Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Day 2 - 2020 Cat Lovers Hop (Vellum Pockets)

Hi, everybody! This is the second day of the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop!  Are you hopping with us?  If you love cats, then this hop is the place to be!  This fun annual event has been going on for six years and has been expertly organized by Janis at Her Peaceful Garden - thank you, Janis!  Now let's get hopping!

I mentioned yesterday that all week I'll be sharing some retro-style, cat-themed items that I've created to decorate my journals. Today I present a set of 3 vellum pockets with coordinating journal cards.

I was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, where Challenge 148 is Spin The Butterfly Wheel with E for Envelope Fold. Here's the direct link: 

I went with Version 1 of Mrs. A's Envelope Fold tutorial. This was a stashbuster for me because I've had this Dollarama patterned vellum in my stash for about 15 years!  It felt so good to finally use it!  I added washi tape along the edges and used more of my storybook cats (The Digital Chick on Etsy), each backed with a mini doily (Doodlebug).  The bows are stickers from my stash, and the butterflies are a punch.  The sentiments are self-made with Microsoft Word.  

As for the journal cards inside the vellum pockets, see the photo below.  I used digital notepaper (favpng.com) and digitally added the word "Notes" at the top, and the coordinating cat at the bottom.  I love how they turned out!

I would also like to join the following challenges:


Cardz TV 126 AG 2/3

Crafter's Castle October AG 2/3

Crafts Galore Encore October AG 2/3


Show Us Your Pussycats 59 Furrything Goes UE



Word Art Wednesday 462-463 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 2/5



Thank you for looking at my vellum pockets!  Wishing you a joyful day, and happy hopping!


mandysea said...

Weeell, what a gorgeous addition after yesterday's lovely cards! Love the vellum effect - way cute, yes they have turned out very well! Hopping along with Cat Lovers!!

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

Beautiful set of cards Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Hug Ginny
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Carole J said...

Your vellum pockets are gorgeous Karen! You have the best ideas! I love how the kitty on the journal cards co-ordinate with the pocket fronts. The patterned vellum is almost retro too - it just shows you should never throw anything away! Beautiful work - I'm going to pop over to Etsy to find these cute kittens. xx

Bunny said...

Oh, these are precious. The Cat Lover's Blog hop is definitely up your alley. [Bunny]

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing, you make beautiful projects. I am impressed with your work and cats.

Suzanne H said...

These are so sweet. I love those vintage images. Clever idea!

Becca Yahrling said...

Wow, that vellum is so beautiful! I've never seen any like it before (otherwise, it would've been in my stash, too! lol). I've been wanting to try that envelope fold - you have mastered it with these adorable projects.

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous envelope folds, Kitty, and I adore those sweet fur babies!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such pretty & cute pockets Kitty.

Jane Willis said...

Wow, these are absolutely lovely!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Kitty these are gorgeous.
Linda xxx

Donna said...

Kitty, these are delightful! Love the sweet retro image of the cats. You did an amazing job on the envelopes and the journaling cards. I love how the envelopes look all dressed up like shirts. That bow tie is so cute! Can't wait for day 3!

Debi said...

Really sweet, my friend!

Donna said...

Your vellum pockets are fabulous, great design and the cats could not be any cuter!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable trio of vellum pockets Kitty!!! Well done for using your old stash to make these little notes!!The vintage kitties are soooo cute!!! Love the doilies behind them!!
Bih hugs sweetie!!

Vivian Foo said...

So much of cuteness and interesting projects too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderfully designed kitty cards. All are such cute kitties.

Leslie said...

I absolutely love your cat designs! So happy to participate in the Cat Lovers Hop with you this year!
Love To Scrap 2

Fikreta said...

oh love these !
so very beautiful!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love these pockets, and they are all full of kitties! How awesome is that! I love tiny envelopes and pockets too!
Warm Hugs,

Cindy Holmes said...

Oh my gosh these are just so adorable! The kitties remind me of my childhood!

Dina said...

These are just gorgeous and what a smart idea to make these! The images make me smile, because I can remember a book or two as a child that had illustrations like this.

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful projects...loving the vintage images!

Barbara Godden said...

Great vellum projects, Always nice to do new folds, fabulous job.

Migdalia said...

The vellum pockets are Gorgeous!! love this fun idea!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
Migdalia's Crafts

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, these notesbooks are wonderful and so useful. You have soooo many great images.

Lori Kobular said...

Your vellum pockets are adorable and I am sure they will look lovely in your journal! I love those cat images! Where ever did you find them? I can't wait to see the rest of your makes!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Visiting all stops on the hop, including my own! Love these cute kitties!


Wonderful creations!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge October "ATG".

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great idea to create vellum pockets...nice way to journal.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

FURRtastic kitty cat pockets!
Happy Creating & Stay Safe!

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Aw, Kitty, these are the cutest! What a marvelous idea and a great use of vellum and washi tape! Love all your sweet kitties, and the doilies are so pretty! You come up with the best ideas! :)

Crafting With Jack said...

Love your vintage cat vellum pockets.

SHartl said...

How fun that you used some old patterned vellum to combine with the adorable vintage kitties. These would be fun to use in a scrapbook, or even to hold a gift card.

Karenladd said...

What a creative way to turn Mrs. A's envelope fold card design into sweet little vellum pockets for journals. I like the way you used these vintage kitties on all of your projects this week. Each day's projects are completely different, but the kitties tie them together.
I'm glad to see many of my Cat Lovers Hop friends back again this year...and it's all due to Janis..yay!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

These are awesome! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
Crafter's Castle
Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

Tina Z. said...

vellum is so special and these are beautiful!

Roberta Stevenson said...

Awesome idea! Love this.

Sue D said...

These are beautiful!!

Mrs A. said...

What a great idea to use up the vellum for making the envelope pocket shape and a nother good idea for popping the note pads inside. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me again. Hugs Mrs A.

Janis said...

Hi, Kitty!!.....

I absolutely love these wonderful decorated vellum envelopes with the journaling cards inside!! What a find that was at Dollarama....patterned vellum??? I am seriously swooning here! Way to go on stash-busting, though. I know how good that feels. These are so cute with the washi borders and the doilies and adorable vintage kitties. What a lovely addition to your journals and cards these will make!

Thanks so much for joining in our #2020CatLoversHop!!
<3 J

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