Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mr. Kitty and the Blustery Day

Hello, ladies!
I want to start off by saying that I had every intention
of starting off this first week of November
with a Christmas card.
But try as I did, for some reason I just wasn't feeling it.

We're stocking Christmas merchandise at work,
they even started playing Christmas music yesterday,
but I just haven't quite caught the Christmas spirit.
Maybe it's because it hasn't snowed yet?
It's not unusual around here for the first snowfall to take
place in October. But we've been lucky this year, I guess.
Once it comes, it's usually here to stay through April.

Anyway, since it's been cold and windy
and there's a lot of leaf-shedding going on
this is the card I felt inspired to make.

I had planned on using my favorite Lawn Fawn stamp,
Mr. Winter Bunny, but sensing my mood and the chilly weather,
 he graciously lent his scarf to Mr. Kitty instead. ;o)
In fact, I used three different Lawn Fawn sets for this card.
Critters in the 'Burbs, Winter Bunny, and Harold's ABCs.
If I had Harvest Season as well, I would have used that
to stamp the leaves. but since I didn't, I decided to fussy cut
them out of a sheet of Bella Blvd patterned paper.

I also used the same sheet to paper piece the top of my tree.
I colored the trunk, Mr. Kitty, and the scarf with Copics.

To assemble the card, I started with a cream Bazzill cardbase,
and layered over that a sheet of paper that came in a pack
from the dollar bins at target. I just loved the fall
argyle pattern. I used to have a sock obsession, and
argyle socks were my favorite. :o)

For my scene, I used a scrap of cloud paper from
American crafts, and a little strip of green tapestry
print from Cosmo Cricket's Travelin' Man collection.
I cut it into fringe for grass, then popped it up with
dimensional adhesive to give me room to slip my tree
and Mr. Kitty behind. I stamped my sentiment in
Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan.

I wanted my leaves to look as realistic as possible,
so I bent up their edges a little. To give them just the
right amount of height and motion, I rolled a mini glue dot
between my fingers and attached each one to the card with
that, arranging some of them under the tree, some
caught in the grass, and a few floating on the
blustery breeze alongside Mr. Kitty's scarf.

As a final touch, I did a little dash and dot doodling
across the top and bottom of the card.

I'm really happy with how this one turned out!
It took a little longer than usual to make, but I
feel like it was worth it.

I hope you like it, too!


  1. Oh my goodness, this cute card made me smile today! Great mix of patterned papers and Mr. Kitty and his scarf are too adorable for words! :) Love all of the added detail to the leaves, too.

  2. This is soooo cute! I love this little scene you created - your paper piecing is gorgeous! :)

  3. This is sooooo cute!!! I just love the little kitty with the scarf on in the wind, love it. The papers are so perfect.

  4. How fun is this? Love the scarf blowing in the wind! She's awesome! Great job!

  5. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!!!! When I saw it I thought "is that winter bunny's scarf?!?" I just love everything you did here!!

  6. Oh gosh, this is WAY cute! I love the brightness of it and the images are really cool. Great card.

  7. Super cute! It's been cold here too... I've actually needed my winter coat... we usually make out alright until closer to Thanksgiving down here... I think it's going to be a rougher winter than usual for us!!!!! Can't wait to see you at Thanksgiving. When is the best time of day for you to do something? Is us coming over easiest? Let me know and I'll talk to Jason and get back to you!!!

    Love ya.

  8. Super cute! I love the mix of papers and the paper piecing.

  9. Ahh! I love, love, love, love, loveeee this!!! SO stinking cute! The scarf is just brilliant! :)

  10. Your PP are so beautiful!! And the kitty is sooo charming!!


  11. Aw, thanks, everyone! You guys make me so happy!

    Ash, I'll email you! :o) Can't wait to see you too!

  12. Oh, I LOVE it!!!! everything is soooooooo fabulous! That kitty looks like he's enjoying himself. I just got this set from Lawn Fawn and I'm so inspired to use it now.

  13. So cute. Love the grass and the argyle peeking through.

  14. Mr Kitty looks so cute and those papers are perfect, love the scene you've created! It really has that fall feel! :)

  15. Absolutely amazing! I adore this card and you are BRILLIANT for using Winter Bunny's scarf! Love it! It's on twitter and fb! :)

  16. WOWZERS, what a clever idea to use the bunny's scarf for another animal!!! AN amazing card all around!

  17. Aw, thanks, Kelly Marie! You're the sweetest! :o) I'm so pleased you like it!

    Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments, everybody! You're the reason I keep posting!

  18. OMG, this is the cutest thing EVER! Love this!

  19. Ok the card is ridiculously cute! You seriously made my day. I was just going to shut off my computer after a crappy day. Thanks for sharing ;-)

  20. The scarf is genius! I can't believe I didn't think to use the scarf like that, but it's adorable. Awesome card!

  21. awesome color choices and i love that kitty....too stinkin cute...

  22. Wow, what a cute card, I love how you cut so many things out!

  23. This card is cute and colorful, very nice.

  24. Kelly is correct, this is an ABSOLUTELY fabulous use of the two sets! Love it! Such a perfect representation of the fall season!

  25. So cute! I love the bright, autumn colors combined with the plaid pattern. Adorable!

    And also, I wanted to send you my strawberry jam recipe, but I can't seem to find your email address. If you send me an email to paperlovesglue at gmail dot com, I will be sure to respond with the recipe for you!

    - Kimberly Anne

  26. Adorable!!! I love all the details! Those little leaves are too cute!

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! Glad I found yours!

  27. I found your blog today via PaperCrafts facebook and am now a follower. Your work is absolutely beautiful!

  28. This is so cute! I love the scene you created!

  29. Super cute card (and blog)! Thanks for the link!

  30. This is one of my very FAVOURITE cards by you, Christiana!! :o) I just love every single detail! Lending Winter Bunny's scarf to Mr. Kitty was a brilliant idea -- it looks like the scarf was MADE for him! Love how you coloured him and the scarf in, too! So fun how you used that cute leaf patterned paper for the treetop...and the fact that you fussy cut all of those little leaves? WOW! I love the colours of this card, too! Everything's just great! :o)


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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