Friday, October 26, 2018

Cat Lovers Hop 3 - Goody Envelope

Hi, everyone!  This is the third post of my blog blast of cat-themed projects for the Cat Lovers Hop!  A special thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this wonderful event to celebrate our love of kitties!  The hop runs until tomorrow so there is still time for you to join in the fun!  I'm excited to be joining this hop for the fourth year!  For an update on my husband's health, please see my first post here.


Last spring I was involved in a cat-themed swap, and part of the swap was to make some pretty packaging.  This is one of the envelopes I made to hold some swap items.


The cat image was fussy-cut from a recycled greeting card.  Behind the kitty are some layered doilies from my stash.  The thought bubble and sentiment are from MFT Stamps (Cattitude and I Knead You).  The heart die-cuts are from MFT Die-namics Heart Border Staggered. I used a 12x12" sheet of patterned paper from my stash to create the envelope.  I watched a few video tutorials on YouTube but made my own custom-size envelope to fit the items that went inside.  In this case, it held a pocket letter.

Here's the back.  I added a butterfly die-cut with some gems at the top.  The handmade stamp was received in friend mail. The envelope is held closed with a velcro half-circle so it is reusable.


I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 71 AG 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE; Double D Stripes and Dots (inspired by lower right quadrant of mood board) 1/3; Just Keep on Creating AG UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Tuesday Throwdown Crazy Circles 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1
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Thank you for looking at my goody envelope! Wishing you a joyful day and Happy Hopping!

26 comments:

D.Ann C said...

I love how you recycle greeting cards! I have a stack of some I intend to recycle, but haven't yet. Hope they turn out as pretty as yours!

Suzanne Harkinson said...

I love how you upcycle. The lacy layers are perfect for the pretty kitty.

Becca Yahrling said...

She is so purr-ty! Another feminine make and I love that.

NanaConnie said...

Precious white cat, looking so elegant and regal, Kitty! Love the hearts.

Arianna Barbara said...

This card is adorable. The kitty is really elegant. Great choice of colors!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

How sweet and girly! Great envies to hold kitty themed goodies. Love! xxD

scrAPpamondo said...

This one is very feminine and sweet, love that gorgeous cat-lady and the fax lace on the paper! The doily adds more sweetness, as well the cute butterfly on the back!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful decorated envelope.

mandysea said...

Isnt this kitty just a princess! Very regal and pretty! Love your envelope!

Susan Renshaw said...

Another lovely decorated envelope!

Carole said...

Another gorgeous envelope! Lovely paper and gorgeous embellies. Fab way to recycle greeting cards, too! x

Darlene said...

Oh how adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Stripes & Dots’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Karenladd said...

Oh, I think I need to start using some of my cat themed supplies to make pretty envelopes like these. They would make wonderful little favor bags for cat-loving friends anytime.

Lisa Lynn said...

Those hearts are a wonderful embellishment with the cat image on the envelope.

ike said...

PURRfect - so sweet x

Donna Phelan said...

Your card and matching envelope are 'paw'some lol I like your dotty stripe patterns, super cute. That kitty is sweet and perfect heart accents! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Stripes And Dots, Donna, DT Member.

Fikreta said...

so wonderful goody envelope!
hugs

KT Fit Kitty said...

It's a hop but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to comment on my own entries. Oh well! I love how this turned out!

Ine Creaine said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Vivian Foo said...

Very pretty envelop.

Sue D said...

So pretty. I like the lacey look and the hearts.

Roberta Stevenson said...

Love your envelope! It's so purr-ty!

Thanks so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
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Donna said...

This turned out fabulous, like the frilly design abd darling cat!

Debi said...

Hi Kitty! Love this adorable envelope. Thanks for joining the Circle Crazy Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck. Debi DT TT

PS Watch your P.O. box for something headed your way. Hugs.

suzARTe said...

I really love these pretty envelopes you are creating, why should cards have all the fun :):)
Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

October 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

Janis said...

Hehehee....you don't have to comment on your OWN projects, you already did that in your post! :)

Love this goodie envelope. That lovely kitty reminds me of a retro 60s-style cat. Beautiful with the layered doilies and hearts...and butterfly on back!
Thank you for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
<3 J

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