Friday, March 27, 2020

I don't have a Square to Spare

Hello, everybody!  I'm back with a fun card to make you smile!  Back in the day, I was a big Seinfeld fan (still am!) and I remember fondly the bathroom-stall scene where Elaine is told, "I don't have a square to spare."  Were you a Seinfeld fan?  Do you remember the show?   I hope my card will brighten your day!

This kitty is hoarding toilet paper like so many people in the world and will not spare a square!  If you'd like to see what my kitty does with toilet paper, scroll way down for photos.


First I made the background by repeatedly stamping the butterflies in pastel colours.  Next I coloured the kitty with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I created the sentiment in Word and die-cut with a speech bubble.  Lastly I adhered a die-cut scalloped frame.

Stamps:  Newton's Nook - Naughty Newton, Newton's Nook - Beautiful Wings, butterfly from Newton's Nook - Newton's Day Dream, tiny snowflake from Newton's Nook - Newton's Curious Christmas
Ink:  Ranger Archival Sky Blue and Pink Peony, Simon Says Stamp Duckling, Memento Lulu Lavender, Gina K Designs Amalgam
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble Border, Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Frame

I was inspired by the colour challenge at Newton's Nook Inky Paws 119 (pastel pink, pale yellow, baby blue, light lavender):



My cat Honeydew loves toilet paper too, but he doesn't hoard it.  He just has fun with it. He was very proud of himself in these photos.




I would also like to support the following challenges: A Bit More Time to Craft 111 AG UE; Cardz TV 111 AG 1/3; Craftlandia 2 Pink and/or Blue 2/2; Colour Crazy AG 1/2; Creative Fingers 182 AG 3/3; Creative Inspirations Pretty Pastels UE;  Polkadoodles AG 1/2; Show Us Your Pussycats 52 Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 5/5; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2520; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC M420 ~ It’s Raining Cats and Dogs; Virginia's Show and Share March 3/4; Word Art Wednesday 432-433 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk1


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

34 comments:

linda said...

Hahaha! I remember that episode. Your card is too funny and look at that expression on honeydew’s face - so innocent, playing with a now precious commodity.

Margreet said...

I don't know about Seinfeld, but I do have a great imagination. I so love your card with the great digi.
Honeydew has been very creative with the toiletpaper....lol.
xxx Margreet

Linda Simpson said...

Brilliant card, I am loving the sentiment. Honeydew is a gorgeous kitty. Mine don't play with the tp which is a good thing :)
Hugs
Linda xxx

Andrea W said...

Fun card! The sentiment is perfect for the current TP situation. Mr. Honeydew is very handsome and looks like he enjoyed shredding his TP.

Michelle said...

Oh Kitty this card is fabulous and so fitting for what is going on now. Love your pastel butterflies stamped background, so gorgeous. Lovely pics of honeydew too - I'd hide your toilet roll if I were you lol - Michelle x

Donna said...

Fabulous card for the times now or anytime! like the butterfly background and love the pictures of Honeydew! Glad you joined the challenges at The House That Stamps Built!

Gina's Cards said...

I love this card, it made me laugh:) Love the pretty butterflies and the image is so fitting at the moment. Just love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Hugs
Gina xx

Mia said...

What a gorgeous and funny card, Kitty. I lllllove the design and the background. And what a clever sentiment. As for Honeydew, he is sooooo cute!!! How beautiful eyes!!!!!! Give him a hug from me, my dear friend. I am a cat lover too! And THANK YOU so much for joining again Craftlandia Challenge. Kisses!!!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic card with that cute image! The TP hoarding really is something isn't it. Too funny! Love your kitty with the roll too.
Lynn

Liz said...

Love your card Kitty, so funny! It's so relevant to as there is such a shortage in the UK. Goodness knows why people of stockpiling it - I could understand if it was chocolate everyone was stockpiling! LOL!! TFS the photos of your kitty. xx

Scrapper69 said...

