I have another fun whimsical, animal card today.  You know how much I love the funny stamp sets.  And today’s is another good one!  The bonus is that it is a Fun Fold / Gift Card holder.


Stampin' Up!, Catch You Later, Daffodil Afternoon, Jackie Beers


Stamp Set and Dies

Isn’t the face on the cat just perfect?  I love it.  And of course the sentiment fits right in as well.  These are both from the new set in the Mini Catalog named Catch You Later.  The set includes various animals with adorable sentiments to match.  I love cats, so that was the first one for me to try out.  This is a birthday card for someone who also loves cats.  Like I needed a reason to use the cat. LOL!!

For a bit of a different look, I did the angled banner for the sentiment.  The positioning is a little bit out of the normal, but that is fine to me.  To get the great shapes for the stamped images I went to a favorite of mine.  They are the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I love that the shapes are quite different from any of the other die sets.  And they surprisingly fit most sentiments and any of the smaller images.

Papers and Fund Fold

You may not recognize the two DSP patterns I used on this card.  They are both the “back” sides of paper in the Sale-A-Bration paper Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper.  I love both of these patterns.  I paired them with Pale Papaya as the card base.  And the unexpected color for a pairing to Pale Papaya is Flirty Flamingo.  I would never have put the two together without the plaid pattern using it.  Now I am a fan!

As I mentioned, this card is a Fun Fold.  And of course, I failed to take a photo of the inside before mailing.  However, the measurements are as follows

  • Card Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored on the 8 1/2 side at 2 1/4 from each end.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer is 5 1/4 X 2 (x2)
  • The DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 1 7/8 (x2)
  • Inside White sentiment layer is 3 3/4 X 4 1/2
  • Strips for sentiment are 1 X 3 and 3/4 X 2 3/4

To make the Fun Fold, fold on the scoring lines and burnish the folds.  The folds are the same size, so it does not matter which is top or bottom.  Whichever one you decide is the bottom, add Tear & Tape against the edge on each side and fold up to make the pocket.  There is room for the White inside card as well as a gift card.  I left the card attached to the little tag they come on and still had room.



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