Story of Elegance

Happy Friday fellow crafters!  Thank you for stopping by.

I was on a roll on Tuesday crafting with the beautiful Countryside Inn DSP, so I kept going and made a card for today’s post.

You’ll certainly be able to tell which of the patterns is one of my favorites.

Here are the papers again,

And here is today’s project:


Embossing folders are a great way to add texture, so I used the Countryside Blossoms embossing folder to add beautiful texture to the card.

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Basic White card stock – 4 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and emboss with the Countryside Blossoms folder.
  • Night of Navy card stock – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Countryside Inn DSP – 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Die cuts:
    • Use the Designer Tags dies to cut the sentiment panel in Night of Navy, sentiment background in Basic White and a  3 butterflies in Boho Blue card stock.
  • Punches:
    • None

Add the embossed 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 “.)

Place the DSP panel onto the Night of Navy panel and add to the card front.

Heat emboss the sentiment in white onto the die Night of Navy die cut.  Assemble the sentiment pieces and add to the card front.

Add the die cut butterfly and use and Iridescent Pearl to accentuate the head of the butterfly.

For the inside, I added a strip of DSP down the side with a die cut butterfly.


To complete the project, add the last die cut butterfly to the card front and add DSP to the evelope flat 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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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.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.
Have a fun and safe weekend!
Until next time,

Live Graciously!