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Playful Pups with Nicole

Hi there! It's Nicole Gavaldon here, and today I'm excited with talk about how I created this CAS card using the new and adorable stamp set, Playful Pups. The puppy images in this set are so cute, and the fact that this set comes with a variety of different sentiments means you can create so many products for lots of different occasions. I used the, "Missing you is real ruff" sentient for my project which would work as a 'Just Because' card, too.


If you take a closer look at the card I created you'll notice that I used the Mirror Image stamping technique to get the mirror image of this cute pup that's holding a tiny envelope in his/her mouth. I have so much fun using that technique for card making! I also took a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and did some really clean and simple watercoloring using distress ink, and once it was dry I used the ME Femme Frames die, with the scalloped edge, to cut out the panel for the front of the card, and simply adhered that onto a piece of 100lb. white cardstock--with some 3D adhesive foam tape. The two pups are also backed with 3D adhesive foam and I used some white and silver twine to ground the two puppies so that they don't look like they are floating, hehe.

The possibilities are endless for this stamp set--you could create birthday cards, birthday cupcake toppers, treat bag tags, and even projects for Valentine's Day with the, "I've got a spot in my heart for you", sentiment! I hope you enjoyed my very first designer series blog post for ME and thank you so much for stopping by.


  1. Simply the cutest card... LOVE IT!!!

  2. oh this is just soooo Dog gone cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!! I bought this set immediately when it came out thru my Fave crafty supply store!!!!

  3. This set is a must have for my collection so so cute!

  4. Such a cute card! Love the colors. TFS Nicole!

  5. I was hoping that if I read on, you would give us some more information on the mirror image stamping technique. Or maybe even a link where we might find more info. I do like the simple soft background you created for this card, and I agree, those pups are just too cute.

    1. You may find a tutorial from Jennifer McGuire located here:

  6. I wish there was a cat set like this.

  7. I just love this set, I was making a card with it last night.

  8. So adorable! Love the mirror image and soft background with these cute pups!


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