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Saturday, January 7, 2012

OCC.....Shape Card Challenge

EDITED TO ADD: This would fit in a standard A2 envelope, the finished size is  4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches and the link to the template I found online:

Happy Saturday Peeps!!! 
It is time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge. 
This week I am the hostess challenge and my challenge to you is:

"Show Us your Shape"~Shaped cards. 
Anything but a square or rectangle. 
You can find so many cute templates on the internet or use a die or cut file and your imagination and show us your shapes!!

A while back I found this cute little Scottie Dog Pattern, It is by Kim Hughes and was in the Card Creations magazine. It was my inspiration for this challenge.
I used some basic black card stock folded in half to make the Scottie dog. He folds at the ear and the tail.
I made a couple of the dogs to try out the pattern just plain, but decided after making the initial two that he might look nice embossed and so I gave it a try. I used the Stampin Up square lattice EF on just the front of the card pattern. I really like the look of the puppy embossed, it adds alot, I think.
 I hand drew out his "scarf"  and then used some punches to make the "knot". I used a 3/4" circle punch for the middle of the knot and the two side pieces are from the Build a Blossom punch. I used some plaid paper from the Stampin Up Frost wood Lodge paper pack. To make his nose I used the small oval punch and trimmed it down by about half.  I added a small black rhinestone for his eye and the sentiment is from the Stampin Up "Friends Fur-ever" stamp set. I added a couple more black rhinestones to the sentiment piece. 
I think they turned out very cute and they are really easy to do.

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog 
to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun challenge.
I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do, don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Connie Plaumann said...

He is so cute!

LeAnne said...

ACK!!! THis is ADORABLE! The closest thing I'll ever get to having a real Scotty dog, LOL!

Dawn Easton said...

Get out girl! Seriously ADORABLE cards! LOVE your pattern paper you used! CUTE!!

Jeanette said...

This is the absolute cutest. I must make one. Thank you.

Marjie Kemper said...

Super cute, Vicki!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so completely ADORABLE, Vicki!!! The pattern is so cute and I love the way you dressed it up with the embossing and that sweet plaid coat! What a super challenge you designed for us this week- can't wait to see the entries from the participants.

Have a great weekend.


Unknown said...

this is super cute, but i'm wondering what size envelope you'd need to mail it. having some difficulty getting size perspective.

Marisa said...

Absolutely ADORABLE, Vicki!! Love the texture - looks like their fur :) Total winner!

Cheryl in Texas said...

For those of us that are not as talented as you, would you consider sharing a template?
Love the Card!

Robyn Oliver said...

Vikki these little scottie dogs are so gorgeous, I can see myself making a few of these for my reles, thanks for sharing the template

Linda Callahan said...

Over the top cute! I had a Scottie for 15 years - stubborn and independent little critter!

jjcreations said...

As soon as I saw these I thought of my dad, 'cause he loved Scotties and Westies! I'm going to have to borrow this idea - just for memory sake. They are just so stinkin cute!

Edna Siu said...

It is a lovely cutey card, the dog lover will love to receive one and it will great to make such a special card to give to friends who have dogs. It is a brain-booster idea. Thanks for sharing

Carol L said...

Over-the-top CUTE! The dog is adorable, but that plaid coat and scarf you added is perfection! I just LOVE this! TFS!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Vicki, this is too stinkin' cute! Love the plaid DSP which is the perfect accent for your little Scottie. I can't wait to try to make these! Thanks again for you awesome inspiration! Hugs! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Super cute Vicki ...first time I have seen one of these templates and it is great - love it!
Thanks for the great challenge!

Wendy said...

This has got to be the cutest card ever! I'm sure many dog lovers would love this one!! You rocked this challenge! LOVE it!! :)

Sharon Wheet said...

Vicki, he is super adorable! and thanks for the link, so I can make one, too! I love the embossed body. It really does add some depth and make your little dog look finished! Great job on the scarf, too!