Thursday’s Double Feature: Clever Cats Cards

Card Measurements, Supply List, and printable PDF tutorial for these projects are found at the bottom of each project.

For Thursday’s Double Feature Facebook Live I created two “cat conquered tree” cards with the Clever Cats stamp set, my favorite from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. The first card is for Fall created with the Beauty of the Earth DSP and the second is for Christmas created with the Tidings of Christmas DSP. You can watch my Facebook Live Replay of these two cards on my Facebook page here or on my YouTube channel below.

156490
CLEVER CATS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
$17.00
156299
SEASONAL LABELS DIES
$38.00
155841
BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
$11.50
155718
TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
$11.50
153566
INTRICATE LEAVES DIES
$28.00
156339
CHRISTMAS TREES DIES
$35.00

Start with a Cajun Craze cs card base. Cut a Beauty of the Earth DSP panel and glue it to the card base. Die cut a Very Vanilla cs label with the Seasonal Labels dies. Stamp the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the label. Glue the label to the card front. Die cut the Early Espresso cs branch, and the Crushed Curry cs, Cherry Cobbler cs, & Cajun Craze cs leaves with the Intricate Leaves dies.

Stamp your cat image from the Clever Cats stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Basic White cs. Color with the Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut out with paper snips. Use glue to add the cat to the branch and then add the leaves to the end of the branch under the cat with glue dots. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the cat to add the cat/branch/leaves to the bottom of the Very Vanilla cs label. Add Wink of Stella to the cat’s eyes for extra sparkle and Glided Gems to the card front.

Don’t forget to add a Very Vanilla cs inside panel to write your message. Add a strip of DSP to the inside and back of the card to pull the theme through.

Card Measurements:
Cajun Craze cs card base – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″.
Beauty of the Earth DSP panel – 5 1/4″ x 4″ plus two 1/2″ x 4″ strips.
Very Vanilla cs label – (1 7/8″) die cut with the Seasonal Labels dies.
Basic White cs cat – fussy cut with paper snips.
Early Espresso cs branch – die cut with the Intricate Leaves dies.
Cajun Craze cs/Crushed Curry cs/Cherry Cobbler cs leaves – die cut with the Intricate Leaves dies.
Very Vanilla cs inside panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.
DSP = Designer Series Paper
cs = cardstock

Product List

Start with a Soft Succulent cs card base. Cut a Basic White cs panel layer & a Tidings of Christmas DSP panel and glue them to the card front. Die cut a Basic White cs label with the Seasonal Labels dies. Stamp the sentiments from the Clever Cats & Banner Year stamp sets in Evening Evergreen ink on the label. Glue the label to the card front.

Die cut a the Soft Succulent cs tree & tree layer and the Misty Moonlight cs light string with the Christmas Trees dies. Glue the tree layer to the tree and then cut off the excess with paper snips. Glue the Misty Moonlight cs light string to the tree and then cut off the excess with paper snips. Stamp both the peeking cat & the tail/back end of the cat in a box image twice in Pumpkin Pie ink on Basic White cs. Color the images with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend to give them stripes & texture. Use a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add pupils to the cat’s eyes. Fussy cut the images out with paper snips. Use glue to add the peeking cat image to one side of the tree and the tail/back end to the other side of the tree so it looks like the cat is climbing the back of the tree. Use glue to add the tree & cat to the card front across the label. Die cut Cherry Cobbler cs ornaments and a Gold Metallic Specialty paper star with the Christmas Tree dies. Use glue to add the ornaments to the tree and the card front. Add Wink of Stella to the ornaments and the cat’s eyes for extra sparkle.

Don’t forget to add a Basic White cs inside panel to write your message. Stamp the sentiment from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink and a strip of DSP to the inside and back of the card to pull theme through. Add the second tail/back end image to the bottom of the inside panel even (or slightly tucked under) the DSP strip with glue. Add the peeking cat image slightly overlapping the tail/back end image above the strip with glue. Add Wink of Stella to the cat’s eyes for extra sparkle.

During my Facebook Live I decided to add an ornament to the cat’s tail.

Card Measurements:
Soft Succulent cs card base – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″.
Basic White cs panel layer – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
Tiding of Christmas DSP panel – 5 1/4″ x 4″ plus two 1/2″ x 4″ strips.
Basic White cs label – (3″) die cut with the Seasonal Labels dies.
Soft Succulent cs 2 piece tree – die cut with the Christmas Trees dies and cut to size with paper snips.
Misty Moonlight cs string of lights – die cut with the Christmas Trees dies and cut to size with paper snips.
Basic White cs cat in two pieces – fussy cut two sets with paper snips.
Cherry Cobbler cs ornaments – die cut with the Christmas Trees dies.
Gold Metallic Specialty paper star – die cut with the Christmas Trees dies.
Basic White cs inside panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.
DSP = Designer Series Paper
cs = cardstock

Product List

I hope you enjoyed my Thursday’s Double Feature: Clever Cats cards. You can order the Clever Cats stamp set, the Banner Year stamp set, the Seasonal Labels dies, Christmas Trees dies, and Tidings of Christmas DSP in my Online Store. And don’t forget to order $30+ using the NPV7R239 Host Code by Sunday October 31st (9:59pst) to get the two make-n-take card kits for these cards.

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With a $50+ order in my Online Store using the October 2021 Host Code NPV7R239 – I’ll send you a free from me pack of Pearl Basic Jewels with your Thank You card.
Subscribe by November 10th here! This kit contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die cuts, die-cut boxes, cellophane treat bags, adhesive, and more! Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot.
Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade.
You can View & Download the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog PDF here & Shop now here.

Happy Crafting,

Stay Safe,

Christy

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