Flower

With Sympathy

They’re the hardest of cards to make, aren’t they?

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I needed to make a card for a bunco friend whose husband passed away this weekend, and struggled. A lot. I always do when it comes to making sympathy cards, don’t you?   One thing was for certain, though. I knew I wanted to use the “Not Forgotten” stamps from Gina K. and was leafing through some stacks of more somber papers when I found this pretty dove grey lace patterned paper from Anna Griffin.  The card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and just the right size for everyone to add their condolences inside, and I think the soft greys are perfect.

Thanks, Gina, for creating this set. It’s so appropriate for so many situations. . .now we just need a few more relations, like grandmother and grandfather!

Other stuff:  Pure Luxury cardstock from Gina K, dotted white is bazzil, I think. Grey is Core’dinations.  I also used a Spellbinders die (Labels 4) for the sentiment, as well as a a rhinestone brade and some pretty silvery-grey crepe paper and ribbon trim from a Jenni Bowlin kit. 

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6 Comments

  1. Posted June 2, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I agree….these type of cards are terribly hard to make. But I think you did an outstanding job with this!! The soft greys are perfect…(and I need to order this set…have this dumb idea if I don’t have sympathy sets, I won’t have to use them (yeah…that denial thing)

  2. Posted June 2, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Yes, these cards are difficult, but you have done a beautiful job here. I am sure your friend will be touched.

  3. Posted June 3, 2009 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    They are – but this is beautiful. I’m sorry for your friend 🙁

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    Posted June 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, your card is beautiful! I love the gray ribbon and the crepe paper trim with this. I’m sure that your friend will appreciate this.

  5. Posted June 4, 2009 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    This is just so beautiful and appropriate! How thoughtful!

  6. Posted June 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    So sad…but your card is gorgeous, and I’m sure it will be appreciated!!

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