Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cat Shaped Card Tutorial

This one is for all my cat lover friends out there. Today Two of my friends will be the recipients of this special cat-shaped card. RV, Happy Birthday, dear friend! I hope his royal highness approves of this card. LF, I never got a chance to thank you for making convention 2013 so special. I came to convention alone and I left with so many friends. I hope your card arrives today!

This cat card wouldn't be complete without the Cool Kid Cat on the inside. To create the white layer, just cut the next size framelit down and cut off the corners just like in step 3. I hope all my feline lover friends like this card. Find out the supplies you'll need to make this card and where to get them HERE!

Cat Shaped Card Tutorial

Step One

1. Start with a 7” x 4” piece of Black Card Stock. On the 7” side, score at the 3-½” mark. Fold the piece in half along the score line.

Step Two

2. Using the 3rd largest framelits from the Windows Collection Framelits, cut out the shape making sure that the fold line is positioned within the framelit (see yellow arrows).

Step Three

3. Cut off the two bottom corners to create a face-like shape.

Step Four

4a. Using the full heart punch, punch the edge of a piece of Basic Gray Card Stock.

4b. Then move the punch slightly inward from where you punched the first time and punch again.

Step Five

5a. Using the small oval punch, punch TWO oval out of Pistachio Pudding Card Stock.

5b. Attach the oval to the sticky end of a post-it note.

5c. Feed the oval into the small oval punch again and remove approximately 1/8" of the oval to make TWO cat eyes.

Step Six

6a. Using the small oval punch, punch TWO ovals out of Basic Black Card Stock.

6b. Feed the ovals in from the side and punch about 1/3 of the way in.

Step Seven

7. Using the full triangle punch, punch the edge of a piece of Basic Gray Card Stock.

Step Eight

Face Pieces
  • Ears: TWO Basic Black Triangles (Triangle Punch)
  • Pupils: Two Basic Black Partial Ovals (Small Oval Punch, see step 6)
  • Eyes: TWO Pistachio Pudding Partial Ovals (Small Oval Punch, see step 5)
  • Nose: One Basic Gray Partial Triangle (Triangle Punch, see step 7)
  • Mouth: ONE Basic Gray Heart Top (Full Heart Punch see step 4)
  • Whiskers: THREE Basic Black 5" x 1/16" slivers (Stampin' Trimmer)

Step Nine

9. Adhere the ears to the top of the cat face using Tombow.

Step Ten

10. Adhere the mouth near the bottom of the card. Then put a dab of Tombow just above the mouth.

Step Elven

11. Adhere the middle of the whiskers to the Tombow. Then add some more Tombow to the same spot for the nose.

Step Twelve

12. Adhere the nose and the eyes.

Step Thirteen

13. Finally, add a highlight to each eye with the Chalk Marker. Meow!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Stamp Sets: Cool Kid (wood [133122], cling [133125]); Petite Pairs (wood [128706], cling [122497])
  • Card Stock: Basic Black [121045], Basic Gray [121044], Pistachio Pudding [131294], So Saffron [105118], Crumb Cake [120953], Smoky Slate [131202], Blushing Bride [131198]
  • Ink: Versamark Pad [102283], Old Olive [126953], White Stampin Chalk Marker [132133]
  • Tools: Simply Scored [122334], Big Shot [113439], Window Frames Framelits [129021], Full Heart Punch [119883], Small Oval Punch [120908], Triangle Punch [133375], Stampin' Trimmer [126889]
  • Adhesive: Tombow Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue [110755]

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    1. Coooool!
      Was für eine Idee!
      Bin begeistert!!!!

      LG, katrin

    2. Hi Brenda,
      as a cat lover I had to check out how you did this card! Great idea! Thanks for showing!
      Hello from Germany, Maike

    3. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

    4. Wow, you never cease to amaze me! Since I love cats and dogs.....I KNOW I will be making some of these for my friends that have cats. Thank you for sharing!!!

    5. This is just so stinkin' cute. I am going to be making tons of these. Thank you so much for sharing.

    6. Oh my goodness! I said the same this Therese said "That is soooo stinkin cute!" I love this! Thanks bunches for the tutorial on how you did this! Thanks Brenda! Love it! Hugs Lori

    7. You are a GENIUS!! Thank you for this wonderful surprise - what a double blessing that it came from you! I can't wait to hang out with you again in July!!!