Iron Craft #24

Helloo friends! Its Iron Craft time againnn!! I have a special guest today whom I’m excited to introduce to you all 🙂


StephanieWincottI found Clearly Besotted Stamps by a happy coincidence when browsing through Debby’s blog. Since then I have been drooling over their stamps! And its always fun to find out that the owner of a company you love is also a crafty gal! My guest today is Stephanie Wincott, owner of Clearly Besotted Stamps!

Clearly Besotted has such a fun collection of stamps and dies! And Stephanie is one of the sweetest people I met. Glad to have her as a Master Crafter today! Read on to see what we cooked up 🙂


Stephanie and I are using a beautiful new set from Clearly Besotted stamps called Remember. It has such lovely flowers and even more beautiful sentiments! Great pick of ingredient from Stephanie 🙂


Here are our cards! Mine is on the left and Stephanie’s on the right.


I wanted to keep my card simple and beautiful just like the stamp set. I used PTI’s rustic cream paper for the card and made this a one-layer card, stamping the image with distress ink. Added the outlines with the outline stamps in the set and the sentiment from the set. Finished off with sequins! A great sympathy card to have on hand for sure.

Love how CAS Stephanie’s card is! The die-cutting is so beautiful! And the twine is so elegant too.


Didn’t I say Stephanie is one of the sweetest people I met? She is sponsoring an amazing giveaway of ANY Clearly Besotted stamp set of the winner’s choice!!!

Today’s question for you is on sympathy cards. Since they are so difficult to make, I thought we could share and discuss about them a bit!

To win, just leave a comment here by 23:59 EST on August 18 telling me what your go-to sentiment for sympathy cards is.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you will play along and leave the answer to my question in your comment! And don’t forget to visit Stephanie’s blog too to read more about her card.


  1. Tammy Joyce

    Both cards are gorgeous and these are some you could make ahead of time and not feel so sad. My favorite for sympathy cards is Your in my Thoughts and Prayers.


  2. Anne G

    I usually make clean and simple sympathy cards and use “with sympathy” as the sentiment and then add a personal note on the inside of the card. Love the poppies!


  3. Kym

    Two beautiful cards! I love everything about this stamp set, the images and sentiments as well as the fonts. And a BIG bonus are the matching dies! Sympathy cards are the most difficult for me, too. I have tried making them in advance but always push those aside and end up making a card with images that are more personalized to the person receiving the card. I should probably go back and change the sentiments to “Thinking of You” and mail them to people who are ill or recovering. Any how, all that to say, my two go to sympathy sentiments are “Praying for you” and “Sharing in your sorrow”. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing stamp set.


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