It's been a difficult week. One of my very best friends had to admit her husband to hospice this week, and he passed away on Friday night. Six of their seven children arrived from all over the country, and it was as peaceful and kind as it could possible be. Nonetheless, we will all miss Jim's sharp intelligence and great sense of humor. It reminded me that I had a couple of sympathy cards I hadn't posted yet.
Sympathy cards are one of the hardest cards to make, and CAS ones have always seemed appropriate to me.
This is a smaller card by Memory Box, a die cut circle cut with Simon Says stitched circles, and a die cut leaf by Memory Box. The sentiment is from Boutique Borders: Sympathy by Papertrey Ink.
The next card uses the same sentiment with some border dies from that set stamped on the die from the Center Style: Masculine die set.
This is a fairly new die for me, and I can seen lots of applications for it, but it was perfect for a simple sympathy card.
I almost never have a sympathy card made ahead of time, and I was certainly not prepared for this week's events. Once the memorial is complete, I'll sit down to make a card for my friend.