The day before we left on our trip I was all packed and had some extra time so I decided I would try and make a thank you card for our dog sitter who would be caring for our furbaby while we were away. It's been awhile since I made a Hidden Message style card so I decided to try one again, keeping the embellishing to a bare minimum.
Paper pieced puppy holding the heart is from the "Puppy Love" cutting file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I find myself using this cutting file quite often because it reminds me a lot of our own dog, Latte.
Pulling down on the pull tab at the bottom of the card reveals a "hidden message" which appears above the doggie's head as well as one on the bottom slider piece. This fun surprise slider card is really a simple one to put together once you see how it's constructed. I used the tutorial by Beate Johns on Splitcoast Stampers foundhere.
I recently made these pillow boxes to hold cookies I had baked to share with friends. I used one of the many freebie pillow box templates you can find online and traced the template using Make the Cut to create a cutting file. Since I needed the box to be fairly large, I first cut the original template in half, and enlarged it so that each half would fit on a 12x12 inch piece of cardstock. The two halves were then glued together to create a pillow box that was about 5 inches high and 7 inches long with a depth of about 2 inches.
To decorate, I cut a wide belly band from printed paper to wrap around the box and added a round scallop edged tag. The pair of cute paper pieced teddies are from Cuddly Cute Designs Love You To the Moon and Back file. The boxes turned out to be a good size to hold candies, but not quite deep enough for holding many cookies.