Dog Lovers Birthday Card and a Little Update
Hello, Friends! I made this Dog Lovers Birthday Card for my “l’il sister’s” birthday. She (like me) celebrated a “significant birthday this summer. We are 5 years apart (I was born in ’56) so I’ll let you try to guess how old we both are! Anyway, I ran away from home last Thursday and did not get home until Saturday night. Sue, my daughter Liz and I had a great birthday lunch in Wilmington, NC on Thursday. I actually packed a bag and spent the weekend with Liz. Shopping, eating, laughing, girls’ movie night, pedicures, and adventuring were on the agenda. So. Much. Fun!
But you pay a price when you play hookey, right? I am so far behind on laundry, house cleaning and answering your lovely comments on my blog. Will I ever catch up? Maybe not! Because this weekend is Liz’s birthday and we are having a big family celebration in her honor on Saturday. It’s been a very fun, very busy summer so far. So please forgive me for being so lax in answering your comments. I made a decision to enjoy this summer and not worry so much about work. Work will always be there….but these family moments become more precious with each passing year.
Start Each Day with a Wagging Tail
My sister has always been a big dog lover. She currently has 2 rescue dogs living with her. This sentiment from Authentique Purebred just seemed to fit the occasion. If you’re looking for a quick and easy card design, this 7″ x 5″ easel card fits the bill!
- First, trim an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock to measure 7″ x 10″.
- Next, score on the long side at 2 1/2″ and 5″. Fold along the scored lines to make an easel card base.
- Now cut a 7″ x 5″ panel of blue cardstock. Top this with a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the dog collage paper from Purebred.
- Then trim the 4″ x 6″ Journal card down 1/4″ on the right and left hand sides. Mat on white, then blue cardstock and adhere to the card base.
- Next, fussy cut the cute pup from a second 4×6 card. Back with foam tape and adhere.
- Finish the front of the card with a copper/blue satin bow and some flowers. Adhere the WOOF buttons on the bottom of the image.
Home is Where the Dog Is
Create the stopper (or brake) for the card like this:
- First, line the inside of the card with the pawprint check.
- Then adhere a piece of the ribbon with Scor-Tape.
- Now adhere the sentiment sticker on white and brown cardstock, trimming around each layer.
- Next, back the sentiment with foam tape and adhere to the card as seen.
- Finish with more flowers and an itty bitty doggie charm.
A Peek Inside
Here’s a peek at the inside of the finished card. I added a personal note to the blank sentiment card.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Summer birthdays and road trips are so much fun!