Googly Eyes and Jingle Bells

You guessed it! Another card for my big boy! He asked me today.   “How do they cards get in my lunchbox…. I wonder…” – TEE HEE! I am glad he likes them… Want to do one a day for the first week! Today’s card, I pulled out all the bells and whistles while keeping it very clean and simple… I think he will love the googly eyes and jingle bells on this critter!

I stamped the ledger background from Lawn Fawn with Jenni Bowlin’s Soap Powder ink. My son’s favorite color is blue so I had to incorporate that into his card. I tied some twine around the jingle bell and cut it to appear as if the dog was wearing a scarf. And of course, added some googly eyes for a finishing touch. I used a Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber around the edges and absolutely love how it looks against the kraft cardstock! The alphabet is from a retired Stampin’ Up set. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I won it in a giveaway by the fabulously talent Chari! (Want some inspiration, check out her blog).

I know, you are bored by now but I did want to ask you….  Have you heard about a new challenge site for youngins? NO? Let me tell you. It’s called Young Crafters Unite and their first challenge went live today. Anyone can play along. Young, young at heart. You can enter the challenge up to three times, so I am entering this card into their challenge and definitely see two more cards in my future!

I am also entering this into a fun challenge I just discovered through the fabulous Karen Baker!  Less Is More! HELLO! Just my style. Clean and Simple. This particular challenge is “things that move”! So glad I found them! Thanks Karen!!!

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  1. So cute! I love that little dog. The way you bent the top of the ledger paper sets everything off. Awesome job!

  2. Waaaaaaaaa Laurel……this is soooooo cute, that doggy is sooo cute n adorable…LOVE it 🙂

  3. your son will FLIP over this card! Very cute!!

  4. This card is totally adorable! I love those ‘googly’ eyes and that typewriter font background!

  5. oh. my. goodness

    I practically woke my kids up I squeaked so loud when i saw this cutie!! WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD!! I’m going to case it immediately!

    The bell is just TOO sweet for words and the googly eyes?! perfection!

  6. i love this card! definately one of my favorites for sure! i always think you can’t go wrong with googly eyes, and the actual jingle bell just puts it over the edge! awesome! your son is one lucky little guy! 🙂
    oh, and keep doing what your doing, the week is halfway over and you making it through! 🙂

  7. So cute! That paper smooches sentiment is perfect! I’m sure Lucas is just going to love it. I am going to have to try out the paint dabber on kraft, it looks so good! Oh and thanks for the shout out,! 🙂

  8. Love this card! So cute. Googly eyes make it just perfect!

  9. you’re a great mom who makes great cards. love this idea so much!

  10. OMG, this card is so darn cute!

  11. Such a fun I knew it’s be awesome!!! I love it! Love!!!

  12. Umm, absolutely and utterly adorable!

  13. yainea says:

    Laurel, this is super cute! I love the jingle bell and the googly eyes, and your son will love them too! This is a perfect card for a child, so funny and cute. Oh! And the paint dabber effect is gorgeous! I have to include some in my next order, haha.

  14. Cute…love the bell and the background you created. Those small details really ROCK this cad. Wish to have some more Lawn Fawn stamps some day:)
    Thanks a ton for your sweet comments on my one layer cards…loved making it.

  15. Gorgeous card Laurel, love the design of it and the cute image.


  16. I’m so glad you found us Laurel… and I hope you’ll stay for many more challenges.
    This is a super fun card, I think your son will be thrilled… I am!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  17. Real cute card laurel, This little pup looks great with a bell on too 🙂
    Glad you joined us Limettes this week:)
    Jenny x

  18. That is one cute card ….. and what did you answer to the question of how the cards get in to the lunch box


  19. Super cute card Laurel
    Great to see you here….welcome!
    Look forward to future submissions
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM Mandi
    “Less is More”

  20. This is so cute! Love that you added a real bell =) Thank you so much for joining our first Young Crafters Unite challenge =)

  21. Love the cards you’re making for the new student! I just love his question! LOL So perfect! ;o)

  22. Gorgeous little doggy. Love the google eyes!

  23. It’s official, I’ve got to buy some Paper Smooches stamps. You make me NEED them! 🙂

  24. Gee! You’ve been on a roll lately. I love it! Love the text across the bottom and all of the cute touches on the doggy. I bet your son loved it. 🙂

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