Here's a 5 min (or less) card I made for two major, yet unexpected events. I've found that when I need something special in a flash, I am much more creative than when I think about it for days and stress over it.
This first card was made for my daughter's 2nd grade teacher who recently told us she has breast cancer and will be out of school for several weeks to have surgery to remove it. She is such a great teacher and it was a big shock. I wanted to show her how much she was cherished and how much we would miss and be praying for a positive outcome.
American Crafts 5x7 cards and envelopes (pink)
Metallic 8x8 cardstock (raspberry and blue) - DCWV
Anna Griffin Cuttlebug and Anna Griffin Aviary embossing folder
Stamps: Just for Fun - cherish, Repeat Impressions - "sending healing...", Stamps of Life Branches4flowers, (My Pink Stamper, Everyday Sentiments -not shown)
Flower: Jolee's boutique
Ribbon: celebrate it, 5/8" 100% polyester
Here's another version...
This card was for the family of a close friend of my husband who died recently at age 45 due to stomach cancer. There were only a few months between the date it was discovered and her passing. So sad. She was a nurse and a wonderful person all around. I hope this card properly conveys our sympathy.