I am sharing two cards with you today.  I needed to make a sympathy card and reminded myself before I began  to do two of the card.  Sadly, I don’t do that most of the time.  Generally it is because I am not sure where I am going with a card until it is almost finished. 🙂  Yesterday though I realized pretty quick where I was going and that it would make a very flexible card.


This is the card I made as the sympathy card.  The Inspiring Iris is a great stamp for an easy focal point.  The iris can be done in many colors.  I went with the Gorgeous Grape and then used small borders of Gorgeous Grape to really bring the color out.

The designer series paper is the soon to be gone Best Dressed 6 X 6 DSP.  One side is the purses, perfume, lipstick, etc.  The opposite side is a more general pattern.  There are a lot of different flowers, but I fell for this Old Olive polka dot piece.

The sentiment is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I have  used this for a multitude of cards.  I just love the words.  Those three words are pretty powerful.

For the second card, I wanted to show that simply by changing the sentiment, it would work for other occasions.



I made this card as a Thank You.  You can never have too many of those on hand.  I also changed the cutting of the paper a bit.  This one shows more of the Gorgeous Grape.   And the Thanks is from the Inspiring Iris stamp set.  You know how I love the one set cards!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it and hope you have a relaxing holiday  I will be remembering military personnel who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us.


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