Trio of Dogs Friendship Card

Who can resist a trio of fussy cut dogs? Not me! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

dog friendship card

This week, the ever-so-talented LeAnne is hosting our monthly clean and simple challenge. For our creative fun, she has selected the theme of Pets.

dog friendship card

Of course, I picked dogs as my pet.  No surprise there!  I can’t wait to see what you create! But remember, it’s a clean and simple challenge, so here is a quick reminder of what The Paper Players mean by Clean and Simple:

Minimal Layers and embellishments
Plenty of “open” space, also known as “white” space
Simple and uncluttered

Colors of the Day

dog friendship card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Sometimes all you need is awesome paper and sharp scissors to create an adorable card.  Playful Pets designer series paper is just the ticket. I selected a trio of cute canines and snipped away.  While Muffy and Brody would have preferred I used Boxers, alas there were none depicted.  Instead I picked a Great Dane, a German Shepherd and a terrier in the middle of a “play bow”.

dog friendship card

A faint Old Olive wash for the grass and a very faint Balmy Blue wash for the sky “grounds” these playful pups.  While I could have used several sentiments, I selected this one from the retired Happy Tails set.  Although this sentiment could be used on a pet sympathy card, I opted to use it on this card. Paired with these canines, I think it depicts a fun and happy friendship.

dog friendship card

I kept the embellishments to a minimum,  choosing to embellish the necks of the two larger dogs with a bow and a trinket,  and accenting the sentiment with clear rhinestones. If you would like to create your own trio of dogs friendship card,  download the free tutorial, which includes all the paper measurements, by clicking on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the The Paper Players design team:

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  1. Love the way you created this fun puppy play date Ann – I love fussy cutting this paper and you’ve done a great job with this trio. A fabulous little scene!

  2. Oh boy – what a fun fun card, Ann! Your trio of playful pooches are so cute and look like they’re having a blast! – and that two-color sentiment is the perfect touch! Love love love!

  3. Ann, that is a puppy party! Your die-cut trio make me smile and they look as though they are having so much fun. I love the fussy cut parts of the sentiment, too! Fabulous card, my friend

  4. LOVE! and oh so true ….

  5. What a fun trio of canine friends, Ann! I especially love the grassy “wash” in the background. A perfect pad for a pup playdate!

  6. Such a cute card Ann, and of course you chose dogs! Love the playful scene and that wonderful sentiment!

  7. This is so adorable! I love all these little puppies! I agree with Colleen on the Disney movie! And I know this sentiment rings true for you, My Friend! I love every detail on the card! Have a super week, My Friend!

  8. This is such an ADORABLE Fur Baby card!

  9. Pawsitively the best!

  10. Oh yes, I knew you would choose dogs for your card…and what a fun card it is! Love the trio of pets and your sentiment is perfect! Thanks for making such a cute creation for my challenge this week!

  11. Ann, your card is just darn right Adorable.
    Your doggie card reminds me of that Disney movie.(dang, can’t think of that movie right now)
    Enjoy your day. Take care, stay safe & stay healthy

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