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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cozy Color Popped Kitty

I am loving Close to My Heart's Color Pop paper!  I planned on using it along with my new "Cozy Cat" stamp to make a card for the Heart 2 Heart Creature Feature challenge.  Then I was invited to be this week's guest designer for the Color My Heart color dare to use Dream Pop paper.  Could the timing be any better?  This required a lot of fussy cutting.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love fussy cutting?  Not.  But sometimes it is worth the effort.  After finishing my cat and casing Allisa Childress' idea to pop up her (is there any doubt she is a little girl kitty?) nose with some foam tape, I tried a white card base which gave my card a nice, warm, cozy feel.  Then I reminded myself that the name of the paper is Dream POP!  So I made it pop by using black.  Here is the inside:

I would not normally use stitching on the inside of a card, but when I poked the holes for the piece on the front, I miscounted and put an odd number of holes which left a hole hanging on the end.   Not wanting to waste my effort, I trimmed off the extra hole and put the piece it inside.  The layout is this one from Freshly Made Sketches:

Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all from Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Dream Pop, White daisy cardstock
Ink:  Black
Stamp:  Joyful Birthday
Embellishments:  Grey Sparkle, Pink Glitter Gems, Black upholstery thread from Coats and Clark


  1. What a wonderful blend of colors and patterns on this fun card! (Not to mention that adorable kitty). I agree the black really makes this POP! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Dream Pop is adorable with the cute kitty stamp! Thanks for joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!


  3. Of course that's a girl kitty! And your fussy cutting is what makes this card a wowzer! Thanks for being our guest designer at Color My Heart this week. We always look forward to your creations!

  4. Your kitty sure is happy, dreamin' on HER "Dream Pop" pillow. Love all the little extra details on this card, like the stitching, inside and out, the bling on the kitty's collar and the black mats. So great to have you "poppin'" with the Color My Heart gals this week.

  5. Hansi, I love your little kitty card. The paper piecing for the little pillow is so cute and I love how you used the Dream Pop paper. Thanks for joining us at H2H

  6. Hansi this is such a beautiful card - I love the combination of colours you've teamed with black! The kitty you've used is so cheeky sitting up there smiling so sweetly! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made sketches this week!

  7. I am loving this sketch! Yes, that popped up kitty is super-cute! The black stitching is a fantastic contrast. So glad to have you guest designing with us this week at Color My Heart! :)

  8. I LOVE Cozy Cat! He looks great in this sketch layout. I love the colors you chose and the paper piecing. Your card is beautiful inside and out! Thanks for being our special Guest Designer this week at Color My Heart Color Dare!

    :) Marie