Meowy Christmas

Hi friends! I’ve popped in to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having the best time playing with these amazing stamps and dies, and I have several samples to share in between the Hochanda samples. This is an adorable center panel easel card featuring the Build A Cat 2 clear stamp set and the coordinating Build A Cat die set. We are ‘crazy cat people’ so any opportunity I get to create a cat card, especially a Christmas cat card, I’m on it!

I’ve had the instructions for this center panel easel card in my tutorial folder for quite some time and I’ve made a few of them over the years. I paired plaid and glitter papers from a fun 6×6 Christmas paper pad with some matching green cardstock. I colored the kitty’s bows green to match the card and I used a rather lonely border die in my stash that doesn’t get much use to create the glittery rick-rack die cuts on the sides, and a couple circle punches for the stamped sentiment.

Here’s an angled view so you can see the simple but cool construction. ;)

And one more peek… lying flat and ready to stuff into an envelope. Loving how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #42 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments; #198 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #141 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad, American Crafts Cricket glitter paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Build A Cat 2 clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 412, 495, 497, 400; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Build A Cat die set, Sizzix Borders die, Stmapin’ Up 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Meowy Christmas

Hi everyone! Well, we’re beginning the month of July. Can you believe it?! A new challenge has launched this morning over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you for MLCCB #12 – July Anything Christmas Goes! I sure do love fun folds and I finally got around to trying a book fold. I’ve had the instructions printed in my tutorial folder for quite some time which I believe I got out of a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter. I thoroughly enjoyed this one! ;)


I used the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats stamps and die set that I’ve had in my stash for a couple years and have never used. Not sure how that happened, lol! I kept with the traditional red and green Christmas colors. I stamped all the images and sentiments from the set in black ink on ivory cardstock and then colored the images with my Studio 71 alcohol markers.


I arranged the colored images and sentiments on the front and the inside ‘book.’


Here’s an overhead view of the construction. Really loving how this turned out. I see more of these in my future, lol!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas specialty DSP
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71 alcohol markers- E10, E17, R6, R12, R18, N2, N5, B15, BG3, BG7, BG8, BG12, Y11
Dies/Punches: Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s fun fold and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Meowy Christmas

Hi everyone! Well, it’s November 1st and that means a few posts from me this morning, lol! I’m guest designing again this month over at Your Scrapbook Place and I’m stoked to share my GD inspiration project for the November Anything Goes challenge going live this morning! I created a fun sparkly meowy Christmas card! Hubby and I are ‘crazy cat people’ and this image is one of my favorites from The East Wind which is this month’s sponsor! Come on over and play with us!


I used my favorite stitched dies and angled the die cuts. I attached the focal image with tiny staples and added some Dot Sparklers in each corner.


I pulled out the fun Snow Marker for the pom-poms on his collar which added some great dimension!


I had the purrfect stamp set in my stash to go with this image, so I put it to good use, lol! Love how this turned out!


I’d love to enter this purrfect little card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra November Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: November Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra for November
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #283 – Sparkle
House of Cards: November Challenge – Holiday and/or Colors
The Crafty Addicts: #42 – Anything Goes/Christmas

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper
Stamps: The East Wind’s Meowy Christmas digital image, Simon Says Stamp Meowy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- DR2, FS8; Spectrum Aqua- Bud Green and Sunflower; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Marvy Uchida Snow Marker, clear Wink of Stella, Stampendous Red Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider linking up with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun images at The East Wind store! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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