Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sympathy Cards

I'm back :)  I have lots of fun projects to share, scrapbook pages of the holidays, a fun mini book, and some great cards.  I'll be working hard to get them all ready for posting. 

I would like to share a couple sympathy cards I made.  These are the first sympathy cards I've ever made.  I never realized how challenging they were!  I have never done a craft project that I did not enjoy, but I can honestly say that making these was hard.  They are meant to be similar, but I didn't want them identical.  They are for two teenage sisters who's mother has just died (they are my 2nd cousins.)  I couldn't stand the thought of giving them THE SAME card, but I didn't want them to be too different either.  This is what I came up with.

I used the Stampin Up set Thoughts and Prayers for the sentiments.  I used the Cricut Cartridge Serenade for the die cuts.  For the edges I used an Eyelet Border punch from Stampin Up, and a Loops border punch from Martha Stewart.

I'm happy with the results.  I think the imagery is really peaceful and serene, which is what I wanted for something like this.

Thanks to everyone who checks out my blog.  I have missed it this past week and look forward to getting back into the swing of things.


eiyiyi said...

Beautifully done! These are always so difficult to get just right but you've managed to make one that is simple, elegant and caring. hugs, eileen

Janell J said...

I love this card too!! that is a great cart I get to use it at church since they got the machine with this cart in it.