January 19, 2024


Two of the products that I especially like from Stampin'' Up! are when they put together a card base with a coordinating envelope, as well as the precious charm-like pieces you can find occasionally.

My card today features both of those things.

The card/envelope combination is diminutive, measuring a mere  3 1/4" x 4 1/4". Quite treasurelike. 

The woodtone design on the card base graces both the front and the back, and is very subtle. I wanted a lot of this design to show so I decided to keep my additions to the card quite simple. 

I stamped the outline of the two step flower from the Color & Contour  stamp set in Pecan Pie ink (don't you LOVE that color?!), followed by the solid portion of the flower in Calypso Coral ink. After fussy cutting the flower, I wasn't sure how to proceed.

All of a sudden, I remembered the goldtone leafy stems I'd never used before. Mostly because I wasn't sure how to use them. This seemed a perfect role for one of them -- the "stem" to my flower. First I tied a length of gold metallic cord through the hole in the top of the charm, tying it in a bow. Using a glue dot, I added it under the flower, which I'd popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Following through with the simplicity I wanted, in Pecan Pie ink, I added a small "hello" in the lower right of the card.

The following photo shows finished card sitting atop the coordinating envelope.

Card/Envelope set
White cardstock

Pecan Pie ink
Calypso Coral ink

Color & Contour stamp set (page 25 Annual Catalog)
Cactus Cuties stamp set (retired)

Gold cord
Open Leaf Trinkets
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots

On a scrap of white cardstock, using the flower from the Color and Contour stamp set, stamp the lined portion in Pecan Pie ink, followed by the solid portion in Calypso Coral ink.

Fussy cut the flower, leaving a narrow white edge all around. (It really is easy!)

Attach the flower to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, about 1/2" from the top of the card.

Take about 8" of gold cord and thread it through the hole in the top of the Open Leaf Trinket, tying the cord into a bow.

Use a Mini Glue Dot, tuck this addition into the space under the flower.

In Pecan Pie ink, stamp the simple "hello" from the Cactus Cuties set in the lower right corner of the card.



  1. That is really cute! I am going to have to check out that pecan pie color; you are the second person that has mentioned that lately.