Sending Condolences

Sympathy cards are quite difficult to make.  They just are.  We all know the meaning of them and we want to send our heartfelt thoughts expressing our sympathy, it is not easy.  I have found that having a few on hand works best for me.  It’s a bit easier in the fact that it is not for anyone at this very moment which would be truly sad to make (but, of course, I would), and it is not for a friend’s loved one that has recently passed.    While it is so very sad and difficult, written words can say so much to the recipient and in a special card that you have given much thought in your mind to make, is one way to express our heartfelt feelings to someone.   Sympathy cards also give something tangible that the recipient can go back, read, hold and treasure your words of heartfelt thoughts for days and even years after their loss.   Today’s card uses the beautiful Butterfly thinlits on page 172 of the Annual Catalog and the ever so sweet and delicate Fluttering embossing folder. Here it is up close.




Debbie’s Details:

  • I used the beautiful Soft Sky as my card base and layered on Early Expresso, then a layer of soft sky using the Fluttering embossing folder.
  • Then I used Mr. Big Shot die cutting machine to die cut the Butterfly thinlit butterflies in both Soft Sky and Early Expresso card stock. I placed the blue sky butterfly atop the early expresso butterfly with those awesome little dimensionals, I cut a thin strip off. Then I brought up the sides of the soft sky butterfly to give some dimension.  I wanted this beautiful and delicate Butterfly to be the focal point.  Butterflies, to me, are peaceful, gentle, fragile, and delicate.  Perfect for my sympathy card today.
  • I used my very much used Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for my sentiment. There is a sentiment teeny tiny for just about every occasion!  It is the right size for what I wished to create.  I punched the sentiment out with the Word Window punch. This the BEST punch to use for the smaller sentiment sizes like the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.
  • The final touch was to be the beautiful pearls in the center of this pretty butterfly. I thought they added a sweet and delicate touch to complete my card. This card is so pretty in person.  Pictures sometimes don’t do justice. You know?


My card today is very simple.  Even better, it doesn’t take long at all to complete.  There are so many uses for these gorgeous Butterfly thinlits for your paper and card projects.  Spring, Birthdays, Thinking of you’s, garden party cards, for a child’s teacher, just so many possibilities! Take look at them below in the supply list and if you don’t have them, reconsider. 🙂

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