Serenity Sympathy

We all know that Sympathy cards are so hard to create.  It is so much easier to have them on hand, vs creating at the last minute.  I have paired some gorgeous new products to create a CAS Sympathy card.  This card came together in mere minutes. If you have yet to check out the new Close To My Heart products, here is a quick look at some of the products used.  I first die cut the Olive Branches Background Die in Sapphire cardstock. This background die is so versatile and is the perfect size at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I then cut a coordinating piece of pattern paper from the new Serenity Collection at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and applied my Olive Branches die with Liquid Glass adhesive.  Liquid Glass is my go to adhesive.  It  literally holds just about everything and you only need a tiny bit! The Serenity Collection is stunning!  Here is a look at the paper pack-

I am not even a blue fan....but this paper pack just calls my  name!  LOVE! The collection coordinates with our new color of the year, Blue Belle. ( I am sure those of you from the south, will instantly think Ice Cream!) In keeping with the blue scheme, I die cut a stitched oval out of Blue Belle and stamped my sentiment in Sapphire Ink.  I popped up my sentiment panel with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  I then mounted my completed panel to a White Daisy card base.

I finished out the inside with a sentiment from the With Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set and a zip strip from the Serenity Paper Pack.  Close To My Heart pattern papers include a coordinating zip strip on each side.  These are great for adding borders to your projects. The completed card took less than 5 minutes to create!  I plan on creating multiples to have a few on hand.  

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • D1919 With Heartfelt Sympathy
  • M1279 With Deepest Sympathy
  • X7263B Serenity Paper Collection
  • X7263C Serenity Coordinating Cardstock Collection
  • Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z3679 Olive Branches Background Thin Cuts
  • Z4187 Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts
  • Z679 Liquid Glass
  • Z3342 3-D Foam Dots

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Festive Friday-Die Cut, Pattern Paper, Sentiment

Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Through the Purple Haze-Pattern Paper, Die Cut, Gold (My background paper has gold splatters)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Check back tomorrow for a Christmas version created with the same die!


  1. Alissa, beautiful card, such a stunning shade of blue, love that background paper too. Thank you for sharing with us at Festive Friday!

  2. Beautiful in blue, Allisa! I LOVE this die cut and pattern paper!!! Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday this week!

  3. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday!


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