Friday, March 7, 2014

Guest Designer at My Craft Spot - Critter Cards

Happy Friday! I was SO happy to have been invited to guest design for Kimberly at My Craft Spot today. I have followed Kimberly's blog for a long time and learned lots of awesome crafty tips from her. She sells stamps and dies but she also sells beautiful crinkle ribbon, baker's twine, sequins, etc. in her My Craft Spot Shop. You should definitely check her shop out if you haven't already.

I love cute little critters and punny sentiments and was excited to showcase a couple of creations using her Cute Critters stamp set. Both of these are A2 size cards (4.25" by 5.50"). I wanted them to coordinate so I used some of the same products on both of them. The patterned paper on both is from American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 paper pad. I also used my corner rounder for the layered piece on each one of these and my Spellbinders Classic Ovals Die set for the oval background behind each critter.

For my ducky card I used the darling 'You QUACK me up!' sentiment from My Craft Spot's Cute Critters set. The adorable duck is a Peachy Keen CottageCutz set called Duck with Egg 4x4. I used some pretty crinkle ribbon and Valentine Cherry Cupcake twine.

To give my card a finished look I inked the edges, added Glossy Accents to the duck's eyes and chalk to her cheeks. I also used my Fine point Sharpie pen to make some accent dots.

Now for my second card:

 Isn't that skunk SO sweet? I think this little cutie would brighten anyone's day. The skunk is another Peachy Keen Cottage Cutz die called Stinky Skunk 4x4. I thought she was perfect to go with this cute sentiment from the Cute Critters stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on the My Craft Spot's Ribbon Banners Wavy Die.

I did more inking, chalking, and added Glossy Accents to her eyes. I also added some Prima Flowers. I added adhesive pearls to the middles and drew some stems and leaves onto them so it could be a little bouquet of flowers. I also added more accent dots with my fine point Sharpie pen.

I hope you enjoyed my cards. Thanks again to Kimberly for having me guest design for her. It was a lot of fun. Kimberly was also super sweet and has offered to let me give a stamp set away to one of my lucky followers. All you need to do is leave a comment here on my blog and let me know which My Craft Spot stamp set is your favorite. You can check out her stamps HERE

Have a wonderful day! Hugs- Glora

Quick Link to Products Used:

Cute Critters stamp set Ribbon Banners - Wavy metal dies

CottageCutz Stinky Skunk CottageCutz Duck and Egg Die


  1. Whoooo Hoooo!!! Congrats on your Guest Designer Spot!!!
    Your critter cards are just as CUTE as can be!!!! Love those adorable faces and perfect matching sentiments!!! One of my favorites from Kimberly!
    AWESOME job!!!!!

  2. Both of your cards are absolutely adorable, Glora!!! Those faces are too cute!!! Congrats on your guest designer spot!

  3. Your cards are so adorable! They are happy cards and they make me smile! TFS!

  4. YAY Glora! So excited to see you guesting! You did AMAZING!!! These are both absolutely darling - they just make me totally happy!

  5. Your projects are so adorable! Thanks for sharing! I love the Jar Basics Stamp Set! (

  6. Glora, your cards are absolutely darling! Congrats to you~ so glad to see you GD at MCS!! Yeah!
    Sherrie K

  7. Congrats on your GDS!! Both cards are ADORABLE!!
    Adore the sweet sentiments!!!
    My favorite is Banner sentiments!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  8. I like both of your cards, if I had to pick a favorite it would be the skunk.


  9. Glora ~ Oh look how CUTE this card is!! OMG I have that duckie die and TOTALYL forgot about it unit right now!! As always sweet friend LOVE it and CONGRATS on the guest DT spot too! You so talented beside AMAZINLY sweet!

  10. Congratulations on the guest designer spot! These are just the cutest little critters ever! I just love the pretty prints and bright and cheery colors you used! I like the Jar Basics stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Very cute cards. You used my favorite stamp set Cute Critters--I already own it. One I like that I don't have is Tickets.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  12. Such adorable cards, Glorajean!! Your little critters are so cute - and such fun sentiments too! It's such a treat to have you as a GD at MCS!!

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Your cards are adorable, love the fun colors and patterns you used. And those faces on the critters are just darling! Congrats on the guest designer spot! By the way the Chalkboard Sentiments is one of my favorite stamp sets!

  14. OMG Glora, Congratulations on the guest designer spot! SUPER DUEPR job with both of your cards, just ADORABLE!!! :)

  15. Congrats Glora on your guest designer spot! Your cards are so "stinky" adorable! I really enjoy all your projects!

  16. ADORABLE!!!! Love both cards and what great colors:)