Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sending A Latte Love

This was the card I sent to my dd for her birthday in October. Really wanted to do something using CottageCutz' Shih Tzu Peeker die for her...thought she'd get a kick out of how much it resembles our own little doggy, Latte...
Decided I wanted to have the puppy peeking out of a teacup...because afterall. she's a Latte...LOL, couldn't resist the play on words!  Teacup is from the Love You A Latte cartridge...cut this in several layers and surrounded it with a few sweet treats cut from CottageCutz' Stacked Candies die. My collection of dies from this company has been steadily growing...I just love these intricate and detailed dies and how they cut so clean!

For the inside of my card I used a Pop Up Stage technique, which I first saw used  by Jenny over at Sister Stamps.  I loved the wonderful staggered winter scene she created and I knew I had to give it a try too. The tutorial for this card by the very talented Kim Score can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.


Unlike the usual pop up card where the pop up elements are adhered to the back panel of the card, the tabs for the pop up stage card are hidden underneath the "stage".

Used a lot of different dies for the inside of the card. Doggie, tiered cake, and round balloons are from CottageCutz, presents are from Quickutz, heart shaped balloons from  the Create A Critter cartridge, and banner from the Wild Card cartridge. I used clear acetate for the tabs on the balloons to give the illusion that they were floating in air.
Had loads of fun putting this together! Can't wait to try this stage pop up card technique again soon....

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Geez, that is the cutest birthday card I've ever seen. My sister has a Shiz Tsu and I'd love to make her a card like that for her b-day. I will definitely try to get that doggie die or cartridge. Thanks for inspiring me!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wowzer Eunice!
You are darn creative! Love that doggy card, and I'm sure Lauren must have it on her dresser too. This is so totally cute.... Aren't those Cricut cartridges something else!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Eunice,
My oh my.....HOW CUTE IS THAT? You did a FABULOUS job!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!

Jenny said...

So kawaii! I'm glad you gave it a try- your version is so awesome as usual. Offer still stands- let me know if you change your mind!

Shirley N said...

OMGosh Eunice, this is just amazing and the sweetest card ever! Super, super job, just adorable!

sweet said...

This is just adorable Eunice... You do wonderful work!