Archive for ‘Sympathy’

September 11, 2013

Elegant sympathy card …

Sympathy cards are always difficult to make.  They are not ones I prepare in advance – they would make me too sad.  However they are necessary to let our bereaved friends and loved ones know that we care and are thinking about them.  For me, sympathy cards need to be simple and quick to make, and yet beautiful, to convey the condolence message. 

Butterfly sympathy card

 I used elegant eggplant and whisper white for the card, a colour scheme I’d used before hereand added a butterfly, stamped onto vellum and punched out with the co-ordinating punch. 

Lines of embossing and beautiful, stamped images from Stampin’ Up were all the card needed.

Butterfly sympathy card close up

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: elegant eggplant, whisper white, vellum; stamp sets: papillon potpourri, happy day, teeny tiny wishes; inks: elegant eggplant, sahara sand; punches: elegant butterfly, word window, modern label; accessories: adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals, tombow glue, simply scored scoreboard, stamp-a-majig.

Thanks for dropping by today


October 31, 2012

Sending love and sympathy …

I received this beautiful sympathy card from my lovely friend and upline, Michelle Last

The thought, love and care taken to send a handmade card

meant so very much at this sad time

and brought comfort to me and my family.


We forget sometimes what affect our cards have on the recipient –

a handmade card says so much more than the stamped sentiment …

… we should remember always what a powerful message our cards convey

and send them more often.


Hoping to be back soon with some happier thoughts for you …


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