Story of Elegance


Happy Tuesday, almost Wednesday.

It’s been a crazy few days but I was determined to get my card made and posted today.  I barely made it, but I made it!

I had several items laying on my craft table, so I just went with what was out.  I ended up using the Cup of Tea stamp set, the Handmade Tag punch, and Artisan Additions dies.  I think that I’ll get lots of use of these last two products throughout the year.

Here’s how these products came together.

Friendship Card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Cup of Tea Encouragement


I don’t often make my own Designer Series Paper, but a little tone on tone stamping gives interest to the cardstock, and I love the new ribbon!

Close up of a Friendship card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Of course I did a little coordinated stamping on the inside of the card.

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Basic White Card stock  –  4″ x 5 1’4″ emboss using the Fern 3D embossing folder
  • Soft Seafoam card stock – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Die cuts:
    • Corner die from the Artisan Addition die set using Basic White card stock
    • Punch 1 tags using the Handmade Tag punch using Basic White card stock

Layer an A2 card base made of Thick Basic White card stock with the Basic White embossed panel.

Use the leaf stamps from the A Cup of Tea stamp set to stamp leaves onto the Soft Seafoam panel using Soft Seafoam ink.

Add Soft Seafoam Seam Binding Ribbon across the stamped panel and add the corner die cut before placing on the card base.

Stamp the sentiment onto the punched tag and add to the center.

Complete by stamping the inside panel and  the envelope front and flap; then add a bow and Pearl Basic Jewels.

You can shop with me anytime to create your own fantastic projects!  Of course you’ll have to wait until Friday to get the Punch and Ribbon that I used. 😉




Thank you  again for stopping by.
Have a great week and I’ll be back on Friday with another card to share.  Don’t forget, you can order from our new July -December 2022 mini-catalog on Friday.  Woo hoo!

Until then,

Live Graciously!