The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TCM October Previews, Day 3

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Welcome to Day 3 of the October stamp release from The Craft's Meow! I'm back again today as the TCM October Guest Designer, and I'm sharing cards made with the last two sets of the six-set October release. Today I'm previewing Holiday Foundations and O Christmas Tree along with the TCM design team. I've gotta tell you, folks, the entire October release is fantastic, but I think that The Craft's Meow owner Lisa Hjulberg saved the best for last. These two sets are my favorites!

Let's start with Holiday Foundations. First, you need to know that this is a big 8" x 6" set. Second, it is filled with six fabulous 6-inch-long borders that may be used singly as bold borders or stamped repeatedly for easy-to-make backgrounds. There's also two over-sized holiday sentiments and four smaller companion sentiments. All of the graphic elements have a fun distressed feel to them. I can't tell you how excited I am about this set--it will be perfect for making quick and easy cards with maximum impact. Like this one:



When mass-producing holiday cards, I always love a great one-layer design, don't you? And pink and green are so fun for Christmas; I love the preppy feel. (For ink I used SU Pretty in Pink and VersaMagic Aloe Vera. The cardstock is Rustic White from PTI--a great match for the distressed look of this set, I thought.)

And now for the O Christmas Tree set, which is this month's free gift with a $50 TCM purchase. I've gotta tell you, this is one versatile (and super fun!) stamp set! Filled with all kinds of mix-and-match elements, plus lots of great words and sentiments, too. Here's what I made with it:



I love these colors for Christmas! And it was so much fun dressing up those trees for the holidays. :D (Ink: SU Pretty in Pink, VersaMagic Aloe Vera, VersaMagic Sea Breeze, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress; Paper: PTI Vintage Cream CS, SU Pretty in Pink CS, PTI kraft, My Mind's Eye patterned paper)

Be sure to check out the delightful creations that the rest of the TCM designers made for today's preview of Holiday Foundations and O Christmas Tree over on the The Craft's Meow blog. TCM is giving away a free copy of each of these sets today only over on the TCM blog. You won't want to miss this! For a chance to win, just head over to the TCM blog and leave a comment on today's TCM post by 9:00 pm Pacific tonight. Two winners will be randomly drawn and announced in tomorrow's TCM blog post. Good luck!

That's it for this month's release previews, but be sure to come back tomorrow for the October Release Blog Hop! You'll see lots of inspiration for this month's new stamp sets and can comment for your chance to win all six sets!

Have a great day--see you tomorrow!
Emily

19 comments:

Benzi said...

Love the pink and green card. CAS with a big impact.

Wonderful decorating on the Christmas trees. It's such a fun way to wish someone a Merry Christmas.

~amy~ said...

Love the soft pastels!

Pam said...

Love the colors you chose Emily! The trees are too cute, and looks like two fun Christmas stamp sets!!

Lisa said...

Oh these are fun! Love that you chose the non traditional; route with the colors. Those trees backed with the polka dots are adorable ~ love the bling on them too!!

Lin said...

Love, love, love the pastels, Emily - beautiful cards!

Marisa said...

Just loving those Christmas trees!! Great use of some non-traditional colours for Christmas cards!

Annette said...

aww wow these are amazing...i love those trees and great color combo on both...love them

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm generally a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas colors, but I love these. You did a great job, they look fantastic!

Lindsay said...

Such great cards Emily! LOVE the colors you've chosen for both!

onecraftymama said...

Those patterned trees are SO fun! ANd is that a patented multi-loop twine bow I spy? I think of you every time I make one :)
Love the fun & simple first one - that plaid corner is fabulous!!

Karen B. said...

Let me pick my jaw up from the ground...your cards are amazing, but that first one, wow! What an absolutely exquisite showcase of this stamp set and I love how you've described it too!

Lagene said...

I love your pastel cards! The blinged out trees is gorgeous!

Melissa Shea said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the color combo!

Sue Lelli said...

Especially LOVE the Christmas tree card with the gems! And the pretty papers! And the stitching! Just FAB, Emily!

Auntie Em said...

Love both of your pretty Christmas cards! The striped one with the button is so perfect for a design. I can see that one being a good Birthday or thinking of you card as well. And the trees are so blingy and pretty. Gotta love bling and 'packages tied up in string. These are a few of my favourite things!' :) Are you humming yet? Two months today!!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous cards, Emily! Congrats on being guest designer for TCM! That is awesome.
Hugs and smiles

Barb said...

these are both fabulous! i love the softer, muted colors. gorgeous cards!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow look at these and there's my trees again but this time in pastels that I just adore. These are just fabulous Emily!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Colleen Dietrich said...

The big chunky lines and sentiment make a great one layer card! You're right: good for mass-producing.

The patterned trees are sooo cute. Love the colors you chose for that one!