Here is a tiny version of this weekend’s sketch. It’s a 3″x3″ card. I tried to make it a “warm up card Val’ style”, but it took me way longer then 15 minutes to figure it out.


I knew I wanted to use some scraps from my POP paper. I started out using a 2 3/4″ square of apricot paper on a 3″x3″ white card, but that didn’t look quite right. So I cut one of my Apricot pieces of paper in half and folded it for my card base. Next I used a tiny strip of celery POP paper for my horizontal layer.

The image is from Little Hello’s, another cute set that will retire next month. I stamped it with Black Palette ink on shimmery white cardstock and colored it in with Aqua painter and classic inks: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa and Bashful Blue. I punched it out with a 1 1/2″ circle punch and taped it on to a scrap piece of black cardstock. I used my decorated scissors to make the scallop border.

I had to hold myself back from not using the Argyle stamp from All in a Row. Instead I used the tiny flower border on the bottom of the Celery strip. The flower is punched out of Shimmery White cardstock with the Spring Flower punch. I added a vintage brad in the center as well as three underneath as a stem. 

Last I stamped the saying in black on shimmery white and slipped it under the celery strip. 

Such a simple card. You would think it was done in no time at all. Don’t know what the heck took me so long. I bet I fiddled on that thing for 30-40 minutes. 


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

36 Responses to “Sweet Kitty”

  1. Adorable!! Love your sketch for the weekend! I will be doing this one! Beate, you are so inspirational! Thanks, my friend!

  2. Too cute! Can’t wait to play with the sketch this weekend! Must use some of my new retiring sets. But which one???

  3. Cute!! I am sad to see this one go!! I pulled this from my “sale” pile!! There are too many things that I want to case with this!! Including this one!!

  4. Aww! How sweet! Love the colors and the flower with the brad stem!

  5. Adorable kitty, great sketch (will definitely try this weekend) and I love the row of brads and flower. And what are you talking about . . . a 30-40 minute card IS fast to me, LOL!

  6. This is such a cutie card! I am jealous that you are going to Germany! How fun!

  7. oh this is so cute! I love it!

  8. Great card, love the colors and that cat stamp is adorable

  9. so cute Beate!!! Love it! *HUGS* Alex

  10. Very cute!! I can’t wait to play, we have 3 grad parties today, maybe tomorrow.

  11. great card! I’m probably the only one who is glad Little Hellos is retiring. Not that I don’t like the images. It’s just that my set had warped rubber and it just refused to stick to the blocks. I even stacked some weight on them and left them for days, but no. I could go on and on about my efforts but it’s your blog not mine. But just in case anyone wonders why I didn’t just send them back. I had the set for who knows how long before I actually tried to assemble it and my demo (me) quit so I thought it was too late.

  12. Such a cute card! Love the details!

  13. You went to a lot of detail in the coloring, no wonder it took more than 15min. What a wonderful result! Love your sketch layout!

  14. The card looks great! I think it is So Cute. I love the flowers from the All in a Row stamp set. I love what you have done with the Argyle stamp too on your other cards. You have inspired me to buy the stamp set. It will come with my Preview Order! Yeah I can’t wait!

  15. I just love that stamp. And that card is yummy. I like the brad “stem” thing you have there. That would have taken me all night to make~LOL!!!

  16. Adorable card! This was one of the FIRST SU sets I bought – (as a customer). I’ve never
    been able to get good ideas for it….I’m def going to CASE this!!! Thanks for sharing your
    wonderful creaitons!

  17. Yikes, I missed 15 posts while on vacation! I just LOVE this card! It’s just the CUTEST!

  18. This is adorable…I love it!

  19. Tiny but Mighty!!! That little image never looked so Good!!!

  20. this is so adorable – it was worth the time you spent on it – love it!

  21. I love this Beate! So cute!!

  22. I love this one, Beate! “Warm up”? Hmmmmm, this is too good for a ‘warm up’, baby! *wink*

  23. Your fiddling paid off – this is just adorable! Love how the brads form a stem for the flower.

  24. So cute Beate! I love how you used the brads for the flower stem! You must also be the queen of cutting steady because that scalloped circle is perfect!


  25. Wow, Beate – you put this stamp in a whole new light for me! (Even though it’s retiring!!) Awesome card! Thanks so much…

  26. Such a cute cute card Beate!! Love the POPs…I just got mine. and this is the cutest card I’ve ever seen with this little hellos stamp! Great job 🙂

  27. Beate, I love this sketch. This was my first time doing one of you sketch’s. I love it and so fun! Thanks for putting them up for us to do! I hope it was okay I used the paws instead of the circles. Let me know and I can remove it if not. I don’t know if I am suppose to link it here or not either. Sorry… New to the blog thing still. Stacy (twinshappy) scs

  28. Absolutely adorable card! I think it is very helpful for you to tell us how long it took to make a card, it’s nice to know that even the professionals get stuck on some aspect of a card. Thanks for being so honest and giving!!!

  29. Beate… you are just on FIRE baby! I love your layouts, love the way you are using that all in a row stamp (I am copy casing that one), just LOVE all that you do! Love ya my sweet friend!

  30. beate, i love this card and your use of Little Hellos and POP. gonna take mine out and give it a try! thanks as always.

  31. Darling little card! Love your coloring and the three brads under the flower. They look like a stem.

  32. This is so cute! I love these cards you are doing!

  33. Do you use this stamp set a lot? I was thinking of getting it before it retired. What are your thoughts?

  34. I love this card! How cute!

  35. The small card give a totally different look to this stamp set. This is adorable.

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