When a black lab, named “Coop,” needs to be featured on a  A Christmas card, this happens: 

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dog Punch, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Little Treats Bundle, Plaid Tidings Paper, Playful Pets Paper, Tasteful Textile embossing; #christmascards #holidaycards #dogs #blacklabs #dogsoncards #dogpunch #littletreats #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020 #playfulpets #santahats



I began today’s card by using the Dog Punch to cut Coop from Basic Black Cardstock. His fur was made by rolling him through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.  He loves the way his fur turned out, and didn’t seem to mind.


Coop’s Santa hat is from the Little Treats Bundle. The main part of this bundle is an adorable box that can be created from a 6X6 piece of cardstock from one die-cut, but it has lots of fun “extras” too. You can see the bundle by clicking on the picture in my Product List below. You’ll save 10% by purchasing the bundle, but the stamp set and die set can be purchased separately.

Back to the hat, which I stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with its die. I used an X-ACTO knife to make the slit in the hat, so Coop could wear it comfortably, with a tiny bit of glue to secure it. I punched a second dog to give him thickness, and placed him on Dimensionals. 


For his background, the card base is Real Red Cardstock (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), and topped with Playful Pets Designer Paper (4″ X 5 1/4″). Coop liked the idea of paw prints and red hearts.

The red and white stripe (1 1/2″ X4 1/4″) is also Playful Pets Designer Paper. The black and white (1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″) is Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, and the Whisper White Cardstock is 1 1/2″ X 1 3/4″.

Coop wanted to say, Thinking of you at Christmas,” which we found in the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, and stamped it in Real Red Ink on the white square.

I thought the card was complete, but Coop wanted a red bow, so we cut from Real Red Cardstock with a Happy Die. 


The layout was inspired by TGIF.


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Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!

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