Stashbusters | Pizza Loving Puppy Birthday

I craft on a budget and so I don’t have anywhere near the amount of supplies as many of my peers in this crafting community. Nonetheless I still manage to fall into the trap of having new crafty goodies that sit for ages without being used. The idea behind this stashbusters series to make use of supplies I have on hand but have yet to use, or have not got much use from.

For this card I wanted to use the Wonky Cross Hatch Die which I’ve been wanting to use for a while. I decided to combine it with the Favorite Puperoni stamp set. Both products are from Simon Says Stamp.

I started by working out roughly how I wanted my design arranged. I actually changed my plan towards the end, but it was good to have a starting point.

I chose a snippet of red patterned card with white dots to cut the die from. As the die is a relatively simple design it cut very easily.

Next I stamped the dog image onto a snippet of alcohol marker friendly white card using MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink. I coloured the image in using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

Finally I stamped the sentiment onto black card stock and heat embossed it in white. I then cut it into strips and trimmed them down to a size I was happy with.

Having prepared all my images I worked out how I wanted to arrange them. I changed the sentiment positioning from what I’d originally planned. I then used some repositionable tape to hold all the elements together so that I could easily flip them over and apply foam tape to the back without anything shifting out of place. Then it was simply a case of removing the backing from the foam tape and adhering everything to the card base.

I love how this card turned out. I think it’s really fun and very quirky. Perfect for someone who likes pizza, or dogs, or both. And would work great as a masculine card or even a card for a teenager. The die creates a great focal point and I’m sure I can get more use of it in future. Likewise I’m sure I can get use from the stamp set more in future.

I’m hoping this stashbuster series will be a regular occurrence. No promises as I’m historically bad at keeping on track with series but I’m aiming for weekly. We’ll see how it goes.


Lady Joyful

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Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes and Optional: Something New (I’m counting the die as ‘new’ as I’d not used it before)

Double D Challenges – On The Menu

Incy Wincy Designs – Celebrate

SheepSki Designs – Old/New

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Party Time

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Something New (I’m counting the die as ‘new’ as I’d not used it before)

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Try Something New (I’m counting the die as ‘new’ as I’d not used it before, and also trying a new video series!)

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge – Stamping and Animals

Sweet Stampin’ – Spots and Dots

26 thoughts on “Stashbusters | Pizza Loving Puppy Birthday

  1. I craft on a budget, too, but I’m thinking perhaps it’s too large a budget because my not yet used supplies are overflowing. I love your Stashbusters idea! I’m also notoriously bad about sticking to my themes/regimens/plans and have to make new ones all the time. Well, enough about that… I came here because I saw your card linked in our Double D challenge and wanted a closer look at its adorableness. It truly is adorable and clever. Beautifully colored and designed as is your way. I do love the sentiment and have many friends who would appreciate the humor. Thank you for regularly sharing with us. It’s been a treat to see your cards. Good luck with the draw. There are a lot of prizes in our 3rd anniversary celebration!

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    1. Thank you so much for another lovely comment! I really appreciate it and am so pleased that you enjoy my cards. I’m happy to be able to participate in your anniversary challenge 😊


  2. That’s a most unusual sentiment…it made me smile! A fun card with a very cute image. Thanks so much for joining in with our January stamps and animals theme and sketch challenge over at Stamplorations x

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  3. This is just adorable, and I love the way you used patterned paper for your wonky cross hatch die! It gives even more of a playful look in polka dots. I also craft on a budget and have to periodically go through my stash to see what I haven’t used yet. It’s always satisfying to ink up one of those unused goodies isn’t it?

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    1. Thank you 😊 Yes definitely satisfying! And especially because I try to keep my new/unused products set aside until I’ve used them at least once, so it’s nice to be able to actually properly file them away 😅


  4. hahaha I have that stamp and that die set, never could figure out how or where to use the die lol Great inspiration! Weird Dough I think that is a hoot and I would be proud to be called one lol This is just a super fun and well put together card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, It’s On The Menu Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

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  5. Oh, how fun! Love that bright red grid and your sweet pup! Delightful card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and here’s to a creative 2019! Maura

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  6. A pizza eating puppy, now how cute is that!!! Love your cute card and the clever design with that die…oh yes, I have LOTS of unused stash and have plans for it, too, when I have time, whenever that is lol! Thank you for joining our celebrations at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  7. Your pizza loving pup is so adorable. I love your fun CAS design, So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations CAS Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

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  8. I love your card!! The layout is fantastic!! Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs challenge blog!! Hope you’ll join us again soon!
    SSD DT

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