Monday, August 26, 2013

Sympathy Card

This week's challenge at My Craft Spot is Get Well/Sympathy.  I decided to make a sympathy card.  LIfe has been beyond busy for me lately.  In addition to my regular position at the local college where I work, I've been offered two courses to teach.  As the courses are online, everything needs to be ready to go by this coming Friday!  I've been burning the candle at both ends but am incredibly excited by this new venture.  Anyway, the brief periods of time in my craft room are certainly a blessing amid the chaos!!


I used a  sketch I found on Pinterest for the layout of my card and this helped things come together quite quickly for me.  I'm a very slow crafter - and this card took under an hour to create (which is speedy for me)! For the most part, I simply cut papers in various sizes, embossing one of the panels and inking everything.  I used the My Craft Spot 4" Doily metal die to cut a dictionary page and layered it underneath a Wild Orchid Crafts rose, some My Craft Spot Vintage Vanilla crinkle ribbon tied in a double bow and my sentiment panel.  


The beautiful sentiment is from My Craft Spot's With Deepest Sympathy stamp set.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut it out - and it looked as though the die was made for the sentiment!  I was so excited with how they worked together so perfectly!

Don't forget about the My Craft Spot Fall Stamp Release Party coming up next week!  Here's the Stamp Release Party Button.  Post it on your blog to spread the word!  In fact, once you've posted it, head back to My Craft Spot to let Kimberly know you've done so for your chance to win the Spooky Treats stamp set!!  

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And MORE great news!  My Craft Spot is now selling sequins!!  I've just received a package in the mail and can't wait to start creating with my new sequins!  They're all the rage in the crafting world these days.  


Don't forget to head over to My Craft Spot to check things out - and to link up your Get Well/Sympathy project for this week's challenge!

17 comments:

Beckie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Congrats on your classes. You can do it.

Stop over and see my new store sometime. Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions.

Be blessed, Beckie

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Kate! I love the idea of cutting the doily from a dictionary page-very creative! I love the layout also and the papers are so gorgeous!
I hope things start settling down for you..life gets that way at times that's for sure. How exciting to be asked to teach courses to!
Have a great week my friend!

Sherrie K

Bobby said...

I love your card, Kate. Very vintagey. I don't know how you get any crafting done with all your work. I haven't been crafting for several weeks and I'm missing it. Hopefully things will slow down for both of us.

jessica said...

What a gorgeous card Kate!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the soft colors, papers and stamps and dies!

Congrats on your new venture!I know you will be awesome!

Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!!

Scrapper69 said...

What do ya know.... I'm a SLOW crafter too! LOL I think if I get something done in an hour it's amazing! LOL Sorry your so busy, but excited for you with the opportunity to teach! How very exciting! I know you'll be GREAT! :o) And your card is amazingly beautiful! Very elegant/vintage.... LOVE IT! ;o)

~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous and comforting!!! Thank you for wonderful inspiration each visit! :-)

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous design! Love the pretty ribbon too. Congrats on your new teaching position.

Tiffany McDavid said...

Wow Kate, You are so talented. I love your cards!
:)
Tiffany

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September Whisenant said...

Do you mind if I ask which Spellbinders die you used for the sentiment? They do look as tho they were made for each other. Simply stunning card !

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Creative M said...

Beautiful....
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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Karen said...

your card is so beautiful! I have been working way too much myself so I hope you can sneak a few more crating minutes in for yourself. Karen

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Thanks, all, for your kind words.

September, I used Spellbinders' Labels Six.

September Whisenant said...

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Joann's is having a 40% off sale on Spellbinders this weekend so your timely answer saved me me some money!

Tracey said...

Really Beautiful card...love the soft colours and the gorgeous crinkle ribbon bow:)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Gorgeous card, Kate!! Your bow is so pretty!