A Quick Sympathy Card


Unfortunately, I needed to make another sympathy card.  I made a card similar to this one before so decided to make almost the same one.  We all know that just deciding what you want to make and planning the project takes most of the time.   Start to finish, I was able to make this in an hour!  What?   So let’s get started.

The base card folded measures 4.25″ x 5.75″.  Start with a white pc. of cardstock that measures 8.50″ x  11″.  Score at 4.25″ on the long side.  Fold the cardstock on the scored line and then trim the folded card to  5.75″.  I used an embossing folder by Darice called “Clouds” with a light blue pc. of cardstock that I cut to exactly the size of the folder (4.25″ x 5.75″).  Next I used an ink pad by Colorbox called Powdered Sugar.  With a dauber I just dabbed a little ink of the top of each cloud and then just smeared it a little with my finger.

Now attach this embossed pc. to the front of your white card base.  The tree is a die from Karen Burniston’s “The All Seasons Tree” for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I cut the tree with white cardstock.  The fence is from Karen Burniston’s “Iron Fence” Pop Up die set that also includes two bird dies.  I cut out one of the birds in this same set.  The butterflies are a Silhouette file.  Now adhere all of the components to the embossed layer.  The butterflies were first bent in the center then glued down on the tree applying glue to just the bottom of the fold.  Then bend the wings up a bit to give it a 3D look.

Then sentiment is from a tiny stamp set from Jo Ann’s Craft’s bargain bin.  I cut it out with QuickKutz Nesting Frame 11 set.  I adhered the sentiment with dimension dots.  That’s it!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Author: Kathleen Adams

I have been crafting with paper for several yrs. now. I am a single mother of four grown children (2 boys, 2 girls) and a grandmother of 6 (5 girls and 1 boy). I still work as a hairdresser part time at a beautiful retirement community in San Ramon, CA My passions are: gardening, sewing and crafting with paper while watching my favorite TV shows. I have an amazing dog named Shelby who I just can't imagine life without. I hope, with this blog, that I will inspire, teach, prevent costly mistakes in your journey and well, just have a lot of fun creating.

2 thoughts on “A Quick Sympathy Card”

  1. Love the design of this card and the best way I can describe the color combination is “Gentle”.
    I have made several sympathy cards for my store (craftdeegreetingcards.com). This one is absolutely lovely.


  2. Sympathy cards are so hard to make…but SSSSOOOO appreciated by the surviving family. This one is just lovely…thanks for sharing all the techniques you used.


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