Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pawsitively Happy Valentine's Day Card

For this week's sketch challenge over at I {heart} sketches with a tWist on the FTHS bog, I chose a Valentine image from the set "Ali's Paper Hearts." This set also comes with a sweet girl holding a string of paper hearts with this adorable puppy beside her, but I chose to just use the sweet puppy for my card this time. The sentiment is from the same set which includes 3 different sentiments. You can find the set (and lots of other great digi sets!) at

I used a 5x7 inch card base for this card, and the stitched squares I used to die cut my CTMH patterned papers are all from a Gina Marie Designs set. You can shop for her great dies (her stitched shape sets are only $10 each!) at These dies cut well and are half the price (or less!) than the big name die companies. I'm sorry for those who visit my blog frequently, but since she is a friend of mine and owns a local Scrapbook Outlet store I like to frequent, I am planning to share the link to her site on any of my blog posts using her dies to help get her name out there.

For my digi, I sized the little dog up using my Silhouette Studio Design software and then added a pink digi background behind him. I then printed him out with the background and printed him out two more times onto matching CTMH papers so I could fussy cut him and the heart and do some paper piecing. I used glue tape to adhere everything but the little heart in his mouth which was adhered with foam squares.

I'm planning to enter this card in the following challenges:
I {heart} sketches with a tWist

CAS on Sunday: Paper piecing

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Love is in the Air + Red
DL Art Challenge


  1. A darling Valentine card!! Love the cutie image. Thanks for sharing with us at MFP!

  2. Great idea to isolate the puppy and feature him on his own. Love the papers and the paper piecing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches challenge this week!

  3. So sweet! I love animals! This is adorable!

  4. This is a positive for sure TFS MFP Stampshop Lis DT

  5. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  6. How cute! Thanks for joining us at From the Heart Stamps and sharing your pretty card with us :-)

  7. Adorable card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.