Sunday, June 21, 2015

Five Sympathy Cards

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the store where I sell my cards
in my town has requested some sympathy cards.

I also mentioned that, while purging my craft area a couple of months ago,
I came across lots of embellishments that I loved
the look of in the store when I bought them
but then didn't seem to use on any of my cards/layouts.
But as I was getting rid of things, I couldn't seem to get rid of them
(some of them were just too pretty!) 
So, I decided to pull them out to make some sympathy cards.

On each card, I used some Bazzill Basics Classic Smooth White cardstock,
a strip of American Crafts' DIY patterned paper and
my favourite sympathy sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Lots to Say.

Here they are:

Five Sympathy Cards Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti @bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #cards

This diecut is Crate Paper.
I matted this card on a piece of Bazzill Rain Forest cardstock
and added a couple of buttons and twine to finish it off.

Five Sympathy Cards Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti @bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #cards

The diecut is Crate Paper, the cardstock is Bazzill Basics Rain Forest
and I added some buttons and twine.

Five Sympathy Cards Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti @bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #cards

This card is matted on Bazzill Roselle cardstock and,
once again, the diecut is Crate Paper.

Five Sympathy Cards Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti @bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #cards

The flower diecut is from Heidi Swapp and I added a couple of PTI buttons with twine.
This card is matted on Bazzill Jade cardstock.

Five Sympathy Cards Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti @bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #cards

For this last card, I didn't add any patterned paper &
matted on Bazzill Basics Turquoise Mist cardstock.
The diecut is from Crate Paper and I added two PTI buttons with twine.

I'm also linking these up to this week's 
The gorgeous Lots to Say stamp set is my favourite sentiment set!

Thanks for looking!


Cecilia Hsieh said...

The die cuts are so pretty! It's great to put them to good use!

Betty Keefe said...

every one of your cards is just so pretty - love the designs as well as the colors you chose - i'm pinning a few of these!

Alanna said...

These are all so beautiful and I think it's good you didn't get rid of these embellishments but rather used them here. So lovely.

Diana K said...

Wow, Leigh, it's good that you didn't throw those embellishments out. Very gorgeous cards!

~amy~ said...

These are all gorgeous Leigh!

Hussena said...

All your cards are just gorgeous! Love the design and the colors on each of them.

Jennifer said...

Lovely cards!

KayM said...

Wow! These are all beautiful Leigh!

I Card Everyone said...

Leigh these are all fantastic! Your buyer will be thrilled!
=] Michele

Pam said...


Megan Carroll said...

Good thing you kept these! Pretty cards!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful sympathy cards!

Jill Norwood said...

These are all so wonderful! And I love that sentiment!

Lisa said...

They're all so pretty Leigh and will sell quickly!!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a great idea you had Leigh.
Your sympathy cards are gorgeous!
I really like these stamps.

teresa currie said...

So glad you didn't toss those die cuts!! Your sympathy cards are really lovely, Leigh!!

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful sympathy cards, Leigh. Love how you've used those gorgeous die cuts with the patterned paper and the different colored bases. And you're so right; that RC sentiment is one of the best ones out there. Simple, yet lovely. Just love these. Bev

Joni Andaya said...

Amazing <3

Heather said...

Lovely cards Leigh, great design and papers - fabulous die-cut glowers and beautiful sentiment!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Audrey Pettit said...

I love them, Leigh! All those floral die cuts are so, so pretty, and they work really well for sympathy cards.. and I LOVE your classic and elegant card designs, too!

Nora N. said...

WOW!! These are so lovely!! I like how you took the pre-made die cut and used them on these fabulous cards. I have so many and should make a bunch of cards ahead of time like this. Then I won't have to rush and make some when the time comes. STUNNING design.

cm said...

One sympathy card is a challenge to create, but you've created a set of five that are absolutely stunning. Delicate and lovely, sure to touch the hearts of those receiving them...