Clever Cat

If you are a regular follower of my blog, then you know I have Cats.  And I love Cats!  So me purchasing the Clever Cat stamp set was a given as soon as I saw it.  Then when it was in my hands, I really fell in love with the images and sentiments.  I hope you enjoy today’s card.

 


Stampin' Up!, Clever Cat, Cute Halloween, Tailor Tag Punch, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

That black cat is just the cutest guy to me.  But then I have always had a black cat, or two.  My beginning idea for this card was going to be a Halloween card.  That is the reason for the broom.  But then I saw the sentiment and couldn’t resist using it.

Paper

The DSP piece is from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  As I said, my original thought was Halloween. LOL!!  However, these black stripes would work for any card.  As does most of the “Other Side” of the papers.  The card base is Thick Basic White and a layer of Basic Black.  This is a very quick and easy card.

Sentiment Layer

I wanted the sentient to stand out a little, but did not want more layers.  After looking through punches, I landed on the Tailored Tag Punch.  (If you saw yesterday’s post, I used this punch to make the banner on my tag layer.  It is a very versatile punch)  After punching out the sentiment, I wanted to give it some depth.  A little trick I found several years ago was to edge a punched image with a Stampin’ Write Marker.  In this instance I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  A Bonus is that it is the only marker that can be purchased individually.

All it takes to give the black edge is a steady hand.  I hold the paper at a little bit of an angle, and using the brush tip of the marker, run the marker around the paper.  Just don’t have the tip too far onto the front of the paper or you have way too much edge.  I suggest practicing on a scrap piece of paper.  But I think you will like the results.

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Birthday Penguin

Stampin’ Up! is the best as coordinating their products.  The card I am sharing today is one made from a stamp set from the Annual Catalog along with paper from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

 

Stampin' Up!, Count On Me, Penguin Playmates, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This adorable penguin is from the Annual Catalog stamp set named Count On Me.  It has several precious little animals.  They are sized similar to this one for ease of card making.  I love this little guy and the cute attached balloon. His floating along did not even require a sentiment.

Paper

The two pieces of DSP are both from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items.  You know I tend to use opposite sides of DSP and I did the same here.    Each of these pieces has penguins and some other animals, that not surprisingly, will coordinate with the stamp set I used.

Colors

To coordinate with the DSP, I chose Misty Moonlight and Fresh Freesia.  I do not mind that these colors are not generally associated with penguins.  The color I used for the penguin is the Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend.  His feet and nose are Dark Daffodil Delight , and the balloon is Light Fresh Freesia Blends.

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Penguin Fun

I have two versions of a Penguin Place card to share today.  One is pretty simple and the other is using the same products with just a little addition.

 

Stamps

The Penguin Place Bundle is a wonderful Bundle!  One of the things I love is that it is a Punch Bundle.  I really prefer punches when doing multiples of a card.  And this punch and stamp set allow you to punch just a piece of Black cardstock and a piece of White cardstock that you layer together.  OR … you stamp the Penguin and punch it out as I did.

And is that sentiment not the cutest???  The matching sentiment is on the inside and says “It’s Like A Little Except A Lot”  I think that is adorable.

Here is the 2nd version that has a bit added to it.

 

Technically, the only addition is the balloon and string.  But the change of layout really amps it up a bit.  The balloon is from the stamp set and is fussy cut.  The sentiment is the same, I used the paper snips to cut the flag end.

Paper

The prettiest paper on this card in my opinion is the 2021-2023 In Color Vellum.  And yes, I used it last week as well.  This piece seems to show up better than the darker piece did.  The die cut circle is from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  It is a Sale-A-Bration item.  There are a couple of Sale-A-Bration papers that partner with Mini Catalog sets.  I love this approach.  Purchase the Bundle, with maybe a little bit extra products to reach the $50.00 and get the paper Free.

 

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Amazing Sheep

I love the various fun animal stamps that Stampin’ Up! artists come up with.  They are always spot on in terms of their cuteness.  When I saw the Counting Sheep in the Sale-A-Bration catalog I was drawn to one particularly.  This one is the star of my card today.

 

Stampin' Up!, Counting Sheep, You're A Peach, In Color Vellum, Jackie Beers

 

I wanted to play along with a Color Challenge from Global Design Project.  The colors are the ones I have used here today.  They helped me to create the little barn yard scene.  Here is the banner.

