Hi Everyone, and welcome to to Day 2 of our Winter Product Release!

We hope you’ll join us over the next 4 days as the SugarPea Designers and I share Sweet Peeks for the 13 NEW products that will be available for purchase starting this Friday, February 16th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.

 

We promise that each day will be full of inspiration, and as always, you’ll have a shot at winning one of our FIVE GIVEAWAYS!  All you need to do is leave a comment for your chance to win.

**Please note that links to our store for these new products will not go LIVE until 6PM EST on February 16th.**

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Today we are introducing…

 

Having to send your condolences is never easy. With over 15 thoughtful and sincere sentiment choices, Heartfelt Sympathy will help you to find the right words to express your loving thoughts during a difficult time.

 

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SugarCut – Sympathy is a stand-alone word die features a thin and dainty sentiment that can be used as a focal point on your card front or paired with a stamped sentiment. Designed to be used together with our Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set (sold separately) for quick, easy and professional paper crafting projects.

This is the type of card that we all hate to make, and yet when we need one, we really want it to be just right. For this sympathy card I kept it very simple. I used the medium sized bloom in the Pretty Peonies stamp set.

I began with a watercolored splash of color, once the panel was completely dry, I stamped the main flower image in Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Gold Embossing Powder. The beautiful scripted sentiment is the new SugarCut Sympathy word die cut multiple times and glued together for dimension.  I kept the design simple and cut each of the watercolor panels with the different elements from the SugarCut Card Front Element Builder and adhered to white cardstock card bases.

 

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Would you like to win the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set?  Leave a comment sharing with us if you keep occasion cards on hand or do you make them as you need them? It’s that easy! You have all week to comment! Winners will be announced on Sunday, February 18th.

Blog-Hop-GreenOur team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects.  And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today’s giveaway prize.

Thank you so much for joining us for Day 2 of Sweet Peeks! REMEMBER!!  The entire Winter Product Release will be available for purchase on Friday, February 16th at 6PM EST.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here on this blog for your chance to win. We’d love to hear what you think about all of the products that we are showcased today.

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94 thoughts on “2018 Winter Product Release: Day 2

  1. Marianne

    Beautiful cards. I particularly love the softness and simplicity of the bottom card. This year, I am trying to create some cards for different occasions to have on hand.

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  2. Andrea Hastilow

    Very subtle but beautiful font. Your card examples are so beautiful, it’s not the easiest subject to create a card for and worse as it’s the worst time for it.

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  3. Beatrix Revhelyi

    I love this Simpathy set, so nice. The font style is lovely. I create cards as I have inspirations and ideas so I have cards for occasions.

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  4. Kelly W.

    Lovely cards! I love the splash of blue and gorgeous font on the sympathy die. The gold embossed peony looks so pretty and elegant too. Sometimes I have occasion cards ahead of time and sometimes I am making them as I need them, it just depends on my crazy schedule.

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  5. Jen Forster

    Really love the font and this card is gorgeous!! I keep a small stash of occasion cards, but often I want to make one tailored to that person and will make a new one.

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  6. Debbie Fisher

    This is a beautiful stamp set and one I’ve needed quite a bit this year already. I do keep a supply of cards on hand. I don’t have sentiments on most of them, so I can add the one I need as needed. thank you for a chance to win!

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  7. Tami B

    This is a stamp set you hate to need, and hate to have to use, but one you really need to have in your arsenal of stamps. Great job on this set, the sentiments are so thoughtful and the font is really pretty. As for your question, I tend to make cards as needed, but I do keep a few already made up and ready to mail out.

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  8. Claire Broadwater

    Such a lovely set for sad occasions. I used to make cards and found I never sent them out. I make most of my cards for the occasion as needed. I like them to fit the person I am sending them too. Thanks for a chance to win! XX

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  9. Val P

    I may have one on hand, but would like to become more organized and have a variety of cards on hand. Your sympathy card is beautiful!

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  10. Lisa A creations

    It depends on the occasion. I usually keep lots of birthday cards on hand to give out to friends, but things like condolences or get well cards I make as I need them. This is a must-have set for every stamper.

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  11. Crafty Math Chick

    Sympathy cards are the most difficult to make so I try to have several made ahead of time for when the need arises. This set is beautiful and will help us make lovely heartfelt sympathy cards. I try to be good and have a bunch of cards made ahead of time but often use them up and end up making more as the needs arises.

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  12. Angela Enlow Myhre

    I keep many different types of cards on hand but usually only make sympathy cards when I need them. Your sympathy stamp set is very nice.

