9 posts categorized "Sympathy"


Sun 30

Sympathy Slimline Card featuring Magnolia Rub-Ons
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a slimline sympathy card made with the brand new "Magnolia Rub-ons!"

Here's a closer look at my card:


These rub-ons are amazing and beautiful, plus so easy to use.  I cut a card base 8" by 3.75" and rounded 3 of the corners with my corner rounder.  Then I pick flowers and leaves off the rub-on sheet and randomly added them to the card front.  It was so fast and easy and it looks amazing in real life!  They go on very easily, rubbing with your finger or the popsicle stick included in the package. 

With product

The sentiment from "Big & Little Words" stamp set was heat embossed in white on black card stock and cut into a banner.  I popped it up on foam tape and added it to the top part of the card.  Here's one last look:

With product

This was probably the fastest card I've ever made and it looks so pretty.  If you've never used rub-ons, give these a try and even if you have used the in the past, I bet the didn't go on as easily as these do.  In a matter of seconds you have a gorgeous floral card with very little time and effort!  

I hope you will stop by each day for more inspiration from the design team!  Be sure to check out the new release HERE.  And if you are interested in any of the supplies I used, you can find them listed on my blog HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Thu 20

Magnolia Blooms 3D Embossing Folder & Dies
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a sympathy card featuring a brand newly released 3D embossing folder and die set called "Magnolia Blooms."  Here's a closer look at my card:

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I embossed 4 thick pieces of white card stock with the 3D embossing folder.  Next on one of them, I ran over the top of it with a Distress Oxide Spun Sugar ink pad, directly to the paper.  Below you can see that I also die cut out the 2 flowers with the coordinating dies from the other 3 embossed panels and stacked them on top of each other, then adhered them to the main panel with foam tape.

Adding foam tape

Below you can see the two white stacked flowers on top of the main embossed pink panel.  I really like the way it looked so I fussy cut the other partial flowers and stacked them too, and adhered them to the pink panel.

Adding little ink flower centers

Next as you can see below, I took 3 colors of Distress Oxide ink and a pencil type blending brush to add color to the flower centers.  

Adding little ink flower centers

I trimmed down the main panel and added it to an A2 size (4.25" by 5.5") black piece of card stock, then added that to a white card base.  


The sentiment from "Big & Little Words" stamp set was heat embossed in white on black card stock.

Here's one last look at my card:


I hope you enjoyed my card for today.  The new Magnolia release is just stunning, filled with so many beautiful dies, papers, embossing folders, and some brand new rub on transfers too!  Be sure to check it out HERE.   If you are interested in purchasing any of these supplies, please visit my blog HERE. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team.







Thu 30

Sending Heartfelt Prayers
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a sympathy card using some of the newly released floral dies.

Here's a closer look:

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To make my card I first swiped pink and green ink pads direct to watercolor card to create a textured background.  I die cut the flowers and stems using "Graceful Poppy Stems" and "Ruffled Poppy Stems" dies, from pink and green card stock and used some watercolor markers to add a little interest to them.  After putting the flowers together, I arranged them on the front of the card and added a heat embossed sentiment from "Big & Little Words" stamp set.  Lastly I added a few gems.  

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my sympathy card for today.  I always find these difficult to make because it's such a sad occasion to create for.  Hopefully, I've given you some inspiration to create cards like this when you need them.

Be sure to check out the entire new release from Memory Box!  Thanks for stopping by!





Wed 07

Special Hugs
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  I have a simple card to share today.  It was not meant to be, but ended up being, a sympathy card after a long time family friend of my husband passed away unexpectedly last week. 

Started by die cutting watercolor paper with the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  Watercolored the background using Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks (DI).  Splattered with Black Soot DI and white gouache paint for a bit of texture.


The butterflies were die cut from Bristol paper.  Only the detailed part of the large Sylvan butterfly was die cut and adhered directly onto the watercolor panel.  The shadow piece of the small Glade butterfly was watercolored first using the same DI, then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock. 



Assembled the card to finish, popping the small butterfly up with mounting tape.  
And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.







Sat 13

Embossed Vellum Sympathy Card
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I intended to create a get well card for a friend, but things took a turn quite quickly and after six long brave years of battling cancer, she unfortunately succumbed to the disease a couple of weeks ago.  With the pandemic, I was not able to visit or go to her funeral.  She leaves behind a wonderful husband and I wanted to honour both her and support him, so I made this clean and simple (CAS) sympathy card using a mix of products from the releases so far this year.

I started by placing a piece of vellum into the Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) and ran it through my Big Shot machine.


I find dry embossing with vellum works better with thick vellum, but I’m out of it and only had medium weight vellum left.  So to make the design more prominent, I flipped the vellum over and dry embossed it with a stylus on a foam mat.  Had to be careful not to press too hard at the risk of tearing the vellum.


