Elegant Friendship Card – I am just in love with these soft colors. This card has such an elegant feel to it. I know that when I mail this card, someone is going to feel loved and appreciated. Friendship cards are some of my favorites to send!
This card features the Beauty Abounds stamp set from the Occasions catalog (page 13). It also comes as a bundle with some incredible framelits. Make sure to check those out! 
Let me share the video for today’s Elegant Friendship Card…


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Who knew such a pretty card could be this easy? I used the Beauty Abounds stamp set and the Pretty Label Punch. A small linen thread bow finished off the card perfectly!

Elegant Friendship Card with Beauty Abounds Stamp Set Handmade Card for Friends by Connie Stewart

I used my Stampin’ Blends to add some color. 


Can’t forget the inside of the card!Hand Stamped Greeting with Butterfly on the Inside of a Card Handmade Card Image with Colorful Flowers


  • Sahara Sand – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ¼” 
  • Crumb Cake – 3 ¾” x 5″ 
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 ¼” and 3 ½” x 4 ¾” 
  • Linen Thread – small bow


Are you ready to create this elegant friendship card? I hope so! To order the supplies I used, just click a pic! I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator!


*Also available in a bundle!

I thought it would be fun to share a Creative Juice sketch along with today’s video. I was having a rough mojo day. Ever have one of those? I just couldn’t seem to find inspiration. That’s what I love most about Creative Juice sketches. Instantly I feel like I can create anything just by looking at a sketch.

Card Sketches Card Design Ideas by Connie Stewart
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If you love Creative Juice Sketches, I have a NEW tutorial collection for you. It’s a great way to have all that inspiration in one place. 

The Creative Juice Volume 2 collection contains:

  • (25) different sketches shown 4 different ways
  • (3) photos of cards I created with each sketch
  • Measurements for the cards
  • Supply list for the cards


It’s going to be a GREAT week! My very best friend, Brenda, flew in from Idaho yesterday to spend the week with me. Yay!!! We don’t get to see each other as often as we would like so we’re going to squeeze in as much chaos and fun as we can for the next 5 days. 

There WILL be stamping going while Brenda is here so I hope to have some wonderful creations to share with you in March.

Ginny’s high school production of “Beauty & the Beast” opens today and we are all super excited to see her shine as “Belle“. She will be amazing, I have no doubt. I asked her to get a picture of her in the the yellow ballgown but they got so busy, it didn’t happen. I will try to get a photo today and post on Saturday. She looks gorgeous in it! Due to copyright, I can’t video anything though. Boo. I wish you could hear her sing.

Rehearsals for “Noises Off” start today for Christina and I (Ginny will catch up next week). The first rehearsal is always my favorite! I know most of the cast but there are a couple new faces. Shows like this are like a family and that will definitely be the case for this show. We all have to work in-sync for everything to work correctly. Noises Off is a farce and that means that comic timing has to be perfect. It’s going to be a lot of work but I have no doubt it will be a show this theatre will be proud of.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Did you enjoy the card? What did you think of the colors? I loved those Daffodil Delight flowers. They were just perfect with the Sahara Sand cardstock.

As always, I appreciate you being here with me today and your sweet comments are always a nice treat. Thank you all for watching! See you all on Saturday for a new Simple Stamping video.

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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