Friday, June 23, 2017

Cat Out of the Bag

     You can't hide your birthday or your age any more - the cat is out of the bag!  And a new challenge starts today at QKR Stampede, where our "Always Anything Goes" theme is on tap but we also have the optional twist of "Paper Piecing," if you want to use it.  The image I used is "Cat in Bag" and  the sentiment is "Cat is Out."

     I'm using this as a birthday card for a man who many years ago was a co-worker and with whom I still exchange Christmas and birthday cards.  He steadfastly refuses to tell his age but I do know he's at least a decade older than I so he definitely fits into the older end of the senior citizen pool.  :-D

     His favorite color is golden yellow (not the namby-pamby, pastel yellows that barely whisper their name) so, of course, that was the first color I chose.  I found some rich yellow dp in my scrap booking stash and used it not only for the background but also to paper piece the bag.  After coloring that sassy cat with ProMarkers, and adding the paper pieced bag, I used a Spellbinders die to cut the image.  The black die cut was done with another die from that same set, as was the sentiment and black die cut offset behind it.

     The tiny black bow was the only embellishment needed.

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     I hope you'll come and play along with us this week.  We do get inspired by what you create and share with us on the challenge.  Hope to see you over there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. What a cute sentiment to go with your crazy kitty, Connie! Love the "shadowed scallop circles with the pretty open scallop dies - it's a bumble bee of activity! LOL I REALLY like the paper pieced bag to match the background. I always forget about paper piecing when I'm designing! Great card! hugs, de

  2. Awe such a sweet image and beautiful card!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  3. This is so cute! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  4. Great fun card. Love the image.
    Thanks for sharing at I Love Promarkers.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  5. LOL!! This is just too cute Connie!! Wonderful sentiment to go with the image and I love that you've paper pieced the bag too! :) Happy weekend!

  6. Nana Connie, what a great card! Love the designer paper. And the cat is adorable! Have a great weekend.

  7. Adorable, love the cat image and sentiment, sure your friend will love it and your sense of humor. Well done!

  8. It's a sweet back story for a sweet card. Your design is cute and it was fun to read why you chose the Golden Yellow and the sentiment makes sense :) I hope your friend has a wonderful birthday. It's wonderful that you exchange cards even after so much time has passed. Thank you for visiting Creates and Makes Challenges and sharing your story. Please also visit Paper Craft Happy Challenges - DT

  9. A beautiful card. thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

  10. You are so good at sentiments that are spot on and this is no exception, Love the card.

  11. Hi NanaConnie! Such a fun kitty and I love the cute sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining my Paper Piecing Palooza blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  12. So cute!!!Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  13. You just have to smile at that cat, Connie. I'm sure your friend will get a big kick out of him and I'm glad you shared him with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.


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