Today I’m celebrating National Dog Day with a fun die cut doggie scene card with two dogs hiding bones in the yard and a cat watching from the window. The dogs, cat and bones are all from the United We Flourish Good Friends Stamp and Die Set. The window was made using the My Favorite Things Classic Window, The grass was made using Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and the window and garden flowers were made using Impression Obsession Tiny 5 Petals, Tiny 6 Petals and Leaves and Stems.
The Dogs and Cat
I secured the white cardstock and dogs and cat images in my MISTI and stamped them using black VersaFine and embossed them using clear embossing powder. I used my snips to cut the images out so there would not be any white border. I used Distress Inks and mini applicators to apply color to the images.
The See Thru Window and Siding
I cut two windows frames. I used one to trace around the inner opening on the card base to use for cutting lines and then cut the opening using a craft knife. I cut several 1/2 inch strips of cardstock to use for the house siding. I attached the first strip at the bottom of the card using ATG adhesive and then attached the second by overlapping the top of the first. I continued attaching the strips until I reached the lower third of the window. I used my craft knife to trim off the portion of the siding that sent over the window opening. I cut a 3/8 inch strip of cardstock, ran in through my crimper and attached it to the top of the siding for a finished look.
I applied thin strips of mounting tape on the back of the first window and attached it over the front opening. I cut two sets of drapes using decorative paper, attached them to each other so so the pattern would show from both the outside and inside and attached them to the window from the back side of the opening. Next, I trimmed the cat to fit in behind the drapes and attached with glue dots. I finished by lining the second window on the inside of the card and attached in place using mounting tape. You can see the inside opening of the card below. Check out my See Thru Window Tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I made the window.
Completing the Die Cut Doggie Scene Card
I cut two grass borders and attached the first to the card base using ATG adhesive and the second using mounting tape. I tucked the dogs in behind the grass and attached in place using mounting tape. I cut several tiny flowers in multiple colors and several sections of leaves and stems. I created the window arrangement by attaching foliage with glossy accents. Next, I attached little clusters of flower to the stems using glossy accents. I created a flower border in the grass with stems of flowers and then finished the scene by tucking several bones in the grass and attaching them with mounting tape. There is one red ball tucked in the grass but it doesn’t show up well in the photo.
Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut doggie scene card and have been inspired to get out all your toys and make a scene of your own.
United We Flourish Stamp & Die Combo,…
My Favorite Things Die-namics,…
Lawn Cuts Dies, Grassy Border
Impression Obsession Dies, Tiny 5 Petals
Impression Obsession Dies, Tiny 6 Petals
Impression Obsession Dies, Leaves &…
My Favorite Things Paper Pack, Plaid…
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Rusty Hinge
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Wild Honey
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
Fiskars Paper Crimper, Straight
Tim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft Knife
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
Teflon Bone Folder
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
Good Sunday afternoon. Today The Ellen Hutson team is joining the My Favorite Things team to share the release of the United We Flourish Good Friends Stamp and Die Set created by My Favorite Things exclusively for Ellen Hutson. You can find all the details at about the release along with links to the design teams posts on The CLASSroom
My project was made using two of the precious dogs in the set paired with MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames, Leafy Greenery, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Rectangles. I started by securing the stamps and cardstock in my MISTI, applied ink and stamped them. I heat set the ink and then colored using mini applicators and distress ink. I hand cut the dogs out with my scissors so I wouldn’t have any borders around the images. I used an ink blending tool and a cloud template to apply blue clouds to the card base but they don’t really show very well in the photos.
I cut the largest of the scalloped layers in the Scalloped Rectangle Stackable set to create the frame base and then used the largest of the dies from the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames to cut the frame opening. I turned both pieces over and attached them together using double stick tape. I attached the front layer of the ground area directly to the back of the frame, applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and then attached the second ground layer. I applied double stick tape around the edges of the ground areas and then attached the whole frame to the card base.
I wanted to add a fun dog house to my scene so I made one on my own. I cut a piece of the woodgrain embossed cardstock 3” tall and 2.5” wide. I measured 1.25” down from the top and drew a line straight across to use as a guide. I marked off the 1.25” in to the center top and drew lines down both sides. I lined the cut lines up on my trimmer and cut off the corners.
I used a the third largest die from the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables set and a rectangle die from the Infinity Nesting Rectangles to cut out a frame. I used a corner of the frame to create the roof and attached it to the house using strips of mounting tape. I used another small rectangle frame to cut the door to the dog house and then used the same die along with the next size die up to create the red door frame. I used a rolled up strip of double stick tape to apply the frame to the house. I attached pieces of mounting tape to the back of the house and attached a small piece of the woodgrain cardstock to finish.
I tucked the dog house in behind the ground section and attached in place with mounting tape. The dogs were attached in behind the ground sections using mounting tape. I cut the stamped bone image off of the dogs mouth and attached a die cut bone to his mouth using glossy accents.
I cut a whole set of the Leafy Greenery and several dog bones. I tucked the greenery around the scene and attached in place using glossy accents. I have been fascinated by my new puppy’s habit to hide his favorite chew bones and chew sticks so it inspired me to hide several bones around the scene. I stamped the Friends sign on white woodgrain cardstock and cut out using my deckle scissors and attached to the house using rolled up double stick tape. I finished by adding a few formed red flowers punched from my 1/4” flower punch. Wouldn’t this be a fun card for a dog lover or a child. I love making scenes!!
