Nature's INKspirations

Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

New at SU - December 2023 | Handcrafted Elements - Simple Elegance

 

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance cards preview | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
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Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today I am hopping with the New at SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who are full of creative paper crafting ideas to share with you and get you crafting!  Today we are showcasing products as we limit ourselves to using only Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Today's project is all about the colors!  These colors are so my style... and something that I love to use quite a lot with a small touch of color.  So today I chose the Handcrafted Elements Dies from page 21 of the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog to get me to think creatively with just these two amazing often overlooked colors.  

New at SU Blog Hop Color Challenge for December 2023


And this is what I created using this amazing color combination...

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

I couldn't resist making three cards as I actually needed to add them to my stash!  A Christmas card and thank you cards for customer orders from last week.

Project Details... The botanical dies were the first ones I had to play with!  Crumb Cake was used for the thicker layer while Very Vanilla was used for the intricate layer.  The negative images of the die-cuts were used as layers for the card design to create the floating effect of the botanical die cuts while assisting with protection for mailing the card.

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance botanical card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Biggest Wish sentiment was fussycut and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin' Dimensionals under the double threaded Linen Thread bow.

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance card - Botanical close-up | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Using the brush tip of my Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, it was flicked with the cap a few tips to create the soft splatters.

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance card - Botanical inside | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was reverse layered creating a writeable layer for corresponding to my customer.  A few more splatters were added to compliment the card front.  The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope front was stamped to complete the card ensemble.

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance Christmas card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The ornament die was a must as it can make so many beautiful cards that can be easily used for multiples.  The intricate curves of the die-cut were snipped allowing room for the bold Joy to You sentiment.  A simple Linen Thread bow was adhered.  I thought I was done until I took pictures and realized a touch of bling would be fabulous on the ornament.  So another wonderful use for Wink of Stella all over the ornament.

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance card - Christmas card close-up | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped with the same layers.  The Wishes All Around sentiment, which has been my favorite for this year, was used for the inside.  The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped to complete the card ensemble.

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance Christmas card - inside | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The last card was designed to look like the back of a catalog mailing envelope...  you know the brown envelopes that you want to place a label over the brad closing so it doesn't get broken in the mail or your handling of it?!?  I hope you've been able to mentally picture one!  **SMILE**

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance card - Thanks | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The flap was created from a quarter sheet of cardstock and eyeballing where you want the point.  Once you are happy with the placement.  Trim it to fit.  The detailed Crumb Cake die-cut was adhered to the detailed Very Vanilla die-cut with Multipurpose Liquid Glue using a sponge dauber as the applicator.  The sentiment was fussycut and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance card - Thanks close-up | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Very Vanilla Thick cardbase was left blank inside allowing plenty of room for a note to my customer.  The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope was stamped to complete the card ensemble. 

Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance card - Thanks with envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More inspiration is just around the corner.  I hope you have been inspired to create some cards with these amazing retiring Handcrafted Elements Dies to share with someone to make their day brighter.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie of Nature's INKspirations, at #6 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  But before you do, please take a moment to leave a comment before you hop along to the next post.  We love reading your comments!

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Stampin' Up! Handcrafted Elements Simple Elegance cards - bird's eye view | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make These Cards!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...

BASICS

  • Clear Blocks; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips Scissors; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Mini Glue Dots; Sponge Daubers; Silicone Craft Sheet; Stampin' Mist, Stampin' Scrub 

STAMPS

  • Wishes All Cling Stamp Set  (Retiring Soon); Joy to You Cling Stamp Set (Retiring Soon); Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set

INK

  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad; Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers

PAPER

  • Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstocks; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes

OTHER

  • Handcrafted Elements Dies (Retiring Soon); Linen Thread; Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

3 comments

  1. Angie, these three cards are unique and inspirational! Amazing! I couldn't pick a favourite!

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  2. I am totally in love with your ideas

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