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Beach Kitten birthday card

Beach Kitten purrfect birthday card, by Paperesse.

This Beach Kitten birthday card is destined for my niece who loves cats. The stamp is Meljen's Designs Beach Kitten. She has designed some really cute cat digis, like the retired one used on this 'No butts about it...' card.

The seaside papers are a free digital download from Cardmaking and Papercraft issue 81. The sentiment was created with Amelie font.

Embellishments are crinkled paper ribbon and buttons. Now about those buttons...if you think I went a bit overboard there, you're right. I had intended to have only three, but due to a glue malfunction (or my less than steady hand) spot coverage was necessary.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Seaside free Cardmaking and Papercraft issue 81 download
Digital stamp – Meljen's Designs Beach Kitty
Color—Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics square stax
Embellishments – crinkled paper ribbon, buttons
Font – Amelie

I'm linking up with: Creative with Stamps #27 – Cute Animals, Crafts Galore #52 – ATG, Always Happy Birthday – Birthday ATG, A Bit More Time to Craft #69 – ATG, and Love to Craft Challenge Blog #23 – ATG.


  1. Such an adorable card! Your niece will surely love it. The image is truly wonderful and so beautifully coloured and the papers and embellishments are perfect!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” June Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

  2. Awwww... I love the pink outfit on this cutie - and the matching crinkled 'ribbon'! Girrrl! I know how it goes with an unsteady hand and spot coverage! Today I was addressing a wedding card with a Calligraphy pen and it was perfect until I misspelled my last name in the return address! By the way, I don't think five buttons is 'overboard' - my first impression on seeing the card is a big grin! Your pencil work is so smooth on this image - and your shading is masterful! Nicely done Shani!

  3. Stopping over from the Creative with Stamps blog after linking up my card. This is soooo adorable!! Sweet image (I need to print out some of my Meljen's images!) and your papers are Purrrrfect! : )

  4. OMGosh, how cute!!! Love that bikini-clad kitty and fun summer papers. My nieces love cats too.

  5. So much fun! That kitty image is way cute....a bikini on a cat - tee hee! Wonderful papers and I think that five buttons is the perfect amount of buttons, so yay for the oopsie. (:

  6. Such a cute image, colored so wonderfully. Thanks for sharing your cute little animal card with us at Creative With Stamps!

  7. Cute card. I love the background paper and of course that cute kitty. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

  8. I love this cute kitty card!! Just adorable and she is ready for the summer and beach birthday party. Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina dt

  9. Mmmmm! ça sent bien l'été, les vacances, la plage, le soleil, et les glaces!!! Tu as bien choisi les papiers pour transmettre ce sentiment de bienêtre qui procurent les jours d'été!! En plus, l'image est superbe, moi aussi j'ai cette coquette chatte et je ne l'ai jamais peint!


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