Sunday, February 12, 2012

Puppy Love

There is actually a bit of a story behind the making of this card: I was talking with a co-worker about how I had seen a card making idea book that showed cards made for random 'holidays' (think Talk like a Pirate day, or I love cheese day, etc.). We were joking about what you would do with a 'Talk like a Pirate day' card- like, who do you give that to? So I decided to make her a card for a random holiday- I chose International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day which is February 23rd. I did not include a dog biscuit on my card- I was going to, but it ended up not fitting in with the look I was going for. I did, however, include a DOG- a sweet image from Meljens- and he sure does look happy, right!
All the paper is from Tim Holtz Shabby Chic stack. I love the washed-out look of it. I used a MS border punch and hand cut the banner flags. For the sentiment (Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is going inside!) I used this cute 'Puppy Love' sentiment from Whimsical Designs 'With Love' set. (I love this stamp set for any 'love' occasions, a lot of great sentiments for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, or 'just because'. You can buy it HERE) I stamped the sentiment on vellum and then cut it out with a spellbinders die. I liked the more washed out look it gave that went with the rest of the card.
Here is a better look at that sweet Meljens image, colored with copics. I added stickles to the butterfly 'trails'.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Meljen's - pastels
Little Darlings- favorite embellishements (mine are banners and stickles!)
Paper Sundaes - cream, blue, distressing and/or pearls (I used cream for card base, blue patterned paper, and distress inked all the cuts)
Frosted Designs - Use the word 'love'


  1. What a cute little pup. Great job.

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  2. Ha ha! I love it Heather! Seriously, Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day? Really? Way to create a super cute card (that image is BEYOND cute!) for such a silly "holiday". Too funny. :)

  3. Hi Heather!
    Your card is adorable!
    I am going to be on the design team with you for Whimsical Wednesday, looking forward to it.
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  4. This is so cute! That image is adorable and I love the distressed looking papers!

  5. Heather: Love the puppy card! I'm always looking for cards to make with dogs on the pic. Your two Boxer's are beautiful. I have a female fawn and white Boxer named Sarey. She has brought me lots of love and joy. If you didn't know her you would fear her at first glance. After the intro she is a teddy bear.
    By the way Heather, what a cute idea: dog biscuit appreciation day! Very nice work, thanks for sharing.

  6. So cute! I love the story behind your card too.

    Thank you for joining our “Pastels”challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

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  7. Great fun card, funny idea! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundae for our sundae bar challenge
    Hugs Kat xx

  8. THis is so cute and refreshing! I love your banner, too! I hope you'll create with us again at Frosted Designs!

  9. I love your card so cute, really great design. I am in love with Tim Holtz distress inks are they not the best! Thank you for your comment and look forward to working with you as well on POP.

  10. Love your card!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings this week..