18 April 2012

MCT April Release Sneak Peek #3: Wishing You Comfort...

by Veronica

Welcome, welcome to our LAST day of Sneak Peeks before the 16th Edition Release Blog Hop! Today, I'd like to discuss a difficult topic in the craft world: Sympathy Cards.

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Sympathy cards are difficult to make because we never want to have to make them. But inevitably, we'll need one here and there. I would like to suggest that you make a few sympathy cards to add to your stash. If you find yourself needing to send a card, it will be MUCH easier for you to go to your stash and spend your time writing your comforting words than spend your time coming up with the appropriate card. Also, you'll never be stuck saying, I'll send a card as soon as I make one - and then discover that you just can't find the time right now to do that.

Today's project is a simple, but elegant Sympathy Card that I made using just a few products. After cutting and folding my card base (4.25" x 5.5", fold at the top), I drew a border around the inside using a brown fine tip marker. I stamped the sentiment from MCT's new stamp set, Floral Sentiments (available for purchase tomorrow), and adhered that layer to my card base. I used my paper piercing tool to add a dotted line above the sentiment.

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The FABULOUS 3D flower is one of two dies on the "double die set", Rolled Flower Dies (also available tomorrow). After gluing my flower together and onto my card, I added a rhinestone to the center to give a bit of sparkle.

Tip: Do you have trouble holding onto rhinestones when you're trying to place them? I've been using 'reverse tweezers' from Making Memories for years for my rhinestones and I still can't see to keep a hold of them. As I was perusing Sally Beauty Supply the other day, I found this great rhinestone tool called PICKerr UPerr that works great!



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With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!

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Thank you so much for dropping by today and letting me share a difficult topic with you. Please come back tomorrow for the My Creative Time Release Blog Hop!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

67 comments :

  1. Very elegant and pretty.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  2. What a beautiful and elegant card! These are the hardest to make and you have captured such beautiful with the simplicity of your card!!
    I love the flower and I am so excited to see all these fab products in full tomorrow!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!

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  3. Very simply and pretty!! i love color you chose for the flower!!
    Kristan

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  4. Veronica,this card is so beautiful!! I love how simple it is,but still SO beautiful! :)

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  5. Beautiful Card! I do understand what you are saying. It’s hard to do Sympathy cards; but what a great ideal to spend your time writing and not making. Thanks for the tip. I love the soft grey. I like the grey its one of my favorite colors.

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  6. Sympathy cards are so hard to make but yours is beautiful :). And what a great tip about the tweezers!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  7. Beautiful. I like the simplicity of this card. Great job.

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  8. Very elegant. This is a design that doesn't overwhelm, but provides just the right amount of emotion. And you're right . . . best to make several at a time. :)

    Shortscrapper

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  9. So classy and so pretty!! I love everything about this card!

    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful card! The flower is so pretty!!! And I'm loving the font on the sentiment (and the sentiment too)! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  11. Beautiful card! Love the flower!
    Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.net

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  12. Love the simple clean look...so pretty! Lee-Ann :)

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  13. I always need inspiration when making a sympathy card. I love this one -- so simple yet profound. Thanks for all you do.

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  14. Very simple, but beautiful! I can always use a little inspiration when making a sympathy card. Thanks for sharing.

    Kat
    kat.raymond@gmail.com

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  15. Very beautiful and elegant card. And love the flower! TFS!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  16. Beautiful card, love the flower. TFS

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  17. Veronica ~ Your card is absolutely comforting and elegant! Love how you added the pierced line above the sentiment! Again I couldn't agree with you more in your post. The words are so important but your card seriously will comfort anyone!

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  18. Very nice sympathy card. The flower die made a beautiful flower for you.

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  19. Pretty and Elegant card.

    Hugs,
    kate

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  20. Beautiful sympathy card. Good idea about having some on hand.

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  21. Veronica this card is absolutely perfect! Simple but elegant. I love that your flower adds that punch of color.

