Puppy Time Cards by Judi Kauffman
Judi Kauffman is back as today’s Guest Designer and once again she’s been making cards three at a time. This trio will tug at your heartstrings – Puppies and more puppies. Nothing could be cuter! And speaking of Heartstrings, that’s the name of the embossing folder she chose.
Thanks for inviting me to be here at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today, Joset. I have a soft spot for puppies, so of course I fell in love with the new Puppies Peel-offs (2584). They’re fun to color. And yes, I do seem to be making cards in batches of three lately. But there are five puppies on the peel-offs sheet so I could have made five one-pup cards instead. And I do have all of the negative shapes left for other projects so this is just the start!
Beginners: These cards are very easy and quick to make. Skip the pen doodling in step 3 and they’re even faster to finish!
1. Make top-fold card bases from pink linen-finish cardstock or use purchased pre-folded cards with matching envelopes. Option: Pick a different color palette instead of pink and red.
Sizes shown: 4.25” x 5.5” and 4” x 9.25”.
2. Place the peel-offs onto smooth white cardstock, arranging them as shown or as you prefer. Puppies can face each other or sit or stand on their own. Include the bones, bowls, hearts, and a greeting, or place the greeting on a separate piece of cardstock. Use the photos for layout ideas. TIP: Substitute a different peel-off for the greeting – Happy Birthday, Congratulations,
Get Well Soon. Or hand-write, stamp, or computer-generate a greeting if you want to say something that is not available in peel-offs.
3. Color puppies, bowls, hearts, and bones. Add doodles and dots with a white pen. Cut out, leaving a simple rectangle around the puppies (like the 4” x 9.25” card) or fussy cut selected areas, allowing portions of the peel-offs to extend past the rectangle (like the A2 cards). Option: Instead of realistic colors, puppies can be silly and bold (stripes, zigzags, pink and yellow with purple spots or whatever suits the occasion and the recipients!).
4. Mat the white rectangles to solid red cardstock (or color of choice).
5. Use the Heartstrings folder to emboss two 4” x 5” pieces of Red Iris Shimmer Sheetz. Accent the left and right sides of the card front with small bands or squares of the Shimmer Sheetz or use it as a larger frame behind a puppy and a message block. Keep the scraps for other projects. Options: Lightly sand to reveal the white core of the Shimmer Sheetz and tone down a bit of the shine. Use either side of the embossed Shimmer Sheetz (one side has raised hearts and strings; the other side has the reverse – de-bossed pattern).
7. Get out some postage stamps and send the cards on their way! Or deliver them in person, along with a hug.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
WorldWin Papers – ColorMates Smooth & Silky 90# cardstock in White
Letraset – ProMarkers
Sakura of America – Gelly Roll Medium pen in White
Bazzill Basics Paper – Pre-folded cards with matching envelopes in Pink or color of choice
Foam dots or tape; Sanding block; Red cardstock