Friday, November 4, 2011

Furry friends


The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is to just add a tag or a bookmark. Please take a look at all the wonderful creations the team have come up with.

I created this card for my good friend Rita.  Unfortunately she’ll see it on my blog before she gets it in person but I know that being a fellow stamper/blogger/design team member, she will understand :)




Rita and I met online when we were on the Splitcoast Creative Crew together. We started emailing each other regularly and one time I told her how disappointed my girls were that we didn’t get this set (Furry Folk) in the Australian catalogue.  They had wanted me to buy it for them for Christmas and then I had to tell them that I couldn’t.  Well she bought it for my girls and I and sent it all the way to us inside a little box filled with other goodies and lots of love. I am so very grateful to have found such a kind and caring friend. I feel truly blessed.

I know Rita likes to read, so I thought I would make a bookmark card for her with the set she bought us.  I used one of her favourite colours, not quite navy, and I know she loves the rickrack from the Tasteful Trim die so I added that too.

The photo below shows the bookmark when it’s taken out of the card.  The sentiment is from an old set called Sweet Serendipity.  I won it at the first Stampin Up Regional that I attended a few years ago.  I have kept it for sentimental reasons and I thought that it was just perfect for this card.





Ingredients :

Stamps : Furry folk, sweet serendipity (ret.), woodgrain, tiny tags

Card : NQN, shimmery white, vanilla, bashful blue, celery, pink pirouette, white, subtles dsp stack

Ink : stazon, white, suede, river rock, espresso, regal rose, mustard

Other : big shot, tasteful trim, little leaves, boho punch, tag punch, circle punches, bashful blue taffeta ribbon, cropadile, white brad. linen thread, aquapainter, corner rounder punch


It took me a long time to get the animals and the holes in the tree all lined up and the words in the right place so they couldn’t be seen from the front.  It shouldn’t have been that hard!  I had the idea of how I wanted it to be in my head, but I’m not very good at working out that kind of stuff.  Luckily I know that Rita will overlook mine and the cards imperfections because she’s such a nice person!

I hope you like your card Rita and thanks for being such a great friend :)



  1. are too sweet my friend! I'm so thankful we are friends and I hope you and the girls will have lots of fun stamping with those little animals. :)

    You always do such amazing and inventive work like this. I'd never have been able to line up everything like that! Absolutely adorable!

  2. Such a neat project idea, Kathy with gorgeous images. The best thing about stamping is the people you meet online :)

  3. This is truly one of the cutest things I've seen! I love the holes in the tree--absolutely adorable!

  4. This is SO cute Kathy. I love Furry Friends and was disappointed we didn't get it here. You have made a fantastic creation and I'm sure Rita will love it when it arrives. I have made some of the bestest friends ever through stamping. Who would have thought!

  5. Those little critters are very cute indeed Kathy - and my the fiddly work you had do to get that all lined up - you have my admiration!!! and it was worth it!

  6. Oh, Kathy, this is adorable!! I just LOVED the card when I first saw the photo, but now I've seen the gorgeous bookmark that lifts out, I am in awe!!! Too cute. You are extremely clever to be able to line up those little holes, I must say.

  7. Such a cute card Kathy and the sentiment behind it makes it all the more a labor of love, shame we didn't get those images they are really cute and you have used them perfectly.

  8. I saw this bookmark card on Pinterest - it's ingenious and utterly fabulous! I love it and can't wait to CASE it! Thanks so much for sharing! Ruth x


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