Next, a heart opening was die cut from a Bristol panel using Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  The embossed vellum was then adhered behind it and excess trimmed away.  A piece of green pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack backed the vellum to give some contrast.  For a little sparkle, clear shimmer was added onto the vellum.  Unfortunately, this warped it a bit... but it just adds more dimension and interest (I hope 😬).  


The sentiment is from Peony Garden Corner stamp set.  Heartfelt was masked off leaving HUGS to be inked with VersaMark and stamped onto black cardstock. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder then trimmed into a strip.  The opposite was done for heartfelt, except it was fussy cut out.  The butterflies from Butterfly Heart Frame were then die cut from white shimmer paper and mounted with foam tape.  Added a drop of Mint Frost glitter glue to the butterfly center to finish.


Anyway, that does it for me.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!







Sun 29

by Penny Ward



Hello, hello.....Penny here today with one of my favorite style of cards to make. Monochromatic!  I needed a Sympathy card and fast, so staying in the same color family is always easy. For a bit of interest, add a die cut embellishment that is just a few shades lighter or darker....like the bird in my example.


And here we go:


Start with a White cardstock base, then start building on.




Light Gray cardstock is the main background. I then stamped a sentiment from the Prayers Sentiment set in the bottom corner with a Dark Gray ink. I also embossed around the card front with a scoring board...gives it just a little something, something!




Die cut Bird Branch Circle Frame from Light Gray and Very Light Gray cardstocks. Adhere together slightly off center, then to the card front. I die cut 2 additional birds and popped them up with foam adhesive.




I really love how simple this card is to make, yet it provides such an impact to the receiver.


Happy crafting,






Fri 06

Floral Prayers
by Sharon Harnist

Sympathy cards can be difficult to make, requiring just the right balance of color and elements to achieve a somber and reverent message.  Today I'm using some gorgeous Birch Press handmade papers and tape, combined with beautiful Memory Box dies and stamps that hopefully strike that delicate balance:

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This card started with a Memory Box Custard notecard with a strip of Birch Press Mineral Green washi tape along the right edge.  The next background layer is some beautiful Birch Press Ivory Cabbage Rose handmade paper, matted with gold metallic cardstock.  Next is a layer of gorgeous Birch Press Bouquet hand screen printed paper, with a touch of gold metallic outlining -- aren't the colors amazing?!!

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The pretty sentiment is from the Memory Box Prayers Sentiments stamp set.  It was stamped with Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz onto an ivory Memory Box Tree Blossom Stitched Circle Frame. An additional Tree Blossom Stitched Circle Frame was die cut from gold metallic cardstock and glued on top.  The ivory flower die cut was colored with Copic BG23 to match the floral paper and washi tape.  The circle element was popped up with foam tape.   Finally, the elegant Soaring Swallow was die cut from ivory cardstock and accented with gold metallic watercolor, then mounted with foam tape.

I made this card for our monthly Memory Box Challenge -- I hope you'll read all about it here and join in on the fun (you could win an awesome prize!).  Thanks so much for joining me today!  

- Sharonsig






Sun 21

Prayers & Pinpoints
by Penny Ward


Hello my friends. Penny here today with a Sympathy card. I like to have a few of these in my stash for unexpected occasions.  I love all the textures with the dotted lines, stitched swirl and dimensional flowers. Doesn't this card just look peaceful? 


Let's do this:


Start with an Olive Green card base.

Die cut the Pinpoint Circle Frame from Pale Peach cardstock.  Die cut the Swirling Stitches to the left side of this panel.

Before adhering this panel to the card base, take a scrap of White cardstock, ink lightly with Oxide Fired Brick and flick water. Figure out where your Pinpoint Circle Frame will fall and adhere the Oxide panel to card base. Now adhere to the Pinpoint panel to card base with foam adhesive.


Die cut Antilles Floral Bouquet from Medium Peach cardstock, Climbing Vines and Lavender Bunch from Olive Green cardstock. Snip here and there to make an "arrangement" and glue down to the outside of circle.




Die cut just the Pinpoint Circle Frame from Dark Peach cardstock. Stamp and heat set sentiment from the Prayers Sentiment stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and Clear embossing powder.

Adhere over the stems of your floral arrangement with foam adhesive.

Add Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle marker to flowers and leaves for a shimmery effect.


Happy Crafting,




Tue 11

With Deepest Sympathy

Hi, everyone!

I needed a sympathy card to have on hand, and I always have trouble making them. They're either too perky or too morose. I like this one, though. (Please forgive my over-exposed photo - it looks much better in person, I swear.)


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Memory Box dies (Large Olive Branch, Butterfly Border), stencil (Texture Wave), stamp (Deepest Sympathy), cardstock (licorice, kraft); Inks: Ranger Distress Peacock Feathers, (Ranger), VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Pens: Black (Sharpie), Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog (Tsukeniko), 18k Gold (Krylon); Tools: color duster (Judikins); Other: foam dimensional squares

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!