Practicing Creativity

Cheshire cat masculine birthday card

I whipped up this grinning cat card featuring Dr. Digi's Cheshire Cat digital stamp for a young cousin of mine's birthday. He always likes my cards and thanks me for them, which I appreciate. I just purchased this Paper Addicts Mandala Dreams paper pad and was looking for a digi to pair it with; this stamp is the perfect match. Although it's more monotone than his blue/teal Genie card from last year, I like how it turned out.

Since the paper is so busy I didn't think it needed much in the way of embellishments. These black/tan buttons from my stash add a simple finishing touch.

The sentiment was created with TroutKings BTN font. The outside 'Smile!' sentiment is paired with ''s your birthday!' inside.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Paper Addicts Mandala Dreams paper pad
Digital stamp – Dr. Digi's Cheshire Cat
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle, rectangle & square stax
Embellishments – buttons
Font – TroutKings BTN

I'm linking up with: Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #44 – ATG with a cat, Get Creative Challenges #82 – ATG w/opt. monochromatic, Dare 2B Artsy July – Masculine Birthday, Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #109 – ATG, and Simply Create Too #151 – ATG.


  1. Girrrrl... I LOve that color combo... chocolate brown, black, beige & just a tinge of yellow. Then you combine it with that DP design - kinda Moroccan, oooeeeee - nice! I had an old friend come visit this last week and when she saw your cards she picked one up and rubbed her finger over it, ooohed and awwwed at all the layers! She loved them Shani! LOL - I enjoy watching people discover your cards!

  2. The colors and mix of papers are fabulous. Awesome coloring.

  3. Such a cute and mischiveous kitty! I love everything about your card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
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  4. C'est chat est inoubliable ! Très jolie carte Shani!

  5. Well, your card was certainly successful over here. (Meaning it totally made me smile. (: ) Fantastic card! I love the colours. Always nice when someone tells you they appreciate your cards, isn't it?

  6. How fantastic ! That is a superb paper set and your colouring on the cool cat really rocks ! An excellent masculine card - I am sure he will love this one too =^..^=
    Thank you very much for purring to play at SUYP Cats Challenges :-)
    IKE =^..^=

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  7. Well your card certainly made me smile! I love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  8. Fabulous masculine card! I love your paper choice. Thank You for joining us at Simply Create Too, Robin-DT Memmber

  9. Who doesn't love that smile! Love the papers and layout, your cousin will love it!


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