Tip: Do you sometimes find yourself fresh out of inspiration? Try casing the catalog. It’s chocked full of card designs! In fact, I challenge you to look through your catalog with fresh eyes and look for card samples that can provide you with some new inspiration. I think you will be amazed at what you will find! That’s where I got my inspiration for today’s card. I was stuck and just couldn’t come up with anything, so I opened the catalog and before long, I was off and running.

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The Playful Pets Designer Series Paper has such cute images that you don’t even need to do any stamping. Just die cut or fussy cut the images directly from the paper. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Here is how the card comes together:

Basic Supplies (a full list of all the supplies used will be at the end of the post)

  • Pampered Pets bundle (stamp set and dies)
  • Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder
  • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper
  • Gray Granite cardstock
  • Real Red cardstock
  • Basic White Thick cardstock
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Tailored Tag Punch
  • Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack


  • Cut Gray Granite cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″ – burnish folded edge with bone folder
  • Cut another piece of Gray Granite 5″ x 3 3/4″. Die cut the top and bottom with the paw prints die. Adhere to card base.
  • Cut a red & white striped piece of DSP 3″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere to the card base with stripes going vertically.
  • Cut white cardstock 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and emboss with Brick & Mortar embossing folder.
  • Before adhering the embossed layer to the card, wrap a length of twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack around the layer and tie a simple bow on the front.
  • Die Cut or fussy cut dog and cat images from the designer series paper. These are just a sampling of the images. There are many more to choose from. Once you have your images cut, put some dimensionals on the back and adhere them to the card.
  • Use the Tailored Tag punch to punch out a a tag from Real Red and Basic White.
  • Stamp your sentiment onto the white tag and then adhere it over the red layer slightly to the right to show off some of the red underneath. Apply some dimensionals and adhere to the card.
Pampered Pets card using Gray Granite cardstock

This would make a great Mother’s Day card for someone who is a mom to a fur baby! In fact, I’m planning on making a few more to send to my friends with fur babies.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. Please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you.

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