Story of Elegance

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My craft room is my happy place and I love spending time making cards.  There are so many things to love, but today I’m thinking about all the beautiful paper that we have.  Sometimes, it’s difficult to choose.  When I find myself going round and round making a selection, I fall back to an old reliable scientific method.  It works every time!  Guaranteed.  I spread several options out in front me on my work table.  And here’s the scientific part – I close my eyes, put my finger on one and there you go –  Selection made!

That’s what I did to choose the paper for today.  I put out several pieces of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and let “science” do the rest.

As usual, I wanted something quick, so nothing makes card crafting easier than pretty paper paired with a punch or two.  Here’s what I came up with.

Greeting card made with Stampin' Up! products

Paper and Punches Hello

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

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy 

I was really happy with this paper choice because green is one of my favorite colors.  I love this particular sheet of designer series paper because of all of the beautiful shades of green.  There’s Evening Evergreen, Soft Sea Foam, and Soft Succulent.  Gor-geous!

To create this card,  cut a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Soft Succulent card stock and added it to a card base made of Thick Basic White card stock.  I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of DSP and set it aside while I assembled the sentiment panel.

Here’s where the punches come in.  I used the Label Me Lovely Punch to punch a piece of Soft Succulent card stock.  I used the Label Me Fancy punch, to punch slots into the sides of the Soft Succulent piece.  Then I used the Sprig punch to punch three sprigs each of Evening Evergreen, Soft Sea Foam, and Soft Succulent card stock.  I added them in groups of each color to the back of the punched piece.  The Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon coordinates beautifully; so I threaded it through the punched piece.

I added the sentiment to the DSP, wrapping the ribbon around the back and added it to the card base.  For the sentiment I stamped a sentiment onto a  scrap of Basic White card stock and cut to 1″ square.  (I used the  smallest square from the retired Layering Square.)  The sentiment I chose is from the Shaded Summer stamp set.  The Genial Gems worked perfectly to add a tiny bit of bling.

To finish things off, add a piece of DSP to the envelope flap and another easy and elegant card is in the books!

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

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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.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  I’m going to try to do the same.  See you here, next week.
Until then,

Live Graciously!