I don't think it is ever easy to make sympathy cards. However, I feel like these could go in the stash box for when I need them (except for the second one which is already on its way to some friends). I almost broke down and bought a card before I worked these two out. The real plus to making sympathy cards, you can say what you really feel as opposed to trying to find a card that says what you want. These worked for me, mostly because I chose the sentiments.
OK, so here are the cards.
The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle, Love Letters. I got it on sale this week from their website. It was a great price so I bought two stacks. The scallop is from Alphalicous Cart and the circle and rectangles (card base and card topper) are from George. I really don't know what I would do without my George cart. It was the very first thing I ever "bought" with rewards points.
Speaking of rewards points, I am getting a Gypsy with all of my rewards points. I'm so excited I have gone back and forth on whether I wanted one and thought about getting one when the price went under $100 and then this week Michaels started selling them for $50. I'm not sure how much I'll use it, although it would be nice to set-up my E someplace that isn't immediately connected to my laptop. If the transfer of files back and forth is as easy as they say, I think I'll be happy. The truth is, I had 4000 rewards points sitting there and nothing to do with them. I didn't want any of the carts they were offering and 4000 points would have gotten my 5 or 6 at least, and I really don't do "promotional" items. If PC wants me to wear their T-shirt or hat around and advertise for them they can send it to me for free.
OK, I digress, back to the cards. The font on the first is Calibri and on the second it is Papyrus. The inside says, "It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses. - Collette"
I hope this gives you some ideas for simple sympathy cards. Stay warm and let me know what you think.