The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Little Sympathy for FWF

Happy Friday! It's time to share a Unity project for Friends With Flair. Check the Unity Stamp Co. blog for hop details and a full list of today's participants.

Recently I've exhausted my supply of sympathy and get well cards. So today I've made a simple little sympathy card to add to my stash. It features stamps from the Regal Greetings kit brought to us by Unity's {ippity} line.
OK, I imagine that the eyebrows of those who know me are sky-high by now. Yes, that is a diecut you see. In fact, it is a hinged diecut lacy circle card. No, I haven't taken the plunge with a Big Shot or Grand Calibur machine and an accompanying vast collection of Spellbinders. Nope, it's the simple truth that my friends take pity on me and occasionally slip me a diecut or two. This beautiful lacy circle card was gifted to me by the very sweet Lisa Lara, a fixture on SplitcoastStampers. I have been hoarding it for over a year now, but when I saw the sketch for this week's Chick Challenges with {ippity} #5, I knew I had to bring it out of mothballs.

With this card, I'm also playing along with the current {ippity} Challenge, Mini Cards. This one measures 4" in diameter.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Emily

42 comments:

wearestampers said...

That die cut makes for a beautiful sympathy card! And I just love the Regal Greetings set, such a wonderful font. Have a great weekend!
Pam

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful card - love the shape!!!

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jennifer mitten said...

Oh, this is simply stunning, made from my favorite set ever!

Roslyn said...

I love this shape for a card. It is a perfect little card!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! I never realised you don't own any dies, that's a smart girl. Those of us who do are often addicted, and spend way too much..lol!
Love this card - the frame & sentiment piece is awesome and I love that you kept the card simple. It's a wonderful thoughtful card to give away when time calls for it. Have a great day! {hugs}

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous colours! I never have any sympathy cards on hand so I have to do them last minute - you are smart. Also, probably best you have avoided the dies... they are addictive!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You totally read my mind, I was thinking, you can't punch out a shaped card like that... great job.

Anita said...

Emily, this is gorgeous. I really like the black/kraft combo and that little flower is the perfect embellishment for this lovely card.

Benzi said...

Ooh, Emily...love this shaped card. Lisa Lara was so nice to gift you with that die cut. The dp is fabulous with Kraft and I really love that sketch.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card!! You know I love round cards and this one is fabulously done! The sentiment panels is gorgeous and love the neutral tones you used.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

VERY Beautiful!

Pryn said...

STUNNING card! I love EVERYTHING about it!!! It will be very comforting to whomever may receive it.

Ruby said...

Emily this is stunning and so elegant. Gorgeous card once again.

Sarah said...

LOL this card is fabulous. While I love the card-- I loved your die-cut story--sooo funny :)

Crystal said...

Stunning card! Love the shape, way to make great use of a gift!

Gwen said...

Great sympathy card! Perfect way to used your long-saved die-cut!

Crystal Cantu said...

Amazing job with this card! Love your take on the sketch.

Joni Kix said...

What an elegant card! I hope it brings a smile to someone's face.

Jingle said...

This is just so pretty! The colors are perfect!

Linda said...

Emily, this is gorgeous.... I love your pretty flowers

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Emily! That label is so elegant!

Anne Tussing said...

What a great sympathy card! I love the subtle colors and the great frame!

Karen B. said...

This is beautiful Emily! What a way to come out with a bang by using some die cuts. Lovely colors, perfect for a sympathy card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

too funny....when I saw your card I was so excited that you had gotten a diecut machine of some sort.....hey....with friends like yours who needs a die cut machine...lol!!!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

I think you saved this card until the perfect time to use it. This is beautiful!

samantha's cards said...

lovely card

Kim Cook said...

Simply beautiful!

Sarah said...

Very beautiful!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, how I love this, Emily!

onecraftymama said...

This is gorgeous, Emily! Sympathy cards are so hard to make...this is perfect.
And hoarding...jeez...at least I don't have bugs or anything, but craft supplies? What am I saving them for? but I always do. Glad to know I'm not the only weirdo (actually, is it just me, or are we in the majority here?) lol.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Just gorgeous. It's understated and elegant. Perfect for the occasion for which it must be sent. Great job

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Jen W. said...

It was worth hoarding it for a year because this is gorgeous! And nice to see a sympathy card that isn't all butterflies and flowers. :)

~Tammy~ said...

Love the kraft and black! I love love my dies!!! This made a beautiful shaped card

lisa arana said...

beautiful sympathy card.

sharon g said...

I like simple Sympathy cards. Nice job.

Lindsey said...

This makes a perfect sympathy card. Until I recently succumbed, my friends would slip me die cuts sometimes, too. :P

Barbara Bruder said...

Emily, What a pretty sympathy card. Thanks for entering the Chick Challenge
Barbara - ippity chick

Rona said...

Beautiful sympathy card!!! I'm glad the Ippity challenge helped you use something from your stash!! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, 40 comments here! It's a hit, I tell you. ;) i'm also a fan, due to the color scheme of neutrals, the round shape, the elegant sentiment and frame. Great job, Emily!

Jen said...

Fantastic save for the right moment, and this card is truly gorgeous Emily! I love how you used this stamp set...wow! Thanks for joining us at Chick Challenges!