Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails Pressed Petals Sympathy

Happy Monday, y’all!  Don’t know if you’re in a re-opening state or still in a state-of-self-isolation, but… I hope your week is shaping up to be a good one!  Are you planning a Cinco De Mayo celebration?  🙂

My card today is one I hate having to make.  My friend from work (pre-retirement!) lost his sweet German Shepherd Jenna last weekend. He was, understandably, pretty down in the dumps.  So…I figured I’d send them a card and a little gift.  I pulled out the retiring Happy Tails stamp set, added a Stitched Be Mine heart and set it all atop some retiring Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

And – it fits well with the Addicted to CAS Code Word challenge!

So – I started with a piece of wood pattern paper in the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty DSP (you guys – this wonderful paper is leaving us and is only available while supplies last – don’t miss a chance to get another pack in your stash!).  I added a strip of the burlap design on the right side with some Liquid Glue.  Then I matted it on Basic Black for the card front.

I wrapped a length of 3/8″ Denim Ribbon (this is sticking around for another year – YEAH!!) around the seam – securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

I stamped the sentiment from Happy Tails in Night of Navy on another piece of burlap paper and cut it out with one of the hearts in the Stitched Be Mine die set.

With my Journaling Pen, I made a doodle-dot-dash border around the edge of the heart – then popped it onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With the Dog Builder Punch (which IS carrying over!), I punched a Basic Black dog (I know – not a GSD….best I could do!!) and adhered him with a combination of Liquid Glue and Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Also using the Dog Builder Punch, I punched a little Terracotta Tile heart and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I tied a denim ribbon bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot – and that finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Happy Tails in Night of Navy on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added the paw print in Terracotta Tile right over the word “heart”.

Get it?  Paw print ON your heart?

Oh – check the gift…

Car Magnet.  See a theme?! 🙂

I added some more Terracotta Tile pawprints, then adhered the panel to a Basic Black panel and into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the paw prints on the front…

…and some burlap paper – with more paw prints! – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am sorry to see Happy Tails leave us – it’s perfect for this kind of need, don’t you think?  And Keep Calm and Wag On isn’t too shabby for this time in the world, either, is it??

And there aren’t enough superlatives for the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – if you don’t have some – get it RIGHT NOW.  If you have some, get MORE.  RIGHT NOW!!  Just sayin!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); Dog Builder Punch dog

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (strip); Stitched Be Mine die cut heart; envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

When I start dinner in the late afternoon, the first step is to tidy the kitchen.

You know – so I can mess it up again.

This involves putting away the clean dishes from the dishwasher and loading the breakfast/lunch stuff.  It’s never a lot, but you know.

Finn watches very diligently.

He knows when I switch from “emptying clean” to “loading dirty”.

And the INSTANT I make that switch, he is right there lickinglickinglicking.

After dinner – he knows he doesn’t even have to wait, so he’s right there from the jump.  He especially loves when I’ve used the griddler for like…a steak.  Or a hamburger.  Or asparagus.  He’s not all that picky! 😉





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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails Pressed Petals Sympathy

  1. Such a sweet card! Love the puppy silhouette. 🙂 And Finn is so very helpful…keeping an eye on things as you clean and helping with the cleaning too. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – he’s a help-mate, for sure! Always. Even when it might be easier to just so it all by myself!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. You are so thoughtful. This will warm his heart. It’s a great card with the wood and burlap.

    • stampsnlingers

      I hope so – he’s a good guy and this is a difficult time! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary,
    ok, today is the day to say my favorite in color is Just Jade….I’ll be able to choose better when I actually SEE them…..can’t wait!!
    Your card today is the hardest kind of card to make. I hate when I need one….but it happens, and for that reason, that set will stay in my stash….just in case.
    I love how the doggies watch our every move, know when they can be a part of things!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes it does. It’s part of the deal we make with them when they come to share our lives. The hardest part. Thank you so much, Faith! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Ah, sweet card. I’m sorry for your friend’s loss and your card will surely brighten his day.
    Smart Fiin, helping you clean up!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan – it’s a hard time, for sure! 🙁

  5. macimbalo

    Beautiful pet sympathy card, I’m sure they will feel the love! Thanks so much for sharing at ATCAS!

    • stampsnlingers

      I hope so! Thanks so much, I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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