Jun 29 2009

When a Sympathy Card Needs to be JustRite…

There are times when you need a card to be just a little more special.† This is one of those times, most unfortunately.† One of the girls in our stamping group, very suddenly and unexpectedly, lost her husband just a few days ago.† The funeral is tomorrow.† Trish is a stamper who enjoys beautiful cards, so I tried to make this one beautiful, especially for†her.† The sentiment says…† May your Heart and Soul find peace and comfort.† That is my prayer for Trish and her young children.† Here’s the card I made:


I used the new sympathy set by JustRite, called Thinking of You, available for purchase on July†7.† It is made to use with the Harmony Classic†2 1/4″ x†3 1/16″ Oval Stamper.† It has 6 different centers and borders, all very lovely for a sympathy card.† I simply gold embossed my sentiment and border, then cut with a Petite Oval Nestability, layering it on top of a Labels 1 Nestability.† I used Cuttlebug die cut corners and edged with a gold pen.† Some elevation, a silk ribbon and bow made on the Bow Easy, and I’m done!

You will notice I also made an envelope to match, and it only took me a couple of mintues, truly!† I used my brand new Envelope-It template by Scor-It.† I was so pleased with how easy it was.† It’s an aluminum template with the instructions printed right on it.† You can either cut your paper with a craft knife or trace and cut with scissors.† I think adding a matching envelope just really sets†off a card and makes it all the more special.† Having my new Envelope-It to use, I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more matching envies for my cards!

Another thing I’d like to point out — about the Oval Nestabilities.† This stamp set by JustRite, like the previous ovals in this size, were made specifically to fit the Classic Oval Nestability dies.† Well, I don’t own them (but they are on order).† What I do have is the set of Petite Oval Nestabilities.† If you look again at my card, you’ll see that my die cut oval is not the exact shape as the stamped image.† The Petitie Oval Nesties are more elongated, whereas the Classic Oval Nestabilities are the ones that fit these JustRite stamps much more accurately.† Just wanted to point that out as I realize this can be a confusing point!† Check out these cards made by Kellie Fortin.† She has used the Classic Oval Nesties, and you’ll see how they fit her stamped images, as compared to mine done with the Petite Oval Nesties.† Such gorgeous cards!

Please also check out Heidi’s Blog. She shares a lot of wonderful photos of this set and you can see exactly how the Classic Oval Nesties fit these images.† She’s got a beautiful project and some great photos.


Here’s a look at all these beautiful sympthy images, sentiments and borders from Thinking of You.† I LOVE this set and know I’ll get a lot of good use out of it over the years.† I always like to have a variety of sympathy cards made ahead and on hand, so that is definitely on my *to-do* list for real soon!

Have you signed up for the FAB Blog Candy yet at the JustRite Blog?† If not, check it out!

And here’s a couple more blogs to check out using NEW JustRite products, available on July 7:† Michelle – What is in Mish’s Mason Jars???†and Becca – Great Expectations.

Stamps:Thinking of You Set used on 2 1/4 x 3 1/16 Harmony Classic Oval Stamper II†by JustRite

Paper:† SU Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Soft Sky Prints DP

Ink:† Versa Mark

Accessories:1.25″ and 1/4″ Silk Ribbon by May Arts, Bow Easy, Scor-It, Envelope-It, Petite Oval and Labels 1 Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug Corner Dies, SU Detail Gold Embossing Powder, SU Corner Rounder, Marvy Gold Calligraphy Pen, Glue Glider, Xyron X, SU Dimensionals, Lick & Stick Envelope Glue

Thanks much for stopping in today.† I truly appreciate all the visits you make!† I’ll be back on Wednesday morning with a project using some more new product, so please stop in again!† Thanks much and see you soon!


26 responses so far

26 Responses to “When a Sympathy Card Needs to be JustRite…”

  1. Sharon, this is absolutely stunning! I love this new set!

  2. nancy littrell says:

    Dear Sharon, Your girlfriend will truly treasure your beautiful card made with so much love. I am so sorry to hear of your friends sudden loss of her DH. How sad.
    TFS and giving us all the wonderful links.

  3. Carolen says:

    So sorry to hear of your friend’s loss.

    Beautiful colour combination.

  4. Sharon, your card is simply Beautiful! I love the soft colors with the gold embossing and the gorgeous bow. I am so sorry to hear about your friend’s husband. I will keep Trish and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Carol L says:

    I’m so sorry for your friend’s loss, but this stunning card/envie will bring her such a sense of comfort! It’s just lovely!

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS Sharon!!!! I am truly sorry that you had to make a sympathy card and my heart truly goes out to your friend and their family and friends.

  7. cards4u says:

    Absolutely beautiful – love how you used the CB corners!!

  8. Absolutely stunning Sharon!! Sorry for you friends loss, I’m sure this beautiful card will touch her heart. That bow is amazing…I think I need a bow easy!

  9. rainy says:

    The hardest kind of card to make.. but this is truly stunning, Sharon. I’m so very sorry for your friend and her children’s loss.

  10. Debbie Nelson says:

    I am so sorry for your friend’s loss…she will cherish your beautiful card!

  11. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, what a beautiful card for Trish. I love the colors and the softeness you have created. I know she will appreciate it. My heart certainly goes out to her.


  12. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, I am so sorry of Trishes’ loss. My prayers are with her and the children. This card is breathtakingly beautiful. I’m quite certain she’ll find much comfort and be touched that you created this beauty for her.

  13. Kathie says:

    What a beautiful card Sharon. She and her children will be in my prayers.

  14. Michele says:

    How awful for your friend…..they are in my prayers…….
    Your card is beautiful and I am sure she will greatly appreciate it.

  15. Karen Witter says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon. It actually looks rather cool with the Petite Oval. It makes for a good visual, I think, with just a slight offset. Thanks for the inspiration. That Bow Easy looks like a must have.

  16. Heidi Karpen says:

    Beautiful card Sharon, but how awful for your friend! It’s a reminder to us all that life, health and family can be so fleeting. I am sure she feels blessed to have you as a friend and will treasure the card and your sympathies.

  17. Sheila says:

    This card is beautiful Sharon. I’m certain your friend will appreciate it amidst all her sadness. My Dad passed away just 3 short months ago & all the kindness expressed to me in cards brought immeasurable comfort. TFS! Sheila

  18. Your card is absoutely beautiful and I adore the gold and light blue – very soothing. Please extend my heartfelt condolences to your friend. I lost my first DH quite suddenly when I was 24.

  19. So pretty and soothing, Sharon … I’m sure your friend greatly appreciated this beautiful card. I love the Cuttlebug die cuts — such a perfect compliment to the theme of this card.

  20. Michele Kemp says:

    Your cards are so inspiring, and your friend will definitely know how much you care. Thanks for sharing your creations with all of us.

  21. Your creation is gorgeous Sharon! I’m so saddened by your friend’s loss … I will keep her & her family in my prayers!

  22. leslierich says:

    Oh, Sharon, that’s unbelievably sad. You’ve made a beautiful and heartfelt card for the family. I love the softness of the Vanilla and blue.

  23. valda says:

    Hi Sharon, yet another great card – now I need flower soft and the cuttlebug corner dies – what are the dies actually called? Thanks for getting the bow easy to us, it’s fantastic. Valda

  24. Rose Ann says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Trish losing her husband…so incredibly sad. I’m sure your card will bring much comfort, as it is so beautiful…and the sentiment says it all.

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  26. toni says:

    Beautifully expressed verses, just what I need….But, how do I access these sympathy stamps as I live in Australia? Regards, Toni

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