My Favorite Things

MFT June Release Countdown Day 2

We continue the My Favorite Things June Release Countdown and today I’m sharing a project with a new sentiment stamp and die and an adorable new animal die additon, a puppy!

The puppy was die cut out of either white card stock or kraft card stock. On each piece I did a light amount of ink blending just to give it a little extra dimension and used a white gel pen to add highlights. The nose, mouth, and eyes were colored with copic markers as I generally find it easier to just color them than to find the individual color card stock to die cut each item.

I also die cut a balloon using the Birthday Balloons Die-namics out of Blu Raspberry card stock and white card stock for the puppy to hold. I assembled the piece first with liquid adhesive and set it aside to work on the layout of the card.

I pulled out a pattern paper from the Sweet Celebration Paper Pack and die cut it using the largest rectangle out of the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2. Then I die cut several little stars out of Gold Sparkle Card Stock using the small star die from the LLD Circle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. There are other dies that have small stars too that you can use, but this was the first one I found in my stash.

The word hello is die cut using the Sweet Hello Die-namics. The inside used Cornflower card stock and the outside is just white card stock. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Well, Hello Stamp Set onto a piece of white cardstock that I quickly colored with my copic markers to match the puppy’s eyes. This was trimmed down to a thin strip and added below the ‘hello’ with foam tape.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this, but I use my dog Kody as the inspiration of all my pup themed cards! We adopted him over 2 years ago and we believe he is mixed with husky, american staffordshire, and cattle dog. He is besides me every second that I am crafting and taking pictures!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to also check out the MFT blog for more product reveals!



  1. So adorable. Love your doggie and as always, your cards are the cutest. Thank You!

  2. I now have my 1st grandchild, so I can’t help but check this card out a little more than I used to. It IS adorable!

  3. Love the puppy and that you used your pup for inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. Adorable