Sunday, August 23, 2009

Give Your Dog a Bone

My sister and her husband just adopted a rescue dog so I had a little cookout at our house to welcome Mini into the family. In honor of the occasion we are serving red hot dogs. (have you ever had those?! they are bright red, have natural casings and a little bit of spice)

They already have Gus (another rescue dog) and my son has two bassett hounds - so they will all be at the party along with my two nieces and their spouses and a close girlfriend who is moving to FL in a few months. We have two cats in our house - they will be hiding upstairs while we are all celebrating! (they are a little anti social when company comes!)

I wanted to make some kind of treat for all the pooches so I googled 'dog cookie recipes' and I found a whole slew of them! I finally settled on a Milk Bone Biscuit since it was pretty basic and looked healthy. I had picked up this fun dog bone cookie cutter somewhere in my travels many years ago - just because I knew I would want it someday LOL!!!

So here I am cutting the dough -

And here are the 'cookies' 50 minutes later!
I decorated these cellophane lined brown bags using heart Spellbinder dies and dog poem stickers. The paper is from Die Cuts with a View The Pets Stack - they are shiny hearts with paws in the center of some of them - very cute and shiny IRL!

So then I wanted to make a treat for the humans attending the party too! Some of us own cats and some of us own dogs so I made boxes for each. The boxes are one of Lauren's Timeless Templates called Rounded Wrap up by Papertrey Ink. I needed something that would be cute but quick to make 6 of and these fit the bill. The papers are from the same DCWV The Pets Stack. The boxes themselves are Spring Rain card stock by PTI.
I made sugar cookies using the same dog bone cookie cutter for the human's boxes.

The dog boxes have a cut out dog label (My Favorite Things Friends Fur Life set) that I stamped with the names of the receivers. The dog tag stamp in the circle that says I Love my Dog is by Inkadinkadoo. The little bone stamp along the top of the box is by Uptown Designs.

For the cat owner boxes I stamped a fish (Brown & Co Stationers) for the tag. The fish skeleton stamping along the top of the box is by Stampendous. The ribbon on both is double stitched Enchanted Evening by Papertrey Ink. I had some cute little chipboard cat shaped sentiments by Daisy Hill that I put on each box.

I know that the sugar cookies are delicious since I HAD to test them to be sure they were ok before serving them (right?) - but the dog biscuits have not been dog tested yet - I'll let you know what they think after the cookout!
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have enjoyed seeing my little pet crafts! I'll have some pics of our little party to share soon!

14 comments:

Lauri said...

How fun is this!!!! Love it!!! Let us know how the doggie biscuits go!

jdmommy said...

I think you must be up all hours of the day and night to do so many fabulous treats!! Those boxes for the owners are wonderful, and the pet treats look delicious! i could have tested the sugar cookies for you......never met a cookie I didn't love! These projects are awesome, GF! TFS!

Janelle said...

How cute is all that?! I bet everyone was thrilled to be invited (except, maybe, for the cats)! Very fun project.

Anne said...

Oh my word girl!! Are you sure you and Martha aren't related??? What a fun host you are! I just sat here smiling and shaking my head incredulously at your creativity, energy and enthusiasm!! This is so much fun to read about, I can't even imagine how delighted all your two- and four-legged guests were!! The bags and boxes are fabulous Julia!! You are truly amazing!!!

Sharli said...

Oh my Goodness Julia! You just blow me away with your creativity!!!! The dog biscuit cookie cutter?? Really?? How marvelous!!!!!!

You really MUST tell us how it went!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I just have to ditto sweet Anne's comments, Julia! You are incredible, and I love ya all the more for going out of your way for our beloved four-legged pets. These are outrageously CUTE!

Bev J. said...

What a cute idea-bet the dogs, cats and humans were impressed. Great project!

Pat (mspfd) said...

You have outdone yourself! Awesome everything!

Donna Marie said...

When do you find the time!!!
This is so wonderful!!!
Your stuff always makes my smile.

colleen said...

How totally adorable!!! OMG... I love these! What lucky little pups!

You do amazing work... love your blog!(so glad I found you - or... you found me!)LOL

Michell said...

I love these stuff...
Thanks for sharing...


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Michell
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Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You are AMAZING Julia! Where do you find the time do make these GORGEOUS items???? These are FAB!!

Donna said...

oh my! how stinkin' FUN is all this?! I LOVE IT (and bet the furry creatures did too!)

Sally Watkins said...

My dog, Linus, would LOVE these. Great packaging. You'd be dog gone lucky to get a bag of these. Thanks for leaving a comment on Asleep on the Couch. Hope you visit again.