A “Tail” of Two Ginghams

Learn how to create this Gingahm Gala Card using the Happy Tails Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Stampin' Pretty, Mary Fish.

My card today highlights the Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails bundle and recognizes Inspire Your Heart with Art Day (Jan. 31 – read more about it  here).  The Happy Tails Bundle includes the Happy Tails Stamp Set and Dog Builder Punch and is one of My Favorite Things from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Learn how you can comment for a chance to win this bundle in yesterday’s post yesterday’s postThe deadline for blog candy comments is Friday, February 1, 2019 at NOON Mountain Time.

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Start with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Whisper White Thick card stock. 

Layer and adhere with Snail Adhesive a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 piece of Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Series Paper (larger gingham pattern) to a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Highland Heather card stock.  Adhere to the card base with Snail Adhesive.

Learn how to create this Gingahm Gala Card using the Happy Tails Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Stampin' Pretty, Mary Fish.

Use the Big Shot to crop a piece of Highland Heather card stock with the 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 Rectangle Stitched Framelit Die.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Crop a piece of Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot & Largest Stitched Oval Framelits Die.  

Use the Stamparatus to position and stamp the “so sorry for your loss” sentiment (Happy Tails) in Highland Heather Classic Ink onto the oval die-cut.  Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Learn how to create this Gingahm Gala Card using the Happy Tails Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Stampin' Pretty, Mary Fish.Crop a piece of Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Series Paper (smaller gingham pattern) with the Dog Builder Punch.  Tie a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the dog’s neck, securing with a bow.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use the Dog Builder Punch to crop a heart using Gorgeous Grape card stock.  Adhere as shown with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. 

Using the smallest Clear Block A, stamp the paw prints (Happy Tails) onto the envelope flap for a Whisper White Medium Envelope. 

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  1. Lovely card and it made me think that I wish I had this set just a month ago when my son lost his long-time best friend. It’s so hard when a beloved pet passes and this thoughtful, beautiful card would be much appreciated.

  2. This card is too cute! I’ve cased it already!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mary, I just love this card. You are such an inspiration!

  4. I LOVE your card!! It is so adorable, I am glad you choose the two gingham prints in lavender, one of my favorite colors. I think of color, like my children, I just don’t LOVE one more than the other. Now I have to get the dog set also, thank you very much, lol. TFS

  5. Love this card and of course the stamps and punch. the paw prints on the envelope is a great touch.they do leave paw prints on our heart. Wish I would have had this when our daughter’s fur baby passed away from cancer.

  6. Mary- I love this sweet and fresh card. I also love to hear about your fur babies. Hugs!

  7. Perfectly gorgeous, Mary! I love how you’ve repeated the gingham (in a different pattern size) with the sweet puppy. Such a sweet, heartfelt card. ♥

  8. Love the gingham and ordering in a couple of days 😍

  9. Mary, that’s one of the sweetest cards I’ve ever seen. A condolence card can be a little tricky, but this is the best! I’m going to try it in black and white and red to have on hand when I get my order!

  10. Michelle Quinno

    Such an adorable card, Mary! I do love the gingham dsp.

  11. Chris from Pella

    Love this card, just plain fun. I would love to participate in cards for our fur babies.

  12. Beautiful card Mary….

  13. Nancy Iverson

    PS Give Freddie a kiss and a hug this morning from me and my 2 pooches, Caicos and Cheddar. I know you are going to think me nuts, but I have actually thought of starting a card club for dogs and cats. We would send birthday cards to our “precious” pets. I know, I know. They are my babies!

  14. Nancy Iverson

    Ok, now I have to get the dog bundle NOW! I have the cat punch, but will do a dog and cat card with the gingham papers for my first or second class! Love the use of the 2 patterns!
    Nancy in Colorado

  15. What a sweet card, Mary, for the occasion. I love pairing the two ginghams and the paw prints on the envelope. The recipient will be comforted and know you care. Enjoy your day!

  16. Kadie Labadie

    Simply adorable. My favorite part just has to be the little paw prints stamped on the envelope. TFS.

  17. Maria A Rodriguez

    Today’s card is sweet as can be Mary, love the different Gingham papers and your layout, framing this cute little doggie so beautifully.
    Love the little paw prints on the envelope too, how cute is that!!
    Thank you for sharing.

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