Sending heartfelt sympathy

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a quick and easy sympathy card featuring the Daffodil Daydream and Inspired Thoughts stamp sets with the Pattern Party (Host) DSP. For me, sympathy cards can be difficult to make because they are emotional no matter the reason and I do not make them very often. However, it is handy to have a few on hand and ready for use. This card is also the perfect opportunity to use products that are going to be retiring soon and products that will be carrying over into the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, which shows you how you can pair different stamp sets, dies, and paper to make a pretty card.

The base layer for the card front is this design from the Pattern Party DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and you will also need a ¾” x 4” strip for the inside of the card:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and use the largest square Stitched with Whimsy die.

2. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the single daffodil stamp in Memento ink and use a Dark Daffodil Delight, Light So Saffron, and Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to color in, using the Light So Saffron around the outline of the daffodil stamped image. This is die-cut out with the coordinating die.

3. On Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss the sentiment with White Embossing Powder and cut the cardstock down to ¾” x 2 ¼”.

4. Use enough of the Mossy Meadow Braided Trim to tie into a small bow.*

I first adhered the Soft Sea Foam cardstock piece to the DSP base layer diagonally, used mini dimensionals to adhere the sentiment along the bottom of the DSP, mini dimensionals to adhere the die-cut daffodil to the diagonal cardstock, and a glue dot to adhere the bow as shown. This completed piece is adhered to a Soft Sea Foam cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and butterfly in Memento ink, color in the butterfly with the Light So Saffron and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

For the coordinating Basic White envelope, I kept it simple and stamped the butterfly three times in Daffodil Delight ink:

Very quick, very easy, but still a pretty card! This can easily be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment. If you noticed that I used the retired Mossy Meadow Braided Trim, that’s because I noticed it is still available on the clearance rack! So, if you want to stock up, now is the perfect time!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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