Story of Elegance

Happy Tuesday.  I hope that you had a wonderful long weekend and a great start to your week today.

I can’t believe that we are in September already and the first 7 days are almost done.  Wow!  It looks like we are sliding into fall at full speed and the holidays won’t be far behind.

Speaking of holidays, the card that I’m sharing today is one that I crafted a week or so ago for an Inking Royalty Challenge.  I love these challenges, because they do just that.  Challenge me!  This particular challenge was a color challenge and we were given the colors Cinnamon Cider, Real Red and Old Olive as the required colors for our projects.

When I saw this color combination, I immediately thought of the Gingerbread and Peppermint DSP  that is part the new Suite with the same name in the July – December mini catalog.  This paper is so fun!

Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP from Stampin’ Up!

You can purchase this cheery DSP separately, which comes with 48 6 x 6  sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs or as part of the Suite.

Since I was looking at the DSP, I pulled out the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, and here’s what I came up with.

Frosted Gingerbread Holiday

Elegance Made Easy 

To recreate this card,  cut a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Cinnamon Cider card stock and adhere to a card base made of Thick Basic White card stock.

Cut a piece of Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP  to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and add to the card base.

Cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider card stock to 1″ x 5 1/4 and add to the bottom of the DSP, leaving a 1/8″ band of the DSP showing.

Die cut the bells in Real Red, and the decorative strip in Basic White; cutting to 5  1/4″ and adhere to the card as shown.

Stamp the happy holidays sentiment in Real Red ink on a scrap of  Basic White card stock and trim to 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.    Add to the decorative trim using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finish by adding a bow made with Gold Shimmer ribbon using Glue Dots.



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!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you have a fantastic week.  I’ll be back on Friday with another fun card to share.

Until then,

Live Graciously!