Sympathy Cards

Flourishing Phrases Sympathy Card

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases #141534, Floral Boutique DSP #141663, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I was just noticing in this picture that the colors almost look black.   I used Night of Navy ink and paper and Whisper White paper.  I am going to have to figure out why that did that.  Hmmm  

Nobody likes to make sympathy cards, but when you do you want them to be pretty.  This card gives you that and it is easy, which is an added bonus.  

The designer series paper I used on this is the Floral Boutique, which I absolutely love.  This is my favorite DSP (designer series paper) in the 2016-2017 annual catalog.   I must not be the only one, because Stampin' Up! has put it in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  It will be available in a pack with all the new in colors.  This paper pack is going to be a big hit, just like it was in the current catalog.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3" x 4"
  • cut at 1 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663

  • cut at 3" x 5 1/2"

For the sentiment on the inside, I stamped it right onto my card base.  

Wasn't that easy?  You could change the sentiment and with the new colors available on June 1st, there will be so many possibilities.  

Last night I had my Paper Pumpkin Class.  We had a lot of fun creating and watercoloring.  It is exciting to see how many different ways people can take the same products and put a whole new card, just by adding dragonfly.  They all turned out beautiful.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday!

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My Top Ten Stamp Sets 2017

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! My Top Ten Stamp Sets 2017, designed by Stampin Scrapper,  for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I am going to really miss some of our retiring stamp sets.  I have used some of them for a very long time, others a short while, but I loved them all.  Here are my 10 top stamp sets:

The Wetlands 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Wetlands #126697, High Tide #143006, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

 

Sponged Wetlands Card

Cottage Greetings 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cottage Greetings #139962, Succulent Garden DSP #142778, Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493, Flourish Thinlits #141478, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

What To Do With Scraps #4

This card has 2 of my favorites, Gorgeous Grunge and Tin of Cards

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What To Do With Scraps #2

In The Meadow

stampin up, Stampin" Up! In the Meadow #140754, Aqua Painters #103954, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Watercolor In The Meadow

Something for Baby

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Something for Baby #134030, Succulent Garden DSP #142778, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3 D projects go to stpmpinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Baby Card using Succulent Garden DSP

Time of Year

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Time of Year #141790, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, esigned by Stampin Scrapper, please see more card and gift ideas at stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Time of Year with Blooms and Bliss DSP
 

Grateful Bunch

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Thoughts and Prayers #127805, First Sight, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop oval punch, Grateful Bunch Punch #140612, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Grateful Bunch Sympathy Card

Botanical Blooms and Tin of Cards

stampin up, Stampin' Up Tin of Cards stamp set #138946, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, Botanical Builder Framelits #140625, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Blooms and Bliss Collar Fold Card

Peaceful Pines and Reason for the Season

stampin up, Stampin" Up Peaceful Pines #139728, Reason for the Season #139730, Perfect Pines Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Peaceful Pines Christmas

There are many more that I have loved and will miss.  It was fun going back through my blog looking at all the different cards I have made over the last year or so.  All information regarding the retirement list is further down on this post.

Yesterday I had a workshop with 8 wonderful ladies that I met for the first time.  Thank you Roselin for sharing your friends with me and picking me to have your workshop.  It was so much fun!  

I hope everyone has a marvelous Monday and week!

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Retiring accessories and tools will only be available while supplies last.

Retiring stamps sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd, 

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All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31st. 

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Garden in Bloom Sympathy Card

stampin up, Stampin" Up! Garden in Bloom #139433, Flourishing Phrases #141534, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #13373,  3/8" Ruched Ribbon #141424, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking, 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Nobody likes to make sympathy cards, but I find making masculine ones even harder.  You could make this more feminine just by changing the colors.  Lately I have been drawn to the blues and grays together.  In this card I used the colors of Dapper Denim, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Basic Gray Card Stock #121044

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Dapper Denim Card Stock "141414

  • cut at 2 1/8" x 5 1/2"

Basic Black Card Stock #121045

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 3" x 4 1/4"

I used the Lovely Lace embossing folder to give the Dapper Denim some texture.  I used the dimensionals to pop up the black and white layer.  The ribbon is wrapped around the white layer only.  

