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Puppy Love

November 12, 2019

Hello everyone and welcome, Sandy here. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks Santa will be loading up his sleigh and getting ready for the big night. It’s time to make all the preparations so we’re ready for the big guy to arrive. Today I want to share a fun and festive tree ornament that can be made in a short time and it’s lots of fun for the kids to do as well. A nice project for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Here is my tutorial:

I began with the adorable Dog die. After cutting out all the pieces using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Paper, they were edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assembled as shown above. The die makes the crease lines for the mouth and snout, using a black marker simply follow the outline. The eyes and nose are Nuvo Drops but they can be easily made by using the marker for them as well. I used the Santa Hat from the Santa Claus die set. The hat was placed on the pup before adding the ears.

The snowbanks were made by cutting a circle from the Fitted Circle die set and then cut into sections using the Adventure Edges.

For the frame of the wreath I used a 4″ embroidery hoop. The inside was painted white while the outside edges were painted green to match the pine boughs that will be added later.

The first snowbank was added to the back of the hoop and the rest were added in layers using foam tape between each layer.

Using the Fitted Circle die set – cut a backing piece (snowflake paper was used here).

The Santa’s Sleigh die set was used for the tree and gifts. Place your cute little pup where you want him and the start adding the other items as desired. Since the snowbanks were raised on foam tape, foam tape was also used at the back of the dog’s head. Use the top of one of the bows to add a bow on the neck of the dog.

You can use any greenery die that you happen to have in your collection. I cut 25 to go all the way around the 4″ hoop. Glue was added to the back (top portion only) of the bough and glued to the hoop. Each time a layer was added, the previous one was lifted up and the next one place under it.

Keep going until the hoop is completely covered. Tie a small bow and add to the top. If you plan to hang this ornament on your tree you will need an extra piece of ribbon for a loop at the top.

Thank you for joining me. You may also want to make this cute ornament into a shaker ornament. That is easy to do by adding shaker items on the inside and some clear acetate on the front of your ornament before you add the greenery.

Happy Crafting,


A Way With Words Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Day!

August 17, 2019

I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends post pictures of their first kid getting their driving permit or actually driving off to school. I’m sure they are as thrilled as this puppy, ears flying back as he takes to the road with his fishing rod. I’m still safe for another year…

Big moments deserve big cards.

To make this card:

I found that with the jeep die and the word dies, a 5″x7″ card base works a lot easier than my usual A2 base. I used a dark gray stock as my base – the same as my bit of road showing on the bottom. In fact, that bit is from trimming down my 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of card stock after folding in half to make my card base. Use your scraps as soon as possible! Lol!

How happy is this puppy?!

Die cut all the pieces you need: My jeep uses black, white, and blue cardstock. The “happy” is the same blue as the jeep and the “Day” is also cut from the scrap in step 1. I used a Molotov Chrome maker for my grill and headlights but you can use silver card stock if you don’t have that. The fishing rod is out of white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The dog is cut out of Soft Finish card stock and sponged with Distress Oxide Tea Dye ink. I put the jeep together first and added some shine by drawing in with a white gel pen.

Little details like the shine on a card or even the road can really anchor your pieces together.

Create your background by lightly sponging clouds and adding some greenery with the bushes from Adventure Edges. Adhere the strip for the road. My background piece was 4.5″ x 6.5″. I matted it with a 1/16″ border with a light grey cardstock.

Adhere all the pieces as you see on the card. I found it easier to stick the puppy behind the steering wheel of the jeep, then the fishing rod, and then the entire thing onto the card.

As you can see, I chose “happy Day” as my sentiment but in hindsight, or maybe foresight, I should do a “Good Luck” card for the teenager testing or the mom letting go. Heehee!

Other Products used:

White, light gray, dark gray, black, blue, and mottled green cardstock

White gel pen

Molotov chrome pen

Distress Oxide Inks

Joset Designs

Heard You Had A Ruff Day Card

May 29, 2019

Hi Everyone, It’s Tina here. I am so excited to share with you a card I made using the new release from Joset Designs. More character dies!!! There is a dog, cat, elephant, parrot and hippo along with a tent, camping accessories, fire accessories, hats, dog house and 2 stamp sets. Oh my! Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges using a scrap piece of cardstock. Use it as a stencil to create the clouds by applying ink on the edges. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Grass.

Step 3 – Apply Ink to a piece of White Soft Finish cardstock using an Ink Applicator. I used Distress Oxide Twisted Citron. Diecut Adventure Edges to the inked cardstock. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Dog using White Soft Finish Cardstock for all the pieces except the nose and eyes. For eyes and nose use Black Cardstock. Color in the pieces using colors of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Distress Oxide Walnut Stain for the ears and spots and Antique Linen for the body and legs. Assemble all the pieces using Kids Choice Glue. Use a black fine tip marker for the mouth and detail on the paws.

Step 5 – Diecut Dog House using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Distress Ink Vintage Photo directly to the dog house swiping up and down to create a texture. For the rest of the pieces apply ink using an ink applicator. I used Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany for the roof and door frame and the door in Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Adhere the door to the card at the bottom center then adhere the dog house with the dog back paws inside the opening using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Cat using White Soft Finish for all the pieces except for the nose and whiskers. Use Black Cardstock for the nose and whiskers. I also diecut the eyes from the dog dieset. Color in the pieces using colors of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Weathered Wood for the head, body, outer ears and legs. Distress Oxide Tainted Rose for under the nose area, inner ears and paws. Assemble all the pieces using Kids Choice Glue. Use a black fine tip marker for the mouth and detail on the paws. Before assembling the leg on the right add the bone from the from the Dog House dieset. For the eyes I used the circle as the color and the dog eyes for the oval centers you see in cats. Adhere to card on top of the dog house using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 – Stamp sentiment using Black Ink on White Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners to the sentiment and adhere to card using foam tape.

This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment. I used a puny sentiment to show that the cat was teasing the dog. Below is a link to all the products used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


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