Monday, October 4, 2010

O, Solo Mio

Wow, can you believe another week has gone by?
I was itching to get in my craft room all last week,
but it just didn't happen. Sigh.
Sometimes life is just like that.
But I made sure to get something cranked out today!
Check it out.

I've been wanting to use my Lawn Fawn "Critters in the 'Burbs"
again for a while. These little animals are soooo cute!
I had this idea for making a "Missing You" card
with a twist, featuring a singing cat at night, a la Garfield.
Only cuter.

I found this old Cosmo Cricket sheet of paper at work
that had been in the stockroom for who knows how long.
I've never seen or heard of the collection before.
It had this kind of tapestry print, which I thought would give the
cat's fur some interesting texture and color variation.

I folded a sheet of Midnight Blue Bazzill cardstock into a
4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square card, then covered it with starry sky paper
from Frances Meyer. I trimmed a green scrap from My Mind's Eye
into fringe for grass, then ruffled it up a bit to make it look
more natural.

I needed a moon, but Lawn Fawn doesn't have a moon stamp yet,
so I used one from Elzybells, a company that I only
recently discovered -- just before they closed their doors
for good. Sad, isnt' it?
Their images are so whimsical and quirky,
very much along similar lines as Lawn Fawn, which is why
I thought the two might work together here.

To finish up I took out Harold's ABCs and spelled out
"O, Solo Mio" and drew a speach bubble around it.
I also drew three musical notes just to make it clear
that he's singing, and cut those out.

I adhered my cat, moon and sentiment with pop dots and
tied on a bit of white embroidery thread as a final touch.

I think he turned out pretty cute. :o)
Have a great night, all!


  1. Oh my goodness, this is so cute! You did such an awesome job on this card. Love how you used pop dots for that 3D affect.

  2. DARLING card!!!! So very cute.

  3. Aww this is so cute!

  4. Very cute!!! Guess what??? My dear husband got me a Martha Stewart's Score Board and a Self-healing cutting mat for my birthday, plus he let me pick out some card stock - a 25 pack of 12x12 black card stock, and There was a 36 12x12 pack of different card stock oolors and textures on sale for 7.99 and some other stuff, like glue dots, score tape (we had to order that one on Amazon - ended up being 10 bucks for 27 yards because of shipping, but I'm going to try to find it somewhere else for cheaper - do you happen to know if acmoore has it?)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

    Oh, and I think I am going to start up a small etsy shop to try my hand at selling some cards... I am working on putting together some different sets and a few larger cards to put up. I will let you know when I get it up and running....

    Oh, and thank you for my beautiful birthday card :) I will now be using that ribbon technique that you used! :)

  5. Oh wow, how absolutley darling is this! I love your use of blue - superb! And the doggie and sentiment are just fabulous - this is one cute card!

  6. Cute doesn't even begin to describe this! Love the paper you stamped the kitty on, it adds so much. Great idea to use the speech bubble, too. Love this one! :)

  7. Total cuteness, so inventive of you! I love it:)

  8. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments!

    Ashley, that's great! You'll love the Martha Stewart scoreboard. I use mine for every card I make. It's wonderful. That was so sweet of your hubby to get you all those great supplies for your birthday! That's how I got started, too, except it was last Christmas.

    As far as the scor-tape, no, A.C. Moore doesn't carry it. I don't know of any local shop that does. I've never used it myself, though I've heard it's wonderful and I have it on my wishlist. I currently use tacky tape, which is a red double-sided tape that you peel the backing off of. Andreas got mine at Michael's and I'm still on my first roll (it was part of my Christmas present), but I don't use it that often. I use the glue dots or mini glue dots most of the time, though the tape is handy for some things.

    I know a lot of people get it here: They have free shipping on scor-tape, but it looks like it's currently out of stock.

    Good luck with your Etsy shop! I've been thinking of opening mine back up for a while. It's a great community, that's for sure. Well worth it, but like anything, it takes a little work to maintain. If you've got the time, why not? The extra $ is nice, and there's a wealth of AMAZING handmade gifts and inexpensive supplies to be found there as well.

  9. Super cute! Love the rich colors and your whole concept of the card. I think the moon is great and if you want another, my suggestion would be to email Kelly Marie and let her know your suggestion!

  10. Christy, I wanted to let you know in response to your question on my Frosties card... the pink ink is Stampin' Up! (And I agree Kelly Marie would love to hear ideas... she is very conscientious about what people are looking for in stamp images)

  11. Super cute card! I just wanted to let you know that you won my blog candy giveaway! I posted it on 09/27. Please check back by and send me your information.

  12. love the cat...and the grass is pulled my eyes in immediately...strange i know..but it's all in the details sometimes...great card!

  13. You don't think she'd mind, Lynette? Kelly Marie and the team do such an AMAZING job coming up with brilliant sets for us all, I don't want to be a pest. But there IS a set I've been searching for out there and haven't found that I think would be so fun in the classic, quirky Lawn Fawn design. Maybe I'll email her and pass it along...

    Laurie, thanks so much! :o) I'm contacting you!

  14. This card is SO adorable!!!

  15. Awe! This card totally made me smile! How cute is he all sitting under the stars?


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