Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Stampin' Up! Pampered Pets Cat Birthday Card


Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  The card I shared yesterday used one of the dogs from the Pampered Pets stamp set.  Today's card features the same set, but one of the cats instead of the dog.  I made this card for a long time friend.  For decades now, we have given each other cards and other items that have both a cat and fish on them.  We started doing this because when we were in college, she always had fish, and I always had a cat!   

The layout for this special card was inspired by Challenge #209 at Fab Friday.  Check them out when you are in need of a little inspiration! 
I knew I was going for the cat and fish theme, so the first thing I did was cut my Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.  Then, I stamped the cat, using Memento Black Ink and the sentiment and hearts using Real Red.  I sprinkled a little Clear Emboss Powder over the images and sentiment, then heat embossed it.  I wasn't trying for anything super fancy, I just wanted to make sure it dried quickly so I didn't have to worry about smears.  


The ribbon was attached using a mini stapler I keep at my desk.  It isn't a Stampin' Up! stapler, or even a craft stapler.  It's just a simple little office stapler I have kept in my desk as long as I can remember.  Sure does come in handy when I'm being crafty though!


Isn't this perfect for the inside of the card!?  So cute, and a perfect finish!  
Of course I had to add the cat to the front of the envelope, too. 


What do you think of this stamp set and DSP?  I find myself using it a lot!

Happy Stamping! 

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6 comments:

  1. So fun, Judith - love how you added that ribbon flag - brilliant! I don't think I've used this sheet yet from my DSP pack - I feel a CASE coming on! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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    1. Thank you! I think 'I feel a CASE coming on!' is the best compliment you can ever give a crafter. You just made my day! :)

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  2. Even though you said you didn't do anything fancy this card caught my eye for the crisp lines, the classic red, white, black color combo and cool ribbon treatment. Just a fun, well put together card that I'm sure your friend will love! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday.

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  3. Such a fun card! Love the kitty image, perfect background paper too! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

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    1. Thank you Amy! This kitty is one of my favorite stamps! (I have a lot of Stampin' Up! favorites!)

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