Spellbinders Purrfect-ly Elegant Cats Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome to day two of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!

Today I have another fab giveaway for you, so be sure to read to the end. I thought this lovely pair of cats would make a sweet anniversary card for my feline-loving friends. Entwined tails are definitely a hallmark of ktty antics, perfect for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

The heart was originally gold, too (somehow I lost the pic), but it seemed overwhelming, so I broke it up by using a Copic marker to change it to red. I like that it kept its shine.

For the inside and the envelope, I just embossed the dies. In the picture you can see the embossing on the card a little better because I highlighted it a bit with some chalks. In real life, the tactile feel of the embossing adds elegance to the card.


  • Spellbinders Purrfect, Pawing Around & Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame dies
  • DCWV chalkboard & shimmer stacks
  • Recollections 110# cream cardstock
  • Spellbinders Platinum Pack 3 poster board – gold
  • Copic marker R29
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Simply Defined Double Sided Adhesive & Stay-Put Glue
  • Misc. Ribbon

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Now for the special surprise you’ve been waiting for! The generous folks at Spellbinders have kindly allowed me to offer one of you a $25 gift card (store credit) to their online store! (Credit will not cover shipping costs, duties or taxes.) Thank you, Spellbinders!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win this prize? Let’s start by showing the kind folks at Spellbinders some gratitude… First, go to their Facebook page HERE, like it and leave them a message thanking them for sponsoring the generous giveaway for the Cat Lovers Hop on DAnnsCraftingWhims blog! Then come back here and leave me a comment that you did so. Easy peasy.

Bonus entry option: On Sunday, October 28, 2018 go back through all of my posts for the Cat Lovers Hop and find out how many different Spellbinders dies (just their dies, not poster board or stamps) I used on all of my projects for the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop (Starting with the first post HERE). Send me an e-mail with your answer (d.annscraftingwhims [at] gmail.com).

For a second bonus entry (up to three entries per person total), follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this card. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

This giveaway is open worldwide. You will have until Midnight, Eastern Standard Time, October 28, 2018 to get your comments in. Sometime after noon Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 29, I will publish a post listing all winners from giveaways on my blog from this hop (chosen using Random.org). Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes so, if you’re not subscribed, be sure to check back later that afternoon for that post!!

Ok, that’s it for this post – best wishes to all… Now, on with the hop!



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Cocoa Bear Snowflake Card

Good, warm, cocoa morning! I have an extra fun post for National Cocoa Day. (Yes, there’s a day for that! Are you kidding?! There’s a day for EVERYTHING!!).


I’ll get to those cute little marshmallow cocoa mugs in a moment. I love how this Spellbinders die looks like a snowflake! To add to the look, I used fine blue-gray sparkly paper. I cut out the center with a scissors to make a window. I glued it to a solid backing and then to the top of the inside. Easy- peasy!


Isn’t that bear a cutie with his donut and cocoa?! (you can BEARly see his rosy little cheeks in the pic, but they’re there. : ) I love the sentiment inside:


Aww! If you look close, you can see that I used the die to emboss the inside, keeping the card CAS Clean And Simple yet elegant looking.

Now, about those marshmallow mugs… They’re soooo easy! If you haven’t seen them elsewhere or already tried them, here’s what you need:


All you need are some candy canes, jumbo and mini marshmallows, Nutella (or chocolate frosting) and shortbread cookies. (I’d get them a little bigger next time as these were a bit small.)


Cut the ends off the candy canes. I found a fine toothed, serrated knife worked best.

Poke them into the side of a jumbo marshmallow (I did use my meat thermometer to poke a hole, but it really wasn’t necessary). Spread some Nutella on top and place the mini marshmallows on top. Set it on a shortbread cookie. They make great decorations and can be put into a hot chocolate for a yummy flavor enhancer!

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Supplies used for the card:

  • Spellbinders Victorian Medallion One die
  • Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Beary Big Hugs set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink
  • Copic Markers E13, 23, 31, 33, 74; R20, 24, 29, 90; RV02; W1
  • DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Misc. adhesive.

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Now I’m off to have another cuppa hot cocoa with another marshmallow cocoa cup dunked inside! Edible decorations don’t last long around here for some reason! : )

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your encouraging comments!



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