Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dog and Cat Sympathy Cards....The Final 10......and a RAKy Giveaway

If you've been following along here at my blog...
you already know that I have been by working on 
50 dog and cat sympathy cards these last few days...
a special request from my friend John...who is a vet.

My last blog post showed the 40 cards that I had completed...
20 cat sympathy cards....all the same....with different mat colors
20 dog....all the same..different mat colors

I thought that I would do more of the same for the last 10 cards...
But when I was  my studio...
I remembered that I had 2 Spellbinders dies that would be great for a dog & cat sympathy cards

This is where being really really organized 
and having everything in the studio labeled
pays off!
I got out the binder box that holds all of my dog and cat dies
opened it up
and wha-la!
There they were!

I got busy cutting...and scoring....and stamping...
and this is what I came up with.
(Note: The first  40 cards are more casual..
I wanted the final 10 to be a bit more formal)

So here they are...
They are true to my style of card making
In card making lingo...
we'd say that they are CAS cards
(translation: Clean And Simple)
The sentiment stamp is from Stampin Up: "Love and Sympathy"
I cut the stamp in half, to use only the upper half of the full sentiment.
Now I can use this part only...or pair it up with the other half to have the original full sentiment.
The MISTI made is so simple to place the sentiment exactly where I wanted it...
each and every time
And the Marsupial Layering tool allowed me to place each and every layer perfectly
Here they are....

*The short supply list is posted below.
The cat and dog heart silhouettes are from 2 wonderful Spellbinders die sets..
Each set also includes another heart with just the paw print...
and some individual paw prints

If you're wondering what the Marsupial Layering Tool is...
stay tuned..
This weekend I will be sharing a video tutorial on how to use this amazing tool
(I'll also have a discount code this coming weekend....so that you can purchase it at a great price)

If you missed the "Marsupial Layering Tool " video when I posted it a few weeks ago...
here it is

And finally...
I have a RAKy Giveaway here at the blog this week
for this Stampin Up Stamp set
To enter: You'll just need to subscribe to my blog
leave a comment below
(Winner will be chosen this Friday...3/25)

That's a lot of info!

Card loving friends: Both of these sympathy cards are available for purchase at The Bellissima Card Shop. The Shop link is at the top of this page

Card making friends: A brief supply list follows below

Thanks for visiting....
and have a really great day...

Supply List:
Card Stock: PTI (black base card), all other card stock layers are Stampin Up
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities; Dog Pawing Around & Cat Pawing Around
Sentiment Stamp: Stampin Up Love and Sympathy
Misc: Marsupial Layering Tool


  1. I'm new to your blog as I saw your cards on Facebook and wanted to get the details! I can tell you that people that receive the dog and cat sympathy cards will be comforted by the beauty of them! I am a new subscriber by email. Thanks for the chance to win a prize (I was going to subscribe anyway, lol)! Karen Z.

  2. I am following your blog and want to thank you for the chance to win this Stampin Up set.

  3. Already subbed...thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  4. These cards are so sweet. Thanks for having a giveaway!

  5. What a wonderful idea for Vets. I know that it is as hard on them as it is on us when we lose one of our furbabies. You did an excellent job on these.

  6. The animal sympathy cards are so nice....

  7. What a Great Idea to provide a friend with a card to ease their pain from a loss of a furbaby.

  8. Beautiful set of cards Michelle and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the video. That tool for getting the perfect matting is awesome! :) Also subscribed, thank you for hosting this giveaway and for the opportunity to participate! *Big Hugs* <3


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