I had so much fun making this die cut dogs and cats scene card.  It was a little time consuming but I love how it turned out.  I challenged myself to make the dog house and grass layers using several nesting die sets.  I wanted to show how to use them in unexpected ways. My project was made using Rubbernecker 5142-08D Puppies, 5142-09 Cats, 5100-12 Small Cloud Stitch, 5114D Mini Flower Stack, 5021D Nested Square w/ Pierce, 5030D Nested Oval Scallop, 5028D Nested Rectangle Scallop5132 Rectangle Combo #2.  The tiny flowers and foliage are both included in the Kittie Kraft Basics Bundle.

Die cut dogs and cats make fun scene cards.

I began by creating the blue sky background using a cloud template, Tumbled Glass ink and an ink blending tool. and attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The dogs and cats were cut from white cardstock and colored using Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey Distress inks, mini applicators and a black Copic marker.  The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and the foliage pieces were cut apart. 

Die cut dogs and cats.

The frame sections were attached together on the back side using double stick tape and the three scalloped grass layers were attached directly to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and layered it over the blue sky background.

I cut a rectangle for the dog house and trimmed the top section to fit behind the dog house roof.  See the photo below for approximate dimensions. I cut a door opening in the dog house using a die from the Nested Square w/ Pierce and then used the next size larger die from the set to create the door frame.  I used a section of the Rectangle Combo die to create the roof section and then attached both the roof and door frame to the dog house using strips of mounting tape.

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The dogs and cat were attached to the scene using pieces of mounting tape.  I then tucked all the foliage and flower stems in behind the grass and around the animals using glossy accents. I finished the project by attaching the cloud in the sky area using mounting tape and added pre made white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.

Die cut dogs and cats make fun cards.

I couldn’t resist adding one cat to my dog house scene and thought it was so appropriate to have it standing on the door frame and ruling over the dogs.  LOL!  Get out your nesting dies and try your hand at making your own dog house and ground layers.  Finding ways to make our dies due double duty helps save our spending. money for new items we just can’t live without.   I hope you have been inspired to create your own scene using die cut dogs and cats.

 
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Nested Oval Scallop Die Cut 5030D
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Nested Square w/ Pierce Die 5021D
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Puppies Die Cut 5142-08D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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Kittie Kraft basics #1
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Mini Flower Stack Die 5114D
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Small Cloud Stitch 5100-12D
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Wild Honey
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Essentials by Ellen, Woodgrain…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Old Olive Cardstock 8.50″ x 11″
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Inky Antics Stencils, Cloud
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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