Sympathy – Elements of Style “Toile” CASE

Today’s post is with a heavy heart… My best friend’s beloved grandmother, Lucille, died suddenly this past weekend – she was a very special person to me, like a grandmother – and I will miss her dearly.  Lots of love to her family – I know some pretty special angels she’s with now :).

When I saw a version of this card, first on Mary Fish’s blog here, which directed me to Tina Dyck’s blog here, and also to Lianne Carper’s blog here – it reminded me of Lucille.  For some reason, toile reminds me of her – so this was a perfect design for her sympathy card.

Isn’t this card beautiful?  I absolutely love the Elements of Style stamp set – there are so many things you can do with it.  For the back layer, I stamped the image 4 times in a random pattern and ran the piece through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  The front layer is the image stamped once and popped up on dimensionals.  Of course I added that “stay put bow” that I love to use (see tutorial links along the side of my blog).  And one last tip – I finish the ends of all of my ribbons with a quick zip through either a lit match or a lighter to prevent the ends from fraying – you can thank my wonderful mother Pixie for that helpful tip!

And isn’t the sentiment a nice saying for a sympathy card?  Life truly is a matter of moments – and I will never forget the many wonderful moments I had with Lucille.  Love you Grandma Spresser!

Stamp Sets Elements of Style
Ink Night of Navy
Paper Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake (Kraft), Night of Navy
Accessories Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Night of Navy 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

8 thoughts on “Sympathy – Elements of Style “Toile” CASE

  1. Gorgeous! Love the color! I love this set, and just posted a card with it a few days ago! A very touching sympathy card.

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