Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sweet Sympathy Card


A friend of mine lost her father this week, and I wanted to make her a special card. I think the embossing from the Stylized Flower Cuttlebug Folder is so pretty, so I didn't want to cover up too much of it.


My tag is cut at 2.88" from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge. The sentiment label is also from this cartridge, but I used my Gypsy to change the base size to 2.38" x .75" and the shadow to 2.55" x 0.96". I used the "hide contour" feature to remove the slits in both. My little swatches of paper behind the label were created with the swatch die from the Papertrey Ink Button Card die set.


For the inside, I used the Papertrey Ink "With Sympathy" stamp set for my sentiment and butterfly. This is a great set for sympathy cards - lots of phrases when you have a hard time finding the right words.

Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
5 1/4" x 4" Royal Velvet Cardstock
5" x 3 3/4" Rustic Cream Cardstock
Cuttlebug Stylized Flower Embossing Folder
"Button Card" Die
"Asian Fusion" Stamp Set
"With Sympathy" Stamp Set
"Bitty Background Basics" Stamp Set
Plum Pudding & Dark Chocolate Ink
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Michael's Button
Rustic Cream Button Twine

12 comments:

Denise said...

Nice card. Like that you also showed the inside of your card.

Dendearmas@aol.com

Pat N. said...

Nice card, really like the sentiment inside the card.

Glora said...

That is sweet. I really love that sentiment inside. HUGS- Glora

Vicky said...

Your card is very pretty I am sure she will appreciate

girlia said...

lovely

Shelly said...

Lovely card! I think it's perfect!
Shelly
mypaperlove.blogspot.com

Marjorie said...

Love the simplicity of your card and the sentiment. It is lovely.

HappyMom2010 said...

I share with you the feeling... It's super hard for me to create sympathy cards. Love how the embossing gave it a really nice and elegant look.

Gina L.

Leanne said...

This is very pretty and so sorry to hear about your friends father. I haven't made to many sympathy cards because I have such a hard time with those this set would be nice to have for times like these. I love the embossing! I have that one and it's one of my favorites! TFS! Hugs, Leanne

lovemypaper said...

Very nice card!

Tammy G. said...

Very elegant card...

postcard printing said...

Your blog is very beautiful and sorry to hear about your friends father. I love the embossing of your greeting card. I a;so have like this one and it's one of my favorite.