Sympathy Card for a Pet

For many animal lovers, our furry friends are a beloved part of our families.  When it is their time to leave us, it is as if a family member or a dear friend has passed away.  It never hurts to have a sympathy card for a pet ready to send to a pet parent if the need arises.  It’s Friday, and time to play at Festive Friday Challenges – home of the Inspo List!

sympathy card for a pet

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by National Dog Day.  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion.  Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. Can you believe I used everything from this week’s Inspo List except for embossing? Yep! I did.

In addition, this is a very special challenge for us.   We recently held a Design Team Call, and were amazed at the number of applications we received from all over the world.  We are thrilled to welcome the following six new Design Team members: Melanie Hungerford, Helen Jennings, Stephanie Lanzalotto, Melva Peters, Judy Rozema, and Margriet Siekman.  We are so happy to have you join our team! Help us celebrate their arrival by joining us in our challenge this week.  We can’t wait to see what YOU create.

sympathy card for a dog

Colors of the Day

sympathy card for a pet

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is so easy to make.   Because I had a surplus of red rhinestones, I embellished the scalloped heart with them.  Actually, I liked it better with just the clear rhinestones in the footprints, but as they say, hindsight is 20-20.

sympathy card for a pet

I added a Baker’s Twine collar and an adorable bone trinket to the dog. Plus, I shortened the tail and rounded the jowls to look a little more like a Boxer.

sympathy card for a pet

To download a free tutorial for today’s sympathy card for a pet, which includes all the paper measurements,  please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

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  1. Love the Baker’s twine collar and the cute bone charm. The rhinestones on the heart are fab! All the details add up to a wonderful card!

  2. This is the kind of card it’s good to have on hand as you never want to make when you need it Ann so a good one to have on standby. Love all of the little details, including the rhinestones and bone charm. Lovely finishing touches!

  3. I love this card! I have the set but haven’t had time to make a card using all of the goodies that are available. I do not have the dog Builder punch but will very soon. 🙂

  4. What a wonderful card for the loss of a furry friend. The colors are perfect, and I love the details of the rhinestones. the twine and bone the paper you used for the fishtail. Thank you for welcoming me to the team. I am so excited to work with you!

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