10 posts categorized "Sympathy "

You're In My Thoughts
by Lisa Elton

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Hello and a happy summer to you! I'm sharing a light and airy card today. It's a card you could send to a friend who has suffered a loss, is unwell, facing surgery, or just having a hard time of it. 

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The Diamond Sentiments set has the perfect assortment of sentiments that fit into the diamond frame. It's surrounded with the sweetest foliage! Those leaves would look beautiful in warm autumn colors, wouldn't they?

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Heat embossing gives you an easy outline to fill with Copics, colored pencils or even water colors. I used Copics here, then found coordinating papers to bring everything together. Those papers were cut to a point to mimic the diamond top and ground the image.

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Thanks for stopping by today, we love it when you do!

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Hanging Basket
by Nancy Penir


Greetings all my Poppystamps friends! Nancy here, and I have a card to share with you, that gives the illusion of a hanging basket. 


All of us have dies in our collection that can do double duty, right? I came across a card on Pinterest (one of my favorite spots for inspiration), and decided to give it a try. Poppystamps has so many sweet floral dies, and many leafy ones too. I went through my stash and gathered all the supplies I thought would be fun in a hanging basket. Note: All supplies listed below.


Have you seen all the wonderful paper packs in our sister store, Memory Box? So many colors and hues to play with! I chose 2 greens from the Lush Green Collection.


Like my chain? Let me tell you how I made it. DSC_0193

I found a border die, that looked like a chain, but was straight on one edge. Turing it around, and carefully lining up the scallop and holes, I ran it through the die cutter again to create my chain.


What do you think? Looks like a chain, right? Maybe just a straight strip would also do the trick.


I had a need for a sympathy card, something I didn't seem to have handy. Hopefully this will bring cheer! 

Take care, and see how you can give double duty to those dies! 

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Wishing You Strength
by Candice Crawford


Happy Tuesday crafty friends, Candice here on the blog to sharing a sympathy card. Sympathy cards are often pretty hard to make. I like to create them in batches ahead of time and have them on hand. Today's card is pretty quick and easy to make. 


The supplies used to make this card are the new Flower Field Frame die, the Basics Oval dies and the Coloful life sentiment stamp set. 


To make this card, I die cut the flower field frame from white cardstock 3 times and adhered it together with liquid glue. Next I die cut two layers of ovals from the Basic Oval set die. The smaller oval from black cardstock and the outline oval from white cardstock. 


Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Life sentiment stamp set from Versamark ink and heat embossed it with fine detail white embossing powder and my heat gun. Lastly I added some white irridescent gems to the center of several of the flowers for added dimension.


The card front panel was adhered to grey A2 cardbase that measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I hope you have enjoyed today's cardshare and found inspiration. Until next time....Happy crafting friends! 

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Rainbow Bridge
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Not all cards are easy to make. Although it's more fun to make bright and cheerful birthday cards or sweet Whittle cards or holiday cards - sometimes you need to make a sympathy card. A friend recently her longtime companion - Buddy, the dachshund. 

I happened to have the brand new Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit on my desk as I was planning to use it for this week's card. I know this is supposed to be a bright and cheerful kit - but I remembered that there is a Whittle Dachshund and I knew right away these would come together for a sympathy card.

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There is a set of wings in the rainbow kit and it fit the dachshund perfectly.  There is a hint of blue ink brushed on behind the scene. I used glitter paper for the wings - you can see it better in the picture below. I angled the rainbow to leave room for my sentiment and added a few raindrops/ teardrops. Before I adhered it all, I decided it needed a frame. I used the biggest scallop frame from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames and kept it white on white for just a hint of an accent.

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I hope that I do not have to do many of these types of cards but I do have the other Whittle dogs (there's a basic dog and a Scottie) and of course there are other Whittle animals. 

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I know a sympathy card really does not help after a loss, but it's important to let people know they aren't alone and, for the loss of a pet, that they do need to mourn.  A big thank you to Poppystamps for having exactly what I needed for this card!

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In My Thoughts - Challenge Reminder
by Tiffany Pryce


Hi everyone! Tiffany here with a reminder of this month's challenge. We're celebrating spring with a walk in the garden so we're asking you to share our love of nature and add a butterfly or flower to your project. All types of projects are welcome, but please make sure to include at least one Poppystamps product. Read more details about this month's challenge on the blog.

For some inspiration, I created a simple sympathy card that I gifted to a friend. I wanted to keep the design thoughtful and simple, but with pops of soft color. I started by die cutting an A2 piece of cream cardstock with the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate die. I adhered it to an A2 card base made from heavyweight, white cardstock. The pinpoint detail adds subtle texture to any background, and reminded me of sun rays which worked nicely with the card's theme.



Next, I created my border. I die cut the Leafy Garden Border die from yellow and orange cardstock from the Sunny Orange paper pack. I layered the yellow die cut on top of the orange and offset it to allow the orange to peek out.


For the butterflies, I used the Intricate Cut Butterflies dies to die cut three different sizes of butterflies. With each butterfly, I die cut it three times - twice out of white cardstock, and once from DIY glossy cardstock I created. I made the cardstock by heat embossing satin white embossing powder on white cardstock. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue only in the middle where the body would be so the wings would have volume. For extra detail, I added gold nuvo drops to mimic the butterfly's body.


Lastly, I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Diamond Sentiments stamp set on a piece of vellum. I used a very thin layer of glue that I carefully spread with my finger to adhere the vellum to the card front. This very thin layer was not visible through the vellum. 


Hope you are inspired to join us in this month's challenge. Happy crafting!

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Thinking About You Always.
by Pam Simpson


Hello everyone, card we do not like to make and send! But in this troubled world we are in at the moment, something we need to send or have made ready..Sympathy..

I love the delicate look from Poppystamps Tall Skyline Tree Frame & Soaring Tree Fame.. they also perfectly match to layer! as I have done. 


White card.


3D foam tape "Soaring tree Frame"


Layered up.


Background paper from Memory Box "Springtime Bouquet" 


Card Base..8 inches x 4.1/4 inches..layered using Grey card/white reverse paper from my background.


Topper of trees, layered onto Grey card, "Greeting Basic" sentiment "Thinking About You Always" and these cute! very handy Whittle Birds, few pearls ..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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