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National Dog Day Card Featuring Playful Pets and Pampered Pets by Stampin' Up!

National Dog Day, observed annually on August 26th, is meant to celebrate all dogs regardless of breed as well as bring awareness to the number of dogs in need of rescue and permanent homes. To spread awareness, I’m sharing a card that is not only quick & easy but also super adorable.

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NOTE: this website is not owned, promoted, and/or endorsed by Stampin’ Up! – I am sharing this because it is a topic close to my heart)

National Dog Day Card Featuring Playful Pets and Pampered Pets by Stampin' Up! | Krista Cleary-Yagci | The Stamping Nook



First, here are some images of the special products you will need. To purchase these items, or ask questions about these products, please contact me at or visit my online shop at

National Dog Day Card Featuring Playful Pets and Pampered Pets by Stampin' Up! | Krista Cleary-Yagci | The Stamping Nook

The main ingredients are listed below.

  • Stamp Set(s): Pampered Pets Stamp Set

  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red

  • Designer Series Paper: Playful Pets DSP

  • Ink: Real Red

  • Dies: Playful Alphabet Dies, Pets Dies (used to die cut the dog from DSP; alternately, you can use paper snips/scissors to fussy cut the dog out of the DSP)

  • Punch(es): n/a

  • Embossing Folder(s) n/a

  • Stampin’ Blends: n/a

  • Stampin’ Write Markers: n/a

  • Embellishments & Accessories: Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack

  • Stampin’ Emboss Powder: n/a


  • Paper trimmer

  • Die Cutting Machine

  • Paper snips/scissors

  • Bone Folder

  • Adhesive(s) of your choice, such as Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Seal+, multipurpose liquid glue, double-sided adhesive foam Stampin’ Dimensionals, etc.

  • Optional Adhesive: Foam Adhesive Sheets


  • Paper Trimming/Cutting

  • Scoring Paper

  • Die Cutting

  • Fussy Cutting


  • Whisper White Card Base: 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” (alternate card layout: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼” )

  • Whisper White scrap (or small piece) for the stamped food bowl image

  • Real Red Panel: 5” x 1”

  • Designer Series Paper: 5 ½” x 3” (select the pattern of your choosing; this card features the black paws and red hearts)

  • Real Red for Die Cut Word: enough cardstock to die cut “WOOF” with the Playful Alphabet Dies



First, cut/trim all cardstock and DSP as described above

Die Cutting

  • Using your die cutting machine and Playful Alphabet Dies, die cut the following letters: one (1) “W”, two (2) “O”s, and one (1) “F”. Optional: adhere the dies to red cardstock backed with Foam Adhesive Sheets to add dimension

  • Select the sheet of DSP that includes the gray dog (he’s facing the right with a smile on his face); trim the dog out of the paper and using the coordinating die from Playful Pets Dies, run the paper through your die cutting machine to cut out the dog image. Optional: fussy cut the dog out of the DSP

Stamping & Fussy Cutting

  • Stamp the food bowl on a small piece / scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock

  • Fussy cut the bowl

Putting it All Together – Top Layer / Card Front

  1. Adhere the 5” x 1” panel strip to the front of your card base in the position of your choosing. The red cardstock strip is adhered ½” from the left side of the card base.

  2. Adhere the cut piece of the DSP on top of the red panel strip approximately ¼” to the right of the placement of the red cardstock strip

  3. Using adhesive (liquid glue recommended or the Foam Adhesive Sheets), adhere the die cut letters for the word “WOOF” to the top of your DSP layer. The word is placed on a downward angle from the left side of the DSP, starting at ¾” down from the top of the DSP.

  4. Wrap ribbon of your choosing from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack around the front of the card base and tie the ends to make a bow

  5. Adhere the dog using foam dimensionals (or the adhesive of your choosing) on top of the ribbon, on the bottom left corner of the card front

  6. Adhere the food bowl using foam dimensionals (or the adhesive of your choosing) near the dog image

The Inside of the Card

Optional: decorate the inside of your card if/as desired

Presto! Your project is complete!

If you come across any errors in my ingredients and recipe, please let me know so I can amend my post content. And, as your creative coach, I am here to help you with your projects – just reach out and I’ll be there!


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Playful Pets National Dog Day Woof Card

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