Monday, October 16, 2023

Thank You Cards For Supportive Friends

My oldest daughter and her fiancé recently had to put their 11-year-old dog Jax down, and they were blessed by supportive friends who helped them out in various ways (one friend is a photographer who took some pictures of them with Jax the weekend before he had to be put down, some other friends brought out food, etc.) My daughter wanted to send thank you cards to everyone who helped them out and asked if I could help her with that project, so I picked out a fun fold card design and bought some paw print pattern paper and matching card stock at Hobby Lobby. Then my daughter came over and looked over my stamps and dies and chose the ones she wanted to use. We made 8 cards, and I think they turned out great. It was wonderful to work together with her on this project! 

The idea for the card design came from Iced Images' YouTube video here: (2) 5x7 Easy Wallet Style Card - YouTube. She called it an easy wallet style card. It was a good fold for mass producing. 

The sentiments are from Stampin' Up! (the "thank you for your kindness" on the front of the card is from a retired bundle called Dahlia Days) and Tonic Studios (the "Thanks...know that you're appreciated" for the inside of the card is from the Splendiferous Corsage set). If you are interested in purchasing any retired SU! bundles at deep discounts, take a look at my friend Debbie's list here: Bundles For Sale - Google Docs. She's even offering free shipping on any purchases! 

The circles and circular frames were die cut using a Spellbinders set. My daughter came up with the idea of cutting a circular frame out of the rust red card stock to encircle the "thank you for your kindness" sentiment and the photo inside the card, and I thought it was a great idea. For the photo inside the card, my daughter chose a sweet picture of her fiancé and her with Jax that her photographer friend took last weekend. It's such a personal touch on these sweet cards. I just know her friends will appreciate these cards. They all loved Jax, too. He was a wonderful dog and will be greatly missed. 

Challenges I'm entering: 

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #68 ( ATG with a fun fold (unlimited entries; ends 10/27/23) Text it (1/5; ends 10/23/23)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (3/5 for the week; 3/10 for the challenge; ends 10/25/23)

 613 Avenue Create ( ATG with optional twist of autumn colors (2/8; ends at the end of the month)

A Place To Start ( ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month) Rising Star Pick for 10/16/23-10/22/23

****Pammie's Inky Pinkies**** **********Challenges********** ( ATG (3/3; ends 10/23) C10 Random Winner 10/22/23 $10 gift card to Sweet & Sassy Stamps redeemed for digi stamps on 10/23/23

Dream Valley Challenges: More than one fold (1/3; ends 10/28/23) C10

A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Allsorts challenge blog: Texture or ATG (3/3; ends 10/20/23)

No more challenges. 


  1. It's always a very hard experience, currently going through the same here with our Daughters eldest dog. Such a nice thought sending the pretty cards you made, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. A lovely fold design for your entry at Allsorts this week, thank you for joining us there.

  3. A really wonderful thank you card, beautifully done! So sorry about the loss of your daughter's dog :(
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    1. Thanks so much. It's so hard to say goodbye to our fur babies!

  4. Really cute this card!
    Thanks for stopping by A Place To Start !
    Hugz, Bettascrap DT

  5. What a great card you created at this sad time, it's so hard when we lose our beloved friends.
    We are always super happy to see every entry in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please do come back again!
    The very best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  6. Aww, this is such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Our pets are more like kids now so I know it was very hard for your daughter to go through. You're such a good mom to make these very difficult cards to create. Thank you for playing with the Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon. We really appreciate your support!
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  7. Carrie, my heart goes out to your family on the passing of a furry member. I can attest to the feeling of loss. This thank you card is perfect for all of those that thought to make the loss a little less painful.
    Thank you for entering the Creative Creases Challenge this round.
    Rae, DT

    1. Thanks so much, Rae! Our furry friends definitely become part of the family and are SO hard to say goodbye to.

  8. Another awesome creation, Carrie! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful projects with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner