Username Post: dog lo embellies        (Topic#1573441)
angie girl
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Hey guys,

I'm trying to keep up with scrapping photos of my new puppy. I am finding myself struggle with embellies. There just isn't much out there, well locally anyways.

Just wondering what any of you have used to embellish doggie lo's.

TIA!


 
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I haven't made my dog's mini-book yet- but I've got a few ideas in my head!

I got some blank 'dog tags' at J's, which I'm going to use to make an 'ID tag' like thing, using my metal stamps, to hammer onto the blank tags, to stamp his name onto them- to hang on the mini-book. I LOVE metal stamps! Such a cool effect/fun to make charms/put names on metal bits.



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If you have a Cricut there are lots of carts with dogs and if you have a SLice there is Paws and Claws.

Michaels and Joanns and Hobby Lobby has tons of dog and puppy embellies, or they usually do.

There are some adorable dog papers out there too, fire hydrants, dog bones, water and food dishes, pictures and drawings of dogs.

If you want me to look for anything I'll be happy to.


 
angie girl
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Metal stamps...sounds interesting. I'll have to look into that.

I do have a Cricut and I have Paper Pups. I'm in search of embellies that aren't puppy cut-outs, though. I haven't looked to see what other dog cartridges there are...I'm not sure my wallet would appreciate it. But please do tell what other ones there are.

I have papers...LOTS of papers. My problem is embellies.


 
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there are all sorts of embellishment ideas on here for dogs...

such as:

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I found several cute embellies at J's and all the big boxes although if you are looking at M's it's probably picked over. The embellies shelves there are bare! I got some cute stuff from an on line store called Pet Page Memories.

Also, look for buttons, there are a lot of dog ones...I found some cool ones at Hancock Fabrics too.


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I have stamps that do paw prints (useful for borders or stamping on ribbons...look really cool done with embossing powder), I have metal brads that have paws on them. Chipboard or brads in the shape of bones works too.....
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I like to rely more on papers than embellishments. Run a search on dog in the store here and 190 things pop up. I bet you can also get some good ideas doing a search in the gallery. This in an old LO I did with the BasicGrey Line called Max and Whiskers.

Puppy Love - Page 1 of 2 By Sonsie

Puppy Love - Page 2 of 2 By Sonsie


 
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  • Ohio4HMom Said:
there are all sorts of embellishment ideas on here for dogs...

such as:






I already saw the things in the superstore. Unfortunately over half the stuff you linked is discontinued here. Doesn't leave much really.


 
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I used the DCWV pet stack to do my Dog Mini Album


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I found all my stickers at HL, and I bought ribbon at M's.


 
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I just looked thru my gallery and not a single one of my dog layouts have "dog" paper or embellies. (Except the "woof" that I believe is from my Cricut sampler.)







I'll keep an eye out for you when I'm out and about and let you know if I see anything.



 
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I have paw pruint ribbon from HL. What about using that with paper clips?


 
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Look in the pet supplies at the store. You might find things you could use there, like a leash for a tiny dog could be cut apart and used in place of ribbon...or you could make a leash embellie out of ribbon and some D rings or something. (I don't have a pet, so I'm having a hard time remembering the elements of a leash ). Check the labels and tags on items in the store..maybe there's some inspiration you could get from those.

What kinds of pics do you have? If there is something in the pic that really tells the story of the dog, maybe use that type item for embellies...like if he/she has a favorite toy that is a teddy bear, use teddy bear embellies. If the dog like to go for walks, maybe use grass and birds and butterflies and squirrels. If the dog's name is something that you could find embellies to suit, use those embellies..you could mat them onto a paw print. Use paw print diecuts to mat the title letters.

Is it a farm dog or a city dog? Inspiration from it's environment? Look for children's books about dogs..you could get inspiration there or even make embellies to look like the pictures in the books.


