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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! See Ya Later - Cat in the Hat card


It isn't every day that some asks for a 'Cat in the Hat' wedding card.....but when they do, it is great to be challenged and think about what would work on such a card. 

Fortunately I have hoarded tonnes of 'Big Top Birthday' DSP so I had the red stripes and turquoise to work with.

The couple in question are having a 'Cat in the Hat' wedding and therefore aren't traditional people and I know the bride and she is pretty alternative and cool.....

Rather than go with a strict reference to the book, I used the colour scheme to inspire me and threw in the black 'drawn' flower stamp from Hearts A Flutter to echo the illustrations in the book. I used black  for matting to enhance the cartoon-like feel.

The Essentials Wooden Embellishments seem to work with all my experimentation, and they create a trendy feel so I left them on there. I used some Delicate Details Lace Tape  for a touch of elegance among the "zany". 

I also stamped my envelope with some hearts. 

I used this week's sketch from Deconstructed Sketches to help me balance a busy card. 

As I said before, the Big Top Birthday DSP is retired, but everything stays current in My Digital Studio, so you can download it here and print out the pages that you need. EASY!

Since this card has about 12 layers (a new record for me I think!), I have linked it to the Just Add Ink challenge this week which is Just Add Layers! :)

Hope you like my card (...and I hope the bride likes it too!).

Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - Itty Bitty Banners, See Ya Later (retired SAB 2014), Hearts a Flutter
Ink - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Cardstock - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Big Top Birthday DSP - available in MDS
Accessories - Essentials Wooden Elements, Delicate Details Lace Tape
Tools - Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Scallop Edge Punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits


  1. What a fun, unique, card Alison - and way to go, with all those layers!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  2. Your creativity amazes me, Alison! I would love to see pictures of their wedding. They sound like a fun-loving couple.

  3. Certainly a personalised wedding card here! You've done a fab job at adding lots of layers :)
    Great to have your entry this week at Just Add Ink.

    JAI Design Team

  4. What a fun and unusual wedding card Alison but just perfect for a most unusual Cat in the Hat wedding! Red and white stripes definitely say Cat in the Hat to me! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. This card is so much fun, Alison! Thank you for sharing!

  6. What a great card for the wedding theme Alison and such a unique idea! Lot's of fun layers and new products too..:0) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. Wow, that's a lot of layers. Great fun card with fabulous colors. I love all the little heart embellishments. Chantell JAI

  8. Woohoo! Great layering. Love those red stripes and - yes - that sentiment is so true. Thanks for joining us at JAI.

  9. Gorgeous card that really pops...Love it Alison! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week!


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Peace & love
Alison xx