Dog card ideas: 6 designs for dog lovers everywhere


Be inspired by these paw-some dog card ideas using adorable stamps and versatile craft papers, perfect to make for the dog-loving people in your life! 

We’re a nation of dog lovers – they’re our best friends, after all! What better way to greet the dog-loving people in your life than with a personalised homemade card?! They’ll love you fur-ever! Plus, it's International Dog Day on 26 August – just in case you need another excuse to make them!

Faye Wynn-Jones has used our fabulous stamps and combined them with Copic markers and bright designer papers to create a brilliant set of cards any pooch lover would be proud to receive. You could easily replace with other stamp sets or craft papers from our online store

Dog card ideas

By Faye Wynn-Jones.

Card one – All you need is love and a dog

Card two – I think you’re pawsome

Card three – Pink spotty dog card

Card four – Wake up, hug a dog

Cards five & six – With love fur-ever & For my lovely fur-iend

You will need (for all cards)

Paw-for-thought-stamp-set

All you need is love and a dog

All-you-need-is-love-and-a-dog-card

  1. Stamp the dogs and sentiment on a piece of white card in black ink. 
  2. Colour with Copics and add vertical doodle borders down each side. 
  3. Trim the stamped panel to measure 6.5cmx10.5cm and mount on striped paper measuring 7.5cmx10.5cm. 
  4. Cut and fold a piece of white card measuring 10.5cm square. 
  5. Cut a piece of pale blue paper to measure 5cmx10.5cm high and attach to the left of the card front. 
  6. Use a glue pen to attach the stamped image panel to the right of the card.

I think you’re pawsome

I-think-youre-pawsome-card

  1. Stamp the dogs and sentiment on a piece of white card in black ink.
  2. Colour with Copics and add doodle borders on each side. Trim the stamped panel to measure 10.5cmx8.5cm and mount on striped paper measuring 10.5cmx9.5cm. 
  3. Cut and fold a piece of white card measuring 10.5cm square. Cut a piece of spotty paper measuring 10.5cmx5cm and attach to the top of the card front.
  4. Secure the stamped image panel to the base of the card front.

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Pink spotty dog card

dog-card-idea

  1. Stamp the dogs on white card in black ink, colour with Copics and trim around the edge, leaving a narrow border. 
  2. Create a white rectangle top folding card, measuring 8.5cmx21cm. 
  3. Die cut the slimline window die from white card and keep the negative parts.
  4. Cut spotty paper to measure 8.5cmx21cm high and attach to card front. Mount the die-cut panel to the card front and fill in the negatives, as shown. Add dogs to the card front with foam pads.
  5. Attach sequins to the central dog panel.

Wake up, hug a dog

wake-up-hug-dog-have-a-good-day-card

  1. Stamp the dogs and sentiment on a piece of white card in black ink, colour with Copics and trim around the edge of the dogs, leaving a narrow border. 
  2. Create a white rectangle top folding card, measuring 21cmx8.5cm. 
  3. Die cut the slimline window die from white card. Mount design paper and the sentiment behind the die cut, as shown. 
  4. Attach the die cut panel to the card front. 
  5. Add dogs to the empty panels with foam pads, finishing off with sequins around the sentiment.

With love fur-ever & For my lovely fur-iend

With-love-furever-dog-card-idea

For-my-lovely-friend-dog-card-idea

  1. Stamp the dog on a piece of white card in black ink, colour with Copics and trim around the edge, leaving a narrow border. 
  2. Using the fourth largest die from the set, create a top folding circle card base from white card. Using the same die, cut two pieces of design paper. 
  3. Cut the plain piece of design paper in half and tear the top half from the striped piece. 
  4. Stamp a sentiment in black ink on the plain piece of design paper. Attach button twine to the striped piece of design paper and secure at the back. Attach design paper to the card front. Tie a bow on the button twine. Add the dog with foam pads.

Guide to using Copic marker pens:

Brown:  E31, E33, E37 (all ciao)
White: C0, C1, C3 (all ciao)
Beige: E50 (ciao), E30 (sketch), E53 (ciao)
Black: C3, 2, 1, 00, YR16, Y38


Don’t miss your free ‘dog’ digi stamp download from our ‘Colour the Creature’ series… and don’t forget about your cat-loving friends with these cat card ideas!