The Dog Days of Summer at Eyelet Outlet

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I always refer to the hottest days of the year as “the dog days of summer.”  

A little research, however, reveals that phrase is not about dogs at all.  Rather, it actually refers to the star “Sirius”, also known as the dog-star.  It’s name is derived from the Greek word “seirios” which means scorching.  Sirius is found in the Canis Major (big dog) constellation and is most visible in our hemisphere during the summer months as the brightest star in the heavens.  So now you know!

But for the purpose of this post, let’s just pretend it’s all about dogs; as is my card…well, cards as I have two to share with you today.

My first card features Eyelet Outlet’s Dog Bone Quicklets and Pearl Bling Sheets.

I know I’ve mentioned that sometimes when Katy dreams she smiles.  I’m thinking this is what her dream looks like…she’s a real food hound.

Here's one for the dog-lovers. Card made using the Dog Bone Quicklets and Pearl Bling.

You may remember I made this card previously as a shaker.  This time I decided to use the Dog Bone Quicklets and I like this card better.  The pup is from Eureka Stamps and the chair is an Eat Cake Graphics image.  I found a speech bubble in the Silhouette store as well as the “Dream Big” title which I turned into a print and cut.  The patterned paper is retired My Digital Studio.  I go into a lot more detail about how I created the card in this post.  

Inside, a continuation of the thought…and important words to live by.

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My second card uses the Puppy Brads, Chalk Board Washi Tape,  and Swirl Bling-Clear and another Dog Bone Quicklet.

This little puppy in a huge dog bowl makes me smile and brings home the point that “attitude is everything”.  I created a circle and filled it with digital patterned paper from the Tail Wags Kit by NitWit Collections.  That was matted on Basic Black where I also created my greeting using the text to path option.  I offset that to create another made from Tangerine Tango.  The rectangle was filled with another patterned paper from the same kit and matted on the same two colors. 

I ran  a piece of the Chalk Board Washi Tape across the bottom.  For accent, I added a Dog Bone Quicklet to the center and paws from the Paw Washi Tape.  I attached the Paw washi to the same blue as the card base and punched out the paws with a small circle punch.  One final touch was to add jewels to the top of the circle and the center of the bone after coloring them black with a Copic marker.  I hand-lettered the name on the dog bowl…that was the most difficult part of making this card.

This little puppy definitely has the right attitude! Card made using the Puppy Brads, Dog Bone Quicklets, Chalk Board Washi Tape, Paw Washi Tape and Jewel Bling.

Inside, a another simple but important message.  I color matched it to the patterned paper and printed it on Whisper White card stock.

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13 Responses to “The Dog Days of Summer at Eyelet Outlet”

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  1. Carol says:

    Oh, Kim! These cards are so very cute! Love the Goliath one, but the Dream Big is still my favorite! Thanks for your incredible inspiration.

  2. Claudia Henderson says:

    Kim, I love the first card with the bones. How cute is this? I saw the other one you made, but I love how the bones show upfront and when you open the card. Great card…..would it work with a frog and flies too? You got me inspired…thank you for sharing

  3. Christi L Steinbeck says:

    Kim you make the darndest cards! How you come up with them I will never know!?!?! I just love this! I wish I had only a picky worth of your talent! Love you!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Oh my gosh, Christi! You’re cards are fantastic…I wish you could see them through my eyes! But thank you for your kind words.

  4. Kim Padan says:

    That dream big card is delightful! What a clever use of the bone eyelets!

  5. Both cards are awesome, fantastic use of the products. love how you used that pawprint washi tape. ingenious idea!!!

  6. Lynn McAuley says:

    I can’t wait to stop by the Eyelet Outlet at the CKC in the Woodlands next week! I love these pups, Kim!!

  7. Lynn McAuley says:

    That I will, Kim!! Can’t wait!

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