Thursday, October 18, 2012

Here Comes Kitty Boo Boo!

(No, I don't watch that show, but I've heard of it and I thought it made a funny title. J)

I am loving these toilet paper tube pockets!  I just can't seem to make enough and since there's a constant supply of empty rolls...well, I guess I can keep making them until you all are sick of seeing them!  LOL!

A Couple Details:
  • This great black cat face is from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  I layered it on a spider web cardstock element from My Mind's Eye using foam tape for dimension.  My favorite part is the eyes.  I used Orange Peel and Black Diamond Stickles to make his eyes come alive!  It's delicate Stickling work, but so worth it!  Tip:  Start with the orange since the lighter color is more forgiving...for best results make sure your black pupils are centered, round, and similar in size.  
  • I stitched the bottom of this pocket together with black and white baker's twine.  The pumpkins are actually a fabric trim I picked up in a specialty shop.  I left this pocket empty for now and plan on filling it with candy for a Halloween gift.

Now, speaking of "kitty boo-boos", my poor Dodger had a run-in with the office chair in my studio.  It's an old, heavy, metal rolling chair. As I was rolling around, his tail got too close and he panicked and pulled a big 'ol tuft of hair out of his fluffy tail. Luckily, that was the only damage.  He was NOT happy with me for a couple of hours, but is now VERY aware of where that chair is and keeps his distance.  Ollie learned this same lesson a few years ago.

Look at that pathetic face...poor kitty!
"What the hell just happened, Momma?!?"

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #143 - Orange, Black, and Choice
Papercraft Star: Challenge #117 - Halloween Pumpkin
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Eerie Inspiration
Papertake Weekly Challenges: Fright Night...Boo!
Ribbon Carousel: RCC #73 Halloween Spirit
Shopping Our Stash: Challenge #73 - Trick OR Treat
Anything But A Card: Challenge #4
Inspiration Emporium: October Monthly Challenge - Spooktacular Decorations
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Your Favorite

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Basic Black’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye The Spider’s Web ‘Cauldron Bubbles’, ‘Trick or Treat’
Image: Free Vintage Digital Stamps ‘Halloween Cat’
Stamps: SU! ‘Alphabits’
Inks: Archival Ink ‘Jet Black’; Distress Ink ‘Black Soot’
Embellishments: MME The Spider’s Web cardstock element; ribbon; Ribbon Trends twill tape; pumpkin ribbon; Darice baker’s twine ‘Black / White’; Stickles ‘Orange Peel’, ‘Black Diamond’; wire
Tools:  Hole punch; foam tape; tapestry needle’ Tim Holtz paper distresser
Misc: Empty toilet paper tube


  1. Victoria - This is adorable!!! Love it!!! Thank you for the inspiration - I have pinned to Pinterest! xo

    -PaMeLa ;)

  2. Super project, great image and design. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  3. How adorable! I love the different textures and all the layering.♥

    I've been saving t.p. rolls since you posted your first pocket and must have a dozen that didn't get crushed by overly enthusiastic t.p. users in my house--not mentioning any names, but they are both male! I don't know why I'm freezing up at the idea of actually trying to make one--probably fear of having it turn out ugly or stupid. I did promise that I'd send you a pic of my first one, and I still intend to do so; I just don't know when that will be... soon, I hope--or at least soon-ish.:P

    Please give poor Badger a hug from me. That must have hurt!: (


  4. Poor Dodger!!! I can see why he'd be just a little upset with the situation!

    This is SO CUTE! I, too, love the eyes on the cat! Very creative and fun!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

  5. Oh your poor kitty! But your gift bag is fantastic!! I love the cat and the sweet pumpkins ...Many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star this week!

  6. What a supercool idea to make a kitty bag love it thank you for sharing, hugs terry xxx

  7. This is fabulous!! Love that cat image! Great work!

    And Dodger is so cute!! Poor thing getting stuck in the chair! Such a cutie!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  8. Love it, thanks for sharing!
    Carol O

  9. Very cool, Vicki,love that cat and the pumpkins! So sorry about the cat, they do always have to be crafting with us!Thanks for sharing your bag with us at the Papercraft Star.

  10. Brilliant project - had to laugh at your poor cats misfortune though hope hes forgiven you. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky
    Beccy x

  11. Hi, what a lovely project, fantastic image which is shown off by your amazing papers.

    Thank for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky.

    Good luck

    Anne-Marie x x

  12. What a great idea, guess I need to save those rolls. LOL
    Your poor little Kitty. I bet he will keep his distance from that big, bad, old chair.
    Hugs Lynn

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my being a new Grandma.~!

  13. awww poor kitty :) sounds like something that would happen around here! Anyway, WOW! What an amazing job you did on those eyes!! WHOA! They look great! Thanks for joining us at SOS this week!

  14. Very cool and a great job on the cat eyes. Poor Dodger...I'm sure he'll be embarrassed about that bald spot for a while.

  15. LOL Love the name of your post! What a sweet project! Kitty is just precious


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