Clean and Simple Handmade Cards With Handcrafted Elements Dies

handcrafted elements dies create beautiful sympathy cards

Create clean and simple handmade cards using the Handcrafted Elements dies for simply stunning Sympathy cards.   We all hate making this type of card, but we all need them from time to time.   I actually need two sympathy cards this week and why not make them sparkle and beautiful, hoping to at least comfort them and show my love and support.

After creating Monday’s Christmas cards with these Handcrafted Elements dies I thought why not use these intricate dies for my Sympathy cards as well.   The gold glitter paper I used already had the adhesive backing on it so it was super quick and easy to assemble and put it together.  This paper is SOLD OUT and no longer available, but you could substitute with the More Dazzle Specialty Paper and add the adhesive sheet to the backside before die cutting and punching.

handmade cards create clean and simple handmade cards

I think my biggest question when making these cards was to decide what color I wanted to add my die cut to.  I went with the Shaded Spruce as the intricate die is a couple different leaves so green came to mind right away.  At first I put it on the Garden Green cardstock, but that was a bit to dull in my book so decided Shaded Spruce had just the right amount of brightness I was going for.

handcrafted elements dies for sympathy cards

For the sentiment piece I used the Very Best Occasions stamp set and stamped it onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out with the Ovals punch.  I  used the scalloped portion of the punch to punch the gold glitter oval piece behind the sentiment.

The ribbon is from the annual catalog and that is the Gold and Vanilla Satin Edged Ribbon.  After looking the card over I decided to add a few of the gold festive pearls.  I didn’t take a photo of that before mailing it out.  The cards were pretty either way, but I do like a little bit of bling.

Keep in mind that the Handcrafted Elements Dies are on the retired list and only available while supplies last and they are 10% off now as well.

NOTE:   Tomorrow Thursday, December 14 is FREE Shipping on all orders $75.00 or more!  This is ONE DAY ONLY free shipping, so make your wish list or your gift giving list now and have it ready for tomorrow!

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Speaking of clean and simple handmade cards have you checked out the customer appreciation cards you can create this month; details below.

Customer Appreciation for December 2023:

Christmas Cards, Treat Holders, Gift Card Holders

Get ready to create 26 fun projects with this month’s customer appreciation PDF file! You will create 26 projects and still have supplies left to create more! If you love simple cards, gift card holders and treat boxes you will LOVE these projects.   Not only will you receive the PDF file, but also a video tutorial with step by step instructions to complete all 26 projects.

All you need to do is place a min. $40.00 order with me and you must use the host code: VDTQYTY6

Remember you MUST use the Host Code unless your order is over $150.00, then do NOT use the host code and you will receive the host benefits, plus the PDF file and video tutorial.

You may need to purchase some of the following supplies, if you do NOT already have them on hand; exception is the Real Red cardstock and the Beary Cute stamp set; you can switch these out for things you might already have on hand.

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You can substitute the Beary Cute stamp set for any Christmas Sentiment stamp set you have on hand, only the sentiments were used from the Beary Cute stamp set.

Don’t need any more Christmas Cards, Gift Card Holders or Treat Boxes?  You can create lovely clean and simple handmade cards for birthday’s as well.  If you purchase the Bright & Beautiful Memories & More Card Pack #161754 and the Bright & Beautiful Memories & More Cards & Envelopes #161753 you can create 26 Birthday cards, gift card holders and treat holders using this same PDF file and video tutorial.

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