Quick & Easy Card Week – Pretty Kitty
Last week, I had a craft day with my friend Christy. Amelia was also there, and we had planned to make cards using the Pretty Kitty and Bella and Friends Stamp Sets from Stampin’ Up!® Of course, since Amelia can craft with me any time, she wanted to make cards with Christy – who was very gracious and kind and let Amelia make some cards with her.
I decided to make some quick and easy cards using two or three stamp sets – so that’s what you’ll be seeing this week. They’re all quite simple but still cute.
This is the first of the series. I used the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the coordinating Twinkle Twinkle Cardstock Pack. The cardstock packs make it so easy to coordinate colors with the DSP you’re using, and you get an assortment of colors.
First, I stamped the peekaboo kitty from the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I die-cut the image with the Layering Circles Framelits, and a slightly larger circle from Petal Pink Cardstock.
I used an assortment of Stampin’ Blends to color the image. The pot is Cajun Craze. I used a little light Pumpkin Pie to outline the kitty, then blended it in with Daffodil Delight to create my little cat.
For the flowers, I used Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, Petal Pink, and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends. All that was left was to layer everything to the card.
If I wanted to step this up a little more, I’d emboss the Crumb Cake strip with one of our beautiful Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (TIEF) or a Dynamic TIEF. Or I could have stamped the Crumb Cake layer with one of the Texture Stamp Sets – Artisan Textures, Touches of Texture, or Timeless Textures. And there are lots of cute embellishments that would take this card to another level – like tiny pearls or rhinestones in the flower centers (and you can color them with Stampin’ Blends!), or the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins. These are so fun. They add sparkle to a project and are so easy to adhere since they have adhesive on the backs.
I decided to keep it simple and only added a bit of Tea Room Ribbon in Coastal Cabana. Coastal Cabana isn’t a color in the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, but it coordinates well with the little Pool Party and Soft Seafoam polka dots on the DSP.
There are some sweet sentiments in the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set, but I didn’t add one since I’m not sure how I’ll use this card. That is, if I get to use it.
When I showed Amelia all the cards I made last week and asked her to pick one for today, she chose this one. She not only chose it, but she claimed it. Hmmmm. She does need to send a few more thank you cards, but that’s what she and Christy made. We could save it for Christmas thank you cards, I guess. And I need to remember to start making two of everything.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!