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Elegant Thank You-Label Me Pretty

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Elegant Thank You-Label Me Pretty


Elegant Thank You, Label Me Pretty, Stampin' Up!


I love how the new Label Me Pretty stamp set has playful and elegant images mixed in this set.  Today’s card is all about elegance, and simple.

One of my favorite additions to this card is the gold pattern from the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper.  The gold, black and white depicts the elegance.


Keeping it Simple

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I’m pretty much a complicated girl.  Ask my friends and family and they will tell you that. Well, they may not because they want to be nice, but the truth is I am.  Simple is hard for me to accomplish because I always want to add one more thing.  When I say add one more thing, I mean in all facets of my life, not just a card.

When I was creating this card, I’m pleased to tell it came easy to keep it simple.  I think an elegant card is just that, simple.  In this case, less was best.


Tips & Tricks

Here are few creative tips for today’s card.

  • I started this card using Whisper White Thick cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11.  The main layered piece is Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Nine out of ten times I always use Whisper White Thick for a card base, and our smooth Whisper White cardstock for stamping.  I find there is a big difference when stamping on the thicker cardstock.
  • The Pick a Pattern Washi Tape created the perfect pattern and pop of color I needed for this card.  I especially love the designs of this Washi Tape.
  • Next, I added a 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ strip of the Gold Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper across the Washi Tape, and the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon to the card front.  To keep these elements in place, I used a staple.
  • I stamped the label image using Archival Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched the image out using the Pretty Label Punch.  The greeting was stamped using the same ink onto Whisper White cardstock then die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I love these framelits and I love the layered look this gives to the punched image.
  • Lastly, I added a few gold Metallic Enamel Shapes for accents.

Elegant Thank You, Label Me Pretty, Stampin' Up!



Be Inspired

I hope this elegant card inspires you to create something with a touch of elegance today.

Elegant Thank You, Label Me Pretty, Stampin' Up!

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Gold & Vanilla= Elegance!

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Elegance, it’s simple when you add Very Vanilla cardstock and Gold Foil together.  I love how the two colors pair so beautiful together.

Today I’m going to share a few products with you to show you how easy it is to get an elegant look using Stampin’ Up! products.  



I wanted to get crafty with a couple of products that haven’t seen the ink pad yet.  One of them is the Dictionary stamp set.  It was perfect for this card as you can see it peeking through the hexagons.


 How the Big Shot creates elegance

I used a few big shot products to complete this card and in the end it was really easy.

First I had my Very Vanilla cardstock base.  I then cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Vanilla CS and ran it through my Big Shot using the Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder.  Lightly stamp the Dictionary stamp with Smokey Slate ink.  I didn’t want the image to be too bold and take away from the “pretty” of the card.

Next I used the Hexagon Hive Framelit to create the open Hexagon and placed it over the Framed Tulip Embossed image.  Man I love how this looked already.

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I ran the Hexagon Framelit through the Big Shot again so I could die cut a few Gold Foil Hexagons.  I tucked the left overs to the side so I can use on another card.

I used the So Very Grateful sentiment “and I’m so very grateful” embossed in Gold Powder to make it stand out a little more.


To finish this card off I used my Gold Bakers Twine and threaded this through the Vintage Button, tied in a bow and adhered it to the end of the banner.  Super easy card that’s elegant  too.  You can find all the supplies below.  

What is YOUR favorite color combination to achieve an ELEGANT look? I would love to hear.  


Stamps: So Very Grateful #133053 Dictionary #130351  Ink: Smoky Slate, VersaMark Cardstock: Very Vanilla 

Accessories:  Glue Gun, Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder #121809, Hexagon Hive Framelits Die #132965, Gold Bakers Twine 132975

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