Monday, April 24, 2023


I am so excited for the Pretty Kitty Collection!  I have always had kitties... and currently I'm cat mom to two fuzzbutts... Rosie & Jax.  I fell in love with the new Cozy Kitties Doodle Cuts and decided to make a 3D Box card using them well because kitties and I love making 3D cards!.  Take a peek...

How cute are those kitties!!!!  I used papers from the Pretty Kitty collection to make the chairs, along with some of the new Candy Stripe - Sprinkles Petite Prints for my kitties.  The sentiments were made with my Silhouette, I created a print and cut file for the word bubbles. I wanted customized sayings, but there are also lots of fun speech bubbles and sentiments in the Chit Chat pieces!  Here are some close ups....

Who can resist a punny sentiment... not me! The cute little mouse toy is from the Icon stickers sheet.  These cards also fold flat for mailing...

And for all those cat-moms out there... the purrfect Mother's Day Card!  These really were fun to make!  I've outlined the steps I used below....

I started by cutting three of the big chair pieces, eight of the chair leg pieces, the cushion piece, and the arms of the chair.  I also cut two strips... one measuring 7/8" x 7" and the second 7/8" x 3.25"

Next I created the chair legs.  For each let, I glued 2 of the legs together, right sides out.  I did this to give them a little more strength.

Glue two of the doubled chair legs to the wrong side of one of the chairs.  I aligned the top of the chair leg with the center of the chair bottom.  Then glue another of the chair pieces to this, right sides together.  This gives the card a stronger base and a more finished look.

Next, take the last chair piece and cut it as shown.  I measured approximately 1 1/4" from the bottom of the chair.  You can discard the topmost part of the chair.

Glue the remaining legs to the "wrong" side of the chair, aligning them as you did on the other side.  Let them dry.
Turn that piece over, and add the chair cushion, centered, and aligned with the top side.  I used pop dots for this to give it a bit more dimension.
Add the chair arms as shown.  Again, I used pop dots to add these.
Next, I worked on the "box" part of the card.  First, score the longer strip of paper at 2 1/4", 3 1/4", 5 1/2", and 6 1/2".  Fold along the score lines (all in the same direction and create a little box.  Glue in place using the tab.
Score the 3 1/4" piece at 1/2" and at 2 3/4"

Insert the smaller piece into the box you created, gluing the tabs of the insert to the inside walls of the box.  
Glue the front of the chair you created to the longer side of the box, aligning the top of the box with the chair cushion.
Finally glue the back of the chair to the opposite side, making sure that everything is straight.  

Now all that is left is to choose which kitties you want to piece together, and to glue them to the insert inside the box!

If you make any of these, please tag both Doodlebug Design and me (@kathy_skou) I would love to see your creations!!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Pretty Kitty Collection
Cozy Kitties Doodle Cuts
Candy Stripe - Sprinkles Petite Prints 6x6 Pad
Buffalo Check Woodgrain Petite Prints


Sizzix Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo


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