Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Deedee's Digis One-Stop Hop


 
 
Winter blues got you down? What would lift your spirits? How about some crafty inspiration? A free digi? A chance to win more digis? You can find all of this today at the Deedee's Digis One-Stop Hop -- just the thing to chase those winter blues away! Need a bigger pick-me-up? Visit each of our designers' blogs (you'll find them listed on the Deedee's Digi blog) and leave them some love on their "hop" creations, and you'll be entered to win a digi set at each stop. Still feeling blue? Join our sister team at the DaydreamDesigns blog for MORE inspiration, MORE prize drawings, and MORE freebies. The fun starts today at the Deedee's Digis blog, and you have until 7pm EST Sunday (January 19th) to participate. Those winter blues don't stand a chance!

Here is my creation for the Deedee's Digis hop. I used the
Pocket Pal Kitten set for my card.  This set includes: 2 color images, 1 outline image, 6 sentiments, 3 digi papers.
 
 
 
I paper pieced the pocket with some papers from my scrap pile (old SU papers I think?).  I could have used papers from the set but my printer needed ink. {For a tutorial on how to paper piece using digi stamps, please see my tutorial post here.}  The kitty was colored with copics.  The kitty's eyes were given some attention from my new Wink of Stella clear brush pen (LOVE this pen!!). The kitten's paws were cut out separately and added over the pocket for dimension.  I used some fairly new (to me) heart die cuts for the hearts on the pocket and sentiment panel.  I added faux stitching and then some SU! Crystal Effects to the hearts and the kitten's nose.  I learned a very important lesson by adding the Crystal Effects.  This product bleached the pattern paper (I used the same at the top edge of the pocket) and smeared my faux stitching.  *sigh*  Live and learn I suppose. Due to last week's illness and my work schedule I couldn't redo this, so, use it as an example of "what not to do."

The image panel was cut with a square die.  The image and sentiment panels were matted with dark gray cardstock and also given some faux stitching.  Some baker's twine was added to make the sentiment panel "hang" from the image.  They were popped up on top of the heart embossed panel and this was also popped up from the card base. 

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (for image), Georgia Pacific, DCWV
Patterned Paper:  Scraps (SU I think)
Stamp Set:  Deedee's Digis (Pocket Pal Kitten set)
Copics: N3, 5, 7, YG03
Tools/Embellishments:  Uni-ball Signo White pen, The Paper Studio embossing folder (Tiny Hearts), Dies (Lawn Fawn Hearts, Spellbinders Classic Squares Large & Small), Staedtler pen (black), The Twinery baker's twine (stone), Zig Wink of Stella brush glitter pen (clear), SU! Crystal Effects

Do you like the digi that I used on my project today? You could win it or any other set of your choice from Deedee's Digis just by leaving me a comment on this post. One winner will be selected by random draw when our hop closes Sunday evening. Thanks for joining our hop, and be sure to check the Deedee's Digis blog after 7pm EST Sunday evening (January 19th) to see if you've won!

Thanks for visiting today.  I'll be back soon on a more regular schedule.  :)
 
 

28 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

What a darling card, Stephanie, and I really love the paper you pieced with. The whole card just screams precious. Enjoy your day.

Tamara D said...

Love, love, love your card! This is definitely my favorite!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your pocket pal kitten is adorable. I LOVE cats! This image is on my list - so cute! Great paper piecing! I'm one of your new teammies and I'm just stopping by to say hello. And I'm your newest follower :-) Wishing you a joyful day!

Beth F. said...

Your card is so adorable!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Mel said...

Very cute card, like that stitching!

Karen Letchworth said...

Super cute, Stephanie. I just love this card. I'm not a huge cat fan, but this is adorable. LOVE IT! Hope you're getting your strength back. Thanks for sharing!
Karen

Sandy said...

Very sweet card Stephanie! I love the stitching, twine and paper piecing on the pocket. Adorable!

Gail said...

Stephanie - super pocket kitty card creation - lovely layout and color choices too! TFS and have a hopping good week! Gail DDD DT

http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Carol L said...

Your paper piecing is so stinkin' cute and I love the little snippets of twine you attached to make the sentiment look like it's dangling! Genius!!

Natalie said...

Hi Stephanie! This card is so cute! Love the kitty in the pocket, absolutely adorable and I love the added stitches, a great accent!

Denise Goeldner said...

What a cutie, love the CAS style and the paper piecing very sweet hugs DT Sis xx

Darcy Schroeder said...

I pawsitively love this card!! LOL That kitty in the pocket image is a must-have!! Coloring of the image is just fab!!

Janet McLaughlin said...

Soooo cute, Stephanie!! I love these Pocket Pals!! I think I need a few of these! Great coloring and wonderful card!

Josephine Cox said...

Super card and I love the paper piecing you did on the all white background. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Debbie said...

This is sooo cute!! It is just paws-itively adorable!! (someone had to say it!)
Sweet card!!

Edwina said...

Awww! I love kitties. This one in the pocket is so cute. I love the sentiment. It is purrfect! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Betty Benton said...

Love the kitty! You colored it perfectly and placed it carefully in the pocket -- great job!

loulou said...

Totally adorable card. I love your fantastic paper pieced patchwork pocket. That kitty is so cute.

jimlynn said...

So very pretty! I love your doodling around the edges and the patchwork pocket! Absolutely precious.
Lynn

Kathy D. said...

I couldn't find your "mistake" as I think the card looks great. Love how you did the cats eyes...they look real. Love the paper pieced pocket! super cute card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy D.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Stephanie, My coloring skills are still under construction ( I checked your digi paper piecing tutorial)but aside from that this card is adorable. The pocket made a big difference in dimension. Blessings, Carole

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I hope you will come over and join my site. C

D- said...

What a cutie. LOVE this sweetie.
Thanks for sharing
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Cynthia Margaron said...

Who doesn't want an adorable kitty in their pocket. I love the paper piecing.
Hugs, Cynthia
http://handmadecardsbycynthia.blogspot.com/

Deedee Anderson said...

Totally adorable card, Steph! The papers you used are so lovely, and I really like how you pieced the pocket. Thanks for sharing this little darling for our hop! Hugs!

K. Joy said...

This is so pretty with all of the embossing and faux stitching!! I like how you popped up the cat's paws, too - so cute! That is interesting that the Crystal Effects did that. But your card is adorable anyway!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Zella said...

What a great way to use some scraps!!! My goal this year is to use more of my scraps and stash. I don't ever paper piece but I think I'm going to have to give it a shot. :)
Blessings,
Zella (your fellow teamie at Deedee's Digis)

Kathy D. said...

Thanks for having a lucky blog and picking me!! Now to figure out which stamp to pick since there are so many cute ones! Thanks again.

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