Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy Purr-thday

8/15/2017 Update: Crafter's Café Challenge Blog

This patterned paper is so cute that I decided to use the last scraps of it for a card that I'm making for a couple of challenges. The cats are graceful and sweet but I especially like the reverse side - fish skeletons! One of the challenges is to use a design with more than one fold. This fold is kind of unusual - it's a Diagonal Gate Fold and I found the tutorial HERE. It is an odd size but will fit easily into a standard A7 envelope. I used a clothespin to hold the card closed while taking the photos because it wanted to pop open.
Using the measurements provided in the tutorial, I added an extra layer of cardstock for the four triangular pieces and added a panel to the inside of the card. Once the basic card was assembled, I heat embossed the sentiments - inside and out - then added the circles. There are two on the inside of the card with die cut images and one circular ring on the front of the card as a brace for the black cat. The cats were both die cut and green glitter paper was used for their eyes. There is a die cut gray mouse below the pink cat's sentiment. I wish I had taken a better photo of it.

The card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. The Crafter's Café #178
    (Use more than one fold)

2. Tic Tac Toe #010
    (middle row: emboss, fun fold, circles)

3. Happy Little Stampers August Challenge

4. Paper Smooches July/August Challenge
    (Anything Goes)

Techniques: Fun Fold, stamping, heat embossing, die cutting
Size: 5.5" x 5.75" (use an A7 envelope to avoid additional postage)

Stamps: MFT "Cool Cat"
Inks: Stazon Jet Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride
Paper: Glitter paper (green) from stash, MME Meow Kitten Party
Dies: Paper Smooches Cat Icons, Spellbinders Classic Circles
Misc.: Stampin' Up EP (clear)


  1. So cute, Melanie. I will have to try this card fold. I always appreciate that you leave links to the tutorials!

  2. Great fold, I haven't seen this one before. Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

  3. Love this fold card, I will be back to take a look at the tutorial...kitty cards are always a winner...contgrats on your win.

  4. Such a cute fold all the details..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  5. Totally love this card design!!
    Thankyou for playing with us @ Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes with Dies challenge. All the best!!
    DT Seemaa