 
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You could stamp the dog's name onto ribbon or photo corners ..just repeat stamp the name along the ribbon or all over the photo corners.

If the pics are of the dog sleeping, you could use a bunch of different size "z"s and stamp or emboss them with paw prints. Tie a ribbon around the largest one (use the ribbon stamped with the dog name) and add a dog tag shaped tag and put either your title on it "doggie naptime"? or the date or the journaling on it.

You could replicate a dogfood sack...you could even use it as the mat for your pic...don't they usually have a pic of a dog on those bags? Some bags have the white paper that is stitched to seal it at the end of the bag..the stitching would be a great touch.

Check out all the doggies lo's here and see what was used and what you like and see if you can make something similar. Keep your mind wide open and as you're out and about, you'll be surprised at what you see that will inspire you to something...my dh thinks I'm a bit (a lot) whacko, because the oddest things give me an idea for scrapbooking.


 
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As a dog mom to 3 furry kids, I do LOTS of dog pages! I recently got the Echo Park mini-theme Woof, it has a great sheet of stickers, as well as Queen & Company has some great felt, washi tape and chipboard embellishments. I always keep paw print brads on hand, Recollections at Michaels has some cute ones. Also, Boxer Scrapbooks always has great pet-themed products.

If you look on my blog, all my dog pages are tagged, feel free to check it out!


 
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Lots of great ideas here!!

How about using the designs on your paper as embellies? For example, if there are pics of a dog or bone or food bowl etc, cut them out and use them like a sticker. You could mount them on chipboard or mat them on cardstock. You can use glossy accents to make an epoxy embellie. Ink the edges or spread a thin layer of "clear" stickles (like Rock Candy Distress Stickles) across them to give it a sugared coating.

Also, if you have "extra space" in your pics that can be omitted (like sky, grass etc) cut the pup out and use the extra background part to cut your letters out for the title or for his/her name. They can be matted or not, inked or not.


 
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I love stickers but that does not work for everyone.

Have you tried the paw print border punch? I love mine for cat layouts.
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Back when I was looking for rabbit stuff, it seemed like you couldn't walk into a sticker or paper aisle without tripping over dog and cat stuff (and when I was looking for cat stuff for a friend yesterday, all I saw was tons of dog stuff).

That said, take the lesson hard-learned by those with more obscure pets like rats and rabbits, as kelseymel has - and don't worry about finding such specific embellishments. I did tons of rabbit pages that didn't use rabbit-themed stickers or papers, because by and large they're simply not out there, anywhere, especially if you don't like a cartoony style. It's really quite possible to make great pages without having thematic papers and embellishments.


 
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I admit, I didn't read all the responses...


I have collected quite a bit of dog 'stuff' over the years. I have a couple of paw print stamps, that I use quite often.

I do have a book of pet papers, but tend to not use them.

I have printed my own 'patterned paper', using free clipart I got online (images of our dog's breed, printed lightly on a coordinating solid paper).

One of my favorite things to do is make a "collar" using ribbon and eyelets, and making a dog tag for it. There's a layout in my gallery with one.
I've done what Kory mentioned too --making metal tags with metal dies.


 
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Another thing to look for, Angie, are "friendship" embellishments. "Best Friend" etc. could very well apply to a pet.


Think outside the box.

I used a "My Girl" sticker on a dog layout. The sticker was part of a baby girl sheet.


 
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I also have quite a collection of doggie stuff. I made a 8x8 album to put all of the pooches I had over the years. I usually find all types of stuff at A's, J' and M's.

I like the idea of making my own paper using clipart. I have a greyhound and there isn't much out there for that breed. My dh says to use princess stuff, since she is a princess.


 
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I have some cute Basic Grey doggie embellies...not sure what the name of the line is though.


 
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i have some pic of my dogs if you want to see in my gallery


 
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Elvis the Narcotics Sniffing Dog By Henri Jean


 
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  • kelseymel Said:
I just looked thru my gallery and not a single one of my dog layouts have "dog" paper or embellies. (Except the "woof" that I believe is from my Cricut sampler.)