I used the same flowers to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope in Dapper Denim and Smoky Slate ink.  

I was suppose to have my open house yesterday for Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions catalog, but had to cancel due to weather. We had ice yesterday, thankfully not as much as they said there was going to be.  I have rescheduled it for next Sunday, which turns out to be better.  More people are able to attend, including some new people.  I can't wait to meet them!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a marvelous Monday and a great week.

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

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My Favorite Projects from 2016

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I was looking back at all of my projects I have posted in 2016 and have picked out some of my favorites.  I have cards, scrapbook pages and a couple 3D projects.  If you would like more information on any of these projects, just click the link below the pictures.  

My first card I picked has one of my favorite designer series paper, Blooms and Bliss and uses the Time of the Year stamp set.  Of course, there is a little bit of sparkle on it with the flower made with Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Time of Year #141790, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, esigned by Stampin Scrapper, please see more card and gift ideas at stampinscrapper.com

Time of Year with Blooms and Bliss DSP

Creative Fold Cards are just plain fun to make!  This one is called a Z Fold card and is made with my two favorite colors, Night of Navy and Calypso Coral.  I used the Just For You stamp set and Grateful Bunch stamp sets.  It also has sparkle!  Do you like sparkle on your cards?

stampin up, Stampin' Up Just For You, Grateful Bunch, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, scrapbooking, gifts and 3 D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com

stampin up, Stampin' Up Just For You, Grateful Bunch, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, scrapbooking, gifts and 3 D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Just For You Z Fold Card

This card is one of my all time favorites.  I love the colors, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder together. So pretty!

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Thoughts and Prayers #127805, First Sight, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop oval punch, Grateful Bunch Punch #140612, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Grateful Bunch Sympathy Card

I saw a card that inspired me to create this scrapbook pages layout. When I contacted the person who created the card, they were so happy I was going to use it for inspiration for my pages.  She was very happy and so am I with the end result.  

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Blossom Bunch Punch #140612, Neutrals DSP Paper Stack #138435, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Blossom Bunch Punch #140612, Neutrals DSP Paper Stack #138435, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Card Inspired Scrapbook Page

I wanted to make something special for Emily to have in her new apartment.  She loves elephants so I knew I wanted to use the Lots of Love stamp set.  Her second favorite thing is anything to do with anchors.  Did you notice the little anchors?

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Layering Love #141965, Love You Lots #141801, thoughtful Banners #141614, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, Itty Bitty Shapes #118309, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking, 3D Projects go to Stampinscrapper.com

Emily's Frame

This was the first project I made for my Merry Christmas Monday series.  It is so cute with the gingerbread men and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  I received so many wonderful comments and emails about this project.  

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Christmas, Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more project and card ideas go to stampinscrapper.com

Merry Christmas Monday Week #1

Which ones were your favorite? Are they the same as mine?

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Here are all the details of this sale:

All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category on my online store. Click HERE
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Retiring item availability will be as follows:
• Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, 2016 after which they will be only available while supplies last.
• Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
• Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3, 2017.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce


Floral Affection Sympathy Card

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On Tuesday and Friday of last week I had my Stamp Camps for July. Each month we make a masculine, sympathy and 3 other cards. This is my sympathy card, which on found on Pinterest created by Susan Itell.  Thank you Susan for sharing your wonderful card.  This is another card that you could make for any occasion.  

I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card, which I seem to be doing a lot lately.  I used the "With Sympathy" and "May your sorrow be eased by wonderful memories" stamps from the Better Together stamp set.  These were stamped with the Flirty Flamingo ink.

