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Catered Crop–Animal House Recipe Swap

Linda has a new, fun recipe swap at the Catered Crop.  This time around the theme is “Animal House”,  Just add wild life, pets, or any animal (dogs, cats, bears . . . ) anywhere in your paper project.

I made a birthday card for my daughter. (Can I say I can’t believe she is 12!!  Where has the time gone?)  I thought these cute bears from Lili of the Valley were perfect both for her birthday and for the “Animal House” challenge.


2013-11-21 LOTV Bday WM


Linda has curated an “Animal House” Pinterest board to get our creativity started.  Click on the photo below to be taken directly to the Pinterest board.


All Creatures


Stop by the Catered Crop and link up your Animal House project by December 7th.



Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Birthday Bumps from Lili of the Valley,  Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Close To My Heart Tulip
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Papertrey Kraft CS, October Afternoon Cakewalk 8x8 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Stampin’ Up edge punch, Papertrey Journaling tabs & numbers dies, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc. buttons, cereal box (to make the chipboard numbers)




Desire Fourie said…
This is just delightful and such a cute image. Love the buttons with the twine.
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Janis said…
Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Sandra H said…
Wow again this is another of your amazing creations the colour is absolutely beautiful and the image coloured to perfection lots of lovely embellis too .....take care xx
Pam said…
I just love this adorable card! The image is precious! Hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday!
Jennifer said…
Great card, Cheryl. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x
Davi said…
Such a pretty card with the sweet image! Love the way you colored it and the sweet dps to go with it ;)
Tamie said…
Oh My Gosh this is super cute! I adore the image and the way you colored it. The layout is very cool too. Thank you so much for sharing your very inspirational creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks
Sarah Gough said…
This is just adorable!
This card is delightful. I really like the colors and the design. You have a great eye.

Mary Anne
Chana said…
Cheryl, this is a wonderful design! I love the paper piecing of the blanket and the stitched sentiment. Nice paper combination and beautiful coloring! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
Leanne said…
This image is so cute, makes me smile. I love this paper, and nice touch with the twine and button!
Thanks for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT@4CC!
~ginny said…
Love the combo of DP and colors you chose for this design Cheryl! Paper piecing the one background DP onto the blanket is very creative! Nicely done indeed! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge.
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
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Beckie said… warm and cuddly feeling. Just <3. You should link up in my linky party…’s anything goes and you can link up once a day :D

Be blessed, Beckie
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Cheryl, this is CUUUUUTE! Makes me want to go shopping again at LOTV! LOVE the card layout, too! Very sweet design!
crafty-stamper said…
gorgeously cute image and love the mixture of B.papers and added twine and buttons-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
carol DT x
Susan Kennedy said…
How adorable!!! Love the layout and the stitching!! All the elements.. just gorgeous! That stamp is just FANTASTIC!!! I love LOTV!!Your coloring is FANTASTIC!!!! Saw you on MIM!!!

- Susan
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KraftyKoolKat said…
Very cute creation Cheryl and gorgeous Paper Piecing. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafting.

Cathy DT Member
Ruza Rebel said…
Super sweet card! Those bears are so adorable! Thank you for sharing your favorite embellishments with us this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner
Docerela said…
Super cute card.

thank you for joining us this week at Docerela Creations

Beckie said…
So great to see your link up in my Just Because Linky Party!!! Such an adorable card.

Be blessed, Beckie
Corysnana1 said…
Love this card. The colors are so festive and the design is fabulous. Great coloring, too. Thanks for linking up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week.
lalkygirl said…
what a fab card ,love the colours and sweet image
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x
Cute card! Fun color combo! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
Jo Ann said…
This is such a happy card...Love the colors you used and the DP's and lay-out are so fabulous. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining the fun at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create. God bless!

Zenita Smith said…
So cute and perfect for a 12 year old. Please tell your daughter Happy Birthday from all of us out in cyber world!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge
Linda McClain said…
Ah . . . so sweet. I love those little bears and what you did with them. So precious. Happy birthday to your girl!
Bee Happy Scrap said…
So beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
DT Member Sara
Wendy Fraser said…
Just adorable, love the cute bears, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

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