Friday, March 11, 2011

Puppy Thank You card

Here is a thank you card I made for my sister. She recently had a baby but before that she worked at PetSmart as the lead dog trainer so a doggy card is a given for her! :)

I made this card a shaped card... I know... big surprise!! I've been stuck on shaped cards lately! The card measures 4" x 9" so it fits in standard business (#10) envelope.

As plain as this card is, I couldn't resist adding some gel pen stitching on the blue and craft colored layers and making a bow with my Bow-Easy to put on the left side.

There is no shadow for this doggy so I just cut a second base layer in black and offset it for the shadow look. I set some little rhinestones under the sentiment and I am done.  Super simple... I usually do lots more but this puppy was so simple that I didn't want to overwhelm him! :)

Here is a close-up of the doggy, he even got little stitches on his collar.

generic black card stock 
generic brown card stock
Generic green card stock
Bazzill purple textured card stock for card base
Sheer ribbon from Dollar Tree
dark blue glitter gel pen for stitches
Gelly Roll white gel pen for stitches
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
pop dots
"Thank you" stamp is from Scrappy Mom's Stamps
blue rhinestones from $1 bin at Craft Warehouse

Cricut Cartridges used:
Preserves for card base (cut @ 4 " x 9" welded and flipped with my Gypsy)
Additional layers cut at 3 3/4" x 8 3/4" and 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Nate's ABCs for the puppy and his layers


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Georgiana said...

You know I am a dog lover, so this card is perfect!


Scrapper69 said...

This came out sooo cute! I like the doggie and bling and the shape of the card! Thanks for joining us this week over at Cricut Cardz! :O)
Theresa CCC DT

Libby Beach said...

I agree! Sometimes simpler really is better and this is a perfect card that shows that :) Super cute! Your sister will love it. :) Thanks for sharing with us.

Scrappy Mel said...

Cheryl, this card it ADORABLE!! I love the shape and the puppy is just preciou! Great shadowing technique! I'm sure your sister will love it. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

Unknown said...

Love this! That shape is awesome, and what great paper :)

snappy scrappy said...

Ooooo really the base, and that doggie is too adorable!

Kristin said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at CCC!

buglvr2010 said...

Awesome card! I love the shape and the way you made the shadow for the dog. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at SMS.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Cheryl!

This is one of my favorite cards!!! :) That puppy is the cutest!!!!!! I love how simple he is...and you did a great job with the offset layer! I love the rhinestones under the sentiment and your doodling, too!

Thanks for sharing!

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