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CAS Precious Puppies Pocket Letter | CraftyPaws

A crafty friend, Stacy (YT: LambertCreation26), recently had to put down her sweet basset hound, Chloe. She was so distraught and saddened by this and asked crafty friends to create a doggy themed pocket letter in memory of her pup.  Nothing pulls at my heart strings like the loss of an innocent, so regardless of what I had going on, I knew I had to create something in memory of Chloe Bug.

20150804_114333I started with a light colored puppy patterned paper by Deja View that I thought would let the rest of the puppy items shine. Then I busted into my puppy crafty stash and picked out some fantastic dimensional stickers with precious puppy images. I kept it simple, just adding teal and white baker’s twine bows, a few orange ribbon bows, and some hand cut word sentiments. The bottom center pocket I kept flatter, just using a printed vellum cut apart that said “paw prints” and a couple of glittery paw stickers (I popped up the paw print stickers on foam adhesive — I couldn’t help myself!) so that I would have space to insert my actual letter to Stacy in the back.

For the selvage I used one of my favorite washi tapes with super cute puppy faces on it. These images seemed to match the stickers perfectly! I was careful to re-cut the holes into the washi using an Xacto knife.  I used a little chipboard “fetch” tag (which seemed to coordinate nicely with the little Labrador puppy in the adjacent pocket) for my “handmade with {heart} by CraftyPaws” label, which I also attached with baker’s twine.

For the center square of the pocket letter, I made a shaker using my American Crafts Fuse Tool.  I filled the inside with brightly colored enamel dots and Studio Calico wood veneer dogs that I colored up with my metallic gold Sakura Gelly Roll pens. To cover up the seam, I added a dog bone/treats sticker, reinforcing the adhesion with E6000 (since this needs to stay stuck to the plastic pocket sleeve).

The following is a video share of the project:

This pocket letter is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes Challenge
CASology Precious Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF



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