Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa Dog and Cat

When I saw Holly McMillen’s cute cat on Splitcoaststampers, I just knew I would have to make one for my friend who is in recovering from surgery. My friend is mom to a black cat, so it’s absolutely perfect. Holly made her cat with cat treats inside the body and head. Mine is for a two-legs who can’t eat chocolate, so it has gummy bears inside (I managed to fold a bag of Haribo Gummy Bears to fit inside the body). I left the head empty and I think it looks fine this way. To see Holly’s original cat, check HERE.

Then because I just couldn’t help myself, I had to keep going and make another critter. I had extra black sacs, so I decided to make a black lab. I hope you him. I think this sac idea is very versatile and I’ll probably create more critters in the future. Thanks Holly for your inspiration!

Body for cat and dog

  • Body: Black Paper Sacs 3-½” x 2” x 6-¾”
  • Opening: Labels Collection Framelits. Run smallest label through Big shot inside the sac with the cutting side facing outwards about 1” from the bottom. Cut a Real Red frame with the smallest and next smallest labels.
  • Window: Window Sheet rectangle cut slightly larger than opening. Adhere to the inside of the sac.
  • Scarf: 1/8” red taffeta, ¼” Silver Jingle Bells. Fill sac with desired treat. Tie Taffeta around sac tightly to create neck. Slide on Jingle Bells.
  • Santa Hat: Real Red card stock, Perfect Pennant Die
  • Santa Hat Trim: Whisper White card stock, Scallop Edge Border Punch
  • Santa Pompom: Whisper White card stock, Boho Blossoms Punch
  • Feet: Basic Black card stock, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, cut in wedges

    Cat Pieces

  • Nose: 5/16” White Brad
  • Eyes: Lucky Limeade card stock, Stocking Builder Punch
  • Pupils: Basic Black card stock, Owl Builder Punch
  • Whiskers: Basic Black card stock, 4” strips hand cut on cutter
  • Ears: Basic Black card stock, hand-cut triangles
  • Feet: Basic Black card stock, Scallop Circle Punch
  • Tail: Basic Black card stock, hand-cut tapered strip and curled

    Dog pieces

  • Snout: Basic Black card stock, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, See tutorial below
  • Nose: 5/16” White Brad, colored black with a Sharpie
  • Eyes: Crumb Cake card stock, Stocking Builder Punch
  • Pupils: Basic Black card stock, Owl Builder Punch, White Gel Pen
  • Whiskers: Basic Black card stock, 2-½” strips hand cut on cutter
  • Ears: Basic Black card stock, Blossom Petals Builder Punch
  • Tongue: Real Red card stock, Stocking Builder Punch
  • Tail: Basic Black card stock; hand-cut tapered strip

    Snout Tutorial


    Step One

    1. Punch a 2-3/8 Scallop Circle from Basic Black card stock. Score two lines on the simply scored two scallops apart.


    Step Two

    2. Cut four ½” slits along the score lines.


    Step Three

    3. Put mono glue on one of the wedges with two scallops.


    Step Four

    4. Pull the adjacent sides over to the glue. Repeat for the other side.


    Step Five

    5. This is what the snout looks like with both sides glued.


    Step Six

    6. Fold the Scallops under


    Step Seven

    7. Place double-sided adhesive on the scallops.


    Step Eight

    8. Add the brad nose and whiskers before adhering to the body.


    Stampin’ Up Supplies: Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake; Window Sheets; Punches: Stocking Builder, Owl Builder, Blossom Petals Builder, Scallop Edge Border, Boho Blosoms, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle; Big Shot; Perfect Pennants Die, Labels Collection Framelits (avail. Jan 4 2012), 1/8” Real Red Taffeta; 5/16” Brads; White Gel Pen, Mono Adhesive
    Other Supplies: Black Paper Sacs 3-½” x 2” x 6-¾”, Hershey’s Kisses, Haribo Gummy Bears, ¼” Silver Jingle Bells

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