I’m back with my post for today – again sorry I didn’t get it up sooner – I wasn’t expecting to not have access last night.

This month my hands-on class was “Love Your Pets” and we focused on projects featuring cats and dogs. You might recall the dog and cat cards that I designed for our visit to the Ronald McDonald House – I decided to use that same card design for this class but step it up just a little bit.  Click here to see the RMHC post.

These cards use a Crumb Cake card base, a layer of Baja Breeze card stock and Elegant Soiree Designer Series paper.  The circles are cut with the Big Shot Die-cutting machine using the Circles #2 die.  The images are stamped in Soft Suede ink on the Very Vanilla circles.

For the Dog card I added Linen Thread around his collar.  The easiest way to do this is use a paper piercer to put a small hole at each side of the dog’s collar.  Then I use a floss threader – the kind your orthodontist or dentist gives you to help get floss through tight places or around braces – pull the linen thread through the hole with the threader and then tie in the front.

A peek at the inside – I had the paw prints “walking” around the inside of the card.

The cat card is basically the same layout but turned in the other direction.

For the cat I added a small rhinestone to her collar where the tag is on the stamped image.

And the linen thread around the collar.

Isn’t she a cute cat with her new fancy collar and tag?

I’m happy with how these cards turned out.  Next week I’ll be going to the Baltimore regional and I still need swaps so I’ve decided to make some more of these for my some of my swaps.

No  Bingo Winner emails yet – so its time to pull another Bingo piece – here we go…..

Let’s play Bingo…..

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 3 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 6.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the Round 1 and 2 winners.

Here is piece #16  –the dog from All in the Family stamp set (stamped in Chocolate Chip).