Today’s card is all about friendship.

By Su Mohr for Pals Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dog Punch, Cat Punch, Peaceful Poppies, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Crafting Forever; #dogsoncards #catsoncards #cats #dogs #peacefulpoppies #craftingforever #heartsoncards #critters #crittersoncardfs #bloghop #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking



Remember the poem about the gingham dog and calico cat? In case you don’t, here it is:

The gingham dog and the calico cat

Side by side on the table sat;

‘T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t’ other had slept a wink!
      The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
      Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
            (I was n’t there; I simply state
            What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went “Bow-wow-wow!”
And the calico cat replied “Mee-ow!”
The air was littered, an hour or so,
With bits of gingham and calico,
      While the old Dutch clock in the chimney-place
      Up with its hands before its face,
For it always dreaded a family row!
            (Now mind: I’m only telling you
            What the old Dutch clock declares is true!)

The Chinese plate looked very blue,
And wailed, “Oh, dear! what shall we do!”
But the gingham dog and the calico cat
Wallowed this way and tumbled that,
      Employing every tooth and claw
      In the awfullest way you ever saw—
And, oh! how the gingham and calico flew!
            (Don’t fancy I exaggerate—
            I got my news from the Chinese plate!)

Next morning, where the two had sat
They found no trace of dog or cat;
And some folks think unto this day
That burglars stole that pair away!
      But the truth about the cat and pup
      Is this: they ate each other up!
Now what do you really think of that!
            (The old Dutch clock it told me so,
            And that is how I came to know.)

It’s not a happy tale, so Dog Punch and Cat Punch wanted you to know that they are best friends. I agreed to put them on a card together as proof.

The dog is Rococo Rose gingham, punched from In-Color 6X6 DSP. The cat isn’t exactly calico, but punched from dotted, Peaceful Poppies DSP.


For the background, they chose a heart from Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut with a Be Mine Stitched Die. The heart is glued to Whisper White Cardstock, cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die to match the stitching on the heart, and layered on a Thick Whisper White card base.


This perfect sentiment was found in the Crafting Forever Stamp Set.

Maybe it would be a different story if they were made of fabric. However, in paper, they are “cut out to be friends.”

Dog Punch and Cat Punch are excited to enter their card in the Make My Monday challenge, “in the pink.”


The supplies I used are in my Product List below, so click on the pictures, and have fun shopping. My Host Code gift for the month of March is Pearl Basic Jewels (140 total pearls).  If you order a minimum of $50.00 in March, I will send you the Pearls in April. YAY!

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