Friday, May 1, 2015

NON15: You’re a great example, friend!

Sometimes you just need to break out the snarky sentiment stamps! And pair them with some cute critters. Cause that is just the perfect match.

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Today, I’m playing along with the latest Naughty or Nice Challenge which is “friendship”. You can find all of the details and the rules for playing along HERE.

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This sentiment makes me chuckle! Especially after I paired it with a mischievous cat and a somewhat spooked dog (he knows what is about to go down!). The cat is from If Cats Could Talk (Taylored Expressions), the puppy is from If Dogs Could Talk (Taylored Expressions) and the sentiment is an older one from Bugawumps.

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We’d be delighted to have you play along with the challenge! Pop over to the NON Blog for more inspiration. :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It’s your birthday!

Hello! I have a fun birthday card to share featuring one of my favorite illustrations for Taylored Expressions called Paw-some. Love the little birdies, aka Party Supervisors. This image is extra fun because it comes with a coordinating die. I used to just fussy cut my images with a pair of paper snips but must admit the coordinating dies have really spoiled me.

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The main image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on white cardstock, colored, and die cut. I sponged another piece of white cardstock with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, using a piece of paper cut out with the Clouds Border Die (Taylored Expressions) as a guide. I colored the ground using Copic markers.

If the green/yellow/aqua background looks familiar it is because I created it while making the background for THIS CARD. Check it out if you want more details on how I accomplished the look.

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The sentiment was stamped on the background using Archival Jet Black Ink. I finished the card by embellishing it with a doily, vintage seam binding, washi tape, and green enamel dots. I die cut a couple of flags using the Tim Holtz Ribbon Flags Decorative Strip Die from aqua cardstock and tucked them behind the background panel. Some foam tape was used here and there as usual.

Any questions, just let me know!

PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Parakeet Hellos

Hello Crafty Friends -

Been a while but I’m back with a sweet and clean card featuring a few stamp sets from Lawn Fawn. I made a few other projects this weekend but some of them will have to wait until later to be shared. I’ve also been a busy bee going through my craft room and purging. I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff over the last 10 years including an amazing number of tins to alter. Yeah… I’ll be parting with all of those. Lol.

I did find a couple of items that I’d never used: Memory frames and memory capsules from Ranger. The Inspiration Emporium store doesn’t have the exact ones I used but there are some 2” and 1” ones that you can find HERE.

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For my card I created a little 1 1/2” scene using the parakeet from Critters in the Jungle and some delightful designer paper from Taylored Expressions. I used the round memory capsule and chrome frame. For a little extra oomph I added some itty bitty iridescent sequins. I topped the frame with a bow made from orange polka dot ribbon (pretty sure this was from American Crafts).

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To finish the scene I stamped the sun image from Hello Sunshine in Chrome Yellow Archival Ink. I spelled out “Hello” using the Violet’s ABCs stamp set and Leaf Green Archival Ink. Finished with a few glittery enamel dots from Doodlebug.

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So what do you think? I’d be delighted to hear!

PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meow for Hello

Hi Crafty Friends -

You know I’m a fan a chubby cats and this charmer from the My Lucky Charm (Lawn Fawn) set just had to be added to my collection. I love the little smile on his face.

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I stamped the cat in black, as well as a few stars, and then colored with Copic markers. I coated the stars with a Wink of Stella Glitter pen and then coated with Glossy Accents. For the background layer I splattered a piece of white watercolor paper with Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain.

I added a couple of coordinating pieces of designer paper and a strip of washi tape. Finished with a few black enamel dots and diecut letters that spell “hi”.

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So what do you think? I’d be delighted to hear!

PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.