Unfortunately, I needed to make 2 sympathy cards (and decided to make a third right away to have one in my stash). One for a fellow cardmaker and one for a former coworker, both of whom have lost loved ones to cancer. I wanted to make them simple, and the sketch at Die Cuttin' Divas fit the bill for that. I had some scrap paper from a Colorbok pad of paper that had colors I liked. The stack also included some punch-outs, and I stamped my sentiment on those for the front of the card. I wanted to add some ribbon, but am not yet an expert bow tier. I got one of them to look alright, but with the other two cards I decided to try a technique I saw on Youtube. It is so much simpler, and I think it looks pretty nice. I added a few brads at the bottom. Inside the card, I used a cut from Accent Essentials. I cut it once in purple and another time, smaller, in cream. I ran the cream colored ones through my printer (see this great tip here). The idea for the sentiment inside the card came from Simple Sympathy.
I had recently picked up a little roll of ribbon for one of the recipients. She is a proud dog owner and the ribbon has little paw prints on it. I decided to give her that along with the card to brighten her day. I had received Tags, Bags, Boxes and More from the free Gypsy download, but hadn't used it yet. Using that cart, I made a little "purse" to hold the spool of ribbon. I also decorated the sides of the spool of ribbon a bit.