Story of Elegance


Happy Tuesday!  I hope that all is well with you.  Thank you for stopping by.  I’ve missed being here with you, but I had a lovely time with family who were visiting last week from Virginina and California.  We had great times and created some lovely memories.  I’m so grateful for the love of family and friends.

I’m back in my craft room this week with the Stars At Night bundle.  This bundle is special as it contains the stamp set and a hybrid embossing folder that includes 14 dies.  Of course, you can save 10% by purchasing these items as a bundle  rather than individually.  It’s a great set that you’ll definitely want to include in your stash.

This week I will be sharing cards that I have made using this bundle.

Here is today’s card:

I like this card because it is easy and elegant and has lots of texture.


Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Gold Foil card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Blackberry Bliss card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Die cuts:
    •  Use Gold Foil to die cut 3 stars
    • Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and die cut using the rounded rectangle from the Nested Essential die sets
  • Punches
    • None

Adhere  the Gold Foil panel to the front of an A2 card base made with Thick Very Vanilla 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 “.)

Dry emboss the Blackberry Bliss panel using the Stars At Night embossing folder and and to the card front.

Add the die cut stars and sentiment to the embossed panel.

Place Adhesive Backed Star Trinkets to the center of the three stars and around the card front.

For the inside, I printed my greeting onto the 4″ x 5 1/4” Very Vanilla panel and stamped stars around it with Blackberry Bliss ink.

To complete the project,  stamp the envelope front and back to coordinate.


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.

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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.
Have a lovely week.
I’ll be back on Friday with another card to share.
Until then,

Live Graciously!