It seems like it’s been a really long time since I joined you for a post. I think because last weekend was so eventful, I’ve been just mentally catching up. Today I’m sharing a card that I made for my littlest grandson’s 3rd birthday. He and I went shopping for his birthday present this week and we both had a blast. We looked at all the toys in Target and we discussed the merits of different toys. He was positive that he wanted a Paw Patrol set once we saw them. He did have to downsize from his first choice but was happy with his second pick. He even understood that he couldn’t open the toy yet but had to wait for his birthday. He is so excited about having a party, and the ‘yata (pinata) that he and his mom have been making. His party also had to be downsized due to the new pandemic restrictions but I don’t think he is going to mind too much.
I have to admit that although I bought a couple of Paw Patrol DVD’s for Salem to watch, I haven’t actually sat and paid too much attention to the stories. I do recall hearing the phrase, “No job too big, no pup too small” several times as they start their adventures. I wanted to get this on the card, so I hand wrote the saying.
I wanted some really bold, bright paper for the front panels of this bi-fold designed card and I had a few pieces of the retired See A Silhouette patterned paper that fit the bill. The card base is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 2 1/8″ on both sides rather than scoring in the center. The panels are 2″ x 5 1/4″ on both inside and outside of the flaps. The center inside DSP is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
Marshall, the Paw Patrol fire dog is Salem’s favorite so I used the Dog Builder Punch and the retired Happy Tails stamp set to make a Marshall for the card front. I added some Holiday Rhinestones and one of the cute little dog bone trinkets to dress it up. I love the mix of colors in the Holiday Rhinestone mix.
For the inside of the card, I searched through way, way too many packs of patterned paper to find one that let the dogs really pop out. This paper is from the retired Come Sail Away patterned paper. These cute pups are fussy cut from the Playful Pets DSP. The little paw prints are from that same paper and were so cute that I had to get them on here somewhere.
The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, which is on my must have list. The little hearts might be too much for some boys, but I thought that at 3 years old, Salem wouldn’t mind the little hearts from the Pampered Pets stamp set.
The little supports for the pups are pieces of old olive cardstock cut to 1/2″ x 3″ and scored at 1/2″ on one end and 1/2″ and 1″ on the other end. I used Tear n Tape to adhere them to the card.
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