Story of Elegance

Welcome to a new week!

I hope that you’ve had a great weekend and managed to stay healthy, safe and warm.

For my card today, I’m still playing with the Friendly Hello Stamp set.  I love that you can get so many different looks with this stamp set.  And don’t forget, you get this stamp set bundled with beautiful Designer Series Paper FREE with a purchase of $100.

Here is today’s card:

Birthday Card made with Stampin' Up! products

Friendly Hello Birthday


Friendly Hello BirthdaySeveral of my friends really like black and white cards, so I made this card with them in mind.

I had the Expressions in Ink Emphmera pack laying on my table from another project, so I picked it up and chose the hexagon to work with.  I heat-embossed in gold over the shape.

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

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy Here’s how to recreate this card.

To start, cut a 4 1/8″ x 53/8″ piece of Basic Black card stock  and  add it to a card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.

Next, use the Scalloped Contours dies to cut the background panel in Basic White.  Add the hexagon from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack and add to the center of the die cut.

Stamp the  flowers randomly across and around the hexagon in VersaMark ink and heat emboss in gold.  Add the die cut background panel to the DSP panel.

For the sentiment, stamp the birthday sentiment from the Friendly Hello stamp set onto a piece of Basic White card stock.  Die cut the embossed sentiment using the hexagon shape from the Beautiful Shapes die set.  Trim the top an bottom and adhere to the center of the hexagon using Dimensionals.

Finish by using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to make dots around the embossed flower petals.  And  Finis!

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



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Here are the products I used for today’s card.  Shop with me anytime to pick up quality paper crafting  products and get your craft on!

Thank you  again for stopping by.  Have a fantastic week.  I’ll be back on Friday with another card to share.  I hope you stop by to check it out.

Until then,

Live Graciously!