How to Create an Easy Elaborate Card and Blog Candy

It’s been a while since I did a tutorial on a decorative fold, so I thought I would share this one.  A funny story about this tutorial is that I shot it over 2 months ago, and just discovered that it never got posted.  How could I do that, you ask.  Well, there are times that I shoot 3 tutorials in one week, then get it gets filed under my “tutorial” folder, and there it sits.

My stamp, from I Brake for Stamps, is nestled into my space.  How would you like to have this stamp?  Just leave me a comment and tell me how you would use this stamp, and your name will be entered into my draw.

While growing up, my mom had this poem on her closet door, so under her guidance, I became a lover of this Serenity Prayer verse.

Supplies:  Cuttlebug folder, decorative trim (I used K&Co trim), cardstock, adhesive

Create an A2 card by cutting cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

Score at 4 1/4″

Place Cuttlebug folder on top of the front of the card and run through Cuttlebug.

On the card front, cut 1″ to 1 1/2″ off the edge of the card.  On the back of the card, add decorative strip so that it is visible when you close the front of your card.

View of  the inside of the card.

For a complete index of my tutorials, please visit my two pages.

Posted on : Nov 02 2010
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

25 People have left comments on this post

Nov 2, 2010 - 07:11:09
Adriane C said:

Since I am a substance abuse counselor the Serenity Prayer is very meaningful to me. I have friends that are in recovery and I send them cards on their sober anniversary and this what I would use this stamp for. Thanks for keeping such a great blog!

Nov 2, 2010 - 08:11:35
Cynthia M said:

Hi Beth
I LOVE this prayer!! We had a framed copy of this over our kitchen table growing up and I used to read it every morning while I ate breakfast. I think I had it memorized before I even knew how to tie my shoes.
I have a 13 year old and a 12 year old daughter, with a 10 year old one not far behind. We are starting to go through all the school and life “growing pains” that accompany adolescence. This would be such a beautiful prayer for them to read when they open their lunch at school and find an unexpected card from Mom in with their lunches! Please enter my name into the draw. And thank you for sharing all your wonderful tutorials and talents with us!
Have a great day and God Bless,
Cynthia <

Nov 2, 2010 - 09:11:19
K Hutchinson said:

Your card is gorgeous! I love how elegant it is! You totally ROCK at tut! xox

Nov 2, 2010 - 10:11:39
Elaine Allen said:

Beth –

This is just such a beautiful card. And it is surprisingly easy to put together. I can see me using this card style for quite a number of different occasions. As for the stamp, it is a beautiful prayer and I love the way it is layed out. My brother-in-law is a recovering alcholic who has been sober for 5 years now. He is very diligent in attending AA and one of his favorite quotes is the serenity prayer. He is an avid reader and I think this would be perfect to make a bookmark for him. I also think that this stamp is a good one to use for anyone who needs just that little bit of prayer to get them through the day.
Thank you so much for the great tutorial Beth. I will most definitely be using this style.

Elaine Allen

Nov 2, 2010 - 01:11:40
Sandra said:

very nice!

Nov 2, 2010 - 04:11:44
Maryann W said:

I’m guessing that those on the weekly prayer list of our church, whether they’ve heard the prayer before or not, could not help but be touched by the beautiful calligraphic (is that a word?) layout. Who of us can’t use those words every day!

Nov 2, 2010 - 09:11:29
Elaina Larsen said:

I am a caregiver for my mom who is 82. I have to stay at the house with her and do not get out much. I have just started rubber stamping and card making. The cards that I do not keep for myself or send to my limited friends, I donate to the various nursing homes around my city (Memphis TN). I am sure they would love seeing this beatiful stamp and enjoy reading the senerity prayer.

Nov 2, 2010 - 09:11:21

I’ve always loved that sentiment. I remember how it made so much sense the first time I read it. If I had this stamp, I would likely create something that I could hang on the wall in my studio so I could look at it all the time and reflect on it’s message. I’d also make a card for my folks who are Christian ministers. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

– Gitana, the Creative Diva

Nov 2, 2010 - 09:11:06
Sue D said:

I think it would be neat to frame this poem to be a source of encouragement. This would be a great gift idea. I also have a church card ministry and we could use this stamp to make cards of encouragement.

Nov 2, 2010 - 09:11:28
Myrna said:

This is such a stunning card. Not only for the wonderful gold and black but The Serenity Prayer is something I have lived by for well over 40 years. We all are in need of those calming words no matter where our lives lead us.
You have done an exquisite job.

Nov 2, 2010 - 09:11:59
Dianne said:

I would love to have this stamp, first of all for myself, and the fact that I have had to live through the suicide of my son, and for an in-law, who struggles with alcohol abuse.

Nov 2, 2010 - 09:11:40
Jocelan Perry said:

I love your blog,and your tutorials.
If I had that stamp I would stamp and add layers to put in a frame so I could have it in My stamp room.

Nov 2, 2010 - 09:11:47
Diana said:

One of my absolute favorite prayers…… the card.

Nov 2, 2010 - 10:11:52
Patti J. said:

We had this framed in our dining room. We lost it when the house burned to the ground. I think I would use it to make a framed wall art for us, and one for each of our grown children. Thanks for the chance to win, and for the wonderful tutorial! Great card!

Nov 2, 2010 - 10:11:59
Sallyann Mettler said:

Having just lost both of my parents in the last few months I have come to know the value of words spoken through sympathy cards. I would use this stamp on sympathy cards because it meets all the needs of a grieving family.

Nov 2, 2010 - 10:11:38
Maggie M said:

I would use this stamp to create special cards for two of my sisters who have/are struggling with alcoholism. I have been through so much with them (as have our parents) that I often create cards, small albums or pretty collage art for them to show my continued support of their effort(s) to stay sober. Having this wonderful stamp would enable me to create beautiful cards and other paper projects for others as well, as we can all benefit from the Serenity Prayer.

Nov 2, 2010 - 10:11:17
Maggie M said:

I also want to thank you for the terrific tutorials. I don’t have a Cuttlebug, but I’m thinking I might be able to re-create your lovely card. I have been enjoying all of your tutorials and thank you for your time and effort in creating them and sharing them with us. Hugs, Maggie

Nov 2, 2010 - 11:11:22
Lisa P said:

I love the saying on the stamp. I think it would look great on the cover of an altered composition book. The card is beautiful! Thanks

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Nov 3, 2010 - 04:11:11
Viv said:

Awww Beth! This is so beautiful. It immediately brought to mind my breast cancer battle. Your choice of colours is absolutely perfect and would be an amazing card for a woman OR a man struggling with their own battle.
It would be an ideal card to mass produce and donate to the cancer hospital I attended for radiotherapy.
You surpassed yourself with this inspirational card! xxx

Nov 3, 2010 - 11:11:17

Fabulous tutorial and a beautiful card! TFS!!

Nov 3, 2010 - 08:11:46
Chris said:

Hi Beth! This is a great tutorial and I’m glad you found it in your folder and share it with us all. The embossing on the black card looks so elegant and I love the sentiment stamp you used, very wise words indeed. Hope you’re well. Chris x

Nov 4, 2010 - 08:11:46
rache said:

thanks so much for the inspiration. You make it look so easy.
God bless you.

Nov 4, 2010 - 09:11:55
Beth Ullman said:

Beautiful my friend and as always a fab tutorial.

Nov 29, 2010 - 02:11:29
Dianne said:

the original winner did not claim it? who was it? I never saw the original winner. I will be so sad if it was me and I missed it.
Congrats to the new winner!

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