LOL! How Funny and so perfect with what's going on in the world today! I LOVE this!! Your card is adorable and so is your sweet little Honeydew!

Theresa

Indy's Designs said...

This image is perfect during this crazy TP crisis! Thanks for putting a smile on my face by sharing this with us at Inky Paws!
Hugs,
Debbie

Lisa Lynn said...

LOVE IT!!! That silly kitty both in card and for you. Hope you have enough, lol.

aussie aNNie said...

Honeydew is so cute as is your awesome card. That stamp and sentiment are funny.x

Nelly said...

Such a cute humorous card! ...thanks for sharing with https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ and Good luck,Nelly DT X

cotnob said...

A super card, you have created a lovely background and your little kitty is so cute.
Our dog is like your cat, he loves nothing more than playing with toilet roll, we have limited him to the cardboard inside tube now.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Bunny said...

Great stamped background. So pretty. Newton makes me laugh. Honeydew makes me laugh, too. [Bunny]

Mrs A. said...

Your card did make me smile but the people going out and hoarding so that they are ‘I’m alright Jack. Don’t know what the problem is! should be ashamed of themselves. Have they not heard of a flannel and hot water. Hope you are keeping well and safe as we are. Hugs Mrs A.

Fikreta said...

It's wonderful card!
Love it!
you car dosent know how important is toilet paper :D

Heather said...

This is adorable!!! And what a fun, cheeky card for the times we are living in right now! Glad to see someone having a bit of fun with it! And the photos of your cat with the tp is so cute! I had a kitten a couple of years ago that had fun with a roll; she grabbed the end and ran with it. We had toilet paper from the bathroom all through the dining room. Luckily, she only did that once! Anyway, thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

ike said...

:-D I love this card. A cute image and your background is PAW-some :-)
Honeydew looks very pleased. Fortunately I have never had a cat who's got at the toilet paper LoL
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
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sue t. said...

Ha ha ha!!!!! So perfect for these times. Great background of butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Inky Paws!

Chandhini said...

Fun background, I love making stamped background. Lovely card.
I know your love for cats and cat themed stamps, Time foeTea designs are offering digital stamps for free for a limited time, do check out their store. They have a cat momma stamp, I am sure you would love it.

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! Honeydew looks as though he is a big boy! Your card, and the photos are cute, KT! The soft colors in your framed creation are especially delightful. Wishing you a pur-fect week. hugs, de

Laurie Unger said...

So cute and so true! Stay safe and Thanks for joining us over at The House That Stamps Built! -Laurie DT

Alyson Mayo said...

Oh my goodness, Kitty - your sense of humour with this card is terrific! Love that toilet paper hoarding kitty cat :) This is just so appropriate for the difficult times were are currently experiencing.

Esther Asbury said...

Love your pretty pastel butterfly background and that cute kitty! Fun card! Thanks for linking to The House That Stamps Built!

Barbara Godden said...

How did I miss this beautiful card, super cute kitty and beautifully coloured fab. background, Honeydew is so cute with his big find. TFS.

Anuskalandia said...

Hi Kitty!

I really like your card, it is very nice just like your cat. Especially in these moments that we are going through, humor is enhanced.
Thank you for participating in Craftlandia Challenge 2.
Kisses and stay safe.

Gail said...

Love your post! I have a new kitten and she looks much like yours! She doesn't play with toilet tissue much, but loves tissues!! I think she's enchanted with how they pop up after she takes one out. Love your card...what an appropriate card for now! And yes, I remember that Seinfeld show...Elaine was a real hoot! Hugs, Gail

Glittered Paws said...

My hubby is a Seinfeld fan - and somehow he got me hooked as well. LOL What a cute image with the kitty and the toilet paper - great card. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

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Margo said...

This is such a cute card and I love the pics of your cat !
Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry !
Greetz
Margo DT

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Give your sweet kitties a pet for me! I have one that likes to use the toilet paper roll like a treadmill; thankfully he hasn't done it in a while! Honeydew is gorgeous!!! :)