Doggone...I Missed Your Birthday...

A warm welcome to you...I'm so glad you're here!
I cannot believe it's November...and here in Manitoba, Canada as I sit here and type this we are experiencing 18 degree Celsius weather...it's like spring when we're usually gearing up for bitter cold!
But hey, I'll take it...it's not often you can wear your flip flops here in November!

As you probably already know, today is new release day with us at Heartfelt Creations...and we are so pleased to bring to you the adorable Pampered Pooch Collection!
Do you have a special fur baby that you share your life with?
Well, this newest collection is ideal for documenting life with that special canine!
But don't wait too long to head on over to the online store for your purchase...because I have a feeling this collection is gonna go fast!

Here's a little more about the collection...

There’s nothing better than sharing time with your four legged fur baby, soaking in the adoration found in their bright eyes, the love displayed through their wagging tails and those endless supplies of slobbery kisses!  Whether you’re enjoying the antics of a young energy filled and mischievous puppy, or the relaxed and laid back company of an older furry friend, you are sure to fall in love with the new Pampered Pooch Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  This newest paper collection is filled with adorable fun loving illustrations of heartwarming pooches, their favorite treats, and pretty floral touches all set against beautiful shades of denim blues, grassy greens, chocolate browns and crisp creams.  The four captivating cling stamp sets include charming illustrations of man’s best friends at play, sitting pretty and even causing just a slight paw-full of trouble.  These adorable images have been coupled with a multitude of sentiments perfect for so many different occasions and are ideal for the young and the young at heart!  Cute dimensional pooch themed embellishments such as doggie bone shaped treats, paw prints, collars and of course a collection of fun loving furry friends themselves are easy to achieve when pairing the coordinating cling stamps and die combinations. So relax, get creative and celebrate great memories of canine friends both past and present, create a little something special for that puppy adoring friend who’s going through a “ruff” time, or simply lay back and bask in the joy of life as our wet nosed, fur covered friends do as we share with you the Pampered Pooch Collection…drool not included! 

I have been wanting to try my hand at a box card for a long time...the die had been sitting in my craft room and had been unused.  So, I decided this adorable release would be perfect to give it a try!

Here's how my project came out...


I loved this sentiment when I first saw it and thought perhaps a forgotten birthday would be forgiven by presenting such a cute package!

I've colored the images with my Copic Ciao markers, and for the floral accents I've used the Delightful Daisies from the Peacock Paisley Collection.  The box card itself is a Spellbinders die that cuts all the pieces you need to assemble the card base.  I've included the full instructions for this project below if you would like to replicate the project. 

Here's a closer peek at the card from a different angle...


And just in case you missed it on Facebook...many of the design team have their very own pampered pooches...and Liz, our social media guru thought it would be fun to share them with you!

Let me introduce you to Thunder...our very own pampered pooch!


Thunder is our "farm" dog...he patrols the property and makes sure that all is right in our little part of the world!  He enjoys long walks without a leash (put one on and he sits right down and will not budge), exercising the cats (sometimes they walk nicely together...at other times he has them jogging), howling with the coyotes at night (until they get to close then he sends them on their way), and he absolutely loves gardening!  (That's right...he tramples down all of the stalks to reap the corn on the cob and eats it, he picks cucumbers and feasts on them all day long...oh and pumpkins, yum yum!)  Oh...and we cannot forget to mention that he is terrified of his namesake...you'll catch Thunder watching the skies for any hint of rain or lightning...and when the thunder rolls...so does Thunder...right onto our front deck trying to get the house door open to let someone know he would like to be let into the garage to wait out the storm!  Lastly, Thunder hates being photographed!  He can be sitting beautifully with the kids and I try to sneak out and take a picture and he's up and running as fast as he sees the camera...and when I do get to snap a pic of him...he firmly believes he must have his tongue sticking out...must be his version of a cheesy grin!  LOL  He's one of a kind...but we love him!

Well, that's it for me today!
Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the other stunning projects the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration and viewing pleasure!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Pampered Pooch Paper Collection, HCDP1-272
Pampered Pooch Pals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3759
Paw-fect Pooches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3760
You're Paw-fect Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3761
Pampered Pooch Pals Die, HCD1-7115
Paw-fect Pooches Die, HCD1-7116
Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3656
Delightful Daisy Die, HCD1-760
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy

Other Products Used:  BigShot Die Cutting Machine, white card stock, Spellbinders Scalloped Box Pop Up Card Die, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaFine Grey Ink, Memento Dandelion Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive tape runner, Copic Ciao Markers - E00, E21, Y17, E37, E29, 100, R32, R29, G05, Stickles - Diamond, sponge dauber

Die cut all pieces from Spellbinders Box Card Die using manual die cutting machine and white card stock.  Assemble using a strong adhesive.  Ink all edges of the box card using a light brown ink. Cut a piece of white card stock to cover full back of card for personal message and to enable it to stand up securely.  Trim bottom panels for box card from striped patterned paper and adhere to three sides of bottom portion, leaving reinforced back as is.  Trim out two side panels using dog treat themed patterned paper and apply to opposite sides of card.  Trim out one side panel for front of card using dog paw print patterned paper, as well as one longer piece to mat back wall of inside card.  Trim a blue patterned paper with puppy face to mat onto front of card panel, and a longer piece of matting again with a puppy image for the inside panel of the back wall of card.  Stamp one puppy face, one shamed puppy image, and two large treats onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using markers and die cut using coordinating dies.  Stamp sentiments onto treats.  Shape all elements using your flower shaping tools and adhere to card as shown.  (To achieve layered look, attach strips of paper varying in length to images and adhere them to the various sections inside the card.)  Stamp two inkings of the daisies and one inking of leaves onto white card stock using grey ink.  Color using sponge dauber and yellow ink for flowers and a mix of green inks for leaves.  Cut using coordinating dies.  Layer some flowers as double blossoms and leave some as singles.  Adhere to box card to fill in empty areas.  Adhere leaves to floral cluster as shown.  Trim sentiment strip for front panel of card from paper collection and adhere to card front.  Apply Diamond Stickles to flower centers and petal tips as well as printed images on front of card and inside back panel. 
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