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  13. Anne Sturgeon

    I do keep some occasion cards. I am now in an age bracket that is requiring too many “sympathy” cards. Part of life, but not my favorite part. I love the wonderful sympathy card Wendy has done. Simply stated but so very effective. Nicely done.

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  14. Sharon O

    I do try to keep a ‘stash’ of everyday cards on hand because you never know when you’ll need one, but I like to make certain cards, especially sympathy cards, to fit the person I’m sending it to. This stamp set and ‘sympathy’ die look like necessary additions to my collection.

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  15. cyndi morris

    Beautiful sentiments. I keep many birthday cards on hand, and I try to keep a couple of sympathy cards in case I need one and don’t have time to make one. I do try to make “special” cards as needed if time permits.

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  16. Debbie Rumpza

    That’s a well-needed sympathy set. Something I don’t have in my collection yet. I have some cards on hand, but typically when an occasion rises, I want to make a personalized card for whoever it is.

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  17. Linda S. in NE

    I try to keep all occasion cards on hand, but family and friends often contact me and deplete my stash. Oh well, I’m happy to share.

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  18. Sheri D

    Beautiful cards! I keep a stash on hand. I make cards for my church so when my pastor emails me to send a card or cards, I want to get them out right away. It is nice to always have a stash to go to.

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  19. Sue D

    Beautiful sympathy card. I like the watercolor background. I always have plans to have cards on hand but usually end up making them as I need them.

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  20. Angela Walters

    This is a very beautiful set. I tend to make cards as I need them right now. However, I hope to get a stash made this year so I have cards on hand when I need them.

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  21. Tiffany Baker

    I usually keep birthday cards on hand and then make others as needed. Unfortunately I have to make a sympathy card now because a dear friend just lost one of his precious fur-babies.
    The pup had a bad fall and became permanently paralyzed. 🙁

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  22. Colleen F

    I do keep sympathy cards on hand because there’s always a need for one quickly. Birthday cards and anniversary cards I’ll make as the occasion arrives because I make them more personalized to the person.

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  23. Jennifer Petersen

    I always like to keep a few occasion cards on hand but lately I seem to be making them quick as I need them as I haven’t made the time to get ahead. This new sympathy set is beautiful.

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  24. Julia D.

    Such a lovely stamp set for a difficult subject. Beautiful inspiration card! I do not keep cards on hand; I like to personalize them. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  25. Laraine R

    Fabulous cards! Fabulous release! I keep cards on hand (incase I don’t have the time to make one) for all occasions but sometimes I make the card with the person in mind.

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  26. Judy Kromer

    I like to think I always have the perfect occasion card on hand. But in reality, I usually have to make new card. Sometimes I’ll have a front made that I can just add a sentiment or little spark to meet my needs.
    I love your new sympathy die and stamp set.

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  27. Mary Holshouser

    A card we don’t want to send but have no choice.
    Your cards are so pretty – muted colors and
    minimal design.
    I always have extra cards on hand for any
    occasion. Whenever I make one – I usually
    do a couple more so I have them when needed.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo.com

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  28. Corinne Dowsett

    This sympathy stamp and die set is lovely! Sympathy cards are not somethng you are inspired to make but it is definitely handy to have some made up and teady to use. I have a little card bank box that I keep with all sorts of cards. When I am making up a card specifically for someone, if it isn’t too invlved, I will make two or three more at the same time and they go into the box too. I have found this to be very handy at busy times.

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  29. Lindar C

    I now have a few cards for every occasion on hand after watching videos that said it was good to have some already made. Your card is lovely.

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  30. Amy M.

    I always have good intentions to have occasion cards on hand, but they never materialize and I end up making them on an as needed basis.

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  31. Denise Ward

    Actually it is a bit of both. I always have a few cards ready for “general use.” These are generic thank you cards, or cards with a front that I can use for various occasions based on what kind of greeting I add to the front or sentiment I use inside. But I generally make all the “special” cards on an individual basis.

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  32. Terrie

    These are beautiful cards! I really love this stamp set and die. I would like to start making cards this year so I have things on hand when I need them. Usually I am scrambling to make a card right when I need it 🙂

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  33. F. Andre

    The script on this set is so lovely, as is the water colour card shared today. As a new card maker, I tend to make them as needed.

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  34. Vicki Laster

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely card.
    I take a weekly class and teach a weekly class so I always have cards on hand, but I usually save the sentiment until needed.
    Often I will make a new card though since people I know have seen my cards as classmates, students, or friends and I want it to be s personal gift.

