Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Kitty in a Cup

I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today featuring these sweet kitty in a cup box cards from Doodlebug Designs on the Lori Whitlock shop. I just love their artwork and couldn’t resist buying the cut files for my Cricut when I saw them available.

These fun cards fold up flat and fit in an envelope to be mailed. Isn’t that awesome!?!

I simply used my Cricut to cut out all the pieces in different colors and assembled them with a combination of liquid glue and tape runner. I stamped the sentiment on the tea bad from the Newton’s Nook Cup of Cocoa stamp set. I thought it was just too perfect of a sentiment and it fit great too!

I made this first card to look like our cat Hercules with my favorite teal and melon color combo for the mug. I did some distress ink blending on the edges of the pieces for added dimension and a little pink chalk for his cheeks.

For this second one, I really wanted to try fun patterned paper for the mug and decided on a dark gray/black kitty to give good contrast. One of my hearts got demolished by the Cricut so it’s only got 4 but I like it.

I plan to pop these fun cards in the mail with a tea bag or two for some of my tea loving friends. This project inspired me to try some other things so stay tuned for variations of this project in the future.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 3

Welcome back to day 3. Today’s boxes are super fun and extremely versatile! They are a cut file from Lori Whitlock called popcorn favor box. I bought the dog and lion versions because the animals were too cute to pass up! They do have just the popcorn box available as well though.

To create these fun boxes, I used the file to cut out the box from black cardstock. Then I altered the file with the Cricut Design studio to create the panels for the sides and cut them from some Halloween patterned paper in my stash. I inked the edged of the patterned paper with black soot distress ink to tone down the brightness of the green a bit. Then I used scrappy tape and tape runner to put them all together.

Finally, I stamped, colored and colored this cute image from Stampendous called pumpkin kiddo. It’s an older stamp I found when digging deep in my forgotten about stamps and thought it would fit great on these boxes. She is popped up with foam squares on each box.

Then my daughter and I took our Dollar Tree haul and filled them up with fun goodies like glow-in-the-dark bats, a paddle ball, rubber stamps, slime and candy. I think the kids will have a blast and be excited to receive these cuties!

I want to try making these with the dog that comes with the cut file but add a Santa hat for Christmas. Won’t they be so cute?!? I think so. Maybe roll up a pair of socks to fill them. What would you put in these?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Remember to come back tomorrow to see what tricks or treats I have in store to share. Have a fabulous day!