They’re the cards you never want to have to send, but they’re also some of the most appreciated. Sympathy cards.

If you’re not sure what to write inside them, I found this list of sympathy card messages. I like to share a memory of the person that passed away if I have one.

Here’s one idea for a sympathy card that you could make…

 Floral Paper: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
Night of Navy: 3-5/8” x 4-7/8” and 3/8” x 3-1/2”
Calypso Coral card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

Pretty Paper adds interest and color in an instant. While the navy mat highlights the flowers even more.

Texture Tip: Run your bone folder multiple times over a strip of card stock until the fibers break apart and the edges start to split. You can carefully tear the two strips apart and the inside of the strip will be a bit fuzzy. This is great for adding texture to your cards. (This works for Stampin’ Up! card stock, I’m not 100% sure it will work with others. I think it depends on how they are made.)

I like to use my thin paper scraps behind the greeting like this but you could also use ribbon. The With Sympathy greeting is popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since I hope you’re not in need of a sympathy card right now, try using this card layout for another occasion. Maybe just a thinking of you card that will brighten someone’s day.

Happy Stamping!


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