Puppy Love!

Hello there! I saw a cute card a while ago on Pinterest, that I thought would be a perfect card for my niece’s 3rd birthday. She likes dogs and this card just really caught my eye.birthday dogThe original idea came from Chris Austin. I really didn’t alter her original idea very much at all, and I kept it really pretty simple. Since the dog is the focal point, you really don’t need much else on this card. I used a Real Red piece of card stock for the card base, and used Black, White, and Basic Gray for the dog. The dog is completely created using punches and dies….so super easy!

The ears, chin, and snout area are all punched using the largest petal in the Blossom Petals Builder punch (retired!). The head is punch using the 2-1/2″ circle punch (p.182). The eyes and tongue are punched using the Large Oval punch (p.182) and the retired smaller oval punch. The smallest petal from the Blossom Petals Builder punch was used for the gray portion of the eye, and the white circle in the eye was punched using the Owl Builder punch (p.183). I added black brads to the center of the white circles to finish off the eyes. The nose is punched using the current Small Oval punch (p.182) and I attached that using a stampin’ dimensional to pop it off the face a little. The body is cut using the Oval Framelits (p.186). I added a small soda pop top (which I flattened out with my Big Shot) for the dog tag. Unfortunately, the soda pop tops did not make it to the new catalog. They were available in the spring mini catalog, but did not get added to the new catalog…..too bad. The little words are from the stamp set, A Round Array (p.126), and I punched it out using a 1/2″ circle punch (p.182), and then added it to the middle of the soda pop top.

Just adorable!!  I wish would have thought of it myself….but I am so happy to find it on Pinterest with all the other fabulous ideas for cards (and just about anything else you need to know). I love making things with punches. It is easy and fun to see it all come together….So give it a try and see what you can build with your punches! Happy Stampin’.

About StampinU

I am an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the state of Iowa. I have been in love with card making ever since I got my hands on my first rubber stamp many years ago! I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2004, and it is great to be able to share what I love: new stamping products, new stamping techniques, and new stamping creations!
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