sorry for the loss of your furry friend

11/2/19 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge!
11/6/19 Winner at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi everyone! It’s Day 3 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop and I’m popping in to share another card with you this morning! If you’re a fellow cat lover, be sure to come on over and play – Janis has worked hard getting tons of sponsors so that means there are tons of prizes to be won!

Sympathy cards in general don’t come easy for me to create but they are almost necessary to have in our arsenal of cards. So I created a pet sympathy card featuring dies from a variety of companies.


I wanted to convey sympathy but also wanted to keep the design light and friendly. I used Crafter’s Companion ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set for the card base and layers. I used a Paper Smooches die as the focal point on the front and Paper Smooches stamped sentiment. I had the tiny punched hearts in my stash left over from another project that I thought were perfect to add.


I left the inside blank to write a custom sentiment, and embellished the panel with an Impression Obsession die cut cat.


And here’s one more peek… very happy with how this turned out!


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity: #86 – Pets
My Time To Craft: #408 – Halloween or Cats
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #47 – Meow-loween/Furrything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #21 – Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges: #10 Anything Goes with a twist of Halloween
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 410/411 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock scrap
Stamps: Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ruth Create-A-Card die set, Paper Smooches Cats icons, Impression Obsession Cats die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, tiny red punched hearts from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun card! Be sure to come on over and play in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop for a chance to win an awesome prize! Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

25 thoughts on “sorry for the loss of your furry friend”

  1. These are difficult cards to make, but so thoughtful. The recipient will appreciate your kindness. Gorgeous card for sad occasion but sadly we all need these cards. Love how you finished the inside as well.


  2. This is a such a sweet and lovely design for a sad occasion. I truly appreciated the cards I received when Goliath died. I’m sure whoever receives this will be touched. Getting teary eyed, now. xxD


  3. love the die shape of your card and the simplicity of it as well. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge!


  4. Ths came out so lovely. I think the yellow kinda stands for
    sunshine and brightness, so it works well to keep a sad
    moment light.


  5. Lovely card, Leslie. You made that sentiment fit flawlessly between those stripes. WOW! Beautiful layering and I love the sweet little heart. More and more I find I need pet sympathy cards. It’s helpful to have them on hand.
    Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  6. This sweet and simple card is sure to bring comfort to anyone. I like the matted labels and paw print.


  7. What a fabulous stamp to have on hand. Leslie. We all have friends who lose their pets, and this is really an awesome sentiment. I love how you kept it simple, yet gave it such a clean and happy feel to lift their spirits. Never a fun reason to have to send a card, but it will surely be a blessing and a comfort. Thanks SO much for playing along with us and linking up, and please stop by again soon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday


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