Thursday, March 07, 2019

With Sympathy, DRU, Sue Wilson

Hello Crafty Friends!
Welcome back!  I've got a Sympathy card in a pretty blue tone...
It is a simple design that could be put together rather quickly and could easily be duplicated. Sadly, I'm in need of three separate Sympathy cards at the moment, so I will likely use this design again.

DRU Products used: 
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Frames and Tags Collection - Jocelyn

Mini Expressions Collection - With Sympathy

Other Products used:
Blue Cardstock, White Cardstock, Vellum Paper, Satin Ribbon and Flat-back Pearls

How-To Details
Die Cut the Jocelyn Die 3 times out of Vellum and 3 times out of White Cardstock.
Layer, adhere and arrange the cuts across the front of a 6x6 card as shown.
Then Die-Cut frames out of both White and Blue Cardstock. I also cut-out and extra framing out of white recycled cardboard (from 12x12 packaging sets), and adhere to back of layered frames for added dimension.
 Trim a strip of Vellum to adhere across the white frame then place blue frame over this to cover edges. Your sentiment will then be added over the vellum to separte it from the background.
For extra dimension to the framing, add foam adhesive to the backing of edges as shown. 
Then layer and adhere the 3 additional die-cut sentiments and place over the vellum strip. 
 Adhere entire framing over the background.

Finally add your bow and Pearls. That's it!
Hope you'll give this design a try!   :)

This card was created for my DT post at the Dies R Us - Inspirational Blog. For more inspiration, stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, here are the Dies R Us links;
ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?Then hurry on over to check us out at this awesome Facebook group of FANS! We love to create, inspire, interact, share ideas, tips, tricks and tutorials of fabulous makes using Sue Wilson's products!  Click HERE to get there and come join the great FUN! "Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"


I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN Challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team OC - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow
Crafts Galore Encore -  Anything Goe
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Happy Craft Chall - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Life in a Snapshot - Die Cuts
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Something New (used Newly released SW dies)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Chall - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Your Favorite Color - (mine is this pretty blue tone at moment)
Scribbles Designs - 3 or more Layers
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Option Embellishments
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Chall - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today!
I love hearing from you and hope to have inspired your creativity. :)


  1. Oh wow this is stunning, sad but stunning.x

  2. Amazing card, America. Great inspiration and I love your photo tutorial. Hugs, my friend.

  3. Absolutely beautiful card. We all send sympathy cards and personally I'd rather look at something beautiful like this. [Bunny]

  4. Thank you for joining in at MMM, this is a beautiful die and card

  5. Oh, this is absolutely stunning! Sympathy cards are the most difficult to make, in my opinion. I am sure this beautiful card will bring comfort to the family. Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday and hope you can join us again soon.

  6. This design is stunning, sympathy cards are difficult to create, but yours are perfect. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  7. Sympathy cards are notoriously difficult to design, but this is beautiful. It is elegant and understated. I love the way you layered the stitched die frames and added the sentiment. Just a gorgeous design! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” March Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

  8. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  9. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with crafting from the Heart!

  10. Very beautiful and elegant, America!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for

  11. Beautiful creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin x

  12. This is so elegant just beautiful Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Team Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Michelle DT

    Keencrafter's Hand Made Goodies 

  13. Beautiful sympathy card very elegent gorgeous bow and dies.Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  14. Your card is stunning! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  15. What a lovely card, the blue is a perfect color. So glad you joined us for the March challenge of "Anything Goes".

  16. Great project thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs

  17. What a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  18. This is stunning! I love the fancy die cuts you used and the layers are divine Thank you for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN this month. Best of luck! Nick

  19. Very cute card. Love the color combination.
    Thank you for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft", best of luck with your

    Alina F DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  20. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x