September 26, 2020


Beautiful Friendship, a lovely Stampin' Up! stamp set, (page 115) has a decidedly feminine vibe to it. The plethora of flowers, as well as the sentiments, lend it that feeling of femininity. I imagine that a card could have more of a masculine feel if other colors were used, but I haven't tried it.


Do you remember when I presented my handmade gift wrap in this post? I used most of the flower stamps from the Beautiful Friendship set to create these three pieces of gift wrap, a sample of which is shown below.

Now, some months later, thoughts of that gift wrap came back into my mind, and I decided to create a card using the exact same colors and stamps. 

This card, barely taking any time at all, was easily finished by adding a sentiment piece, also from the set. To coordinate it with the background, I used some of the same colors and one of the sentiments from Beautiful Friendship.

To cut out the sentiment, I used a die from a very old die set, Timeless Tags. It was a good choice because I love the perfect oval shape, and it had a hole in one end into which I could tie a ribbon bow. 

After stamping and die cutting the oval, it was completed once I added some of the matching leaves all around the edge. The label was then added to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used a card base of Petal Pink cardstock.

The ink colors I used to stamp this card include: Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron and Petal Pink. 

Yes, you need a lot of inks. But, don't you love the way these colors work so well together?

I think I might just get out that stamp set again and try my hand on a more masculine-looking card. Do you think it will work?



  1. So lovely!
    And we do need more masculine cards out there!

    1. Thank you, Michele! Yes, masculine cards are always a challenge.

  2. Such happy colors and those flowers are simply wow.
    Thank you

  3. love this! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

  4. So pretty! Thanks for linking up with me!

  5. This would be a great card to make multiplies of so you that always have a beautiful card at the last minute when you need it. Especially since it matches the gift wrap. Thanks as always for visiting and sharing each week. #HomeMattersParty