Story of Elegance


I’m so glad you decided to stop by.

I’ve been super busy for the last few days, so I am happy that I actually was able to get some crafting time in.

I pulled out another of my fall favorites from the new September – December 2023 mini catalog – Fruitful Blessings and created two quick cards for my blog posts this week.

There are lots of options with this bundle and I can’t wait to spend more time playing with them.  For now, quick and pretty is the order of the day.

Here’s one of the cards I created:

I love the colors of fall.  It is one of my favorite times of the year.  I used Old Olive,  Copper Clay, and Pumpkin Pie inks to color the Copper heat embossing to showcase this pretty floral image.


Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Copper Foil card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Old Olive  card stock –  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Basic White card stock – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Die cuts:
    •  None
  • Punches
    • None

Adhere  the Old Olive card stock panel to the Copper Foil card stock panel and then to the front of an A2 card base made with Thick Basic White card.   (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 “.)

Heat emboss the floral image onto the smaller Basic White card stock panel using Copper embossing  powder and color with Blends.

For the sentiment stamp the sentiment in VeraMark ink and heat emboss using Copper embossing powder onto a scrap of Basic White card stock and trim to fit.

Fold a strip of Copper ribbon and add to the card front.  Add the sentiment panel atop the ribbon using Dimensionals.

Complete the card front by adding Copper Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

For the inside, heat emboss the flower onto the second Basic White panel.


To complete the project, heat emboss the envelope front and back 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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Kit Name: Home for the Holidays

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 8 sparkly and dazzling Christmas cards—4 each of 2 designs—and eight coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with endearing holiday sentiments and festive designs.
  • A Real Red Stampin’ Spot
  • A bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Beautiful Christmasy-themed precut pieces

Finished folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

                                                             Introducing the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!

It’s time to craft  with our latest kit: Christmas Everywhere

This kit includes:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Christmas Everywhere photopolymer stamp set
  • One Lost Lagoon Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, printed die-cut labels and images with red glitter, adhesive, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Granny Apple Green, Lost Lagoon, Pecan Pie, Pretty Peacock, Real Red


Thank you again for stopping by.
Have a fantastic week!
I’ll be back on Friday with another card to share.
Until then,

Live Graciously!