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,

sorry for the loss of your furry friend

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Allie’s Scrap Shop is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

March2019 card

I created my first-ever pet sympathy card, and although it’s not something anyone wants to ever go through, I really love how it turned out and would be proud to give it away. Thank you, Laura, for another fantastic sketch!


I used two Paper Smooches stamp sets to create the background following the sketch, stamping in neutral colors with just a pop of red. I layered the panel on red cardstock and added a few sequins in keeping with the sketch. I left the inside blank to write a custom sentiment.


Here’s one more look… love how this turned out!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Colorbok Primary Red cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Cosmos and Feline Friends stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Sahara Sand and Real Red ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Darice 5mm Gold Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Allie’s Scrap Shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,