Wednesday, October 29, 2014

House for the Kitties and Down at the Beauty Salon

I made two cards for special people in my life. One is an amazing helper in my work life who loves her two kitties. The other is a sweet woman who fancies up my hair.

Check it out.... (and be sure to count how many kitties there are on the outside and inside of the card... the number was specific) :)
The little house is a Magnolia House. Tim Holtz Lamp Post. Die-Namics fence.
The little barrel, plants and saying are are Rubber Necker. 
The bench and mailbox stamps- unknown. The grass punch is Martha Stewart. 
The die cut kitties are a mix of Poppy Stamps and Impression Obsession.

I even made the gate open and latch closed! (I used dried Mono Liquid Glue to make it latch)

 Brown kitty is in the flower bed barrel. Purrr.
I also had fun making the flame in the lamp.

Inside the card, I put these two kitties in a window wondering where their mom was.
(Window die is Poppy Stamps)

And then I gave her a little mini envelope of kitties (with a vellum window). 
I drew the details on this kitty... not bad for a quick sketch. :)

So, did you count the kitties? 9! as in 9 lives!!

This kitty card was submitted to 
Crafty Card makers Punches and Dies 

Here's the other card I made for my hair stylist.... 
As she applied the perfect amount of highlights to my hair I realized I had to make her this card... 
Here's the outside.... 
(Stampin' Up Deco Labels framelit die and Itty Bitty heart punch)

Here's the inside... 
Yup, I finally used one of my Girlfriends stamps set from Art Impressions I picked up a year ago. 
I love all the sayings too... Pamper yourself! Definitely a good thing to do!
 The "I think your Lovely" and "Live Happy" sayings are Stampin Up.
"Dream your dream" was from a roller stamp- unknown company.
The top cut on the card was made with the Stampin' Up! Adorning Accents Edgelit die.

The crown was made with SU! gold paper and the SU! Pinking Hearts Border Punch.

Touch of Pearls for some class on die cut leafy branch from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I made the dried Mono Liquid Glue latch in the shape of a heart. She noticed it right away. 

Of course I added glamourous jewelry - pearl earring and ring and gold bracelet and earring!

The little hearts came from the SU! Pinking Hearts Border Punch leftovers.
The Word Bubbles are a Stampin' Up! framelit die set.

And lastly, she told me about her little doggies. One of which loves to have her hair blown dry.
So I had to use a couple of doggies from Ailee Busby's Paw Prints.
She said these dogs were just like her doggies. Nice. 

These two cards took me all afternoon and into the night... but it was so much fun. 
And both of the women loved their gifts!
That's what makes it all so worth it!

LOVE to all,


  1. Love all the details that you put into your cards!! Very clever!! : )

  2. thanks! It's so much fun.... and so therapeutic. :)

  3. Terrific, so much detail and fun, fun design. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'cut it out' challenge!

  4. Two great cards! I love the multi layers in your kitty card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & More...


  5. I love your kitty card! So many embellishments on just one card! Great job.
    Hugs, Kathy