Stampin’ Up! Vine Design and Pampered Pet Sympathy Card

Well.  It’s happened again.  The weekend flew by and it’s Monday again!  Can someone please explain to me why – even now that I’m retired – I still feel like I’m “going back to work tomorrow” on Sunday evening?  And…am excited and all….whew, it’s the weekend…on Friday evening??  It makes no sense! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

My mom asked me for a pet sympathy card for a young lady who recently lost her dog.  Not a kid – not an adult.  A teenager.  So…I scrunched my eyes and wracked my brain and decided that the Vine Design Bundle – with a little help from Pampered Pets, the Dog Builder Punch and…the gorgeous (and FREE!) Flower & Field DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog would be just the ticket!  Take a look-see at what I came up with:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a Basic White panel that I embossed with a Stitched with Whimsy die and then matted on Basic Black for the card front.

I pulled out the Flower & Field DSP and cut three Flowering Vine label dies from one of my favorite designs in the pack.  Remember – this beautiful paper is a FREE option for you to select when you place a $50+ order before Shipping & Tax during Sale-A-Bration!!  Look at those gorgeous designs!!

I stamped the label frame from Vine Design in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White.  Then I added the sentiment in Granny Apple Green and cut it with the label die from the Flowering Vine set.

I adhered the three Flower & Field Flowering Vine die cuts to the card from with Liquid Glue.

Then I punched a Basic Black dog using the Dog Builder Punch – and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I popped the die cut sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Basic White, I stamped a small flower from Vine Design three times in Cherry Cobbler and cut them with their matching Flowering Vine die.  I added two to the sentiment label with Liquid Glue and the final one is popped on with a Stampin’ Dimensional up in the corner.

I added some Bumble Bee 2020-2022 Enamel Dots to the flowers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp part of one of the Pampered Pets sentiments in Granny Apple Green.  I used a sticky note to mask off the bottom of the sentiment image so that I only got the phrase that I wanted.  With the Dog Builder Punch – I cut three Cherry Cobbler hearts and part of a Basic Black Dog.  These are adhered with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Cherry Cobbler card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Vine Design flowers (with Bumble Bee centers!) and some Pampered Pets hearts – all in Cherry Cobbler – on the front…

…and more of that pretty Flower & Field DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think the combination of Pampered Pets and the Dog Builder Punch – with the gorgeous Flower & Field DSP – plus the Vine Design Bundle for a sentiment and that pretty die cut label – are perfect for this sympathy card.

I like that it’s not “IN YOUR FACE” with the pet piece but it’s quite obviously about a pet. I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!







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You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

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Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/4″); Dog Builder Punch Hearts on inside

Basic Black Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Dog Builder Punch on front and on inside

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Flowering Vine die cut label (sentiment)

Field & Flower DSP:  Flowering Vine die cuts on front; envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

That’s it?

The ride is over?



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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Vine Design and Pampered Pet Sympathy Card

  1. Sweet card! Love that paper, almost missed the doggy punch on the card front since he blended in with the DSP so well. Finn does look rather disgusted about having to give up the fancy moving seat with windows. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it was a shorter-than-he-wanted ride, for sure! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Kate

    Perfect! Thank you!

  3. I love how you used the silhouette – both inside and outside. I think you are just right in the papers and accents. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Kim – appreciate you stopping by with such kind words! 🙂

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