Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Paper Trunk Tuesday

I have been making far too many Sympathy cards lately. I don't think it was long ago that I had posted a few. I am torn about how I feel about making them. Part of me doesn't like it because what they represent, yet I think that if they bring a sense of comfort to the receiver, then that is definitely a good thing!

I thought this Designer Paper would make a good background for the Tree image. I just purchased this Thoughts and Prayers Stamp set from SU! recently because I have been making so many Sympathy cards. I used both sides of the paper, which is Alluring, from the Paper Trunk Batik Collection. I mounted this on a base of Burgandy Cardstock.

I used the Really Large Oval punch, along with the new Scalloped Oval from Stampin up!

Really, these were fairly simple cards to put together, but I think they they are quite subdued and elegant................

See you tomorrow, with something more cheerful

Happy Stamping



  1. Vicki I have a hard time making them too. Your card is beautiful.

  2. Sympathy cards are always tough but this is gorgeous Vicki and sure to bring a little comfort to the receiver. xx

  3. So gorgeous Cindy!! Just love your distressed papers here! :) I'm sure the recipient will really appreciate this!

  4. See what happens?!! Cindy makes a comment and I see her name before I leave one!! Sorry Vicki!! :) TEEHEE!!

  5. Beautifully serene. Perfect.

    I love those papers...may just have to invest in one or ten sheets.

    I had to make a sympathy card last week too....for a young girl... sends me off on a solitary thought trail for quite a while. So sad.

  6. Wow! these are beautiful! Sorry that you have to make so many sympathy cards, though.

  7. I know exactly what you mean, but you have really created an awesome card, I love the colors, and the shading! It could actually be used for other occassions too. =)
    Jodi =)

  8. Your cards are just stunning Vicki and love the design and papers, Big Hugs, Nikki x

  9. I struggle with sympathy cards as well. I like to think though that you are bringing comfort as you are thinking of the person and their hardship as you are making them. These are simply stunning Vicki! I adore the distressing and the rich colors! the tree is a beautiful image and i love the two layout! Exquisite!


  10. You did a wonderful job with the sympathy card, Vicki. The colors are perfect. . .the card looks very elegant and the sentiment is perfect. The image is just right for a sympathy card. As always, beautiful job!


  11. Wow, Vicki...these are terrific cards. They have such unique and interesting design elements, and the paper really suits this image along with the burgundy touches really makes these cards classic beauties.

  12. WOW Vicki, you are so talented....These are so peaceful. I love trees...I LOVE LOVE this!!

  13. Sympathy cards ARE hard.... I love yours--the dp is great...I am sure they will be treasured.

  14. they are beautiful cards Vicki. I agree Sympathy cards are always hard to make. These turned out fabulous. Those papers are beautiful too.

  15. You did a wonderful job with the sympathy card.
    Perfect choice of paper stamp.

  16. Vicki, this is so beautiful. Love the tree, love the colors... Gerat work... Big hugs...

  17. Vicki,

    Seriously??? No ifs ands or butts about it I love these cards!!! I love the distressed paper and I love that tree stamp I so want that set it is on my top list of wants right now!!!

    I also love the use of the top note!!!

    You are so so stinking talented my friend!!!


  18. HI Vicki :) Your cards are gorgeous! LOVE the beautiful layout and stunning paper!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

  19. Elegant yes, and so warm and friendly too!


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