Cute Cat and Pug Candy Holder Valentine Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your February has been great so far! In this week’s tutorial, we’re creating some cute cat and pug themed valentines. These aren’t just your typical Valentine though, they have a special large pocket to hold whatever you’d like, such as candy or small gifts! These would also work for other occasions besides Valentine’s day.


My original design evolved a lot to become this final version. I haven’t seen anything quite like it with the pocket, and I think it turned out really fun! Sometimes running into challenges will help you create something better than what you originally had in mind.

Also, since my YouTube channel was originally named for my old pug, Mischief, it didn’t seem right that I have never done a single pug themed craft before. So we’re fixing that today 🙂


Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30-45 minutes


  • Card stock (go with a thicker paper for this project)
  • Score tool (or an old pen that doesn’t write)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


Click here to view & print the patterns:

Cat Pattern

Pug Pattern


Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG files for these available for purchase here!


Let me know if you have any questions!

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Cut Paper Mother’s Day Card

In this video tutorial, create this cut paper Mother’s Day card!

This paper cut design is filled with flowers, hearts, leaves, and hummingbirds.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time needed: ~1.5 hours


  • card stock, or other paper that has some thickness
  • other paper to show through the design and for the card base
  • an X-acto knife
  • pencil
  • printer
  • glue or tape adhesive
  • scissors or paper cutter

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Mother’s Day Paper Cutting Pattern

Or print and glue this design to the front of the card:

Mother’s Day Papercut Printout


This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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