International Women’s day Bloghop | Customer Playful Sentiments – Cute Donuts Digi Stamp

by Colleen Balija

Hi everyone,
This is Colleen.

Happy International Women’s Day! Today crafters have come together around the world to celebrate YOU and all the amazing women in this wonderful community around the world, with an inspirational blog and Insta Hop.

Alex Syberia Design is proud to be a sponsor of this inspiring event, along with these amazing companies:


All the details about the Blog Hop & Insta Hop can be found HERE at the beginning of the hop!


Today I want to share 2 cards with Custom Playful Sentiments! I’m using the Cute Donuts digital stamp that was released in February. One of the donuts looks like a kitty, which inspired my idea!

cute-dinuts-alex-syberia-cardmaking-stamps-cascardsIsn’t this stamp adorable? Alex has some real playful digital stamps to choose from! I looked up cat memes online and came up with two custom playful sentiments that are PURRfect for my cat cards!



For my first card, I printed my cat onto Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock. I did this twice so that I could use one as a mask to do some ink blending behind the cat that I shall now name Beatrice! I used Catherine Pooler inks in Garden Party, Lime Rickey, and Grass Skirt and then sprayed them with water to get a cool distressed look. Can you see it below?

Aren’t those colors springy and cheerful! Next I colored Beatrice and added googlie eyes to her. I got this idea from my dear friend Erica C. Thanks for the idea, Erica!


The last part was to add my custom playful sentiment, which says “Meow You Doin?” That seemed to fit perfectly with Beatrice’ playful personality! I arranged the letters in a playful way too, using Stamp Market’s Chunky Alphabet stamp. I adhered Beatrice to a black cardbase and she was ready for some mischief!



My next card is mostly filled with playful sentiments and one of the Cute Donuts from Alex’s release! This one is Beatrice’s cousin, and his name is Frank. Frank was not happy with having to blend in rather than stand out like his cousin. But hey, I needed him to cooperate! Ok, I digress, back to the card now.


Frank is located within the word “Don’t”! I saw a t-shirt online that looked similar to this and knew it would make the perfect playful card!


My first step was to upload this design into a Word document and reduce the size to fit with the Chunky Alphabet stamps. Then I printed the design onto Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I used a ruler to create lines so that the letters were in alignment. When I was finished stamping with black ink, I erased the lines.


The last step was to color Frank so he popped up more than the other letters, add a few paws in the same color, and place the card panel over patterned paper that reminded me of a stressed out cat! I’ve had cats, I know what a stressed cat looks like! It’s not pretty! But this card is pretty, right?
I really enjoyed playing with custom sentiments and Alex’s playful stamps! And thank you for staying with me as I got silly!

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Chandhini March 9, 2021 - 11:44 am

Colleen, love your cards, how playful and creative. I love the coloring and fun sentiment. Your name for cats are nice. The googly eyes is a perfect touch.

Deepti Aggarwal March 9, 2021 - 9:56 am

Aww both the cards are super cute Colleen.. Thank You so much for being part of this Hop. Hugsxx Deepti Aggarwal

Simran Chopra March 9, 2021 - 9:14 am

Both the cards are cute and adorable!

Eleanor Chua March 9, 2021 - 8:08 am

Love the cute cards and their playful sentiments.

Diane Devine March 9, 2021 - 7:34 am

What fun! Your cards put a smile on my face!

Giselle D. March 9, 2021 - 6:00 am

Both cards are adorable and who doesn’t love a good pun?!

Anila Dikay March 9, 2021 - 5:51 am

Both the cards are super adorable. Thank you so much for being a part of our hop 🙂

Jen Aultman March 9, 2021 - 3:36 am

I really love the fact that you like to volunteer. I run in Animal Shelter for cats… And rely on volunteers (we are ALL unpaid) to help with daily care of them. Without volunteerism this would not be possible! We are a small shelter but here very much for our animals. The cute kitty is just perfect in both cards… I will have to check out the digital stamps.

Denise Bryant March 9, 2021 - 1:11 am

Love these fun cards with the kitties! Happy Women’s Day!

Deborah Frings March 9, 2021 - 12:40 am

LOL!!! I love this fun kitties! I particularly like the pun sentiment on the second card.

Denise Koto March 8, 2021 - 11:39 pm

such a fun card!!

Nicki Baxley March 8, 2021 - 10:40 pm

Love this!

Marisela Delgado March 8, 2021 - 9:54 pm

So cute!

Lucy E. March 8, 2021 - 9:47 pm

Love the kitty donut card-so fun and adorable!

amy tsuruta March 8, 2021 - 9:23 pm

oh my goodness, these are ADORABLE.

Meghan Kennihan March 8, 2021 - 8:51 pm

Ah! these are so fun! I LOVE the sentiment and the cute kitty! Happy Women’s Day!

Kim Heggins March 8, 2021 - 8:08 pm

Wow….so in love with your sweet card, just too darn cute.

Holly Mahoney March 8, 2021 - 7:12 pm

It doesn’t get any cuter than cats and donuts!! Those images are absolutely adorable!

Joyce March 8, 2021 - 5:45 pm

These are both so very adorable.

Barbara-Jean March 8, 2021 - 5:28 pm

Love the playful nature of your cards!

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