Story of Elegance

Hello and Happy Tuesday to all you crafty folks!

Guess what?  I’m still crafting with the Layering Leaves bundle and the Designer Tags die set.  I really enjoy using this group of products because there are so many options, creating is super easy!  I’m all in for easy.  How about you?

Here’s the card I created:


I’m always looking for a bargain, so I frequent nearby thrift shops regularly.  I have often found some fabulous crafting products for pennies on the dollar.  I have even found a few retired Stampin’ Up! stamp and die sets.   This card uses one of my thrift store finds – a leaf embossing folder.  I say it often, use what you have.  New products, retired products, thrift store finds, whatever you have and love.  Go for it!

You can achieve the same look with the Leaf Fall embossing folder that is an Online Exclusive right now.  Just use it to emboss a piece of vellum as I did, and layer it onto a piece of card stock.

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Mossy Meadow card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″ and 1 1/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Vellum – 4″ x 5 1/4″ embossed with a leaf embossing folder
  • Soft Sea Foam card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Hello Irrestible Designer Series Paper – 1″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White card stock –  4″ x 5/14″
  • Die cuts:
    • Cut the sentiment panel using Mossy Meadow card stock and the tag die from the Designer Tags die set
  • Punches
    • Stamp 4 leaf sets in Mossy Meadow ink onto Basic White card stock and punch using the Bough punch

Add the Mossy Meadow 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 “.)

Adhere the embossed vellum onto the Soft Sea Foam panel and add to the card front.

Add the DSP strip onto the Mossy Meadow strip and add to the left side of the card front.

Arrange the 3 leaf sets around the sentiment tag that has been stamped with Whisper White ink.  Add to the card front using Foam Adhesive.

Finish by adding  a bow and Flat Backed Adhesive Pearls.

For the inside, I added a strip of Mossy Meadow card stock and the last punched leaf set to the side of the Basic White panel.


To complete the project, add DSP to the envelope 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.

If you would like to try your creativity with the products I used, you can shop with me anytime!


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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 Friday with another easy and elegant card to share!
Until then,

Live Graciously!