Monday, August 9, 2021

Hot Dog! It's Your Birthday!

Happy new week, y'all! Wow, that last one went by fast, but then I say that every week, LOL.  Hope everyone's good. We're well into the Dog Days of Summer down South, which is a groan-worthy segue' to the card I'm sharing today. Hey, I resisted the urge to say we're "in heat" down here...oops, heehee. 😁😁😁
So, my birthday list always calls for several guy cards this time of year. I'm in a bit of a smart-alecky mood, so I went for the puns on this one which features that loveable cartoon dog character Muttley. I've cut my 6x6" card base from a 12x12 sheet of Making Memories red card stock, reserving the rest of the sheet for matting, etc. In addition to the Springhill Digital white card I print on, I also used sheets from Pebbles A2 Birthday Wishes Cardmaking Pad and Avery Elle 6x6 Everyday Collection. 
For the card design, I went with Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC855, resizing to 6x6" in PSE to get my layers measurements, which I stuck reasonably close to. 😜
I've also used die cuts throughout the card. On the front, I've used Avery Elle's Signature die for the red circle behind Muttley which is matted on a Spellbinders Classic Circle die cut. Below the circles is Avery Elle's dotted fishtail banner die cut and the sentiment next to that is a Spellbinders Labels 4 die cut.
Muttley was printed out in color from an image I already had. I gave him a Clear Dollar party hat, stamped on one of the paper scraps and fussy cut. The hot dog patterned background was created by me in PSE using Angie Blom's Sizzling Good Time digi set. I printed that out in black and white and then colored the dogs and red background using my Promarkers. The sentiment is also from Angie's set. 
On the inside, I used Avery Elle papers cut with Creative Expressions Nestables Octagon dies. The sentiment was created and printed in PSE using the middle phrase from Angie's set. I added the top and bottom phrases. I thought up the Relish phrase and just had to use it, lol. 
For the back, I used the leftovers from the front. A green strip scrap cut with a Lawn Fawn banner die is the first layer on a sheet of AE paper. Then, the largest red circle was cut using Spellbinder Circle die out of the red card I cut the front AE circle from. Then a smaller AE circle was cut out of white card and I colored it red with my Promarkers, after stamping my Hero Arts siggie on it with Versafine Clair ink. 
Here's a close-up of the hot dog patterned paper background I created, printed and colored. It was tedious arranging and resizing the same image multiple times, but not hard to do. I like the end result. It looks to me like Muttley is giggling at the pun! 
And a final view. Thanks as always for stopping by. I  hope your weekend was fab and best wishes for a great week ahead! Until next time, Stay Well and Craft On! XOX

2.   Inspiration Station #11: Color My World -- #1/xx  I was inspired by the photo to go for bold colors overall and to color my background hot dogs that way in particular.  
4.   Double Trouble #90 -- #1/4 I've played all 3 Things: cute animal on card, punny sentiment on card, photo of my cat and entered 2CCC's challenge.  Our cat is a community cat named Carmella. She adopted us 2 years ago.
6.   Pearly Sparkles #65: AG -- #3/xx
10. Cute Card Thursday #691: AG + Opt. Bright Colors -- #1/xx  Option played
11. TTCRD 8/3-8/10: AAG -- #1/2
13. CD Sunday Plus #66: AG w/USB, CD, Digi -- #2/3 Used Angie Blom digital images
14. Cut It Up #231: Use Die + Create Your Own Background Paper -- #1/1 I used Avery Elle and Spellbinders dies and I used one hot dog digi image in PSE to create a patterned background and then I printed it out and colored it with my Promarkers
15. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 30: AAG w/Colouring -- #2/2 I used Promarkers to color the hot dog patterned background paper
16. More Mixed Media August: AG + Opt. BRIGHTS -- #2/xx Option played!
20. Let's Craft and Create #174: AG + Opt. PolkaDots &/or Stripes -- #1/3 Option played, I used papers with both.
21. The Paper Funday Challenge #32: AG + Opt. Cute Critters -- #2/4 Option played, Muttley is very cute!
22. The Male Room #153: Our 8th Birthday -- #1/xx Birthday Card 
23. ABMTTC #143: AAG -- #6/xx


Carol said...

