Monday, March 2, 2015

[Video]Quick Elegant Sympathy Card

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Today's card is a quick, yet elegant sympathy card. Sadly, I find myself in need of these for some very special people who have recently lost some loved ones.

I wanted to make a card design that I could replicate somewhat easily but that still looked like a thoughtful card - know what I mean?

So, I grabbed the Phrases and Artfully Sent Cricut cartridges and went to work.
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What I loved about the butterfly card design on the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge was that you could use the butterflies that you cut out again on the inside of the card (see above).

And the Phrases Cricut cartridge has some beautiful designs that make a statement all on their own.

These are the cuts I used:

Here are the products I used:

and the Cricut Phrases Cartridge

To see how to make this card, check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):

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  1. Like the Butterfly design & nice to use the negative cut on inside. Was looking for the winner announcement of the sketch challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Joy, what a beautiful cards. And since I now have that cartridge, I can make my own. Sympathy cards are the hardest to do, and since I make cards for my Mom, who is 88, I need them all the time. Yes, please give me more ideas! Thank you for sharing! Has anyone told you lately that YOU ROCK?!!!

  3. Lovely cards as always! I am so loving the butterfly stamp! Thank you for the op to win!

  4. Beautiful card. I have the Hugs stamp set and I have used it so many times on several different types of cards.

  5. that is a really beautiful sympathy card!!!

  6. I love this card and yes I would like to see more sympathy cards. Thanks for the chance to win the butterfly stamp set.

  7. Love to see all you ideas! Sympathy cards are hard! I have two that I use all the time, it is nice to get some ideas. I love this Cricut bundle, especially the letters! I will have to be on the look out for the phrases cartridge-looks great! Keep up the good work.

  8. Yes! Sympathy cards are so difficult to make! I think I have used that image from "Phrases" before. But if I say with sympathy on the front I don't know what to stamp inside!

  9. Very elegant card...thank you, Joy. Your ideas are appreciated.
    Martha from Norman

  10. What a beautiful card! I love how you used the butterfly cutouts inside the card. I always appreciate ideas for sympathy cards.

  11. Very pretty--I like the butterflies.
    yes, I would like to see more sympathy cards.

  12. Love this card. When I lose the dot, I replace it with a tiny crystal. Usually works even better than a brad.

  13. Sadly I say that I need more sympathy card I am getting older they are getting more necessary.

  14. That is a really pretty card. I would love to see more sympathy cards because I always seem to need one. I love that stamp set, one of my CTMH favorites.


  15. Yes, Sympathy cards are always the hardest for me to make, so more ideas would be very welcome ! Thank you for all of the inspiration that you provide.

  16. yes would love to see more ideas, your card is great

  17. I haven't made gift bags...yet. I plan on using my machines to do so in the future. You and Melanie make it look so easy! I have made card sets and put them in paper-cut purses. I guess that may count! Thanks again for all your inspiration!


  18. I love your simple and elegant sympathy card. I make cards and find those are the hardest to make. I love your gift bag with the cute bread tag which I would not of thought to use for a bag. I would love to see more sympathy cards for a choice of ideas. The heart butterfly stamp is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win and showing such great ideas in your videos.

  19. Yes, that is the hardest type of card for me.

  20. Yes, that is the hardest type of card for me.

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  22. Yes, that would be great. They are the hardest cards for me to make! Thank you for all the inspiration!

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