All Boxed Up with Clever Cats

Today and tomorrow are big days at Stampin’ Up! that give us great reasons to expect a brown box on our doorsteps in the near future. Today is the last day to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale – 15% off select Designer Series Papers. Tomorrow is the launch of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog and a two-month Sale-a-Bration. Yippee!

To celebrate the brown boxes that will soon be delivered, I’ve made a card with a cardboard box and an even bigger cat that fits perfectly inside. Here’s my card:

Clever Cats, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Here’s a look at the Clever Cats Stamp set, available tomorrow during the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog:

Clever Cats, Stampin Up! 156490While the set is designed as a Halloween set, these cats are versatile to be used throughout the year – my card isn’t particularly Halloween-themed despite the adorable black cat. ♥

Clever Cats, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The layers on my card are simple and came together easily – here are the layer measurements on my card, starting with the base of the card and working my way up the the cat:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Basic White – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 3-1/4″ square
  • 2022-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Cinnamon Cider) – 3-1/8″ square
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Thick Basic White (cropped with Layering Circles Die)

I stamped the cat and outline of the box with Memento Tuxedo Black ink (see the image above) and then added the Cinnamon Cider color inside the box (see the image directly under the cat). Such an easy way to add a little color to the image. I carried both the Basic Black and Cinnamon Cider colors from the stamped image to the layers on my card – such a great color combination! If you like this mix of Basic White, Cinnamon Cider and Basic Black as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Basic White, Cinnamon Cider, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Clever Cats  Papers: 2022-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Cinnamon Cider), Cinnamon Cider, Basic Black, Basic White, Thick Basic White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cinnamon Cider  Accessories: Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Isn’t this oversized cat in a tiny box adorable?! There’s a solution – make sure your order requires big, roomy boxes. šŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today!


Clever Cats, Stampin Up! 156490


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  1. I love your card! This set is a keeper!

  2. Like your colors and this set is so CATTY ! For those of us who have ever had a cat this is a PURR FECT Halloween set !
    Cute card !

  3. Adorable! So adorable I just added this stamp set to my next order!

  4. As a cat person, this card really warms my heart!

  5. The recipient of this adorable Halloween card will definitely smile. Enjoy your day!

  6. So Adorable! Love your layout with the square and circle!

  7. Love these cats!! Great card!

  8. Wasn’t sure if I wanted this set……….You’ve SOLD ME!!!!

  9. OMG- Sooo cute!!! Love this cat!

  10. your card gave me my first smile of the day such a great personality on that cat – gotta love i

  11. How very clever! Your creativity continues to amaze me! Well done!

  12. Your card is too stinkin’ cute! It’s purrrfect! šŸ˜‰

  13. I am so not a cat person but this is a great set and I adore your fun card!

  14. I had not even considered this set but I think I need it just to CASE this card! Best. Card. Ever.

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