Card by Kid: Heart-Shaped Dog + Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive

Hello!  Today I am sharing another sweet card, heart-shaped dog made by Sofia, my 4-1/2 years old for the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive.  The current Heart-Themed cards collection runs until February 1st to celebrate heart patients during February's Heart month.  For the complete details and guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts' website.

Sofia had so much fun putting this card!  It is easy and quick to make with very little adult's help.  Great for preschool age children.  This kit was actually put together by one of my friend's mom.  She used the Silhouette Cameo vinyl machine to cut out the folded heart-shaped card base and individual heart pieces.  But today, I will show an alternative way to make this card, using minimal supplies that can be found around the house.



Make 1 Card
  • Cardstock: white, black and red
  • Googly eyes
  • White, Gelly Roll pen
  • Glue stick (TIP:  Be Creative adhesive tape and glue dots were used here for a glue-free mess)
  • Scissor
  • Pencil


  1. On white cardstock, create an A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size folded card base.
  2. Keeping the card base folded, sketch out a heart of at least 4"x4" in size starting from the folded 5-1/2" mark.

  3. Still keeping the card base folded, cut around the heart.  You now have a folded heart-shaped base card.

  4. On black cardstock, draw and cut out two small hearts for eye and nose.  Then, draw and cut out a large heart. Cut that in half to create 2 ears.
  5. On red cardstock, draw and cut out one small heart for the tongue.
  6. Decorating time for the kiddo!
    1. Adhere the ears to the back of the card base.  
    2. Write out the sentiment  BIG HUG on each side.
    3. On the front card base, adhere on eyes and nose
    4. Open up the card base and adhere the tongue to the inside bottom tip.
    Finished card.
Thanks for stopping by to view Sofia's heart-shaped dog card.  Wishing you a lovely day ahead.


Helen Gullett said...

So very adorable!!!!

Rannah Romps said...

Awwww..... Great Job Sofia! It is such a cute puppy with that little tongue sticking out. lol

Verna Angerhofer said...

Way to go Sophia! Your card is so well designed and adorable. That is a darling puppy card.

Lillian A said...

This card creation is so adorable, and what child doesn't like sweet puppies. I know this one made me smile and saw "aw". Thanks so much for the "how to" directions on this -- I think I have some little friends that would be happy to open this style card. Keep creating, Sofia -- love to see your projects!!

Bunny said...

Great way to show how to use stuff from around the house. This is very cute. I'm sure your daughter was very pleased. [Bunny]

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, cutest puppy ever, Christina! Love those googly eyes and creative use of the heart! Happy new year to you and yours, my friend. XXOO

Migdalia said...

This is so ADORABLE! I love the cute face & googly eyes too! Happy New Year!! I will be working on my cards this weekend.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Sybrina K said...

Hi Christina, Just love your kids cards! So cute. Working on a few cards to send your way. :)

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