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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)

Fox Card

Fox Card

Handmade Fox Card

I love foxes. I think they are so stinking cute. I think my dog Franklin kind of looks like a fox. I haven’t made a fox card earlier, because I didn’t have the right color orange. I couple weeks back, I bought some Bazzill Orange Marmalade Card stock, which is the perfect color for fox. I started this card by cutting out my fox on the Cricut. I cut the fox at 3″ in Orange Marmalade and gray blue for the shift layer. After I glued the layers together, I inked by the fox with some Tea Dye. Then I took my little fox, and held against various sheets of cardstock until I picked this red and gold pattern from the ancestry.com stack.


Then I cut my layers. I cut two pieces of Bazzill brown cardstock at 4 x 5 1/2″ and 2 x 5 1/2″. For the patterned paper, I cut at 3 1/2 x 5″ and 1 1/2 x 5″. Then I layered the patterned paper on the corresponding brown cardstock. Then I adhered the small layer towards the bottom of the larger layer. For the ribbon, I used a white piece of ribbon that I inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo. Once I had the color I desired, I taped the ribbon down.Then I adhered the fox down, before making  a bow. For the sentiment, I used a cardstock tag punch out from the Garden Party Stack. After the writing the sentiment:

Always do what you are Afraid to do ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I inked up the tag with tea dye, and vintage photo. Then I attached the tag with a brad. For my card base, I used a gray blue 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock. After folding it, in half to make a A2 size card, I inked up the card base with broken china. Then attacked my layers to the card base. I hope you like this super cute fox card.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Ancestry.com Stack, Bazzill Basic Cardstock (Brown, Orange Marmalade), DCWC Garden Party Stack

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge

Embellishments: Ribbon, Recollections Brad

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tea dye, and China, Ink Blending Tools

Writing: Sakura Microperm Ultra-Fine Point Black

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

Peacock Encouragement Card

Peacock Encouragement Card

Handmade Peacock Encouragement Card


I often like to start with a sentiment, when making cards. I started this card with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What lies behind us and lies before us are tiny compared to what lies within us

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To get the beautiful coloring on the peacock, I inked up her body with Victorian Velvet and then a little tea dye.  I hope you love this card, and that it inspires to you to create.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Ancestry.com Stack, Colorbok Texture Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Pearls, Ribbon, Recollections Eyelets

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tea dye, and Victorian Velvet, Ink Blending Tools

Writing: Sakura Microperm Ultra-Fine Point Black

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