Story of Elegance

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Today we’re celebrating.  I like celebrating don’t you?

Somedays are harder to celebrate than others, but I truly believe that even in our hardest times, there is something to celebrate, it’s just not as easy to see.

I think the key to celebrating lies in our ability to be present in the moment.  In the harder moments, if we can look away briefly, just long enough to get a glimpse beyond the difficult, we can see that something to celebrate is still there waiting for our embrace.    When we can do that, we open ourselves up to fully experience the beauty of everyday life. It could be relishing the taste of a delicious meal, feeling the warmth of the sun on our skin during a leisurely walk, or engaging in a heartfelt conversation with a friend. Taking the time to be fully present and immerse ourselves in these small pleasures allows us to savor the joy in the ordinary routines of our lives.

There’s also joy in celebrating the big milestones too, like birthdays, weddings and major accomplishments.

Anyway you slice it, celebrating is fun.

Today’s card can be used to celebrate anything, big or small.  I used two Stampin’ Up! die sets to create this easy and elegant card.



Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Boho Blue card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 2 strips 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White card stock – 2 pieces of 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Die cuts:
    • Use the Elegant Border die to cut a border onto one of the Basic White panels.  Cut two borders using scraps of Basic White card stock and cut to 5 1/4″
    • Use the Wanted to Say die set to cut Celebrate three times in Basic White and the Celebrate shadow die three times in Boho Blue.  (Tip: Use Adhesives sheets to die cut the lettering.  It’s much easier to adhere to the shadow die, and best of all no seeping glue.)
  • Punches:
    • None

Add the bordered Basic White card stock panel to the Boho Blue card stock panel, then 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 the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″  (half sheet) of card stock at 4 1/4 “.)

Combine the Celebrate die cut and shadow die cut and add to the card front.

Sprinkle Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the center Celebrate die cut.

Add a bow.  I used Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon.  It’s not retired, but you can use what you have or try our Boho Blue Textured Ribbon.

For the inside, I printed my sentiment onto the Basic White panel then added the Boho Blue card stock strip to the bottom and layered the die cut border on top.


To complete the project, add the second Boho Blue card strip and border strip tothe envelope front 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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This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards with fun accordion folds: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes
  • An all-occasion stamp set to send friends and family words of encouragement, support and kindness
  • Iridescent Sequin Embellishments
  • 1 Classic Stampin’ Spot: Daffodil Delight
  • Summertime Ephemera pieces, labels, and paper pieces
  • Adhesive Dots and Tear & Tape Adhesive

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors:Azure Afternoon, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Pool Party

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

It’s time to sit back, relax, and take family and friends to the beach from the comfort of your home with our latest kit: Boho Beach Kit! It comes with everything you need to make beach-inspired cards, evoking vacation and relaxation in minutes! Send a friendly note to the people you love and don’t miss the acrylic-poured paint art style used in this kit for a dazzling marbled color effect.



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Have a blessed day.
Until next time,

Live Graciously!