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Friday, August 10, 2012

A Chi-Wow-Wow birthday...

My little granddaughter is turning 7 years old today. She is such a sweet little thing who loves, loves, loves stuffed animals, miniature animal figurines, and anything tiny. I just knew I had to make a card that would reflect her love of all tiny creatures. What better tiny creature to use than a cute little Chihuahua - and not just one, but 8 of them! I decided to use the cascading card format to showcase the little Chihuahuas, cut from the Four-legged Friends cartridge. Here's the front of the card.  You'll notice that the Chihuahua on the label is holding a heart and the others are not. I simply handcut the heart off the others and didn't cut the other heart layers. I would have like to have used "hide contours" but that wasn't possible in this case.
And now a look at the back of the card:
I puzzled over what to use to hold the little Chihuahuas high enough to peek over the top  edge of the card. I finally decided to use a tulip, cut from the Walk in My Garden cart. I had to stretch out the stem to fit the differing heights of the sides. Here's a look at what I mean:

I attached only the bottom of the petal portion of each flower so that the little puppies can be put in and taken out, rearranged and played with. I think my granddaughter will love that interactive feature. :) You may have noticed that I've inked the edges all the layers on the tulips and the puppies. It adds so much dimension!

Here's one last look at the card with the 6 removable puppies outside of their little tulip seats:

Hope you enjoyed today's card. I know I sure enjoyed making it! Thanks for stopping by and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day!


Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

*Smiling* here. These cards are just so cute! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!

Enfys said...

I LOVE this Cheryl, super cute idea
Enfys x

Kitt said...

What a cute card. She is going to love it.