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Dog and Cat Dies

Hi All!

When I saw this die set by Paper Smooches, I thought it was the coolest set ever. I get excited when a new and different product comes on the market. However, when I got it, I was overwhelmed by the possibilities. Similar to the builder stamp sets, you don’t even know where to start. I must admit that there is quite a bit of thinking involved, which I guess can be a good thing if you’re looking for a challenge. But if not, I’ve done the thinking for you. 🙂

I could have created many more animals, but I had to stop because I just didn’t have any more time! I actually really wanted to make a raccoon. And a beaver with big teeth. And a bear, by rounding out the ears. And maybe a mouse. It’s kind of like Facebook. Your have to just force yourself to stop. So… I’m hoping you can help!

I’ve created an upload at the end of this post, just like the challenges. Share the cards you have created with this die set so we can all get even more great ideas.

The video is HERE, if you want to go straight to it. Otherwise, enjoy the photos and see the video at the end. A complete list of supplies is also located at the end HERE.

The pig was created in a very straightforward way:

Dog and Cat Dies

Here are the pieces. I used a 2″ oval punch for her nose:

Dog and Cat Dies

Next up is the fox. In the video, I talked about researching large circle dies. I found THESE and they are awesome – 21 circles in the set! Unfortunately I think they may be retiring, so if you are looking for some larger, card-size circle dies, you might want to jump on these because it’s a great price!

Dog and Cat Dies

The fox has dog ears, but I cut two cat ears to create the white parts of his face:

Dog and Cat Dies

Here is the dog. The card base is the shape of the dog ears:

Dog and Cat Dies

I used the tongue die to create extra spots behind his eyes. Here are the pieces:

Dog and Cat Dies

Next is the cat, my favorite. I experimented with adding some color behind the cat, but I ended up just going monochrome:

Dog and Cat Dies

I dry embossed the brick wall and used some white ink to make it a little more realistic. The paws are the dog nose die:

Dog and Cat Dies

Here is the frog. I love this cute little guy:

Dog and Cat Dies

I used the dog tongue to create his big eyes, and I used another circle die for the card shape:

Dog and Cat Dies

Finally, the owl:

Dog and Cat Dies

I used the cat ears, but then I trimmed the sides to make it look more like an owl shape. I used my 1 1/4″ circle punch to add another bigger shape to his eyes:

Dog and Cat Dies

There’s a lot to cover in the video, so I run through the steps pretty quickly. It’s mostly cutting and assembling, but there a few good tips for each animal. I look forward to seeing your animal cards!!

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Supplies used in multiple cards:

Cat and Dog Dies
Cat and Dog Dies
S.COM|EH
Avery Elle Custom Panels Die Set
Avery Elle Custom Panels
EH|SSS
Nesting Circle Dies
Nesting Circle Dies
S.COM|BLSY
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
S.COM|JOA
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
EH|SSS
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Supplies for Pig Card:

2 in Oval Punch
2 in Oval Punch
Avery Elle 6x6 Brights
Avery Elle 6×6 Brights
Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride Cardstock
Blushing Bride Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
The Whole Herd
The Whole Herd
EH|SSS

Supplies for Fox Card:

Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze Cardstock
Cajun Craze Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke Cardstock
Always Artichoke Cardstock
Sketchy Letters
Sketchy Letters
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Supplies for Dog Card:

Grassy Fields
Grassy Fields
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Garden Green Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock
You Make My Tail Wag
You Make My Tail Wag
EH|SSS

Supplies for Cat Card:

Stampin' Up! Brick Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up! Brick Embossing Folder
Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
Basic Gray Cardstock
Stampin' Up! White Ink
Stampin’ Up! White Ink
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
EH|SSS
MFT Cool Cat
MFT Cool Cat
EH|SSS

Supplies for Frog Card:

Avery Elle 6x6 Neutral
Avery Elle 6×6 Neutral
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Happy and Smile
Happy and Smile

Supplies for Owl Card:

1 1/4 in Circle Punch
1 1/4 in Circle Punch
Fiskars Trimmer
Fiskars Trimmer
S.COM|JA
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka
Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink
Early Espresso Ink
Paper Smooches Chubby Chums
Paper Smooches Chubby Chums
EH|SSS
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Corner Chomper
EH|SSS

Animal Face Cards
Pig
Pig
Fox
Fox
Dog
Dog
Cat
Cat
Frog
Frog
Owl
Owl

Comments

  1. wrote on April 14th, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Connie

    Let me be the first to congratulate you on coming up with such cute cards. I simply love them all and can’t imagine anyone – young or old – not loving to receive one. Well, I’ve already bought this die set directly from Paper Smooches because their postage is always the best at AU$4.50. It was love at first sight. I plan to CASE your cards first though. Then I’ll have to try to come up with something creative myself. Thanks so much for this. It was a great ending to our Good Friday in Australia!

  2. wrote on April 14th, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Glenismaree

    They are very cute cards but there is no way I would have the patience to make ONE card let alone SIX of them. I will have to rely on Connie sending me one!!! haha

  3. wrote on April 14th, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    swimbikerunat60

    WOW!! Darlene, how sweet and fun are this cards?!! you can have a set cut up and then just assemble them in very little time. Love them all.
    Hmm.. Ii will have to be creative and maybe make one with punches or dies to participate.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs.
    Maria.

  4. wrote on April 14th, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    trish665

    These are so adorable. As I am not very creative I am going to be happy in duplicating Darlene’s fine examples.

  5. wrote on April 15th, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Shirley H

    Thank you, Darlene, for sharing your exceptionally cute cards. I appreciate pics of the die components used for each card since I don’t have the ability to visualize all the possibilities you created!

  6. wrote on April 15th, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Floralinda

    Thanks Darlene, you’ve always been great with animal and bird cards, and these are no exception. You have jump-started my imagination!

  7. wrote on April 17th, 2017 at 7:23 am

    stampinspicer

    Wow you did a great job!!!

  8. wrote on April 18th, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Andrea

    Great job on the cards, Darlene! Love the kitty one especially (go figure, right?). Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  9. wrote on April 25th, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Caly

    These are adorable and so much fun, Darlene!

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