Buttoned Up Ornate Thanks

Stampin Up Ornate Thanks Thank You Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I needed to send a thank you card this week and realized that all my thank you cards are very florally and feminine and that wouldn’t work.  So I set out to create a gender neutral card that could be sent to anyone.  Today’s card features the bold sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set along with a pattern from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper collection. Taking my cue from the DSP, I think the color palette of Gray Granite, Basic Black and Whisper White worked well and achieved my goal.

Materials & Measurements

  • Gray Granite card base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White card stock:  5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)


  • Stamp the sentiment in black ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder along the right side of the card front.  I used the Stamparatus to make sure I got a really dark image.
  • Dry emboss the Whisper White panel using the Subtles 3D embossing folder.
  • Cut a Basic Black border using a border from the Ornate Borders dies.  
  • Glue the black border to the embossed Whisper White panel and glue both to the left side of the card front, leaving a 1/4″ border from the card fold.

Stampin Up Ornate Thanks Thank You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Using the Layering Squares dies, cut 3 squares each from:  Gray Granite, Whisper White card stock and Peony Garden DSP.
  • Layer the squares and glue together to create 3 tiles.
  • Arrange the tiles in a cascading diamond pattern and glue to the Whisper White panel.

Stampin Up Ornate Thanks Thank You Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Initially, this is what the end result of the card was.  But it definitely needed something more!

Stampin Up Ornate Thanks Thank You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I added the black enamel embellishments to the center of each “diamond”.  That seemed to give the card the finishing touch.  These enamel dots are not from Stampin’ Up!.  I had them in my stash and I liked that they’re flat and easily mailable.  

  • Not sure I even needed to show the inside as it’s very simply embellished with a strip of DSP and Basic Black card stock glued to the left side of the Whisper White panel.  But it does add a little interest and leaves plenty of room for a thank you message.
  • It also coordinates nicely with the envelope.

Stampin Up Ornate Thanks Thank You Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

When I looked through my stockpile of cards, I realized that most are of the floral variety.  So I’ll be trying to create a few more like this that can be sent to anyone.  I do like that you can almost always find some non-floral patterns in most of the DSP collections that would jump start a card like this.


I’m truly appreciative of each and every order.  To show my appreciation, here’s what you’ll receive during the month of July…

This month’s free tutorials feature the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle…here’s the details.

Stampin Up Celebrate Sunflowers July Tutorials - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The projects in this tutorial consist of a Thank You card, a Unique Fold Gift Card Holder, Z Fun Fold Birthday card and a Post-It Note Holder all created using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.  Each tutorial is available as a PDF with step by step instructions and photos. And I’d love to share these with you.  Here’s how you can get them…

  • FREE with an online order of $50 or more (before tax & shipping).
  • Any order of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) will receive the FREE  tutorials as well as an additional 3D handmade gift featuring this bundle.
  • All (any size) online orders always receive a handmade card that can be repurposed.
  • If you’re a demo and do not wish to place an order, you can purchase the tutorial package for $10.00 by submitting payment via PayPal “send to a friend” option.  My PayPal address is romulhern@gmail.com.

More Good News from Stampin’ Up!….

For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) from July 1 – August 3, you’ll receive a $5 Bonus Day coupon that can be redeemed August 4 – 31.

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

An email address is required to receive Bonus Days coupon codes. 

Thanks very much for stopping by today.  Take care and stay well,





Product List

Ornate Thanks Bundle (English)


Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)


Ornate Borders Dies


Layering Squares Dies


Subtle 3D Embossing Folder


Peony Garden Designer Series Paper


Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Whisper White Medium Envelopes


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder


Heat Tool (Us And Canada)


Paper Trimmer


Multipurpose Liquid Glue



  1. Rosanne, I love this card a lot. Great colors and I like the geometric design. Have a blessed day.

  2. SHAZAM!!! Once again, you nailed it! This is just super – I love the texture…the clean and crisp shapes and the way the sentiment is placed….just a great card, again!!!!

  3. Fabulous card!!!

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