No one wants to need sympathy cards but alas, there are times when it is therapeutic to make a special sympathy card. The “Charming Cafe” bundle by Stampin’ Up! creates a very pretty and unique trifold card that is perfect for a sad occasion. I paired the flowers and framelits from the Charming Cafe set with the beautiful and very appropriate saying from the “Flourishing Phrases” stamp set. The framelits make cutting out the gorgeous flower window quick and effortless. Stampin’ Up! Blends alcohol markers add a touch of colour. Stampin’ Up! water based markers could be used as well since the flowers are too small to take advantage of the blending with the alcohol markers.
The “With Sympathy” is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and fits perfectly into the “Pretty Label” punch. This set also includes phrases for the inside of cards so is a very versatile set to own.
The black floral designer series paper is from the Whole Lot of Lovely Pack and coordinates with the powder pink in the Fresh Florals pack. The colours are soft and appropriate for a sympathy card.
The inside showcases the floral paper and I love the trifold effect as it leaves room in the inside for your message. I know that even if people don’t read the card immediately they often go back weeks, months or even years later to read the comforting words
The card is finished off with the solid black twine that pulls the colours together and is simple but effective. I like how this sympathy card shows the care that went into making it without being too fussy.