Story of Elegance

Hi and Happy Friday!

A couple of weeks ago I made a simple card featuring the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.  For the card I’m sharing today, I using that pack again, but this time I’m using the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty DSP and a die cut from the Artistic die set.  I say it a lot because it’s true our products coordinate so well together.

I saw a similar design in the InKing Royalty Blog hop on Wednesday, by my fellow crafter Sheryl Sharp, so I thought this would work well with the products I chose.

Here’s the card I made:

Grateful for You greeting card made with Stampin' Up! products

Grateful For You Ephemera

I added a strip of DSP to the bottom of the inside panel.  It makes a pretty statement, and I still have plenty of room for a note.

Inside of a card made with Stampin' Up! products

Elegance Made Easy 

To recreate this card,  cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper and adhere to a card base made of Thick Very Vanilla card stock.

Die cut the large leaf from the Artistic die set.

Punch out the double shape (I don’t know the specific name of the shape) and use the remnant as a template.  Trace inside lightly with a pencil onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and trim using Paper Snips.

Stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark onto the cut piece and heat emboss using Gold Embossing Powder.  Add the Ephemera shape to create a border for the sentiment.

Place the die cut on the corner of the sentiment panel and glue on the card front, and you’re done!

Ooops.  Almost.  Don’t forget to dress up that envelope by adding a piece of DSP to the flap.  Now – Done!

Gratitude card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

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 card. You can shop with me anytime!

Thanks again for stopping by.  I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Until  then,

Live Graciously!