Swallowtail Sympathy Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a clean and simple sympathy card featuring the Swallowtail stamp from Stampin’ Up!  This card was created in honor of my dear friend who passed away last week.  My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband and the rest of her family.  I hope that this card will bring a small moment of comfort to them as they deal with their loss.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (5 of 5)I started this card by adhering a panel of Blackberry Bliss to a Rich Razzleberry card base.  You can’t see that very well in the picture, but in person the blackberry bliss mat for the butterfly panel adds a little extra contrast.  next I stamped the Swallowtail image on a panel of Whisper White card stock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (4 of 5)I used the resist technique to sponge over my embossed design with Rich Razzleberry ink.  Then I wiped the embossed image with a paper towel to remove the ink that had stuck to the embossing.  Next, I stamped the “With Sympathy” sentiment from the Bloom with Hope stamp set (hostess reward) in Blackberry Bliss ink.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (3 of 5)

Finally, I tied a bow with Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ cotton ribbon around my white panel and adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (6 of 5)

For the inside of my card, I stamped the sentiment from Bloom with Hope in Blackbery Bliss ink.  Then I added some butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss ink.  I used the same stamps to add some butterflies to the envelope too.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (7 of 5)

I think the image of a butterfly is perfect for a sympathy card.  Butterflies are a symbol of transformation.  This card brings me a little peace as I think about the passage from this life into the next.  I know my friend is in a place of love and serenity now.

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Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Rich Razzleberry – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

Panels:  Blackberry Bliss – 4″ x 5-1/4″; Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front of card), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

Fabulous Florets Triple Time Thank You Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a lovely floral card that features the Fabulous Florets and Summer Silhouettes stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I saw this card design on Pinterest, and knew I just had to CASE (copy and share everything) it!

Fabulous Florets (6 of 7)

I changed the orientation and the sentiment, but everything else on the front of the card is exactly as Sandi MacIver designed it to be.  I just loved her choice of colors, and the beauty achieved by the resist technique paired with the layered panels.  Sandi has a great video tutorial that shows exactly how to create this card.  She gives wonderful step by step instructions about how to achieve all the techniques in this project.  I have provided a link for her video tutorial at the bottom of this post after the supply list.  If you are interested in the details of how to create this card, I would definitely recommend watching Sandi’s video.

Fabulous Florets (7 of 7)

I just love the “Triple Time” layered panel technique of this card.  It gives an added element of interest to the card design.  Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think about it.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Fabulous Florets (1 of 7)

I needed to stock up on some extra thank you cards, so I chose the “Thanks So Much” greeting from simply sketched for my card today.  I also decided to stamp my envelope and add some extra design elements to the inside of my card.  You know me, I don’t like to leave the inside of my card “naked.”

Fabulous Florets (4 of 7)

Fabulous Florets (5 of 7)

I don’t normally re-create the work of someone else almost exactly, but I just loved the design of this one.  There wasn’t much I wanted to change.  As we head into spring, my dogwood trees and azaleas are starting to bloom.  This card reminds me of the beauty of this season.  I hope you have enjoyed this lovely card too!  If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Fabulous Florets or Summer Silhouettes stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 15-21

 Weekly Deals

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 21.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Very Vanilla – 2″ x 3-1/4″ panel, 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel,  two panels 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front and inside of card); Crumb Cake – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  N/A

Video Tutorial:  Click here to view Sandi MacIver’s video tutorial for this card.