Story of Elegance

Hello My Crafty Friends and Welcome to August!

Well guess who forgot to post a card this morning?  Yes, that would be me.  Oops.  And I was so proud of myself for making my card early.  Seems there may be some truth to the old adage – Pride goeth before a fall.  Ugh and chuckles.

Better late than never I say, so here’s the card I made earlier in the week that was supposed to post this morning.

Since I had the Layering Leaves stamp set and the Designer Tag die set on my table, I made a second card.

I think the sentinments in this set are so lovely and the Designer Tag die set is one of my favorites.

Here is the card I created:


I decided to heat emboss the sentiment for a little extra glimmer.


Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Silver Foil – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Lemon Lolly card stock – 3 5/8″ x  4 7/8″
  • Basic White card stock –  3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and  4″ x 5/14″
  • Die cuts:
    • Cut the flower from the Designer Tags die set into the corner of the smaller Basis White Panel
    • Cut one butterfly in Silver foil using the Designer Tags die set
  • Punches
    • None

Add the foil panel to the front of an A2 card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.  (Note: An A2 card base is made by cutting an 8 1/2″ x 11″  piece of Thick card stock in half on the long side.  Score the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″  (half sheet) of card stock at 4 1/4 “.)

Heat emboss the sentiment using Silver embossing powder onto the smaller Basic White panel beside the flower die cut.

Add a strip of Lemon Lolly Sheer Ribbon above the flower, then adhere to the Lemon Lolly panel, and then onto the card front.

Add the die cut butterfly onto the ribbon.

Finish by adding  Silver Festive Pearls.

For the inside, I stamped heat embossed a flower using Silver embossing powder onto the larger Basic White panel.  (I used a flower from Framed Florets.)


To complete the project, heat emboss the flower onto the envelope front and flap to coordinate.


Finding Your Creative Elegance

In the end, the beauty of paper crafting lies in its ability to connect us with our own creativity and with others. It’s a chance to slow down, unplug, and create something beautiful and meaningful with our own two hands. So why not give it a try today? You never know where your creativity might take you.

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This kit includes:

  • 8 cards; 4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Pretty Peacock Ink Spot
  • Linen thread
  • Vellum and precut paper pieces
  • FREE Distinktive stamp set
  • Adhesives
  • Final card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bubble Bath, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Orchid Oasis, Pretty Peacock, Tahitian Tide



Introducing the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!

It’s time to craft  with our latest kit: Blossom Wishes Kit!

This kit is special for its trendy, slimline card design, and includes all the precut paper pieces for a fun card for a friend!



Thank you again for stopping by.
I’ll be back Tuesday with another easy and elegant card to share!
Until then,

Live Graciously!