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Quick & Pretty PPA Sympathy Card

Quick&PrettyBadge7Don’t you love simplicity?  Today’s card went together in less than 10 minutes and qualifies as one of my Quick & Pretty Cards.  Click and scroll for more Quick & Pretty card ideas.

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A soft color combination from the NEW Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge
was the source of my inspiration.  Discover HERE what the rest of the PPA
Resident Artists have designed with these colors and PLAY ALONG!CeleryBashfulMarina


  • If there’s a paper crafting tool I can’t resist, it’s a Stampin’ Up! punch.  The Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly “take off” when layered together.  A Glue Dot keeps them in place.  Quick and easy!

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  • A simple stick-on pearl (Stampin’ Up! Pearl Basic Jewels) adds a touch of dimension and sophistication.

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  • “So Sorry” stamp set (available in wood-mount and clear-mount) says just the “right thing” in the most difficult of situations.  See all “So Sorry” stamp images below.

SPEAKING OF BUTTERFLIES . . . THE APRIL BEST OF BUTTERFLIES STAMP SET IS HERE!  Stampin’ Up! just released the latest addition to their 25th Anniversary “best of” stamp sets.  Click to SHOP for the “Best of Butterflies” Stamp Set and LEARN how you can earn a free stamp set!


STAMPIN’ UP! WATERCOLOR PENCILS & CRAYONS DISCONTINUED effective immediately.  You can still purchase the remaining collections of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons: Subtles (item 119802), Neutrals (item 119805),
and Regals (item 119803).  Only available while supplies last!

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Stamp Set:  So Sorry (Wood-Mount 126525, Clear-Mount 126527)
Paper:  Bashful Blue (105120), Marina Mist (119682), Certainly Celery (105125), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Marina Mist (126962)
Cool Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406)
The Perfect Touch:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Glue Dots (103683)

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20 thoughts on “Quick & Pretty PPA Sympathy Card”

  1. Mary, This card is so simple but very elegant. This gives a nice WOW factor.
    You are amazing. Thank you for sharing. I love the simple sentiment. It says it all.

  2. Thank you Mary! I need to make a sympathy card ASAP. A friend’s father died and I think they really would love to have the butterflies on the card. The colors are perfect too. I don’t have that stamp but I am sure I have something that will work. The colors are just perfect and I just received my punches last week. I will be using your pretty card as an example. Thank you!!! What perfect timing.

  3. Such a beautiful card….soft and simple. Love the certainly celery….one of my favorite go to colors! Thanks so much for sharing.


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