Wednesday 16 July 2014

Making a cat friend with You Little Furball from Stampin' Up

I've been waiting for Stampin' Up to release the definitive cat stamp set and I believe the wait is over! The new You Little Furball has interchangeable cat heads and bodies, which makes it nicely versatile, and there are some cute punning sentiments too! Come and see what I've been making:

I chose a cat head and body and stamped them on a background sponged through a mask made with the Decorative Label punch. When this was cut out with the same punch it left a pleasing white border. I added a gem at the cat's collar and darkened its eyes with a black marker.

The cat label was mounted on an angled piece of designer paper and I added some piercing around it. It was easy to do this using the Essentials piercing template which has all sorts of pierced shapes that coordinate with many of Stampin' Up's punches and framelits.

I've found the new in-colour Tangelo Twist works brilliantly as an accent colour. I used it to stamp my fun sentiment, following the line of the designer paper.

I'll be linking this card up with CASology where the cue word is Pet this week; the layout inspiration came from this fabulous sketch at Seize the Sketch:

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My daughter has just returned from a few days in Paris where she discovered a cat cafe, Salon de the Paris. Have you heard of these? They're places where cat lovers can go to have a therapeutic cuddle with a cat or two over a cuppa! The first one opened in Taiwan in 1998 apparently and now they're popping up all over the world! In the UK, there's the Totnes Cat Cafe in Devon, and Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium has opened recently in London.

Here's my daughter enjoying a moment with her new cat friend!

See you tomorrow.


  1. What a fun card Vicky! I saw this stamp set in the catalogue and thought it might appeal to you. This little guy will have to fill in whilst Tuppence is out roaming!

  2. Flipping heck . . . for goodness sake don't let Tuppence see that photo of the Parisien usurper!

    FAB cat card too! xxx

  3. What a great idea to produce interchangeable heads/bodies. Cat cards are always popular, I get loads on my birthday and yours is so cute, I love the pierced border. Never heard of cat cafe's, but coffee, Paris and cat's sound like a perfect combination.

  4. That is one very cute card, Vicky; and one very cute cat smooching around your daughter too!!!

  5. So cute, love it!



  6. So cute and it sure reminds me of my cat. Adorable creation

  7. Adorable card and adorable name for the stamp set too :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  8. This is wonderful Vicky, love the cat and the sketch and especially the shape and piercing.

    Glad I gave you a laugh :)

  9. Cute cat card Vicky, I love it. Must check out that set.

    Kat xx

  10. Adorable way to stamp your sentiment and the paper piercing is a great accent! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  11. So very cuuuute! The kitty looks guilty! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch!

  12. Darling card, Vicky! Love the sentiment stamped along 2 sides of the dsp panel- great design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Sketch!

  13. So cute - love that cat! Thanks for joining in at STS!

  14. Just saw this over at Seize the Sketch and have to say that it is perfectly CAS!!! Love it!

  15. What a fabulous card - I love the bright cheery sentiment & I'm a sucker for puns :) Love the idea of a cat cafe - I've always loved businesses that have a little furry one running around. Thanks so much for coming to play with us at Seize the Sketch!

  16. This makes me smile, Clare! I am a cat lover, and parent of one cute kitty, too. :) The cat cafe idea sounds really neat!

    Thanks for joining us at Seize The Sketch!

  17. Vicky, what an adorable cat image and great the patterns and colors! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  18. such a cute little kitty!!! great take on the skech!!!


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