Practicing Creativity

Pooch Masculine Birthday Card

My husband asked me to make a birthday card for a friend of his. The friend and his wife like dogs so I thought this festive pooch was appropriate. My husband, however, was not so sure. The finished card was met with a less than enthusiastic response. 

'Is that an elephant?' he asked.

'No, it's a dog.'

'It looks like an elephant.'

Mental palm slap to forehead. 'How does this look like an elephant?'

'Well, it doesn't look like a dog.'

'Well, it is a dog and I like it and that's what he's getting.' I was proud of myself; I did not not stamp my foot.

It was a minor repeat of the Peas on Earth Christmas card incident.

Said DOG is an old Whimsie Doodles digital stamp (sigh...I really liked her digis). Paper is Craft Sensations Vintage Colors Antique design pad (retired).  

Abadi MT Condensed Light font was used to create the sentiment. I used a little paper crinkled ribbon and some CANDi dots as embellishment (another product/company I was sorry to see go out of business; a little pack of these dots last forever...oh, maybe that's why they're no longer in business?).

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Craft Sensations Vintage Colors Antique design pad
Digital stamp – Whimsie Doodles
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishment – crinkled paper ribbon, CANDi dots
Font – Abadi MT Condensed Light


  1. Well I think it’s an adorable dog!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at MSC!

  2. I loved your post and the reaction from your husband. I think your dog card is perfect. Thanks for participating in our challenge at Seize the Birthday.

  3. Haha, I love your card and I don't think it looks like an elephant! Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  4. *SNORT* What, a Voldemort elephant?? I think it's fantastic, Shani! I'm loving all the layers and that cute DOG. Great colours too.

  5. Bwhahah, an elephant? I love you hubby's responses!! Super cute and fab coloring as always! I'm so disappointed Whimsie Doodles has closed it's doors - so many fun images (and said I didn't manage to grab the peas!)

  6. Definitely a dog! Super masculine card. Colors, layers, and image are perfect, as is your coloring.


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