I’ve had this sweet Stampendous wood stamp called Puppy Present in my stash for years, and although I’m probably just as guilty of wanting the cutest latest release stamps, I do try to rotate through my older stamps from time to time.

img_20161120_185416This oldie but goodie is absolutely adorable and super versatile. I think it may have been originally designed as a birthday stamp, but by just changing around the colors of the present a bit, it makes a wonderful holiday stamp too! For this CAS (Clean And Simple) card, I used one of my favorite holiday color combinations: blue-green, red, tan and white and these are the Copic colors:
Blue-green: BG32, 23 and 15
Red: R22, 35, 37 and 59
Tan Puppy: E50, 51, 31 and 55
Cast shadow: N1, 3 and 7
I added some highlight marks with a Sakura white gelly roll pen, and I think those few lines and dots really make the image pop.

Lastly, even though I wanted a very CAS look, I decided to finish off the opening side of the card with a couple strips of washi tape. These are two from the 6 pack tube of Heidi Swapp washi that I picked up at Michaels for $3 during their 70% off sale a couple days ago. I love it when I can also use something immediately after buying it at a great price! (seems to justify unnecessary craft shopping a bit–LOL).

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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas Critters
Penny Black and More Anything Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes ChallengeΒ – WINNER
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Any Holiday Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge

Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes w Optional Use a Sentiment Challenge

Addicted to Stamps and More Photo Inspiration Challenge – used red, tan and green (mine was blue-green) πŸ™‚ for a Christmas card

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