Bella Blossoms Easy Envelope

Stampin up holiday extravaganza bella blossoms combo

Here's a non-traditional change-up for the holidays.  It's perfect for my good friends of different faiths or cultures. 

Stampin up holiday extravaganza bella blossoms silver

The Bella Blossoms large flower was heat embossed in black on Stampin' Up!'s Brushed Silver card stock.  Hmmm . . . where have I seen that metallic card stock before?   Click here for my example using Brushed Gold card stock.  Tr?s chic!

The corners were cropped with a Ticket Corner Punch and the panel was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals on Basic Black.   TIP:  Before adhering the silver layer, I used a paper piercing template and a needle to precisely place the brads on the black card stock.

November Sketch - Final
The layout for this card is from this week's Our Creative Corner sketch challenge.  I used a Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder with Real Red card stock, to rev up the background.  A simple rub-on sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Chit Chat Rub-Ons (Rub-Ons Sale Ends Nov. 30) combined with these festive colors are all that's needed to say "holiday!"

Stamp Set:  Bella Blossoms (111596)
Paper:  Brushed Silver (100712), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Heat Tool (100005), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder, Paper Piercing Template and Needle (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit, 104310)
The Perfect Touch:  Real Red Brads (Bold Brights Brads, 106957), Red Gingham Ribbon (104827), Black Embossing Powder (109133), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804)

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Stampin up holiday extravaganza bella blossoms combo 2

Want the details for the easiest custom envelope ever?  Lauren Meader has done all the math and shares her incredibly easy formula here.  She (and I) used a Scor-Pal.  However, the scores are very basic and could be accomplished using a bone folder (with careful measurements) or the scoring blade with Stampin' Up!'s Paper Cutter (104152).  The Scor-Pal makes it much faster and more precise.

Stampin up holiday extravaganza bella paper
The perfect touch?  TIP:  I created my own designer paper for the envelope in less than 60 seconds by using the small Bella Blossoms flower stamp and a random pattern.

Stamp Set:  Bella Blossoms (111596)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
Ink:  Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Scor-Pal

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Bella blossoms


  1. Elegant! I enjoy the rich colors so much… You out did yourslef. Smiles 🙂

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for playing.

  3. Gorgeous card…I read in the comments that it was your birthday, so Happy Birthday to you!!

  4. Happy Happy Birthday Mary!!! Love the red silver and black combo – so elegant looking! Love the envelope – thanks for the tip!

  5. Cindy Lawrence

    Mary, your card and envie are STUNNING!!!! I just broke down and ordered this set…couldn’t resist any longer! 🙂 Happy, Happy Birthday to you, my friend!!!!!!!! Hope it was FABULOUS!

  6. This is gorgeous! Love the colors. Great job as always!!
    Happy Birthday to you! I hope you had a wonderful day.

  7. I love the red and silver together – you have made a beautiful card!

  8. Grace Lange-Way

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY! I too just read on Kween Bee that it was your birthday. Next year how about a few weeks notice so we can make YOU some cards! LOL Hope it was a wonderful day!

  9. Very nice Mary. I love this set…don’t have it yet, but will soon.

  10. Hey, Mary; I just read that it’s your birthday today! Happy Birthday to YOU! And, don’t peek at Kween Bee’s blog today….LOL


    Your card is stunning! I hope you have a great birthday. Take care.

  12. Happy Birthday Mary! Have a great day!

  13. colleen kramer

    How very elegant! The matching envelope is such a nice touch, too!

  14. Cute card! TFS on sharing how to make an envelope to match.

  15. colleen kramer

    How very elegant! Love the detailed envelope, too!

  16. The black/red combo look fab-u-lous together!

    I am not sure I can make the envelopes though. All that measuring-minus a scor pal! yikes!!:]

  17. This is just gorgeous!!! Very elegant! I love the embossed bella! Thanks for sharing:)

  18. What a gorgeous note card; it could be used for so many different occasions! And the heat embossing makes it that much more striking.

  19. O.K., this is getting scary. I,(newbie), was just getting ready to try to figure out how to make an envelope and how to use brads. This morning I opened my email, and there were the answers! Lesson learned, always check with Mary first, she knows everything. And I do mean everything!! Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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