Monday, March 14, 2011


This weekend I had to make three sympathy cards. I find these the most difficult to make because I always want to choose happy colors. So I did a little surfing on the web for inspiration and finally settled on a couple of card maps from Becky Fleck. I find I go to the page and card maps more and more because the results are so much better than just my own feeble attempts!

This first card I used the branch and flowers cut from Gypsy Wanderings and of course my Gypsy with the Cricut. The sentiment is a clear stamp from a set I don't know where! I used my chocolate chip Stampin' Up ink pad and all the paper is KaiserCraft Hippy Girl Collection. The inside of all three cards is stamped with a wood mount rubber stamp by The Stamp Barn. It says "When someone you love becomes a memory, The memory becomes a treasure.
I bought the stamp a few months back to make a sympathy card for a dear friend, little did I know I would be using it so much!

The second card I used more KaiserCraft, Hippy Girl and tried to keep it all green for a challenge on the Circle Member blog. The challenge was to use either a rainbow of colors or tone-on-tone greens. I opted for the greens. The other requirement is to use two different cricut cuts. I used the label from gypsy wanderings and a tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. There is a touch of gold (touch of gold was another requirement) in the background paper and I considered adding some to the tag, but being a sympathy card I erred on the side of subdued. I had to take the photos at work in the AM before delivering the cards so I am unable to get a close-up of the details. The sentiment is from Pink by Design and again I used my choclolate chip Stampin' Up ink pad.

The final card was made still using all Hippy Girl from KaiserCraft and no cuts from the Cricut! I used the chipboard embellishments from the collection and some rub-ons. The sentiment is stamped with a clear stamp from Scripted Year from Pink by Design.
I was running out of steam as it was getting late in the evening when I finished up this final card but I did think to add a bit of paper to the inside of the card (wish I did it for the first two but was too tired to go back and add) and I really like how it turned out.


Mary said...

I find sympathy cards are the worst to make also. Your cards are beautiful and the sentiment you used is perfect, its one of my favorite sayings. I'm sorry that you've had to deal with so many losses. Hugs!!

Darlene S. said...

These are very sweet. I love the colors. :))

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Arlene said...

These are beautiful! I also have a hard time making sympathy cards...I have to make one today. :( I am a new follower sent by Momo. Would love for you to visit my blog.