Monday, July 29, 2013

Cute Critters Challenge

I was really excited when I saw the theme for this week's fun new challenge at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog.  When I think about "Cute Critters", I immediately envision adorable animals.  So, I used a really cute die-cut set from Papertrey Ink called On The Farm, and I just LOVE how this turned out.  It fits the "Cute Critters" category just perfectly (in my humble opinion).   The cute critters are cut from polka dot patterned papers (chicken and cow) and wool felt (pig and horse).  I purchase my wool felt from Prairie Point Junction/Wool Felt Central.  It comes in every color of the rainbow, and works beautifully with die-cuts.
I used some October Afternoon patterned papers and stickers, an inexpensive white doily, and the On The Farm and Wonderful Words (you) Die-Cuts from Papertrey Ink.  I machine stitched the papers together, and also added the following supplies from The Kraft Outlet:  A Tim Holtz Memo Pin, Family Tree Journaling Card (yellow), and an Ephemera Label on top of that.  The base of my card is one of the fabulous Kraft Blank Note Cards.  Additional supplies include some beautiful Prima lace, a Prima flower, and Making Memories felt letters (For), and a crocheted cream doily under the Prima flower.

There are SO MANY wonderful products available in the Kraft Outlet Store to help make card-making a breeze.  I hope you will check out the store, grab some goodies, and come play along with us in this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog this week.  We'd just LOVE to see your "Cute Critters".  You will just LOVE all the items at The Kraft Outlet, you'll enjoy their quality, variety and low prices, and their shipping charges are very reasonable.  Stop by this week and treat yourself to some new goodies, and then come play along with us.

I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:

Frosted Designs Blog - Fabulous Friday Challenge - The Great Outdoors - What's more outdoors than a bunch of cute little animals?  Well, I know from being on the farm that we prefer they stay outdoors!  LOL

Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challenge Blog - Ode to Sunshine - I used the yellows to represent the colors from the sun, and also the darling little animals who live outdoors in the sunshine!

Papertake Weekly - Challenge:  Die-ing For a Punch - I LOVE using die-cuts, and this card uses several different dies!  See above for all the product details.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card.  I love hearing your thoughts, and I look forward to visiting your blogs this week.  It's always a blessing to me to see your creativity, and I hope my card gives you a bit of inspiration to use some "Cute Critters" on your projects this week for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to The Kraft Outlet.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.  All you have to do in order to be eligible for the prize is to either use products sold at The Kraft Outlet or any type of Kraft paper on your project.
 
Have a blessed week!
 
Karen

18 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card Karen! LOVE the die cut animals and vintage overall feel to this stunning card!! Awesome job!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Monday!

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  2. This card is delightful, Karen. The little stacked up critters remind me of "The Musicians of Bremen." Blessings!

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  3. Your card is amazing! i love all of the details and the theme of the card :)

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  4. Very cute card Karen! Love the doily and farm animals!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  5. What a fun and cute card! I stared at it for a bit just to take in all the sweet details. It really is a great card! Loving it!

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  6. Super cute, love the farm animals stacked. Hugs

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  7. I absolutely love your style and I think I could pick out a "Karen card" in any line-up! What a fun (and adorable) card! -- Thanks again for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog through the WAW challenge!

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  8. Well done with the theme - you have made a very cute critters card.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. Sweet vintage shabby chic effect with the doily. Love the line of animals in polka dots and solids. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week!

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  10. Fun critters! I especially like the polka-dotted critters! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  11. What a pretty card! I love how you piled everything on. It's so beautifully designed!

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  12. Just gorgeous Karen and reminds me of the country. Adore the little animal stack.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  13. I love your card!! the animals on the side are great! thank you for joining us at Frosted designs. channa

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  14. Sweet shabby chic card, love all the little animals, thanks for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs, The Great Outdoors challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  15. How cute! I love your little stack of "critters"! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

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  16. What a fun card you have design with the farm animals, thank you for joining The Outdoors Challenge at Frosted Designs

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  17. Love our card! The farm animals are adorable!!

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  18. Absolutely charming !! I have those TH pins, but I cannot think where I bought them. I will keep my eye out for you ! Hugs !! -J-

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