I hope you’ll check out all the details and design team links by going over to The CLASSroom. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.
Card base 5.50” x 4.25” Outer scalloped frame approximately 6.00” x 4.75”
Good Monday morning. I have a clean and simple project to share with you today using the Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals Stamp Set paired with the My Favorite Things Gift Box Cover-up.
I secured a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper in my MISTI and stamped both the leaves and flowers multiple times with white pigment ink and then embossed the images using white embossing powder. I used a waterbrush to watercolor the flowers using Worn Lipstick reinker and the leaves using Shabby Shutters reinker, heat set the color and then fussy cut the images. I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers.
The sentiment was stamped on the card base using black versafine and the frame was attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. The flowers and leaves were attached to the card base using glossy accents. I filled the center of each flower with a large drop of red liquid pearls and set aside to dry. This card was really fast to make but I had to let it lay float for quite a while to let the liquid pearls dry.
Thanks for coming by to day and I hope you have a great week.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Saturday morning. I have a flower project to share with you today using one of my favorite color combinations and the Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set, Floral Border with Frame and My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery. I love the white floral frame against the purple background. I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Free For All Challenge to create a project with a bow.
I attached the die cut frame to the card base using strips of mounting tape. I used my stylus and molding pad to form the petals of each flower layer and attached them together with glossy accents. I placed the whole set of greenery dies on my platform and cut.
I attached a few of the larger sections of foliage in the center of the card base and attached with glossy accents. I attached the flower with glossy accents and then filled in with smaller greenery around the flower attaching with glossy accents. I added a smaller flower and a pearl to the center of the main flower to complete it. I finished the project with a small multi loop bow.
I have to laugh as I finish my post. I didn’t realize that my foliage took on a sort of windmill shape. It wasn’t really what I was going for. It’s funny that I didn’t really notice it while I was arranging.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Saturday.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Friday morning. It’s been quite a while since I made a window card. I was looking through my stash of dies yesterday and found the My Favorite Things Classic Window set, brand new to me and never been opened. I remember shopping and seeing this set and purchasing because I just “had” to have it! A few months later I find it and realize I had never even taken it out of the wrapper. Am I the only one that has this issue? I doubt it very seriously because most of the paper crafters I know are just as compulsive as me. LOL! So I decided to create a window card using fall colors and I really love how this turned out. The background was embossed using the Taylored Expressions Subway Tile embossing folder (another must have item purchased and never used). The scene was completed using the Impression Obsession Branches Corner, Tiny Flowers, Pumpkin Patch and the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border.
I started by brayering ink on the inside of the embossing folder and embossing the background. I heat set the ink and then used the window die as a template to draw cutting lines for the see through window. I used my kraft knife to cut the opening and then used thin strips of mounting tape to attach the window over the opening. I attached a little green ribbon with glue dots on each of the drapery pieces and then attached them to the back of the of the window layer with double stick tape. I cut a couple green Branches Corner sections and cut the little branches apart and used them to fill the flower box with foliage using glossy accents to attach them in place. I lightly sponged orange ink on the tiny flowers and used a brown marker to fill in the centers. I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage using glossy accents. The shutters were attached flat to the card base using double stick tape.
I attached two sections of grass using mounting tape. I sponged orange ink on the pumpkins and used a green marker for the tops. The pumpkins were attached in place using pieces of mounting tape. I cut a Branches Corner in white and colored the branches using a brown Copic marker. I lightly sponged orange and red on all the leaves and then added tips of green on several of them using a green marker. The branch section was attached using mounting tape. I cut the lowest branch off so it wouldn’t totally cover the window and attached it to another area using glossy accents.
I had originally planned on using a piece of green striped designer paper behind the window but the orange made the whole scene pop. I attached the window scene to the orange layer using double layers mounting tape and then attached the whole scene to the card base using double stick tape.
You can check out my See Thru Window tutorial to get an idea of how I made this opened window. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Thursday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge. The challenge today was to create a card based on inspiration found in our home. It’s easy to be inspired by my three cats and my new baby puppy. I must like black and white animals because that is the main theme in my house now. So I created a cat scene with three white cats with black spots and tails.
I have always loved cats and dogs and feel like my home would not feel like home to me without them.
Toby 9 years old and Cassie 15 years old
Sophie 9 years old
We got Cody when he was eight weeks and have had him for almost a month. I promised myself that I would get a puppy when I retired and could be home to be a good mom and train him properly. He is an absolute joy and a monster all tied up into one precious companion. He’s lots of work but I know it is worth it. And by the way…..my cats are actually tolerating him…..pretty well. LOL!
I attached the grass and tree to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I sponged on a blue sky background on the bard base and then attached the whole frame over it with thin strips of mounting tape. I used my stylus and molding pad to form the tiny flowers and attached them to the tree using glossy accents.
I colored the cats using a black Copic marker and attached them in the scene using pieces of mounting tape. The birds were attached to the tree using tiny pieces of mounting tape.
I hope you don’t mind me sharing my pet pictures since they were the inspiration for my card today. I hope you are enjoying your week and I’m sure you are looking forward to the weekend. Happily for me I don’t have to go to work any more so every day feels like a weekend day.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”