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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two Variations of a Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are always the hardest for me to make - I never know if I'm doing the right words, sentiments, coloring for male versus female. With this even being September 11th, and a sad time in the United States' history as well - it is a solemn day. 

With this being said, my boyfriend's ex-mother-in-law passed and a good friend of mine from quilting's husband passed which meant not only 1 card but two - here is where I went to Create with TLC and used In Sympathy Vintage Collage Birds which is the perfect go-to for sympathy cards whether it be for male or female with just adding a few additional touches . . . .

  • card is a size A card with a purple Recollection card stock for the one card and blue Recollection card stock for the other
  • DCWV The Girlhood Stack is the background which worked for both cards with the blue, lilac, and the butterflies
  • Create with TLC In Sympathy Vintage Collage Birds was just chalked around the edges with lightly coloring with Prisma Colored Pencils
  • butterfly is puff-dotted on and from K&Co.
  • inside sentiment was found via a google search and printed out with my computer with wording changed to fit either mother or husband and chalked around the edges accordingly: 

God Bless American and my deepest sympathies, love, and prayers for my country. Thank you for stopping by to visit today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship


  1. This is really pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

  2. Lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  3. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  4. What a beautiful cards!! I'm sure they will be much appreciated ... Sorry for your loss ...Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. Hi again Lynne loving both these beautiful cards they are perfect for such a sad occasion, thank you for joining us at FITZTOWN
    lorraine x

  6. Perfect cards. They are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Judy DT


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