DIY sympathy cards tutorial


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29 April 2022
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Choose from a selection of three sympathy card tutorials to make and send to a friend or family member. You can also change the sentiment to suit any occasion...

Making meaningful sympathy cards can be a struggle, but this is made easier thanks to our Thinking of You Stamp Set. Packed with a wide range of thoughtful and encouraging sentiments, this set is designed not just for loss but for all challenging situations. Not matter what the occasion, you’ll find the right words to send love and comfort to those who are hurting to show your support.

Thinking of you stamp set

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Here for you card tutorial

Here for you card

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You will need

Instructions

  1. Create a 14.5x8cm white card blank with the fold at the top. Cut light blue paper to 13.5x7cm, mount on 14x7.5cm and fix to the card front. 
  2. Cut the floral image to 8.5cm square and double mount on teal then Kraft card, leaving a thin border each time. Fix to the card front with foam pads, 3cm overlapping the top edge. 
  3. Add a cluster of paper flowers around the bottom left corner of the image. Stamp/computer generate a sentiment and punch/die-cut a circle around it. Layer on a slightly larger circle form Kraft card and fix to the bottom right corner of the image with foam pads. 
  4. Finish by adding three light blue gems to each top corner of the image. 

With sympathy card tutorial

With sympathy card

You will need

Instructions

  1. Create a 13cm square white card blank with the fold at the top. Cut light blue paper to measure 12cm square, mount on light blue card measuring 12.5cm square and fix to the card front. 
  2. Cut a 12x5cm strip of light blue card and mount on light blue card, leaving a thin border along the longer sides only. Attach lace with yellow ribbon layered on top across the longer length of the strip and secure the ends at the back. Fix across the bottom of the card front. 
  3. Trim the image to 7.8x10cm and double mount on light blue then yellow card, leaving a thin border each time. Fix to the centre of the card front using foam pads. 
  4. Stamp your sentiment from the stamp set on white card using black ink. Trim to size and fix to the top left of the image. 
  5. Finish by adding gold Candi to each corner of the strip. 

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Hugs & kisses card tutorial 

Hugs and kisses card

You will need

Instructions

  1. Create a 12x 14.5cm white card blank with the fold at the top. Cut green paper to measure 11x13.5cm and mount on Kraft card measuring 11.5x14cm. Fix to the card front and add three enamel Dots to the bottom right corner. 
  2. Cut purple paper to measure 6.5x12cm. Mount on Kraft card measuring 7x12.5cm and fix to the left side of the card front. 
  3. Trim the image to 7.8x10cm and double mount on purple card then Kraft card, leaving a thin border each time. Fix to the centre of the card front with foam pads. 
  4. Cut a 5mm strip of purple card and layer on Kraft card, leaving a thin border along the long side only. Fix across the bottom of the image panel. 
  5. Stamp your sentiment from the stamp set on white card using black ink. Trim to size, mount on slightly larger Kraft card and fix to the strip with foam pads. 

Looking for some more card ideas? Don't miss our extensive list of greetings cards that covers every possible occasion you can think of!