Monday, September 27, 2010

oops i did it again

alright, i know i already entered one card for the moxie fab - offset scallop challenge, but when i sat down to make a card for my grandpa, this is what happened!

here's the scoop: my grandpa has been very kind and gracious to watch our cat (phoenix) during this latest move/transition for us - thanks grandpa! anyway, this is not just your simple, 'let a cat into your house and go about your business' cat, no - phoenix is very high maintenance, wants to play (on his own terms of course), and is super nosy (he has to know what's always going on! that means, no doors shut, people. ever!). so anyway, i am so thankful for my grandpa for watching pheonix for us, and i made him a card to show him that:

notice, the cat (yellowy/orange, just like phoenix) is covered in toilet paper. yep, there's no doubt, that's phoenix! i saw that stamp set and knew what i had to do! i paper pieced the stamp set and popped up the toilet paper for added dimension.

the house, door, grass, is hand cut (my cricut is packed people! can you sense the desperation in my type!?), hence the crafty feel of the card! and of course i scalloped the roof of the house with randomly cut out circles. i used white ink to randomly stamp the background of half of the card with the paw prints and 'meow' word. then i used the hero arts tiny letter stamps i have to create the sentiment - which i then popped up. dimension, always dimension. :)

i made the card with bright, happy colors, so maybe i could convince my grandpa about how fun it was to watch phoenix...ok, mayeb not! but maybe he can momentarily forget the daunting task he went through to receive the card! ha! :)

(a picture of the reason and inspiration for the card!)


  1. Adorable! I love this card!! It doubles as a Halloween card because Phoenix is dressed as a mummy. You are double-y creative!

  2. Hey Samantha! Thanks again for entering the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)


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