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Stampin’ Up! Elegantly Said Wedding Card

Hello Again ~ welcome to my blog…Today’s card is all about a wedding and the Simply Elegant Suite fills this need so perfectly.

Elegantly Said Wedding Card, #1

I began by stamping the front of the card first, then playing around with what came next.

  • Begin by cutting your panel of Pale Papaya card stock (3 3/4 x 5)
  • Use the embossing buddy to clear the paper of static; ink the scroll stamp from Elegantly Said stamp set with VersaMark & stamp in the opposite corners. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool.
  • Ink the floral stamp from the Elegantly Said stamp set in Pale Papaya ink & stamp in the opposite corners.
  • Using the Elegant Tag Punch, punch only the rounded end of your Basic White panel (slightly less than 1 3/4 x 4). Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink from the Forever Blossoms stamp set. Now punch the fancy end of your tag (tag is now 3″ in length). Decorate the tag with Open Weave Ribbon in Pale Papaya and several Genial Gems. Add dimensionals to the back of the tag and adhere to the stamped front panel.
  • Adhere this panel to a slightly larger piece of Basic Gray card stock (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) and set aside.
  • Run a piece of Pale Papaya card stock (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) through the cut & emboss machine using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this with Seal + to the Thick Basic White card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored @ 4 1/4).
  • Add dimensionals to the decorated card front & attach to the card base – and the front of the card is complete. šŸ™‚
Elegantly Said Wedding Card, #2
  • On a Basic White panel (4 x 5 1/4), stamp the floral stamp in Pale Papaya ink. The two upper flowers were stamped off once, the lower was stamped directly.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink from the Elegantly Said stamp set.
  • Adhere with liquid glue to Basic Gray card stock (4 1/8 x 5 3/8), then into the inside of the card. Done!

For the envelope I stamped this wonderful design across the bottom in Basic Gray ink from the Elegantly Said stamp set and adhered some of the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP to the flap, trimmed to fit ~ complete it is… A beautiful card for a beautiful couple.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Stampin’ Up! has a promotion for joining that is SUCH A GOOD DEAL you won’t want to pass on it. See below for more info. They also have a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are also shown below.

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Move someone’s heart by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Anniversary Card Fun Fold

December seems to be a month of anniversaries – our #2 daughter was married on the 27th several years ago, so my mind turned to making one. On my desk for some time has been the Forever Blossoms floral bunch, ready for me to color and I began working on it. I had stamped the bunch in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, so knew I could color with the Stampin Blends. Let’s take a look…

Forever Blossoms Fun Fold – #1

It’s the wrong time of year for cherry blossoms, but aren’t they pretty? On that gray background they really stand out. I used Calypso Coral Stampin Blends for the flowers and Old Olive Stampin Blends for the leaves. This was stamped on Thick Whisper White and it tends to dry the ink faster than the regular Whisper White, so I did just a portion of the flower at a time and used a lighter touch at the same time.Once colored, die cut with the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I tied a double Linen Thread bow, adhered it to the bottoms of the floral bunch with a glue dot, put dimensionals on the back of the floral bunch and set it aside to prepare the papers.

  • Thick Whisper White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 & 6 1/2. Note this second score line is folded back, creating a z-fold.
  • Calypso Coral 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 (front panel), 2 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside panel), and 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Adhere with liquid glue to the appropriate panel
  • Peony Garden DSP for the front panel 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x is 6 for the envelope flap. Adhere with liquid glue to the front panel.
  • Whisper White 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 (inside panel), 4 x 5 1/4 for the far right panel + enough for the cherry blossom bunch, the single flower, the cherry bud and the sentiment (about 2 1/2 x 6 should do all that).
    Adhere the small panel to the appropriate place.
  • On the larger Whisper White panel, stamp the leaves at the top right and bottom right in Old Olive ink. These will be embellished later with the die cut bud and die cut flower
  • Stamp the single flower from the Forever Blossoms stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Stampin Blends – Calypso Coral. Put a dimensional on the back and adhere to the lower leaves.
  • Stamp the flower bud from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in Old Olive ink and color carefully with Stampin Blends – Calypso Coral. Die cut this and adhere to the upper leaves with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink between the two flowers.
  • Back to the front panel… Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink & die cut. This sentiment/ die cut comes from the new stamp set Many Messages & Messages Dies (available to customer Jan 5, 2021), but you could easily use something else.

