May 132021

Here is a birthday card for my 12 year old granddaughter.  She loves cats, and she loves to read.

Her favorite books right now are the “Warriors” series written by Erin Hunter.  She loves them so much that I decided I would read them, too, so that we could talk about all the adventures of the many cats that the books are about.  Okay.  I didn’t realize that there were nearly 100 books (so far!).  My granddaughter has every one of them!  She reads them as quickly as they are released.  I am starting the 3rd or 4th series.  We have so much fun talking about all the quests and life’s lessons that the books present.

The card is a fancy fold card box.  My card is a total CASE of the one found HERE on the tutorial for the design.

The card closes to a standard 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ size perfect for mailing.

A sentiment was placed on the black card stock band which keeps the card closed until easily removed.

On a totally random note:

I love my Stamparatus, but the magnets are so strong that it can get really hard to pick them up and place them.  I saw this idea somewhere (wish I knew where now so that I could give credit).

Just wrap the magnets in some fun designer paper, and it makes a great flap.  It allows for a much easier and controlled pick up and placement of the magnet.  AND..  you get to have these super cute designer paper covered magnets.  Seriously, what could be better!

Happy Crafting!


Splitcoaststampers WT844 – Take the Scenic Route

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Spots & Stripes (The kitties have spots and stripes!)

Show Us Your Pussycats – Challenge #66 Furrything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Week 623 Create a Landscape or Scene

Crafty Animals – Challenge #50

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – May 2021 (Love this blue mulberry paper with embossed silver stars!)

Love to Craft Challenge Blog – LTCCB #58 May Anything Goes


Stamps: SU “Nine Lives”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White, True Black and Enchanted Evening; Stars Designer Mulberry Paper

Inks: SU Not Quite Navy; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Gingham Ribbon; SU “Cat” Punch; Martha Stewart Tree Border Punch; Fiscars “Grass” Punch; Circle Punch

9 Responses to “Birthday Warriors”

  1. What a great shaped card and a fabulous scene too. I’m sure you grand daughter loves it. Thanks so much for joining in with my theme this week at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  2. that is so sweet that you can share in the books with your granddaughter and you guys can talk about it, she will love this card, and that is so neat how it opens up to reveal the other cats!

  3. What a cool idea for the magnets!! I love your card too.

  4. What a neat idea for a card! And what a cool grandma you are to read the same books as your granddaughter! That’s awesome!!
    Great tip too!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. Hello my friend … hope you are well! WOW that’s an amazing fancy fold creation … and so cute with the kitties! Love the magnet idea too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. What a great gift for your granddaughter to receive a special card like this! I love the unique fold and cute cats! You’ll both have a lot to share once you finish reading all those books!

  7. What a pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at CHPP.
    DT Stacey

  8. Aw, you had me with the kitties, of course, but love that you made the card into a bridge card! I’d love you to enter this into my fun fold challenge on my blog! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you join us again soon.
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for Fun Folds!

  9. Hello, just noticed your project on crafty animals blog and to say it is really gorgeous. Vee xx

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