Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, our blog hop theme is Party Time! We hope you will be inspired by all the beautiful creations the Pals made for you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My card is definitely in the Party mode.  I have paired some bright and fun papers with a perfect Cat-Cake.  A cupcake with a cat !


Stampin' Up!, Best Day, Flowers & More, Matte Dots, Parakeet Party, Jackie Beers



My Fat Cat cupcake is the best Party theme I can think of.  And he looks very happy and proud of himself.  You know how much I love to color.  So the Best Day stamp set is my idea of a good time.  This image is my favorite and I knew I had to have it the first time I saw it in the Mini Catalog.  I do not currently have a gray cat in my hoard right now, but gray fit the bill the best.  The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with the same colors as are in the papers.  All of the Stampin’ Blends used are in the Supply List as the bottom of the post.


The papers used here are what determined the accessory colors for the Cat Cake.  These are both from the Flowers & More Designer Series Paper.  This is a Host Reward option in the Mini Catalog.  I love bright and this fits that bill perfectly.  For the card base I chose the brightest of all of the colors.  The Parakeet Party is a bright and happy color for sure.

To match all of the brightness, I had to give my kitty cake some bling.  With all of the colors I used, I found the purrrfect solution with the 2022-2024 Matte Dots.  They are in the same bright colors.  So instead of choosing, I just went wild and used a variety of color there as well.

Fun Fold

The reason for my finger in the first photo is that this is a Fun Fold also.  I had to hold it flat to photograph better.  Here is the open view.  You can see that I used the stripes on all of the folds, with the bright mixed background as the inside back layer.



What you cannot see are two more striped pieces as well as the opposite of the cat layer.  I have seen a variety of this fold and no one ever adds another writing spot.  So I placed a blank white on the back of cat fold for writing.  That way it is not exposed if someone wants to display your artwork.


This card takes almost a full sheet of card stock.  But it is well worth the sheet!  The card base is 5 1/2 X 11.  This leaves you with a strip that is 3 X 11.  Cut that down to 3 X 6.  Score that piece at 3 and fold in half.  That is the cat layer.  The card base is scored at 4, 5 3/4, 7 1/2, and 9 1/4.  For me it is easier to make the many scores out to the right than up against the Simply Scored edge.  Simply turn the card around and fold and burnish.  You can refer to the photo to see how it folds.

The strips are four that are each cut to 1 1/2 X 5 1/4, and the inside back DSP is 3 3/4 X 5 1/4.  You need three White layers if you add the extra as I did.  They are all 2 3/4 X 2 3/4.

Thank you for visiting today!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 12th, when our theme will be Flowers in the Garden, showcasing cards/projects with flowers.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop





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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,