Quick Masculine Sympathy Card

You know, sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make.  No, masculine sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make.  I just don’t know what to stamp when it comes to cards for the men and sympathy cards…. well, it’s just plain hard.

I needed a card for a friend who lost his grandmother and well, I’m embarrassed to say, I let time get away from me.  Please tell me I’m not alone on this one.  Someday I will learn to make up a stack of sympathy cards so that I can send it right away and not procrastinate.

Quick and Easy Masculine Sympathy Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I created this card very quickly and I used the Flash Card system (although I needed a little extra piece of Very Vanilla for the sentiment and on the inside).  One stamp set, Love & Sympathy, was a great stamp set for my card.  I know flowers aren’t very masculine but the darker colors seemed to work nicely so I went with it.

Quick and Easy Masculine Sympathy Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com A little sponging, a little punching, and of course some stamping on the inside of the card as well.
Quick and Easy Masculine Sympathy Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Here are my measurements:

  • Baked Brown Sugar – 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Flash Card)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 2 1/2″ (Flash Card)
  • Very Vanilla – scrap for sentiment
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside of card)

I thought I would share the supplies I used to create today’s Masculine Sympathy card.  If you would like to order any of the supplies I used, just click on the pictures below!  Be sure to add the SEPTEMBER HOSTESS CODE PCWBEZ7S to your order of $20 or more.  Why?  Because I have some VERY special videos to share with you as my way of saying thank you!  These videos aren’t available here on Simply Simple Stamping.  I like to save my favorites for you guys.

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  1. magnifique j’adore tout ce que tu fait bises raymonde
    de France

  2. Maria Rodriguez. says:

    It’s true, Sympathy cards are really hard to make but, Masculine Sympathy cards are even more difficult. This one is classy and elegant but soft and subdued too, it conveys the message in the sentiment beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Earleen DiPrizio says:

    Connie, another nice card. I can’ thank you enough for all your ideas, and your helpful hints. I tell friends about your web site. And thank you so much for offering so much help for free! Hope your feeling better. Have a good day.

  4. Thank you for sharing. Love the simplicity, and the colors.

  5. Vicky Malin says:

    Really enjoy your ideas. Thank you for sharing them. Sympathy cards are hard to make in advance because of the “personalization” one always wants to apply, I think. You try to “fit” the occasion AND the person you’re sending it to. Thank you again for enjoying your “job” so much – it shows through in all you do.

  6. Susan says:

    You are definitely not alone in procrastinating. And thanks you so much for a very nice masculine card.

  7. Kelly Lawhorn says:

    I see you used the punch for the sentiment on front page but how did you get a smaller version of it for layering?

    • Connie says:

      It’s actually 2 Decorative Label punches. Cut one in half long ways, and the other in half short ways. Snip off the little sharp corners and layer them on the back. It’s a nifty little trick!

  8. Barbara says:

    I like the way you did the layout and the simplicity. the color also ads a lot.

  9. Kim says:

    Love it! You are NOT alone! I must purchase this set!!!my goal is to have a surplus of all type cards to gen address and poof in the mail! For some reason I keep my sweet precious Momma supplied but can’t ever get enough for my self!! A girl can wish and strive for goals can’t she! I know we are all svsttr across the country but I would SO love to meet Ms. Connie,(my hero and mentor as wel as Josee and all of my other stampin gals gone wild Sistas, bet we could get our pie stash made in a weekend if we were together!!! I can dream!!!
    Blessings,
    Kim Houser

    • Kim says:

      When will I EVER learn to proof read, as a former educator you would think I would know!!! Not gen a card grab a card and scattered across the country. Not whatever I put! I didn’t look any further…hoping you all can get the idea!
      🙁

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