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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“Sweet” Valentine’s Day Card Tutorial + Free Coloring Page

This video tutorial shows how to create this “sweet” valentine card!

This heart-shaped sugar cookie inspired card for Valentine’s Day is complete with a “sweet” pun. This would be the perfect card for someone who loves to bake!

Here is the free pattern. As I mentioned in the video, in addition to cutting the pieces out like I did, you can use this as a coloring page and create the card that way. This would be a great card for kids to make! If you can, print it on white card stock or construction paper for best results:

you’re sweet card pattern/coloring page


I got the idea for this video when I was creating designs for Zazzle with heart shaped sugar cookies and realized it might also make a good Valentine card tutorial! If you’re interested in also seeing the Zazzle designs, here they are:



Phone Case


This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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