Sunday, June 19, 2022

Puppy Hugs Birthday

Here's the card I made to send to my niece for her birthday this year. Just for fun, I had asked for a photo of her new puppy to see if I could create a paper pieced likeness of the pup to add to her card.
I used Marjorie Ann Designs "Love Me, Love My Shih Tzu" svg file to cut the pieces for the dog,  adding color with Copic pens and a chalk ink pad to try to match the markings of my niece's pup. Using print and cut function and Christie font, the word "Celebrate!" was added to her bone. I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circle die and an old Sizzix embossing folder for the round frame behind the puppy.

Inside, I used the Flash Pop Up Card mechanism for a fun pop up surprise. As the recipient opens the card, two "flash cards" appear from behind a panel on the right and swing towards each other. Video tutorial for this Flash Card mechanism by Srushti Patil can be found here.

To decorate the inside of the card, I aded another paper pieced puppy and used Kadoodle Bug Designs "Happy Birthday Cat" svg file for the cupcake. 

I'm starting to add pockets to the backside of many of my cards lately. I like that it gives me a place to tuck in a gift card or a handwritten note, and find that it also adds sturdiness to the card, which often helps a lot of pop up mechanisms work more smoothly.

Before I go, I wanted to share the photo of my niece's adorable little puppy which I used to recreate her image in paper. How'd I do?


Lynn said...

Cute dog...cute card! Love the pop-up element! The pocket in the back of the card is a great idea.

bit1900 said...

So cute! Thank you for sharing how you made it. I love everything you do!