Story of Elegance 

Hi and Welcome Back!

I’m glad that you stopped by to see what I’ve been up to.  As you know, there’s a ton of great things going on with Stampin’ Up! right now and I’m having lots of fun playing with the FREE products I received just for making a purchase.

I’m also on a mission to see how many birthday cards I can make with the Oval Occasions bundle.  I’ve shared a few already and I have another one today.  My card uses two of the beautiful Designer Series Paper Sets that you can get FREE with purchase during Sale-a-bration; going on now until the end of February.

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper


Here’s how I used these papers today.

Birthday card make with Stampin' Up! products

Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday

The beautiful papers do all the work.  Isn’t that great news?!  I love the colors and texture of this card.  And the Double Oval punch just makes me happy!  It’s so easy to use.

Close up of a birthday card made with Stampin' Up! products

A closer look

Here’s are steps to create this card:

1: Cut a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Soft Seafoam card stock.

2. Cut a 2″ x 4″ strip of Flower & Field DSP.  Cut a 3 1/4″ x 4″ strip of Oh So Ombre DSP and emboss with the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder.  Adhere both to a  4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of  Basic White card stock.  Adhere DSP panel to the Sea Foam panel and add to a card base of Basic White card stock.

3. Punch 3-5 flowers from the DSP using the Small Blooms punch.  I used a retired punch and added 5 flowers.

4.  Create the sentiment panel by stamping the sentiment from the Special Occasions stamp set onto with Granny Apple Green ink onto a Soft Seafoam oval cut with the Double Oval punch.  Punch a scalloped oval with the punch in DSP.  Assemble the sentiment panel to the die cut panel.

5.  Add a Bumble Bee In Color ribbon to the back of the sentiment panel with Glue Dots.  Add the Sentiment panel to the card with Dimensionals.

6.  Add Bumble Bee In Color Dots to the center of the flowers and around the sentiment.

Birthday card with coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

Cover of the Jan-February Sale-a-bration 2021 catalog

There is so much to love about Sale-a-bration!  Here are just a few highlights of this fantastic offering!

SHOP: During Sale-a-bration, beginning 5 January 2021, you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products.

HOST: Host a party during Sale-a-bration, and you can get a FREE Punch Party Stamp Set with Party Sales of $300 or more (before tax and shipping).  This is in addition to our generous rewards program.

JOIN: Enjoy discounts and early access to new products as a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator.  Whether you’re just interested in being a hobbyist or launching a business, becoming a demonstrator is a great way to maximize your dollar.  You can build your Starter Kit by choosing $125 worth of products for just $99!  During Sale-a-bration, you also get an assortment of 6 stacks of our newest Designer Series Paper – FREE!  (A $69.00 value) With Free shipping and Business Supplies included you’ll get more than $120 worth of FREEE products.  It’s a FANTASTIC DEAL!!

Find Your Elegance

You can get your creativity going anytime.  Shop with me whenever you choose.  You can click any item to get to my store.  Easy Peasy!

Here are the products I used for today’s card:

Thank you for stopping by!  I’ll be back on Tuesday with more fun cards to share.  Have a safe and joy-filled weekend.  Until then,

Live Graciously!