Here are the measurements to make this card:

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock #141416

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"
  • 4" x 5 1/4"
  • 2 3/8" x 4 1/8"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card
  • 2 5/8" x 4 3/8"
  • 2 1/4" x 4"

If you look closely you will see that I scored the first layer at 1/8" on all four sides.  This layer is popped up with dimensionals.  I used the Floral Affection Embossing Folder for the top layer.  When you order this embossing folder you will get two of them, they are a little smaller than the normal embossing folder.  I love that!  Sometimes you just need a smaller image.  

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful week!  

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

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Floral Boutique Sympathy

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Sympathy cards are always hard to make.  You want them to be pretty, but not over the top.  This card is simple, but elegant for a difficult time in someone's life.  

I wasn't sure if I would like the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlets when I first saw them.  They were on our preorder for the new catalog and they really didn't catch my eye. Then I saw other demonstrators using them and fell in love and knew I had to put it on my next order.  Boy, am I glad I did!  I love it now!  Isn't it funny how you don't think you will like a stamp set and then you see others use it and now you have to have it!!  I hope I am not the only one that happens to.  The best thing is you can get them as a bundle and save 10%!!  Yay!!  The flowers were made with our new color Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy using the Botanical Builder Framelits.   I love these two colors together.  They are so pretty.

You will need the following materials to make this card:

Night of Navy Card Stock #100867

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 1 3/4" x 6" this is for the squiggly lines
  • scrap for the oval and middle of the flowers

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock #141417

  • scrap piece for the flowers

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" this is for the inside of the card
  • scrap paper to stamp the sentiment on 

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

For the sentiment I used the new stamp set Flourishing Phrases with the Layering Ovals.  I used dimensionals to make it pop on the card.

You might have noticed in my first paragraph where I talked about a preorder for the new catalog.  If anyone is wondering how they can preorder products before they become available to everyone else, the answer is simple.  Become a demonstrator!!!  You get discounts on products, preview new items, wonderful support from your upline and Stampin' Up! and make the best friendship ever!  The most important thing is, you get paid to do what you love!  Stamp and create!  If anyone would like more information, please let me know and I would be happy to help.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce 

 

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Sympathy Card

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If you don't see a lot of post this week there is a good reason. We are trying to get together a moving/garage sale on Thursday and Friday.  We are moving Emily to Texas in July so we are cleaning out our house as if we are moving too.  You don't realize how much stuff you collect after 27 years of marriage, two kids and a daycare.  I am also selling some of my Stampin' Up! products so I can buy more out of the new catalog!  Yay!!

When I was designing this card I had my cousin, Marie, in mind as she had just lost her husband to cancer.  I wanted something to show I cared and also a card that was uplifting.  I think the combination of the Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum worked great together.  I used two of my go to stamp sets, Grateful Bunch and Rose Wonder.  

You will need the following products to make this card.  

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock #105126

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Perfect Plum Card Stock #101889

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" 
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" - this is for the inside

This time I only wrapped the whisper white ribbon around the white paper.  I stamped a verse and one of the flowers on the inside of the card and just a flower on the envelope.  Here is a picture of what the inside looks like.  

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!  Thank you for stopping in.  

Happy Stampin!!!

Joyce


Heartfelt Sympathy Card

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The last Weekly Deals is at the end of this post!  They will be effective until April 18th or while supplies last.  Sorry for the delay in posting. 

Nobody likes to make sympathy cards, but when I do, I try to make them pretty.  My latest obsession has been the color Night of Navy and Calypso Coral.  I have used them together several times lately and decided I need to expand my horizon a little and use them separately.  Later in the week you will see the card I used Calypso Coral on.  Does anyone else have a favorite color they are always drawn to?

This is a card that would be very easy to make up a bunch at one time.  It is a simple card as you only have to stamp and tie a ribbon.  You will notice on my card that the ribbon is a little wrinkled.  I had never had that happen to me before, so I called Stampin' Up and asked if this was normal.  They told me that with the seam binding ribbon it is possible, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it does there is any easy fix.  You just have to iron it and make sure you use steam.  What a great idea!  I found this out after I made the card, so next time I will know what to do.  I don't think it looks noticeable I just know it isn't the way I want it.

