Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Surprise Kitty In Pumpkin Tutorial

Hello everyone! Well as promised, here is the tutorial for the Surprise Kitty In Pumpkin. If you did not see the original post, you can see it HERE
First I will give you a list of the cuts and sizes:
All cuts are from Create A Critter 2
1. Kitty cut at 2 inches- stamp face with PK face (optional)
2. Pumpkin cut at 3 inches
3. Fence cut at 4.5 inches
4. Grass cut at 2 inches X 2
5. Clouds and moon cut at 3.5 inches

Now you will need to cut the center piece out of fence, the top of the base piece of the pumpkin, and the kitties legs/tail. You will also need to punch a small hole in center bottom of kitty for brad placement. Use above picture as reference.

To create the card front you will need to cut a 4 X 51/4 inch piece of paper and using a circle punch, punch a semi-circle in the top. This will allow for the tag pull. You will also need to cut an 1/8 wide slit from the center bottom up 1 inch to 2 1/8 inch. 
The tag is cut at 3 X 4 1/2 and you will need to punch a small hole in the center 1/4 inch up from bottom center. Use above picture as reference. 
The back of the card front
To assemble these pieces you will need a 1/2 X 7 inch strip of lightweight paper for the support band seen in picture above. I used a piece of printer paper. You will fold it loosely around the tag and glue closed. Glue this piece to the center back making sure it is positioned below punched semi-circle. Slide the tag into the support strip and add a brad through the punched hole and slit. 
Turn card around and thread brad through kitty cut and secure brad closed. Stamp sentiment onto tag and add an eyelet to tag and thread ribbon through for the pull. Glue your card front to a standard A2 sized card ( 4 1/4 X 5 1/2) gluing only along sides and bottom. Make sure to leave top open. I also made sure to glue 1/4 inch outside along the edges of slit to just to reinforce it from ripping. Now your ready to decorate!

I started with the fence and you will have to slide it under the kitties head. Then I added the pumpkin gluing only the bottom and about 1/3 way up sides with the kitties head in the down position. This will ensure they will line up. Then I added the rest of the pieces and stamped the sentiment on the front!

I hope you all understand my tutorial and if you have any questions, please ask! Have a great day and thanks for visiting!


Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

OMG THAT IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are so talented.I have to try this out.Thanks for the video.

mum of two said...

Can't wait to copy this GiGi :) thanks for the tutorial.

Pam said...

Thank you so much for the instructions! Love this card! So many possibilities.

Sherry said...

OMGosh, that is absolutely adorable. TFS

Kathy Salido said...

Adorable card Gigi, thanks for the how to!!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the tutorial,Your card is just ADORABLE!!!:)

Creative M said...

Enjoy your day,

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow awesome card and tutorial. TFS AJ-

My Crafting Channel said...

Thanks you sooooo much GiGi. When you posted your card the other day I knew I had a file that this would work perfectly with. Thanks for the tutorial. I found it very easy to understand nd it was even easy to adapt to the image I wanted to use. Here is a link to the card I made using your tutorial...


Again, thank you for taking the time to write the tutorial. I love it and will be adapting it to many cards in the future.

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Kathy:) said...

Oh wow! I love this!!!! It's so cute! I'll have to try this.
I'm a new follower.
Thanks you for sharing this with all of us.