Elegant Any Occasion Card for On the CASE

Would you like to make an elegant, yet surprisingly easy, any occasion card?  Then welcome to this edition of On the CASE with Ann & Nicole.

While I break down samples from current Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, my On the CASE partner, Nicole, is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe. Let the fun begin!

Elegant Any Occasion Card
Very Versailles Stamp Set
Annual Catalog Page 113
elegant any occasion card

Can you believe that all it took was this card, on page 112 of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog,  to sell me on the stamp set, Very Versailles?  It reminded of earlier  Stampin’ Up! sets which had an elegant, vintage feel.  I can’t wait to make more of this layout, and switch out the sentiment.  Now that I have figured out the measurements, the next one of these will be a breeze.  I hope you enjoy today’s On the CASE!

Colors of the Day

elegant any occasion cardStamp: Very Versailles
Paper:  Crumb Cake cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, 2-3/4″ x 3/4″),  Mint Macaron cardstock (3-1/4″ x 3/4″), Soft Suede cardstock (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″), Very Vanilla cardstock (3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 3/4″, 2″ x 2-1/2″)
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron
Other:  Layering Ovals dies, Subtle embossing folder, die cutting machine, paper snips, Metallic Pearls, Linen Thread, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Crumb Cake cardstock at 5-1/2″.  Crease and fold to form the card base.

2.  Emboss the front using the Subtle embossing folder.

3.  Ink the script image with Crumb Cake ink.  Line up the image on the bottom left side of the Very Vanilla cardstock, and stamp.  Ink again and stamp, this time stamp on the upper right side of the image.

4.  Ink the leaves in Mint Macaron. Stamp the image in the lower right corner (leaves positioned up).  Ink again, and stamp in the upper left corner (leaves positioned down).  Refer to the picture for placement.

elegant any occasion card5.  Adhere the strip of Mint Macaron cardstock 1-3/8″ from the top of the panel.

6.  Ink the script image in Crumb Cake and stamp onto the strip of Crumb Cake cardstock. Snip a “V” in each end.  Adhere on top of the Mint Macaron strip.

7.  Ink the border image in Crumb Cake and stamp across the upper right top of the Very Vanilla panel.  Ink it again, and stamp below the Mint Macaron/Crumb Cake strips of cardstock, once again on the right.

8.  Run a piece of Linen Thread above the Mint Macaron/Crumb Cake strips of cardstock. Adhere on the back of the Very Vanilla panel. Adhere the panel to Soft Suede cardstock. Then add this to the card base using dimensionals.

elegant any occasion card

9.  Ink the ornate label in Crumb Cake and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Fussy cut out and adhere on top of the Crumb Cake banner as shown.  Accent with a Linen Thread bow.

10.  Ink the sentiment in Crumb Cake in and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Cut out with the smallest Layering Ovals die.  Adhere on top of the ornate label using dimensionals.  Accent with two gold metallic pearls.

elegant any occasion cardIsn’t this such an elegant card?  Just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? And don’t forget to visit The Paper Player team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…



  1. Chris from Pella

    Love your take on this. Your colors are more of a pop, their card is too subtle for me.

  2. This card evokes such peacefulness. Love the color combo and the whole vibe!

  3. You CASED the card perfectly. Very pretty…….Love the color combination!

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