Cardmaking, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps, Design Teams

CAS Sympathy Cards with Crackerbox Stamps

Hello and welcome! I am back today sharing a pair of sympathy cards featuring products from Crackerbox Stamps.

My least favorite card to have to make but one of the most meaningful cards I gift is a sympathy card.  When I make sympathy cards to have on hand, I try and keep the “theme” if you will fairly neutral.  A safe zone for me is always florals.  Crackerbox Stamps has a variety of lovely floral stamps, but one of my all time favorites is the Large Peony stamp.  It is a beautiful stamp to color, but for these cards I let it become more of a muted background.

For the first card I stamped the Large Peony in a pale gray ink.  The sentiment, Grief, was then heat embossed in silver onto vellum.  I tore the top and bottom edges of the strip of vellum for a distressed look and then wrapped the sides to the back of my card panel to glue.  I like using the adhesive on vellum on the backside of the panel, where no one can see it.  I finished off with a few silver baubles.

My second card was the same layout, except I lightened the gray even further with the Pony stamp by using second generation stamping.  That means I inked the stamp, then stamped off some of the ink onto a scrap of paper before stamping the card panel.  This provided and even more muted background for my sentiment.  I chose to stamp the sentiment directly to the card this time using a brighter pink ink.  Some pink baubles finished off the look.

Do you make sympathy cards ahead to have on hand, or do you prefer to make them only when the occasion arises and crafted to suit the person it’s intended for?  I would love to hear your thoughts on this!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I will be back soon with another fabulous red rubber project.  Until then you can find me over on my blog, or on instagram as Caffeinated Craftiness.  

Take care and stay Crafty!


Here are the products used in my projects today.  Affiliate links are used at no cost to you. I receive a small commission if you choose to purchase, I appreciate your support!

Bearly Art Glue Set
Bearly Art Glue Set
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Crackerbox Stamps Peony - Large
Crackerbox Stamps Peony – Large
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Crackerbox Stamps Grief
Crackerbox Stamps Grief
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