Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Doggone Cute Card

Howdy! I took a day off. My kids are home for Spring Break so my computer time will take a hit this week. I did make a new card last night after they went to bed so I thought I would get at least one post in this week. No guarantees for tomorrow though!

My card today is another little one. It is 4.25 inches square so it will fit in a regular A2 envelope. I pulled out my
Pat the Bad Dog set again. I don't think I will get sick of this one for a while. That dog is so darn cute and he colors well too. So, here he is...

I pulled out some older paper from my stash because I was in the mood for some darker colors. Everything I have done lately is soft and springy. When I started designing this one, I had my son in mind as the recipient. I kept thinking I wanted to make a card that wasn't too cutesy but still appealing to a younger child. My son is 8, soon to be 9. He can still appreciate silly puns and cute characters but they can't be what he considers "babyish." Fine line, I guess. I don't know when I will give it to him and of course, I made several so I could list a few in my Etsy shop.

I will list my materials below in case you are wondering about something. As for the rest of the week, I will do my best to keep up with posting but when the rug rats are home, they will be begging for silly things like lunch and breakfast (:D) so I will have to tend to them. All you moms know how it goes. Right? Have a great week!

Papers- SU Smooth Ivory; Paper Studio dk red and blue CS; All My Memories Herbanella DP. Stamps- OCL Pat the Bad Dog. Inks- Brilliance Graphite. Tools- ANM bone punch; coluzzle oval and companion oval templates. Embellishments- misc buttons; MM heart brads, gold 3/8in grosgrain ribbon- HL; DMC #823 embroidery cotton. Pens- Copic (R27, R39, YR23, RV11) Zig- pure brown; Tombow 879. Font- Leftovers 24pt.


  1. I almost missed this card when I was flipping through my blog window to see what everyone was up to. This is just super, super cute! I'm lovin' that paper you used here. I think it's perfect for a 9 year old boy. Your son will love it! Take some time to enjoy those kids while they are home. They'll be time to craft later.

  2. I love this little guy, too, and he goes great with these colors! This card turned out great!