aragon said...

I know that I'm supposed to love the images, but I LOVE the way you've lined around the tag and scallops on your first card LOL. The colors are gorgeous!

MaxineD said...

Jessica these are so gorgeous and CUTE to the max!~ Love them.
Blessings
Maxine

frommycraftroom said...

What lovely cards. The balloon card is stunning. TFS.

D- said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Very cute. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

joy said...

These cards are adorable! I love the happy birthday one - so soft and feminine. And, the little piggy is so cute with the embossed background. Love the curly tail!!!

loulou said...

Great cards. I love how you have put the polka dots on the balloon and your doodled borders are fantastic. The polka dot paper piggie is brilliant.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Really enjoyed this release and all the DT's inspiration

Sue D said...

Very cute birthday cards--I like the stitch lines.
Adorable pig card--I like the brown doily.

Shelly said...

Such sweet cards!! :)

Cil A. said...

Oh my gosh, such cute cards!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both are lovely! MY fav is the first one. TFS

Katie said...

Really cute cards! I love the I'm sow sorry. :) Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Janis said...

Such a cute BD card!!! Those sweet butterflies and the balloon just make me happy all over.
<3 J

Pat said...

This is adorable!!!! LOVED it!

Kara Manwaring said...

I am sow happy you have shared your ideas with us. Love the cards and am convinced I need the stamps. Thank you

McStamper said...

Love your cards, especially the happy birthday. I need that stamp set for sure.

Renee said...

Love the way you outlined the Turtle Love card with blue on the edges! And the sow card is so adorable, love your pp choice!!

Pam said...

Great cards! Love the 1st one.

Pam W Merwin said...

Love all the details to your birthday card - the stitching and the outline around the tag and scalloped border :)

Jenn Zeeb said...

Great card, I love anything with doodling! Great Card!
Hugs, Jenn

Pam said...

Two fun cards! The pigs tail is a perfect addition!

Sande said...

Love your birthday card. Tons of detail. The piggy card is cute.

StampNK said...

Love both of these sweet cards! That birthday balloon is adorable with all the doodling!

lipton|TEE said...

Great design! So cute!

Tisha Sewell said...

Adorable cards! Love these stamp sets! Have a great day!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super adorable, Jessica! i just adore all your doodling on that first one!

Stephanie said...

So cute1 Love your whole layout of the card!

Jingle said...

These are super cute! I love the edge on your balloon card!

Emily H said...

Super cute! These are great cards!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super sweet birthday card. Love the coloring of both images. TFS

Karenladd said...

Two really adorable card! Love how you made that cute balloon tag!

quilt4fun2 said...

Both cards are wonderrful. I like the stitching, twine and rose embellishments. I also like the design of the Hogs & Kisses card. The embossing and colored doily are prfect. Great job!
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Crafty Math Chick said...

That chalk brown ink makes good looking mud, LOL! Lovely cards!

karenelr said...

I just love what you did with your cards!! I never really saw the balloon on the Turtle set and the pig is sow sweet!

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE projects!!! I really love the doodling you added to the tag and the scallops!

Lillian Child said...

What a LOVELY job you've done with these images. CUTE mud puddle card!

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Cute card!

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