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Sunday, August 12, 2012

10 Minute Card - Suitable for Mailing Sympathy Card

Butterfly is Negative Cut From Cricut Artiste
 Sometimes it is necessary to come up with a very quick card.  Unfortunately, sympathy cards usually fall into that category for me.  I would love to be able to send an 'over-the-top' card to everyone who receives a card from me, but realistically that is not always possible.  And sympathy cards are oftentimes needed without advance notice.  I needed a quick mailable card yesterday and this is what I came up with. Sadness sometimes makes it hard for me to think creatively, so that is another challenge in coming up with a card quickly.  It is simple, but I think that is ok.  It will let the little girl who is receiving this know that she is in my thoughts as she mourns the loss of her father.

Larger Butterfly Cut For Inside Card
Very few words were needed on the inside of the card, so I decided to dry emboss the edge and adhere a large butterfly inside.  I know this card is not spectacular, but I wanted to share it because all of us need quick cards sometimes; and maybe it will help someone else when they need one.

May your day be filled with joy and love. Give your dad or your dear children an extra hug if you can.  Life is unpredictable.



  1. Bev... This is a beautiful sympathy card! I love the simplicity of it and the embossing on the inside (I truly have never thought to emboss the inside of a card before). And you are oh so right that sometimes we all need these kind of cards quickly, and/or need them to be mail-able. So sorry for the loss of her daddy, but thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Paula. I appreciate your kind words! Beverly