Monday, January 26, 2015

Prayers coming your way sympathy card (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to make a sympathy card.  I find this type of card VERY difficult to make on the spur of the moment, so I like to have one or two in the stash for those times when I need one.  I picked my print papers first-something kind of soft, warm, and soothing from the Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 collection that I had tucked on the shelf.  I wanted something with wings for my cricut cut since my sentiment stamp said "prayers coming your way", so I used the butterfly from Create A Critter up on some pop dots.   I cut the ovals with my old CM cutting system since it was lying out on the table, but could have used Plaintain Schoolbook for those.  The team at BBTB2 has some beautiful card ideas to inspire your sympathy card-we hope you'll link up what you make this week so we can see it too!

Create A Critter-butterfly cut at 3 inches
Paper-Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 stack prints, CTMH solids
Versamagic Jumbo Java chalk ink for edges
Stampin' Up Pool Party ribbon and ink
Stamps-Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
CM oval cutters


  1. This is a beautiful sympathy card Michelle! I love your paper choices, the colors soft and serene. Your butterfly is the perfect choice as well. These are hard to make on a spur of the moment notice, heck they are difficult to make to begin with! But you did a fabulous job with yours. Hugs, Brenda

  2. I love the pretty soft colors of your card. It is so soothing! I don't know why, but I always seem to put butterflies on my sympathy cards, like you. Your butterfly is beautiful and your sentiment matches it so perfectly.

  3. Such a beautiful card Michelle!!! I love this butterfly cut and the wonderful papers you used!!! :)

  4. beautiful card, as I told Caroline, butterflies are so appropriate for sympathy cards, they are so light and bring a smile.


  5. Create A Critter is one of my favourite cartridges. This card is so sweet Michelle. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Sweet and wonderful sympathy card !!! Lovely design !!