Story of Elegance

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This is a great time of year to build your stash of handmade birthday cards, so we are sharing birthday-themed projects with you today. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

For today’s card, I wanted a soft and pretty look for a birthday for one of my dear friends.  I’ve created several goals for myself with my cards this year.  One is to get birthday cards mailed on time, and another is to use every single stamp set that I buy.  I’ve actually made quite a few more, but that’s for another time.

I’m using this blog hop to move me along in one of the goals – I’m using a a stamp set that I haven’t used before.  (I don’t think.)  Hmmmm…. well as they say, the deed is done.  🙂  The Dahlia Days Bundle, Fresh Freesia and Soft Sage  In Colors came together to become my soft and pretty card.

Here’s the card I made:

Birthday Card made with Stampin' Up! products

Dahlia Days Birthday

Elegance Made Easy 

Here’s how to recreate this card.

To start, cut a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of  Soft Sage  card stock  and  add it to a card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.

Stamp the sentiment panel onto the center of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the sentiment panel.  Emboss the die cut panel using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.  Adhere the embossed panel to the Soft Sage panel and add the stamped sentiment panel back using Dimensionals.  I used two layers of Dimensionals for a little extra height.

Next stamp five flowers in Fresh Freesia and four leaf groups in Soft Sage and die cut.    Add the die cut images to the card as shown.

Finish by adding Pearl Basic Jewels to your liking.

Of course, you have to dress up the envelope to match.  Since I’m delivering this card in person, I decided to add a few pearls to the stamping on the envelope front and flap.

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

All dressed up and ready to go!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  5. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
  10. Joanne Wittington at The Inky Dragon
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
Enjoy the hop!  I’ll be back on Friday with another birthday card to share.

Until then,

Live Graciously!