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Simple Sympathy Card

Hello Stampers! As much as we hate to think about making Sympathy cards – they are a necessity. I have two Sympathy cards to share with you. I’ll show you a quick but oh, so tasteful card today and another one in my next post. I was inspired by Alene Humphrey for this card. I always like to give credit where due.

 

This is done with a Whisper White base card, another Whisper White popped up piece, a Black layer, and a Whisper White piece that has been dry embossed with the Floral Affection Embossing Folder.

The little butterflies were punched out of Silver Glitter Paper using the Bitty Butterfly Punch and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals . The sentiment came from the stamp set Better Together. 

The inside sentiment was from the same stamp set, Better Together, and that beautiful butterfly was from the die in Bold Butterfly Thinlits in Silver Glitter paper again.

The measurements: 

Whisper White – Base card 5 1/2″  x 8 1/2″ folded at 4 1/4″; 4″ x 5 1/4″; 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Black – 3 3/4″ x 5″

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Better Together

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Black, Silver Glitter 

Accessories – Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Bold Butterfly Thinlits, Bitty Butterfly Punch

 

I always think of butterflies when I think of sympathy cards because here in San Diego one of our Hospice groups does a butterfly release each year to represent those loved ones who have passed. Both my father and mother in law were cared for by those fantastic nurses. 

I do hope you enjoyed seeing this card. I just realized that both Bitty Butterfly Punch and Floral Affection Embossing Folder have retired on May 31. If you would like either…contact me and I will see if I can get them for you from other demos in our group. I have had 100% success so far. These transition periods always catch me because I really like some that have retired and hate to part with them. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Be back soon…until then…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Z Fold for You

Well, now that we are fully into the new catalog and I have so many new items…it’s time to clean house! I’m trying to use old DSP and get rid of scraps of papers, etc. that I have saved. In today’s post I used some recently retired DSP but in future posts you may see some really retired papers and colors. I’m also selling a bunch of stamp sets and some other items at half price. Must make way for new items and ideas. Now don’t get me wrong…I have kept a LOT of retired stamp sets and punches because I just can’t part with them. 🙂

I have always liked the Z fold cards and this one is just a basic one.

For You Z Fold 1

I’m also using DSP to make matching envelope liners.

For You Z Fold  2

There are many things you can do with the Z Fold…

For You Z Fold 4

Here’s a nice view of another favorite…the gold foil butterfly.

For You Z Fold 3

What I used to create this card:

Stamp Set – Birthday Blooms

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Mint Macaron, Cajon Craze, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP (R)

Accessories – Bold Butterfly Framelit, Layering Circles Framelits, Gold Cord, Gold Foil Sheet, Envelope Liner Framelit (R)

 

I realize you can’t see the little flap on the inside but it was done in a coordinating paper. I know the Envelope Liner Framelit is retired but I will probably never stop using it. I love the look it gives on the envelopes. I have some really old paper that I have been cutting into 6×6 pieces so that I can make envelope liners from them.

Once I get through some of my scraps I really need to concentrate on Christmas cards. Since I have three of the past sets that were carried over I’ll have something to work with. Then when the Holiday Catalog comes out in September I’ll have some new ones to choose from. This will be a sad Christmas card making time since I have made cards for many years with my friend who recently moved to North Carolina. Even my husband commented on it. I can’t count how many years we made special time to get together and make our cards. We’ll probably still talk about designs though.

Stay tuned for ways to use up scraps on new cards.

Happy Stamping!

 

Royal Congrats

Our local high school’s colors are royal blue and white (with an accent of silver) and the band is called the Royal Regiment therefore a Royal Congrats will be needed for the graduates.

Royal Congrats 1

My daughter graduated from this high school and she approves of this card. 🙂 You just can’t go wrong with Rose Garden Thinlits and butterflies!

Here’s a peek at the inside. This is an awesome sentiment and these graduates have no clue what lies ahead of them and how meaningful this sentiment is.

Royal Congrats 2

 

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Butterfly Basics, Wild About Flowers, Rose Wonder

Ink – Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point

Paper – Pacific Point, Whisper White, Silver Foil

Accessories – Rose Garden Thinlits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Botanical Builder Framelits, Pearls

 

Ya-sas – another hint of another country I will visit. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Butterfly Heartfelt Sympathy

Heartfelt Sympathy Butterfly

This sympathy card has just a touch of color and of course butterflies are always special. I used the Perfectly Artistic DSP from Sale-A-Bration for the butterfly. I looked for a section that would look like butterfly wings.

I’m sorry but I used two retired stamp sets for the flowers and the sentiment. I just can’t part with certain sets. It’s difficult to tell but I used Elegant Eggplant paper and ink. It looks sort of like black in this photo. There is actually another Elegant Eggplant butterfly behind the yellow one. You might be able to see the shadow if you look closely.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Simply Sketched (R), So Very Grateful (R)

Ink – Elegant Eggplant

Paper – Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Perfectly Artistic DSP (SAB)

Accessories – Pearls, Scallop Trim Border (R), Bold Butterfly Framelits

Bonjour – hint to another country we will visit!

Happy Stamping!