Thursday, October 25, 2012

Kitten Thank You Basket

Twice a year, my work takes me to the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina.  My mom and dad adopt the boys for 2-3 weeks while I'm gone and it's such a relief to know they are in good hands, especially because Ollie is quite the cranky boy and I can't leave him with just anyone.  Luckily, he loves two people in this world...me..and his grandma!

I made this card with an adorable kitten in a basket vintage image to thank my parents for watching the kitty cats.

A Detail:
  • The layout is pretty straightforward, so I won't get into a bunch of details like normal, but I do want to point out the little thank you tag.  I punched first, then stamped...which could drive the best stamper crazy except for the miraculous Stamp-a-ma-jig!  I first discovered this tool when I was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and it has saved me much angst in the years since.  If you don't have a Stamp-a-ma-jig or similar stamp positioner in your toolbox, you may want to invest (they are not expensive).  This is my un-sponsored, honest opinion!





Challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #144 - Animals
Make It Monday: MIM #112
PanPastel UK Challenge: #41 - Animals
The Crafty Pad: Challenge #193 - Use an Animal

Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!  ‘Almost Amethyst’, ‘Naturals Ivory’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline ‘Fiddlesticks’ 6x6
Image: The Vintage Moth
Stamps: SU! ‘All Year Cheer’
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Archival Ink ‘Coffee’
Embellishments: Hobby Lobby lace; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; buttons
Tools:  Foam tape; EK Success punch ‘Photo Labels’; Glue Dots’ foam ink blender; Tim Holtz paper distresser; Stamp-a-ma-jig

11 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, I love the cute image and the pretty colours

    Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week
    Sue

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  2. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  3. Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Use An Animal challenge!Your card is just lovely!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  4. I adore that vintage kitty and your sweet thank you card. So happy you linked this up at MIM. :) Have a great day!

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  5. Adorable and gorgeous, love those papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  6. Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at PanPastel UK.

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  7. This is a very pretty card and I love the fresh lemon and lilac colours you've used. Thanks for sharing your creation at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Use an Animal" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

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  8. This is a pretty card, such a sweet image and lovely pastel colours.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. Very pretty! Love the little kitty in the basket! Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  10. This is such a beautiful card. Love the adorable image and the pretty designer paper. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Make It Monday this week.... :)

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