Story of Elegance

Hello and Happy Friday!

As I shared earlier this week, I’m continuing to share cards that I’ve made with products from the Nature’s Sweetness Suite.

In fact, I have now enough cards from the suite that I’ll probably be sharing more next week from this fantastic set of products. 🙂

Today’s card showcases the beautiful almond plant that is in the Lovely and Sweet bundle.

Here’s my project.

The Designer Series Paper in the Nature’s Suite Collection is so pretty and full of foiling, which I love.  One of the designs is peeking through the window of today’s card.

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Very Vanilla card stock – 4 x 5 1/4″ (two pieces)
  • Pool Party card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Nature’s Sweetness Specialty Designer Series Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Die cuts:
    •  Die cut the large floral almond plant image from the Lovely & Sweet stamp set that has been stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Pebbled Path ink
    • Use the largest oval die from the Layering Ovals die set to die cut an oval onto one of the Very Vanilla panel, and the next largest oval die to die cut an oval onto the smaller panel of Pool Party card stock.  Note: Align the two panels and trim the Pool Party Panel as needed so that it doesn’t show outside the Very Vanilla panel.  Also the Oval Layering dies are retired, but you can use any layering die set you own for this card.
    • Die cut a stamped sentiment of your choice using gold embossing or foiling onto Very Vanilla card stock.   I used foil.
  • Punches
    • None

Emboss the die cut Very Vanilla panel using the Softly Sophisticated 3D embossing folder.  You can get this folder FREE during Sale-A-Bration while supplies last with a $100 purchase.  It’s part of the Softly Sophisticated bundle.

Adhere the Pool Party panel behind the Very Vanilla embossed panel, ensuring there is no part outside of the Very Vanilla panel.

Adhere the Specialty Designer Series Paper panel to the front of the larger Pool Party panel then add to an A2 card base made with Thick Very Vanilla 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 “.)

Add the die cut laerys to the card front using Dimensionals.

Place the floral die cut into the space between the DSP and cardstock and adhere at the base.  Add Dimensionals under the leaves as needed.

Adhere the sentiment below the floral image.

Finish the card front by adding a gold  bow made with Simply Elegant trim and gold Pearl Basic jewels.

For the inside, I printed my greeting onto the second the 4″ x 5 1/4” Very Vanilla panel and stamped a small flower from the Notes of Nature stamp set using Pebbled Path ink before adhering to the card base.

To complete the project, stamp a flower on the envelope front and add DSP to the envelope flap.


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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Thank you again for stopping by.

Have a fantastic.  Stay safe and warm.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.
I hope you’ll join me!
Until then,

Live Graciously!