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Sympathy card after the loss of a beloved pet

Whichever type of stay-at-home, lock-down or quarantine you are experiencing, it can be difficult enough to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind. Sadly, I have had several people in my life who have lost their dog or cat, their best buddy, during this time. I can’t imagine what they are feeling. I made this card to hopefully help ease the pain a bit. This is a quick card to make.

The Peaceful Moments stamp set is a great set for a beginner because there are sentiments for many occasions. The sympathy stamp is a nice one to use and fits within several punches. There are also the Painted Label Dies if you have a cutting machine.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches for the card base and 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Basic Black CS: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Real Red CS: 1/2 x 4 inches; and the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 x 4 1/4 inches.

Using Memento black ink stamp the sentiment “With Deepest Sympathy” slightly to the left of the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Punch the sentiment out with the Label Me Lovely Punch.

Punch out another label from the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Basic Black CS with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Cut it in half as shown. Adhere one half to the bottom of the Whisper White CS sentiment label. Adhere the other half to the top of the sentiment label. This will make the sentiment stand out better from the paw and heart background.

In the center punch out the silhouette of the dog with the Dog Builder Punch from the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic Black CS. You will be using this card stock behind the DSP in another step, so you want to punch from the center leaving the borders uncut.

Punch a heart from the 1/2 x 4 inch Real Red CS. now you have the silhouette of the dog and a heart.

Fold the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Whisper White CS at the 4 1/4 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Adhere the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic Black CS to the center of the front of the Whisper White card base. Adhere the 3 x 4 1/4 inch Playful Pets DSP to the Basic Black CS. Be mindful of the direction of the heart so you adhere it in the proper direction.

Adhere the sentiment, the dog and finally the heart.

Viola! You have a very heartfelt sympathy card to send to someone who has just lost a best buddy. (Alternatively, you could use the cat punch if that is more appropriate.)

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. I also hope your furry friends are doing well. If you have suffered the loss of a pet, my heart goes out to you.

Wishing you a very crafty day!



Hello, my name is Theresa. I have 4 children and a wonderful husband of 30 years. I am a retired Family Physician. I love having time now to create and craft, so much so that I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I have been a demonstrator more than 5 years and am having a blast! Not only do I get to craft, I meet new friends from all over the world! Crafting gives me something positive to do and to share with others. I love to have my monthly Zoom Card Making Classes so others can craft with me. I have so much fun creating the cards for others to make! My blog was initially geared toward the beginner stamper in order to help others get started stamping on their own at home. If you need information to get started, look for my first blogs. My more recent posts have been cards and projects for Blog Hops and challenges. Stop by to see my projects and those of folks from around the world! Add more creativity to your life today!

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