Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Masking Technique, Simple stamping, Sympathy

Touched My Heart Sympathy Card

Touched My Heart is a Host stamp set that you can earn when you host a Stampin’ Up!® Party. I still remember the Stampin’ Up! Party I went to many years ago. I have the first card I made displayed in my craft room. I just fell in love with the idea of making my own handmade cards!

This card is a SIP card- stamps, ink and paper. And there is only one color of ink- Basic Grey. Let’s get stamping!

Measurements: Smoky slate Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch card base with a score line at 4 1/4 inches and 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: two 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and one 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches.

First thing to do is stamping! Use the Basic Grey ink with the leaf design in the Touched My Heart stamp set to stamp on each corner of one 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Whisper White CS as shown.

Switch to the straight leaves and stamp them in the Basic Grey ink on either side of the first stamp.

Using the single leaf and the Basic Grey ink, stamp 3 times in the corner.

Repeat the stamping identically on the other 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Whisper White. One piece with be the inside of the card, and one will go on the outside of the card.

Stamp the sentiment “With Sympathy” in Basic Grey ink onto the 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp in the lower right hand corner.

This stamping uses a Masking Technique. Use a piece of sticky note paper to cover the sentiment. Stamp the heart image in Basic Grey ink over the top of the masked sentiment as shown. Let dry then remove the sticky note mask. Cool Trick!

Add the butterfly if desired.

Adhere one of the stamped 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Whisper White CS to the inside and one on the card front.

Adhere the sentiment piece to the 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch Basic Grey CS.

Adhere the sentiment piece to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Viola! You have made a heartfelt sympathy card. Hopefully it will be a long time before you will have to send one off to someone.

Alternatively, you could add a hint of color. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in light Petal Pink, light Mint Macaron, and light and dark Purple Posy.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope all is going well with you and your family. For us, school at home just started and it is not going well. Very stressful. I am glad I can craft and keep myself sane!

If you would like to learn more about Stampin’ Up!® parties, please send me an email at You can also learn more on my Stampin’ Up! Website HERE and clicking on the HOST tab.

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Happy crafting!!


Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, dog, Sympathy

Sympathy card after the loss of a beloved pet

Whichever type of stay-at-home, lock-down or quarantine you are experiencing, it can be difficult enough to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind. Sadly, I have had several people in my life who have lost their dog or cat, their best buddy, during this time. I can’t imagine what they are feeling. I made this card to hopefully help ease the pain a bit. This is a quick card to make.

The Peaceful Moments stamp set is a great set for a beginner because there are sentiments for many occasions. The sympathy stamp is a nice one to use and fits within several punches. There are also the Painted Label Dies if you have a cutting machine.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches for the card base and 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Basic Black CS: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Real Red CS: 1/2 x 4 inches; and the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 x 4 1/4 inches.

Using Memento black ink stamp the sentiment “With Deepest Sympathy” slightly to the left of the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Punch the sentiment out with the Label Me Lovely Punch.

Punch out another label from the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Basic Black CS with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Cut it in half as shown. Adhere one half to the bottom of the Whisper White CS sentiment label. Adhere the other half to the top of the sentiment label. This will make the sentiment stand out better from the paw and heart background.

In the center punch out the silhouette of the dog with the Dog Builder Punch from the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic Black CS. You will be using this card stock behind the DSP in another step, so you want to punch from the center leaving the borders uncut.

Punch a heart from the 1/2 x 4 inch Real Red CS. now you have the silhouette of the dog and a heart.

Fold the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Whisper White CS at the 4 1/4 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Adhere the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic Black CS to the center of the front of the Whisper White card base. Adhere the 3 x 4 1/4 inch Playful Pets DSP to the Basic Black CS. Be mindful of the direction of the heart so you adhere it in the proper direction.

Adhere the sentiment, the dog and finally the heart.

Viola! You have a very heartfelt sympathy card to send to someone who has just lost a best buddy. (Alternatively, you could use the cat punch if that is more appropriate.)

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. I also hope your furry friends are doing well. If you have suffered the loss of a pet, my heart goes out to you.

Wishing you a very crafty day!