Friday, July 25, 2014

Double Dipping for Christmas in July!

Since my crafting time is at a premium at the moment, I'm "double dipping"! The following project qualifies for two of my teams, which have the same challenge!!!

Gez is your hostess for this week's challenge, which is Christmas in July! Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas right?!! ;-) I thought it would be nice for us to spread a wave of festive cheer throughout Blogland!

Every year I set out with good intentions and imagine a great big stack of handmade Christmas cards all ready to send out nice and early in December, in reality I think it's happened once! So, lets do it together! Dig deep and crack open the Christmas stash box early!!

This is a fun challenge, I hope you enjoy it too!
If you'd like the chance to win $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules, so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

My card also was created for Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenges, which is coincidentally a "Christmas in July" Challenge! Outlawz Friday's Coloring Challenges is now a coloring challenge! You can use alcohol markers, other markers, colored pencils, and any other coloring medium. The only requirement is that you color an open line image!

July's sponsor for the Outlawz Friday's Coloring Challenges is All Dressed Up. The prize is two digis of the winner's choice! There are some great digis, so be sure to check it out her shop, then play along with this week's challenge for a chance to win this prize!

Here's the card which uses Stampotique's Kitty Squad (Kira Nichols)

Kitty Squad was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Each kitty was fussy cut. The kitties were set aside while I created the rest of the card. Don't worry! They weren't lonely as they had each other for company!

White Metallic cardstock was die-cut with Nestabilities Circles dies by Spellbinders. The circles were then sponged with Adirondack and/or Distress inks. When you sponge dye inks onto white metallic cardstock, you end up with a lovely shimmery result. 

Silver metallic cardstock was die-cut with the ornament hanger part of a Christmas Ornament die-cut by Memory Box, which I won last year! Woo-hoo!  I used these silver ornament hanger to transform my circles into ball ornaments. The Delicate Chain die-cut by Memory Box was used to die-cut the silver metallic cardstock and adhered to the top of each ornament.

Patterned paper from older 6x6 pads by Basic Grey was layered to create the card front. The fussy-cut
Kitty Squad kitties were adhered to the ball ornaments, then adhered to the card using foam dimensional adhesive.

White metallic cardstock was die-cut with a Die-namics banner die. The banner was edged with Fired Brick Distress ink and glittery sticker letters were added to spell out the sentiment. As is the way with stickers, I ran out of red glittery "eeeeees", so I substituted silver glittery letters instead. The sentiment banner was adhered to the card front on foam dimensional adhesives.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. I love everything about your card today, Kathi! First, your (or rather Kira's) kitties are adorable! But, I also love the design of your card. Brilliant use of the silver chains to hang your ornaments on the tree. OK, I love it!

  2. Brilliant Kathi, I love your kitty ornaments xx

  3. I am sure your kitties got into kitty-trouble when they were set aside. (Mine always did.)
    I love the way you created these ornaments! You put different dies together perfectly for them! :^)
    Love the kitties, the DP, and, of course, the perfect sentiment! :^)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  4. A fabulous kitty Xmas creaton!! Great use of those quirky cats, putting them on baubles and the whole card is so beautifully out together :)

  5. A great card Kathi, which makes me smile as usual!! I love these cats by Kira Nichols (will maybe finish by buy them one day mainly because of you aaargh!!!), they are very lovely in their Christmas baubles... :) Hugs, Coco

  6. BRILLIANT! Kathi, love your thinking xx

  7. Love this one! So cool with the kitties turned into ornaments :D