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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.

Thursday 28 January 2021

Playful pets - Happy birthday


Good morning to you all, and welcome back to my blog where I have a cute little card for you today using the gorgeous 'Playful pets' papers. These papers have really cute little cats and dogs on them and they are a delight to use. So let's begin.......

Materials needed:

Cinnamon cider carsdstock

1pc - 4-1/8" x 11-1/2" scored at 5-3/4" 

1pc - 1" x 5-3/4"

1 small piece for sentiment

Basic black cardstock

1pc - 4" x 5-5/8"

Playful pets dsp

1pc - 3-3/4" x 5- 3/8"

Sheet with cats on for cutting out

Sheet with wordings on for cutting 1 strip  and cutting out elements

Real red cardstock

1pc - approx 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" - rectangle

Basic white cardstock

1pc - approx 3" x 4" - rectangle

Scrap pieces to adhere to the back of all fussy cut elements

1 small piece for stamping sentiment

1pc - 4" x 5-5/8" - inside of card section

Matte black dots

5 - for front of card

Playful pets trim combo

1 length of black and white

Playful pets trinkets

1 heart for front of card

Card recipe:

1. Fold and burnish the cinnamon cider card piece for the card base.

2. Glue the black card and the dsp onto the front of the card base.

3. Die cut the largest scalloped rectangle from the real red card piece and then die cut the next largest rectangle from the white card piece. Glue these to each other flat.

4. Take the 1" wide strip cinnamon cider card piece and angle the two ends, now give the ends a slight curl and then glue flat to the card base.

5. Roughly cut out the cats and the other pieces from the dsp that are required and then glue them flat on to the scrap pieces of white card stock before fussy cutting them all out (I like having them glued on to card as this gives them more stability on the front of the card).

6. Cut a strip of the small wording  paper, then cut a piece that measures 5-5/8" long (this piece is glued flat to the bottom part of the white inside card section). Glue flat to the inside of card.

7. The remaining piece of the wording strip needs to be cut in to all of the different words ready for glueing on to the rectangle section of the card.

8. Glue all of the elements (cats etc), the black and white twine, the trinket and the wordings all on to the rectangle section and then using dimensionals adhere the whole section on to the card base ( when I cut out my cats the cat to the right of the card was not a whole cat as was the stripey cat and that is why I placed them where I have - waste not want not as they say).

9. Stamp the sentiment, cut each side at an angle and then glue flat to the small piece of cinnamon cider card and cut the edges and then using dimensionals adhere on to the card front.

10. Place the matte black dots on to the card, and the little tiny mouse - can you see it - is glued flat to the front too.

Hope you enjoyed todays card as much as I loved making it. Thankyou so much for popping on to my blog and having a look I really appreciate it and would love it even more if you could leave me a comment. Next week I will have a cute little treat box for you using these papers again as I'm loving using them. 
Take care see you next time

Huge Crafty Hugs
Natalie x

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  1. Awww Natalie, what a super cute, fun and playful card, love the way you have arranged the kitties and the little comments, too cute :) Very many thanks for sharing :) x

  2. What a great card, puts a smile on your face 😊