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Making a Sympathy Card – Paper Crafts Idea

I recently asked on my Facebook Page what everyone was making, and I heard that a lot of you were making sympathy cards – and I find myself in the same situation and wanted to share this paper crafts idea with you.

As much as it sucks, there is still sadness at the holidays.  It does exist.

A sweet friend of mine is dealing with the loss of a family member, a young mommy with kids, and it's just heartbreaking.

While I can't make it better, I can send her a hug in the mail and let her know that I am thinking of her and her family during this time.

This card started with the stamp set Thoughts and Prayers from Stampin' Up!  This set has been around forever and whether it retires or not, it's one I will never get rid of.

Here is what you get in this stamp set:

thoughts & prayers, stampin up, Making a Sympathy Card - Paper Crafts Idea

I paired it with the Stippled Blossoms set, another great choice for making sympathy cards:

Stippled Blossoms, stampin up, Making a Sympathy Card - Paper Crafts Idea

The colors used were Pink Pirouette with Blushing Bride.  And then I paired the Old Olive with Pear Pizzazz.  I hope I never get complacent with two step stamping.

It still makes me happy each time I use a two step stamp to create one image – it's like magic!

In case you are not familiar with two step stamping, it's where you take two stamps, a bottom layer that you normally stamp in a lighter color, and then add a second stamp on top in a darker color – all to create one image with depth.  Like I said above, it's magic.  It's like unicorn, rainbows, and Rice Krispie Treats.

Making a Sympathy Card - Paper Crafts Idea

Then to continue on with our colors, I grabbed some of my Blushing Bride patterned paper from my Subtles Paper Pack, and then solid piece of Pear Pizzazz – so the darker pink and the lighter green, as I did not want a lot of contrast in this section of the card.

I made the Whisper White layer into a tag using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Stippled Blossoms, stampin up, Making a Sympathy Card - Paper Crafts Idea

For the bow, I used my 10 Second Bow Maker to tie the double loop bow in Whisper White Satin Ribbon.  If you don't have the 10 Second Bow Maker, then you also don't have the videos showing you how to make all these cool types of bows either – you get those when you order the 10 Second Bow Maker.

10 Second Bow Maker

Here is the completed front of the sympathy card:

Stippled Blossoms, stampin up, Making a Sympathy Card - Paper Crafts Idea

For the inside of the card, I kept the same flowers and leaves across the bottom, and added the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in the lower right hand corner.

Stippled Blossoms, stampin up, Making a Sympathy Card - Paper Crafts Idea

If you find yourself needing to make a sympathy card, below are the supplies I used.

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Thank you so much for joining me for today's making of a sympathy card.  I hope you don't need one this holiday season, or next year, but if you do, I hope this paper crafts idea comes in handy!