Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sympathy Cards

My Uncle Bill passed away on Saturday.  He was in his late 80s and was married to my Aunt Mary Louise for over 60 years.  He will be missed by many...such a kind man...always a favorite of mine.
I made this 6x6 card for my aunt using My Minds Eye Garden Vignette papers (which have a nice glittery sheen to them).  The sentiment was stamped with a Hero Arts stamp I had to cut because it was too long.  I don't usually cut my stamps but I need to not be afraid.  My stamping hero, Jennifer McGuire, does it all the time!  The oval shapes were done with Paper Trey Ink nested dies which came out just last month.  They cut great.
I actually cut two of the lacy oval and stacked one on top of the other with foam tape to give it a little dimension.
And I made a few cards for my cousins who lost a very dear father and grandfather.

 Those were done with a DCWV Mariposa Mat Stack I have had for some time.  Those papers make very pretty cards, I think.
I used an EK Success as well as a Stampin' Up  punch to cut the labels.  Paper Trey Ink provided the sentiment.  They were very fast and simple.  (I mean, how many times have I posted 5 cards in one day?!)
Well, I will be keeping David tonight so there will be no time for crafting, I'm sure!!!

Happy Crafting to you all...and I think my Silhouette may arrive tomorrow!


  1. My condolences. The cards are so elegant and pretty and make great sympathy cards which are always hard to make. Amy

  2. My condolences. The Sympathy cards are elegant, Like the Mariposa paper especially for the Butterflies & Bird Cages. Your bow tying is wonderful.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. So sorry for you loss, sympathy cards are so hard for me to do, but yours came out gorgeous. Also the cards made with the mariposa paper (one of my all time favorite papers) came out beautiful.

  4. Sorry to hear about your Uncle and what a beautiful card you created for your Aunt and cousins.

  5. Gosh, Susan, these cards are awesome. Love reading your blog and seeing your lovely creations. Maybe I'll be able to make a card or two today.


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