Story of Elegance


Friday is here and so am I and I am so incredibly grateful.

Thank you for stopping by.  I decided to craft with the Nature’s Print Bundle and as Forrest Gump would say, For no particular reason.

I actually started with the beautiful Distressed Gold Specialty Paper.  While looking at it, I decided I wanted to die cut something using it.  Then I thought it might make a nice wreath.  Then I picked up the Nature’s Prints bundle because the Natural Prints dies has a wreath and the rest as they say, is history.

Here is the card I created:

Friendship card made with Stampin' Up! products

Nature’s Prints Hello

I like the well-worn look of the distressed paper wreath.

A Closer Look


Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Evening Evergreen card stock  –   4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Very Vanilla card stock –   4″ x 5 1/4″ –  Emboss using the Fern 3D embossing folder
  • Die cuts:
    • Cut two wreaths using the Natural Prints die, one in Very Vanilla card stock and another in Evening Evergreen card stock
    • Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Stylish Shapes dies and Evening Evergreen ink.  Cut the next larger size circle using Evening Evergreen card stock
  • Punch:
    • None

Adhere the Evening Evergreen  panel to an A2 card base made with Thick Very Vanilla card stock.

Add the embossed Very Vanilla panel to the card.

Layer the die cut wreaths and glue together with the Evening Evergreen on the bottom, and add to the embossed panel.

Loop a 7″ piece of ribbon in the center of the wreaths and adhere with Glue Dots.

Glue the sentiment circles together and add to the center of the wreath on top of the ribbon loop.

Add Gold Festive Pearls to the card front.

For the inside, I stamped a leaf stamp onto the 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Very Vanilla card stock.


To finish, stamp and color the envelope front and emboss the flap to match.


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Thank you  again for stopping by.
Have a fun and fabulous weekend.  I hope to see you back here on Tuesday. Until then,

Live Graciously!