Happy Anniversary - Simply Elegant Suite - Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop April 2021

Hello and welcome back. Today I have a card for the Casually Crafting Design Team April 2021 Blog Hop.

So who are we?

The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world that want to share our love of crafting with you all. We all love simple and easy cards, so you will see cards that are ideally suited for beginners and casual crafters. Sometimes we will also be showing stepped up versions for the more avid crafter.

We will sharing what we love every 3rd Saturday of the month. Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creative projects using the links below. 

For this month, I decided to share a card using the brand new 'Simply Elegant Suite' from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue from Stampin' Up!®. 

I used the gorgeous new Elegantly Said stamp set as well as the Simply Elegant 12' x 12" Specialty Designer Series Papers and the Simply Elegant Trim and used techniques such as stamping, heat embossing and fussy cutting.

The brief was to use the following sketch for inspiration. I decide to use the sketch on its side (as I generally create portrait style cards rather than landscape cards).


- Use a piece of Very Vanilla card A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded

- Stamp the large corner stamp from the Elegantly Said stamp set using Versamark Ink onto each of the corners of the card front. Use Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat emboss the images.

- Cut a piece of Basic Black card and attach to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. Cut a piece of the Simply Elegant 12' x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper which is slightly taller and narrower and attach to the Basic Black card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

- Stamp the floral image from the Elegantly Stamp Set onto Vellum three times with Versamark Ink and use White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat emboss the images. Fussy cut the images out.

- Use both the silver and gold pieces of the Simply Elegant trim and create a bow using both pieces of trim. 

- Adhere the first Vellum flower down to the card using dots of Liquid Glue. Attach the sliver/gold bow to the card using a Stampin' Dimensional then attach the second Vellum flower to the card using that and other Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Stamp a sentiment from the Elegantly Said stamp set using Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black card. Use White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat emboss the image. Fussy cut the sentiment out and adhere to the card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Add some Gilded Gems and place them on the Vellum Flowers and the Designer Series Paper.

- For the inside of the card, use some leftover strips of Basic Black and Simply Elegant 12' x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper, and adhere to the card base using Liquid Glue. Adhere the third Vellum flower to the inside of the card overlying the strips of card using Liquid Glue.


- Vanilla card base A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded

- Basic Black: A4 5 1/4" x 3 1/2"/ 13.2 x 8.8 cm or Letter 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

Simply Elegant 12' x 12" Specialty DSP A4 5 1/2" x 3 1/8"/ 13.9 x 7.9 cm or Letter 3 1/4" x 5 1/8"

I loved using this new Simply Elegant Suite today. It is so easy to create an elegant card using the gorgeous Designer Series Papers combined with some simple stamping and embossing.

What are your thoughts on this new suite? Please leave me a comment and let me know.

You may be starting here or may have come from another blog - either way you can find the blog link list below, so that you can see every blog post and idea today.


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Products from the new Annual Catalogue (available 4th May 2021):

- Elegantly Said stamp set

- Simply Elegant 12" x 12" Speciality Designer Series Paper

- Simply Elegant Trim

Product List 

Annie A


  1. Your card using Simply Elegant is simply elegant Ann! Love it! :)

    1. Thank you so much Deb, loved your card too! 😊❤️

  2. Beautiful interpretation of the sketch. Love it. Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thank you so much Sara, I really appreciate it! 😊❤️

  3. Hi Annie, Wow, what an incredibly awesome card! Thank you for providing lots of inspiration for using this stamp set.

  4. Gorgeous card! I haven't seen much made with this suite so far, so it is nice to see it in action.

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    1. Thank you so much Maheswari!😊❤️


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