Nov 4, 2017

With Sympathy

Hello DiesRUs friends and welcome back. Lena here today sharing a Sympathy card with you.
These are the hardest cards for me to make and that is because my heart is breaking thinking about the person I'm sending it to.

   It's the kind of card that I never keep in my card stash, so when I need one I have to get it done fast, so I tend to keep them fairly simple.

These are the dies I used for this card:
Precious Marieke ~ Square Flowers Frame - cut in white cardstock
Memory Box ~ Vivienne Butterfly - cut in white cardstock

I thought I would share a quick pictorial of how I did the stitching on the centre opening of the card.
 I used pearlised white embroidery floss.

Since this die does not come with a backing die and I wanted one to make the white stand out more, I traced the die, scanned it and imported it into my Silhouette. I offset it to .06 and cut.  It's the perfect size to leave a small edge around the die cut.

To finish off my card, I adhered the butterfly to the centre of the card and adhered the whole thing to a square 5.5" x 5.5" white card.  I added some pearls for a little extra special touch.

Although this is a Sympathy card, you can use it for any occasion. You can change the colours, the floss, add a different focal cut or image and leave out the stitching all together. The possibilities are endless with frame dies. They are a big part of my die stash :-)

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Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


  1. Fabulous card and gorgeous design Lena !

  2. Such a gorgeous card, love your design.

  3. Stunning card, Lena! The recipient will be most appreciative, I'm sure. The design is amazing and I love that you created your own background base. I have that die cut and you have inspired me to try this!

  4. Beautifully designed, love the

  5. This is just lovely, and I really appreciate your little pictorial. I was curious how you did that beautiful stitching.

  6. the stitching is gorgeous! the entire card is, the beauty of this card will surely console the recipient.


  7. Beautifully designed. Love the stitching

  8. Thank you ladies, for your sweet and encouraging comments! <3


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