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Dog Scrapbook

Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan

If you have a new puppy, you may like to make a dog scrapbook about him

"Whoever says you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies"
~Gene Hill

Making a dog scrapbook makes perfect sense if you are a scrapbooker and have the delight of owning a small puppy. I got this little cutie a few years ago and I can tell you I have hardly put away my camera since he bounced into my life. I have some wonderful shots of him romping, looking winsome, being playful, and doing all those endearing things puppies do. There's more about this particular project below.

dog scrapbook, album, papercraft, Mod Podge

So when a friend asked for a page for her Circle Journal showing my favourite photo, I had a little trouble choosing the one I liked best of my puppy. On the other hand, when I finally chose it I had very little trouble making up the 6" x 6" page shown above.

How I Made My Dog Scrapbook

This time, I did not use a photograph. I used a computer generated printout of my puppy. I printed it on cardstock! I cut a piece of light cardboard to use as a mount for the picture, then coated the board in a thin layer of Mod Podge with a foam brush. I smoothed my picture on to the board using some waxed paper to make sure there were no air bubbles or wrinkles in it. Then I added another thin layer of Mod Podge to the entire picture, including the edges of the board. (Don't worry when the Mod Podge looks milky and white when it is wet. It will dry clear).

I set it aside to dry for about 30 minutes, though the humidity in the day meant I left it a little longer to make sure it was really dry.

Using this method, I managed to add a little texture to the picture as well, since the Mod Podge dried in tiny, raised lines.

Then I went on to add more decorative elements to my page. You can see I used the pawprint and the letter 'D' from the no longer available Stampin' Up! set 'D is for Dog' (how appropriate!) to form a border around two sides of my page, and I made a separate tag to journal about why this was my favourite photo and hid it behind the picture itself.

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PS: Here is how my grown up puppy looks now. I still think he is adorable!

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