Sympathy cards – the ones you tend not to have on hand when you need one, and the ones you are least likely to feel very creative about at the time you need one. These are the kind of cards that it can be good to have an easy model to whip up, or have one or two in your stash of cards. This is a monochromatic card, using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder (which in my world often gets called the Gently Falling Folder….but I digress) and die cuts from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set, and you can get the dies and stamps together in a discounted bundle. I love the coordinating stamps and dies or punches that Stampin’ Up! sells – the less brain work for me, the better and easier it is for my crafting!!

If you look closely at this card you may catch something here – the colours used were Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke….and Mellow Moss. The Mellow Moss leaves were a fluke that I discovered after the fact…I thought I had grabbed a piece of Always Artichoke – that’s what happens when I sort scraps too quickly I guess. Thankfully they do coordinate and are kind of tonal versions of each other. (sorry, for the artsy type out there that are cringing at my description….).

If you want to build up your stash of cards, please consider joining a class here in Burlington. The monthly card class is the first Wednesday of each month, open to all, and my Stampers Club meets the third Monday of the month (afternoon and evening options) – well, except this month, when we meet the second Monday so that we can relax with our families on Family Day. If an in person class is not an option for you, consider one of my online classes to learn from the comfort of your own home. See the YamStamps Events page for upcoming classes, or contact me if you have any questions.

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