Kitty Hello Cards with Older Stamps

Hello Lovely.  Today I want to talk about using the stamps in our stash.  We all love to buy, I know I do, but are we using what we already have?  I have some stamps that are from when I first started card making over 20 years ago.  They've been acquiring dust, because like every other crafter I'm attached to what's shiny and new.  I've vowed to change that habit or to set the older stamps free by selling or donating them.  First, I need to use the stamp to see if I still love it.


I'm starting with this kitty and this ballon.  I'm sorry I don't know the brands because I unmounted them ages ago.  If you're looking for great kitty stamps to color I suggest you check out Newton's Nook, as they make some really cute kitty stamps.


I used Copics to color these cute images.  Kitty one is done in Earth tones, Kitty two is done in the Cool Gray tones and Kitty three is done in Warm Gray tones.  When I colored these I had no real plan of making them into anything.  I merely wanted to compare the grays and try the new earth colors I'd purchased.  I stamped the images on to Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock using Gina K. Amalgam ink.  I'll be honest, these colored images sat on my desk a week or longer before I decided to fussy cut them and add them to cards.


The first card I completed was Kitty three, with no balloon.  I thought they looked like they were waving, so I pulled some "Hello" die cuts from my stash.  After I created the first one I saw the Birthday Ballons stamps set by Newton's Nook, and it gave me an idea.  I have a ballon in my stash and what would be cuter than a Kitty with a balloon saying hello?  Balloons were stamped, colored and fussy cut just like the Kitties.  I used some sewing thread that matched the colors of each ballon and carefully tied it to the base of the balloon.


Each Kitty is popped up on foam tape, as is the balloon.  The thread tails are secured under the foam tape in two places behind the kitty.  I pulled patterned paper from my stash and created simple backgrounds.  That's it.  Nothing to fancy, but they sure are cute!

Thanks for swinging by today.  I've linked to some of the products I used below.  Dust off your old stamps and create something you enjoy today.

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