Story of Elegance


It’s Friday!! It’s been a busy week for me, so I truly welcome the weekend.

As I shared earlier in the week, the projects this week are all ones that I made using the Stars at Night bundle.  This is the third card I’m sharing, two on my blog and one on my YouTube channel.

Here’s today’s card:

The embossing makes for a fun and festive look.

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Basic Black card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Goil Foil card stock – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Basic White card stock –  3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Die cuts:
    •  None
  • Punches
    • None

Adhere  Basic Black panel to the front of an A2 card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.   (Note: An A2 card base is made by cutting an 8 1/2″ x 11″  piece of Thick card stock in half on the long side.  Score the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″  (half sheet) of card stock at 4 1/4 “.)

Emboss the sentiment onto a small piece of Basic Black card stock using Versa Mark and Gold embossing powder.  Cut the sentiment into two pieces.

Emboss the stars onto the smaller Basic White panel using Versa Mark in and Gold embossing powder.  Add the embossed stars panel to the Gold foil panel and then adhere to the card front.

Add the sentiment and Gold Festive Pearls to the card front.

For the inside, I stamped stars in Versa Mark and embossed with Gold embossing powder on the bottom of the larger Basic White die cut.

To complete the project,  dry emboss the envelope flap using the Stars At Night hybrid embossing folder.


Finding Your Creative Elegance

In the end, the beauty of paper crafting lies in its ability to connect us with our own creativity and with others. It’s a chance to slow down, unplug, and create something beautiful and meaningful with our own two hands. So why not give it a try today? You never know where your creativity might take you.

If you would like to try your creativity with the products I used, you can shop with me anytime!


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Kit Name: Home for the Holidays

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 8 sparkly and dazzling Christmas cards—4 each of 2 designs—and eight coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with endearing holiday sentiments and festive designs.
  • A Real Red Stampin’ Spot
  • A bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Beautiful Christmasy-themed precut pieces

Finished folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

                                                             Introducing the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!

It’s time to craft  with our latest kit: Christmas Everywhere

This kit includes:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Christmas Everywhere photopolymer stamp set
  • One Lost Lagoon Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, printed die-cut labels and images with red glitter, adhesive, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Granny Apple Green, Lost Lagoon, Pecan Pie, Pretty Peacock, Real Red


Thank you again for stopping by.
Here are big wishes for a fabulous weekend.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.
Until then,

Live Graciously!