Happy Birthday Puppies Cricut Layout

Good day crafters!
Here is a layout I made for a challenge. The challenge was to use the colors: Brown, Red and Blue and to use the Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge. The only things that aren't from SYI cartridge are the lettering (those are from the Hello Kitty Font Cartridge) and the Happy Title Digi Stamp I created.

ALL die cuts came from Stretch Your Imagination!
INCLUDING THE PUPPY DOGS! That's RIGHT! We were told to Stretch Our Imaginations....
So in true Paper Piecing Fasion.....I DID!

Here is a view of the entire layout.

Here is a closeup of the puppy on the left. I used my Pebbles, Inc. Dry Decorator Chalks to chalk the edges of my die cuts. For a tutorial on how I create my die cut faces, CLICK HERE

Here is the cake. I chalked it, embossed it and added a little glitz with my Stickles.

Here is the puppy dog topper. Even his hat is from SYI. You can see that I used my White Gel Pen as well as my chalks to give all my die cuts dimension. Of course, I had to add some touches of glitter too.

Here is an angled view to show the dimension on the page.

Here is the puppy dog on the right.
I almost forgot to mention....The Dogs are STRAIGHT CRICUT CARTRIDGE ONLY!
NO Design Studio
NO SVG FILES or third party software
NO Gypsy
I think it's obvious where the colors brown, blue and red are (as well as every other color in the rainbow...lol).  Well I guess that's it for today! Hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Thank you for sharing your crafty time with me!


  1. This LO is totally adorable. I love the puppies.


  2. Oh - this is so darned cute! Love the colors and the puppies!

  3. Love your layout! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Jenny Kozae

  4. I love you LO but I am confused... You made the puppies from SYI???



  5. Wow, this is really something I like a lot. I can imagine doing this for my dogs scrapbook. You did a fabulous job. Everything is so detailed, the eyes are fantastic. I wish I could pull my pages together like this. You are an artist.

  6. Those Puppies are adorable!!! Love the eyelashes and all of the shading details you added! Way to go!'

  7. This layout is terrific!! I like everything, but I'am in awwww over the eyelashes!!!! I would love to scraplift this, with your permission... my dog Moto and I share the same b-day, and I would love to make this...

  8. WOW Melin!! Your project is simply AMAZING my friend! I LOVE IT!! Thank you sooo much for joining my throwback Thursday Challenge!
    Big Hugs,
    P.S. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!! SOOOO CUTE!!;)

  9. Those puppies are just too cute! Your work is amazing. I wish I had some of your talent!

  10. Terrific LO! Those dogs are wonderful...as is everything else.

  11. What a great layout! You are obviously very creative and talented.

  12. Oh my goodness - your layout is fabulous!!! Your blog is adorable, thanks for sharing!!!!

  13. I love this layout. I have tried to figure out the dogs can you explain to me how you made them please I am new to this and want to learn

  14. Hi, I am the newest follower to your beautiful blog and work. I see that you've made the bear from SYI cart. I am looking for something similar but can't find it. Also the bear on a rainy day lo you did from the EDPD cart. I would greatly appreciate any info you can give me. Thanks so much for showing your talent!

  15. OOPS, I meant the dogs from SYI, sorry! lol


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