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The Craft's Meow May Release Blog Hop

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Welcome to The Craft's Meow May Release Blog Hop, you should have arrived here from Angi's Blog. Today the DT are featuring the new Chalkboard Birthday stamp set, this set is the free gift with $50 purchase. I also used the motif stamp from Beautiful Hymns Two on my first card. I do love the chalkboard effect so I really love this set, it really makes it easy!


I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and heat embossed in white onto some Core'dinations cardstock. I added some subtle pastel color to the embossing using blending chalks. The outlines and ruled lines I added with a white pencil, I also rubbed the edges and surface with a white pigment ink pad to achieve the chalkboard effect.



Cardstock is from the Adirondack Collection from Core'dinations and I embossed the turquoise cardstock using Embossalicious Petite Dot from Crafter's Companion. The Caribbean Twine is from SRM Stickers.


On my second card I used the new Chalkboard Birthday stamp set and the flower stamp from Side by Side. Cardstock is from Core Essentials Cardstock Brights and I lightly sanded the edges and surface using the Sand-It Gadget. The turquoise cardstock is embossed using the Chevron Ebossalicious embossing folder from Crafter's Companion.


If you haven't tried the chalkboard effect yet this stamp set is the perfect place to start, all the work is done for you.


Next up on the hop is the talented Deborah Nolan, you can visit The Craft's Meow blog to see the full list of participants today.

There's a chance to WIN all 5 new stamp sets by leaving a comment on each of the designer's blogs by 9:00pm Thursday May 23rd. Good luck! Enjoy the rest of the hop!


47 comments

  1. I love both your cards! This stamp set is great!

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  2. oh my gosh, both those cards are fab! totally look like mini chalkboards!

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  3. Sweet cards Clare!! Love the chalkboard technique and these just pop!!

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  4. I love both cards! I love all the new stamp sets!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. love the color combos, such fun

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  6. Gosh, Clare, you never cease to delight me with your beautiful creations. How did I get so lucky to have you on my design team? I'm so glad you are! I've loved every single card you've made for the previews and now the blog hop. You are an extraordinarily talented crafter. Thank you so much for being part of Team TCM! xx

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  7. Stunning! I LOVE that chalkboard technique done in colors. Fabulous!

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  8. Fabulous cards and I love how you explained in detail how you embellished with the chalk and created the "chalk dust" look. Very nice.

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  9. These are just fantastic! I love the color you added to the image in the first one!

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  10. These are great! Love these stamps!

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  11. I absolutely adore the colors of this card, Clare. Another fabulous week of designs for TCM!

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  12. The chalkboard goes so well with the flower. Nice job.

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  13. The washi tape and ric rac look so cute with the chalkboard. Good job on your card.

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  14. Very nice card...I like the chalkboard look.

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  15. Fabulous chalkboard cards. I like the color you added to the first one.

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  16. Love that chalkboard technique. The heat embossing on it is great. Wonderful cards.

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  17. Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Love your chalkboard card...adding the color is so cool!

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  19. OMG, your card just makes me so wanted to win those stamps! Love the chalkboard idea, thanks for sharing!

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  20. Great cards.

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  21. I like both cards but I really like how you added "colored chalk" to the first card.

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  22. I really like the colors you added to your first card. It just explodes off the page. On your second card you also added some warm colors that really enhanced the stamp and card. I kept trying to figure out how you got the stamped flower on the card, because I thought the card had been embossed. As far as I can tell you heat embossed it. It just adds so much. Beautiful cards.

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  23. Great cards. Love the technique and how you have added the subtle colour

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  24. Really loving this chalkboard effect and you adding color is fantastic!!

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  25. Beautiful chalkboard cards...Grt hop n rocking stamps...!!

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  26. Love the chalk board technique that used on the card. Fantastic cards.

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  27. Both chalkboard panels are fabulous Clare. TFS

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  28. Hi Clare,
    Wow, loving your chalkboard cards with the added colour and flowers too :-)

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  29. What beautiful cards. I haven't tried the chalkboard effect yet, but after looking at your beautiful cards, I think I need to give it a try.

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  30. Like your cards a lot. I like the way you added color with chalk. I will need to try that.

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  31. Oh wow! These are super gorgeous!! I love these new sets!

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  32. Absolutely love this release & your cards.

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  33. Love the chalkboard stamp set. It's so versatile and cute. great card.

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  34. Loved the chalkboard card and your colors...I appreciate you sharing your talent with a little ole wanna bee like me..these other gals are probably just as good bit I just run out of ideas and you truly inspire me. God bless...

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  35. Both your cards are gorgeous!

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  36. The chalkboard craze is in full swing now. This would be a perfect stamp set to work with. I love your technique and card projects!

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  37. Thank you for giving such detailed instructions on how you created such lovely cards. I am excited to try the chalkboard technique.

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  38. LOVING your FUN cards shared today such GREAT Designs!! THANKS for sharing ad have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend!! =)

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  39. LOVING your cards for today!! Such AWESOME Chalkboard Designs!! THANKS for sharing ad have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend!! =)

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  40. Great chalkboard design! those stamps are great, so as your cards!

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  41. I'm so lovin' the Chalkboard art! TFS

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  42. Love the colors on your project!

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  43. Such wonderful cards! Can't wait to try these techniques!

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