Story of Elegance

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Did you know that the first Friday is June is National Donut Day?  Yes!  I never need a reason to get a donut, but on National Donut Day I feel obligated to celebrate!  Nom. Nom. Nom.  I have a lot of favorites but a maple-iced long john is heavenly.  But I digress –

For today’s post I created a card using the Bold Bouquet stamp set and paired it with the Darling Details die set.

I think it is fantastic that you can mix and match our products.  The design possibilities really are endless.

The big, bold sentiments in the Bold Bouquet stamp set are so appealing to me and they pair well with a simple single flower; another of my favorite design elements.

Here’s what I created :


The detail in these dies are lovely.  It’s easy to create an elegant card using them.  Effortless elegance.  Yes!

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Basic White card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ ,  3 3/4″ x 5″ (slightly smaller) , 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)
  • Flirty Flamingo card stock – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Die cuts:
    • Use the smaller frame die from the Darling Detail die set to cut a frame in the center of the 3 3/4″ x 5″ (slightly smaller) Basic White card stock panel.
    • Use the larger frame die from the Darling Detail die set to cut a frame in the center of the 3 3/4″ x 5″ Flirty Flamingo card stock panel.
  • Punches:
    • None

Emboss the 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ Basic White card stock panel using the Basics 3D embossing folder and add 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.  Score and the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″  (half sheet) of card stock at 4 1/4 “.)

Stamp the flower, leaves and sentiment onto the center of the 3  1/2″ x 4 3/4” Basic White card stock Panel using Flirty Flamingo, Lost Lagoon and Tuxedo Black ink respectively and adhere to the back of the small die cut frame.

Add the small Basic White Frame to the back of the Flirty Flamingo frame and add the assembly to the card front.

Color a strip of white ribbon using a Light Flirty Flamingo blend and make a bow.  Add the bow to the flower.

For the inside, I stamped a flower to match.

To complete the project, stamp flowers on the envelope front and the  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.

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Show hospitality to all your guests with the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine elegant and detailed cards—three each of three designs. Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or want to invite someone over, this kit has what you need to create sophisticated and elevated cards!

You can also pair this kit with a coordinating die add-on! (Available while supplies last. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately).


Name: Welcome Inn

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 9 elegant and sophisticated cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with floral designs and friendly, hospitality-themed sentiments.
  • A Night of Navy Stampin’ Spot and beautiful embellishments
  • Lovely floral details and precut vases

Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive

This kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection (Item number: 161474).

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Shake up someone’s special day with a happy, handcrafted shaker card! The Confetti Birthday Kit, the newest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!, comes with everything you need to quickly create confetti shaker cards—a total of 9 cards in 3 lively designs. Celebrate in style with bright, bold colors, confetti, and birthday greetings full of joy!



Thank you again for stopping by.
Remember, I’ll be back on Tuesday to share another card.  I hope to see you soon.
Have a  a donut today and an awesome weekend!   Until next time,

Live Graciously!