Thursday, February 3, 2022

Sorry For the Loss of Your Furry Friend


Hi, Friends......

As many of you know, my hubby is a veterinarian.  He sometimes needs an extra special pet sympathy card for friends he helps through the difficult time of losing a pet.  He requested I make a card this week for him to send.  When he saw it, he liked the design so well that he asked if I might make him several to have on hand.  I made some for dogs and some for cats.  

I had the idea of this card from how pets leave such a hole in our hearts when we lose them.  That is symbolized by the dog shape die cut out of the heart and the pawprints leading away with the dog nearly out of sight.  The CAS design is uncluttered and straight to the point.  I was able to use scraps for the heart and the dog.  

Supplies used include:
KI Memories - Pets stamp set (retired) - pawprint
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (retired)
Paper Smooches - Feline Friends stamp set (retired) - sentiment
Find It Trading - Amy Design - Animal Medley die set (retired) - dog
Darice - Nesting Hearts die set
Versafine ink in Smokey Gray
Scraps of red and shimmery gray cardstock

Hope this card inspires you to perhaps have a pet sympathy card or two on hand.  They can be difficult to make when you suddenly need one.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope all of you in the path of the winter storms stay safe!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Snippets Playground Challenge #420 Ruby's Memory - Use Snippets
2. Cut It Up Challenge #244 - Hard To Say
3. DL.ART Feb 2022 Linky Party
4. Double Trouble Challenge #102 - Thing 1: AG, Thing 2: Entering at Dies R Us
5. Dies R Us Challenge 186 - Valentine's/Love
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #529-530 - AG
7. Double D Challenge - Hearts

8. Colorful Options Feb 2022 - Rosey Red

9. Die Cut Divas Feb 2022 Challenge - Angle It  (I have the pawprints angled up from the heart.)


  1. Very nice and thoughtful card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Colorful Options and Double D!
    Diane CO DT and DD DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}

  2. OMgoodness. This is such a special card! 💝💌 Your husband's clients are very fortunate to receive such a treasure! Thank you very much for your inspiration and your entry to the Colorful Options Challenge. I hope to see more of your makes in the future. Cheers, Makira, CO DT

  3. Absolutely brilliant, Janis! I may have to borrow this delightful idea of die cutting the cat or dog from the heart. I can envision so many possible uses. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. A poignant sympathy card for the loss of a beloved pet.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. What a precious card for an occasion that is always difficult. Love the minimalistic colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  6. Very nice. What a caring vet to want to keep these on hand, and such beautiful cards, full of meaning.

    Thanks for sharing your Hard to Say project with us at Cut it Up!


  7. Me again, thanks you so much for entering your beautifully thoughtful card in our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  8. Sad occasion but so appreciated by the recipient. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

  9. What a beautiful card and so very thoughtful. And your photo at the top of your blog post really brought me up with a start - I thought that Dudley was doing moonlighting photography shoots for treats without telling me! It's the absolute image of him!


    Di xx

  10. CAS and what a lovely card for the passing of a furbaby. Love the way you used both the positive and negative of the dog. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  11. What a sweet gesture! Sure to sooth a broken heart! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

    P.S. Thanks for also sharing your creation with us at COLORFUL OPTIONS CHALLENGE

  12. I like the dog cutaway in the heart. I did not know your husband is a vet. Snow has made outdoor chores difficult but animals are all fine.

  13. What a sweet card for someone who's lost their pet. So glad you joined Die Cut Divas for our February challenge to "Angle It".

  14. Wonderful Design for a lot furry friend. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. WE hope you will join us again.
    DD DT

  15. Sad but caring.. Good job .......Lis

  16. This is so sweet, very sad when people lose their furry friend.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART February 2022 Linky challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


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