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Sunday, April 15, 2018

One Crazy Dog Run Amok

Hi, everyone! Hope it's been a great weekend.

I'm sharing two cards inspired by the current Twofer Card Challenge theme of pets.

All three of our dogs have been terrier mixes from local rescues. So, it seemed only right to feature a little terrier in these cards... who just happens to be my favorite of Tim's Crazy Dogs.

  • Yappiest Birthday Ever is an 18th birthday card for my nephew. In this scene, the little pup can't believe how many bones he's received as gifts.
  • 'Tis the Season will go to a fellow dog lover this Christmas. Here, a little pup is caught in the act right after taking a bite of some tempting holiday wrapping. 
Yappiest Birthday Ever: SU dp and cardstock; Crazy Dog images; SU framelits;
MFT paw print images; original computer generated sentiments
'Tis the Season: stash dp and cardstock; Crazy Dog images; MFT happy pawlidays sentiment
Memory Box stencil; SU word window punch
I did a little masking here. Okay, I did a lot of masking. LOL 
'Tis the Season mask
  • Yappiest Birthday Ever: For starters, virtually every bone was masked to stamp the next bone. Then, the pup and his party hat were masked to get a good placement for the hat. Finally, the pup and bones were all masked to ink the sky and grass, starting by using the mask shown at the right. 
    • Trust me, I can't even begin to count the hours spent on that birthday card. But we only have two nephews, and the older one is turning 18 this month. Boy, where does the time go. 
  • 'Tis the Season: The sentiment is masked from one of the MFT Happy Pawlidays sentiments. Pretty standard masking. However, the real masking challenge for this card was creating the gift's ripped wrapping paper. I've made a similar card before. So, it was a little easier this time around. But, it still requires just a little precision and a lot of patience. This is definitely going to someone who really loves dogs.  
  • Needless to say, both of these were labors of love.
Thanks to Darnell and her team for another fun challenge... that really pushed me to go the extra mile on a couple of special cards.

Parting Thoughts

The April/May Words 2 Craft By challenge is inspired by thoughts of spring. Hope you'll come by, check out this challenge's words... and fab DT cards, and come back to link up a card/project of your very own.  :)

Have a great week. Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Non card artists won't appreciate the work and love that went into these two designs, Sybrina, but those of us who make cards certainly will be in awe of the time and patience involved! They are both fantastic scenes you have created and every detail has been meticulously executed! Besides the bones and party hat, I love the paw print panel and the yappy sediment and how you've added your nephew's birth date! And I've never seen anyone do what you did with the wrapping paper, including having him get caught in the act, so I laughed out loud! Thank you so much for playing at Twofer Card Challenge #4! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Oh wow, Sybrina--LOVE both of these darling puppy dog cards! So cute & wonderfully designed!

  3. I'm so glad you stopped by and thanks for your nice comments. I'm happy to visit you and had to laugh at the dog with the wrapping paper in his mouth. You put a lot of work in these cards and they are terrific. Love the sentiment on the "bone" card.

  4. See, this is why we blog about card making - nobody else would appreciate all that you did to get those perfect scenes on your cards! WE get it, and, personally, I am in awe! Fabulous cards, Sybrina! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!