Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Purr-day!

I have to admit: This was a challenging card to make.  But it was fun, too.  Does that make sense?  :)  I saw a challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 to use balloons in a birthday card and I couldn't get the image of cats playing with the balloons out of my mind.  So I pulled out my Meow Cricut Lite Cartridge and went to town with it!

I didn't think a regular A6 card would do the trick to show the playfulness of the cats so I made a step ladder card.  I used the instructions from this video:  Andrea Walford.  I'm a visual kinda gal.

I also entered this card in:
Paper Playtime - Say It with Sentiments, Challenge 72

I Used:
- Meow Cricut Lite Cartridge, Provocraft - cats and "Purr"
- From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge, Provocraft - cake and stand
- Martha Stewart Birthday Cakes, Provocraft 
  •  balloons
  • "day" welded in the Gypsy - What a fun font!
  • all the letters in HAPPY
- Ice White Pearl Pen, Viva Decor
- Floral wire stems, Floral Soft
- Pink Pattern Paper, SEI
- Light Blue Paper used as the base of the step ladder card - Stampin' Up
- All other paper from my scrap stash

This naughty kitty got his paws on the cake. 
I swapped out the original fish bowl.

This little kitty is all tied up!


  1. What a fun card, love the idea of the kitties playing with the balloons.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Bright challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  2. Very cute, thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  3. wow a lot of work went into this! what a fun card:) cute kitty in the frosting :) thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  4. Oh, my goodness, Lori, this card is so creative! What a fun way to show off balloons and kitties! Love how the balloons seem to float in the air! Great card!

  5. ADORABLE! You had me at "purr". This couldn't be cuter and for sure I'll be lifting your sentiment. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  6. Adorable card, very clever design! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT

    hugs Marjo

  7. Aww how precious! Love the purr pun! Your stair step card is fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime! :-) Amy

  8. oh what a fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  9. Love your step card! Very cute!!! Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime.


  10. Love your whimsical card and your beautiful blog-- I especially love that Shel Silverstein poem. It really sets the mood for your inventive, magical projects!

    Thanks for hopping over to my blog and leaving your kind comments!


  11. Wow this is a great card. Very fun.


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