Friday, January 25, 2013


We received sad news this week.  My husband's uncle passed away quite suddenly.  We haven't seen them in several years but a sudden loss is always sad.  My husband asked me if I would make a few sympathy cards so I put aside my "to do" list and went to work.  This card is for my husband's cousin.  I wasn't exactly certain how to design a masculine sympathy card but with a little help from, "CAS(E) this Sketch"  I think it turned out ok.

I created the buttons with my Sizzix "Button Die" from a coffee sleeve then glazed the buttons with Glossy Accents tied some baker's twine and I had a (hopefully masculine) element needed for the sketch.

The inside:

Thanks for Looking.

Challenge entered: CAS(E) this Sketch

Supplies Used:  Paper: Basic Grey "Clippings", Green from Stash, SU! Whisper White.  Stamp: Stampendous! - Encouraging Words. Access: MFT Die-namics: Edge Bracket and Fishtail Stax, Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Buttons #5


  1. I'm so sorry, Angie, about the death in your husband's family. Always such a sad occasion. Your card is great. I love that pretty, curved edge on the inside.

  2. Angie, it's like you said, it's easier to have a stash of these than to make them unexpectedly, however I find I really use more sympathy cards than any other and my stash is always dwindled.
    My sympathies to your family. I just posted a sympathy card too. I need to make some more to have on hand.

  3. What a lovely sympathy card - it has a serene and calm feeling - perfect for a such a sad occasion. Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  4. I'm so sorry for your family's loss Angela.

    Your card is serene and I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing with us at CTS.

  5. Angie - sorry to hear your news. Sympathy cards are not something we tend to make and keep in our stash but actually they are so difficult to make when dealing with the sadness. You did a great job with this one.

  6. So sorry to hear about your husband's uncle. Your card is lovely though and will surely be appreciated. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  7. Sorry to hear about your loss. Great use of this sketch, your card looks wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch!


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