Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sympathy Card Using NEW CTMH Ivy Lane Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello crafting friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I created this sympathy card for two dear friends of mine; who lost their mother in early February.   My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones.  That is one of the hardest things we have to endure in life; losing a mother, father, spouse or child.  I lost my father in 2009; and it is still hard to believe.  My father was 90 yrs old and healthy; but he choked on a marshmallow; and died.  

I decided to create a sympathy card with the CTMH "Wild About Love" stamp set.   I love the little fox on here; especially this one with the flower.  He looks like he could just step off the page and hand you the flower.  I also used our NEW CTMH Ivy Lane paper; which is now my favorite paper pack in the new CTMH Spring/Summer Idea Book.  My other one I love is the Balloon Ride.  Such gorgeous colors.  I hope you enjoy my card.  

CTMH Wild About Love Stamp Set  (Available Feb. only) and Ivy Lane Paper
Only $5 with a $50 purchase in Feb. only or purchase for $17.95.
It is not available after Feb. 28th, 2014.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cut inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Border Punch - Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace
Paper - CTMH Ivy Lane
Cardstock - CTMH Hollyhock and Cotton Candy
Inks - CTMH Cotton Candy and Sweet Leaf
Stamp outside - Fox - CTMH Wild About Love (S1402)
Front Sentiment - CTMH 4 My Friend (D1510)
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Words of Comfort (C1524)
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Recollections

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
A Creative Need - Wild Thing (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 entry per day)
A Creative Romance - Let's Get Sentimental (2 of 3)
Card Makin Mamas - Stack it up (3 or more layers) (1 of 2)
Simply Create Too - St. Patrick's Day or Use Green (2 of 3)
The Stamping Boutique - Use a Punch or a Die (No limit listed)
Totally Papercrafts - Spring (2 of 3)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Cuttin and Stampin Challenges - Spring Is Here
Paper Minutes - Decorate The Inside (No limit noted)
Papertake Weekly - Lovely Layers (3 of 5)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Ribbon (No limit)
Stampavie and More - Lots of Flowers (No limit listed)
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Pattie's Creations - Spots or Dots (1 of 2)
Inkspirational - Bingo (Bling, Ribbon, Flowers) (No Limit)
Pumpkin Spice - Flowers (No Limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/optional - Use Country's colors
Glitter n Sparkle - Bright Funky Colors (1 of 3)
One Stitch At A Time - Girly (1 of 3)
Pile It On - Thinking Of You (No Limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craft-Dee BowZ -Anything Goes with A handmade Bow

This is only for February; so hurry and get yours now!

Only $5 with a $50 purchase.  (Retail $17.95 without purchase)

February CTMH Special 
Buy 2 packs of bulk single or combo colored cardstock and receive your choice of 1 of our 5 new embossing folders FREE!!

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  1. WOW, I really love this! The inside is as beautiful as the outside. It's awesome, and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us. I am very grateful to have you share with us, and I look forward to having you stop by again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. this is also wonderful and I like the fox image!

    xxx Heike

  3. A very different sympathy card and it works beautifully. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. I never would have thought to use the fox holding a flower as a sympathy image but it sure does work weill on your card. Thanks for the fab idea!
    :) Marie

  5. Gorgeous card Gloria- love the fab papers - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  6. Hi, Gloria: Your 2nd entry card is pretty, too! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too & hope you come back by this coming Friday [28 Feb] for our next challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. So sweet Gloria! I love the background papers! Thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Cathy DT Member

  9. What a very pretty card! Love the papers and colors!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  10. Fabulous card and image Gloria. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  11. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Cuttin and Stampin!

  12. Beautiful. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge.
    Hugs from Africa.
    Olga DT G'nS

  13. Hello Gloria, Thank you for visiting my blog... I am a follower already. Love all your crafts! :)

  14. Too cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  15. Very sweet, thanks for joining us again at TSB!

  16. lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Ink

  17. Beautiful Card!!!
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara

  18. A wonderful Sympathy card, love the use of the little fox.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  19. Another fabulous card, Gloria, love the wee fox, thank you for sharing with us at Scribble and Scrap, best of luck hun xxxx

  20. A lovely card, hopefully it will bring comfort.
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons Challenges...
    Hope to see you back tomorrow for our next challenge!

  21. Lovely card. Awesome job. Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle. Hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

  22. Thanks for playing in our "SPOTS or DOTS!" Challenge #86!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  23. What a great image in pink. I like the dp and the coordinating colors you used. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

  24. What a sweet card. Love the spotted fox. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations.

  25. Darling card and so different done with pinks! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  26. Beautiful papers and love the image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Inkspirational and we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

  27. Lovely card, hard subject to make a card for. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  28. Beautiful card, the fox is great! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  29. Your card is LOVELY.. I am sure your friends appreciated it..
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!


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