Story of Elegance


Thank you for stopping by.

Before I hit the craft room to create the card I’m sharing today – I was busy – busy – busy!  The day just whirled by, so I decided to keep whirling and swirling with the Sentimental Swirls stamp set.

After the day that I had, I needed simple and easy and this stamp set came to the rescue!  Five stamps and a few dies cuts later and I was done.

Here’s what I made.

Gift card made with Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Swirls for You

Oh and yes, I also made a couple of punches for the cute little flower using our pretty 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum.  It gives the flowers just enough shine!

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

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy 

Here’s how to recreate this card.

To start, make the following cuts:

  • Evening Evergreen card stock 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Soft Succulent card stock – 4 ” x  5 1/4″
  • Basic White card stock  – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Emboss the Soft Succulent panel using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Use the large swirl from the stamp set and Evening Evergreen ink to stamp on the center of the Basic White panel. Turn the panel and stamp off without re-inking.

Layer the 3 panels as shown and add to an A2 card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.

Stamp two large flowers using Evening Evergreen ink onto Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum and punch using the Flowers and Leaves punch.  Add to the corner of the card.  I actually used the larger flower from the Flower and Friends stamp set for one of my petal sets.  This punch works with both stamp sets. That’s another example of our wonderful product coordination.

Use the circle dies from the Tasteful Labels die set to cut a larger circle in Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum and two smaller ones in Evening Evergreen and Basic White card stock.  Stamp the sentiment onto the Basic White die cut and add to the center of the swirls on the card.

Finish by adding Genial Gems around the swirls and in the center of the flower.

Quick and easy. Love that!

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


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 lovely week.  I’ll be back on Friday with another card to share.

Until then,

Live Graciously!