A Simple and Elegant Card

A Simple and Elegant Card
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As I flipped through my new edition of PaperCrafts magazine, I was inspired by the “Stunning Celebration Card” on page 55.  It was a striking red and white paisley card with a bright red flower.  I just love paisley patterned stamps and paper, so I thought it was high time I use some pretty blue paisley paper from Stampin’ Up!  The closest blue I had to the paper was “Ballet Blue” from Stampin’ Up!, so I used it for the card base and accent.  I also used a fun argyle punch from EK Success.  I bought it months ago and never quite had the right card to use it with.

As I made the card, I thought it would be a nice card for a friend of mine who is a Stampin Up! Demonstrator in Guam.  She flew out to Washington State, where she’s from, and we went to a Mariners game together.  We met on Twitter with a common love of card-making, and it was fun to see her in person!  So this is her “thanks – it was so nice to meet you” card.  I really hope it arrived before I shared this post!

Blue Paisley "Hello" Card

Blue Paisley "Hello" Card

Thank you for reading my blog.  🙂

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. This really is quite elegant. Love the argyle punch! I wouldn’t expect it to go w/ such an elegant-style card, but it totally does. I’ve had my eye on it at Joann’s before 🙂 Was this for @jessicafawn?

    • Yes! It was for her and I still don’t know if she received it or saw this post. I have so many fussy punches and it seemed to predictable to use one of them for this. I figured the pretty paisley, flower embellishments and sentiment were feminine and the punch and blue paper was masculine – like yin yang!

  2. I love it! I might have to do something like this because it will go perfectly with my new flower embellishment that I’m doing for this week’s video 🙂

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