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Life is tough sometimes.
For those going through hardships, we often don’t know what to say or do.
Usually, we can’t do very much besides be there and listen.
For those times, a card can be a great way to show love and support. Sympathy Cards designed by Cathy Caines featuring Stampin' Up! | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineSympathy cards are never fun to make.
I really believe Stampin’ Up! has done a great job finding the words we all want to say in the Beautiful Promenade stamp set. The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is photographic paper. It’s perfect to create cards quickly.

For this particular card, I was going for a vintage floral feel. I distressed the edges of the cardstock first with the open edge of my scissors and then matched the ink with the cardstock sponging over the edges.
“Houston, we have a problem” – I accidentally ripped the top of the card while I was distressing and instead of tossing it out and trying again, I decided to embrace the imperfection. It was a reminder to me that life doesn’t always go as planned so you may have to change directions.
This card was brought together with several embellishments such as the Blossoms Elements, Linen Thread and of course, pearls (a personal favourite). Sympathy Cards designed by Cathy Caines featuring Stampin' Up! | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineMy greatest tip of the day is to stock up on sympathy cards. They are always unexpected and you never have time to make them or purchase them. Do yourself a favour and create some in bulk for those really hard days.

For now, I am sending you all the love for all the battles you are facing. #yougotthis

Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
2013-14, 2017, 2018 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Member
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador

If you are interested in Stampin’ Up!, are living in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you out.  Feel free to drop me a line to get a catalogue or if you have any questions/comments you can always find me at inthecatcave@hotmail.com.

Supplies and images used are © 2018 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Momento Ink, Blackberry Bliss card stock, Sahara Sand cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Beautiful Promenade Stamp set, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Blossoms Elements, Soft Suede Cardstock, Soft Suede ink, Tin Tile Embossing Folder

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  1. Patricia Miller Reply

    Love reading and viewing all your posts! Lots of learning being done here!

  2. I really like this card.. I totally agree with you that we should make some of these cards as extras because when you really need one, it’s there ready to share with the person that needs that personal lift.

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