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 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!

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

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


  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

  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}

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

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

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

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

  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)

  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.

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

  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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