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We share experiences with others through life and death, and sending a card is a great way of connecting with people during those moments.  Sympathy cards are never easy to send, but they offer the opportunity to encourage and pray for those who are morning a loss of a loved one (including pets).

Sympathy cards aren’t always easy to start making either, so I find that beginning with a CASE is best.  This allows for creativity to start flowing and then the rest of the cards come easier.

Sympathy Cards / Catalog CASE / Lovely as a Tree stamp set / Thoughts & Prayers stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I had already decided to feature the Lovely as a Tree stamp set – one of those never failing, always strong sets that can be used every year and every occasion.  And it just so happened that the samples provided in this year’s annual catalog offered just the right style for this project on page 137.

SU1718 pg137

I even liked the watercolor background technique and colors!  You can either use markers or ink pads to apply color to your clear block.  Then use a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water to wet the ink, allowing the colors to blend.  Stamp on cardstock or watercolor paper and allow to dry (use a heat tool if you’re impatient like me).

Interested in CASEing this project too?  Here are the products you’ll need. Just click the thumbnails below to start your order through my online store.

Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 127793
Price: $20.00

Lovely As A Tree Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 128655
Price: $28.00

Thoughts & Prayers Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 127805
Price: $19.00

Thoughts & Prayers Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 128751
Price: $26.00

Pool Party 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 122924
Price: $8.00

Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 131201
Price: $8.00

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 100730
Price: $9.00

Stampin’ Spritzer
Item: 126185
Price: $3.00

Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126974
Price: $6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126982
Price: $6.50

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 131180
Price: $6.50

Jute Twine
Item: 144625
Price: $5.50
Here is a final look at today’s project. All of the designers at Sisters In Stamping created Sympathy Cards for this weeks’ Fabulous Friday theme. Be sure to visit our blog for more inspiration.

Sympathy Cards / Catalog CASE / Lovely as a Tree stamp set / Thoughts & Prayers stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Thank you for joining me today. Have a great weekend, and stay safe!

Jennifer Rawlings






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