Story of Elegance

Welcome!  It’s Friday.  It’s Spring.  The sun is shining in Ohio.  I’m working my way through the new Annual Catalog.  Life. Is. Good!

Front of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!

I hope by now that you have your Wish List of all the new products that you’re planning to purchase, and that you have a new product or two or twenty that you’re excited to use.  Today I’m crafting with the new Simply Elegant Suite.  Of course, I was enamored with the name, but the products in this suite – Oh My!  Talk about elegance.  This suite is definitely properly named.

The Simply Elegant Suite contains the Elegantly Said Bundle – (stamp set and punch),  Simply Elegant  12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Simply Elegant Trim.

If you like foil accents and shimmer in your paper, you will love the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP.

Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper

This beautiful paper has copper, silver and gold foiling and it is soo pretty.

Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up!

Simply Elegant Foiled Paper Close Up 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Page 69

Here is the card I made with the Simply Elegant Suite of products.  I also added the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder as it’s design coordinates beautifully with the design of DSP that I chose to use.  Birthday card made with Stampin' Up! products

Simply Elegant Suite – Happy Birthday

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

A Closer Look

I used the punch for the sentiment, and decided to go all the way with my white and gold theme and heat embossed the sentiment with our Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  To complete the sentiment panel, I added the Gold Simply Elegant Trim, ( the suite includes both gold and silver trim), and  finished with a Gold Metallic Pearl.  I used a birthday sentiment, but this design could work using any of the sentiments in the stamp set.

Elegance Made Easy

Making this card was simple   I simply cut a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/ 8″ panel of Basic White stock and embossed it with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder.   Then I cut a 3 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ panel of DSP.  I centered DSP onto the embossed panel and then I added it to a card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.

To finish the project a added a piece of the DSP to the envelope flap. All dressed up and ready to send.

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



As a demonstrator, you get a starting discount of 20% off all purchases (after your starter kit.)

From May 4-31, 2021 you can choose $155 worth of products and pay only $99! 

In addition,  this  Mega Bundle starter kit includes:

  • Free shipping on your starter kit and extras.
  • Extra #1 – Business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards to help you share what you love.
  • Extra #2 – A FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • BONUS  – Access to our amazing community of crafters, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.




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

Thanks again for stopping by.  I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.    Have a fantastic weekend.  I hope you take a little time to enjoy and create.
Until the next time,

Live Graciously!