Not Your Everyday Sympathy Card

Do you know what we like about cardmaking around this house?  Because we can make the cards the way we like to make them.

They don’t have to look like every other card.

This card is special.  It’s for a good friend who’s lost an elderly mother-in-law.

And this friend’s favorite color is yellow.

Sympathy CardNow, you might not see it in the big picture – even if you click on it to see a larger version.  But maybe you can see the shimmery, glittery Wink of Stella on this closeup.

And did you know that you could win this coordinating die cut for free from us!  All you need to do is comment on any of my posts.  At the end of the month, we’ll do a drawing on live on my Facebook page.  Bingo!  It could be yours!

Just remember, one comment from you per post.  I love reading your comments so spread the love!

Sympathy Card

Of course, you wouldn’t have to use this for a sympathy card.  You could use it as a Thinking of You card, a Birthday card or even a Get Well card.

THAT’S what we like about making your own cards!

And here’s how you can make this card!

Stampin’ Up! Cardmaking Tips

  • Although the dark ink looks bloack in the picture, it’s made with Early Espresso and So Saffron
  • Stamp the detailed dragonfly in Early Espresso onto So Saffron.
  • Then stamp the dots from the set in Delightful Dijon.
  • After using the coordinating diecut, use the Clear Wink of Stella to paint the shimmer onto the wings.
  • Cut the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP in half.  You’ll get two cards from each sheet!
  • You can save 10% by bundling the stamp set and diecuts together.

Stampin’ Up! Cardmaking Supplies

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Personalizing a sympathy card makes the card more special.

We read & appreciate your comments! They make great bedtime stories for Ann to read to me!


  1. I love the dragonfly but also the sunburst effect. Awesome!

  2. what a wonderful card, the dragonfly is really beautiful

  3. Dragonflies are neat and they symbolize change, at least that’s what I have come to understand. You made a great card for your friend.

  4. I love the card design. The “sun burst” is perfect for almost any occasion. For me, the rays of the sun suggests a “new day or new beginning”…A new year of life with a birthday. Hope for a better tomorrow for someone who is ill. Or a new and happier place condolence for someone in mourning. The dragonfly is perfect.

  5. I absolutely love butterflies, bugs and dragonflies! This is one of my favorite catalogs because it has bugs and dragonflies. Also love the background DSP. I appreciate that you used a DSP from a set I might only associate with birthdays to make a sympathy card. Makes me think of what wonderful DSP I’ve pigeon-holed to one use when it might be beautiful in another.

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