Thursday, December 1, 2022

CRAFT Challenge #660 - Christmas Present

 Well, I sort of lost track of myself and forgot to post this little box card.  We have a new challenge for you over at CRAFT Challenge this week.  The theme is Christmas Present.

Our sponsors for this challenge are

Crafty Sentiments Designs 


All Dressed Up

I used 2 darling images you can find in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Shop. One is called Joy of Christmas and the other is Snowman Bell. I thought they looked so cute in this little box card from the Silhouette Design Store. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley Stamps.

We would love to see your take on this challenge. Hop on over to the CRAFT Challenge blog for more details and to see the prizes that are being offered.

Thanks so much for taking a look!  I hope you are all doing well.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Little Red Wagon Challenge #682 - Glitz, Glitter, Glam & Glow

Wednesday has rolled around again and so has a new Little Red Wagon challenge.  This week Janice is our hostess and she is challenging us to Glitz, Glitter, Glam and Glo.   If it sparkles or shines, youʻre in!  Oh, and there are so many wonderful ways to make our creations sparkle and shine these days.

I recently splurged on a new Spellbinders die that I thought was so pretty.  It is called Holiday Label Motifs Etched Dies and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.

The background was created with distress inks and water splashes.  I tried to achieve the look of a Glow around the lantern.  The dies were placed on the background an a little heat embossed "snow" was added as well as a little Glittery Stickles.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Glitter embossing power which got a little out of hand. It doesnʻt look quite as bad IRL and this picture isnʻt the greatest to show off the fun glittery look.

I hope youʻll stop by Red Wagon this week and link up your Glitz, Glitter, Glam and Glow project.  While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.


Sunday, November 27, 2022

12 Days of Crafting - Day 3: Thank You Cards Gift

Welcome to Day 3 of the 2022 12 Days of Crafting. For the next 10 days the Cat Pack will be posting craft projects we hope will inspire you to make one of your own. There are prizes up for grabs if you choose to join in (more about that at the end of this post).

Today Iʻm sharing with you a gift set of 6 Thank You cards, all wrapped up in their little gift box.


Thank you cards


I started by creating 31/2" x 5" card bases from white 110# cardstock.  In Silhouette Studio, I created 3" x 3" squares and filled them with Black and White Spring Digi Papers.  This created an image that was the perfect scale for these smaller cards.  They were printed, cut out and matted on black cardstock before attaching to the card base.

The flowers were created using Flower Buttons Digistamps which were sized and cut from black and white cardstock. I used the offset panel to thicken the leaves and cut them from green cardstock.  I tied thread knots in each of the button centers, glued the flowers together and mounted them on the cards.  

Finally, the sentiments from Wheel Love Digistamp and Critter Camp were sized, printed, cut and mounted on black cardstock before gluing to the card front.


Thank you cards and gift box


I used the Mini Pizza Box and Notecard Cutable as a gift box.  I printed 80# cardstock with Black and White Spring Digi Papers.  Next, with Silhouette Studio, I sized the pizza box to be 5" x 5" to accommodate the cards and a writing tool.  

I cut the box from the buffalo print paper and assembled it.  The pencil holder was created  using a 8" by 1 1/2" piece of cardstock.  It was scored at 1 1/4", 2 1/8", 3", 5", 5 7/8" and 6 3/4".


scoring guide


The first score is a valley fold, then a mountain fold, another valley fold and repeat.  It will look like this -


Folded score lines


The mountains folds were glued together and when dry, a hole was punched in each, sized to fit the pen/pencil.  There should be plenty of room in your box to glue the holder so it looks like this -


Thank you cards and gift box


To finish things off, I made a little tag using Red and Black Ornament Tags Digistamps/SVG and attached it to a ribbon.


To participate along with us: 

1. Upload a project to the link below by December 24.

2. Be sure to let us know what day your project was inspired by.

3. TCP products are not required but are encouraged.

4. You may submit for any and all days but only once for each inspiration day.

5. Use #12DaysCrafting22 if uploading to social media.

Prizes include three $10 flash prizes and one $25 grand prize to be announced on December 30.



To encourage you to use TCP products, we are offering a sale through December 6. 

Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

AYLI Challenge #247 - Favorite Non-traditional Christmas Animal (no penguins allowed)


We are back with a new As You Like It Challenge.  This week we are challenging you to create something with your favorite non-traditional Christmas animal, sorry, no penguins allowed.  Remember, this challenge is all about creating, and about letting us know why you chose your favorite.  Be sure to include this for a chance at the prize.

Our sponsor this week is -

My card features The Catʻs Pajamas Bunny.  This Bunny is one of my favorite Christmas animals. I love his goofy look and those ears are just too cute!

We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by!  


CRAFT Challenge #659 - Christmas


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in adding to your Chrismas card stash.

Our Sponsors this week are -


I had the pleasure of using Christmas Doll Stocking which was provided by our lovely sponsor, Star Stampz.  I was so fun to create this little Christmas scene for her.  She was colored up with Prismacolor pencils.  

I hope youʻll come join us this week over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.


Little Red Wagon #681 - Any Kind of Food


It's Wednesday again which means it's time for a new Little Red Wagon challenge. This week Doni is our hostess and she is challenging us to feature any kind of food.  How perfect for those of us in the US that will be celebrating Thanksgiving.

As you can see, I have used a NBUS Papertrey Ink stamp set that has all kinds of food.  I thought these would be fun little gift cards or tiny "Hey There" cards.

We would love for you to give our challenge a go this week and head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.


Friday, November 18, 2022

Coffee Loving Santa Gnome

Iʻve got one more quick card to share for the 2022 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  If you havenʻt been over there, take a bit and check it out.  There as one this moment, there are almost 800 great cards, any style you are looking for. 

The cute little gnome on my card is from The Catʻs Pajamas November release, I just switched up his little gifty for a coffee to go.  I thought the paper I used looked as if it has his shiny skate tracks all over it.

After I colored the image with Copic markers, I popped him up on his ice and added the coffee from Lawn Fawn, Love You A Latte.  The sentiment is from a set I was lucky enough to win on the hop a couple of years ago from the wonderful sponsor, A Jillian Vance Design.  Here is a link to her coffee related stamp sets. called Simply Said: Perk Up.

Once the card was all put together, I added a little holly to add to the Christmas feel.  This was a very quick card to put together.

Thanks to all the sponsors and all the organizers for another fun hop and thanks for stopping by!  



CRAFT Challenge #660 - Christmas Present

  Well, I sort of lost track of myself and forgot to post this little box card.  We have a new challenge for you over at  CRAFT Challenge  t...

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