Sympathy cards

Remarkable You Sympathy Card

These are the hardest cards to make but I think they may be some of the most appreciated cards.  

Remarkable You


Product List

Rose Red 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon
Rose Red 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon

Remarkable You side


Backyard Basics Sympathy

Do you keep a supply of sympathy cards?  I don't.  I know it would make  sense to have some on hand but I just don't.  Today I needed to make one and while I was making the card I was thinking about the person who we were sending it to.  I hope she finds some comfort knowing that so many people care about her and are thinking about her.

Backyard Basics sympathy front

Stamps: Backyard Basics, Sweet Essentials and Thoughts and Prayers(inside)
Ink: Black Stazon,  Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Very Vanilla, Shimmery White , Pistachio Pudding
Big Shot: Backyard Basics framelits, Pretty Print folder (Holiday catalog), Envelope Liner Framelits(holiday catalog)
Extras: Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Aqua Painter, Dazzling Details

Backyard Basics Sympathy side

I also lined the Very Vanilla envelope with a liner.  I love how it looks, just raises it up a notch.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to stamp with you soon.


Thanks for Caring

No one likes to make sympathy cards and  I never seem to have any on hand.  When I saw the set   Thanks for Caring in the Occasions mini catalog I knew it would be a great and necessary addition to my stamp collection. 

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The card above was stamped by Jan Cramer.  Jan added a lot of  little details to make this great card.   She used the Elegant Bouquet TIEF and she brayered the folder with Certainly Celery ink and embossed her Whisper White cardstock.  Isn't that a great technique?  The floral embossed design remains white and the parts not embossed get colored with the Certainly Celery ink.  I also liked how she used the Decorative label punch to frame the sentiment.  She punched out 2 labels and cut them in half to frame the oval sentiment.    Nice idea! 

This lovely card was stamped by Mary Ammar.    Mary definitely has a great eye and creates clean, simple and beautiful cards.  Here she used the Framed Tulips embossing folder and then layered in the middle River Rock cardstock embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot TIEF.  I like how she brought the River Rock back in the sentiment.   Really a handsome card.  Thanks Mary!

This lovely card was stamped by Kimberly Allen.  She combined the Thanks for Caring set and the Baby Blossoms set from the Occasions mini catalog.  Here she used River Rock and Basic Black.  River Rock is definitely a chameleon and seems to change and coordinate with lots of different colors.   She used Whisper White Craft ink and River Rock ink along the edge and carried through the white with white embossing powder in the label pieces.  I know you are wondering and the answer is yes she cut the black label layer freehand!

I know you will agree with me that these 3 cards are great examples of why you need to add the Thanks for Caring stamp set to your stamping stash.