Stampin’ Up! Wood Rose Wonder Sympathy Card

Mornin’, y’all! Hope your day has dawned bright and clear! Had a nice – if incredibly short!! – visit with my friends last night.  The got a late start coming from Florida, ran into a giant traffic accident that lost them a couple of hours, and arrived here at about 730 – having to leave to meet friends at the airport at 830.  So…whirlwind visit indeed.  But still time for the two kids to pet the horses, feed them peppermints, meet Finn (who was gobsmacked and thrilled by the tiny humans at his house!), ride around the back pasture with me on the 4-wheeler and sit in the Bobcat for a while.  And then they were gone! 😔  Hopefully they’ll come back when they can “have 3 sleepovers”.  

And waffles for breakfast!

So – my card for today is for a more somber occasion.  Another friend just lost his daughter from complications from COPD.  Same age as I am.  Very sad.  I obviously needed a card to send.   I decided to use the beautiful Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits and I paired them with the Wood Textures DSP.    Take a look-see:

I wanted a card that had a rustic element – they’re horse people like us – but some femininity, too.  

I chose a wood pattern in the Wood Textures DSP that has a gray hue to it for my card front.  Using the large die in the Rose Garden Thinlit die set, I cut out my focal point from some Smoky Slate card stock and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the panel.

Then I repeated the die cut two more times – once from Blushing Bride and once from Powder Pink card stock (avail 1 June).  Using various pieces of the die cut, I adhered them into the large flower with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

I used one of the sentiments in the Rose Wonder stamp set and stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink in the corner of the panel and SNAILd it to a piece of Powder Pink card stock.  Now – full disclosure here.  I’m not exactly sure where my brain was – but I cut the panel to 4 7/8″ long (instead of 5 1/8″) – and didn’t realize it until right at this point in the construction of the card! 😳

I decided that, instead of starting completely over, I’d….call an audible.  Which means I made my card base a little smaller than normal.  So it’s like A2-lite sized!

On the inside, I stamped a second Rose Wonder sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the small flower from Rose Wonder in stamped-off-once Powder Pink ink (avail 1 June).  You can barely see it in the picture!

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more of the Rose Wonder flowers in full-strength Powder Pink ink on the front…

…and I used a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Pretty quick and easy – more persnickety than anything, with the paper-piecing of the rose.  But worth it, I think, for the pretty result.  I love the rose against the woodgrain!!  I see a great year with this Wood Textures DSP Stack!!  Hope you like! 😊




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Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/4″); Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Whisper White Card Stock; 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Blushing Bride Card Stock:  Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Wood Textures DSP Stack (1 June): 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn-Fan Fix…

Okay, y’all.  I’m going to show you a picture.

Please do not be afraid.

This is my new dog.


Right??  Scary as can be, isn’t he?

Of course, he’s smiling!  It’s something he (and his sister, actually.  And his mother!!) just…do!  It’s a submissive gesture.  

But I was spot on with the camera, and…Cujo!!

Pretty good for an iPhone, huh?!? 🙂

He was so excited to see them.  We did keep him on the leash for a bit, cuz he outweighs both of the tiny humans and we feared in his exuberance (and desire to herd them around!) that he’d knock them down.

Once he chilled a little, we let him loose.  

He likes tiny humans!!  They pick up sticks!!  And they RUN all over the place (moms don’t run around near enough)!!!  He had a big time and was sad when they left.

He’s conked out now while I’m writing.  

Herding kids is hard work!  Almost as hard as herding cats!



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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Wood Rose Wonder Sympathy Card

  1. There are so many emotions involved in your posts…happy, sad, laughable and beauty…but that’s not an emotion…or is it? I’m happy your friends got there and weren’t involved in the accident. I’m sad that your other friend lost a daughter and can’t imagine going through that…ours is 46 and has cancer but it’s treatable; COPD is just as awful. I chuckle every time I see Finn’s cute little expressions. I feel the beauty in you and your cards. Thank you for blogging.

    • Thanks so much, Karen. I’m surely sorry about your daughter! 🙁 I appreciate you making such nice comments on all my cards and Finn stories! 🙂 🙂

  2. juliejphoto

    I Like! This is beautiful, and should make the recipients feel better, if anything can. Love the colors, the rose and the wood. I plan to buy all of that paper that I can!!!

    • Right?? I bought all three that I was allowed to get. And will get more in June! I just love it! Thanks much, Julie! 🙂

  3. Mary, that is really pretty! I love how you pieced the different shades into the rose! Very nice for your friends.

  4. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Outstanding card! Love everything about it except the need for it.

  5. So pretty Mary! The two pinks work perfectly with the Smoky Slate and your flower is stunning on the woodgrain background. Great design!

  6. Karen L.

    Are you sure that is a SMILE?!! Sure could have fooled me! What a goofy boy! Don’t you just hate to make sympathy cards……but, that is a fact of life. Your card is beautiful & will have some comforting effects on the recipient. Have a good week end.

    • I know! Totally scary looking. I’m actually amazed I caught it – he does it so fast and then the licker takes over. Smile…lick…smile…lick. He’s a good all!! Thanks for the nice words on my card, Karen! As you say – a fact of life. 😊

  7. Ellie Peckler

    You’ve created such a beautiful and comforting card. I especially like your paper piecing technique. And an amusing FFF to remind us to appreciate every day. – Ellie

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