Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden Sympathy Card

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Today’s Secret Garden sympathy card easily could work as a birthday or thank you card with a simple switch of sentiment.  You’ll get the same crisp results when stamping and cropping the flowers using the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits dies from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog.  Save 15% when you purchase them together (Wood-Mount Bundle 131100 OR Clear-Mount Bundle 131099).

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  • Here are the details for this creative fold.  Start with a 4 1/4 x 11″ piece of card stock.  Using a Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score and fold at 2 3/4″ and  5 1/2″.

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  • I added panels of patterned paper (Stampin’ Up! Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack), sized 1/4″ smaller than the card base sections.  The sentiment “for your loss” is tucked into the center panel.

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  • I left my ribbon tails a little longer so that the card can be easily retied.

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  • Dressing up an envelope flap with coordinating paper looks so polished.  Watch my video for quick tips on adding designer series paper to an envelope flap.

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I’m so thankful and appreciative of the wonderful platform that you
provide for the Pals and all of the resources that you make available.
I so enjoy being a Pal!!! 

Eileen, a hobby stamper & proud Pal

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Stamp Sets:  Secret Garden (Wood-Mount 129141, Clear-Mount 129144), So Sorry (Wood-Mount 126525, Clear-Mount 126527)
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (129312), Midnight Muse (126842), Summer Starfruit (126839), Gumball Green (126840), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860), Summer Starfruit (126991)
Cool Tools:  Secret Garden Framelits Dies (129372), Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846), Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Hi Mary, I am looking for this secret garden stamp set, and i guess it is retired, do you still have it, would you be willing to sell it for a reasonable price? Please email me if you could help, Thanks very much,

    • Thanks for checking, Robin. I sell all my stamp sets and accessories pretty quickly after they retire, including this one. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

  2. Mary, I’ve always been so in awe of the clear and perfectly angled photographs you do for your blog–they make your creations “come alive” and highlight them so well. But regardless of your mad photography skills, I have now had the honor and pleasure of seeing your work in person–and the photos can’t do your cards justice! This card is just so incredibly sweet and beautiful in person. The tone-on-tone stamping of the flowers and leaves made them look so velvety, I felt the card to see if you’d somehow managed to MAKE velvet with them! Thank you so much for your card, your support, your friendship, and your constant inspiration!

  3. Carol Carriveau

    Beautiful and bold…lovely!

  4. Mary, this is just gorgeous! Love the colors, the style of the card and embellishments. This post is going in my “great cards” email folder. I’m sure I will be making this one day. Thanks for all you do for us.

  5. Beautiful card, Mary! I just used So Sorry to make a sympathy card for my Mom for today! I love the flower set, wasn’t sure I liked it that much until I saw this card!

  6. Stunning! I don’t think I’ve see this template before, Beautiful!

  7. Thanks for creating a sympathy card. We don’t like to think about them, but we all do have to send them.Love the colors.

  8. Hi Dottie

    The dimensions are listed above in the post – here they are in case you missed them. 🙂

    Here are the details for this creative fold. Start with a 4 1/4 x 11″ piece of card stock. Using a Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score and fold at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.

    Hugs, M

  9. Cheryl McAskill

    Awesome card! Love, love,love this color combo! I wear these colors, I like them so much!!! Thanks for sharing and I will CASE this one!!!!

  10. Mary this card is so beautiful. I love, Love, love the color and the layout.
    I can not wait to play with this set. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card and the directions with all of us. You are amazing. The colors really pop and you want to share this card with somebody special.

  11. What a beautiful card Mary! I love the colors as well as the Print Poetry DSP stack from the SC!! Awesome creation as usual! Well done! 🙂

  12. Joan Garlough

    Mary, this card is just stunning. The minute that I opened your blog, I knew that I have to make a similar card!!!! I just ordered this stamp set, YAY! Thanks so much for the measurements for the card stock….I have never folded a card this way and can’t wait to do it. I love, love, love, all of the colors and the placement of the flowers. Your card just pops with excitement.

  13. Another Mary Fish beauty! I love everything about this card from the layout to the colors to the embellishments…I love it all! I was having a poopy day until I saw your card and it instantly cheered me up. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Very nice Mary. Really like the tri-fold effect. I just order that stamp set, and anxious to try it out. Have a great day.

  15. Mary, I got to take a peek today. I can’t tell you how beautiful the card is. The Print Poetry DSP was meant for this type of card. Love, love, love the envelope flap. That paisley is beautiful! Thanks…I definitely feel a CASE coming on…

  16. Beautiful card! I have the Fith Ave. Floral set and may have to try this idea using that set. Thank you for sharing – I love it!

  17. OOOH Ms Mary, there’s no word for that card !!! but I’ll try BEAUITIFUL , lovely ,gorgeous
    I don’t know !!! love it , vary pretty . I’m a flower fan anyways ,
    just so pretty !!!!!
    so I need to say CAS ??
    thanks for a BEAUITIFUL idea !!!!
    have a wonderful day !!
    hugs frenchie,

  18. Oh what a gorgeous Card Mary!!!! I love the colours and it reminds me that spring is not so far away. hugs! Mojca

  19. As usual, oh so pretty!! Wasn’t even considering ordering this bundle, and now – oh well!!!

  20. I love the card and the colors. Thanks for sharing your idea.

  21. MAGNIFIQUE !!!!!!!

  22. Dottie Macken

    Mary, your card is so “spring” and “uplifting” – I just love it — really like your color choices – I have seen the layout for this type of card before, but have never tried it. You have given me once again, an inspiration to share this card with my students – it’s absolutely beautiful.
    Mary, can share the dimensions for the focal part of your card (so sorry) – while I could figure it out, it would be easier just to ask you. Thank you in advance, and thank you for another beautiful card.

  23. Beautiful

  24. That is so pretty and beautiful! Very nice card. This combo set is on my list!!

  25. Oh, it’s even prettier than the sneak peek! I love the fussy cut flowers and the color combo, Mary. The fold is great, too. Beautiful1

  26. I’ve made this card design before and NEVER thought to use the backside of the front panel to write my sentiment. BRILLIANT Mary……And thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS card with us. LOVE the Secret Garden Bundle!

  27. Lovely card, Mary. This is a very versatile design because, like you said, it can easily be changed into a birthday or thank you card just by changing the sentiment. This beautiful card is yet another reason why I’m anxiously waiting for my Secret Garden Bundle to arrive. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Love this gorgeous card and color combination! Love the envie flap too 🙂

  29. Very pretty card, Mary! I love the printed papers and the pop of color for the flowers. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I will have to CASE this design for a couple cards for my stash. Love checking out your daily updates!

  30. Die Karte ist ein Traum!
    The card is a dream!! Elisabeth

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