Story of Elegance

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I hope that your week is off to a great start.  I had a nice weekend and I was able to wrap it up with time crafting virtually with my Stamp Club on Sunday.  Our club meets every other month and this month our club meeting date gave us something extra celebrate World Card-Making Day.

After class, I kept crafting and made the cards for my blog this week.

I wanted to make a fall themed card with pretty autumn colors so I decided to create it by coloring .  I like to color but I’m not very good at it.  Yet.  But the good news for me (and anyone else) is that with our Stampin’ Blends, it’s super easy to color and have great results.

If you’ve been following my blog you know that simple, easy and elegant are the way that I like my projects.  I used that focus for my coloring project today.  I started with a piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and colored it using Blends.

Note: The gorgeous Pattern Party Designer Series Paper is only available to Stampin’ Up! hosts.  This paper is so pretty.  You definitely want to have this paper in your stash.  Contact me to schedule your class today!

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and Markers

Simple Coloring Tools

Here is the card I made using a small snip of the colored paper.

Thank You card made with Stampin' UP! products

Pattern Party Thankfulness

The simplicity of this card makes a statement on its own and the black and white with the pop of fall color is eye-catching.

A little sheen from the heat embossing and the black cord add just the right amount of shine.

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy 

To recreate this card,  use the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut Basic White, Basic Black and the colored DSP as shown.

Stamp the sentiment using Memento Black ink and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.   I used a sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set.

Cut a 5 1/4″ length of black cord and adhere vertically to the left side of the embossed panel.

Add Foam Adhesive sheet to the back of the embossed panel and adhere to card base made of Thick Basic White card stock.

Next, adhere the DSP die cut to the Basic Black die cut and adhere the combined piece to the panel using Dimensionals.

I like to use all my extra pieces of DSP so I cut a small strip and added it to the inside of the card.

Finish up the ensemble by adding DSP to the envelope flap.


Here are the products I used for today’s card. You can shop with me anytime!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you have a blessed and beautiful week.  I’ll be back on Friday with another card to share.

Until then,

Live Graciously!