Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Family Challenge at Paper Funday!

Hello everyone! Today is the start of the May challenge at Paper Funday and our optional theme is FAMILY.  I had a few options in my mind for this challenge, but decided to go with a family of cats; if you follow me on any social media I am always posting pictures of my cats (I have eight which is why I found this sentiment to be particularly fitting)  and talking about their crazy antics! I hope you enjoy my card:

I started with a handmade slimline base in white and covered that with the brick paper (this paper is from a pack I got in a bundle from My Favorite Things & I couldn't find it on their website) for the wall and used dark blue cardstock for the floor; pretending it's carpet, to give the illusion of a room.  Then I used my favorite black ink on watercolor paper and stamped all of the cats as well as all of the other items I used in my scene.  The sentiment was stamped on white card scrap and cut out with a fishtail banner die.  I colored everything with my Zig markers, cut out all the items and glued them to the card.  I had found a wooden heart embellishment with a paw cut out (discontinued product)  which I covered with Foundry gilded wax and being it a flat piece, I added some Diamond Glaze to seal the heart otherwise the wax just flakes off - it needs dimension to stay on something.  I watched the Tim Holtz video on Foundry wax and I had to get ALL the colors after I tried out the gold.  The pictures don't do this product justice - it really is amazing!  The heart was the last thing I attached to the card and it was finished.

I hope you enjoyed my card and maybe it will help you think of different ways family can be interpreted.  And most of all, I hope to see you join in at the Paper Funday challenge for May! Thanks so much, Christi

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Krafty Chicks, #610 - Stamp Act
DreamValley Challenges, #269 - 4 Legged Friends
Critter Crazy Challenges, #62 - Anything Goes w/ Critters
Crafty Friends, #155 - Animals
The Diva's That Cut - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Cats and/or Dogs


  1. Such a fun card! Love those cute kitties!
    Only one kitty at my house! She *hates* cats, so she is an 'only child'!

    1. Forgot to enter my name before I pushed the Publish button. I am not liking Google very much these days....

    2. No worries :) I'm not having fun with ANY social media lately LOL

  2. Fun card and those kitties are adorable...the sentiment is the best ever! Thanks for another wonderful team project for The Paper Funday Challenge.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  3. Such a fun card and I love all those kitties. So glad you joined our challenge of Anything Goes at

  4. Oh this is fabulous Christi, such fun! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue x

  5. Super cute, and super fun! Thanks for linking up to our May challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas.

  6. Super card - love the background and your cats are so cute - great scene - thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel x

  7. What an adorable family of cats, doing cat things! You created a great scene. It’s awesome that you played along the Stamp Act Challenge Challenge with us Krafty Chicks.
    Diane - DT

  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the Critter Crazy challenge. Hope to see you again next time.


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