Add the cherry blossom bunch on dimensionals to that small front panel, then the die cut sentiment and the card itself is complete!

For the envelope, adhere the 2 1/4 x 6 Peony Garden DSP to the flap with liquid glue and trim to fit. On the envelope front, stamp just a portion of the cherry blossom with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I chose not to color this as the simplicity of the flower ‘speaks’ for itself – in other words, is enough.

Forever Blossoms Fun Fold – #4

What do you think? Do you like this? Products to make this card may be found below.

As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020 (that’s today!). When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products šŸ˜

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Parisian Blossoms SDSP

Hi Everyone – it’s Wednesday – hump day as many folks call it. Guess that means mid week šŸ˜‰ Today’s card is a rather fun fold – maybe accordion (?) and uses a bit more than the usual Specialty DSP. I like it, but it needed LOTS of card cuts cuz I did multiple layering (which I really like). This has two additional layers to each panel…

Forever Blossoms stamp set & Parisian Blossoms SDSP #1

And here’s how it happens…

  • Basic Gray cs 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Cut diagonally from the score line to 2″ up from the bottom of the left side of the card stock.
  • Petal Pink cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 x 5 1/4, 2 x 3 1/2, 2 x 5 3/8
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP 4 x 5 1/4,1 7/8 x 5 1/8, 1 7/8 x 1 3/8, 1 7/8 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White scraps approx 1/2 x 4 1/4 fro front sentiment, 4 x 5 1/4 sentiment panel on inside and stamped flowers die cut.Ā  Take a peekĀ  how the panels adhere…

Forever Blossoms #2 – open front

Forever Blossoms #3 – open back










  • The tricky part is the angle for the supplementary panels… but I hope to make this real easy for you šŸ˜… I used the card stock base and the angle already cut as my guideline. For instance, in picture #3 that panel is Petal Pink 2 x 5 1/4. Lay the Petal Pink under the Basic Gray (Basic Gray is on top) and softly pencil the angle onto the Petal Pink. Trim on that pencil line. If it needs more length removed, cut it off the straight bottom.This keeps the angle correct and simply adjusts the length of the new panel. Now do the same for the Parisian SDSP: lay it under the Basic Gray, draw a thin pencil line for the angle (making certain the SDSP is going in the appropriate direction) and trim along the pencil line. Adjust the length to fit 1/8″ smaller than the Petal Pink. Adhere the Petal Pink o the “back” as shown in picture #3, then the SDSP.
  • Now go back to picture #2 and do the same steps for cutting the angle for the front panels – do the Petal Pink first, then the SDSP.
  • Adhere SDSP to the appropriate Petal Pink panel, then adhere to the Basic Gray card base.
  • TIP: Adhering each panel as you go saves you from making mistakes in cutting and adhering.

Now you are ready for the largest panel…

  • Adhere the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Petal Pink to the Basic Gray cs, then adhere the SDSP 4 x 5 1/4 to the Petal Pink
  • Stamp the large flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Black Memento ink. Color using the Dark Petal Pink Blends. Die cut this with the Cherry Blossoms Dies and adhere using liquid glue.
  • Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, cut a piece from Whisper White and adhere using liquid glue
  • Stamp your sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set on the 1/2 x 4 1/4 strip, using Black Memento ink. Cut to size
  • Cut a strip of Petal Pink for the scallop under the sentiment, from Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Adhere to the sentiment strip with liquid glue and attach to theĀ far left front panel using liquid glue.

For the envelope..

  • Adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 strip of the SDSP to the envelope flap using liquid glue; trim to fit
  • Stamp the single flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Back Memento ink and color using Dark Petal Pink Blends

Done, done, done. Now you have completed an accordion card with multiple layers and it wasn’t so hard. Do you love it? My hubby did and that made me very happy.

What’s retiring from the items used today… only the Parisian Specialty DSP – and folks, it is beautiful and right now a real bargain.. Love love love this paper and I am so glad this stamp set is carrying over into the new 2020-2021 catalogue. If youy would like to shop with me (I like that idea by the way!), please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM for purchases between $50 – $150 to receive a free item of your choice from me – up to a $10 value. If your purchase is over $150, you will receive not only your free item of choice from me, but Stampin’ Up will offer you something as well. Shop now looking at not only the CLEARANCE RACK but also the RETIRING LIST…


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