Story of Elegance

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I’m glad you’re here.

We have lots of fun new things happening this month, so you want to be sure to check out the bottom of my post today!

It’s been awhile since I focused on our punches, so today I decided that’s what I would do.  Punches are fun and are a great tool to have in your crafting tool inventory.  You can combine punches like I did in my card today and create something great in minutes.

The punches I used for today’s card are the Flowers and Leaves Punch and the Handmade Tag Punch.

Here’s the card I made:

Friendship Card Made with Stampin' Up! Products

Flowers and Leaves with Handmade Tag


I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder (retired) to add some texture to the paper before I punched the flowers.

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

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Very Vanilla card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold Foil – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pale Papaya card stock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ – embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing folder
  • Old Olive card stock – 4″ x  5 1/4″
  • Die cuts:
    • None
  • Punch:
    • Flower and leaves punch to create 3 flowers using embossed Pale Papaya card stock and Old Olive card stock
    • Stamp sentiment using Old Olive ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and punch using the Handmade Tag punch.  I used a sentiment from the Cottage Rose stamp set

Layer the Gold Foil panel onto the largest Very Vanilla panel and add to an A2 card base made with Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  Note:  An A2 card base is made by scoring an 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of card stock scored and folded at 5 1/4″.

Adhere the sentiment punch onto the card.

Assemble the leaves and arrange around the sentiment attaching with glue dots.

Add Gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots (larger) to the centers of the flowers.

Finish by adding Gold Festive Pearls.

To complete the project, emboss the envelope flap.

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

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Thank you  again for stopping by.
Have a fantastic weekend.  I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.  Until then,

Live Graciously!