Creativity Abounds - Simply Elegant

Welcome to our Creativity Abounds Blog Hop. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. Here's our amazing Creativity Abounds Design Team!

Here's our amazing Creativity Abounds Design Team!

We've welcomed two new members this month - Heather Thomas from the UK and Maheswari Rajaguru from Australia as Narelle and Margriet decided to step away (at least for now).  I know you are going to love their projects!

This month we're sharing projects featuring the Simply Elegant Product Suite.  I have to admit that this suite wasn't on my radar, but as soon as I started to see the amazing projects that were being created I had to have it!  

I created a simple fancy fold and tried to make the beautiful Designer Series Paper the star of the card!


  1. Cut Basic Gray cardstock 7 3/4" x 5 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to create card base.
  2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the left hand side of Very Vanilla piece using Stampin' Seal.
  4. Adhere to the inside of the card base using Stampin' Seal. 
  5. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  6. Stamp flower using Basic Gray ink on the top
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" and adhere to the bottom of the piece using Stampin' Seal.
  8. Wrap gold trim around 3 times and adhere to the back with Dimensionals.
  9. Adhere the piece to the card base using Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock using Basic Gray ink.
  11. Punch out with Double Oval Punch using smallest oval.
  12. Punch out scalloped oval from Basic Gray cardstock.
  13. Adhere sentiment to scalloped oval using Dimensionals.
  14. Adhere to card base over the trim using Dimensionals.
All of the supplies for this project can be found at the bottom of this post.

You can check out my YouTube video for tips and tricks on making this card!  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're watching!

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the amazing projects from our Design Team:

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Designer Series Paper - 96 sheets, a 6x6 sample of all new DSP - COST $55.00 (includes postage)

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