October 13, 2018


I have for you today an incredibly easy -- but incredibly lovely -- card tutorial. The real star of this sympathy card is the understated but gorgeous Designer Series Paper from Nature's Poem (page 189). Using DSP as the focal point of a card makes short work of putting a card together.

At my September Stamp-In, this is one of the cards my girls created.

When I first read the words on the sentiment, which is from the August 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit, I thought it was a little weird. But, then I started to hear such positive comments from other demonstrators/subscribers, that I looked at it again with new eyes, and decided that it was a keeper. We all need sympathy cards (sometimes too often). I added a little fussy cut flower from the Paper Pumpkin kit, some Blackberry Bliss ribbon, the perfect DSP, and there you are!

With very little dimensional profile, it is another card that works well for the USPS.

I will share the easy steps to re-create this card, so keep on reading!

Whisper White cardstock
Blackberry Bliss cardstock
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (page 189)

Blackberry Bliss ink

Paper Pumpkin stamps

Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Blackberry Bliss Ribbon

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Add a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of the DSP to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, then to the card base.

In Blackberry Bliss ink, stamp the sentiment onto a 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Mount this to a 2" x 2 3/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

Take a length of Blackberry Bliss ribbon and fold it in half. Tape the folded portion to the back of the sentiment piece. Angle cut the ends as desired.

Adhere this piece up from the center and left of center with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the flower, STAMPING OFF FIRST SO IT'S NOT SO DARK. Stamp the center full strength onto the flower. Fussy cut the flower, leaving a small white border. Add to the sentiment piece with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional.



  1. It's unusual to find a sympathy card that is both beautiful and meaningful!

  2. That is such a beautiful card! Pinned.

  3. This is so sweet and pretty. Thanks for sharing at our To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to see you again Wednesday!

  4. Love the color and the leaves. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party #CCBG.