Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Monthly Inspiration Projects - Sympathy Cards

This month’s inspiration theme is Sympathy Cards.  Although sad to make, I find consolation  knowing that my cards may bring some comfort to the recipient who is going through a difficult time.  ince today’s Inspiration Sheet happens to fall on this month’s Washi Wednesday and during a week where I’m featuring the You’ve Got This stamp set, I’ve incorporated both in each of the projects.  

Be sure to click on the link at the end of the post for the downloadable instruction sheet!

1 –Tree

Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss (retired), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Old Olive (126953), Mossy Meadow (retired), Blackberry Bliss (retired)
Stamp Sets: You’ve Got This (139575), Thoughts & Prayers (127805), Lovely as a Tree (127793)
Washi Tape:  Color Me Autumn (retired)

-          Cut the card base in Blackberry Bliss 5 ½ x 8 ½; score at   4 1/4
-          Cut  middle layer in Whisper White 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
-          Cut the card front in Whisper white 4 x  5 1/4
-          Stamp the card base background using Old Olive
-          Stamp the tree over the background using Mossy Meadow
-          Stamp the Sentiment in Blackberry Bliss
-          Attach the washi tape along the left side of the card front.
-          Attached the stamped card front to the middle layer and then on the card base.

2.  Butterflies
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (120953), Cajun Craze (119684), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Crumb Cake (126975), Cajun Craze (126965)
Stamp: You’ve Got This (139575), Papillon Potpourri (123759), Thoughts and Prayers (127805)
Punch: Bitty Butterfly (129406), Elegant Butterfly (127526)
Washi Tape:  Sweet Li’l Things (retired)

-          Cut the card base in Crumb Cake 5 ½ x 8 ½; score at 4 1/4
-          Cut the next layer in Cajun Craze   4 1/8 x 5 3/8
-          Cut the card front in Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4
-          Attach the three strips of torn washi tape as shown.
-          Stamp the lower right corner with the background stamp in Crumb Cake from You’ve Got This two or three times until you get the image as shown.
-          Stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze over the background stamp
-          Stamp the large butterfly directly on the card front in Cajun Craze
-          Stamp two of the small butterflies and a large butterfly on scrap paper and punch out with the coordinating butterfly punches
-          Attach the butterflies to the card front as shown, bending their wings for dimension


3.  Peony

Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (140272), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Stamp Set:  You’ve Got This (139575), Better Together (141736)
Ink: Pool Party (126982), Basic Black (140931)
Washi Tape:  Beach House (retired)

-          Cut the card base in Thick Whisper White  8 ½ x  5 ½; score at 4 ¼
-          Cut the middle layer in Basic  Black 5 ¼ x 4
-          Cut the card front in Whisper White 5  x 3 3/4
-          Attach the washi tape along the right side and bottom as shown
-          Stamp the sentiment as shown

I hope that when you do need a sympathy card, you will be inspired by one of these projects.    Be sure to check back next month for some more inspiration!

Click HERE for a downloadable instruction sheet

Happy Stampin’!


  1. Such beautiful sympathy the stamping, colors, sentiments.