While I haven't had any time to craft lately (you can read why here), happily I already have a number of cat-themed projects that I made in the spring. Since I have some time today (I woke up at 4:30 a.m.!), I'm going to share as many of my projects as I can.
I apologize to my followers in advance for the blog blast, but I have to seize the time when I have it! Please do not feel obligated to comment on any of my projects. However, I hope it will give you some kitty-loving inspiration and that you'll head over and join the Cat Lovers Hop yourself!
The good news is that Brian will be discharged from the rehab hospital within the next couple weeks! After he comes back home, I hope to have some time to myself and will look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you made. I can't wait to get caught up with everyone! Brian has a long road ahead of him, but the doctors say it's possible he will fully recover. It will likely take a year or more, but I'm praying he heals even sooner. Your prayers are appreciated!
Now on to the Cat Lovers Hop! A big thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this fun event again this year to celebrate our love of cats!
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 and sentiment were fussy-cut from a recycled greeting card and popped up on foam tape. Behind the kitty is a doily from my stash. The butterfly die-cut is from Joy Crafts, and I added some gems to the body. I used a 12x12" sheet of patterned paper from my old 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.
Here's the back. The bow punch is from Tim Holtz, and the handmade stamp was received in friend mail. The envelope is held closed with a velcro half-circle so it is reusable.
Thank you for looking at my goody envelope! Wishing you a joyful day and Happy Hopping!