Story of Elegance 

Hello and welcome to 2021!  I hope that you had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.  I’m excited for the fresh start that the New Year brings.

There is so much to be excited about with Stampin’ Up!  It’s one of my favorite times:  New Catalog – New Products and FREE products.  Either one is great, but when you get all three at the same time – it’s over the top fun!

Cover of the Stampin' Up! January to June 2021 mini catalog

January to June 2021 Mini Catalog

Our new mini catalog is here and it is absolutely AMAZING!  There is so much to love in this new mini.  I’ll be highlighting these new products over the next few weeks and today I’ll show a snippet of a couple of my favorite products.  Click the link to enjoy what’s new!

Cover of the Jan-February Sale-a-bration 2021 catalog

January – February 2021 Sale-a-bration Brochure

There is so much to love about Sale-a-bration and it’s going on now until February 28th.  Here are just a few of the highlights of this fantastic offering!

SHOP: During Sale-A-Bration, beginning 5 January 2021, you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products.

HOST: Host a party during Sale-A-Bration, and you can get a FREE Punch Party Stamp Set with Party Sales of $300 or more (before tax and shipping).  This is in addition to our generous rewards program.

JOIN: Enjoy discounts and early access to new products as a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator.  Whether you’re just interested in being a hobbyist or launching a business, becoming a demonstrator is a great way to maximize your dollar.  You can build your Starter Kit by choosing $125 worth of products for just $99!  During Sale-A-Bration, you also get an assortment of 6 stacks of our newest Designer Series Paper – FREE!  (A $69.00 value) With Free shipping and Business Supplies included you’ll get more than $120 worth of FREEE products.  It’s a FANTASTIC DEAL!!

Ok so with the MAJOR fun stuff out of the way – Here’s more fun.   Today’s card!

Black and White birthday card made with Stampin' Up! products

True Love Happy Birthday

This card features the new Double Oval Punch – which I love and the new TRUE LOVE Designer Series Paper.  I love black and white cards and this paper is marvelous!

True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper Page 11 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog January -June 2021

Aren’t these beautiful options?!  I’m already trying to convince myself to work with more than just these beautiful papers.  I could stick with these for quite some time!

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

A Closer Look

As soon as I saw this pattern, I immediately went for the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.  It works perfectly with this design.

Inside of a greeting card made with Stampin' Up! products

Inside greeting (Flower is from Forever and Always stamp set

Here’s are steps to create this card:

1: Cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Silver Foil card stock and adhere to a card base made of Basic Black card stock.

2. Emboss  a 3 3/4″ x 5″ panel of Whisper White card stock using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

3: Adhere a 1 1/4″ x 5″ strip of striped True Love DSP to the center of the card. Layer a 6 inch strip of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon across the center of strip.  Adhere ribbon on the back and then add to the Silver Foil Panel.  (If you’ll notice I didn’t do that and there is fraying on the edges of the ribbon where I cut it.  Ooops!)

4.  Use the two largest dies from the Layering Ovals die set to cut a scalloped oval in Basic Black and a smooth edged oval with the second largest die in True Love DSP.

5.  Create the sentiment panel by stamping the sentiment from the Special Occasions stamp set onto an oval cut with the Double Oval punch.  Punch a scalloped oval with the punch in Basic Black.  Assemble the sentiment panel to the die cut panel.  Adhere to the card using Dimensionals.

6.  Add a bow made with Silver Metallic Edged ribbon with glue dots to the sentiment panel.

7.  Stamp or print your greeting onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock and adhere to the inside of the card.

Card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

Add DSP and a flower to the envelope for a special finishing touch!

Find Your Elegance

You can get your creativity going anytime.  Shop with me whenever you choose.  You can click any item to get to my store.  Easy Peasy!

Here are some the items I used for today’s card:

Thank you for stopping by!  I’ll be back on Friday with more fun cards to share.  I hope you’ll join me.  Until then,

Live Graciously!