Thank for popping by today!  I love animals so anytime Stampin UP® comes out with a stamp set with animals I’m all in!  This stamp set in particular spoke to me as I have several friends who own Dachshunds.  I think it works for anyone who owns a dog!

For this card I combined the Hot Dog stamp set with elements from the Playful Pet suite! Sadly this suite is retiring May 3rd 2021.  

I also used the some other soon to be retiring items.  Quite Curvy Stamp set, The Layering Square dies, the Playful Pets ribbon and trinkets.  One more item that I used that is not retiring is the Stitched with Whimsey Dies.  They are an embossing die that puts a beautiful stitched pattern onto your paper. 

Instructions and Cuts: (DSP = Designer Series Paper)

Card Base – Real Red 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Layer 1 – White – 4 x 5 1/4

Layer 2 – Playful Pets DSP – 3 3/4 x 5

Layer 3 – Playful Pets DSP – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4

Layer 4 – Real Red – 3 x 3

Layer 5 – White – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 

Layer 6 – White – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (Dog)

Layer 7 – Real Red – 1 x 3 1/2

Layer 8 – White – 3/4 x 3 1/2 

Layer 9 – White – 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)


  1. Adhere the Layer 2 – to Layer 1
  2. Adhere Layer 3 to Layers 1 &2 about 2 ” from top edge of layer 2.
  3. Layer 4 – Using the Layering Square dies and a scalloped die run through die cut machine.
  4. Adhere to card front about 1/8″ from top edge of Layer 2 centering. 
  5. Layer 5 – Using the Stitched with Whimsey Dies run through die cut machine.
  6. Using Black Memento ink stamp the dog bones in the lower right hand corner keeping inside the stitched pattern. 
  7. Adhere to Layer 4 on card front.
  8. Wrap ribbon around all Layers just below Layer 3, keeping it flush.
  9. Adhere all Layers to the card front.
  10. Layer 6 – Stamp the Dog image using the Hot Dog Stamp set in Black Memento ink.
    • Color in using Smokey Slate and Real Red Stampin Blends.
    • Using Paper snips fussy cut the dog image.
  11. Using Stampin Dimensionals adhere to Layer 5 on the card front as shown.
  12. Tie a bow with the ribbon and using a mini glue dot adhere to the Layer 5 as shown.
  13. Using a Mini Glue dot adhere the bone trinket just below the ribbon as shown. 
  14. Layer 7 – Adhere to card front just below the ribbon as shown.
  15. Layer 8 – Using Black Memento ink, stamp the sentiment.  Then using Real Red ink stamp the hearts as shown. 
  16. Using Stampin Dimensionals adhere to Layer 7 on card front. Keeping left and right edges flush. 
  17. Layer 9 –
    • Using the Quite Curvy stamp set, stamp the sentiment in Black Memento Ink. 
    • Next Stamp the front and back of the dog as shown on the bottom corners in Black Memento ink.
    • Color in with Stampin Blends.
    • Stamp paw prints in Black Memento ink.
    • Adhere to the inside of the card!
This was such a fun card to create and I loved how it worked so well with the elements from the Playful pets suite!  Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!
Here is a list of supplies that I used: (if you need any of them just click on the pictures to order – Remember most of them will be retiring May 3rd, 2021) Note: All retiring items are while supplies last!

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