Pet Bereavement Card

Pet Bereavement Card: Love is  Four Legged Word

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Have you ever made a pet bereavement card?  I haven’t made a lot of them over the years, but every now and then a close friend or family member has lost a beloved pet, and I like to acknowledge their sorrow at  its passing.  My hairdresser rescued a beautiful doberman named Ivy several years ago.  This pup had not been treated well, but had a loving heart that came to life once she found her new home.  Sadly, Ivy developed cancer in her leg and had to have it amputated.  It didn’t slow her spirit down much, but multiple rounds of chemotherapy took their eventual toll, and I’m sorry to say that Ivy lost her courageous fight against the disease.  My heart broke for my dear friend, and I wanted to let her  know that she was in my thoughts.  So I pulled out  my Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs paper to make this pet bereavement card.

I found that this 3/8″ Poppy Satin Ribbon with a silver metallic edge was the perfect color match for the papers.  I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a double layer/double loop bow that I then topped with white sweetheart blossoms and white sweetheart blossoms with a red center.  A tiny snipped of the poppy ribbon worked great as a topper for the tag, too.

Here’s a quick tip for you: I used a craft knife to cut around the edges of the bicycle wheel as well as the edges of the flowers in the corner so that I could tuck my sentiment behind.  Always work with a fresh blade when you are doing this type of cutting, and I’ve found that if you cut on top of a glass surface, the knife blade cuts “like buttah”.

Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


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5 thoughts on “Pet Bereavement Card

  1. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, often times we forget that the lost of a pet, can be as strong lost of a loving friend, or family. They become so much of our lives, giving love unconditionally. This is a wonderful loving card to share with that lost. with encouragement and love….giving of self, as the pet always did.
    thanks for sharing….LOL

  2. LuvtoKraft

    It’s so very difficult to lose a beloved furry friend, but a card, especially one as beautiful as this, truly helps the recipient know that others have knowledge of the value and comfort of the unconditional love given by that special fur friend and how much they will be missed. This is a beautiful card, Kathy, and not the easy type to make. Thanks.

  3. soozyb2013

    I was wondering when you were going to do something with Raining C and D. I have this collection and was going to make some mini albums. Haven’t done anything yet. I have 2 eleven year old Boston terriers and 2 soon to be seven year old Chihuahua’s. I dread the day! I have always had dogs and cats, grew up with quite an assortment of fur babies, including horses.
    This is a lovely card Kathy. Where did you find the sentiment?
    I have had Dobermans before two, father and daughter and would love to have one again!!! Just call me the crazy dog lady!!! Thanks for sharing. Sorry for your friends loss of her companion.

  4. Judy B

    I love this card Kathy! People’s pets are just like family and they are sorrowful at their passing. This card is a great way to show someone that you are thinking of them when their pet passes away. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Candy Colwell

    Kathy, this is such a sweet card and a wonderful idea. I know many people, including our family, who have gone through losing our beloved furry babies. Your card is a wonderful way to celebrate their lives and let friends know you are sorry for their profound loss. I like this idea.

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