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Die Cut Sympathy Card

Die Cut Sympathy Card is what I have for you today. Someone passing away is never easy, especially a parent so I wanted to create this lovely card for my friend Jackie that just lost her Dad. Jackie and Paul are friends of ours that used to live here in California but they got lucky and escaped LOL! When they lived here, we spent holidays together and Jackie is a fellow crafter so we would enjoy getting creative together. They are the family we chose as our family and it breaks our heart that we aren’t able to be there in person for them. Hopefully, this card will give her and her family some comfort.

Supplies Needed for Die Cut Sympathy Card Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Outside and In Stamp Set

Acrylic Block for stamping

Ink

Black Twine

Card Base Paper

Decorative Paper

White Paper to Stamp Sentiment On

Die Cut Set

Scissors

Manual Die Cut Machine

3-D Pop Dots

Adhesive

This is the Die Cut Set that I used for the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project. There is a bunch of different options with this set. I love having so many options.

 

Here is the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project.

This is what the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project looks like in action as a movable card and it has a 3-D sentiment.

Take out your Manual Die Cut Machine with platforms, paper for sentiment, and the die for sentiment. Place your paper and then your die on top of both your main platform as well as your clear platform.

Put your second clear platform on top of your die and then run it through the manual die cut machine.

Carefully remove the die cut from your die.

Place your decorative paper on top of your first clear platform.

Put your dies on top of the decorative paper. Place your second clear platform on top of your paper. Run your Paper and Die through the manual die cut machine.

**Project Tip** Dies for the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project must be put down with the cutting side down or else the paper will not get cut.

Place your card base paper on top of your platforms. Put your die on top of the paper and the clear platform on top of the die. Run it through the machine.

Notice how the die cut has the score line. It makes it so much easier to fold this project!

Fold the card on the score lines. I fold them both ways twice to ensure a good crease at the fold. Fold your card as shown above.

This is what it looks like one you have folded it in the proper places.

Take out your decorative die cut paper and apply adhesive.

Apply the first piece of the decorative paper to your card.

This is what it looks like with both pieces adhered.

Take out your die cut for your sentiment, sentiment stamp, ink and stamp block. Adhere your stamp to your block and ink your sentiment.

Stamp your sentiment on your sentiment die cut paper.

Apply your 3-D round adhesive dot to the back of your sentiment die cut.

Adhere your sentiment die cut to the middle of the card as shown.

Take out your twine and wrap your twine around one side of your card. I wrapped the twine three times around one side of the card.

Tie a bow or make a knot to finish the twine decor. Cut off excess twine and straighten on your twine on your card.

The Die Cut Sympathy Card Project is complete!!

Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away the amazingly versatile A Creative Journey with Melissa Outside and In Stamp Set!

I have had a number of people say how much they use this stamp set as their go to set so I thought this would be the perfect prize for this week.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

Subscribe to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES to be eligible. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

 Here’s the GIVEAWAY from last weeks post which is a $25.00 Store Credit to our store!

The winner is Annie!

Annie,  please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

Thank you for joining us for the Die Cut Sympathy Card Project.

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero

Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero is the tutorial we have for you today. You may remember a video I did on a card for Pancreatic Cancer. It was for my friend Kim. I created it to cheer her up during her battle with the awful disease.

Sadly, God gained another angel in heaven yesterday as Kim passed away Sunday morning. Please keep her Husband, Son, Sister and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

I had another project planned but decided to do this in honor of Kim. The way she dealt with Pancreatic Cancer was so heroic. She fought it head on like a true hero and really lived life to the fullest. We were blessed to have her for two years after her diagnosis and am so grateful and honored to call her my friend. She was an amazing Mom, friend, wife and volunteer among many other things. Her loss is felt throughout our community and she will be greatly missed.

Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero

is what I am making today. I am creating this card for a few of Kim’s loved ones as I thought it was appropriate and hope to send some comfort and love during this difficult time.

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Here is what you will need to create this card.

