Devoted Friend Dog Bereavement Card with Authentique Devoted
Hello, Friends! One of the things I love about blogging is the opportunity it provides to make new friends. Soozy has been with me since my very early days. She always has an encouraging word, a nice bit of news about the weather, or an update on what she’s working on in her crafty universe to share with me. Last week, I heard from Soozy that her beloved doggie, Stan, had passed over the Rainbow Bridge. And that is how this Devoted Friend Dog Bereavement Card came into being.
Devoted Friend Dog Bereavement Card with Authentique Devoted: Using Up My Scraps
You may recognize this paper from some projects I made with Authentique’s Devoted collection a while ago. I used it to make a really cute cat album. Then, when my niece lost her beloved Irish Setter, I made her this sweet card folio. When National Pet Adoption weekend rolled around, I made these two cute little tags with the bits and bobs that were left on my work table. All I had left from the 12×12 collection kit was one full sheet and a small pile of scraps. But that was enough to create this little card to let Soozy know that I care.
G45 Alpha Stickers spell out Stan’s name over the doghouse door. The cute buttons are from Buttons Galore, as are the little Sparkletz sequins and gems. A Little Birdie Flower, a Capri Blue Gingham Bow and a couple of stickers finish out the cover design.
Devoted Friend Dog Bereavement Card with Authentique Devoted: A Peek Inside
I wanted Soozy to have a place to store her memories and photos of Stan. So on the inside of the card, I created a flap and pocket and a little pocket folio.
There are four 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ photo mounts inside this side pocket with room to add another on the back side of the flap.
This 4″ x 5″ folio has a little tea bag pocket, room for a small photo and a little journal tag inside. I thought a hot cuppa and honey stick would be comforting.
A card is such a simple, small thing. But it means so much when you receive one in the mail. I’m hoping this one has reached Soozy by the time this article posts. Texts and e-mails and private messages on Facebook are all lovely, but in my world, nothing says I’m thinking about you and I care the way a handmade note or card does. Why not reach out and share a little bit of love on paper with someone today?
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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