Hello stamping friends! Can you believe it's July already? I like to hang onto the tail of summer and try to keep it from flying away so fast. I like to hang onto every bit of it. We don't do a lot of traveling period and well, we do even less in the middle of summer since hubby works for John Deere and that means planting and harvest. So, when I looked at the theme of the blog hop this month my mind maybe went to a different place than most, although I think I combined it rather well. Someone in the group asked what it was, and the response was animals. Hmmm???? What can I do with that and then I thought of the adorable kitty in the Sitting Here stamp set. Now what to do with that kitty and I instantly thought of the new bundle I had purchased before the last catalog ended. It's the At Home with You set. Creature comforts means home to me. I love my home. I'm comfortable in my home, it holds lots of memories and quite frankly it's where I like to be with my family and of course our kitty is part of that family and brings me comfort when he's curled up on my lap. So hence the "creature comforts" card was born. LOL!
There is a lot of detail to my card and I had so much fun making it. It's probably not a card I would make 20 of, but it's a special card I would send to a very special person. I will list all the supplies used on the bottom of this post. Coloring was done with the Stampin' Write markers and surprisingly enough I discovered a stamp in the Sitting Here set that I didn't realize was in there. I've used this stamp set quite a few times and every time I've used it, I always felt like my images were floating in the air. They needed to be grounded. Well low and behold there is a stamp for that. The little sketchy lines that you will find under the words in this stamp set are lines to us to ground your images. Of course, I didn't discover that until my card was almost done and I had to figure out a way to use it and get it in there so it looked right. You'd never know that the floor of the porch was added at the very end of making this card. I used some of my paper ingenuity and got it in there and I was happy. Don't you just love the wreath? I could have stamped one and die cut it out, but then I thought about those little 3D wreaths I bought last year and hadn't used. I ended up cutting the wreath and only using half of it because using the whole thing made it seem too bulky. I cut it and hot glued the ends together and also used some hot glue to adhere the bow.
Then came the 3D project......what to do? My 3D is usually where my inspiration starts and the card comes after. I love the words from the At Home with You set so I decided to start with that and it was crying out to be cut with an oval framelit of some sort. I love layering the framlits using the stitched ones, the plain ones and the scalloped edged ones as well. I decided to turn this into a tag to attach to one of our adorable pizza boxes. I'm still waiting on a lot of my DSP order from the July special so I went with what I had. I used the Share What You Love DSP and used one of the more neutral sides and combined it with the Cherry Cobbler even though the DSP does not have that color in it. I think it worked well. That's what I love about SU! Our products coordinate so well together. I tied it shut with the 1/4" Double-Stitched Cherry Cobbler ribbon. I could put a little gift card of some sort in this box and give this to my hubby because after all, he is the one that makes me feel at home no matter where we are.
I hope you've enjoyed my projects and will continue on the hop using the list below.