CASEing Coast to Coast Sympathy Card

Hello…Karen Hallam at Karens Stamping Habit and I are back today with our monthly card CASEing collaboration.  Each month, Karen (from sunny California) and I (from cold and dreary Pennsylvania) take turns at CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) each other’s cards. CASEing provides a great starting point for creating a card.   It’s also a fun and effective way to get your creative juices flowing if you’re stumped for ideas.  This month, Karen is taking her cues from me.  You can see Karen’s card HERE.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Sympathy Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

For today’s card, I used a combination of products both current and retired from a variety of companies.  This is something I’ll be doing more as I find that it’s fun to reach into my stash and find products that coordinate so well but are not necessarily meant to. Not to mention, that it feels great to be using more of what I’ve purchased!

This card started with a Whisper White thick card stock base.  I cut the stitched frame from My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frames.  To create the pretty inset, I simply took a design from the retired SU Delightfully Detailed Laser Specialty paper, cut it to fit and glued it to the back of the frame.  I then added another piece of Whisper White card stock to the back of the cut-out design.  Lastly, I added a piece of white fun foam and mounted it on the card base for a nice dimensional look.

The floral image, from SU Forever Blossoms, was stamped and cut using the Brother Scan n Cut.  This stamp set does have a coordinating die set.  However, I didn’t purchase it knowing that the SNC would be able to cut it out. I colored it with a combination of Stampin’ Blends and Copic Markers with a little added Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Blushing Bride card stock, heat embossed it in white embossing powder and cut it out using SU Layering Ovals dies.  I glued the sentiment oval to another oval cut from vellum and glued them to the front of the card.

The inside sentiment is from the SU set, Flourishing Phrases with a partial stamped image of the floral image used on the front.

While I had everything out, I created another card with basically the same materials. I changed the card orientation, used a different laser paper design and colored the flowers a different color.

Be sure to head on over to Karen’s blog and check out her oh so creative interpretation of my card.

I hope you have a wonderful day…thanks for stopping by!



  1. Both cards are so beautiful, Rosanne. I couldn’t tell what you had used to create the background on your cards before reading it. It’s a great idea – very pretty – and I think I have some of that paper still sitting around. I’m going to dig it out and use it this way! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Glad I saw your card today as I need to make a Sympathy card for a very dear friend. Thank you for sharing.

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