    Miçia

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  22. Such a beautiful card! And I couldn't agree mo about the Sympathy cards...I made one yesterday. Best to make them when you are not in need of one. Love your card :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  23. Gorgeous card! Love that flower!
    Candy
    candyyoung826@msn.com

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  24. This is beautiful. The colors are so soft and perfect for a sympathy card. Terrific job! Hugs- Glora

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  25. Very nice and simple card. Love the polka dot flower. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  26. Very simple yet elegant sympathy card.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  27. Very beautiful sympathy card! You've done a fabulous job on such a tough card to make!

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  28. Very classy! Love the modern look to it!

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  29. Love the card and love the flower die, adorable! TFS.

    Debbie B
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  30. Love this! I have to have my stash too!

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  31. Love your card, simple and elegant!

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  32. Beautiful! Simple understated elegance. So appropriate.

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  33. Simply beautiful!! Perfect for a sympathy card.

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  34. Beautiful card!

    Cindylop@rocketmail.com

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  35. Beautiful Card! You did a fantastic job this week!

    CarolynG
    always_painting@yahoo.com

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  36. I love the monochromatic card with the simple pop of light color in the flower.

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  37. Love the nice and simple colors you used. TFS

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  38. Beautiful job on your card...don't you just love the flower dies? Thanks for the tip on the tool!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  39. Beautiful card veronica, and the color is so peaceful!!! thanks for sharing

    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  40. Veronica, I tried typing from Ipad earlier and I didn't get a chance to mention that I loved what you said about having a stash of sympathy notes for when you need them. I do that too and it DOES make a difference when you can go to a card and send it immediately and take the time for what you want to say to the person on the other end. Beautiful card! Wonderful release!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  41. simple yes, beautiful, definately!!!
    Kathy
    Salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  42. Your card is Beautiful Veronica, love how simple, but beautiful it is!
    LOL, love the name..PICKer-UPer..too funny!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy

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  43. Simply beautiful!
    Shelly
    http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
    smedina24@att.net

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  44. Beautiful card Veronica!! And I have a love and hate relationship with my tweezers! I need to look for that tool you mention. TFS

    Nancy

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  45. Your card is simple but so beautiful.
    The flower is very nice on you card.

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  46. Love your sympathy card. Great tip having a stash of cards ready for when you need them.
    Emma's flower dies are gorgeous.
    Ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  47. Pretty and simple, love the flower!

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  48. So simple and so beautiful!
    Rebecca
    rbaq12@yahoo.com

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  49. Simply elegant card, lovely sentiment. I know eventually I'll need to make a sympathy card, and having some in my stash would make it much easier to send a personalized card rather than have to dread making one at the last moment.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  50. simple card that is needed for this type of message which none of us really want to have to make
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  51. Beautiful sympathy card! I love the simplicity of it but also the beauty of it!! Love this rolled flower die, so awesome!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  52. Beautiful card. Simply elegant.


    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  53. Love your BEAUTIFUL Sympathy card! It is so elegant yet simple....I love it! That is so true, We never know when we'll need a Sympathy card and finding comforting words to go into the card is more important than trying to create one...I find myself always thinking about creating the design of the card. Thank you for the great tip and for sharing your beautiful card! Love the fabulous flower! :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  54. Beautiful card Veronica, clean and gorgeous!!! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  55. Great card! Love the flower.

    Gaby

    Gaby@hipaniclifestyle.com

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  57. Veronica, this CAS card is very elegant. You are absolutely right, this kind of card should be in our stash even when they are not happy events. Love the flower and sentiment. Thank you for the tweezers tip I have been looking for a good tool and I will definately check this one out.
    TFS
    Have a lovely day!
    Liz
    unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot} com

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  58. just in time i am making about a dozen sympathy cards...wish i had this right now instead of having to wait. But i love it. it goes on my wish list. Thank you

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

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  59. This is a beautiful card that says it all. I really need to get some sympathy sentiments!

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  60. This is sooo elegant Veronica! I love it! That flower looks gorgeous!Hugs, Leanne

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  61. Beautiful and elegant. Great job.

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