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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