Sunday, July 16, 2017

Meow You Doin'?

Hi all! Today I am showing you a card that I made using left over die cuts and some adorable kitties! I'm happily owned by Four Fabulous Felines (if you'd like to meet them, click here) and I love cat stamps and dies.  I was thrilled to see that Dies R Us carries Lawn Fawn products and I scooped up this set as fast as I could.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Watercolor Paper
Frantic Stamper Floral Confetti, FRA-DIE-10119 (left over from this project)
Fence Die,  Hero Arts MMHK, March 2017 (didn't get the kit? Go here)
Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin' Stamps Set, LF1315
Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin' Dies Set, LF1316
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Dies Set, LF519
Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Small Leaf Punch
Handmade Stems
Grass (made with Silhouette Cameo, but a good choice is here)
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Sun Punch

While there are a lot of ingredients in this card, it was really easy to put  
together!  I knew I wanted to use the leftover cuts from the Floral Confetti die
and I knew I wanted the tulips to be in front of the fence, but other than that this card came together on its own! 

I had colored the cats prior; after stamping them on watercolor paper and using my Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils to color them. I then die cut them out and set them aside.  The first step in making this card was making the blue sky background which I did by using Broken China Distress Oxide Ink on watercolor paper.  I let that dry overnight.

Meanwhile, I began putting the tulips together.  I hand cut my own stems and
cut apart punches I made using a small 3 leaf punch.  I die cut out the fence, and carefully attached the flowers, stems and leaves to the fence.  The little peek of grass you see was made with my CAMEO. Once the sky was dry, I attached the grass to the edge of the card and then the fence.  It was pure luck that those kitties fit into the scene so well!  

Using my MISTI, I stamped my sentiment directly onto the sky and then used the clouds I had die cut, and the sun I punched out, to sort of frame the sentiment.  Lastly, I attached the card panel to a standard white card blank.  Now, it's YOUR turn to make a project using the die cuts that Dies R Us carries! Don't forget to come back to the Inspiration Blog every day to see a new creation made by my wonderful teamies!  Thanks! Christi 
Another Look

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I would like to enter my "Meow You Doin'" card in the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers -M, Anything Goes w/ Die Cuts
Lawn Fawnatics - #8, Summertime Fun
Joy Clair - M, Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #4, Anything Goes w/ a Critter
SUYP Challenge - #20, Furrything Goes
Frilly & Funkie - In the Good 'Ole Summertime
The Paper Shelter - #302, Punches and/or Dies
4 Crafty Chicks - #359, Summer Celebrations
A Gem of a Challenge - #198, Animals


  1. Aw, your darling kitties playing in the sunshine are showcased beautifully on your delightful card! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for joining us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you Donna, it was MY pleasure :)

  2. Love the cute scene you've created, just adorable x

  3. Super cute and sunny card! Love those happy cats! Thanks for sharing with us at Lawn Fawnatics!

  4. Oh, Christi, this is sooo adorable! Love the kittens and the work you did on the tulips is marvelous. How fun is it that we both did kitty cards this weekend? :-D

  5. Such a fun colourful and very cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge xx
    Patsy - DT

  6. It's so cute! Definitely a picture of summer. We are thrilled to have you play along with our challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

  7. Such an adorable creation, love those cute little kittens. Thanks so much for playing in our Die Cuts/Punches Challenge at The Paper Shelter this week! Hugs:)
    Audrey DT

  8. Super cute take on the Animals chall theme @ AGOAC.. thanks for sharing.

    smiles Christine DT XX

  9. such a sweet card
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
    Barb Housner (DT)

  10. Very sweet card Christi! Well done using those scraps!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Hugs) Cara
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  11. Such a beautiful summer card Christi. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  12. That is totally adorable scene. LOVE it. Thank you for playing along with Joy Clair July Challenge. Hope you will play again with us in August!

  13. A super fun card. I love the sweet kitties and how you made the flowers.
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

    IKE x

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