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  35. Kelly G

    The best selection of sympathy sentiments I have seen–I would actually use these! The only problem is that most cards would be coming from “us”, not “me”. May I suggest adding options to accommodate Our Sympathy?

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  36. Amanda Bodine

    I usually make them as I need them, but I do keep a small stash on hand just in case. Sympathy cards being my least favorite, but this stamp set and die would make it easy. Love your example cards!

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  37. Terri Scott = terriavidreader

    Beautiful sympathy set. I always have a few (under 5 each) for birthdays, get well, sympathy, thinking of you. I have a lot of older relatives and friends who I often send cards to and it’s wise to keep ahead a little bit!! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  38. Mattie M

    I keep cards on hand sometimes, but most of the time I like to make them as needed to fit the person I’m sending it to. The cards I keep on hand tend to be the ones I made for card challenges! 🙂

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  39. karenladd

    The older I get, the more sympathy cards I seem to need. I try to have at least one on hand for any sad occasion because it’s sometimes hard to come up with a design that seems suitable. When it comes to birthday cards though, I try to customize them to the recipient so make them as I go, as well as having a ready stash.

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  40. Tosha

    Really like the size of this die, well done. I do both depending on the person to receive. My most intimate friends will get a freshly made card.

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  41. lorraine turner

    SugarPeas,

    So far your new release is amazing, the card front elements dies are awesome and I am a crafter who adores critters whether they are stamps or dies or both. The otters have stolen my heart. :O)

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  42. Robin P

    Beautiful cards. I do a combination. I keep some on hand in my stash but sometimes I need one that is a little more personalized.

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  43. Danielle Vincent

    Such a lovely sympathy set. I make birthday, wedding and sympathy cards as I need them – because I like to specialize them to the recipient. But I make baby, thank you, thinking of you and holiday (Christmas, Easter, etc) to keep on hand.

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  44. Karen Page

    While I like to tailor birthday cards to the recipient, sympathy cards are something I like to have a bunch on hand to choose from because customization doesn’t apply as much as it does for other cards, and sometimes you are hurting too, and that is not conducive to crafting. My mom taught me when shopping for sympathy cards to select one with pale or muted colors, so I keep that in mind when making cards.

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  45. Lc Lamothe

    Such lovely cards! I try to keep a few all occasion cards on hand but generally end up creating a card tailored to the recipient.

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  46. Anita in France

    Beautiful sentiments, Wendy … and simply lovely cards … calm and serene, perfect for sympathy cards! I make sympathy cards when needed, that way I can keep the person or family it’s going to in my thoughts and prayers as I create. Anita 🙂

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  47. Karen

    Well, if you have to make a sympathy card, this set has so many nice sentiments to help with the job.

    I definitely don’t make cards ahead of time, because I enjoy personalizing the event and the person’s favorite things or colors. It would be nice to have some on hand, though, for convenience sake.

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  48. Susan G.

    I make my cards as needed for the most part. I will make some Thank You cards ahead of time, but I try to make my cards for the individual. This new stamp set is very nice.

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  49. Gail Plaskiewicz

    Sympathy cards are my least favorite to make. Whenever we go to a store and look at the Hallmark cards because my mom is looking for just the right one, I am always crying because of the sentiment. Then I never know how far I should go with the picture on the front. Glitter or not? Lots of color or not? Sequins or not? I wish someone would tell me what I should do because I don’t ever want to go overboard on a sympathy card like I would with a birthday card or some other card. Your cards are very pretty and I like the gold embossing powder very much. I don’t think I have that so I’m going to have to get some. I like these sentiments and I don’t have any for sympathy cards.
    Every Christmas I say for my sisters I am going to make them a bunch of all occasion cards and do I ever do it? No! So guess what that means? I make them when I need them. I wish I could do that for my sisters and myself but I don’t. Maybe this year?

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  50. Carisa

    It’s always hard making sympathy cards but this set and die combo will make them beautiful. I make cards usually as I need them although I wish I had made a bunch of thank you cards to have on hand when the baby was born! I still need to send those out. 🙈

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  51. Gilda (McStamper)

    Although cards we don’t want to make, these cards are a beautiful way to send sympathy to those we care for.

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  52. Marjorie Dumontier

    These smooshed backgrounds are so beautiful ! And I’m not organized enough to have some cards ready, I make them as I need them !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  53. Stacey Kowbel

    The only cards that I usually have on hand are from card classes that I attend. I try to get ahead, but it never seems to happen!

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