Handmade Dog Cards
Ideas for handmade cards for the dog-lover
I know that I am not alone in loving dogs. There's something so endearing about those big eyes and that wagging tail. Dogs have broad appeal in all age brackets. Many people would love to receive a card featuring a dog or puppy on the front, whether it's for a birthday, valentine's day, mother's day, father's day, or other occasion.
On this page I am including different methods for making your own dog greeting card, including iris folding, punch art, collage cards, and creative printable methods.
Printable Dog / Puppy Cards
You can get some surprisingly stunning results when you make a card using the printer attached to your computer. Print out the sheet/s on photo paper to get a card with rich, deep colors. Just make sure you set your printer to print on the special paper. You don't want to just leave it on the "normal" setting.
After you print out the sheets, you cut out the elements and layer them with thick tape to get a three dimensional effect. You can add glitter, buttons, gems, bows and more to make your card truly unique.
Don't you just love those little Jack Russell terrier puppies on the right? I might be a little biased - they remind me of my own cute little terrier ;-)
Punch Art Cards
Punch art puppy dogs
This lovable shaggy poodle is made up from different shapes, including ovals, scalloped circles, butterfly, small heart, and petals.
This little puppy looks either sad or exhausted and would be just perfect for a get well wish or a miss you card. It is made from circles and an oval shape.
This funny dog with his "arms" on his hips, is staring cross-eyed at a butterfly on his nose. He is made from circles, ovals, and heart shapes.
Dog with a thermometer in his mouth - made from circle, oval, label, and heart punches
Puppy with big ears
The video tutorial below shows how to make a puppy from circles and ovals. The instructions for the punch art start at just after one and a half minutes (1:30).
Dog Iris Folding Cards
You can buy special bits and pieces to make dog collage cards, or you can upcycle (reuse) pictures from magazines, advertising brochures, or old greeting cards. My mother is an expert at making collage cards, especially from recycled materials.
Watch this video showing one way you can put together a collage card out of different elements.
Here are some cute dog related embellishments
These sweet buttons, ranging in size from 1.3 to 3.2 cm have removable shanks on the back, so they can be used as buttons or mounted flat on a card.
Cute little puppy face buttons with removable shanks on the back.