10/25/22 Featured at Little Red Wagon!
Hey everybody! Happy Monday! Today is Day 1 of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop so I’ve popped in with my first project! But first, a huge congrats goes out to Janis of Her Peaceful Garden who has coordinated The Cat Lovers Hop now for eight fabulous years! It’s going on until the 29th, so if you’re a fellow cat lover, come join us! There are tons of fun and games to join in every day, and Janis has been busy lining up some pretty awesome prizes to give away at the end!
If you are a reader of my blog, you know how much I love ATCs but I don’t (typically) trade them as the name suggests, lol! I created both artist trading cards and coins using the Vera Lane Studio Fat Cats and Cat Life images. I’ve had these in my digi stash for quite some time, and because I don’t use digis very often anymore, I forget I have them. But I absolutely LOVE them and was tickled when I ran across them (looking for something else, of course) and decided they would be the subject of my first Cat Hop project this year!
I printed the images on 65# Hammermill copy paper and the sentiments (names) on CutCardStock Basis 80# White cardstock. I fussy cut the images and trimmed the names into strips. I created the card and coin blanks from Neenah Classic 110# Solar White cardstock and used Sunny Studio Polka-Dot Parade 6×6 Double-Sided cardstock for the backgrounds, using contrasting colors so the cats would show up well. Each card and coin has a little grassy strip (created with the Marieke Grass Border die) die cut from CutCardStock Pop Tone Jellybean Green cardstock on which I grounded the kitties.
I injected a little humor with Cat Life adjectives of Gassy, Hungry and Sleepy on the cards which describes our tribe to a ‘T’, and Fat Cat names of Bertha, Beefy and Angus on the coins which are definitely names of overweight cats but not ours. At least not at this point… give them a few years (like Ed and I, lol) and that may change! Bahahaha!
Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: October #10 – Anything Goes
3. Crazy For Cats Challenges: #1 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #192 – Anything Goes
5. Little Red Wagon: #676 – Spots/Stripes
6. Paperbabe Stamps: #179 – Anything Goes
7. Show Us Your Pussycats Challenges: #82 – Furrything Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
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Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# White and Pop Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-Dot Parade 6×6 Double-Sided cardstock, 65# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Vera Lane Studio Fat Cats and Cat Life digital images
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Precious Marieke Grass Border die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Studios 8.5″ Comfort Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’ll consider joining us! Pop over to the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop to get all the details! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)