Pretty Little Studio: Merrily Christmas

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hello again, y'all!  It's my turn again on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, and Merrily Cat popped in to help me get an early start on my Christmas cards.  Enjoy!
I started this card by topping a scrap of Tinsel Town's Holly Jolly print with a strip of Holly Jolly's Deck the Halls; trimming their combined right edge with a Winter Joy Tab; and anchoring everything, to the white, cardstock, card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.
I then wrapped a length of Baker's Twine three times, around the card face, over the connection of my two prints and tied it, in a bow, near the left edge.
Here Comes the Sun's Gold Metallic Star patterned paper was die-cut into a scalloped oval; popped off the surface of the card face with foam tape; and topped with a bit of cheesecloth for texture and interest, as well as the sweet, little Merrily Cat Vintage Die Cut, whose berries were dressed up with Glossy Accents for shine.
A "december" Remember Banner completes the look.
Further inspiration for this card came from Cupcake Inspirations' Challenge 396: Cats.
I'm signing off now for the weekend.  My to-do list is steadily growing and needs a giant slice taken out of it.  Plus, my big kiddo is going to be away at a church function, which means more time to make it happen... AND to play with my littles ;).  Thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Blessings!  XOXO

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); Holly Jolly: Deck the Halls 8x8, Tinsel Town: Holly Jolly 8x8, & Here Comes the Sun: Gold Metallic Stars 8x8 (PLS) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Label's Ten die (Spellbinders); Big Shot (Sizzix); cheesecloth (Dritz); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Holly Jolly: Remember Banner, Winter Joy: Winter Joy Tab, & Merrily Cat Vintage Die Cut (PLS)

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!! LOVING that cat!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Just adorable. :-) That sweet kitty will add a little something extra to anyone's holiday cheer. Hugs!

Ros Crawford said...

How cute is this!! So lovely!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Birgit said...

this is so adorable! I adore the images from PLS. So vintage and sweet! I'm so glad you linked up to this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

CupcakeInspirations said...

Love this festive Christmas kitty! Super cute! So glad you were inspired to join Cupcake Inspirations for our Cat Challenge!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Miriam Prantner said...

SO Cute! Ellie would love this, that cat is adorable and I love those papers!

Jen Carter said...

What an adorable cat! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!