Creative Elements Cards

I needed cards for three different occasions, “Happy Birthday’, ‘Happy Anniversary’ and ‘Congratulations’ for a new grandchild.  I decided the same design would work but using different colors and to change the layout of the ‘card candy’ (a new term I just learned, meaning embellishment!) The stamp set was Stampin Up’s Creative Elements ( and we just heard today this set is being retired and is now only available while stocks last!) see the bottom of this post for a great ‘free shipping’ offer 🙂

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Shadow Box Card

For the August Card Crafting Class I made a shadow box card using ‘By the Tide’ stamp set in blues and other masculine colors (see post from August 16th). I decided to work on a feminine version using the stamp sets Feels Good, Flower Shop and Express Yourself. The card stock is Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla and the inks included Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive.  The fold was courtesy of Connie Stewart and the cutout in the middle was done using the 2 1/2 circle punch and the flowers used the new Pansy Punch. I am thrilled with the result and will send it to my sister-in-law (in the UK) for her birthday later this month.
All the products I used are from Stampin’ Up and are available from my on-line store. Let me know if you would like some instructions – I will be happy to send them if you comment on this post and follow my blog 🙂