Friday, December 18, 2020

Another Ugly (Cute!) Sweater

Hello, everyone!  I'm becoming obsessed with "ugly" sweaters, but I want to make them "cute" sweaters!  Today I'm sharing a sweater-shaped tag.  

Sometime last year, I coloured this cute kitty and just found him in my unfinished pile the other day, along with some other kitties I had coloured.  You'll have to stay tuned to see the other kitties!  

Here's the back of my tag:

Products used:  
  • Clear stamps:  Poppystamps Purrfect Holiday (kitty on front; sentiment on back), Poppystamps Kitty Cat Gift (to/from)
  • Die: Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes
  • Patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn Bokeh in the Snow
  • Digital image:  Scrap n Stamp ugly sweater template 
  • Other:  Snowflake sequins (tiny white ones on front; green one on back), Crop-a-dile, black eyelet, green twine
I started with the digital sweater template, printed it twice, once on white cardstock and once on patterned paper and then fussy-cut both.  I die-cut the white one with the landscape border and adhered.  The kitty had already been coloured with markers and fussy-cut, so I popped him up on foam tape.  I finished the front of the tag by embellishing with a number of tiny white snowflake sequins.

For the back of the tag, I printed the sweater template again on white, fussy-cut, stamped the sentiment and to/from in green, and then adhered.  I finished it off with a green snowflake sequin and adhered to the front of the tag.  Using my Crop-o-dile, I added the eyelet and twine.  With the layers, this is a nice, heavy-weight tag!  

I would like to support the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 2/5
ABC Christmas Y is for Your Favourite Things (cute animals)
Allsorts 602 Got to be Christmas 2/3
Artsy Stamper 29 Bags and Tags 1/3
Bitten by the Bug 2 O Christmas Tree UE
Cardz TV 130 AG 1/3
Colour Crazy Wk 49 AG Colouring 1/2
CRAFT Christmas the Last Stretch 1/2
Crafter's Castle December AG 1/3
Crafty Calendar Christmas 1/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 520 AG Optional Merry
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE
Cute Card Thursday AG UE
Dies R Us 159 Winter Wonderland 1/3
DL.ART December Linky AG UE 1/d
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Any Winter Holiday 2E/wk2 1/2
Double Trouble A Die-lirious Holiday Season (Thing1 Use dies, Thing2 Join Bitten by the Bug 2, Thing3 Patterned Paper) 2/4

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday December AG 1/3
Kat Scrappiness December Tags or Ornaments 1/3
Papercraft Business 34 AG 1/3
Polkadoodles 51 AG 1/3
Poppystamps PSC 75 Anything but a Card 1/3
Show Us Your Pussycats 61 Furrything Goes UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Ice Cold 2/5 (snow is ice cold and sweaters are needed when it's ice cold)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Christmas Critters 1/5
The Artistic Stamper Christmas 1/3
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC D220 ~ Pets 1/3
The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Christmas UE
The Paper Funday 24 AG Optional Twist Christmas/Holidays 1/4
We Love Chocolate Baroque December Anything Goes 2/3
Word Art Wednesday 470-472 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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


Linby said...

That's just adorable, I spotted it in the gallery and just had to come and look. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts too.

Lori Kobular said...

That is NOT an Ugly Sweater! I think it is absolutely adorable with that sweet kitty on it! I love it!! Merry Christmas!!

Donna said...

Th is is such an adorable tag! Definitely not an ugly sweater.

Barbara Godden said...

No ugly sweater on this post, Fantastic tag, love the green and super cute kitty. Fun when you find images ready to go. (I see an owl on my craft table right now lol)

Linda Simpson said...

Adorable little tag Kitty, love the design.
Linda xxx

Pam said...

Well you accomplishhed your goal, this sweater is adorable! I love the green snowflake top and the white bottom. The kitty is soooo cute! I have that stamp set.

Gail said...

Awe such a sweet sweet Kitty Sweater - nice digital cut there and all the trimmings for kitty tag! TFS

Ellibelle said...

What a cute tag! Love the sweater shape!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week!
Ellibelle's Corner

Margreet said...

Love your ugly sweater, Kitty. Will have to search for that template too. Your kitten is adorable, as is the back of the sweater.
xxx Margreet

Chandhini said...

The kitty in sweater looks so adorable. Love this shaped tag.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awww...!!!! This is just fabulous and SO creative, Kitty!! Love so much how your sweater-shaped tag turned out! SO cute and fun !!! You have always fabulous ideas and this one is surely to caseing!! This shaped tag with that happy kitty makes me smile so much! The kitty sweater looks perfectly matched with the sweather-tag! Love the eyelet with twine detail and the back ! :D
Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge!

Melanie Hungerford said...

That adorable kitty in the sweater made me smile, so cute! Love your sweater theme, thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Kathleen said...

What a great idea for a tag, great papers and image. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at 'We love Chocolate Baroque.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card, love this card and the ones below, so cute.... xxx Merry Christmas 🎄

DIANA L. said...

Such an adorable tag

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

Gorgeous card Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Hug Ginny
SUYP Cats Challenges.
My Blog As I do Rodos

Darlene said...

OMG what a fun & fabulous tag! Aren't you the clever one! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

Please stop by for a visit.

Fikreta said...

oh its so very cute!
Happy holidays! ⛄

cotnob said...

A super tag, this one is certainly cute.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

KraftyKoolKat said...

A gorgeous sweater shaped tag Kitty.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Your ugly sweater tag is so sweet... fun tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Bitten By The Bug.

Karenladd said...

Now this is the opposite of an ugly sweater..and that little kitty agrees! What an absolutely adorable way to the use the template as a gift tag. Love the paper piecing and design so much. I tried to find the sweater template online but having no luck.
I've been tempted to buy an ugly sweater stamp set, but being able to make your own customized sweater is an even better idea. LOVE this!!

Kathy Krug said...

such a cute sweater. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us often.


Heather said...

This is the most adorable "ugly" sweater ever!! Love the cute kitty and the colors you use! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

brenda said...

You have created a really sweet Christmas tag, lovely to see you at We Love Chocolate Baroque, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Bunny said...

What a great tag. I love the beautiful green colors. [Bunny]

Mandy said...

Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

Mandy ♥
DT for The Paper Funday Challenges
Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

Sue McRae said...

That is a darling tag! Love the cute kitty and your clever way to use the landscape die for the white stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps this month!

Alyson Mayo said...

Ugly sweaters don't always have to be ugly - case in point with the adorable cat on the front! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Gale said...

Adorable tag! Something different. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Sheryl said...

Oh gorgeous! Anything cat related is perfect by me.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

CraftingMum said...

A beautiful tag, so lovely, thanks for joining us at Colour crazy craft challenge

Louise x

Lindsey said...

No sweater can be ugly with a cat on it! ;) This is a very cute tag. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Such amazing fussy cutting you did on all of your cards! Looks great!!! I love the variety you made with your tags! They are Purrrfect!

Tracy said...

Cute creation, thanks for joining We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anna M. said...

It cannot be considered an ugly sweater if theres a cute kitty on it! :) Super adorable card!

We are so happy you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.

Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.

You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio

Thank you!

Catie Cuddles said...

Oh my... this is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

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Denise S. said...

What a cute idea for a tag and using something from your stash is even better. Thank you for joining us at Bitten by the Bug 2.