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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

More Twofer Kitties!

Hi all - I didn't need Darnell's reminder about Twofer Challenge 41 - I'd already started my second pair! Twofer takes a final bow this month so I had to play a second time!! Go here if you missed my first pair of kitty cards. Darnell chose the theme of Dogs/Cats for her final challenge - yay!

I shopped at JoAnn's last week and found stamping supplies 30% off. Picked up a darling kitty in a teacup set thinking the kitty could be popping out of something else for a second card. Considered a box, peeking out from foliage (Darnell did it brilliantly here btw), etc. before settling on a window. Here's a closer look with supply list:

Supplies: Paper - Spellbinders white A2 card;
Paper studio black, Neenah white;
various patterned papers
Stamps - Hero Arts Kit-tea Stamp & Cut,
All Occasion Msgs, It's All Good, & Let's Chill (all retired)
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 32
Other - Memento Tuxedo Black ink,
Copic Markers, foam tape

My thoughts went first to designing the card with the brown kitty I'd cut off its teacup. I had an MFT rectangle that I thought looked like a window so cut it & added kitty, then a backing & mat layer. The patterned papers were loose ones so I don't know their original sets - all I know is, I'm going to have to find different ones for an upcoming Die Cut Diva project. Oops! 

What to do with the rest of the window? Then it hit me - thought bubble with a fish in it & a "thinking of you" sentiment. I considered the fish in a bowl that I used for my previous Twofer but ended up with a free swimming fish from a tropical stamp set. So fun! The thought bubble came from a 2013 Hero Arts set - no dies for it so I fussy cut.

Supplies: Paper - Spellbinders white A2 card;
Paper studio black, Neenah white;
Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham 6x6
Stamps - Hero Arts Kit-tea Stamp & Cut,
Birthday Messages (retired)
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 18
Other - Memento Tuxedo Black ink,
Copic Markers, foam tape

I decided to make card two quick & easy. Simply added a gingham "tablecloth" to a white card, popped the kitty cup on top & added a sentiment - done! The inside of this card has a puny sentiments from the set - "Have a tea-rific birthday". The sentiment flag was let over from the "kits" my sister asked me to make up for her. She had fun putting the cards together on Sunday but I totally forgot to take any photos - oh well...

Since my kitty got first play here, I'm adding the thinking of you card to Darnell's NBUS Challenge 29. I have one last entry available at Watercooler Wednesday's All About Occasions so I'll add the birthday card there.

Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!!



HilaryJane said...

What a great twofer, I love them both. How wonderful to find an offer like that on stamps, no wonder you added to your stash. Well done for finding the time to enter the last Twofer twice. Unfortunately I don't think I am going to manage 1 entry. xx

Lisa Elton said...

These are adorable, Linda! That's one sweet kitten you snatched up. I especially like the little one dreaming of fish! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today ;)

Betty said...

oh Linda! those kittens are adorable - such a sweet little face - especially love the one one dreaming of a fish!!!

Darnell said...

How great to see you back again, Linda, and inspiring everyone with another delightful pair of kitty Twofers! I just love the creativity of your first design. Kitty looks so comfortable in the rectangle window corner, it looks like she was drawn to be there! Having her daydream with a thought bubbled fish and a thinking of you sediment is just beyond imaginative! And, of course, little sweet Ms. Gray is also adorable in her pretty blue tea cup on a gingham tablecloth wishing someone a happy birthday. Thank you so much for playing again, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn T said...

What a cute kitty and you two cards are really wonderful. Love kitty looking out the window thinking of fish. And what a sweetie in the tea cup. Once again a big thanks for sharing your birthday card with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Cindy C. said...

Oh my goodness these are super cute!!!!

Cathy said...

Such cute kitten cards Linda! Love how you used the frame for him to lean on in the second card, clever design, thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday too, Cathy x

Jean said...

Cute and creative! Adorable cat image!

Happy Dance said...

I've been thinking of fish, too...Had some oral surgery, and am on a 'no-chew' diet for a while. A good Friday fish fry would be lovely about now, lol!! Great design on that thinking of you card. Those colors and the patterned papers all work so well together, and that kitty is as cute as a button. He looks darling in the teacup, too. Love the gingham tablecloth you've put him on, and that sentiment is just the right size for your design. So happy to see you back for the final Twofer Challenge! Take care, Bev

Bonnie said...

What an adorable kitty, Linda! A great idea to prop him in that window frame and I love how he's dreaming of fish! He looks so sweet curled up in the teacup! Thanks again for sharing in our final Twofer Challenge!

Greta said...

2 sweet cards, Linda

Rosemary said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable, Linda!

Helen said...

This is one of my favourite HA stamps Linda! I lvoe the way you've used it to create 2 such different cards!! Love them both!!! Well done. Stay safe! :)

Greta said...

2 sweet cards, Linda! Really love the fish in the speech bubble!