Story of Elegance

Hello my fun and crafty friends!

Well, this has turned out to be a week of blues.  I shared a Boho Blue and Crumb Cake card Tuesday.  I created a blue themed card for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop on Wednesday.  I presented a card with two different blues on my You Tube channel on Thursday, and today I’m back with another shade of blue.

I didn’t realize I liked blue that much. 😉

And I have a surprise for you.  Today, I’m stamping with a new stamp set called Translucent Florals  that will be available in one of our upcoming catalogs.  I’ve had it for several weeks, and I was planning to wait before I shared it, but I couldn’t help myself.  (This is exactly why I can’t buy Christmas gifts too early.)

This is the color combo I used.

Here’s the card I created – I won’t tell you anything about this lovely stamp set other than to say this may or may not be how the stamps are to be used.

I really love the translucent look of the stamps and can’t wait to share in more detail next month.


Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card – well sorta.  You’ll have to wait to make one just like this, but any floral stamp set will do until then.

First, make your cuts:

  • Balmy Blue card stock – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″ and emboss with the Basics 3D embossing folder.
  • Basic White card stock –  4″ x 5/14″
  • Die cuts:
    • Use Basic White card stock and the largest Scalloped Contours Frame die to cut a frame.
  • Punches
    • None

Add the Balmy Blue panel to the front of an A2 card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.  (Note: An A2 card base is made by cutting an 8 1/2″ x 11″  piece of Thick card stock in half on the long side.  Score the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″  (half sheet) of card stock at 4 1/4 “.)

Stamp the flowers onto the Basic White die cut frame using Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake inks. Add the stamped panel to the card front using Foam Adhesive Sheets.

Use a scrap of Basic White card stock and Crumb Cake ink to stamp a sentiment and trim to fit.  I used sentiment from the Darling Details stamp set.  Add the sentiment to the center of the stamped frame using Dimensionals.

Finish by adding Silver Festive Pearls to accent.

To complete the project, stamp flowers onto the envelope front and flap to coordinate.



Finding Your Creative Elegance

In the end, the beauty of paper crafting lies in its ability to connect us with our own creativity and with others. It’s a chance to slow down, unplug, and create something beautiful and meaningful with our own two hands. So why not give it a try today? You never know where your creativity might take you.

If you would like to try your creativity with the products I used, you can shop with me anytime!



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In Case You Missed It …….

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This kit includes:

  • 8 cards; 4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Pretty Peacock Ink Spot
  • Linen thread
  • Vellum and precut paper pieces
  • FREE Distinktive stamp set
  • Adhesives
  • Final card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bubble Bath, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Orchid Oasis, Pretty Peacock, Tahitian Tide



Introducing the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!

It’s time to craft  with our latest kit: Blossom Wishes Kit!

This kit is special for its trendy, slimline card design, and includes all the precut paper pieces for a fun card for a friend!



Thank you again for stopping by.
Please come back on Tuesday when I’ll have another card to share.
Have a fabulous weekend.   See ya soon.
Until then,

Live Graciously!