Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Deepest Sympathy

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fun Tic Tac Toe board for you:
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Here is what I created for your inspiration:
I used the left hand column: insects, eyelets, vellum.
Our neighbor passed away last week so I was making a sympathy card to give to his wife.  As I was getting ready to cut the angled panels, I realized it would be just as easy to create two cards (which worked out well as I also needed a seconded sympathy card for a lady at our church).  So, I cut two rectangle panels of patterned paper, stacked them together and made the angled cut through both layers.  That way, they line up perfectly with each other.  I added some ribbon, stamped the butterfly on vellum and layered that on a third patterned paper piece.  Added some eyelets and a sympathy sentiment, and two cards finished in almost the same amount of time as making one!  Here is a closer shot of the first card (this is the one I like the best):
 And the second:
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Butterfly (sm.)" and "Sympathy"
Dies: Verve "Classic Labels"

Crafts Galore #65--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #36--anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude--anything goes
Brown Sugar #291--anything goes
Creative Inspirations--anything goes
Creatalicious #166--anything goes with the optional twist: more than 2 patterned papers (I used 3)
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Crafty Catz #469--anything goes
Cardz TV #93--anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #109--anything goes
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #324--sketch

Use Your Stuff #366--birds, bees, or butterflies
Crafty Sentiments--add a sentiment


Glittered Paws said...

Love that you were able to make 2 cards in about the same time as one. Sad that you needed two sympathy cards in the same week. I love the color purple and you have really complemented the different designs of this paper. Great job.

Esther Asbury said...

Don't you love when you can get two cards from one cutting?! I love the beautiful papers you used on these lovely sympathy cards, and that pretty polka-dot ribbon! Absolutely perfect!!

Donna said...

Two beautiful calming sympathy cards, like all the soft details and two with one cut, how perfect!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful sympathy cards and no waste too
Carol x

Joy Wilson said...

Very pretty sympathy card! You met the tic tac toe requirement beautifully!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Jackie T said...

Hi your sympathy cards are gorgeous. I love the design. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge 65 which is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Polkadoodles. Jackie DT

Dena J said...

Sympathy cards can be the most difficult to make...your cards are lovely -the soft colors and the butterfly are just right. I'm a paper scrounge and LOVE being able to make two cards when I've done a special cut into some of my pretty patterned papers. Good job. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful job on hard to make sympathy cards - these are so serene and beautiful.

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

The two cards you have created are just lovely. The papers are beautiful as is the butterfly. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

ScrappyHorses said...

Beautiful design here with such a peaceful feel perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for the inspiration; it's good to have these cards in our stash when the need arises. You have inspired me to create some! Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of A Challenge! ~Katrina

Brandi said...

Very pretty cards, sympathy cards are never fun but so much more meaningful when hand made, I love your colour choices. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Kim said...

Clean and Simple Card. Love it. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Susan Renshaw said...

Perfect sympathy card!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Melanie said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional 2 or more design papers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…