Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Bark-day!

Good morning' hens!  Today is my grand-dog Lily's birthday!  Soooo, of course I wanted to make her a little card for her special day.  Tee-hee!  This was a fairly simple card to make since there was no coloring involved.  I think I spent most of my time deciding on which paper to use!! LOL!   
I started with four different papers from the My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine" paper pad.  I stamped this cute little dog from Paper Smooches onto two of the patterned papers and also onto some white cardstock and paper pieced the image together.  Next, I matted the green gingham paper onto some orange cardstock using my FABULOUS new Mini Perfect Layers tool!  OMG!!  I thought the original tool was cool enough, but now they've made a mini set for card makers!  Accck!  Seriously, it's wonderful!  They're only 7 inches long and come in a cute little pouch.  And if that wasn't enough, they also have the Perfect Cutting Mat… and it's PINK too!  Woot-woot!  It too is smaller for card makers at only 8"x10".  Now I'm not sure what they did differently when making this cutting mat, but my craft knife cut the mat for this card just like buttah!  Uh, can ya tell I'm impressed??  I'll put a link to both of these items below if you're interested.  

Here's a close up!
Ok, now back to the card, so then I cut a rectangle from the last piece of patterned paper and then using my Nestabilities, I cut a partial circle from the lower right side.  Using that same circle die, I cut a circle from the vellum and some orange cardstock as well. Then I selected a circle die one size smaller, and cut it from the orange circle too, making a frame.  I added the orange frame on top of the vellum and adhered all the pieces using foam squares.  I embossed the sentiment, also from Paper Smooches and adhered it to the card in a banner shape.  To finish, I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes and rounded the bottom corners.  That's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a WONDERFUL Wednesday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!    

Rubber Stamps - Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums" and "Birthday Buddies"; Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine"; Cardstock - SU Very Vanilla, Orange; Glossy Accents; Vellum - Simon Says Stamps; Vanilla Embossing Powder - Annabelle Stamps; Nestabilities; Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Mini Perfect Layers Tool, Perfect Cutting Mat

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  1. That is the cutest birthday card for a *Grand-puppy*
    Fun bright papers, too.

  2. This is so adorble. I love that sweet image and the way you paper-pieced her and added the vellum and orange circle. Happy "Bark=day" to Lily.

  3. OMG!! is that not the Cutes....! Love the Tangerine colors and the too Cute pooch!!!
    And got to check out Mini Perfect Layers things....

  4. Hahahaha!!! My dogs would look at me like I'm nuts if I give them a card. Nonetheless they would probably love such a cute card.


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