Word Play Sympathy Card

Stampin up word play big shot sympathy
They are never easy.  However, the comfort a handmade sympathy card offers means so much more.  Sorry, Hallmark!  This simple card incorporates one of my favorite looks–Whisper White embossed card stock layered over a Whisper White card base.  It's beautiful for weddings, too.

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  • Stampin up word play sympathy card The Stampin' Up! Word Play stamp set gets excellent mileage.  I love the mix of fonts and bold look.
  • Get your brads to line up at attention.  I use a Paper Piercing Tool and the Stampin' Up! Mat Pack Piercing Template to pop in perfectly spaced holes.
  • Layering two Whisper White layers for the sentiment gives a elegant faux embossed look, especially with the combined 3-D effect of Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Need more ideas for sympathy and get well cards?  CLICK to see my previous posts and samples.  Note  this category is always available on my left side bar under "Sympathy."

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Black signature ivory

Word play stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Word Play (WM 120308, CM 120651)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120175), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
The Perfect Touch:  Regals Brads (119737), Marina Mist 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (1197510, Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Thanks so much, Donata. That means everything!

  2. Just had comment that frequently when I’m looking at ideas of a card yours catches my eye. Thanks for the simple, beautiful card ideas

  3. Carla Bazhenow

    Mary this is so beautiful. I love it. Hugs,

  4. Thank you for sharing this card. Sympathy cards are not easy to make, but you have designed one that is so universal. It is beautiful, simple, and comforting.

  5. Thank you for sharing this card. Sympathy cards are not easy to make, but you have designed one that is so universal. It is beautiful, simple, and comforting.

  6. Very nice card Mary. Love the simplicity of the card. Very clean look. Great job Mary. Thanks for sharing

  7. Beautiful, Mary! And my starter kit arrived today with my very own “Word Play” set in it. Thank you so much for helping me select it – you surely do know best! 🙂

  8. Beautiful! Always so elegant, MAry.

  9. Such a lovely, elegant card. Sometimes a special card says more than words ever could.

  10. This is just lovely – so elegant and perfect for a sympathy card!

  11. Beautiful card Mary.

  12. WOW!!Very elegant I really love it thanks for sharing.

  13. Beautiful, Mary! I am making a collection of cards for my sister’s Christmas gift. This card definitely gives me an idea for a sympathy card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Never easy, but unavoidable. What a classic and thoughtful way to express sumpathy.

  15. I am just getting ready to make some more sympathy cards (lately it seems I have been sending quite a few of them) and your idea couldn’t have come at a better time. I even used your easy buttons on the side of your blog to check out the other sympathy card ideas. Thank you so much for sharing – wonderful ideas.

  16. Choosing colors for sympathy cards are my biggest stumbling block. It’s a thin line between using sullen colors and inappropriate cheery colors. Whisper White seems a nice middle ground — great idea!

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