The card for the Easter Team Stamp-It blog hop this year was a bit trickier than past years, but I combined an online exclusive with some products from the January-April 2023 Mini Stampin’ Up Catalog for my final project.
When I saw the Elegant Borders dies online, I knew I had to have them. I began creating with them as soon as they arrived! These 4 borders add the WOW factor to almost any card. After looking over all the cards I made with this set I settled on one that I thought would work well with the largest stamp from the Decorative Borders stamp set.
After die-cutting, stamping the image & coloring it in with the Stampin’ Blends, I needed to figure out a sentiment…one that I owned and was still current. I picked “Easter Blessings” from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set. Now came the trickiest part of all…what banner would not over-power the rest of the card. After thumbing through all the current dies I had I settled on the banner die from the Queen Bee dies. Then upon further thinking, I also pulled out the smallest branch die from the same set. I used the branch die on the inside sheet so that you could see the Coastal Cabana from behind.
As I was assembling the front of the card, my daughter (who is also a SU Demo) suggested putting a ribbon through the top of the stamped & die-cut piece. Again, I looked over all my ribbon to find a coordinating ribbon that was current and did not over-power the card. The Pool Party Sheer ribbon seemed to work the best. I took the branch pieces that were cut out and added them to each side of the banner that was adhered using dimensionals. The card front was finished off with a few gems from the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds.
Pictured left is the set up I have for all my ribbons. They are ribbon bins that hang on a custom bar.
Pictured above is my “book of bling” as my daughter calls it. It is simply a 4″ x 6″ inexpensive photo album that I put my embellishments in. This way I can scan thru them quickly to pick what I want.
Click here if you would like to see more cards using the Elegant Borders dies.
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Nancy, I have been debating on the Decorative Borders. I think your card sealed the deal!! Gorgeous!!
Love the colors and design
Such a soft and soothing card. #stampit contest
Such a pretty card.
Love this card and now have to go back and look at my dies…I think I need more!
Great ideas, thank you!
#stampitcontest Wonderful card.
This card is so precious!
#stampitcontest Lovely card.
Love this card and that border! #stampitcontest
What a beautiful Easter card, thanks for sharing. #stampitcontest
This card is just precious!!!
This card is so precious!
The Elegant Border Dies are so pretty and add lovely interest to your creation.
Great use of dies and punches to reverse foliage interior and front, Nancy!
Great border dies and I love the color.
Such a simply elegant card. That die is the only one that I want from that set. Wish I could just get that one.
love the spring colors
I am envious of your organized ribbons and embellishments, Nancy. Nice job with the elegant borders!
#stampitcontest – Love the colors used on your card and the tips for storing ribbons and bling.