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Cute Owl Card with Henry David Thoreau Quote

Cute Owl Card with Henry David Thoreau Quote

 

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Owl Card

For this card all the pattern paper is from the Recollections Signature Graceful Paper Pad. I really love the patterns. I got this paper pad, because I loved the ledger patterns, glitter accents, beautiful colors, and distressed touches. I’ve already made several beautiful cards with this paper pad. I am working on several cards with quotes, so the ledger patterns are the prefect background for quotes. My one complaint about this card stock is it is much thinner than I am use to. I had a hard time getting the setting right on my cricut, to get clean cuts. I ended up using low pressure, low speed, blade at one, and used 4 multicut to get good cuts. To make this card, I started with a kraft A2 card base. I cut a circle border from Give a Hoot at 1 inch, and glued that down. Then I attached a thin yellow strip of paper to the cicle border and made some dash lines. I cut the retangle charm at 1 1/2 inches a couple of times. Then I glued those layers together to make a thicker tag. I wrote my sentiment with a brown Zig Calligraphy Pen,

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. 
~Henry David Thoreau

Then I used some hemp to attached the tag to the top portion of the card. The cute little owl was cut at 3 inches and then attached with pop dots. For finishing touches, I punched a couple flowers and attached them with brads and then corner rounded the edges. I hope you like this card.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Recollections Signature Graceful Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Dry Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge, EK Success Daisy and Petunia Punch

Embellishments: Recollections brads, Hemp

Writing: Zig Memory System Calligraphy Dual-Tip Marker Pure Brown

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3-D Dots



Dog Bereavement Cards

Dog Bereavement Cards

 

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Handmade Dog Bereavement Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently made a couple pet loss card for my mother to give to her best friends and her family. They lost their family dog recently and my mother wanted each family member to have own their card. I used quotes on all them, because I don’t think sorry for your loss is ever enough. I posted some of my favorite pet loss quotes below.  I hope you like these cards.

Quotes

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. “

~Anatole France

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“Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection,

sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart”

~John Adams

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Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds
than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger links
than common joys.

~Alphonse de Lamartine

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“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.”

~Marjorie Garber

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“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.”

~Ben Hur Lampman

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“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”

~Vicki Harrison

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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

~Roger Caras

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“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.”

~Mark Twain

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“A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”

~Bob Barker

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“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.”

~Mary Carolyn Davies

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“No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet.”

~Cynthia S. Dobesh

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Handmade Dog Bereavement Card

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad, Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Give Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brads, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Ribbon Style Tags

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White, Sharpie Pen

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3-D Dots

Butterfly Dog Bereavement Card

Butterfly Dog Bereavement Card (inside)

Handmade Horse Shoe Thank You Card

Handmade Horse Shoe Thank You Card

 

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Handmade Horse Shoe Thank You Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my lovely coworkers asked me to craft her some thank you cards. This is one of cards I made for her. On of the cards, she requested was for her professor, who loves horses. I started out with giant horse shoe, and hated it. Once I decided I wanted a variety of circles, I loaded up my cricut mat with various scraps of paper. I cut up a couple different sizes of circles, scalloped circles, and horse shoes. I played with laying out the circles on the card until I had a pleasing design. I made a half circle with my circles. Then I made  stitching lines with my white gel pen and sharpie pen in black. A button, hemp, a Tim Holtz Gear, and various brads were added to the circles for extra embellishment. For the greeting, I used black embossing power. I hope you enjoy this simple, and fun card.



Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brads, Buttons, Hemp, Tim Holtz Gears

Stamping & Inking: Martha Stewart Clear Congrats Stamp, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Ebony Embossing Powder

Writing: Sakura SouffleGel Pen White, Sharpie Fine Pen

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

K. Werner Inspired Folded Cards

K. Werner Inspired Folded Cards

 

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Thank You Mustache Card (outside)
Thank You Mustache Card (inside)

Sorry there was no new post yesterday. I recorded a youtube video and I am working on editing it. It is only my second video, so I am still a little slow on the editing. Hopefully I will have it up today or tomorrow.  I love Kristen Werner’s new video series Focus Fridays. Currently she being doing a new folding card every Friday. I made two for this week inspired by her new video. If like this nifty folded card, watch her video on how to make them. K.Werner Blog. I Hope you like both cards. Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day weekend.

Two Fold Thank You Card with Envelope Closure

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad, Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Give Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Lite Billionaire Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brads, Thickers Delight Foam Letters, Embroidery Thread

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White

Stamping & Inking: Martha Stewart Clear Acorn Stamp, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Black Embossing Powder

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

Two Fold Thank You Card with Envelope Closure First Flap

 

Two Fold Thank You Card with Envelope Closure Inside