Saturday, August 20, 2011


Welcome to my little corner of blogosphere. If you've come here just on a random whim, welcome! I'd love to encourage you to visit Melanie Muenchinger's website, because I'm featuring stamps she designed. Besides, you will learn so much from her!

I have really been enjoying bringing you projects using Melanie's Basket Buddies this month. Wow! There are so many ways to work these stamps. They play nicely with all sorts of other sets! I've used Melanie's Hip to Be Square today to make 2 cards to welcome some of our heroes home!

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I simply created a 'sofa' of Basic Grey paper, overlaid clear plastic, and superimposed the cross lines for the window. The plush bed works great with the sentiment from Nina's Lovely Labels 3 and a Spellbinder's Fancy Tag #2 die. Just add some ribbon (wide ribbon on the left is May Arts, across tag die is organdy) and some bling, and there you have it!

I followed the same design with the kitties, and their sofa. I stamped the critters separately, and colored them using Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

I created the background using distress inks and blending foam to mimic the light inside a house as they await their master's arrival. This card uses Spellbinder's Fancy Tags #3 die and gingham ribbon with a Prima flower and a gorgeous little button from Gina K.

A finishing touch I love to use brings light to their eyes with glossy accents. I also use it on the puppies' noses - you know they are always wet! I hope you enjoy both of these cards. I love this set so much, and am honored to showcase their uses!

This set can be put to so many uses. Is your child going off to college and leaving a loved pet behind? Do you know someone whose heart is breaking at the loss of their family member? Do you just want to send a silly note with an adorable image? This is the puuuuurrrrfect set!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So awesome on both Ky!! I really love your sentiment treatment on both, I always struggle with that, lol!

  2. I LOVE this idea! Nothing like faithful pets waiting for you by the window! Terrifically creative! :) Cute sofas! :)

  3. Hi Kyra! This is a great idea, and I love all your cards using the Basket Buddies set. Your love for animals really come through your cards :) Great job!!

  4. Love all your cards using Melanie's stamps! These little loyal friends are so cute!!!!


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Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!