Monday, January 26, 2015

With Heartfelt Sympathy

I never have enough sympathy cards. I was glad to see the challenge from Bitten By the Bug2 today to make them with the Cricut. Sympathy cards seem to be hard to make sometimes. I've been on the receiving end enough to realize how much it means to know that someone cares, that someone is praying for you when you've lost a loved one. Here are two I made ahead, hoping I won't need them yet.




I chose a swirly frame stamp that uses a shape from Cricut Artfully Sent, sized 1.75." I cut two larger mats by adding an eighth and a fourth of an inch more to the heighth.  I used some old, retired scraps I had sitting out. All of the papers and embellishments are from Close To My Heart (except the flower and pink ribbon).

Thank you for visiting. May God bless your crafting for those you love!

I'm sharing them with the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Sympathy Card
Come and Get It - Ribbon and bows
Crafting for All Seasons #94 - Things with wings
Fussy and Fancy #131 - things with wings
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #121 - both pearls (mine are black) and swirls (design in paper, frame, and pearl flourish)
Kitty Bee Designs #39 - use scraps
Sunday Stamper #342 - Wind beneath my Wings
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #64  - add layers  (5 layers on my sentiment on last card)
Word Art Wednesday #167 - anything uplifting

Stamps used:
Sincere Expressions  and   Cricut Artfully Sent Curlicue Tags  and retired set







19 comments:

Caroline said...

Both of these cards are beautiful and sure to make someone feel cared about. I love the soft colors, the sentiment tag and the beautiful butterfly. Nice job. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Caroline said...

Both of these cards are beautiful and sure to make someone feel cared about. I love the soft colors, the sentiment tag and the beautiful butterfly. Nice job. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Barb said...

These card are stunning! Very soft for such a sad occasion. Thanks for sharing with us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb

Barb said...

I'll just repeat what I said that these are stunning and just perfect for such a sad occasion. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge. Barb

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I like the backgrounds and layout. Lovely. Thank you for participating in our 167th AG challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. I hope to see you back again really soon.
Blessings,
Carole

Sharon said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful Vickie!!! I so love the papers, colors setiment tags and butterfly. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Sympathy Card' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

Bunny said...

You're right about receiving a card knowing that someone is praying for you. These are very pretty and I pray that they will comfort someone. Thank you for joining us this week at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Brenda said...

Your sympathy cards are just beautiful Vickie! I love the colors you chose and I love your designs of both cards. Your cards are comforting, just what people need during these difficult times. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Alljazzed2create said...

Lovely Card.. Thanks for joining us over at Kitty Bee Designs.

DT Pam

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC Rachel dt

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful sympathy cards! Difficult to make at times but so comforting to the recipient. I like to keep a few on hand as well. So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Pearls and Swirls challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Diane said...

Gorgeous Sympathy cards...so pretty and soft and heartfelt! Thank you for joining us at "Fussy and Fancy" for our "Things With Wings" challenge!
Diane DT

N Zver said...

Your sympathy cards is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Kelly Plamondon said...

Vickie I hope you never have to use these cards. However, we all need to at some point. These cards are absolutely stunning. I have not played with the Artfully Sent cartridge yet. I think its time! Thank you for sharing.

Hels Sheridan said...

Such a good idea to have sympathy cards made ahead of time... I always find when I really need one, I am in no mood to make one... great idea! Loving your sympathy cards, they are just perfect... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Pam MacKay said...

Lovely cards! I love the soft colors and beautiful paper!

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the soft soothing colors and that is a beautiful sentiment stamp! These cards ARE hard to make, but very meaningful when you receive one. thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week.
:)
Michelle

moknowsall said...

beautiful cards, love the layers and colors, perfect for this occasion.

Maureen
BBTB2

Jo Ann said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the colors and the lay-out variation. So grateful you link it with us at Word Art Wednesday. There is still a bit of time left to join our current challenge and we hope you visit us again. Encouraging you with God's Word in Romans 15:4 and it says, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."

Blessings always,
JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com