Miss Kate Cuttables Challenge-Animal

It’s time for another challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables; but hang on a minute!  Go get your Miss Kate’s freebie of the day first.  But don’t forget to come back!
The theme this month is animal and, boy, did I have a difficult time figuring out which of the many adorable animal cut files available I wanted to you.  I narrowed it down to two cut files but just couldn’t decide between the two, so I’ll be sharing the second on my Design Team post later this month.
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I’ve been seeing this card fold all over the Internet and just had to take a stab at it myself.  My version is a 5 1/2″ square, but it’s very easy to make in any size.  Whatever width you choose, score 1/4 of the way in and 1/2 way in.  The band in the front is cut to whatever height you want with the same length and score lines…you simply reverse the scores. If that doesn’t make sense or if you’re a visual person, I have several templates on the Hints, Tips and tutorials page under Z Fold Pop-Up.   For those who don’t want to make their own, Lori Whitlock has a file for a card I used as my inspiration. 
I sized the Boy Hedgehog and Girl Hedgehog to fit nicely on the band.   I converted them to a print and cut in my Silhouette by tracing around the edge.  Then I welded their shapes to the band.  The area between them looked a bit empty, so I added a few hearts, created an offset around them and welded that to the band.  Here’s a closer look at that:
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The digital patterned paper is from the I Heart You Kit by The Digi Chick.  I created mats for each section, print and cut it and then used it as a guide for picking the card stock.  The blue is from Bazzill and the red is Raspberry Ripple from Stampin Up.  I sponged the edges of the patterned paper with the Raspberry Ripple as well.
The two pop up hearts were made using the Assorted Hearts cut file; welded to the inserts.  Here’s a look down into the card so you can see the inserts better.
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I color matched the panels I used on the band to the background in the patterned paper and sponged the edges with Lost Lagoon.  I created the greeting and sentiment using the Boys R Gross font in a blue to match.  The X O was cut from the blue card stock.
As a finishing touch, I added an Enamel Dot from Stampin’ Up’s  Brights Collection to her bow.  I coated their noses with a bit of Glossy Accents and I was done!
So now it’s your turn to enter the challenge at Miss Kate’s Facebook Group.  The requirements for the challenge is to follow the theme of the month and use a Miss Kate Cuttable’s file in your creation, including any/all freebies you have.  The challenge will run from this evening through the 4th Monday of each month.  Winners will be announced, in the group, Friday of challenge end week.  Remember this month’s it’s animal.  Good luck!

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  1. I love the hedgehogs and all the hearts!

  2. Denise Sayers says:

    Those hedgehogs are just the cutest things. We have a Z-card coming up as a challenge on CADC and I can’t wait to try one.

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