Recently some dear friends have experienced the loss of loved ones. As you might imagine, one of my first instincts is to make a card especially for them. I want them to know how much they mean to me in this difficult time. When I go to my craft room to make a sympathy card, my thoughts are filled with recollections of a friend I may, too, have lost, or of my friends and how they're dealing with their own loss. Picking papers and stamp sets and embellishments is the furthest thing from my mind. Yes, I have some Sympathy Cards ready in my stash of finished cards. But those are for my customers to purchase. For me, I want to make something that includes my thoughts as well as the paper and ink that goes into the card.
At times like this, a simple card is best.
And the nearly perfect stamp set, Love and Sympathy, takes care of everything on the paper side, and a bit of Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke ink applied with a marker gives me time for my thoughts, as does finishing off the edges with a bit of embossing with the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored tool. The stamp set even has an inside greeting, and all that's left is for me to do is to write my personal thoughts on a note tucked inside the card.