With the summer holidays, it took me a while to get round to ordering from the brand new Autumn Winter catalogue, but the very first thing that I put in my basket, was the fabulous CAT PUNCH!
My eldest daughter is crazy about cats – I, unfortunately am not! It’s not that I don’t like cats per se, but we live out in the countryside and I know they are going to want to bring us little presents and it’s the little presents I’m terrified of!! So, a paper cat cut out by the cat punch is the closest thing my daughter is getting to a real-life cat until I can get over my fear of other little furry creatures.
Here is my very first make with it.
I made this for a friend who is going through a tough time at the moment. She asked if we could organise some crafting sessions together to help take her mind off things and refocus and it suddenly reminded me what a gift Stampin’ Up! has been in my life and the lives of so many other people.
It truly is so much more than stamps, paper and ink! It is playing with colour, the pride of making something yourself, the gift of sharing that creation with other people, the community of Stampin’ Up itself which is both local and global and so much more. Crafting and the art of card-making and memory-keeping is really a very powerful thing.
I have received several messages from people since I started classes thanking me for bringing crafting into their lives. I would urge you, if you’re not already attending classes to reach out to your local demonstrator and see what classes he or she has to offer. If you’re local to me, then do please get in touch. I run monthly classes and quarterly retreats but am always available to do in-home workshops if you prefer.
Here for you Cat Punch card
- I used a mask punched out with the 2 inch circle punch, sponging Night of Navy ink.
- I punched out two cats in Basic Black and turned off the other way round so they could sit side by side.
- Two branches were die cut in Early Espresso cardstock and had them join together in the centre so my cats could sit together with their tails intertwined. I do hope it helps my friend realise that I truly am there for her.
Since I started classes, I have received several messages from people thanking me for bringing crafting into their lives. I would urge you, if you’re not already attending classes to reach out to your local demonstrator and see what classes she has to offer. If you’re local to me, then do please get in touch as I run monthly classes and quarterly retreats but am always available to do in-home workshop if you prefer.
Here is everything I used in todays card. If there is anything you would like to purchase, don’t forget to use the current host code DAPUXZUX to receive an extra free gift in the post from me.