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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A new Sympathy card for my stash.....

The card stock is K&Company Designer Paper Black & Ivory Fusion

You have to be carefull lining up the sentiment on the inside, so you don't see it from the outside of the card--and remember to only tape 1/2 of the front sentiment.

My friend, Shelly and I, decided to slow on the soldier cards, for just the moment, and build a supply of cards we may need for misc needs in our personal lives.

So here is a Z fold sympathy card I came up with.

And I hope these instructions make since.

Recipe for Sympathy Card (Z Fold):

Front: With Sympathy
Printed on Microsoft Word
Font:BixAntiqueScriptHmkBold (also with Bold turned on.)
Font Size:22
Inside: Death leaves a heartache
Only God can heal;
Love leaves memories
No one can steal.
Font:BixAntiqueScriptHmk (with Bold turned one.)
Font Size:16

Cut card base from 8 ½ x 11 card stock (can make 2 cards)
**Cut size 11 x 4 ¼

*Cut 2 mats (from pattern paper) (front & left inside)
2 ½ x 4
*Cut 1 mat (from pattern paper) (right inside)
5 ¼ x 4

Score card base @ 2 ¾ and 5 ½

With Stretch your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
Cut Shadow on page 78 (5.7)

**2 black (card base color) @ 3 ¼
*2 pattern paper @ 3
2 around sentiment (using center on Cricut Expression) @ 2 ¾

(I always cut a plain one and check the placement and centering
of the sentiment – luckily this cartridge has a frame the same size
make it easy to check the placement.)

I used ink to shadow all edges. I did not use any pop dots—since it
Will most likely be mailed.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Beautiful card and sentiment, Linda! How've you been doing? Hope you're staying cool and enjoying the summer.

  2. Thanks for stopping by--a compliment from you on my cards means alot. I'm doing well--except when it rains. Having a ball making cards! My gypsy broke and is going back tomorrow--but I had it while I was out of town, and that was the most important part--loving the new contour feature--I have DS too! You are still my inspiration! Thanks again for checking in! Really want to win one of those snowmen cart!

    Hugs to you and yours,
    Linda H

  3. Linda, what a beautiful card. I have needed to make some sympathy cards and was a bit stumped. Thank you for such great inspiration.

    Glad I was directed to your site by BeeJay. I was also surprised with awards from her. Thanks to BeeJay I will add you as another source of inspiration. Love your cards!