Stampin’ Up! Full of Love Inspired Thoughts Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you.  We’re in the midst of the Virtual Incentive Trip event being put on by Stampin’ Up – and it’s been pretty amazing so far.  Today is a ZOOM networking session with other achievers and…a Game Show tonight! “So You Think You Can Craft” is the name and….it sounds like it’s going to be a fun time!! 🙂  It’s not quite the same as having all of us together – on a ship – or on Maui – but…it’s a pretty solid substitute!!

My card for today is a pet sympathy card for a friend of mine.  I used the new Full of Love stamp set – and the carrying-over Inspired Thoughts set.  And – I did some embossing with the Into the Clouds embossing folder.  Take a look-see:

Yes yes, I know.  That’s the retired Cat Punch – I’m sorry.  But…it’s for a person who lost their cat.  It had to be there!  Now – if you need just a straight sympathy card – make this exact same card – and just leave the cat punch off.  It’ll be perfect!! 🙂

The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch at the TGIF challenge this week.

And I used elements from the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, too.   I went down the left side and across the middle!

I started by embossing a piece of Starry Sky cardstock in the new Into the Clouds Embossing Folder and then I adhered it to a Basic Gray mat with Liquid Glue.

Next, I matted a strip of Orchid Oasis 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on Basic Gray and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used the 3rd-from-largest Deckled Rectangle Die to cut a piece of striped Basic Gray Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  The next layer is Starry Sky 2022-2024 In Color DSP, cut with the 5th-from-largest Deckled Rectangle Die and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the pretty flower-filled envelope from Full of Love in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Basic White.  Then I colored it with my Light Orchid Oasis, Tahitian Tide and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The small flowers were colored with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.  I also colored the entire envelope with my Light Night of Navy Blend.  Then I fussy cut the image!

I popped the fussy cut image onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next is the Starry Sky Cat Punch – adhered with Liquid Glue and a few Dimensionals.  This would be easy to leave off if you don’t need a pet sympathy card! 🙂

For the sentiment, I stamped the Full of Love sentiment in Versamark Ink on a strip of Basic Gray.

I sprinkled it with white Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

While the embossing powder cooled, I tied a small bow from black Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a tiny dab of Liquid Glue.

Then I snipped banner ends on the sentiment and popped it over the bow with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tip:  you’ll need a double-stack of Dimensionals on the far right end to compensate for the popped-up floral image.

I added some black dots from the Classic Matte Dots pack and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped an Inspired Thoughts sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I stamped a small floral from the Full of Love set in Tuxedo Black. I colored the flower with my Light Starry Sky and Old Olive Blends.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Gray mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the small Full of Love floral on the front…

…and some Starry Sky 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Full of Love was a set that caught my eye on my very first pass of the catalog – although it may be kind of a flyover for many of you!  Don’t let it be – it’s so sweet and pretty!  The Inspired Thoughts set is really chock-a-block full of wonderful sentiments – it’s sure to have something for most of your projects!  And – you know how I feel about embossing folders and the Into the Clouds folder is really cool!!

I hope you like!

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Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic Gray Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″  (mats for card front); 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for narrow DSP strip on front); 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner);

Starry Sky Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Cat Punch

Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Full of Love fussy cut floral image on front

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Basic Gray): 3rd-from-largest Deckled Rectangle die cut (on front)

2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: 5th-from-largest Deckled Rectangle die cut (in Starry Sky – on front); 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ (in Orchid Oasis – narrow DSP strip on front); 3″ x 6″ (in Starry Sky – for envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Just about the time I think he can’t get any cuter with his sleeping…..this happened.

Bad hair day aside…

Also?  I took a gander at his papers yesterday.  One month from yesterday, he’s going to be 7 years old.


How the heck did that happen??!

Next thing you’re going to be telling me I’ll be 61 shortly thereaft…..

Oh.  Hmmmm. 🙁



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Full of Love Inspired Thoughts Sympathy Card

  1. It warms the cockles of my heart when I see you use something that’s retired. I will never part with this punch nor the dog punch. Speaking of dog, Happy Birthday Finn! 7??? that’s unbelievable!! and you?…you’re still a spring chicken! When you get to be my age, then you can start shaking in your boots…lol.

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m glad your heart-cockles are warmed, Karen! 😂 And I know – it seems like yesterday he was riding home with us! I’ll have to do a special blog post on 17 June!! 🙂 Thanks so much! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the design. 🙂 Wow…Ginny turns 7 later this year too. Yikes! I guess that means that we’re getting old! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Guess it does!! Yikes! Thank you, Amy! 🙂

  3. Love your color choices for this beautiful card! Finn is such a cutie!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Carol. And yes – he’s a master-of-cuteness!! 🙂

  4. Now that your beautiful card has introduced me to Starry Sky I might need it in my stash! You so easily did not one, but two rows on our Tic Tac Toe board and did so in such a masterful way! I love that with your perfectly cut mats you incorporate torn edges as well! And the colors of your flowers, wow, so pretty! SO glad you joined us at Tic Tac Toe this week!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – what a sweet thing to say, Carol – thank you so very much!! I love y’all’s Tic-tac-Toe challenges!! 🙂

  5. I hope you got my long comment because I love your card! Thanks for playing with us at Tic Tac Toe this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      I did – and thank you so much, that was very kind!! I appreciate you coming by, Carol! 🙂

  6. Kathy

    What a handsome guy!! Who would think he was 7? I’ll be he thinks of himself as still a puppy. And you, you’re not getting older, you’re getting better. A number doesn’t mean a thing. It’s what’s in your heart that matters. Happy Birthday!!… both of you!

    • stampsnlingers

      Well thank you, Kathy – I appreciate that! Still got a month at less-than-61 (and less-than-SEVEN!!) – but it’ll fly by!! Appreciate you, my friend! 🙂

  7. This is a beautiful sympathy card – they are always so hard to make and you’ve done a wonderful job. The colors you used are lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at TTTC!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Jeanne – and thanks for taking time to come by! 🙂

  8. Mary, this is gorgeous! So vibrant and rich! I love this color combo!!!!! WOW! SO happy you joined us at the TTTC this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Claire – appreciate you stopping by!! 🙂

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