Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card with RRR Center Stitched Burlap Ribbon
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Sympathy cards fall into the category of cards you hope you never have to make. Receiving cards and notes after the loss of a loved one is so meaningful and comforting that I try to make them extra special. This Memories shabby chic sympathy card uses one of my all time favorite sympathy sentiment stamps and lovely Pink Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon.
I like to keep everything on a sympathy card soft: the colors, the textures, and even the images. Using a natural fiber ribbon like the burlap center stitch helps me achieve these goals.
The base of this 5″ x 6″ is created from one strip of 12″ x 5″ cardstock. First I scored the paper on the long side at 4″ and 8.75″. Then I folded along the score lines. This allowed me to create a cutaway card front and an inner pocket.
Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card: An Easy Way to Add a Pocket
Use a punch to add a decorative edge to the pocket, then line with designer papers. Glue just the top and bottom edges to form the pocket.
Top the tag with a simple square knot bow. I also added a teabag and honey stick to the pocket. For me, nothing is more comforting than a hot cup of tea.
Natural fiber ribbon can sometimes be more challenging to tie, but if you use your Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, you’ll find it’s much easier.
I hope this Memories shabby chic sympathy card brings comfort to the friend who received it. and I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you’ll be able to use in your own crafty adventures.
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