Friday, April 13, 2012

Guest Designing Today!

Hi, today I am guest designing for Liz, an amazing crafter and a wonderful friend, who is over at Liz's Paper Loft!  For my project, I made a little gift for my niece, who is in love with her puppy, Blua.  I thought Liz would enjoy this too, since she has an adorable new addition to her own family!

This doghouse was made with the new Cricut Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 cartridge.  I just thought it was so cute, and it was fairly simple to put it together.  I cut it at 5".  The letters on the doghouse are cut at 1/2".

For my card, I used an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" rustic white card base, scored at 4 1/4".  My polka dot layer is 4" x 5 1/4", and I added strips of red and ruler patterned paper to it before stitching around the edges.  I then distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and adhered it to the card base.

To make the note paper, I just cut a square of rustic white cardstock and edged it with the ekSuccess Binding Edge Punch.  I added the lines with the Papertrey Ink Library Ledger stamp set, the dog from My Creative Time's Keepin' it Classy, and the sentiment from My Creative Time's Classy and Fabulous.  A pretty button and some twine finished it off!

Now, Liz has some exciting news to share with you, but not quite yet.  However, in the meantime, while she's recovering, she is reading every comment!  Not only is she reading them, but she's counting them too, because at the end of all of this she will have two big announcements!  The first will be a winner of some exciting BLOG CANDY!  The second, it's a big one... and no, she's not coming out with stamps... you'll just have to wait and see!  So be sure to head over to her blog and leave a comment for a chance to win!

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  1. Super cute!! Quick question did you used an Expression 2 for the dog house?? I have the TBBM2 cartridge and just ordered the scoring blade but can't find out how to use the Expression 2 with it!!

  2. Katie ~ OMG! How ADORABLE is your project! Seriously! I jujst LOVE the paper and ALL the details! Oh you used your sewing machine again! What a GREAT touch! LOVE the little dog too! Your niece is just going to ADORE this! The sentiment is just PERFECT! I am soooo LOVING this project! FABULOUS job!!!!

  3. This is so cute. Love the dog house and the card is perfect. Lucky little niece. Regina

  4. How adorable!!!! I absolutely LOVE the coordinating doghouse and card. They are just the cutest. Your niece is going to love it! Hugs- Glora

  5. Very cute dog house and card. Love the dog you put in there too. I'm sure your niece will love it. -Tami

  6. Love your project Katie! Isn't that cartridge fun...I just love your little dog house and the papers you used are super cute! Nice job!
    Sherrie K

  7. Katie how adorable.. You are so amazing. Hugs from Ukiah

  8. Adorable!! Love your choice in colours and that dog house is superb! TFS :)
    hugs, Jenn

  9. omg this is the cutest I've seen in a Whalen

  10. Great job on your project...what a great cut. Clever to use the dog stamp...I had forgotten about the dog.
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