Story of Elegance

It’s true – everything isn’t always black and white, but today, I decided that it should be.  I love the simple elegance of black and white.  It’s easy and it’s fun.  A dear friend of mine loves black and white together and I had her in mind as I crafted my cards today.  As promised, I’m continuing to showcase all the wonderful holiday crafting products that Stampin’ Up! offers.

Today, I’ve used several products – In the Woods die set and the  Winter Woods, Merry Christmas to All, and Nature’s Beauty stamp sets to create my all black and white cards.  Take a look:

Black and White Christmas card featuring Stampin Up

A Black and White Christmas

I  really like the way the Softly Falling embossing folder helped to create a sense of falling snow in this card.  This card uses the In the Woods dies, and the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp sets.  On a base of thick white card stock I layered panels of basic black and  embossed whisper white card stock.  The layering is the same for the sentiment which is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  A silver snowflake embellishment that I found at a local craft stored made a perfect topper for the tree.

Black and White christmas card with silver embossing

Silver Embossing Says it All

This  simple card softly speaks the holidays.  I created it using layered panels of  Silver and Basic Black card stock.  The decorated panel is stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with Silver embossing powder on the background of the tree and the sentiment. I’ve used  Rhinestone Basic Jewels  to surround the sentiment, adding a sparkling finishing touch.

Black and White christmas card with trees evergreen and a bunny. All are Stampin Up products.

The Beauty of Nature

The sentiment on this card is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.  Unlike most of our stamp sets, this set is comprised completely of sentiments and provide dozens of ways to offer a wonderful holiday greeting.  I used this card to show how easy #simplestamping (creating with only stamps and paper) can be.  The added bonus with this card is that I created it using our Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  In addition to sharing a card that adds a little more kindness in the world, I also get to support mental health organizations across the country.


A closer look at the stamps included in the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to mental health organizations across the country for each stamp set sold.  How cool is that?!

Find Your Elegance

  I hope that you’ll consider investing in yourself and others and spread some kindness through card crafting, Here’s all you’ll need to create the cards I’ve shown you today.

Thanks for taking time to visit today.  I’m very appreciative that you’ve chosen to do so.  I hope that you have a Fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend.  I’ll see you on Tuesday with more holiday card cheer.  Until then,

Live Graciously!