Story of Elegance

Happy Last Friday of August!

Thank you for stopping by.

I’m enjoying these dog days of summer in the comfort of the air conditioning  and hoping for a cool fall.  Time will tell.  The last few years it seems that we’ve gone from hot to cold.  No cool in-between.

I was playing with the Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my video yesterday so I continued doing so to create today’s card.

I really like this DSP and the two sheets of panels make for elegant and easy cards.

Here’s what I created:

The die cuts, ribbon and heat embossing add lots of sweet texture.

This panel is so pretty, you could even frame it on the front of a card for another pretty look.  I’m thinking maybe one of the Scalloped Contour dies… What do you think?

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Basic White card stock – 2 pieces  4″ x 5 1/4″, 1 piece  1 1/2″ x 4″
  • DSP panel – 4″ x 4″
  • Die cuts:
    • Use one of the dies Elegant Borders dies to cut the scrolled edge onto the 1 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock
    • Use the smallest square in the Nested Essentials die set to cut the sentiment that has been heat embossed in Silver on a scrap of Basic White card stock
  • Punches
    • None

Adhere the DSP panel and the border panel to the one of the 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White panels.  Add a strip of Bubble Bath Sheer Ribbon across the seam and add 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 “.)

Add a piece of ribbon folded to the back of the die cut sentiment and add to the card front using Foam Adhesive Sheet.  (You can also use Dimensionals.

For the inside stamp flowers from the Cheerful Daisies stamp set in Bubble Bath ink across the bottom of the second Basic White panel. I stamped twice before re-inking to create a shadow look.

To complete the project, stamp flowers on the envelope flap and front.

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: With Love & Gratitude

This kit includes:

  • 8 treat packages
  • 8 note cards
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Lost Lagoon Ink S
  • pot
  • Specialty gold foil, precut embellishments
  • Adhesives
  • Finished treat packaging: 3-1/2″ x 5″ x 2″ (8.9 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm)
  • Final card size: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (8.9 x 8.9 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Copper Clay, Crumb Cake, gold foil, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path


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

It’s time to craft  with our latest kit: Festive Tags

’Tis the season to start your holiday crafting! It’s so simple with this all-inclusive kit. Adhere the die cuts and embellishments, then tie the tag to a gift with a twine bow. You’ll have handmade tags in minutes!



Thank you again for stopping by.
I’ll be back Tuesday with another easy and elegant card to share.
Until then,

Live Graciously!