Hello stampers. One of the sad realities in life is that we are often in need of sympathy cards. On the bright side, it is often therapeutic to take the time to make a beautiful card to show you care. We often feel helpless in the face of someone else’s grief, but a handmade card in the mail will help the bereaved person feel less alone. It is actually a good idea to send your card a few weeks after the funeral when the person may need to be reminded that they are not forgotten. We have a beautiful stamp set in the annual catalog called Kindness Compassion. Not only is it great for making sympathy cards, it also perfect for sending thank you cards for those who were helpful to you during the time of your bereavement. Giving the bereaved person a set of thank you cards that they can use can be very timely and thoughtful. Take a look at the set.
I chose to make my swap cards for Quebec City local OnStage using this set. I combined it with the Delicate Lace Edgelets and the Subtle embossing folder for a simple but striking card.
I always like the look of a group of swap cards together. They also always take much longer to do than I anticipate. I am very happy with how they turned out. The Delicate Lace Edgelits are stunning on this card.
If you use the Precision Plate with your Big Shot when cutting out the delicate lace edgelits there is very little poking that you have to do. I used my clever ribbon trick to make this bow. I will share a video I made quite a while ago in case you haven’t seen it yet.
I still had Dandelion Wishes laying on my stamp room table from Coffee and a Card class, so I thought the dandelion image would look good on the inside of this card. What do you think?
On April 15 the retirement list will be posted. If you want to beat the rush, be sure to order your ink refills and card stock for the retiring colours: tranquil tide, berry burst, lemon lime twist, fresh fig and powder pink. You may have heard that the Big Shot is retiring as well as the paper trimmer. With both of these products Stampin’Up! is being innovative and is working on coming up with an even better product. My advice is to get what you need NOW for both of these products: extra blades, cutting plates, precision plate, magnetic platform, anything that was on your list. I am super excited to see what they have in store for us. As always, thanks for stopping by. I try to make it easy for you to shop with me if you live in Canada, just click on any of the images below and you will be taken straight to my online store. If your wish list is long do consider the great deal on the starter kit. If you have any questions, just send me a message or comment on this post. I would love to connect with you.