Story of Elegance 

Whew!! This has been a long week.  Nonetheless,  I’m thankful and happy for the beautiful family and wonderful friends that I have in my life.  I appreciate them more that they will ever know.

As I shared in my post on Tuesday, i used the same tools for all my cards this week  Designer Series Paper, sentiment stamps from To A Wild Rose set, Daisy punches and Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Today, I created a sweet little card to say hello.A hello greeting card with polka dots and pink, black and white card stock from Stampin' Up!

A Hello greeting card made with Stampin' Up products

No card is complete without its coordinating envelope, so I added a panel of DSP to the envelope flap.

Like the Blessed card on Tuesday, I continued with polka dot patterned DSP and Daisy flower for this card too.  However, for this card I added layers of DSP and card stock for added interest.  Typically, to make it easier, I would simply layer full cuts of card stock and paper to create the layers.  Since taking that approach would mean six layers plus the 3 layers for the sentiment, that was not an option.  Here’s what I did:

  1.   Cut strips of 1″ x 4 1/4″ card stock in Black and Flirty Flamingo and adhered them to the card base mirroring top and bottom.
  2.   Cut strips of DSP 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and adhered to card base both top and bottom.
  3.   Cut strip of Flirty Flamingo card stock 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  4.   Cut strip of Basic Black card stock 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″  and adhered to strip in step 3.
  5.   Cut strip of Polka Dot DSP  2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and adhered to strip created by step 4.
  6.   Adhered the panel created in step 5 to the card base between the 2 Polka Dot DSP strips.
  7.  Created the sentiment panel Stitched So Sweetly and Layering Ovals dies then adhered to card base.
  8.  Punched the Daisies using DSP and Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black DSP.
  9.  Added a paper flower embellishment to the center of the daisies.

Here’s a special card for all my visitors who are Mothers.  Have a beautiful Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day Greeting Card made with Stampin; Up! products


I’ll be back on Tuesday with more card crafting fun.  I hope you’ll be back too.  Until then, have a wonderful weekend.  Stay safe and,

Live Graciously!