Story of Elegance

Greetings, my fellow paper crafting enthusiasts, and Happy Friday!

An early Happy Mother’s Day to all!

As you know, cards are a thoughtful way to express your love and appreciation for someone special in your life, and they are appropriate for any occasion.  One of my favorite things to make is a birthday card , because every single birthday deserves to be celebrated and they more you get to see, the better.  In that way, birthdays are kinda like friends. 🙂

Even though I’m sharing a birthday card, this design would make a lovely Mother’s Day card too!

For today’s card I’m using one of our new colors – Bubble Bath.  It’s such a soft pretty color.

I also used the new Darling Details Bundle and the Basics 3D embossing folder for today’s project.  The dies in this bundle are absolutely fabulous!

Before I share my creation, I want to share a couple of tidbits about the history of the bubble bath for a fun piece of trivia.

Bathing has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, with evidence of bathhouses dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Romans. However, it wasn’t until the 1800s that bubble baths became popular.

In 1837, a British soap maker named Andrew Pears created a transparent soap that became wildly popular. Pears’ soap was unique in that it didn’t leave a soapy residue on the skin like other soaps of the time. In 1917, Pears’ company released a new product called “Pears’ Bubble Bath,” which was a liquid soap that created a frothy layer of bubbles when poured into the bathwater.

The popularity of bubble baths grew in the 20th century, and today they’re a common part of many people’s self-care routines. Bubble bath products now come in a variety of scents, colors, and formulations to suit different skin types and preferences.

As Paul Harvey would say – And now you know the rest of the story!

So back to card crafting, here’s the card I made:

I couldn’t get the color quite right in these photos as I didn’t have good light.  The pink really is closer to the color square shown above.  Ugh.  Note to self:  Take photos before 11:30pm.


A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Bubble Bath card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Basic White card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Die cuts:
    • Use Bubble Bath card stock and dies from the Darling Details Bundle to die cut the frame and flower.
    • Stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark ink onto a scrap of Basic Black card stock and heat emboss in white.  Die cut using the new Nested Essentials dies
  • Punches:
    • None

Add the Bubble Bath card  stock panel  to 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 base in half.  Score and the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″  (half sheet) of card stock at 4 1/4 “.

Emboss the Basic White card stock panel using the Basics 3D embossing folder and add to the card front.

Arrange the frame, flower, and sentiment panel onto the card cfront, Add a bow made with Sheer Bubble Batch ribbon to the side of the sentiment panel using Mini Glue Dots.  Add Clear Basic Rhinestones if desired.

For the inside, I added a floral die cut and small Rhinestones to coordinate.

To complete the project, add a die cut strip from the Darling Details bundle on the envelope front and 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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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 lovely week!  Until then,

Live Graciously!