Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Cat Emoji Valentine's Day Cards

My favorite thing about Valentine's Day (aside from the chocolate, of course), is the opportunity to craft my own cards. While I always strive to keep my creations cat-related, this year I was also inspired by another one of my obsessions: Emoji.

Cat emoji

Emoji (or in this case, catmoji), is the Japanese term for the cute little emoticons used in email and text messages. Last year, a software update provided iPhone users with a host of new feline-related icons (including a kissing kitty and one with hearts in its eyes), both tailor made for pop-culturally aware valentines.

What you'll need: Yellow, black, pink, and metallic gold scrapbook paper, hearts (I bought puffy felt hearts, but feel free to substitute paper, stickers, etc.), pencil/pen and paper for tracing, scissors, glue.

Step 1. Draw or trace the catmoji of your choice (I used this site as a reference). Blow the image up and print it out, or trace it right from the screen if you're feeling lazy. I based the size of mine around the size of the hearts I purchased for the eyes, but you can make it as big or as small as you want.

Step 2. Cut out each piece individually, including the mouth, whiskers, ears, and nose. The whiskers require the most patience here, but trust me, it's worth it.

Step 3. Glue each piece into place, using the original image and/or your tracing as a reference. 

Step 4: Ta-da! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.



Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Furry cute Valentine cards you have made <3

GLOGIRLY said...

Love the puffy heart eyes xoxo

Catsparella said...

Thank you Juliana, Kjelle Bus and Glogirly!! ♥

Rachel Shubin said...

Just made them, posted on your Facebook page - love the idea, did you come up with it?

Catsparella said...

@Rachel Oh no, I want to see and I'm not seeing it come up on my page :( Yep, I did! I love emoji and thought it would be a fun/funny idea. said...

Nice job! If you get lazy, head over to our site and buy the stickers :)

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