Pets are family, too!
In our family, even our pets get Christmas cards.
My son, Neil, has a beautiful, black, medium-sized, mixed-breed dog, named Dexter. His daughter, Ashleigh, (a college student who still lives at home) has very large, black, mixed-breed dog, named Theo. Together, they are hilarious, mischievous, entertaining and entirely lovable!
Our little munchkin, Cookie, is an adorable almost 10-year-old Bichon Frise, who still looks like a puppy and acts like a princess. Anyway, I just had to send a Christmas card from Cookie to her two canine cousins and this is what I came up with. The puppy on the front looks just like Cookie.
I decided to make it an easel card but, before I show you the next photo, I need to explain something… My son has a wonderful way with dogs. He has taught them to be well-mannered and well enjoyable companions. When he wants them both to sit for a treat (or when they’re getting over-excited) he says, “Gentlemen!” and gives them the hand signal to sit. It’s so cute! And, now, on to the next photo of Cookie’s card…
This is the card in its “easel” position. By the way, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the puppy. It’s such a time-saver, and does such a precise job. The image is a jpeg that I brought into Silhouette Studio.
Here it is on my table–what a great cutting job, huh?
When the card is open all the way, it reveals Cookie’s messages to Dexter and Theo…
And, finally, below is a photo showing a side view of the card in the easel position.
I love making easel cards because they offer so much opportunity to be creative. This one is quite simple but, after all, Cookie, Dexter and Theo are still only reading at a grade three level!
Merry Christmas, Dexter and Theodore!
Love, Cookie xoxo