Monday, October 24, 2016

Cat Lover's Hop

Yipee! The cat lover's hop is open over at Janis' Her Peaceful Garden. It's going to run all this week so there will be lots of kitty themed items to oogle and purr over.

I had this card ready to share on my blog earlier but decided to pull it and wait for this week. It starts off with a gatefold card with a sweet kitty in a pot of flowers. I tried to make the card look delicate and feminine.
Once you open it up you discover that it's a feat of engineering inside as sliding tabs open to reveal the greeting. This style of card is called a variety of things from magic window card, shutter card, gatefold shutter card, to peek a boo card.
Here are a couple of tutorials I used to learn how to make this card: JanB's Shutter Card and Terri's Magic Window Card so you too can make one (engineering degree not required).

I hope you can come join us at the Cat Lover's Hop! If you can't join I hope you can at least stop by to visit all the cats and kittens.

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Barb said...

It's soooo pretty Judy. Really pretty paper and the kitty in the pot is the cutest. Love the colours too. Barbxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well this is a cool style of card, Judy! I've never seen anything like this before and it must be fun to open this up and get the surprise! It's very impressive! I like the name peek-a-boo card as I think the other names aren't quite as cute hehe. I love this little cat in the pot and I still haven't used mine - it's on my pile of cutie-pies to be coloured.

Also wanted to add: I'm in Canada - fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

Carol L said...

How totally cute is this card with that adorable potted kitty and those pretty papers! I love the color scheme and especially the unique fold design! TFS the tutorials!

Di said...

Oh you clever little sausage PJ - I adore this card! Dare I tackle one I wonder?

More on the plaid lecture: plaid in the UK is actually a piece of tartan cloth worn over the shoulder by Scottish folk. There is no right or wrong - it seems that tartan has been transcribed into plaid in North America and that's just fine.

BTW - the Scottish clans were fearsome fighters for territory amongst themselves - let alone keeping the English out! Most clans have two tartans, the 'dress' one which is brighter/more vibrant and the 'everyday' one which is much more muted and almost drab - so it blends in with Scottish heather, gorse and such. Bit like camouflage!

Years ago I had an ankle length tartan kilt for special occasions (I lived in Northumberland and we were used to keeping wild Scots at bay and yet we also subscribed to a lot of Scottish traditions). The colours of the tartan were varied shades of browns and beiges - and it was actually very beautiful, yet it was an 'everyday' tartan - or plaid. Looked amazing with a cream long sleeved pie-crust collar blouse. I know, I know - very Princess Diana! Sigh.

Oh, and before you ask, I don't know what a true Scot wears under his kilt - but I suspect it really is 'nuffin'! Eeeeeeuuuw :(


Di xx

Fikreta said...

happy to see you in cat blog hop!
your card is super cute!
love it!

DonnaMundinger said...

Whoa! how cool is that?!? Gotta check out that fab construction. Thanks for the links. Amazing! Love the adorable little kitty in the pot, too. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

Andrea W said...

The kitty image is darling and I love the colors you used. The inside of your card is awesome! Definitely a fun design.

Karenladd said...

What an impressive card fold and an adorable design! My experience with fancy folds has not been a pretty one, as my cards never turn out the way they're supposed to. My specialty is ending up with the focal image on the wrong side of the card...ha! However, you have obviously done a beautiful job!
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Janeen said...

it's one of your clever engineering feats again. you amaze me.

D.Ann C said...

I LOVE interactive cards and this one is fabulous! I'm bookmarking it for future reference... thanks for linking to the tutorials! Love that sweet kitty!! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

Kelsy Leigh said...

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Carole J said...

Hey, Judy, your gatefold kittie card is so very elegant and feminine, but when you open it up...WOW!! what a brilliant surprise! It does look complicated, but I'm always willing to have a go - so thanks for the links. Gorgeous image and lovely colours used. x I'm in the UK caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Judy, such a cute image and fabulous design.

Christi Conley said...

WOW!! Amazing card - I'll have to check out the tutorials, since I don't have an engineering degree (LOL) - Beautiful coloring and such an adorable stamp! Christi ~ StampinDiva at yahoo dot com ~ USA

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Princess J - so glad I won't need a degree to construct it - do I need a building permit though??

Becca Yahrling said...

Your card is simply beautiful! Love the color scheme, the papers you used & what a fabulous design. Thanks for the links to try one, too.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your pretty card, Judy! The kitty in the flower pot is adorable!
Take Care!

Sarn said...

WOW - PJ - you have excelled yourself here. What a FABULOUS card. Love the cute kitty and you achieved your aim of making it delicate and feminine. Blown away by the engineering and must put this on my list of cards to make. Thanks for sharing the link.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

The Paper Layer said...

Precious little potted kitten! Love your creativity!
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Greta said...

This is really adorable, Judy--Love the image & that beautiful paper!

Viki Banaszak said...

WoW! That is a fancy card! So pretty! USA

LesleyG said...

Does indeed look delicate and feminine, and very clever too xxx

Anonymous said...

I'm visiting you from the Cat Lovers Blog Hop, stunning card xx Lisa from the UK

Janis said...

I humbly bow in the presence of an amazing cardmaker!!!! WOW WOW WOW! This card is just awesome. I LOVE the pretty floral print with the sweet kitty in the flowerpot. The panels of the gatefold style with the print give it almost an Asian screen look. Then the surprise feat of engineering inside is just breath-taking! I KNOW I am not up to this sort of intricate cardmaking, so I will stick to fancy backgrounds and be your cheering section! (Applause!!)

Thanks so much for participating in my 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
<3 J

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SHartl said...

What a pretty card, and the design makes it even more impressive. I love the cute flower patterned paper that goes so well with the sweet kitty.

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, PJ! All those fold boggle my mind! Definitely an engineering feat!

ike said...

How fabulous and such a glorious card design. The kitty is adorable and your colouring rocks !!



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Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card!!! <3

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Sue D said...

Very sweet and I like the fancy fold.
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Dana said...

Awww what an adorable kitten image!! Fabulous card!!

Alex (PinkCraftyMama) said...

Oooh interactive cards are so fun! I love it when non crafters seems so amazed at "how ever did you do that?" pinkcraftymama(at)gmail(dot)com australia