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Puppy Love: Easy Bone Shaped Cards Tutorial!

Hello, crafty friends! Today, I have a fun and unique card design to share with you—bone-shaped cards! These cards are perfect for any dog lover and are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. We’ll be using some fantastic products from Pixi Dust Designs and coloring with Spectrum Noir TriBlend Brush Markers. Let’s dive right in and get started!

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Supplies You’ll Need

Before we get into the step-by-step tutorial, here’s a quick rundown of the supplies you’ll need:


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Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Die Cutting the Card Base

First, we’ll create our card base using the Bone Box Dies from Pixi Dust Designs. These dies make it incredibly easy to cut out the perfect bone shape from white cardstock. If you’ve never worked with shaped cards before, you’re in for a treat—this adds such a unique twist to your card making!


Step 2: Creating the Background

Next, we’ll add some flair to our card with a fun pattern. Choose a design from the Puppy Love 6 x 6 Paper Pad and use the Bone Box Dies again to cut out the bone shape. Adhere the patterned paper to the front of your card base. This step is a great way to use up some of those adorable patterned papers we all hoard!


Puppy Love: Easy Bone Shaped Card

Step 3: Stamping the Images

Now for the fun part—stamping! Using the Valentine Puppies Stamp Set, stamp the puppy images and sentiments onto white cardstock with a black ink that’s suitable for alcohol markers. These little pups are so cute and perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your cards.


Step 4: Coloring the Images

Time to bring those adorable puppies to life with some color. I used the Spectrum Noir TriBlend Brush Markers Set 1 and the Extended Set. These markers are fantastic for blending and shading. Here’s a little pro tip: Start with the lightest color and gradually add the darker shades to create depth and dimension. Don’t worry if you’re new to alcohol markers—practice makes perfect, and the results are always worth it!


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Step 5: Die Cutting the Images

Once your images are colored, it’s time to cut them out. The Valentine Puppies Pixi Cuts are perfectly matched to the stamp set, making this step a breeze. Simply align the dies with your stamped images and run them through your die-cutting machine.


Step 6: Assembling the Card

Now comes the fun part—assembling your card. Arrange the colored puppies and sentiments on the card front and adhere them using foam tape for a bit of dimension. This gives your card a professional, polished look.


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Tips and Tricks

  • Pro Tip: When coloring with alcohol markers, use a smooth cardstock specifically designed for them. This helps prevent bleeding and ensures smooth blending.

  • Mix and match patterns from the Puppy Love 6 x 6 Paper Pad to create a variety of card designs.

  • If you don’t have the Bone Box Dies, you can create a similar shape by hand-cutting a bone shape from a template. It’s a bit more work, but the results are just as adorable.


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Personal Touches

I have to say, creating these bone-shaped cards was such a joy. My little puppy, Rodney, was by my side the whole time, occasionally trying to “help” by stealing a piece of paper here and there. These cards are not just a fun project, but they also carry a bit of Rodney’s playful spirit with them.


Remember, the charm of handmade cards lies in their uniqueness and the love you put into making them. Don’t stress if your coloring isn’t perfect—what matters most is the joy and care that goes into each card.


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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to create your own bone-shaped cards. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or just to say “I love you” to a special dog lover in your life. Be sure to check out the video tutorial for a more detailed look at the process.


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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