there is nothing as wonderful - or as infuriating - as a cat.


5/28/20243 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencils I used from A Colorful Life Designs.  Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

This card was inspired by our cats: “Feed me”,  “no, not that”  is their favourite pastime!

Let’s get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Orange Border: 5.5 x 4.25

White Border:  5.25 x 4

Card Face: 5.25 x 4

Card Face:

  • I laid my card face onto the Grip Mat and positioned the Graduated Lines stencil horizontally.  I used a soft orange ink over the exposed areas.

  • I removed the stencil and turned it 90 degrees positioning it vertically.  I used the same ink to create these lines on the card face.

This created a fun plaid-ish pattern.  

  • I set that stencil to the side and brought in the Stretch stencil,  positioned it on the card face and used bright pink ink to create the cats.

  • Finally, I brought in the Two Cat Meow stencil, positioned it as shown and used bright red ink to create the fun pattern.

  • I added the little kitty speech bubbles with a micro liner.

  • I wanted the MEOW to stand out a bit more, so I outlined it again using a micro liner (a larger nib than was used on the speech bubbles).

  • I used a deckled-edged die to cut down the card face to its finished size.



  • I had already stamped and coloured the little cat,  so I just had to cut him out.

  • I created the sentiment on the computer and used a die to cut it out.  I added pink shimmery Nuvo drops to the little heart, and put it aside to dry.


  • I glued the orange border to the card base,  the white one on top of that and finally, the card face, centering carefully as needed.

  • I glued the little cat on and then used a light gray alcohol marker to add a bit of shadow under him to ground him. 

  • I traced the outside borders of the cat with a darker gray alcohol marker: this helped to make him stand out from the background.

  • I glued the die-cut sentiment to his left and then used a black marker to trace around the circle and link the speech bubble to him.

Final Thoughts:

This card just kept on going -  “Let’s just see what happens if I try this …” .   Do you ever have cards like that?

Supplies: (and links where possible)

   I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.


Graduated Lines, A Colorful Life Designs

Stretch:  A Colorful Life Designs

Two Cat Meow:  A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: You’ve Got Style, Stampin’ Up!  (retired)

Dies:  Deckled Rectangle Dies,  Stampin’ Up!

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

     Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

     Copics:  Wallacks

Micro Liners, Amazon

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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