Thursday, April 24, 2014

Quilted Kitty Card

Hello my bloggy friends! Here is a second quilted pattern card I made using the same K&Co. paper scraps (I can't remember the name of the stack) from my Easter card. These scraps are leftover from a Girl Scout project we did a couple years ago. I am just amazed how far scraps can go using punches.  I hate to throw away craft supplies so I save any decent size scraps in my scrapbox.  I am working on a few others that I hope to get posted tomorrow. This paper is so bright and cheerful and perfect for Spring. I just finished this card so let me tell you what I did while it's fresh on my mind. I'm trying to get better about documenting everything I use, sizes, etc...it's so easy to forget!


My card is 4.25" x 5.5". First I punched out 1 1/4" squares using my Creative Memories square punch.  This time I glued the squares at a diagonal across a piece of scrap paper that was 5" x 3.75. I trimmed around the edges forming a quilt pattern. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug using one of the folders from the Oriental Weave set. Next I cut out the blue layer at 5.25" x 4".  I cut the kitties from the Cricut Kate's ABCs cartridge. I cut two at 1.5" and the other at 2". I used Tim Holtz (tea dye) Distress Ink and a Q-tip to shade in the kitties. I used some tiny brown enamel dots from Recollections for the eyes and doodled the nose and cheeks and lashes. The top note shape is from the Cricut Elegant Edges. I cut it out at 3 inches in the light blue cardstock and cut the shadow out in white. I inked everything with the Tea Dye distress ink to add dimension. 


I used 3 different stamp sets to form my sentiments. I handcut the banner and stamped the "wishing you " with Joy's Life- Everyday Occasions. I then used a fabulous set from Craftin Desert Divas called Summer Lovin' for "A day for play". This set has a ton of water themed sentiments that I hope to use soon. The Pawsitively Purrfect Birthday is from Joy's Life- Lots of Puns. The little cat paws are from a container of a dozen or so different animal footprint stamps I've had for years by Hero Arts and I finally just opened it up. I actually remembered to take a pic of the inside this time :)


I finished it up with some more of those pastel buttons that I just adore and some simple white ribbon. I just love how it turned out! I think I know exactly who to give this darling little kitty card to and she has a birthday coming up in July. Wow, a card done more than a month in advance, lol! 

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card!


Tina H.
The Scrappin Rabbit


6 comments:

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

First of all, congratulations for using so many leftover and forgotten items from your craft room! I'm sure they feel very important now that they've been made into that adorable kitty card! And congratulations again for getting a birthday card done so far in advance! Let's hope that when the time comes to send it, you remember where you put it!!

Thanks for linking to our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!
Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Mollie said...

This is so pretty!!! LOVE the paper quilting! And those kittens are super cute! Great way to use the Summer Lovin' stamp set "outside the box". LOVE that stamp set! Thanks so much for sharing this card with us over at the CDD Gallery and at Cut It Up!

Have a great day!

Emily
Mollie's Motif

DIANA L. said...

This is so super cute I love those kitties-- I think I need to look at that cartridge again I had no idea they were on there.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

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eunice said...
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eunice said...

Oh...! I love the technique you used to do the background of this lovely card. What a neat idea! Reminds me of a patchwork quilt...and dry embossing over all really gives this a beautiful finish. Definitely hope to give this a try soon!

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