In Sympathy

In Sympathy
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July was a difficult month for some of my friends, so I had an opportunity to make a few cards of encouragement or sympathy.  I used some new products and techniques for the cards, so I’d like to share them with you.

This first card was made using ribbon for the flowers.  At the Scrapbook Expo, I bought 7 different yards of ribbon for $3 total and some of the ribbon I selected was a seemingly endless row of little flowers.  All I had to do was snip off a flower from the monochromatic strand and then decide where to place it on my card.  I purchased two of each of the flower ribbon available: bright green, magenta and turquoise.  Next, I added a little button for the center and finally had a chance to use the vine ribbon I got in a grab bag I bought from Impress Rubber Stamps in April.  The sun and sentiment were done with CTMH stamps and I used a decorative brad for the center of the sun.

Card made with ribbon flowers

Card made with ribbon flowers

The next card was made using special white paste and a brass template from The Stencil Collection.  This is the first card I made using these fun new (to me) products I bought at the Scrapbook Expo!  I also used the clear beads in the corners with glitter glue from my Stencil Collection kit.

"Hang In There" frog card - made with a stencil

"Hang In There" frog card - made with a stencil

This final set of cards was made using stamps, ribbon and paper from CTMH plus my Copic markers.   Just like the adult twins I made these cards for, they are similar but look a little different from one another.

"Thinking of You" cards

"Thinking of You" cards

Here are some of the supplies used in my first two cards:

Card supplies

Card supplies

I hope I’ve given you some new ideas for card-making.  Thanks for reading my blog!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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    • Thank you! I took a picture of the supplies for you and updated the blog post – check it out: last photo. 🙂

  1. Love the burgundy thinking of you cards! Those are pretty! Love the colors and that flower! And, of course, I love the frog card! 🙂

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