Fat Cats and Cat Life ATCs

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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Products used:
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! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

21 thoughts on “Fat Cats and Cat Life ATCs”

  1. What a delightful collection, Leslie! Good to see you in the Cat Lovers Hop again this year. :-D While I’m here, let me thank you for playing in our brand new challenge at Crazy for Cats! NanaConnie DT

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  2. Hello Leslie, I’m visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop and it’s great to see you joining the fun again this year!
    ! Your ATCs and ATCoins are fabulous – I’m a massive Vera Lane Studio fan, being on their DT, and these Fat Cats are some of my favourite characters. Brilliant first project for the hop! x

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  3. They are all so cute! I have some of those kitties and they are a lot of fun to colour as you can really use your imagination! Your colouring looks amazing and so is your fussy-cutting! Nice to see you at the Cat Lovers Hop!

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  4. Its so great to visit you again. Your little ATC’s are so whimsical and eye catching. I’d use those in my Project Life albums – they would suit my one Chonky cat! (the other hasnt got to that stage yet!) You’ve inspired me to get my stamps out and make some! Creative and vibrant work! Happy hopping!

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  5. Hi, Leslie…..
    I adore the Vera Lane Fat Cats and those Cat Life captions are just hysterical!!! What a fab collection of ATCs and coins. Love the wild colors and patterns you chose for the kitties. Very fun.
    Thank you so much for participating in our #2022CatLoversHop!!
    <3 J
    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  6. Love your ATC cards and how you coloured them! They all look amazing.

    Thanks for participating in the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop! I’m hopping by to say hi to everyone and check out all of the amazing cat creations and inspiration.

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