Let’s Hear It For the Critters!

Close to My Heart came out with an adorable pet line last season. I normally do not purchase kits because I have a slew of products, but my pet paper supply is low. You don’t have to twist my arm to get me to make a purchase of cute whimsical brightly colored cats and dogs!

Krypto Layout

Sadly I only created one layout with the paper and stamp set because I do not have many non scrapped pictures of my boy!

Cards!

I was not done playing with this fun line yet, so I made some cards.

A lot of these were made with the stickers in the pack. I am not a sticker fan. In fact, I normally don’t like them. I think they are cheesy, but these worked great for this set! There is a childlike whimsy to this line and that is why the stickers work!

The cat cards were entirely made from the stickers in the kit. I bought the dog stamp set so I was able to utilize some of those on the following cards.

BUT!!!

These are my favorite pet cards I have ever made. Sadly, they are sympathy. I made them from my heart though and it is just a small thing I can send to someone that has had to lose their fur baby.

Close to My Heart still has the stamps and dies I used to create this last set of cards. You can find them here.

So, I want to know — dogs or cats? Do you have a preference?

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Deepest Sympathies

Probably the least favorite thing for me to make is a Sympathy card, but they are the most meaningful to the recipient. During times of loss a hand made card can warm the heart like nothing else. Since death is often no predictable it is best to make a few to have on hand. I used the Hedgehog Hollow September 2018 to create a Deepest Sympathy card.

 I stamped the flowers with Catherine Pooler’s Coral Cabana ink pad. I stamped the stems and sentiment with a black detailed ink. Using the Marvy Uchida brush tip pens I colored in the flowers and stems.

 I sprinkled Color Burst on a piece of white cardstock and misted with gold glimmer mist. Once it dried I used an oval die cut to trim it out and inked the edges.

I pop dotted the flowers and sentiment over the stems I adhered with a liquid adhesive. To finish if off I added a few pearls.

I find it easier to create these cards with no specific person in mind. If I am creating a sympathy card for a loved one I tend to break down and unable to complete it. By working on several sympathy cards at a time it makes it easier.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!