I'll keep an eye out for you when I'm out and about and let you know if I see anything.






These are GREAT!

I'm going to peruse your gallery some more. Promise I'm not a stalker.


 
angie girl
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I love stickers but that does not work for everyone.

Have you tried the paw print border punch? I love mine for cat layouts.





OOOO That's CUTE!

On my wishlist. Wonder if anyone has this one locally. Don't think I've seen it.


 
angie girl
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
Another thing to look for, Angie, are "friendship" embellishments. "Best Friend" etc. could very well apply to a pet.


Think outside the box.

I used a "My Girl" sticker on a dog layout. The sticker was part of a baby girl sheet.



Thanks Linda. I'm sure I have more than enough baby boy type stickers and embellies than I have photos for DSS. I'll have to take a look thru those.


 
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Hot Off The Press has a line of kits called Finished In A Flash which includes "My Dog Kit." It has papers, brads, die cuts and ribbon for doggy pages. I used quite a lot of things from that kit in a story book about my 2 English Springer Spaniels.


 
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Just FYI ... don't use dog bone paper clips as a paper clip. I think they're adorable, and if you stitched them on, they'd be fine. A friend of mine posted a pic of her using them to clip (like normal) a piece of paper, and well, it had two bumps and a long piece hanging down. Let's just say it looked a bit X-rated!!


 
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  • tanyaham Said:
Just FYI ... don't use dog bone paper clips as a paper clip. I think they're adorable, and if you stitched them on, they'd be fine. A friend of mine posted a pic of her using them to clip (like normal) a piece of paper, and well, it had two bumps and a long piece hanging down. Let's just say it looked a bit X-rated!!






 
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LMAO, Melissa!! Glad you got what I was trying to say, without SAYING it!!!


 
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It's hilarious. It makes me want to find some dog bone paperclips!


 
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Angie, I have the paw print punch. I would be happy to punch anything for you. I am in the middle of making and 8 x8 album for our puppy. HL has the most dog embellies in out town. Long thin strips of paper with a couple of silver eyelets make a cute collar. I also have the Paper Pups Cricut cart and made the cutest LO for a friend using that. I'd be happy to cut you some pups from that cart too if you don't have it.


 
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It's hilarious. It makes me want to find some dog bone paperclips!



I can mail you some if you want. I have some. I might have to try it to see. Besides my puppy is a boy, that's appropriate, right?


 
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Angie, I have the paw print punch. I would be happy to punch anything for you. I am in the middle of making and 8 x8 album for our puppy. HL has the most dog embellies in out town. Long thin strips of paper with a couple of silver eyelets make a cute collar. I also have the Paper Pups Cricut cart and made the cutest LO for a friend using that. I'd be happy to cut you some pups from that cart too if you don't have it.




I bought that punch today.

Have paper pups but I dunno what to do with it. Need to search the gallery for inspiration.


 
angie girl
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Heck I could use his real harness since he chewed THROUGH the stupid thing. Grrrr! He was doing so well leaving it alone...until today.


 
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How about using a badge since his name is Trooper? Play off the 'cop' angle?


 
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How funny about the dog bone paper clips! Definitely got the visual!


 
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If I see dog paper I buy it, I am awful, but one thing I have found is depending on what color your dog is if you use pattern/lines of paper that compliment his or her coloring it will look great and not need to be to doggy.

As for the Embelles... well I snatch them up whever I see new ones too. I know that HL had some good ones, you don't have to use dog ones all the time. I like to use my dog's name a lot and I'll put flowers or anything. I have a couple posted in my gallery feel free to take a look.

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I rarely use dog embellies... I'm with the think outside the box group. Unless I want to play up the dog theme, which is rare, I use "people" embellies that fit the page.

I think I might have to get some bone paper clips though....


 
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