Paper

The paper that I picked for the color challenge are from the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper.  The sky and grass are the reverse side of some of the peach papers.  As soon as I had my scene in my head, I knew which papers I needed and I think they are great.  The card base is Pale Papaya, as is the sheeps lips and eyeliner!

The fence is made using Crumb Cake cardstock and cut with the matching Sheep Dies.  I cut two pieces and they fit the size of my layer perfectly.

Stamps

This is the sheep that got my attention.  I could just see her, with her eyeliner and lip gloss, being the center of attention.  To further carrying that theme I placed her on top of the fence like she is performing, or maybe just needed to be seen!

The banner hanging on the fence is another stamp from the set.  You Are Amazing is always a good stamp to have on hand.  For this application, I stamped it and then rough cut some tears in the banner.  I figure someone tried to eat it!

Finishing Touches

The final touch for this card was adding the Sun.  It is also in the Sheep Dies and I love the stitching around the center.  Since I have used it several times this week, you know I am loving the In Color Shimmer Vellum from the Annual Catalog.  I used the Pale Papaya Vellum for the sun.  It is finished off with a 2021-2023 In Color Jewel in Pale Papaya as well.

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Count On Me

I cannot believe that Father’s Day is Sunday!  Yesterday it was a month away.  Or at least it seems that way.  Since I do not generally post on the weekends, I made a quick Father’s Day, or just for any occasion, card.  I used the new Count On Me stamp set.  It is adorable and it called to me for this card.

 

 

Quick and Easy is Great

I went with a more plain card to showcase only the adorable Black Bear.  I am from East Tennessee originally and I love my Smoky Mountain Black Bears!  Of course he could be any color of bear to match your favorite.

The layout and colors were all about the bear.  I went with Crumb Cake card base for a more natural look.  It is paired with Basic Black, for the bear, and Real Red, for the heart.  There was much debate on adding some tone on tone stamping on the red layer I do have to say.  In the end I felt like clean was the way to go.

Stamps

The bear and grass are from the Count On Me stamp set.  The bear is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.  After it dried for a minute, I went back and added some shading using the same color.  It added just a touch of darker color.  The bits of grass are also from the same set and are stamped using Mossy Meadow Ink.

The sweet sentiment is from the Hats Off stamp set.  I love the font and the wording.  This would work for any occasion really.  Looking at my card, it would work for any occasion as well.

It is shocking to me, but this is two cards in a row with minimal products used!  Wow!!  I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend and are able to share some happiness!

 

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Birthday Snail Mail

One of the Mini Catalog Suites of products that I will truly miss is the Snail Mail.  There is just something about those adorable little snails that make me smile.  Today I have a Snail Mail Birthday card to share.

 

 

It’s All About the DSP

You know how much I love the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  It is generally the base all my cards are built on.  Today it is even the focal point of the card.  I not only used the strip of a sheet from the pack on the left side, but the snail is die cut from the DSP as well.

One of the great things Stampin’ Up! does is that they make the DSP so that you can use the matching dies to cut out a pre-colored image.  What a way to save time!  I used this little trick for the Snail.  There is no way I could make the colors so perfect!  The little heart attached to the shell is from the dies at well.  That little bit of extra adds quite a bit of Cute to the card.

Layers

After die cutting the snail and adding the heart, I couldn’t decide how to add it to the card.  I wanted a little different layer.  Going through my dies, I ran across the Painted Labels Dies.  They are another set that offer such a variety for layering!  I chose to make the layer in White to blend the white around the die cut snail.

I went one step further with the layer and did something I usually forget to do.  Quite a lot of the dies have an embellishment die in the mix.  I rarely use these simply because I do not think of it.  Today it sort of jumped out at me.  So I cut the little lace look in Real Red to match the heart from the Snail’s shell.  I love the added little bit of color and fancy it gives to a fun card.

Finishing Touches

The sentiment is from the Oval Occasions stamp set.  It fit perfectly on the little envelope die from the Snail Mail Bundle.  Everything is glued directly down with the exception of the snail.  It is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And of course, there is a little bling in the form of a Rhinestone next to the sentiment.

Generally for birthday cards I will stamp an image from the set I use on the envelope for mailing.  Just to let the person know there is something fun inside.  For today’s card I stamped the Happy Mail stamp and used the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to cut it.  So that it stands out just a little bit, I went around the edges of the postage edge with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  That way it doesn’t blend in totally with the White envelope.

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

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My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

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,

Jackie

 

 


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