Both of my kids have been begging me for years to get a puppy. I'm actually allergic to both dogs and cats, so I've always told them no. I have several friends who own dogs and I don't really mind being around them. (Especially since I get allergy shots.) We still don't have a dog, but now I'm starting to think, maybe. Shhh, don't tell my kids I said that though. But until that day actually happens, I'm perfectly happy to use some darling puppy paper to make cards. I used Doodlebug's Puppy Love 6x6 paper pad and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial to make 32 cards.
A big thanks to my awesome friends who lent me their dog stamps and Copic markers. I'm very new to using Copics. So, I only used easy images and kept the coloring very basic. But, I figured the sweet puppy images needed to be colored.
I've had requests to make an animal themed video while I disappeared the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 10 times. The real time was just under 6 hours; not including die cutting time.
I used 20 sheets of 12" x 12" solid cardstock. Here are all the leftover scraps from the paper pad.
Here are the pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. All of my cards are A2 size. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Doodlebug's Puppy Love 6x6 paper pad.
Sketch - Mojo Monday #453, Stamps - Mama Elephant, Stitched square die cut - Lil Inker Designs, Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug, Ink - Memento
Sketch - I (Heart) sketches #153, Stamps - Avery Elle and My Favorite Things, Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn, Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders, Ink - Memento and Versafine, Markers - Copic
Sketch - Operation Write Home #50, Stamp - The Stamps of Life, Ink - Memento, Twine - The Twinery, Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug
Sketch - Reverse Confetti #38, Stamp - Paper Smooches, Banner die cut - American Crafts, Bone die cut - My Favorite Things, Ink - Memento, Brads - from stash
Sketch - Mojo Monday #456, Stamp - My Favorite Things, Doodlepops - Doodlebug, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Ink - Versafine, Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug
Sketch - I (Heart) Sketches #108, Dog stamp - Paper Smooches, Sentiment stamp - The Greeting Farm, Doodlepops - Doodlebug, Ink - Memento, Markers - Copic, Brads - from stash
Sketch - I (Heart) Sketches #48, Stamps - Avery Elle, The Greeting Farm and Paper Smooches, Embossing folder - Cuttlebug, Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn, Ball die cut - My Favorite Things, Ink - Memento, Markers - Copic, Glossy Accents
Sketch - My Favorite Things #278, Stamps - My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn, Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn, Embossing folders - Cuttlebug and Darice, Ink - Memento
Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things, Sentiment stamps - The Stamps of Life and Riley & Company, Paw stamp - My Favorite Things, Ink - Memento
Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases
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*All card sketch images used with permission.