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Monday, November 8, 2010

My Best Friend Card with Create a Critter

It's Monday and you know what that means.... It is time for the weekly Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge!  This week my sweet, sweet design team sister, Carole, chose the DOG cut from Cricut's Create a Critter cartridge.  This dog is sooo cute with his fire hat and hydrant side-kick!

I used Basic Gray's Max & Whiskers cardstock to cut the card layers.  Using design studio the fire hat shield made a perfect card shape.  Two shields were welded together to create the base card.  Two additional layers of shields were cut for the cart front.

The dog for my card was cut using Bazzill cardstock and Stampin' Up cardstock.  His face was stamped with Peachy Keen critter face stamps and black and red markers.  Bazzill red carstock was used to cut the fire hat and the dog collar.

Using Microsoft PowerPoint, I created a tag for the card - My Best Friend.  A red heart clip art was added to the center of the phrase.  Circle and scalloped circle punches were used to punch out the tag layers.

We all know that every fireman AND every dog need a fire hydrant!  This cute red hydrant is also from the Create a Critter cartridge and goes perfectly with my fire pup.

I found aqua ribbon from Stampin' Up which coordinates perfectly with the Basic Gray cardstock and added the ribbon with a bow to the front of the card. 

Pop dots were used to attach the dog to the front of the card while the hydrant and tag utilized glue.  The inside of the card has a white shield ready for a sentiment to be added.  This card would be perfect for a cute one year old's birthday - too bad my nephew is 2.5!!

I have an entire week of project planned to share with you so be sure to check back early tomorrow!!


  1. Oh Susan, I really love this so cute !!! Hey, I could even send it to Pat !!! (hahaha) the layers....

  2. I love that striped pup, cutest card. Sandi

  3. Well, Susan...I love everything about this card. The papers are so matchy-matchy with the way you have altered them for various spots on sweet pup, I love the shape of your card and oh my oh my that finishing touch of that beautiful ribbon. Love it.

  4. Adorable, Susan! LOVE your color scheme! I was considering that cute fire hydrant but it made me think of peeing. LOL they're both smiling so I guess that's not gonna happen. too cute! xxD

  5. Cute, cute, cute! Love it. Perfect colors too.

  6. Very cute....I love the sentiment....perfect.

  7. Hi Susan!
    Love your choice of card base and his cute little face! Happy to be creating with you again!

  8. Way to go Susan. Using that shield for the card shape was pure genius. Those papers you used are fantastic.

  9. susan this is too cute! And the little faces are adorable!

  10. How super adorable!!! Love it (especially the paper)!! :) TFS! :)

  11. Oh Susan I love your card, great papers and very Retro colors, some of my fav. Cute little face!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  12. LOVE the BasicGrey...why didn't I think of that? This is so cute!