Thursday, June 27, 2013

Paper Bag Puppies

Hi there!  Back again with more birthday fun!  To help us celebrate our 2nd birthday, we have some friends joining us in the celebration... But before that, I wanted to announce who our guest designer is for this release!  This lady is not only one of our biggest fans, but she is also a dear friend!  Check out her blog here to see who I'm talking about...

But wait.. there's more!  We are thrilled to have some of our Chinese Zodiac team join us in this special birthday release!  They will be sharing projects this week using our new Release #15 images...  Check out their blogs here:

And finally.... we've asked a former guest designer to be a permanent addition to our family! Find out who will be returning for the long haul here...

And don't forget my right hand lady... I'm sure Debi has some great projects up her sleeve...

Who knows, you might just have another chance to win some birthday blog candy along the way!

Now that all the announcements have been made... On to the card!!  I was looking at Pinterest for some inspiration and found a tutorial on this paper bag card.  It's super duper easy to make and a great way to use up your scraps.  I recently taught a class that used this Vintage Bliss paper by Simple Stories.  I'm totally addicted to this paper collection!  I'm a BIG Simple Stories fan, but this is my all time favorite collection.

I decided to use both Doogie and Cappy on this card.  For some reason, Doogie looks like she wants to eat something... I think it's her tongue hanging out of her mouth.  Anyway, what's a party without cupcakes right?  So I found an ancient cupcake Sizzix die in my stash. I knew it would come in handy one day. It's the perfect size as it was not too big to fit on the pocket.

Then I colored up Cappy and made her peeking out from inside the pocket.  I guess it's her positioning that makes me feel like she's peeking over the edge.  Added a small birthday flag by Bella Blvd that I got a a red tag sale.  It's on a little sewing pin, so I'm sure you could easily make your own.  I think it would be great with washi tape!

Here's a shot of the card outside of the pocket.  You can write the message on this card, or make another card and stick it inside the paper bag.  I think this would make a cute mini album too.

Here's a closer look at Cappy.

So don't forget to check out everyone's projects today!  And you might want to leave a comment... jus' saying!


  1. Love how you used the two dogs, they really look like they want to eat that cupcake!

  2. Oh this is very adorable!!! Love how used Cappy and Doogie!

  3. Can I have some cupcake, too? I will check out the tutorial. Mahalo.

  4. aww, how cute! love how cappy is holding the sign!

  5. so, so cute! two adorable puppies wishing you a happy birthday!

  6. Love these stamps. Looks like my doggie, Tsugi when he was a puppy!

  7. Love how you used Cappy and Doogie on this paper bag card. Cool idea.

  8. Cappy and Doogie on a single card! Wow and I love it!!!!

  9. I clicked on the tutorial link you added on how to make the paperbag card, thank you for sharing I like it very much.
    Your two puppies are just lovely.

  10. Really cute, Love that paper bag card.