Thursday, October 29, 2020

Oh My Whiskers


Hi Crafty Friends,

t's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  As challenge hostess for the month I finish off the month with one last challenge.

October is Black Cat Awareness month, incorporate a cat of any color on your card this week.

For my card today I decided to used Karen Burniston's Bitty Ball Pop-up and Animal Add-Ons die sets. Rather than add the cat to the inside of a card, or have it in a pocket card, I decided to create this stand alone Cat Pop-up Card. This way the recipient can have this on display after their birthday.

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.

As you can see I decided against creating a black cat and went for a brown/ginger colored cat instead.

After creating the bitty balls and adding the brown layers to each panel, I then die cut some panels from dark brown cardstock and cut triangles to create stripes for the cat.

I used vanilla cardstock to add the tip of the cat's tail and also the belly of the cat.

The cat is attached to the green circle (grass), using a brad which is inside the bottom bitty ball. The circles are die cut using the largest circle die in the Crosshatch Circles die set.

The cat bitty ball pop-up folds down flat, so it can be placed in a envelope.

I added a birthday sentiment to the base of my circle panel the cat is attached to. This sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps Purrrfect Sentiments stamp set. This is also a place to write a hand written greeting.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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MiamiKel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and so creative- hard to believe this detailed card folds up flat!

Lynn McAuley said...

Even squashed flat, this kitty is delightful!! Awesome work, Frances!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This card is amazing. Who do all these wonderful cards go to, Frances? I hope whoever gets them appreciates all the work you put into them!!!

Lois said...

As I mentioned on your FB post, I love the markings on this fabulous pop-up cat!

Karen Aicken said...


Liz Williams said...

I am always in awe of the details and time that goes into your wonderful creations~~

Ironlady said...

super cute cat.