Welcome to Wednesday – the midweek hump :O) And how’s it going for you? It’s going well here. I have two cards for you today, both very similar and are sympathy cards. It’s most unfortunate we need these, but it is necessary and I want them to reflect my sincerity in the family or friend loss. These are pretty simple cards, unfussy, but I think they ‘fill the bill’.

Stampin' Up! Sympathy card 1.1

This is the first card, and it uses the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder, Deckled Rectangle Dies, Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon (wonderful silver trim!), Inspired Thoughts stamp set (sentiment stamped in Smoky Slate ink) and Abigail Rose DSP plus Pastel Pearls in Blue. Here’s the inside and the envelope. The card base is Smoky Slate; layers are Very Vanilla. The DSP is Abigail Rose.

Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card 1, inside.2
Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card 1.3

Card 2 uses the very same layout but the card base is Basic White; Abigail Rose DSP but a different pattern, Beauty of Friendship stamp set for the front sentiment (fussy cut) and Inspired Thoughts stamp set for the inside sentiment, each stamped in Smoky Slate ink. Crinkled Seam Binding is the bow with a bit of the Silver cording to tie it together. The Stitched Greenery Die was used for the background and of course, the Deckled Rectangle Dies to die cut the panels of DSP & Basic White. I really like the leaf pattern here and how the Stitched Greenery Die further enhances that aspect. And yes, more of the Pastel Pearls in Blue. They are such a soft shade they easily pass for Smoky Slate even though they aren’t :O)

Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card 2.1
Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card 2.inside
Stampin' Up! Sympathy card.2, envelope

Gosh, this envelope photo looks blurry! Sorry ’bout that… the DSP is the same Abigail Rose pattern as on the card front. And I stamped the leaf pattern from Cottage Rose stamp set in Smoky Slate ink so it’s soft and not too demanding to the eye.

These are two understated sympathy cards, nothing demanding to the eye and a welcome addition for a sympathy card.

As I have mentioned several times, Stampin’ Up! does an incredible job of coordinating it’s items. ~ from embellishments to DSP to stamp sets & dies. So many coordinate well together that it makes it really easy to combine from various items to make a card ‘work’. Thank you Stampin’ Up!

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Starting 1 November 2022, customers can order items from the Fitting Florets Collection. All items in the collection can be ordered separately. No limits apply during the customer sales period.

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Collection

The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)*
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023:

  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)*
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)

Other opportunities for some gift ideas to friends or family:

Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Organizer kit

161056 BIRTHDAY CARD ORGANIZER KIT. $25 USD | $34 CAD

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent
Stampin' Up! Christmas Gifting kit

60342 CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT $21 USD | $29 CAD

  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.