What a fun card. I remember Muttley and that wonderful giggle. Thank you for sharing.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love the image. Thanks for joining TTCRD challenge. Anesha

Pamela said...

I love your hot dog backing paper - such a fun card.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Annie said...

WOW!, this card makes me smile. I remember Muttley and his snickering. You’ve done a beautiful job with this card. The bright colors are great for a cheerful birthday greeting. The inside and back of the card are impressive as well.

CA Scrapper said...

Your card is so adorable!!! Thanks for playing along in our Create Your Own Background challenge at Cut It Up.


Seafield Jo said...

Time is certainly flying by!

A great, fun card. I love your choice of backing papers.

Thanks for joining us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic card, front and back and inside. Someone will have a good chuckle when they receive this. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Station and good luck x

R's Rue said...

This card brought a chuckle. It’s so cute. Thanks for the smile this morning. Have a blessed and beautiful one.

Donna Scholz said...

It's good to see your creative work once again, Aimeslee! Love your card with its bright colors and "hot dog" pun! Thank you for sharing your card and creativity with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

creationsnz said...

Great job on this one. I like that your background papers support the sentiment perfectly and it is so fun. Thanks for sharing with us for our Summer beach/animal theme at Incy Wincy , come back again soon. CarolG

MortiCraft said...

Super card. Nice and bright colours and the Muttley image is perfect for a masculine card. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great image and love the papers you used in the background... snarky for sure and love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and 2CCC. Also so glad you were able to share a community cat with Mew and Your Paw-some Pet", it's nice when the community takes care of a cat's needs.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love puns, too! And I remember Muttley. I can still hear his giggle! This is a great summer card.

Thank you for Creating Your Own Background Paper for our challenge at Cut it Up!


Suze said...

What a great card Aimeslee. The paper is a good choice to go with the sentiment. Thank you for entering the Summer/Beach and/or Animals Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Rain said...

Hot Dog!!! Ha! I love that dog and the card!!! Cute work Aimeslee!!! ♥ The days are just flying by!! ☺

Cardsbymaaike said...

haha I remember this cartoon or animation so well, he was so funny with his giggle.Great card. Thank you for playing at the Male Room Challenges

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun card Aimeslee! Great papers and such a fun image!

Thank you for joining us this time around at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

craftytrog said...

Another fabulous card Aimeslee, I used to love Muttley as a child.
Your cat is very cute too.

Alyson Mayo said...

Ok - the puns in your opening paragraph are TERRIBLE but they made me laugh out loud! That dog is great with the hot dogs behind… what a terrific card :)

Margo said...

This is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and good luck !
Margo DT

Sandra Wright. said...

A super card, I love how you have layered the backing papers, all patterned, yet they really work and stand out behind that fab dog,lol.
Certainly "bright" enough for our challenge at More Mixed Media, so happy you have played along x

Monica C. said...

What a fun card, Aimeslee! I love how you created that patterned paper with digis. That is a wonderful idea.
Hugs Monica

Ela said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's paper challenges. Hugs Ela DT

Kellianne said...

You did a perfect job on using that sketch to make your card! And the pun is perfectly silly. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble :)

Melanie R said...

Love your smart-alecky mood, Aimeslee! Great card with a crazy critter, a silly pun, and those hot dogs in the background plus a photo of Carmella. Perfect! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #90.

ahlers5 said...

Oh my gosh, I love Muttley. His expression is wonderful. Great birthday card. I can almost hear him laughing!

Sari / Granne said...

Your card made me smile, so colorful and fun. Thank you so much for joining The Male Room Challenge #153 - Our 8th Birthday