Thursday, November 17, 2016

Furry Cat and Box

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!

This time around the "Toppings" option is Presents. You can also chose to do an "Anything Goes" birthday card, the choice is yours!

I did go with the present theme, and my gift is this furry little cat in a box! I would be thrilled with a gift like that, my DH not so much, lol! One crazy kitty is enough for him :) I stamped and colored him, then paper pieced the box and cut it all out by hand. The patterns are pretty busy so I left plenty of white space to give them room to "breathe". 


The layout was inspired by this week's sketch at Retro Sketches... 

...and by my own furry cat, Oliver! 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Furry Cat and Box (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Calypso Coral (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: I Am (Simple Stories)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: White Baker's Twine (Stampin' Up)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Sherrie K. said...

This is the cutest card! I love your little kitty in a box~fun papers and love the twine bow~
Your kitty, Oliver is adorable!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

Barbara said...

As I scrolled down and saw your card, it gave me a smile on my face. It is just so cute and adorable. I love it.

Doris said...

Cute cat card! What is it about boxes and paper bags that cats love so much? My cats do the same thing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun inspired card - great paper piecing too

Ashwini Rao said...

Wow! Adorable card!! I love the pattern papers you've used and even the paper piecing is perfect! Even the layout is perfect!! And Oliver too!! :D

LeAnne said...

YES! I was hoping I would see a picture of Oliver! And what a great inspiration he is for your sweet kitty card! I love the paper fun!

TaeEun said...

what a lovely birthday card! The mini floral pattern paper is so pretty and matches so well with the polka dot paper! Awesome paperpiecing and adoroble kitty (I mean Oliver :)) !

World of Michael Trent said...

This card is adorable. Love your inspiration. LOL

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love your sweet kitty cat today Sandy - love your inspiration photo too!

Nancy said...

I had to chuckle when I saw the pic of your cat...what a way to help his momma inspiring her creativity! Super paper piecing and card Sandy!

Jodene said...

What is it with cats and boxes? Mine is the same, no matter how big or small it is, she has to squeeze into it. I love this adorable card and your use of patterned paper on the box looks so effective.

Glenda J said...

This is so great! Love the fun patterns - paper piecing the box is brilliant.