Welcome to another Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! The theme for this challenge is to use dogs or puppies in your project. I chose dogs, and used the Pampered Pets dies along with some leftover items from the retired suite of products. In addition to the old, I used the new Bark 3D embossing folder for the background of my card.

Here’s my card:

I just love schnauzers! We had one, Brandy, when I was growing up on Long Island. Brandy did not like the snow and would kind of hop/jump instead of walking through it. Happy memories!

A Four Square Background

I really wanted to keep the color scheme simple with just Real Red, Basic Black, and Basic White. It’s such a classic color combination.

  • I used Read Red for the card base. It measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold card.
  • I started with a piece of white measuring 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches. Then, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Bark 3D embossing folder. With the 3D embossing folders, you will find it much easier to emboss before trimming. After I embossed the white cardstock, I trimmed it to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I used white cardstock on the inside of the card. It also measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Each of the four DSP (designer series paper) squares measures 1-5/8 inches square.
  • While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece for the envelope flap. It measures 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.
  • The Real Red mat under the DSP squares measures 3-1/2 inches square.


  • Before adhering the embossed white cardstock to the base, I attached 3 pieces of ribbon to the white cardstock. The ribbon doesn’t reach all the way around since I just needed it to fold under. I placed a piece of tear-and-tape vertically on the back to hold each piece in place.
  • I dry-fit the DSP squares in place before adhering them down on the red square of cardstock with multipurpose glue.
  • Then, I adhered the red cardstock to the embossed white cardstock with multipurpose glue.
  • I did have a schnauzer left on the remaining Pets DSP, so I cropped it with the Pets die. The schnauzer is attached using dimensionals.
  • The front and inside sentiments are stamped using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Then, I cropped the front sentiment using one of the stitched rectangle dies. In order to have the sentiment straddle the ribbon, I used dimensionals along just the top and the bottom of the sentiment block.
  • Finally, I used a glue dot to attach one of my remaining pets trinkets to the schnauzer’s collar.

Finishing Up

Here’s a picture of the inside of the card:

  • The sentiment also comes from the Pampered Pets stamp set.
  • I’ve never really figured out what to do with the paw die. However, I really think it works as a border on the bottom.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap, punched a circle seal from DSP and ran it through my XYRON create a sticker. The seal lives inside the envelope until I am ready to use it.
  • With that, I’d finished this card/envelope/seal coordinated set.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

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