Monday, January 23, 2012

Pet Sympathy Card

I made this pet sympathy card for our neighbors who had to have their beloved rat terrier put down a couple of weeks ago.  They are an elderly couple, and they adored their dog.  So, I made an apple cobbler and took it to them, along with this card to let them know how sorry my husband and I are for their loss.  Here are the details:

Size:  4 1/4" x 6 1/2"
Card stock:  Recollections, American Crafts
Clouds:  Fiskars punch
Butterflies:  Martha Stewart punch
Flowers:  Paper Shapers punch with circles punched and added for centers
Leaves:  Martha Stewart leaf punch.  I cut the top of one off and glued two together to make the taller flower.
Grass:  Fiskars border punch
Dog:  Nate's ABCs Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/4".  This was the font 2 feature on page 60 of the handbook.  I liked that it had a shadow.  I cut two shadow layers and separated them with pop up dots.  I also cut the dog in both black and white, since their dog was black and white.  I hand cut the black pieces from the black dog and glued them in place.  I also punched a tiny circle and used it for the dog's eye.
Sentiment:  I found this on a pet sympathy website.  I printed it directly onto my patterned paper using Word.

Thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!

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Sarah said...

This is so fantastic! I am sure they will love that you thought of them :) So sweet!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Tammy, i am so sad you had to make another sympathy, but again you did a beautiful job and i know they will treasure this...

Brenda said...

That was so sweet of you to take them a cobbler and a card! The card is so sweet and the sentiment is just perfect!! I'm sure they appreciated you for doing that for them.

Patty said...

Very pretty card with a wonderful saying. Your neighbors will surely be touched by this kind card and that you took the time to make it.

Debbie Carriere said...

Tammy, what a wonderful card!! You are so thoughtful, I bet your neighbors really appreciated it!!

Sympathy said...

I'm sure the recipients of this pet sympathy card will hold it for a while, close to their chest and remember their lost pet.

The words you used are very touching.

Anonymous said...

I really loved your card. I was looking for something to send to my vet specialty hospital who worked so hard to save my kitty that died two weeks ago. I hope you don't mind if I use your idea and substitute a kitty on the front to send to them to tell them how much I appreciated everything they did for us. You have some lovely cards. I see you are in NC. I am in NC as well and love my Cricut and paper projects. Thanks again.
Donna Thomas
Raleigh, NC