With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are always hard to make. I have put off purchasing sentiments appropriate for condolence cards, but have had the need to make three such cards fairly recently (including today’s card). I am looking for some nice sympathy stamps, so feel free to share suggestions in the comments.

I went with a simple look for this card. I embossed the white cardstock with Cuttlebug’s Birds and Swirls embossing folder, and punched the brown cardstock with Martha Stewart’s Doily Lace edge punch. The sentiment was created with American Crafts Mini Marks Rub-Ons (Purkey), and the Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4 stamp and die.

Cardstock-The Paper Company (Solar White), Core’dinations (brown)
Ink-Anna Griffin (Sienna)
Punch-Martha Stewart (Doily Lace)
Dies-Papertrey Ink (Large Ric Rac, Fillable Frames #4)
Stamp: PTI (Fillable Frames #4)
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Birds and Swirls), PTI Felt (chocolate brown), American Crafts Mini Marks Rub-Ons (Purkey), pop dots, Michael’s Pearl Accents


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jejune
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 14:20:09

    Auci this thing looks really really really really good!Seriously it has something chic.


  2. Kathy
    Jul 28, 2010 @ 15:16:56

    I think this is very nice! Like the over all effect.


  3. Ashley
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 17:03:47

    I know this is a seriously old post, but I have a question about the PTI fillable frame #4. I’m on their site and it doesn’t give a lot of information. If I buy it, what exactly am I buying? A die cut? So I would need a die cut machine? Would it work on one of the huge die cut machines at the scrapbook store? I Have been looking EVERYWHERE for this exact shape and size, so I’m hoping this will work!


    • calicopumpkin
      Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:26:14

      It is old, but I do still monitor the blog. 🙂 Here is the info on the fillable frame 4:
      * It is a die that measures 3 1/8″ x 2″ from point to point
      * This die is to be used in a die cut machine like the Spellbinder Wizard or Grand Caliber, Tim Holtz Vagabond, Sizzix, Epic Six, etc.
      * The big die cut machines (like at Archiver’s) take a very thick die, and would not use this type; however, many scrapbook stores will also let you use the smaller die cut machines (like the Sizzix), which would cut this die. (I’d call your local stores to check out their policy and availability). Any machine that can cut the Spellbinder dies can handle this die
      *If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!



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