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Archive for August, 2013

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you the cutest birthday card that just makes me smile, because I can see my cat looking like this if he was an outdoor cat 🙂

I was going through my stamps and came across this stamp (which was the paw) and I had no idea what it was.  So, as I continued looking the most adorable cat face rubber stamp jumped out and then I remembered this set from a rubber stamp convention that  I went to years ago.

The stamp set is from Biblical Impressions (not sure if they still make this stamp). I started with white cardstock and tuxedo black memento ink.  Then using copic markers I started coloring, and the entire time I couldn’t stop smiling at this face.  That’s why I really think that crafting is the best, because it puts you in such a happy place, watching yourself create your own original works of art.

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Then I found a stamp of a fence that is from Art Impressions.  I stamped it twice onto brown cardstock and using a scissor I cut the tops of the fence so it looked rigid and for a straight bottom I used a Fiskars paper cutter.

Once I put it all together it looked a little too white so I took a sponge dabber and using memento Bahama Blue ink I added some color for a background and decided to use the same color cardstock to mat onto a larger white card base.

For the inside I wanted to keep the theme of the fence, so I used the same brown cardstock, fence stamp and black memento ink.  I thought it would be so fun to make a sign that could be hanging on the fence.  So,  I made a little sign with plain white cardstock, added some antique mini brads and so there were no sharp edges I layered the back onto the same colored cardstock I used on the front of the card. Then using some brass wire I made the happy birthday sign and attached it to the fence with another mini antique brad.  The part that I really like is that the sign moves from side to side since I didn’t permanently attach it to the fence. (I had to take a close up picture because I forgot to take the picture before I added all my handwritten message to the card)

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I would suggest that you go thru some of your stamps and see what new/old ones you can dig up and create something fantastic.  I hope this card made you smile 🙂

~ Happy Birthday Poppa ~

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

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