Stop scrolling – this simple sympathy card to make is a must have to add to your toolkit!

It isn’t hard at ALL! It just LOOKS like it is!

See how easy it is by checking out out my latest live replay video.

But be sure to grab the measurements below first so you can make one right along with me!

I love the clean geometric lines of this card. I received one myself last week and realized I had never shared with you how to make one…

You may have heard it called a fracture technique too. Either way, it’s a great design to add to your toolkit.

So, here we go!

Simple Sympathy Card to Make
Think this is hard to make? Nyuh uh! See the Perennial Lavender bundle in action with tips!

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Simple Sympathy Card to Make

Such pretty colours in this Perennial Lavender collection! But what if you just loved the stamp set and dies and didn’t get the DSP? Or, as my FAcebook followers decided, what if you didn’t want to use the stamps and dies at all?

Here’s how you can work with these beautiful Paper Butterflies to make your own personalized, not-you-run-of-the-mill cards.

You can never go wrong with butterflies right? Anyone loves how they dance around and bring a little bit of joy wherever they go.

So even on a sympathy card like today’s they add a touch of whimsy and peace to our card.

You can find the whole collection on pages 22-23 in the January to April Mini Catalogue!

Look how pretty this little butterfly is once we give it a little colouring treatment!

Simple Sympathy Card to Make
Easy Layout for a Cute Valentines Card

This is what the Paper Butterly Accents look like when you get them. 40 butterflies just waiting for your own artistic talent to bring them to life!

All the fun is adding colour to them!

I showed you exactly how I added the different colours in the video.

If you’d like to see a few more butterfly ideas, you can see more colouring ideas in this easel card with butterfly cutout also with a video.

Check out today’s video with all the steps to make this geometric-shaped card.

Did you play the video?

When you do, you’ll find tips and tricks, like…

  • how to line up your die for a perfect diamond shape
  • ways to add colour to stamps and dies
  • how to give your butterfly more dimension

The sample I made in advance today featured some of our Inked Botanicals DSP from the 2023-24 Annual Catalogue. I wanted you to see how having a pattern background, as long as it’s not too busy, works wonderfully too!

See how different it appears with the white geometric lines versus the dark lines? Pretty much anything works!

And if you’re a succulents fan? The Planted Paradise stamps might need a home in your craft studio!

Do You Have a Favourite?

Even though the design is identical, with the change in colours, the addition of patterned papers and the stamped image, one might stand out a little bit more for you.

Which one do YOU like better? The pink or green? And why? Please let us know!

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Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Blackberry Bliss cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″, 4″ x 5 1/4″, 1/4″ strips
  • Bubble Bath cardstock – two pieces 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock – scraps
  • Soft Shimmer 12×12 Specialty paper – cut square 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″

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And when you do give this simple sympathy card to make a try, let me know if you were surprised by how easy it was to make this card design?