Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pet Sympathy Card - Graphic 45

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a vintage-style pet sympathy card for neighbors of ours, an elderly couple, who recently lost their dog. It's always sad to lose a beloved pet, as we all know. I hope a card will help this couple know that we feel their sadness along with them.

I used the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs collection and teamed it up with some stamping. The front sentiment panel is from an ancient foam-mount stamp set my son found for me at a thrift store. There was no label on it, but it looks similar to old sets from All Night Media or Rubber Stampede. Thus far, I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to track this particular kit down online for a name and mfr.  If you know who made this, let me know!  Thanks.

Here's the inside.........................

Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 - Raining Cats and Dogs Collection
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Paper Smooches - Feline Friends stamp set
Ancient foam-mount Dog stamp set (mfr unkn)
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Vanilla
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Scraps of Core'dinations cardstock
Bit of ribbon from stash

Maybe seeing my card today has inspired you to make a few pet sympathy cards to have on hand. I know when I have lost a dear old kitty, the pet sympathy cards I have received have meant a lot. I should make a few extra to have in my ready-to-use stack, myself!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts #504 - Friends 
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love is in the Air
4. TCP Tuesday Challenge #353 - Love
5. Double Trouble Challenge #20 Love, Peace, and Kindness is in the Air (I was inspired by how the good memories of our dearly departed pets can make you feel like they are still with you.)
6. Graphic 45 January Challenge #G45Stamp - Graphic 45 plus Stamping
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - January Challenge
8. Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #68 - Silhouettes
9. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #424 - Anything Goes
10. Time Out Challenge #127 - Inspired by Words (I was inspired by how much strength and courage pets can give us in difficult times.)


  1. A great idea Janis. Lovely card for your neighbours, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxxx

  2. When I read ones of these posts the tears always well as so many of us have been there and share the loss, it's such a lovely thought to send a card to your friend and thank you for sharing that with us at Allsorts.

    B x

  3. That is really nice Janis and very appropriate. What a good idea to have some pet sympathy cards on hand, I never thought of that. An excellent idea, for sure.

  4. What a wonderful card and I'm sure it will be a comfort to them. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  5. Lovely sympathy card for the loss of a pet. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Time Out.

  6. Sure is a saddest moment when we have to part with our pet! : (
    This is a perfect card to cheer someone up.

  7. What a great way to use the Graphic 45 collection. Losing a pet is never easy, and that stamped sentiment couldn't be more perfect

  8. Pretty card Janis. It's always difficult to lose a furry friend. Thanks for joining the challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  9. Great layering and images, Janis ... what a sweet way to support your elderly neighbours in their loss ... and show you care. Thanks so much for playing along with us once again at Time Out ... and thanks too for your lovely comment on our blog! Anita :)

  10. Amazing card and that vintage sentiment is really a treasure!!

  11. Wonderful furry friend card - the little dog silhouettes on the tag are great! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  12. Love the vintage look, and such a nice card to someone who just lost their fur-baby. Thanks for sharing your love and kindness to Double Trouble.

  13. How beautiful. I'm feeling a little tearful as a result, Jo x

  14. Love the vintage look of your card, nicely done! Thank you for joining The Lost Coast Design Portal to Creativity Blog Challenge!

  15. A beautiful card I am sure will be much appreciated.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  16. I'm sure you're neighbors will appreciate your card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.

  17. Such a thoughtful project and lovely idea...this is so pretty and I love the papers you've used! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  18. Hello, luv! I've been remiss in getting over here to tell you I've been enjoying your creations as they pass thru my inbox! I recall one of a lovely lady that I intended to make a point of getting over here, but time slipped by. sorry. What a great stamp that is and a classic, lovely card... I'm sure they'll appreciate all the love packed into it!! Hugs!


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