To make this card I used the stamp sets Butterfly Basics (this set comes in wood, clear and photopolymer and as a bundle with matching framelits for the butterflies).  I also used Heartfelt Sympathy and Paillon Potpourri.  I love all three of these stamp sets and have used them many times.  

To make this card you will need the following measurements:

Night of Navy Card Stock   #100867

  • Cut at 5 /12" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650

  • Cut 2 pieces at 4" x 5 1/4"

Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon #134571

  • Cut one piece at 6" (used to tie the knot) and another at 7" (to go around the card)

The order I stamped the images so everything fits on the page is:

  • "with Heartfelt Sympathy"
  • Blue Flower
  • Green Fern - I first stamped it off on my grid paper, then stamped on the left of the flower then on the right of the flower.  Do not reins your stamp
  • The butterfly is inked and stamped right away.  

On the inside of the card I put the one of the sayings and a butterfly in the corner.  Here is a picture of the inside of the card.

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I know it isn't fun making sympathy cards, I hope this gives you an idea on how to make one.  Thank you for stopping by today.  

Happy Stampin!

Joyce


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Supplies used to make the card

Thinking of You Sympathy Card

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I am in love with the colors Night of Navy and Calypso Coral together.  I love it so much that I used them to make a card for my Creative Fold Class I had last week.  I will share that card with you soon!  There is just something that catches my eye when they are together.  I am even drawn to them in stores.  I wonder why I don't have those colors in my home?  Hmmm I may just have to change that.  LOL  

I used the stamp set Grateful Bunch #140691 and it has a matching punch Blossom Bunch Punch #140612.  You can also buy this set as a bundle and save 15%.  I love it when I can save money.  I also used the stamp set Thoughts and Prayers #127805.  

This is my go to stamp set for Sympathy and Get Well Cards.  You can make this card for any occasion which I like.  A lot of times I will make up cards and wait to put the saying on it until I need it.  That what I can customize them for any occasion.  

The products and measurements for this card are:

Calypso Coral Cardstock #122925 for the base

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • a scrap to cut out the salutation 

Whisper White #100730

  • 2 pieces at 4" x 5 1/4" one for inside the card and one for the front
  • scrap piece for the salutation and to stamp the calypso coral flowers

Night of Navy 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon #134571

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The inside of the card I added a little butterfly on the bottom to dress it up a little bit.  I like to put butterflies on sympathy cards as they are a symbol for new life.  Just a little something for the person you are sending the card to that the person they lost has a new life with Jesus.  

I hope everyone has a fabulous day!  Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

 

 

 

 

 

Grateful Bunch Sympathy Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Thoughts and Prayers #127805, First Sight, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop oval punch, Grateful Bunch Punch #140612, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com

 

I was on Pinterest looking for some inspiration and found this beautiful layout for a card.  I think this is my favorite card we made last night at Stamp Camp.  I love the combination of Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Wild Wisteria, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz.  I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set (it is offered as a bundle with the punch for a 15% discount) and First Sight stamp set.  The measurements for the card are:

Base:  Early Espresso cut at 8 1/2' x 5 1/2' scored at 4 1/4'

You will also need the following pieces:

Crumb Cake: 5 3/8' x 4 1/8'

Very Vanilla: 2 of them at 4' x 5 1/4' (one is for the inside of the card) and 1 at 2 1/4' x 3 1/4'                       

Early Espresso: 2 3/8' x 3 3/8',  1 3/4' x 2 1/4'

Designer Series Paper Stack (Regal Collection): 1 5/8' x 2 1/8'

You will need some scrap paper for the flowers and scallop oval.  I stamped the flowers in Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder ink alternating them so you have light and dark shades on your flowers.  I also sponged around all the Very Vanilla papers.  

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