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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot - Sympathy Cards


This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we were asked to do Sympathy Cards (or apparantly also Thinking of You cards, you lucky participants, because I had a hard time here.) With all of the cards I make, I just don't do sympathy. I can't, and I feel terrible about it too because I've had the occasion recently and just froze up. Had I made this one I probably wouldn't have sent it anyway because it's pretty darn foofy (suitable for the Pope? Ha Ha, Margie!) but I was determined to use a bunch of stuff I bought awhile ago and had yet to even open. Those things include the Spellbinders Cross set, the Lattice Pendant and Lattice Border and one of the 5x7 embossing folders from the Cricut Companion Sentimentals Cuttlebug set. The lacy corners come with the pendant, the rectangular panel behind the layered cross is the cut out center of the Lace Door Embossing Plus folder and of course the computer generated sentiment is on yet ANOTHER of the Fanciful Labels (that one's getting a workout!)

I layered up a storm and actually do think it turned out quite pretty. Maybe I'll just change the sentiment (First Holy Communion, Christening?). Be sure to stop by The Cuttlebug Spot for a glimpse of the more tastefully simple and elegant cards done by my DT sisters. And if you're not inclined to do Sympathy, you can still play along with a Thinking of You card as long as it's embossed and is NEW (come on you guys, back posting isn't fair to those who really take the challenge!) and you may win a $20.00 gift certificate from Custom Crops.

20 comments:

RAP said...

What a gorgeous card. I love all the layers. Your right it would work for other occasions too like you listed plus for Easter or just someone you want to encourage.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi donna,
this is a charming card. I love the layering and the layout. It's gorgeous.
Hugs,
Fiona x

- - Sheryl - - said...

You did a fabulous job on a difficult event

flowerdisco said...

hello donna!

your card is gorgeous and as you said it cab be for a few occasions too just changing the sentiment/ love the layering and the embossing too. tfs!

mforquer said...

Donna,
I'm with you girl - for some reason sitting down to make a card around losing someone is just so hard. I haven't done it yet either - and not sure I could. However, I do think your card is beautiful and elegant.
Melissa

Marlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I really struggle with sympathy cards. Sympathy and snark don't go together well.

Audrey Frelx said...

Donna, this card is stunning!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Donna, do you ever sleep girl. This is absolutely breath taking... I love everything about it.

CelticWoman said...

stunning Donna, love the corners and embossing. Hugs

Dana said...

This card is beautiful. I think you did a wonderful job. By changing the sentiment, you could use this card for a variety of things. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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Leah said...

hey!!!
this is so pretty and the layering is very fancy!!!
sympathy I guess is the one thing none of us card makers look forward to.
glad to see you pulling out those shopping goodies and putting them to use!
looks like we're going to have a beautiful weekend here!

Joy said...

Simply STUNNING !!!!
xoxo Joy

SuzanneS said...

This card is elegant. Sympathy cards are hard but I will say this, I would feel very honored if I had received this card after losing someone dear to me. To know someone had put so much work into a card would let me know that they really appreciated my loss and I would treasure it always.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! This is sooooooo beautiful!! Love all the layering

Margie said...

The Pope called... he said if you re-purpose it for some other holy cause, he will bestow upon you all the bling! LMAO! It truly is beautiful Donna and if you listen very attentively, you can hear the angels singing! LOL! I kill myself!!!

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Great job Donna on a very hard project. It's very elegant and I'm sure it will be appreciated and admired for whatever event you decide to use it for. I think I'm partial to a little girls First Communion. Now how special would that be but I don't think I'd mention the fact that it started its life as a Sympathy card..lol

Andrea C said...

oo I hate sympathy cards too they make me feel uncomfortable but this one is soooooo perfect that I had to comment. x

Kelly said...

What a stunning card especially for someone who doesn't do sympathy cards. I've got eveything to make this card but hope I won't have to any time soon but should the need arise, I'll be back to scraplift it for sure!

Smita said...

Another beautiful white on white card, Donna. Love it... It must be really difficult making a sympathy card though.

Love the pendant and corners.

Smita

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous! Yep...a First Communion card...it would be perfect! I don't think anything beats the elegance and sophistication of white on white. Beautiful work, Donna!
hugs!
Sharon