Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Cards with Critters Blog Skip! I’m delighted to be included in this pint-sized blog hop showcasing cards with various animals.  You should have come here from Becca’s blog, Expressions.  But if you just happened to stop by and want to find the beginning, please go to the OWH Stars and Stamps blog to get back to the start.

As soon as I saw the theme of the blog skip, I knew I would use some of my Lawn Fawn critters.  The trouble was picking which one, or ones, to use!  So I narrowed the choices down to about seven favorites and asked my friends on Facebook to help me.  Cat, rabbit and dog received the most votes, so I decided to use all three.  I’ve combined them on a birthday card that I feel is suitable to send anyone – boy or girl, man or woman, adult or child.  I stamped the hats on a scrap piece of cardstock, colored them, cut them out, and then adhered them to the image panel, so I could work them around the animals’ ears.  The layout for this card is one of the older OWH Stars and Stamps sketches.  I like it because it’s a quick and easy one to put together.


Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps also has a lot of really cute animal images in both clear stamp and digital stamp formats, and I wanted to use something from their product line, too.  I chose this simple Rhubarb the teddy bear image, stamped it on brown and dusky pink designer paper, and then pieced the pink stomach onto the brown bear.  I pulled some coordinating papers from the same 6″ x 6″ paper pad and used them for the background of the card and the sentiment panel.  I used last week’s Freshly Made Sketch for the layout this time; it’s another pretty simple one to put together.  This card turned out a little more pink and feminine looking than I had originally planned.  Oops.


One of my cardmaking goals this year is to use a lot of my older designer papers. I’ve accomplished that with both of today’s cards; these papers date back at least to 2007! Eeeeep! 😆

So there you have it – two critter cards.  I hope they inspire you to create something with an animal (or two or three!) for Operation Write Home!  Your next stop on this blog skip is Marlene’s Cubbyhole Creations. Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll visit again soon.

Supplies for the birthday card:
Stamps: Critters in the ‘Burbs, Hats Off to You, A Birdie Told Me (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Petal Patch designer series paper (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic)

Supplies for the thinking of you card:
Stamps: Thoughtful Rhubarb (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette (Stampin’ Up); designer papers from Blush 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: scallop border die (SNSS)

52 Responses to “OWH Cards with Critters Blog Skip!”

  1. Eek! These are so cute! Love the lawn Fawn stamps, and the little SSS bear is precious!

  2. I commend you on using up your older supplies – I don’t mind using anything that is older but usually try to combine it with something newer.

  3. Great cards! Love the images and papers! Tfs!

  4. Really cute cards! I adore the first one. So stinkin cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. cute critter cards – you will have to start doing Oldie Moldie Monday – it is amazing how well that works for using up some of your older supplies

    Barb Housner

  6. I know it’s simple but I love the layout of the first card!

  7. Adorable! Love them!

  8. Cute cards. I like how you did some paper piecing on the cards. Good luck with your goal of using up your old paper. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I think I have older paper than you do for sure – always a challenge to use it up. Thanks for sharing very up-to-date cards; unless you confess, no one knows the age of the cards (or you!).

  10. Super cute. I love how you did the hats.
    Hummer Hugs,

  11. I like your critter cards. My favorite is the teddy bear – even if it is a little pink. Pink is a great color. 🙂 April

  12. So very cute! The stamps are super sweet and I love the patterned papers you used! TFS!

  13. Nothing wrong with a pink card – I really like how the bear works with the papers. Great set!

  14. What darling images and you created such delightful cards with them. I love the papers you used to compliment them too.

  15. Hi Patricia! Thanks for sharing your cute critter creations! I love your color choices on the birthday card; they go purr-fectly with the striped DP!

  16. Very sweet cards! I like the subtle colors. (especially the first one – I find myself using those greens and blues together all the time)

  17. your birthday card is adorable!! thanks for sharing

  18. Cute and I agree, the first on can go to anyone! TFS!

  19. Patricia!!! I love those Lawn Fawn critters! I don’t have that set yet, but it sure is on my list of things I NEED from Lawn Fawn. Great cards, both of them! I love what you did here. 🙂

  20. Awww, your teddy bear is so cute! TFS

  21. Your critter cards are terrific!! I like how you grouped them on the first card. Good for you for using up the old paper! I think that’s a terrific goal.

  22. Oh these are both so cute, Patricia!! Great minds think alike – I went with Lawn Fawn, too 🙂 Thanks so much for participating in our skip today! Love these cards!

  23. Great cards– love the lawn fawn and that little bear is beary-sweet 🙂

  24. Patricia I loved seeing your cards today, they are wonderful! I think you have a great idea for using more of your stashed patterned papers this year. I have a bunch under my desk that I’ve pulled out and used a few times so far and it feels good to be doing something with it. Thanks for a fun idea!

  25. Very cute critter cards. I like the simple sketches and the paper you used. I’ve been organizing my paper scraps so I can use them up.

  26. Very cute cards. The papers you used look very trendy!

  27. Cute cards, I love how you made party hats for the critters! Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Really great cards. I really like the sentiments on the last card.

  29. Cute cards. Good for you for using up your stash of PP. I need to do the same. Happy day!

  30. Oh, those are just so darling! I love Lawn Fawn’s simplicity and really LOVE the idea of cutting out the birthday hats and putting them on your dog and kitty!

  31. Lawn Fawn is among my new favorites and I can totally relate to having difficulty choosing which to use! Nice job with the hats too… They look like they are meant to be just the way you have them. Thanks for sharing these fun cards on today’s OWH skip!

  32. Great cards – loving all these animals………..Thank you for sharing…….

  33. That pink teddy bear card would be perfect to give to a little girl. So sweet. Keep usin’ up the paper. It still looks good!

  34. Love the birthday card and the sketch is great. I’ll have to look that one up.

  35. Love the adorable kitten in the party hat! She reminds me of our delightful Mittens who fills our days with joy . . . Mary

  36. Sweet cards. Lawn Fawn makes the cutest “critters” Thank you for sharing.

  37. Adorable work with the top card. I think that color scheme is part of what makes the card so versatile. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Very cute cards! I recognized both sketches, they are among my favorites to use! I especially like the paper pieced bear!

  39. Love the cards! Great ideas on the layout.

  40. These are really sweet cards! The critters are so cute. 🙂

  41. I really like the party hats and I am glad to see you are using your stash.

  42. Such cute cards. Really love the little bear with his paper pieced tummy. TFS!

  43. Very nice cards! I really like those Lawn Fawn critters–so cute! Especially the rabbit! Your Sweet n’ Sassy bear is very cute, too! I have some of their digital stamps! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  44. I know the feeling about having older papers to work my way through all too well – lol! Love your cards – the LF images are just too cute and I love the striped papers you used (I love stripes!), and that bear from SSS is just so sweet and I like how you stamped it on brown and paper pieced the pink tummy – nice reminder that I don’t always have to color images in. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards and for your support of OWH!

  45. I love the rhubarb bear. He is so cute!!

  46. I love how you added the hats to the critters to work around their ears – I need to remember that for my niece’s birthday. Thanks for the ideas.

  47. Wonderful card, fun. I love dogs and have some to use too. The paper idea is one I’ll start on today! TFS.

  48. I liked your cards. great images and great papers.

  49. Both creations are cute and sweet. Love the paper-pieced pink belly on the teddy

  50. Awww Patricia… how ca-ute are these cards?? Super cute! I really like how you paper pieced teddy’s belly… nice touch. Thanks for participating in the skip!

  51. Such cute little critters! TFS!

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