With Sympathy Card


Hi bloggers! I’m pleased to be back this Sunday morning with a Simon favorite, the fabulous, Jess Larsen! Be sure to watch her video below to see how she made this pretty card!

From the designer:

Back in June, when Simon had their awesome Summer School event, I was so inspired by Shari Carroll’s card. She die cut some clouds from her card front and used patterned paper behind the die cut portion. The look was awesome and I couldn’t wait to try it out myself!


For today’s card, I grabbed the Paulina and Chrissy Butterfly dies both from Simon Says Stamp. Before I ran them through the Big Shot, I traced around them using my white gel pen. This is such an easy way to add a bit of detail and interest to a card!  After die-cutting them, I added some gradient grey chevron paper in the negative space. To embellish around the butterflies, I used Simon’s Flower Friends stamp and die set to create five little flowers. The flowers were stamped, using an assortment of Hero Arts Shadow Inks, while the leaves were all stamped using Hero Arts Mint Julep. This is such a pretty green! It’s soft, minty and pairs perfectly with pastel, summery colors. To finish everything off, I added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.  To see everything come together, check out the start to finish video I created!

Watch the video:


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  1. i tried looking at the video before looking at the comments and I can’t see it either. “this video is private”

  2. Squeal…I love this card with the butterflies cut out like this. I just got the dies and have been wanting to get at a card with them. Thank you for the idea.

  3. Awesome card! Love the vellum and how you traced around the butterfly dies in white. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  4. The card is beautiful, but I haven’t been able to watch the video because it’s labeled private.

  5. Love the card but was disappointed that, like everyone else, couldn’t see the video! :-( Hopefully that can be fixed? I’d really love to see the demo!

  6. I really like this card. I was just thinking that I need some sympathy cards in my stash, and this would be a great one to give.

  7. Oh, my! What’s not to love about this! The positive and negative die cuts, the chevron butterflies, the outlining in white..I kind of love it all. :)

  8. Wow so pretty. I love the flower embellishments on the butterflies and how they were outlined. So neat. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sympathy cards are something I need to keep on hand…who wants to make them when you need them? This one is cute enough that making it before it’s needed would be fun. :)

  10. So glad the video finally played. The tip about tracing around the die with a white gel pen is the most fabulous idea. I cannot wait to try it! Beautiful card, and actually much simpler to do than it appeared.

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