Monday, March 9, 2015

15 minute Sympathy Card with your Cricut Explore

Hi everyone,

This is truly a card we hope to never have to make.  When someone loses a loved one, it is hard to convey how truly sorry we are for their loss.

I recently had the unfortunate need to make a card for someone.  I think sympathy cards should be simple and elegant.  I saw a few cards on Pinterest that fit that bill, but most of them were created using dies and border punches I didn't own.

With the Cricut Explore and a little effort, you can make very similar cuts. Of course, now that I have my Cricut Explore I am no longer intimidated by more difficult cuts.

So I started looking through my borders an came up with this card.

I have a basic card file saved that I always open for a quick card.  My base is 8.5x5.5 which makes a 4.25x5.5 card.  This fits an A2 envelope, these can be purchased in bulk at your local craft store or Walmart.

I have the different layers ready to go also.  Just cut them and emboss if necessary.

For this card I found a border image I liked, #M3CA56 from Paper Lace 2 top layer only cut at 5.25" wide. A layered scallop oval, cut at 2.75", 2.5" and 2.25", and a few simple daisy flowers cut a little less than an inch.   I cut these out, added my sentiment, tied a little ribbon,  and added gems for flower centers.

That is it, done in under 15 minutes, that is if you don't spend days looking through all the images.  My suggestion, create that basic card file, add a few borders and labels you like.  When you need a card in a jiffy, open your file and cut the images you want.  Quick, simple, and done.

That's it, easy peasy.

Supplies used:
1/4" Grosgrain ribbon in white
Yellow gems
Sympathy stamp ( I used a combination of stamps I had)


From now until March 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM CST, you can get this free stamp with any size purchase.

Who doesn't need a good Birthday stamp?  This stamp allows several different ways to add birthday sentiments to your cards, gift boxes/bags or scrapbook pages.  
Joyful Birthday #B1419

How can you get it?

2) That's it! I will send it out to you separately! Do NOT add it to your cart.

This special is only through me, not Close to My Heart. Valid from now until Friday, March 13, 2015,  at 11:59 pm CST.

This stamp is valued at $9.95.

Go to my shopping site HERE today and place your order to get the FREE stamp!

Please provide me with your address via email.  I will be sending out the stamps by the end of the month.  I will send you an email when your stamp is shipped.

And as always, there are additional Close to My Heart specials that you can also get along with the FREE stamp set above!  

With a qualifying $50 purchase you can get the Stamp of the Month.

March 2015 Stamp of the Month

This stamp is only available until March 31, 2015 11:59 CST.  Be sure to get yours while you can.

Thank you for dropping by.  I don't request donations to support my site or crafting addiction.  All I ask is you take a few minutes to look at the wonderful Close to My Heart products available on my website.  Any purchase you wish to make would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Craftin!
Kim (Proud MiMi)
CTMH Independent Consultant

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