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.


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.