Story of Elegance

Hello and Happy Friday!

I’m rounding out the week with another Layering Leaves card.

The sentiments in this stamp set are my absolute favorite.   I don’t know what the font is, but I think it’s gorgeous.

Here’s the card I created:


This card is easy and elegant.  A little stamping, a little layering and you’re done.

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Real Red card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black card stock – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Basic White card stock – 3 3/4″ 5″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Die cuts:
    • Cut the sentiment panel using Basic White card stock and the 2 3/8″ square die from the Stylish Shapes die set
  • Punches
    • None

Add the Basic Black  panel to the Real Red panel and then 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 “.)

Randomly stamp leaves and spatter using Memento Black Ink on the smaller Basic White panel, and the sentiment onto the die cut square.  Use Real Red ink to stamp a flower on the side of the sentiment.

Add Real Red sheer ribbon horizontally across the stamped panel and add it to the card front.

Adhere the sentiment die cut and bow to the card front; finish with Silver Festive Pearls.

For the inside, I stamped leaves across the bottom of the larger Basic White panel.


To complete the project, stamp flowers and spatter to 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 Friday with another easy and elegant card to share!
Until then,

Live Graciously!