Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Puppy Love

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a super fun project to share with you.

Harry wants to give Amber a gift for Halloween. Amber is the little cutie that lives in the house behind my mother. My mother's backyard is fenced-in and it is so sweet to see Harry and Amber kissing through the fence. We also pass them back and forth over the fence so they can play together. Ain't puppy love grand?!?!? I created today's project for Harry and for this week's Jugs 52 - Template Challenge.

So, here is the front of Harry's Halloween gift for Amber:

Here is a side view:

The back of the house:

The other side:

And, finally, here is the box with the roof off and the gift tag from Harry that will go on the package once it is filled with treats:

Now, how is that for puppy love?!?!?
OK, how about some deets on this project!
First, the finished size of the box is 3 1/2" wide by 3" deep by 7 1/2" high (from the bottom to the peak).
The dog house picture is from the Canon Creative Park site. I put the picture into a Word document, sized it, drew a text box for the name, and added shapes in order to insert the picture and paw print. It was a time-consuming project to fit everything correctly.
The fence, grass, and leaves are MS punches. btw, I put the tree on each side as there is a large tree in my mother's yard right on the property line. Her fence runs directly behind it.
I stamped the 'Got Treats' with the JRS Small Letter Set (which does not have any question marks in it!). The bone is a digi image from OWH.
I do have a PDF with the template I created for my Dog House Treat Box, but I don't know how to link it here. If you would like the template, please E-mail me (lisawhs808 at aol dot com) and I will send it to you. (I will also share the Harry & Amber Word documents so if you would like to create your own Dog House Treat Box, you would only need to re-type the names and insert different pictures. Note that the paw print and name are in brown on Harry's house and in red on Amber's house.
The picture of Harry is from June. I think that picture is so cute with his tongue sticking out. The picture of Amber is from Saturday. As soon as Anna heard I wanted a nice picture of Amber sitting, she went in the house, took a few shots of her posing, and immediately E-mailed them to me.
I hope you enjoyed today's project. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by today and sticking with me through this long post!


Raissa Spatola said...

OMG! How doggone cute! LOL

Sharon said...

Lisa this is so adorable...and so great. Please email me the have my address. This is super cute!

Regina said...

hi, Lisa
I found your blog by accident for a few days and I wanted to tell you that you've done an amazing job on your blog and have many wonderful projects! I enjoy your creativity!
That dog house is amazing and would like to be a wonderful gift for my daughter. Th♥nks for sharing!
I will sending you a email

sending greetings from Germany

Diane said...

So cute!!!! Congrats on the win at Gina K, too!!

Ann Schach said...

This is over the adorable! Thanks for including all of the details. I am sure that Muffy the Boxer will want me to make one! lol

Denise Foor said...

We are owned by 2 Boston Terriers and I love this project. I have emailed you for the PDF. Love this so much. Thanks.

Maria Levine said...

What a super adorable treat box! So cute and so nice of you to make for the little girl! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

Kathryn B said...

Love all the details on your treat box!
Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

OH MY GOSH this is adorable. The project itself is really fun but the puppy photos are SO cute.

Mary said...

Some doggy is a lucky furbaby to get this adorable doggy house...Wow, all the little details in it. It tells a story by itself! Mary L

Carla Bazhenow said...

Lisa, this is awesome!!! I so love Puppy love, Yogi had a girlfriend too. Maggie. Plus others in the neighborhood would break there chain and come visit him and we'd have to chain them up til there owners would come. They got to play all day!!! Your the best. Hugs,

Lisa Kind said...

This is just adorable! I love dogs and yours are so sweet! What a great gift! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Ha ha ha... very cute project!! Your daughter is going to LOVE it!!! Will miss you in Savannah next weekend!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is so over-the-top awesome! You know me and my love of dogs. . .OMG is Harry cute or what???? What a sweetie face! This is just so "dog gone" cute! Love the falling leaves and the trees and love how you made each end for each of them. LOVE this! Best, Curt