Story of Elegance

Hello!  I’m glad that you’re here!  It’s another glorious day and I’m happy to share two sweet cards that I made for friends.  With so many of us practicing social distancing it’s important to stay in touch.  As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, so I try to ensure that I’m reaching out to others in many ways.  A phone call, text, email and cards.   I like sending a card because to me  it’s nice to get something in the mail that isn’t an advertisement or a bill.  Sending a card helps me to double the happy!

Today, I’m working with the Positive Thoughts and Beautiful Friendship stamp sets and the Nature’s Thoughts dies.  I decided to use these stamps primarily because my team leader challenged our team this week to create cards that used flowers, trees,  butterflies or bees.  I love flora and butterflies so I decided to create cards that featured each one.

Floral friendship card made with Stampin' Up! products

Beautiful Friendship and Positive Thoughts

Friendship card and Envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

To create this card I stamped the background panel using Highland Heather and the stamp from Beautiful Friendship.  I glued the stamped background to a panel of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  Then, I stamped the flowers and sentiments on a panel of Whisper White card stock and mounted it to a second panel of Gorgeous Grape card stock.  Finally, I centered the sentiment panel to the background panel and added colored rhinestones to finish the card.  Easy and pretty.  My favorite combination!

Greeting card made with Stampin' Up! products

Positive Thoughts Greeting

Close Up of a greeting card made with Stampin' Up! products

Soft and simple cards are some of my favorites.  I love this card because it is both.  I die cut the decorative border in Mint Macaron card stock and stamped the sentiment and butterfly in the same color ink.  To complete the card, I mounted the sentiment panel onto Mint Macaron card stock and adhered it to the card base.  I used Basic Pearls as the finishing touch.

Still  Talking About Paper Pumpkin …..
March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kift from Stampin' Up!

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit Contents

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Cards by Stampin' Up!

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Card Examples

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These are only a few reasons.  The biggest reason is for the JOY.  The joy of creating, either with yourself, or your friends, children or grandchildren and the JOY of sharing kindness.  I’m telling you, it is definitely a GOOD thing!   You should try it!

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Find Your Elegance

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I wish you continued health, calm, love and joy.  I’ll be back on Tuesday with more card crafting fun.  Hope you’ll be back  to see me.  Have a fun weekend,  Until then, stay safe and

Live Graciously!