Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop March 2022 - Animals and Punches

 Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop for March 2022 - featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting - projects that have animals and use punches!


For my project I made a very personal card. Well, actually since these are difficult to make when needed - I made several for my stash. I recently found out a friend lost her best little buddy - and needed a card to send her - so I made some dog (and some cat sympathy cards as well) to have ready for future.

Pet sympathy cards - and human sympathy cards are tough. I love that the Pampered Pets set is adorable, but still has this lovely sentiment for the loss of a pet. Although, it could also be used appropriately on a human sympathy card.

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For my card I also used the Heart and Scallop Heart punches as my punch choice as they were just so fitting with the sentiment -

And to get the little bitty hearts I used the die below - picked out the little hearts and colored them with a Poppy Parade (PP) Blend. I could have just die cut out of PP, but had a scrap of Basic White there so used it.
I finished by cutting the dog, as well as the food bowl, out with the appropriate dies, coloring them with blends and popping them up with Dimensionals.

I hope you got some inspiration from this card. Thank you so much for stopping by and I would love any comments!


Now click on through to the rest of those hopping with me this month to see all of their wonderful creations and inspirations! ~Maureen

Shirley Merker

Sue Boerner

Julia Mazur

Joy Nelson 

Julia Quinn

Tracy Held

Mickey Moore

Annette McMillan

Maureen Rauchfuss YOU ARE HERE!

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Sue Bz said...

Such a wonderful card! Not an easy one to send, but so appreciated by the recipient!

Julia said...

I love the gorgeous little hearts inside the heart!! And the colours are marvellous! A gorgeous card that will be so appreciated.

Tracy Held said...

Perfect card to bring comfort

Mickey said...

What a lovely way to show you care! I love the idea of having some sympathy cards on hand. Sending hugs to your friend for her loss.

Shirley said...

Great idea to create a stash of sympathy to have on hand. Nice design.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Our pets are part of our families so we feel their loss very keenly, so this card would be gratefully received.

Annette McMillan said...

Above comment by Annette McMillan

Julia Mazur said...

What a good idea to have a stash of pet sympathy cards. I love your use of the hearts from the paws! Thanks for sharing!

Joy Nelson said...

Sad occasion, but a great card!

Terri Stewart said...

Great cards for a sad occasion. Thanks for sharing!