Sunday, February 21, 2021

Furry Friend Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Cat Punch - The Paper Players 529

   Is everyone thawed out?  If yes, then it's probably too muddy to go out so you should stay in and stamp.  If you're still snowed/iced in then you should definitely stay in and stamp!  Either way it's a win for stamping!

  We have a new challenge at The Paper Players today.  LeAnne has challenged us to do a Clean and Simple (CAS) Feline card!  It doesn't just have to be a cat you can do a lion, tiger etc!  Get creative but remember to keep it clean and simple!

  I only have one retired cat stamp set and not a single lion, tiger, puma or mountain lion in sight so my options were a bit limited but I got there in the end letting the cat punch do the work!

  You can't get much more simple than this design!  Hardly any stamping and just a few little details to keep it from being clean and boring!  It's always sad to hear when friends or family have to say good bye to a beloved pet so it's nice to have a card on hand to send out to them. 

  It starts with a Whisper White thick base topped with a piece of retired black and white Golden Honey DSP.  Next I cut a Stitched Rectangle in Whisper White, punched out the cat and then embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.

  The sentiment from Happy Tails is stamped in black and then cut out with the Tasteful Label dies.  For a pop of color I used a piece of Magenta Madness twill ribbon across the top and then popped the whole panel on dimensional. 

  The final touch is the Rainbow Glimmer Paper heart on the cat.  The pink in the gradient color of this Glimmer paper is a great match for Magenta Madness. 

  For more inspiration from the The Paper Players team check out the challenge blog or their personal blogs:

Anne Marie

 Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Happy Tails (retired)

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Golden Honey DSP (retired)

Accessories: cat punch, Stitched Rectangle dies, Tasteful Label dies, Tasteful Textile embossing folder, heart die, dimensionals, Magenta Madness twill ribbon


  1. Beautiful, Amanda! I love the texture and the "pop" of color. Clean and perfect!!!

  2. Love this!! The touch of pink just pops!

  3. Without having any cat stamps, I'd say you did an awesome job! LOVE that kitty, especially with her little glimmer heart....perfect sentiment too! Thanks for rocking the challenge!

  4. I love your silhouette of a cat in DSP Amanda! You were completely creative with your limited resources! Awesome card! Have a great day!

  5. Black and white with a pop of hot pink is a fabulous color scheme! Using DSP for the cat rather than black keeps drawing my eye back to him. I wouldn't have thought of doing that. Great card!

  6. Sometimes it's when we have the least product to hand that we become the most creative and I'd say this card is a winner Amanda! I love the pop of pink against the black and white and the touch of glimmer on the heart makes this CAS card special. Bravo!

  7. Amanda, when I saw this card I smiled. This card will certainly bring a smile to its recipient. Love your polka dot layer and the pop of color. That little heart says it all! So cute.

  8. Amanda, I love how you die-cut the cat from the same DSP as your background. The touch of pink on the ribbon and heart are perfect. A great card to have on hand for sad occasions.


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