Monday, June 26, 2017

Nerdy Cat Box

Hi everyone! This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team and Stampotique's Design Team have teamed up to show how to create some simply stunning projects combining diecuts and stamps. Since I LOVE anything cats my first project had to be something with the Nerd Cat Stamp.



I cut from watercolor paper two sets of the Caddy Bag Diecuts. The two diecuts that looks like tags (with a hole in the top) will be used in another project.
I folded the both the diecuts and one of the diecuts I cut the sides off since there is no need for them.



I stamped the cat image twice and colored in the glasses, nose and the inside of the ears on the orange patterned cardstock. Next I fussy cut the image of the cat out and on the pink image of the cat all I cut out was the shirt which I adhered to the full cat image.



I embossed the box with the Waffle Embossing Folder and then adhered the diecut that I had cut the sides off to the side of the other diecut. Be sure the flap is going in the other direction since this will be how you open and close the box.



Next I glued the box together and added thin ribbon to both sides of the box. 



I added an assortment of bright and happy patterned cardstock to the top of the box along with thread and a snippet of Pom Pom trim. I dressed up the cat with mini pearl buttons, mini flower and googly eyes.


I cut and water colored a couple Romance Flower Diecut and once dry I crinkled them up and added a Dew Drop to the center. I cut two of the smaller flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecut, shaped and added dew drops to the centers. The last thing I cut was the smaller leaves from the Spring Leaves Die which I glimmer misted and once dry I shaped. Now I was finally ready to adhere everything to the top of the box!



It is prefect size to either add candy, washi tape or whatever you want to and give as a gift! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


To see this month's Inspiration Teams projects you can find the posts HERE and HERE and Stampotique Designs Teams projects you can find the posts HERE, HERE and HERE.


I would also that submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #288-289
Stampotique Designers Challenge: #SDC 275




Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is fabulous and enjoy creating!


10 comments:

  1. this is a very bright project.. I read quickly a very 'needy' cat and thought she must be talking about mine!! I love embossing watercolour paper.. it sure makes things pop doesn't it!!

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    1. Lol πŸ˜‚Diana! The only time my cat is "needy" is when she is hungry. Thanks!

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  2. That cat! OMG! How fun is that cat! You did a fabulous job I love the embossing!

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    1. Thanks Donna! This was a fun project to work on. 😊

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  3. This is so sweet! I love the colors with this stamp!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments 😊

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  4. Cool Cat, Cool Colours!
    Fabulous!!
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
    Jools x

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  5. Super Bright creation love it!
    Thanks for joining the Stampotique Challenge.
    xoxo Yvonne

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  6. I absolutely Love the design and the nerd cat is one of my faves ever :) Thanks so much for playing along at the Stampotique Challenge! xo Cheetarah

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