Shaped cards are the cutest cards and I love to design them. Originally I thought I might make a few Christmas mice shaped cards, but since I have just experienced the horrific reality of actual Christmas mice in my house, I choose to skip that idea. Actually my mice were Thanksgiving mice, who didn’t make it to Christmas, but I digress. Cats and dogs it is!
The body part of the pet opens for the card and the head and tail are just glued to the main body piece.
I added a fun detail with Action Wobble Springs. If you haven’t yet heard of these, you are in for a treat. They are basically a small plastic spring with adhesive on each side so you can make parts of your card “wobble.”
I used them two different ways on these cards. For the cat I added the “wobble” to his head. Think bobble head cat! For the dog I made the tail “wobble” and wag. SO adorable.
The Action Wobble Springs are a little tricky to find. Scrapbook.com has them here, and even has mini versions, but they are often sold out. Amazon carries them as well, as does Pazzles.
The cut files for the cat and dog are in my Etsy shop. You can find the cat here and the dog here.
Shaped Dog Cut Files
Shaped Cat Cut Files