Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
Cat cards are fun to make and they appeal to a wide variety of people. You can make them fit almost any occasion by accessorising the animals. Christmas cats, birthday cats, thinking of you cats, all are possible with a little imagination and clever stamping.
anthropomorphised in art because they are so laid back that you
automatically attribute human thoughts and feelings to them."
PS: Don't miss the cat table favours shown further down this page!
How to Make Pretty Kitty Cat Cards
The Pretty Kitty stamp set from Stampin' Up! has a wonderful collection of cat images. They are so cute and playful.I think I used every one of them on my card and envelope.
I like the sayings too.
Then I picked the bee stamp from A Little Wild to help fill in some of the areas on the card front and to add a bit of extra movement.
How I Made My Card
- A portrait style card base (Whisper White) measuring 21cm x 10.5cm, folded in half
- Light Pink (Petal Pink) background cardstock measuring 9.5cm x 14cm
- A piece of designer series paper (Share What You Love) measuring 6cm x 9.5cm
- A mat of cardstock (Rich Razzleberry) measuring 4.5cm x 8cm
- A piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4cm x 7.5cm for the main image
- An extra piece of coloured cardstock (Rich Razzleberry) for the Stitched Framelits die cut mat. Make two if desired, one for the inside of the card.
- An extra piece of Whisper White cardstock for the Stitched Framelits die cut sentiment. Make two if desired, one for the inside of the card.
- Big Shot Machine
- Lovely Lipstick ink pad
- Watercolour pencils
- Aqua painter
- A Little Wild and Pretty Kitty stamp sets
- Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems
- Papercraft tools - paper snips, bone folder, stampin' blocks, adhesive
Step by Step
- On the Petal Pink cardstock, stamp some kitties along the bottom of the piece
- Stamp your main kitty on the 4cm x 7.5cm Whisper White and colour it in with the aqua painter and watercolour pencils
- Adhere the Petal Pink piece to the card front, then adhere the designer series paper to the front near the right corner. Leave a little border of pink around the designer series paper.
- Glue the main kitty image to the Rich Razzelberry rectangle and adhere it to the designer series paper.
- Using Lovely Lipstick ink, stamp a kitty on the inside bottom left corner of the card.
- Stamp two sentiments on your spare Whisper White cardstock, one for the front and one for the inside of the card, leaving room for you to cut around them with a Stitched Framelit.
- Stamp a cat on your envelope.
- Cut out the sentiments with a smaller Stitched Framelit oval.
- Cut two Rich Razzelberry oval framelits with your Stitched Famelits Big Shot dies, bigger than your sentiment shapes.
- Adhere the sentiments to the Rich Razzelberry mats, then pop the front image up with Stampin' Dimensionals and adhere it to your card front.
- Glue the second sentiment inside the card.
- Glue the Petal Pink layer to the front of the card,
- Finish stamping a few bees from the A Little Wild stamp set onto the card, allowing a couple to fly off the edge of the card.
- Add a few rhinestones to the card front.
Here's how I stamped and finished the inside of my cat card for my granddaughter:
I hope you enjoy seeing some cat cards ideas and get a little inspired to make some of your own now.
Hint: You can combine other stamp sets to make your cats have hats for Christmas or other holidays. Change the season with accessories: add scarves to them for winter, or flower leis for a summery feel.
Use the masking technique and the Stamparatus to stamp accurately when combining images from different stamp sets.
If you make cards with cats on them, I would love to see what you make, especially if you use Stampin' Up! products in your crafting.
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Cat Punch Idea
You can use paper punches on your cat cards and you can also use them to make little treats.
Here I punched two shapes, added a small 'boat' the size of a Hershey Nugget plus some extra to glue the boat to the cats at the bottom, and added said wrapped Nugget to the 'boat'.
Cat Favor Instructions
You will need:
- Designer series paper (dsp)
- Cat punch from Stampin' Up! (Check the catalogue shown in the right hand margin to see if the cat punch is still available)
- Strong adhesive such as liquid Tombow Multi and some glue dots
- Hershey nuggets
- Paper trimmer and snips
Here's what to do:
- Choose what cardstock you want, and a coordinating designer series paper.
- Cut out two cat images from the cardstock with the punch.
- Wrap the nuggets in dsp cut at 1" x 9"
- Cut a piece of cardstock 1.5" x 1.5" and score opposite sides at 1/4". Fold the sides up and adhere your wrapped nugget to the boat with glue dots.
- Line up the two cat shapes and glue them together at the ears
- When the glue is dry, glue the cat bottoms to the Hershey Nugget boat on each side.
- Decorate as desired
I use these as little table favours when I have crafty friends over. It's a small way to spoil them!
I have another cat card idea to show you soon. It involves the moon. Lol!
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