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Great Impressions Stamps–In the Dog House

Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post at the Great Impressions Stamps blog.   

There is something about this little pup in his dog house that makes me smile.   I have had him for a while and I don’t know why I haven’t inked him up before now.   Well, I guess now is as good as a time as any. 


2013-04-15 GI Dog Hello WM


I really love all the fun Polaroid frames that are out right now.   I have to admit, I am too cheap to buy one so I decided to experiment with creating my own Polaroid frame with supplies that I had on hand.  This one was created by using a square die and a rectangle die (both from Spellbinders).   If you don’t have the dies, I’m sure you could mark it off on the back side of the paper and cut it out using your paper trimmer.  

Don’t forget you have time to join in the April challenge at the Great Impressions Stamps blog.  Our challenge is all about polka dots and/or pastel colors.  You can find the details on the post HERE

I hope you have a fabulous week!  Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  A Cute Dog Lives Here (F370) and A Little Hello (B151) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white, CS, Papertrey kraft & Dark Chocolate CS, Pebbles Cats & Dogs DP
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Square and Rectangle Nestabilies, C.C. Designs clouds dies, Copic markers, Provo Craft Seeing Spots embossing folder
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc. button & dog bone charm




Lisa said…
This is so adorable!! I love the image!! And the colors are fabulous!! Happy Monday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Too stinkin' cute!!!!!!!!! I saw Julie Ebersol make her own polaroid die too and wish I saw it before buying my own die - but oh well! Glad you made your own and it's perfect!!
Love the bone charm too!
Annette said…
so cute and I love that little doggie bone.. so adorable..
cotnob said…
This is a fabulous card Cheryl, such an adorable image, lovely colour combination and great design.
Sue - bearhouse said…
Awwww I love that sweet image. Your colouring is fabulous and the frame you have made looks wonderful.
Sue xx
Gorgeous card Cheryl, the image is adorable I like the embossed clouds and the charm.
Kevin xx
1CardCreator said…
Adorable card Cheryl, take care. ~Diane
Riet said…
What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx
jimlynn said…
Adorable card! Love the cute little dog bone on here too!
Lisa Lynn said…
Cheryl, another adorable card. Love the bone charm. I also saw you have posted on MIM.
Love this Cheryl! Creative use of spellbinders dies!
Tracy said…
Adorable Cheryl! Your frame looks just as good as any die. Hugs!
Shelby said…
He is such a sweet pup and just love how you've done the polaroid and the embossed clouds are perfect.

Jackie C said…
This is fab, saw it on MIM
Laine said…
This is so cute, love the sweet dog and your fun cloud detail. Thank you for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.
Sonia said…
Fantastic card and gorgeous image^_^
Big hug my friend^_^
Karin said…
I knew this would be a perfect challenge for you to play along with us ;). Great papers and adorable stamp! Happy to see you at DRS Designs!
MommyScraps said…
So cute Cheryl! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion! I love the frame and the clouds, very creative! :)
Anonymous said…
Fantastic card, Cheryl. ;-) Such a lovely image, so beautifully colored, and I love the patterns and textures you used. Great embellishments, too. Thank you so much for joining our Dynamic Duos challenge this week. ;-)
Kim S said…
He is absolutely charming hanging out under those polka dot clouds!!
Pam said…
This card is just so cute!
Oh Cheryl ... he is just toooooo cute and I love those clouds! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Animal Antics’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is just so darn cute! I just love it and the way you turned it a bit, will have to give that a try.
This is great! Thanks so much for sharing at MIM! I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.
Loz said…
Fabulous card and lovely coloring Cheryl..Loz
Visiting from MIM...
Angelique said…
What a lovely card. Great colouring on the image, love your choice of papers.
Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

Such an adorable image. Your card is just gorgeous! THanks for sharing it with us at Dynamic Duos.
Davi said…
This is soooo cute!! I love the little scene and fun dimensional clouds ;) You always do the layers to GSSO!!
Pam said…
Totally adorable and super detailed. It is so lovely. Thanks for joining us over at DRS Designs.
Miss Emerald said…
Gorgeous card! A lovely design, very pretty image and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.
Audrey Pettit said…
Awww, soooo cute! What an adorable card, Cheryl! And love the Polaroid frame you made. Totally clever use of your dies!
Tammy said…
OMGosh this is adorable! I LOVE that sweet image and it's colored beautifully! Fantastic stitching too!
Tammy x
Pat (mspfd) said…
Beautiful coloring of this sweet image. The frame looks fabulous! Great card, Cheryl!
Julia said…
I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

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Anonymous said…
Gorgeous card. The colors are so wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
Kaia, DT
Sylv said…
Fabulous card, love the cute puppy image and the beautiful papers used. Thank you for joining us for the CBN challenge.

Sylv xx
Crafty Bloggers Network DT

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