Welcoming Window and Simply Elegant card!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a soft and elegant card featuring the Welcoming Window stamp set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, and the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper! Would you believe that everything used for this card, except the cardstock, adhesives, and ink, is retiring soon? The Stitched So Sweetly Dies are one of my “go to” die sets for layering, so they will be missed! But for now, I am trying my hardest to keep the creative flow going with products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be retiring, before I switch up to products from the 2022 JJ Mini Catalog and the highly anticipated 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. No pressure, right? For today’s card, this is a quick and easy way to use up your designer series paper and ribbon to make a pretty card!

For the card front, the base layer is this design from the Simply Elegant DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The second design is also from the Simply Elegant DSP, first cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut diagonally down the middle:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. About 11” of the Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon.

2. Use the third largest layering Stitched So Sweetly die to die-cut from Basic Gray cardstock.

3. Use the fourth largest (or third smallest) Stitched So Sweetly die to die-cut from Very Vanilla cardstock. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the largest pot in Basic Gray ink, the leaves in Soft Succulent ink, and the flowers in Petal Pink ink from the Welcoming Window stamp set. I also used my Wink of Stella pen on the flowers, it’s a little hard to see in the picture. This piece will be layered on the Basic Gray die-cut from above.

I used liquid glue to adhere the diagonally cut DSP to the full-size DSP layer, placed some adhesive in the middle of the DSP base layer to adhere as shown, used dimensionals to adhere the layered die-cuts over the ribbon, and adhered this completed piece to a Petal Pink cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Petal Pink ink and the medium pot and leaves in Basic Gray and Soft Succulent inks in the bottom corner:

For the coordinating Very Vanilla envelope, I stamped the flower pot the same way in the bottom corner that I did for the card front:

This is a great way to use up your DSP and ribbon! I did make multiples of this card, but for the rest, I used the Mother’s Day sentiment from the Welcoming Window stamp set. Mother’s Day is May 8th this year, so no time like now to get ahead and have my cards ready to send out! Don’t forget, all retiring products are while supplies last thru May 2nd!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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