My Thoughts Are With You

Seriously, when I look at these three bright colors together I don’t really like them, but then when I see them together with paper, inks and the beautiful Distinktive Prized Peony stamp, I love them! So bright and cheery with just enough of each color so none of them are overwhelming.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Magenta Madness Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Scalloped Strip: Magenta Madness Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 1 1/2″w with the Trim Die from the Peony Dies
Decorative Strip: Flowers for Every Season DSP 5 1/4″ h x 3/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: 
Bumble Bee Cardstock with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Attach the Background, Scalloped Strip and Colorful Strip using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Use the Daffodil Delight Blender Pen to color the Vellum Doilie and attach with Fine Tip Glue.
  5. Stamp the Large Flower with Leaves and Stems on scrap paper in Just Jade ink and die cut.
  6. Stamp the Large and Small Blossoms in Magenta Madness ink and die cut.
  7. Color in the flowers with light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend and the Stems and Leaves with a Blender Pen and the Just Jade ink. Pat the Just Jade Ink Pad with a block, to lift some color off. Then dip the Blender Pen into the ink and color the stems. Attach the two Blossoms with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Add a round of Linen Thread. Use a Mini Glue Dot, to adhere, if needed.
  9. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Die Cut and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Use a Daffodil Delight Blender Pen to color the Basic Rhinestone Jewels and attach to the card.
  11. So cheery!! Put it in the mail. Now.
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Design inspired by Connie Babbert.

Love & Thanks To A Dear Friend

Could this color combination get any prettier? The soft pinks combined with elegant peonies and are just gorgeous add a touch of green and I never thought I’d say it, pretty gray?! Really? But yes. Here it is.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Basic Gray 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ w x 4 1/4″ h
Background: Peony Garden DSP 5 1/2″ w x 4 1/4″ h
Stamped Layer: Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/2″h x 4 1/2″ w die cut down to 4 1/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: 
Pear Pizzaz Cardstock 1″ h x 2 1/2″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp the Flower and Leaves in Old Olive Ink on the Stamped Layer.
  4. Color in the Leaves and Stem with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends
  5. Die cut the Peony pieces with Petal Pink Cardstock (see diagram of dies), use sponge dobbers to apply color to edges in Flirty Flamingo ink, assemble (see Build a Peony details below) and adhere using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the Peony Blossom in Flirty Flamingo ink on Petal Pink Cardstock. Color in with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Cut out and adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  7. Tie a piece of Petal Pink Ribbon around Stamped Layer and attach using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Stamp Sentiment in Old Olive ink on Sentiment Layer and attach using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Done! Now send it to someone special.

Build a Peony

  • Die cut shapes 1-4 for your flower.
  • Die cut 5 for the flower pistil.
  • Die cut the 3 leaves and details.
  • Each of the flower dies has a slit in it and bumps (see yellowed circled sections) at the bottom. You insert a smaller layer into a larger layer, lining up the bumps and build from smallest to largest.
    • Insert #5 into the slit in #1.
    • Insert #1 into the slit in #2, line up the bumps and adhere together.
    • Insert #2 into the slit in #3, line up the bumps and adhere together.
    • Insert #3 into #4, line up the bumps and adhere. Please note the smallest section of #4 is the front and the larger is the back.

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Design inspired by the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.