double matted photos
ribbon photo corners
bottle cap or other metal embellishment
and...use pictures of your pet.
If you have been following my blog you'll know that I LOVE doing layouts of my fabulous wonderdog, Chai. :) So I was delighted to see that requirement!
The red paper is Bazzill, dotted pp is Making Memories. I got that Making Memories paper in a pack of 100 sheets at a Big Lots store, and I LOVE it. It is so versatile, I am glad I got so much of it....and for only 2 bucks! Ribbon is by Making Memories. The doily, lacy envelope, and the letters are all cut from my Silhouette machine. There was a big learning curve for me with the Silhouette, but once I learned to use it, the things I've been able to make on it are amazing. As you can see, it can cut very intricate shapes. I put red glitter and UTEE in the bottle cap and embedded a punched heart shape in there. The bottlecap is attached to one flap of the envelope and does a good job of holding the envelope flaps down. I put some journalling inside the envelope about the first day with Chai. The pictures are of that first day. Wasn't she cute?