Cartridge Spotlight: Paper Pups

Hi everyone!

I have decided that I want to take some time every so often to spotlight a Cricut cartridge that is one of my absolute favorite cartridges. There are now well over 200 cartridges, not including Imagine cartridges so sometimes it is a bit overwhelming to wade through all of the choices.

For me, at least, it is easiest to make decisions about cartridges when I can see that a cartridge has lots of versatility.

So today, I would like to tell you a little bit about the Paper Pups cartridge! No, you don’t even have to be a dog lover to appreciate some of the shapes on this cartridge because it has more than just dog shapes on it. This cartridge is classified as retired (which means no longer being produced), but it can still be found in online stores pretty easily (last time I checked).

I am digging through my SP Blog to find you some of my older projects that I used this cartridge to make.

My favorite shapes on this cartridge, are the clouds!! It actually has two cloud shapes, which cut out at the same time.

**Click on any of the photos for a larger view.**
Here are some of my older projects using the cloud:

P7130271 copy

I just outlined the clouds with Stickles glitter glue from Ranger
and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals (pop dots) to make the
clouds appear raised off of the page.
For this layout, I just covered the clouds with different buttons.
For both of the above layouts, I just cut out
the cloud shape at various sizes.
For the wall hanging above, I also used the
Cricut Storybook Font cartridge (for the letters), and the
Cricut Pooh and Friends cartridge (for the trees).

I also really like some of the other shapes from the Paper Pups cartridge.

For instance, the trees. . .

This mini scrapbook page is one of the pages I made inside an explosion box. I just used
different patterned papers inside the tree cut out and then wrote my dogs’ names in each
tree (That is the same Mya from my Snow Scurry layout
from earlier in the week)

And the moons. . .

The alphabets and baby Winnie the Pooh are from the
Cricut Pooh Font cartridge. The grass is from the Cricut
Soccer solutions cartridge.

And of course, you can also use the Paper Pups cartridge for actual dog themed projects :O)

The treat box was made using the Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge.

The alphabets were cut from the Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge.

And last but not least, here is the project I made for today, Day 9 of my Project 365!! It also uses the Paper Pups cartridge.
Details about today’s layout:

  • Made using the Cricut Expression & Cricut cartridge Paper Pups.
  • The dog and shadow were cut from the Paper pups cartridge at 1.25inches.
  • The paw print border was made with the Border feature on the Paper Pups cartridge. They were cut at Fit to Length 6inches (which made them cut out at 2.5inches tall).
  • Cardstock used is from Stampin’ UP: Baja Breeze and Early Espresso and Pale Plum (retired).
  • The title was cut using the Don Juan cartridge and the letters were cut at 1.25inches tall.
  • The purple patterned paper and ribbon are from Stampin’ UP. The rest of the patterned paper is from Echo Park (the brown hounds-tooth is from the Merry Christmas collection, and the aqua polka dot paper is from the Everybody Loves Christmas collection).


Now that you have seen many projects using the Paper Pups cartridge, I would love to hear what you think of the cartridge. I hope that this was a helpful little segment for you!

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19 thoughts on “Cartridge Spotlight: Paper Pups

  1. I love all you did with it !! This definitely makes me consider buying this cartridge. I saw the title and thought it would be a limited use cartridge. Have to add it too my list and start scrapping all the puppy pics we have 🙂

  2. Very nice pages. I have paper pups but have never really done anything with it. I had no idea some of those items were on it. I will have to look at it again and find all the cool items you have shared.

  3. I love the paw print border! Super cute. I have been contemplating on this cartridge. I have a dog, and I know it would be great for it, but I wanted to know about the versatility. Thanks for sharing this with us!!

  4. I posted this comment under the wrong section so I’ll post it again here. I don’t have a dog but I do love what you did with the different clouds. I’ll have to rethink this cartridge.

  5. All the projects are wonderful, I don’t have the Paper pups cartridge, I guess because of the name never thought I would use it, I will take another look. Thanks for the input!!

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