Monday, 21 May 2012

The Pink Panther says MiaoW! - Handy Hippo Monday

Morning Everyone,

A tad late but happy Handy Hippo Monday to you all - I have been having a terrible time with blogger this morning. Trying to put this post together has been a nightmare ... for some reason the edit bar keeps disappearing! So if there are any spelling mistakes, please do forgive ... I can't find the spell check button!?!?

This week's share features another fabulous Penny Black Stickeroo.

It's a fun card, the base of which is a pretty striped cardstock from Nitwits and a polka dots cardstock, again from Nitwits, provides the base to the topper together with the delightful and cheery pink cat. Coordinating stickers from Penny Black’s Whiskers and Tails Stickeroos have been used to embellish the card . A floral paper from Wild Rose Studio’s Spring Fling paper pack has been used for matting, instead of the more usual cardstock, and also for the small heart embellishment.

As usual materials used for this project are available from Handy Hippo and if you would like to make the same project then simply click on the magic button below and it will take you directly to a shopping cart that contains everything you would need to make it. Once there, you can simply and easily remove any of the items that you already have in your craft stash. 

It’s easy to add to your basket any other purchase that you might like and if something is temporarily out of stock you can request to be emailed once it is back in stock.

This card couldn't be simpler to make - here's how:

  • Card base made from the striped card trimmed to measure 11" x 5½" and folded to create a 5½" square
  • Edge punch a strip of the green polka-dot card 5½" x 2" to give a scalloped edge
  • Edge punch a strip of white card 5½" x 1½" to create a lacy heart finish
  • Adhere the white strip to the top of the green strip and then wrap a length of ribbon along the top edge, adhering it securely to the back. 
  • Adhere the resulting decorative band to the card approximately 2½" from the bottom. 
  • Trim the pink polka-dot card to 4" x 3¼" and the DP to measure approximately 1/8" wider all round.  Round the corners of both pieces with a corner punch and mat the two together.
  • Adhere the cat Stickeroo to the centre of the pink polka dot piece, adding the 'MiaoW!' sticker to the top left corner. 
  • Using silicone gel to create dimension, adhere the topper to the front of the card - placing it over to the left as seen in the photograph.
  • Finally, add the finishing touches - use a small length of the ribbon to create a faux bow; adhere a pink button to the bottom left of the topper; mat a Stickeroo heart shape to small piece of the DP, trim round it and adhere, with silicone gel to create dimension, to the bottom right corner of the card; punch five small hearts from the DP and adhere one to the top left corner and the other four to the inside of the card, as see here in the photo:

And that is my Handy Hippo project again for another week. Hope you like it and will be tempted to take a look at the Penny Black Stickeroos that are in stock - they are proving to be a very useful part of my crafting arsenal, especially when I want to make something quick and easy.

I'm now off to grab me a cuppa and go sit in my little garden for five minutes - it's not as sunny as yesterday but it is still lovely out there. 

I wish you all a wonderful day and hope that you find plenty of crafting time.

Happy Crafting,


Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the gorgeous

Karen said...

A really lovely card Elizabeth! I especially love the fun image, its fab and I adore the pink :)

Hugs, Karen xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Hugs Ginny x

Rita said...

A lovely card Elizabeth. You introduced me to Stickaroo's and I love them too. We had lunch in the garden to-day ,but its warm ,but not as sunny as yesterday. Have a nice day. Hugs Rita xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...awe so cute Elizabeth & such pretty papers, a kitty-tastic card...Mel :)

May said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth... soooo cute! fab papers... I have never bought any stickaroo's will need to sort that one!!! they are great.. Hugs May x x

Irene said...

beautiful card, made me smile

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, Oh this is just so beautiful, the image is just so adorable and your layout is stunning beautifully colours and lovely backing papers .........amazing:)x

Jackie said...

What a fabulous fun card, love the pink cat :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

What a lovely bright and cheery card Elizabeth.

Hope you get some sunshine today.

B x

coops said...

gorgeous card elizabeth.i love the fab cat image and stunning pink colours :D

xx coops xx

baileyrosy said...

Hi Elizabeth, its been simply ages since i passed by and i do apologise. Lovely to be here and see your gorgeous creations and what a pretty one it is too ! The cat is so cute and accompanied by all of those pretty papers and colours both inside and out a real treat. Sorry to hear you are having blogger problems hope they get sorted soon.


Unknown said...

I love the cute Pink card.


Sarn said...

Fabby cat card Elizabeth. Adorable. x