Story of Elegance

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Last month I crafted 5 cards and a gift box for my August stamp club.  The products featured for this months session were the Color & Contour bundle, Blackberry Beauty DSP,  Expressions in Ink and Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Packs , and the Tailored Tag punch.  Our club meets online every other month on Sunday afternoon for a couple of hours of fun crafting together.

Here’s another look at the beautiful paper.  This image really doesn’t do the paper justice though.  To get a better sense of how pretty this paper really is, take a look the projects I share this week .

Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!And here are two of the cards and the gift box we made.  I’ll share three more cards on Friday.

Thank you card made with Stampin' Up! products

August Stamp Club Card 1

Gift box made with Stampin' Up! products

August Stamp Club Gift Box

This beautiful gift box is the perfect way to share a small treat or even take your gift card giving to the next level.  This lovely gift box is the Scalloped Kraft Treat boxes, made more lovely with Blackberry Beauty Ephemera and DSP, heat embossing and a bow.  Super easy and elegant!


I love giving a card with a coordinating gift box.  It’s such a sweet thing!

Thank you card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

This card and coordinating envelope uses the Blackberry Beauty DSP, Expressions in Ink Ephemera, Tailored Tag Punch, and Gold Heat Embossing.

Here’s a closer look at the ephemera and embossing.

A Closer Look


For the second card we used a few die cuts in Blackberry Bliss and Basic White card stock and a background of another of the patterns in the Blackberry Beauty DSP.  The Blackberry Beauty Ephemera make this card so pretty!

Congratulations card made with Stampin' Up! products

August Stamp Club Card 2

We added a little dimension to this card by popping up the sentiment panel with Stampin Dimensionals.  The flowers and frame are from the Blackberry Bliss Ephemera pack.   The Label Me Fancy punch and Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon help to dress up the sentiment panel.

Here’s a closer look.

And of course you need a coordinating envelope to finish the look.


Who wants FREE products???? Well you’ve got it.  From August 3rd to September 30th you can choose from 8 products FREE with a $50 purchase and with a $100 purchase you can chose the new Summer Shadows die set that coordinates with the Shaded Summer stamp set from the Annual catalog, or the beautiful Delicate Dahlias stamp set.  Many of the 8  products coordinate with items in the Annual Catalog and the new Mini Catalog.  Get that shopping list together and go get your freebies!

Here are the products I used for today’s cards. You can shop with me anytime!

Thanks again for stopping by.  Come back on Friday to see the other cards we made during our club time.
Until  then,

Live Graciously!