Saturday, September 9, 2017

Puppy Trick or Treat

Hello Blogger friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
Well we are into the 9th day of September. I hope you are making a smooth transition from the hot, humid summer months. Our temperatures have cooled off somewhat rapidly here in Pittsburgh. So fall is coming- maybe a bit sooner than we want (LOL)! With fall comes thoughts of back to school, harvest time, pumpkins, hay rides and of course Halloween.
I don't typically make Halloween cards but CottageCutz introduced this cute puppy die and I thought I would make a card for my daughter-in-law. She will like it because I will send it from their dog.
This is also the card I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. My card today is using some of the new dies: Halloween Pup, Halloween Phrases & More and Halloween Candy Jar. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: This week I started my card with my layout. Splitcoaststampers had a good one posted for their Wednesday Sketch Challenge #661. I thought it would work great for my card idea. A layout always helps me to jump start my creativity.
Step 2: I looked through my cardstock and patterned papers to see what colors would work best for a fall card. I chose a pumpkin, olive green and purple for the main card colors. I decided to use the patterned paper for the larger part of the background (#2 in above sketch). Embossed the solid colored cardstock with a pumpkin embossing folder.
Background measurements:
patterned paper: 2 1/2" x 5 3/8"
Embossed Pumpkin Cardstock: 1 3/4" x 5 3/8"
I didn't want a seam showing, so I used some ribbon that matched the puppy's hat and my trick or treat words  to cover the seam and also as an accent piece.
Step 3: Time to start the die cutting. I decided to use more bright festive colors for the puppy's hat. He is such a little cutie and I wanted that carried over with the hat as well as the rest of the card. I believe I accomplished that look.
The trick or treat word I wanted placed in the circle element of the sketch. I used the 4th largest die in the CottageCutz circle set. It's approximately 2 1/2" round. This size was a perfect fit.
Step 4: I am ready to start assembly of my card parts. I cut a rectangle (#3) on the sketch. I layered that over a purple panel. It defined the panel a little more. Used the largest pierced rectangle die.
I added a few pumpkin enamel dots on this panel and a spider to the circle panel. The spider is from the new Halloween Candy Jar set. Layered  onto a white cardstock base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and my card is complete.
CottageCutz has a new release of Halloween & Christmas dies coming on September 20th. Online ordering is not available right now because of a move to a larger warehouse.
Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time .........God bless.
Dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Friends Challenge wants us to use dies/punches.
2.  A Bit More Time to Craft has an anything goes challenge.
3A Perfect Time to Craft has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Classic Design Team Open Challenge has an anything goes.


  1. very nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Ine
    DT for:

  2. Beautiful, I love it. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  3. Love your puppy dog card Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  4. That is a cute puppy. I'm sure she will love it. You could give him a Santa hat for Christmas.

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… please join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]



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