Thursday, May 23, 2013

AD-Inspired Sympathy Cards


My friend needed a couple of sympathy cards, and I remembered that I had just seen this picture in the latest issue of Architectural Digest:


Pretty, huh?  I also fell in love with this card from my friend Tracey!  I am thinking that green is fairly trendy right now!  I did not have any toile stamps, but I did have a floral background stamp that was retired from SU.  I inked it up in a couple different greens, because although I loved the designs from the magazine, I wasn’t really fond of the olive color!!  So my first one is Garden Green:


The frame and garden images are from Crafty Secrets; the sentiment is from Thoughts and Prayers. Inside, more CS images and a verse from Blessings from Heaven:


Second one is done in Wild Wasabi:


I stamped the sentiment full-strength and the image was stamped off one time:


Again, did some stamping on the inside; I just love these garden images!


Edited to add:  I am also linking this up for the Papercraft Star challenge this week:

Dana took Cassidy to a field day at a local school yesterday, where she “sort of” participated in a sack race:

Cassidy Sack Race 1

Cassidy Sack Race 2

Enjoy your day!

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  1. Very nice CAS cards! And yes, they say Green is the color this year! I love the new blog design too! :-)

  2. Beautiful cards LeAnne ~ I didn't realize that Green is the color of the year..and I'm always drawn to green!!! I love that floral background stamp...must have been before my time ~ and that frame is wonderful! Great cards! *hugs*

  3. Green is in this year for sure! I have never seen that background stamp before - makes beautiful cards! Oh wait that's really you that makes beautiful cards :)

  4. Wowza, I love your cards and I love that background and the garden stamps too. Beautiful!

  5. I really like your card AND I MUST HAVE that stamp set. I see that you mentioned it was Crafty Secrets; do you know the name so I can try to find it? Thanks.....I live in a senior community and I'm afraid that I need sympathy cards the most.

  6. LOVELY cards LeAnne! The monochromatic schemes are gorgeous! Just wish didn't need to make more sympathy cards. :(

  7. love your monochromatic cards!! cassidy looks so cute in the sack!!

  8. Wow, both of your cards are gorgeous. I love frame with the garden images and the pot on the inside too. I like the way you over-stamped the sentiment on the second card.
    Looks like Cassidy's not too sure about that sack;)

  9. Beautiful cards. Love the green and the floral background stamp you used.

  10. Oh my these are stunning!! Beautiful stamping ... Many thanks for playing along at Papercraft Star!

  11. I've always loved this background stamp and especially love it in the green! Very pretty!

  12. Oh LeAnne, I just LOVE that Floral Background stamp in green!! I need to get that stamp out and play with it! I just love your cards - every single one of them! And I enjoy seeing the pics of Cassidy - what a gift you are giving to her and your DD by watching her every day! And YOU get to be there for all those special moments. They grow up way too fast, don't they??

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
    moot96 AT aol DOT com

  13. Love the background stamp, makes fabulous cards! The little touches on the inside is a great finishing touch! Thanks for playing with us at Papercraft Star!


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