I believe anyone would love to receive a card that said they were the Best Friend Ever!  But my idea for this card came from thinking of our lovable, goofy, tennis ball addicted, Chocolate Lab – Marley.  (He never met a tennis ball that he did not love!) He left us a year ago today.  So when I was looking for a card inspiration and saw the sentiment, I knew it was perfect.  Even when he was not perfect, the love and fun we got from him was well worth the troubles.  I am sure you know what I mean.  Here is my Marley inspired card.


Badges & Banners, 141610


My color inspiration came from the Delightful Daisy DSP.

I stamped the two badges in Tranquil Tide onto a scrap of Whisper White, and punched them using the Best Badge Punch.  The tag is made with a 2″ wide strip of Daffodil Delight and is punched using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I used a tiny strip of the same DSP, just the reverse side, to add a touch to the end of the tag.  The ribbon is White Thick Baker’s Twine.  I just untwisted the part above the tag.  And of course I had to add the gold star to the badge.  There is a tiny bit smaller star in the stamp, but I felt it needed a shinier one!  The star is a Metallic Enamel Shape.

And that is my simple Best Friend card.  I hope you will be inspired to make your own Best Friend card either for a two or four legged friend !!

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