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Cats and Dogs Shaker Cards

Alex FestJan 23, '20

I'm here to share some  cards created for my pet loving friends.  

As a pet owner, I know  how important they become in our lives and in our families.  Pets are  indeed beloved family members. 

The cards I created  celebrate two different phases of pet ownership - the new adoption of a pet, and the heartbreaking loss of a furry family member. 

Creative Embellishments has  several pet-centered chipboard, stencils, and shakers to check out. 


My first card celebrates  a very exciting and happy event for a family, the adoption of a new dog. 

My friend rescued a puppy  and I wanted to send my warm welcome using the adorable Creative  Embellishments  - Dog Shaker.  

I kept the chipboard  treatment simple- just painting the base with ivory acrylic paint, and leaving  the shaker walls unpainted natural chipboard.  I inked the edges lightly  with brown ink to blend more with my paper choice. 

Lastly, I added the  welcome sentiment with a simple fine-point sharpie.  This allows me the  freedom to customize and add pup's name making the family feel  special.  

  The shaker was filled with Buttons Galore/28Lilac Lane's Bottle Mix called Mediterranean Shore -Bottle Mix.  It's a fun mix of buttons, beads,  pearls, heart  shaped and more with a gorgeous peaceful color palate.

Mediterranian Shore  

  santa friends 3D buttons  

The paper used on this card is the beautiful  Authentique Paper -Purebred Collection with cat and dog themed papers.   

Next is a kitty shaker  card created for a necessary but somber event for a family; saying goodbye to  their beloved friend.  It's in these times when that extra thoughtful card  is most appreciated.  


This card was created to  say goodbye to a beloved pet who will be missed dearly. Sweet Liz, the cat, was  a beautiful Calico.   I was able to customize the Creative  Embellishments - Cat Head Shaker and make my own calico using inks and a  sponge. 

I also added Liz's name to the card with a  sharpie.  Not perfect but the family appreciated the little personal   touch.  

The shaker mix used on this card is also from   Buttons Galore and blends so nicely with the Little Birdie  Poppies and Roses paper used.   It's ButtonsGalore/28Lilac Lane - Fairy Sparkle  Sequin Tin.

santa friends 3D buttons  

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