March 28, 2023


I have for you today a beautifully simple card that could be used for virtually any occasion, except probably something masculine.

Because of the versatility of the card, I purposely didn't add a sentiment.

The card, which is an unusal size, 4 1/4" x 6 1/4", is especially simple to make because the card base is preprinted, and they have gorgeous envelopes with gold foil designs on both front and back, and a coordinating print inside the envelope. I found this set of card bases and envelopes on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack, a good place to find terrific deals, especially when there is a new refresh.

I stamped a lovely floral image on a piece of white cardstock and embossed it in gold. It would also have been beautiful if I'd colored in the image with Stampin' Blends. But I decided to just go with the elegant embossed look. A trio of  Polished Dots  and a snippet of Petal Pink ribbon were just right to complete the card.

Stampin' Up! card bases and envelopes
White cardstock
Petal Pink cardstock

Beautifully Happy (stamp set from Sale-A-Bration)

VersaMark ink

Heat Tool
Embossing Buddy
Gold Embossing Powder
Polished Dots
Petal Pink Ribbon

This card measures a normal 4 1/4" wide, but is 6 1/4" long. It would be easy to tweak it a bit to fit on a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 2 3/4"' x 4 3/4". Rub an Embossing Buddy well over the entire piece. Centered on this piece, stamp a large flower outline stamp with VersaMark Ink. Heat emboss the flowers with Gold Embossing Powder.

Mount the embossed piece to a 3" x 5" piece of Petal Pink cardstock.

Wrap a length of 1/8" Petal Pink ribbon around this piece about 3/4" from the bottom. Tape the ends of the ribbon to the back side. Cut another piece of the same ribbon and tie it into a bow. Use a Glue Dot to attach it to the center of the folded-around ribbon.

Adhere this finished piece centered onto the card base.

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde -




  1. Each creation you make is always so lovely Linda. I am with you, I can see this card for any occasion! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

    1. Cara, you say the more precious things. Thank you for that!

  2. I like the way the border and the inset compliment each other. Your cards are always lovely. My birthday is coming up next month BTW!
    Thanks for sharing at

    1. Thanks, Sue! I tried a few weeks ago to contact you a few different ways, wanting to send you a card. If you let me know where to send it, I will send you a birthday card!

  3. Pretty card! The background reminds me of white birch tree bark. The card is understated and lovely. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 59.

    1. Thank you, Carol! You're right about the birch tree bark look!