Story of Elegance

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Today, I pulled out the Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set that I was awarded recently from my team manager.  It’s fun to stamp with Stampin’ Up! products, and it’s even more fun to stamp with FREE products.  There are a ton of benefits to being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  If you’re interested, shoot me an email or text.  I’m happy to share!

But right now, I’m sharing the card I made using this free stamp set. Take a look!

Greeting card made with Stampin' Up! products

Hand-Drawn Blooms – Sending Prayers

More often that I would like, I find that I need to send a note of sympathy or encouragement.  I like to have them made ahead of time, so that when the need arises, I can simply choose one to share.  Simple sentiments like this one are versatile and can be used for more than one reason.

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

A Closer Look

Here’s a closer look at the card.  I like how the sheer Pale Papaya Open Weave ribbon appears to be beige against the Early Expresso card stock.  I happened upon this quite by accident, proving that sometimes there are benefits to not clearing your craft table between projects.  🙂

Elegance Made Easy 

To recreate this card,  start with a layer of Very Vanilla card stock cut to 4″ by 5 1/4″  and add to a card base emboss using the Ornate Floral  3D Embossing folder, then add to a card base made of Thick Very Vanilla card stock.

Next cut a panel of Very Vanilla card stock to 3″ x 4 1/4″ and stamp using one of the small flowers in Early Expresso ink.  Mount the stamped panel to a panel of Early Expresso card stock cut to 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ and add to the card base.

Create the sentiment panel by cutting a piece of Early Expresso card stock to 2 5/8″ x 1 3/8″  and wrap a 3 1/4″ piece of Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon across the center and add to the center of the stamped panel.  Stamp the sentiment and a flower on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut using the die from the Scalloped Contours die set.  Add the die cut sentiment to the card using Dimensionals.

To finish the card I added a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the flower on the sentiment panel.

Complete the project by stamping flowers on the front and flap of the envelope to coordinate with the card.  Sweet and simple.

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

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

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