Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Paper Trunk Tuesday




I have been making far too many Sympathy cards lately. I don't think it was long ago that I had posted a few. I am torn about how I feel about making them. Part of me doesn't like it because what they represent, yet I think that if they bring a sense of comfort to the receiver, then that is definitely a good thing!

I thought this Designer Paper would make a good background for the Tree image. I just purchased this Thoughts and Prayers Stamp set from SU! recently because I have been making so many Sympathy cards. I used both sides of the paper, which is Alluring, from the Paper Trunk Batik Collection. I mounted this on a base of Burgandy Cardstock.

I used the Really Large Oval punch, along with the new Scalloped Oval from Stampin up!




Really, these were fairly simple cards to put together, but I think they they are quite subdued and elegant................










See you tomorrow, with something more cheerful

Happy Stamping

*****Vicki~~~~~

21 comments:

  1. Vicki I have a hard time making them too. Your card is beautiful.

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  2. Sympathy cards are always tough but this is gorgeous Vicki and sure to bring a little comfort to the receiver. xx

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  3. So gorgeous Cindy!! Just love your distressed papers here! :) I'm sure the recipient will really appreciate this!

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  4. See what happens?!! Cindy makes a comment and I see her name before I leave one!! Sorry Vicki!! :) TEEHEE!!

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  5. Beautifully serene. Perfect.

    I love those papers...may just have to invest in one or ten sheets.

    I had to make a sympathy card last week too....for a young girl... sends me off on a solitary thought trail for quite a while. So sad.

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  6. Wow! these are beautiful! Sorry that you have to make so many sympathy cards, though.

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  7. I know exactly what you mean, but you have really created an awesome card, I love the colors, and the shading! It could actually be used for other occassions too. =)
    Hugs,
    Jodi =)

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  8. Your cards are just stunning Vicki and love the design and papers, Big Hugs, Nikki x

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  9. I struggle with sympathy cards as well. I like to think though that you are bringing comfort as you are thinking of the person and their hardship as you are making them. These are simply stunning Vicki! I adore the distressing and the rich colors! the tree is a beautiful image and i love the two layout! Exquisite!

    Smiles,
    janna

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  10. You did a wonderful job with the sympathy card, Vicki. The colors are perfect. . .the card looks very elegant and the sentiment is perfect. The image is just right for a sympathy card. As always, beautiful job!

    Maria

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  11. Wow, Vicki...these are terrific cards. They have such unique and interesting design elements, and the paper really suits this image along with the burgundy touches really makes these cards classic beauties.

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  12. WOW Vicki, you are so talented....These are so peaceful. I love trees...I LOVE LOVE this!!

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  13. Sympathy cards ARE hard.... I love yours--the dp is great...I am sure they will be treasured.

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  14. they are beautiful cards Vicki. I agree Sympathy cards are always hard to make. These turned out fabulous. Those papers are beautiful too.

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  15. You did a wonderful job with the sympathy card.
    Perfect choice of paper stamp.

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  16. Vicki, this is so beautiful. Love the tree, love the colors... Gerat work... Big hugs...

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  17. Vicki,

    Seriously??? No ifs ands or butts about it I love these cards!!! I love the distressed paper and I love that tree stamp I so want that set it is on my top list of wants right now!!!

    I also love the use of the top note!!!

    You are so so stinking talented my friend!!!

    Heather

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  18. HI Vicki :) Your cards are gorgeous! LOVE the beautiful layout and stunning paper!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

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  19. Elegant yes, and so warm and friendly too!

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****