Our Outside and In Stamp Set

Manual Die Cut Machine (I used my Sizzix Big Shot)

Black Ink

Purple Ink

Adhesive

3-D Foam Squares

Pearl Embellishments

Stamp Block

Card Base

Paper to emboss with

Paper to stamp sentiment on

Punch

Embossing Folder

Quick stick or tweezers to place small pearls

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The Giveaway this week is going to be the Outside and In stamp set. Please be sure to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners announced next week 🙂

Now back to our Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

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This is the sample card I created for today’s tutorial. I am doing a similar version to this with a little change so you can get an idea how you can change something little for a different look!

Take out your manual die cut machine and embossing folder.

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First, for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero, you will want to take out your embossing folder. If you want a similar look to the sample for the background, you will want to add ink to the flat side.

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If you want to have a look like this which is less ink and less detail, you will want to use the side with the texture side up.

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You will want to use the raised side for your paper.

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I chose to use the flat side for my creation purposes. take out your ink and ink the side of your choice completely.

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Then for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero, I place the white piece of paper on the inside facing down on the area in which the ink was. Close the embossing folder.

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Place your sizzix platform on your machine bed. Be sure the platform is open to tab one.

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Place your clear platform on top of the main platform. Take your embossing folder on top of the clear platform. Place your second clear platform on top of  your embossing folder. Run your embossing folder through the die cut machine.

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This is what it looks like. Set this aside to ensure it is dry.

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Be sure to clean off your embossing folder quickly to avoid any staining on your folder.

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Take out your Outside and In stamp set for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

Take off the sentiment for the outside of the card.

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Place your sentiment on your stamp block.

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Ink your sentiment.

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Stamp your sentiment on your sentiment paper.

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Take out your punch and punch out you the sentiment you just stamped.

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Take out your inside sentiment, place on  your stamp block and ink. You will then stamp the sentiment inside the Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero card creation. Set the card aside.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the inked and embossed paper.

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Adhere the background paper to the card base.

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Take out your pearl embellishments for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

Add your foam squares to the pearl embellishments.

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Adhere the front sentiment to the pearls.

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Place the sentiment and pearls on the front of the sympathy card.

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To create your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero,

you will now take out your individual pearl embellishments. Place three of them on the bottom of the sentiment tag.

Your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation is complete!

The winner for the Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments is

karenladd  She Says:

Love the easy stapled fold for your gift card holder and a reminder to use our stash! I have a lot of little holiday doo-dads that would be fun for decorating gift card holders, and of course…washi tape! Thanks for the chance to win this cute sentiment set. I already subscribe to the blog and am off to subscribe on YouTube too!

Karen, please send me your mailing info and I will get your prize out to you and Congrats!

Thank you so much for visiting and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Quick Thank You Note with Washi, Twine, Stamps and Die Cut!

My son’s birthday was last week and I wanted to create some quick thank you notes for him to send to those who generously sent him gifts. I know that most of the time people don’t keep handmade cards but even still, I like to create so I thought I would create this quick card and share it with you. This design is really simple and the possibilities are ENDLESS! If you would like to create a quick thank you note and a really cute one, this project is for YOU! Whether you like to learn by video or by pictorial, we have you covered so LETS BEGIN!

Here are the items you will need to create this exact quick thank you note. Remember, you can mix and match options and design ideas to your liking. This is YOUR creation so make it the way YOU want to! We used our Outside and In stamp set for the outside sentiment. If you would like to check it out, you can find it hereSupplies

First, you will need to take out your manual die cutting machine, die cut, appropriate platforms and the paper you are cutting. Roll the die through the machine and remove the die cut you need for your creation. Set aside.

die cut shape

Take out your card base, ink, stamp and stamp block. Place your stamp on the block and ink it. Stamp your sentiment on your card base. Set aside.

stamp sentiment

Take your die cut shape, twine and foam squares out. Wrap your twine around the die cut shape and tie in a knot. Cut off excess string. Place your foam squares on the back of your die cut. You can take off the backing of the foam squares at this time or wait until you are going to place it on your creation. Either way is fine. Set aside.

put twine on die

put on foam squares

Take your stamped card base along with your washi tape. Place a piece of washi tape on your card where you would like it to be for your design.

apply washi tape

Take your die cut and place it on your card on top of the washi tape. Be sure the foam squares are placed firmly on your card base.

Apply die cut to card base

Your creation is complete!

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Thank you so much for joining us today for this creation. Be sure to subscribe to our blog and YouTube channel for tips, techniques and more! We hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa today!

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