Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sympathy Cards

I tend to make hundreds and thousands of cards per year.  I enjoy it very much, it is my therapy in a way.  I also do attend a couple of small town craft sales in the fall where I sell my cards to help offset my spending on supplies.  I just did a sale last Saturday and within the first hour I was totally cleaned out of Sympathy cards.  I couldn't believe it.  I had about 20 or so in the basket to sell and apparently it wasn't enough.  Through out the rest of the day I had numerous customers ask me for them.  I never would have guessed Sympathy cards would be the most requested type of card.  

So....I have another sale coming up in December for which I will make sure I have enough this time.  Right now I have over 50 of them ready to go.  I chose simple, yet elegant designs that were easy enough (but still pretty) so that I could mass produce.  I made anywhere between 4 and 12 of each one.  

Sympathy cards to me are one of the hardest themes to make.  Well, at least for me it is.  It's a  rather foreboding subject.  I'd rather make cards for happy events, but I do understand the need for them.  

Thanks for visiting, 
Products Used:
Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers stamp set
Neenah 80# & 110# Classic Crest Solar White Smooth Cardstock
Papertrey Ink True Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Slate Grey 100# Cardstock
Tonic Mirror Cardstock:  Polished Gold & Chrome Silver
Versafine Ink:  Onyx Black, Smokey Grey, Olympia Green
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments stamp set
Hero Arts Remember stamp set (CL577)
Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies
Clearly Besotted Stamp Sets:  Leafy Accents, Take Good Care, Mini Florals 2, and Merci Beaucoup
Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents Coordinating Dies
Paper Smooches Saluations stamp set

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