Friday, December 20, 2013

Three Canine Christmas Cards

Today I'm featuring the Canine Christmas Stamp set! 

I realized that Christmas is FAST approaching and I haven't had a chance to share all my cards that I made using our Canine Christmas stamp set so I thought today would be a fun day to do just that!

Happy Howl-idays Basset Hound card using Canine Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs

Happy Howl-idays
For the first card I chose the color the cute little basset hound stamp with my copic markers. Then I created a fun little strip of bones using brown ink on Kraft colored paper! Then to add a little fun pattern to the card I added some little flags from patterned paper and a button! Then I finished it off with the "Happy Howl-idays" sentiment! I love how the sentiment is so cheerful but the doggie looks a little bored. Reminds me a bit of eeyore... I picture him being annoyed that he's wearing those antlers!

Happy Howl-idays Basset Hound card using Canine Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs

Santa Paws Tag Card
For the next card, I colored the little Chihuahua doggie in the santa hat and cut him out to make a big tag! I cut out a little circle from Kraft colored card stock and used it on the tag top for a bit of added interest - sort of like a packing tag. Then I created a simple background with two patterns - one is a candy stripe from some misc. patterned paper I had lying around and the other I created by stamping paws all over the card stock with brown ink. I love how you can use stamps to create your own background patterns!  I also sponged the edges of the tag with some distress ink and then added it on with some fun kraft/red bakers twine. 

Santa Paws Chihuahua card using Canine Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs

Snowy Sweater Card 

For this one I wanted to create a snowy scene for the puppy to sit in so I colored him on the white cardstock and then I paper pierced a sweater for him from a plaid paper scrap. Then I added some kraft colored snowflakes and a snowbank from a piece of torn cardstock. Then to balance out the colors I added some red polka dot paper and a piece of that kraft/red twine. Love how this one turned out! 
Happy Howl-idays Dog Card card using Canine Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs

Do you have the Canine Christmas set yet? You can still order it from our Newton's Nook Designs Online Shop. Here's what the whole set looks like:

Just a few days until Christmas - do you have christmas cards done?

I'm done with my shopping but still need to finish those cards up! I've been so busy blogging and designing for spring that I'm a bit behind!  


  1. Such cute cards!! I love the dogs little plaid sweater :)

  2. Cute dog cards..I only made a few handmade cards for family this year...all the rest were store bought..Horror right? HA!

  3. These are so darling! Christmas puppies, in your hands, bring a whole new meaning to darling and cute!!

  4. All doggone adorable! Love the paper pieced sweater! :)

  5. Oh what a darling set for us doggie people! Cute cards!


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