Love & Sympathy Summer Silhouettes

It’s always a sad day when you learn that someone you know has suffered the loss of a parent. When clients or friends of the attorneys I work with experience such a loss, I provide the sympathy cards (handmade, of course).


I had a late day at the office today and didn’t really have a lot of time to sit down and create a sympathy card from scratch so I sifted through a huge box of swap cards from various Stampin’ Up! events (Convention, Regionals) and found a card front that I felt was perfect for transforming into such a card.

This card was designed by Susan Rodgers (from somewhere in Oregon). When Susan designed this card she didn’t include a sentiment on the front.

I knew I wanted to use the Love & Sympathy stamp set so I quickly inked up the sentiment, stamped on card stock, did a quick punch, sponged the edges and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Super easy (thanks Susan for doing all the hard work and providing me such a beautiful layout)!

I hope this card brings a little ray of sunshine into Buck’s day when he gets this card in the mail.

Here are the supplies used to create this card (all items are available in the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog unless otherwise noted):

Very Vanilla Card Stock
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set (clear mount / wood mount)
Love & Sympathy Stamp Set (clear mount / wood mount)
Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set (clear mount / wood mount)
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad
Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
Decorative Label Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Big Shot
Labels Collection Framelits
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Pearl Basic Jewels
Snail Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Until next time, stamp on my friends,

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One Response to Love & Sympathy Summer Silhouettes

  1. Dianne says:

    I was looking for sympathy cards to make for our church outreach program. This card was perfect. Thank you.

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