Gifts of Kindness Sympathy Card

Stampin up stampinup pretty it gifts of kindness catalog demonstrator
When it comes to sympathy cards, I believe a simple message and design is appropriate.   I used the Stampin’ Up! Gifts of Kindness stamp set for today’s card.  These sentiments know how to say “just the right thing.”  Images below.


  • To add a touch of 3D, I stamped the image a second time using Coastal Cabana ink on Coastal Cabana card stock.  Each flower was paper snipped, petals “molded” a tad with my fingers and adhered with Glue Dots.

Stampin up stampinup mary fish pretty it gifts of kindness sympathy card ideas catalog

  • I added Calypso Coral Buttons from Subtles Designer Buttons (they coordinate with Crisp Cantaloupe beautifully) and a touch of Natural Linen Thread for a polished look.  Glue Dots keep the buttons in place.
  • The Crisp Cantaloupe border was cropped with the Large Scallop Edgelits Die.

Stampin up stampinup gifts of kindness it pretty sympathy card ideas catalog

  • The Gifts of Kindness stamp set has sentiments for card interiors, too.


FOR A LIMITED TIME!  You asked for it and Stampin’ Up! listened.  The Stampin’ Up! “New Color” Stampin’ Write Markers are now available for purchase individually through October 31.   Learn more!

Mary signature


Stampin up stampinup pretty order it online mary fish demonstrator gifts of kindness sympathy card ideas

Stamp Set:  Gifts of Kindness (Wood-Mount 130441, Clear-Mount 130444)
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe (131298), Baked Brown Sugar (131296), Coastal Cabana (131297), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar (131174), Coastal Cabana (131175)
Cool Tools:  Paper Snips (103579), Large Scallop Edgelits (127019), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Subtles Designer Buttons (130030), Linen Thread (104199), Glue Dots (103683)

Gifts of kindness stampin up stampinup sympathy card ideas


  1. the best way to beat the AZ heat wave,judy, is to stay inside. it’s not fit for man nor beast. hoping it breaks soon. i get out for my morning run and then it’s just too hot. looks like it might rain right now. we need it. first time i have seen clouds in weeks.

  2. Oh goodness. that is an especially difficult card to create. You did it here, Mary.

  3. beautiful and so peaceful…

  4. Wonderful color combination for this beautiful sympathy card Mary. Soft and gentle yet encourageing through the brighter color flowers and buttons that little by little the future looms brighter.

    Thanks Mary.

  5. Love it!

  6. ooh so Bonita !!! love those colors ms Mary !!!
    looks like a cas !!
    tfs ,
    hugs frenchie

  7. I love the card, colors and stamp set that you used. Very beautiful.

  8. This sympathy card is just perfect for the use. You are very clever and so creative Mary. Love it as well as the colors!

  9. Carol Carriveau

    Beautiful, somewhat simple (wow fussy cutting!) lovely colors!

  10. ok, that’s it, just amazing!!

  11. Judy McMullen

    Beautiful! Sadly,I’m looking for ideas for sympathy cards to often lately. Thanks for sharing this lovely card. I hadn’t considered buying this Gifts of Kindness stamp set and I believe I need to reconsider.

    What are you doing today to stay cool in this extreme heat we’re having?

  12. Ginger Toivonen

    Simply perfect Mary!

  13. thank you so much for your kind feedback. sympathy cards are always a challenge (what to say, need to sent out quickly). this one is for a dear friend who lost her son.

  14. Gorgeous!!! Love the color combination and dimensional flowers.

  15. What a fabulous sympathy card Mary. LOVE the color combination and think the 3D flowers honestly sets this card apart. Thanks for sharing friend – See you tonight!

  16. Just beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Jackie Brewer

    Hi Mary,

    I was looking for any cards made with this stamp. I found none and woke up this morning to find one on your site. Perfect! Vicki and Pat could not have said it better. Thank you Mary.

  18. One of my fav cards, love it. Great color combo…:-)

  19. Mary,

    You came up with a very nice card here. LOVE the 3D effect. LOVE the color choice. This card makes me want to buy the stamp so I can try it! You are always “right on”!!! Thank you.

  20. Hi Mary,

    This is the best Sympathy Card I’ve ever seen! The colors are so calm and tranquill! What a beautiful card!!!
    Thanks for Sharing!

Leave a Reply