Hey everyone thanks for joining me today on my blog.  Today I am a guest hopper on the OSAT Blog Hoppers blog hop themed  Dogs Day of Summer.  I am super excited to be joining this talented group of hoppers today.   So do you want to see my card today, well actually I have a card and a box for you.

dog days of summer card

Isn’t it just the cutest thing.  I adore dogs, well any animal, if we are going to be honest with each other.   Okay let’s talk a little about my card today.  To create this card I used bits and pieces of different stamp sets, punches and framelits.  The stamp sets I used were; the Weather Together, Project Life Date It, and Brushwork Alphabets.  Okay so lets really talk about what I know you all have on your minds.  How did you make those cute little dogs.  Well I actually used the new fox builder punch and the owl builder punch.   I punched all the pieces a few times and kind of moved them around.  The dog on the card reminded me of my sweet Seymour that passed a month or so back.   I miss my basset so very much he was the sweetest dog ever, but I digress.   I used two different color tails to create his ears and the sag of his cheeks were created with the fox face cut out just turned upside down.

I wanted him to be covered from the sun (which is one of the smallest scalloped circles in the layering circle framelits), it just made such a nice sun.   So I stamped and cut out the umbrella using the weather together bundle.  I wanted to contrast the Marina Mist cardstock with something that would show up nicely but not over power.  So I went with Tangerine Tango.  All the paper I used for the items on the card came out of my scrap bins, which was really nice to try and use some of them up.

The Box:

The box was created with an 8 1/2 x 8 3/4 inch piece of marina mist card stock.  This is a real easy box to make.   It’s so easy its scary.   All you have to do is score it on the longest side at 2, 4, 6, & 8 then flip it and score it at 2″ on each side.   The finale box measures         4 1/2″ x 2″x 2″.  Which is a descent size box you can fill with a lot of goodies.  To decoarte the box I started with some torn and sponged crumb cake cardstock to form the sand dunes, next I created the dogs the same way I did on my card just using punched pieces from the bird and fox builder punches.

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I hope that you enjoyed my projects today and that you will follow along the hop and check out what everyone else has created for you today.  To hop along with us all you have to do is click on the next name on the list after mine and go down the list or start at the top and hop all the way through.   Have a wonderful day happy hopping.

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  1. Tracy Elsom
  2. Jeanna Bohanon
  3. Elizabeth Jeanne
  4. Lori Mueller
  5. Tina Riddle
  6. Sara Levin
  7. Melissa Davies
  8. Renee Ondrajka
  9. Wynne Grob
  10. Marisa Gunn
  11. Martie Hillyer
  12. Justin Krieger
  13. Dena Rekow
  14. Andrea Tracy Tucker
  15. Alisa Tilsner
  16. Kim Smith
  17. Pam Staples
  18. Rick Adkins You Are Here!
  19. Kelly Acheson


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