Today we’re talking about how to make a handmade sympathy card and this sympathy card video proves that they don’t have to be dreary or contain specific verbiage or images. Pull out your favorite stamp sets and change up the greeting find one that says ‘sorry for your loss’ or some other condolence message that suits you. You’ll find that just about any image can be included for a sympathy, condolence card,  or ‘thinking of you’ card.

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Today’s greeting card uses scrap strips of designer paper and cardstock in an easy to duplicate and simple layout. I’ve used the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, but keep in mind that any image can replace the one I’ve used here.

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How to Make a Handmade Sympathy Card Video

Be sure to scroll down past the video to view the additional pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies for today’s condolence card.


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Sympathy Card Details

The bold images in the Bloom by Bloom stamp set can be mixed and matched. Notice how I used both the small and the large bloom image to create this 3D look. Best part, it’s easy!  Don’t forget the bling! I added pearls above the image to fill in some ‘white space’ while adding a touch of elegance to this sympathy card.


Cutting Dimensions

  • Crumb Cake cardstock card base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Lovely Lipstick cardstock strip is cut 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (watch the video for a great cutting tip!)
  • Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White cardstock strip for the greeting is cut 1/2″ x 3″ (watch the video for a great tip on creating the banner!)
  • All My Love Designer Series Paper is cut 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (watch the video for a great a great tip on trimming for precise ends!)

The True Gentlemen Buttons provide the perfect accessory alongside the greeting. Unlike the name “gentlemen” these buttons are versatile to use on a long list of projects including scrapbooking, 3D’s and mixed media.


Sympathy Card Pinnable Image

Change up the greeting and you’ll have a card for birthdays, anniversaries and much more. Pin the image below to your favorite card making Pinterest board for later reference.


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