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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sympathy card for loss of a pet...

Recently a friend's 16-year-old Chihuahua passed away. I know this deeply saddened her, and I wanted to express my sincere sympathy. This is the card that I made for her:

The paw-print patterned paper was a freebie that I printed from an online source. I'm sorry to say that I don't recall exactly what site offered it, but I am so thankful they did as I had nothing like this in my stash. The striped paper that matches so perfectly was just a scrap I had in my ever-growing pile.

The teal-colored lacey oval die cut was made with a Lifestyle Crafts die. To get the white oval, I simply traced the inside of my die and fussy-cut it out. If I get edges that aren't quite smooth when I fussy-cut something, I simply use an emery board to smooth them out.

I saw an actual card with a sentiment similar to this. I changed it a bit to better suit my purpose and used it for this card.

I do hope this card brings a small bit of comfort. I have experienced the sad loss of a pet, so I understand how devastating it can be.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

So thoughtful and touching. I think we have all experienced that loss and how kind of you to reach out to your friend.

Taunya Butler said...

Cheryl - so impressed by your motivation for this sweet and comforting card!! You are a true friend who tries to see to the heart of the griever and say something that will soothe their hearts!! This card is super well done and I do love that pawprint background and how well everything came together for this great card!! Have a lovely day!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Awe what a sweet card Cheryl! Surely this will bring comfort to your friend during these difficult times. So thoughtful of you :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Cheryl, this is such a perfect sympathy card for a pet! I'm sure it will bring a lot of comfort to your friend. Thank verse is beautiful. Hugs, Darnell

Glittered Paws said...

What a beautiful card - our furbabies have become such a part of our families anymore. I know your card will be comforting to your friend.

Sue said...

Cheryl, so nice. I received one that I kept from a fellow stamper when we lost our last dog. Love the sentiment, so true. Just beautiful.


Lynne in NI said...

Aww that's a beautiful card, I'm sure your friend really appreciated it.

PA Crafter said...

I now have my fifth dog. We raise them from puppies until we have to part. We now have a five month old Boston Terrier, Rosie.
I know to well the unbearable heartache of losing a precious pet. I want to be a great friend like you and send a card to friends
to help them through a very rough time. Your card is so inspiring. Thank you.