A sad fact is we do often need a simple sympathy card to make for a special friend. This design is one you can easily make multiples of so you can have them in reserve when you need one.

See all the instructions below to make this clean and simple card.

Simple Sympathy Card to Make
A simple and classy design with the Dainty Delight dies

You can never go wrong with a Basic White card to express your condolences. Fancied up or dressed down, your greeting will be so appreciated.

For our card today, the Painted Texture background adds a hint of depth to the design. A light dusting of colour behind the flowers matches the peek of ribbon behind the greeting.

I hadn’t yet used all the dies in the Dainty Delight set so wanted to try a bit different bouquet than I’ve shown you.

I thought the flower die right in the middle looked like a lilac so I cut three of them from a piece of the Hues of Happiness DSP (now retired) since it had some different purple tones in the one piece. You can choose any colour of paper you have to make yours.

Simple Sympathy Card to Make

Here are all the measurements, supplies and steps to make it at home today.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Thick Basic White cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, scrap
  • Hues of Happiness DSP – scraps
  • Old Olive cardstock – scrap
  • Fresh Freesia ribbon – about 3″
Simple Sympathy Card to Make

Let’s Make It!

1. Insert the Basic White card into the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder just up to the fold line and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Not sure how to do this?See exactly how here. Fold card closed and crisp up fold line with your bone folder.

2. Pick up a little bit of Fresh Freesia ink with a blending brush and swirl lightly onto the left of the embossed panel. TIP: Be sure to tap off the brush onto a scratch piece of pad before starting to swirl.

3. Lay the following on your cutting plate for the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine: one flower with your choice of DSP, one large curved leaf shape on Old Olive scrap. cut. Then repeat the flower two more times so you have three of them.

4. Cut the leaf shape so it is about 2 1/2″ long. Add small dabs of liquid glue to the back and adhere over the brushed Freesia background. Add glue to the backs of the flower and adhere on top. TIP: You can slightly curve the flower first with your bone folder for added interest.

5. Stamp greeting with Highland Heather ink onto scrap of Basic White. Lay one of the Something Fancy label dies over top and cut with the Stampin Cut & Emboss machine. Fold the ribbon in half and affix to the back of the left side of the label. Add dimensionals to the back and adhere to card to the right of the flower.

6. Add a few purple opaque dots if desired.

Other dies in the Dainty Delight set would work especially well for sympathy cards like this pretty handmade thanks card for a friend.

Create to Have a Few in Supply

Sympathy cards should be clean and simple. And not too time consuming to create. See what dies you have you could use to CASE (copy and share everything) this card then make a few cards to have when you need them.

Or if you’d rather, make a little click here to see all the supplies I used that you can pin, print or order from!

Here’s a final look.

Simple Sympathy Card to Make
Use your dies in different ways to create beautiful cards.

Thanks for taking time to pop into my blog today. Please take a moment to leave a comment and let me know if this is a card you would make.

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The next time you need a simple sympathy card to make, I hope this idea comes to mind.