2020 Prized Peony

Prized Peony

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week we have a sketch challenge.  


I looked through my DSP (Designer Series Paper) to see what paper would work for this sketch,  so many choices.  I decided on the Peony Garden DSP.


I also pulled out the Prized Peony bundle.  Love this peony.  Peonies are one of my very favorite flowers.  I used  Cherry Cobbler and Real Red Stampin' Blends to color the flower and Old Olive for the stem and leaves.  If you are wondering I stamped the image in Basic Gray ink instead of Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I wanted it to look a little softer.  


The frame was cut in Basic Gray CS using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The tag is from the Hydrangea dies and the sentiment is from the Hydrangea Haven set.  I like this little tag and using this sentiment allows me to use this card for lots of different occasions.  

Thank you for stopping by and below I have listed all the supplies used.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.

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Prized Peony You Made my Day

Hi!  Happy you stopped by.  It is Thursday which means it is time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  We are back to our rotation between sketch and color challenges.  This week it is a sketch challenge.


I had to pull out my Prized Peony bundle.  Can you believe I haven't used it in 2 weeks!  I know, it is kind of shocking.   Before I forget here is the sketch.


The card base is Basic Black and I used 2 patterns from the Peony Garden DSP.   Love that paper for both the beautiful peony images and the more subtle  designs.  I think I have done this before but I love the peony against the Basic Black circle.  I usually use Whisper White but the Basic Black is very dramatic and I think it really highlights the peony.  


To color the peony I used Petal Pink and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends for the flower and Old Olive for the leaves.  Did you notice the 2 gems?  They are the Petal Pink gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems.  


The sentiment is from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.  Love the font in this set and it  has a lot of great sentiments.  Below the sentiment  I added a small strip of Black Glitter paper (Aug-Dec mini catalog).  Love the little bit of sparkle.

Thank you stopping by and hope to see you again tomorrow,


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Prized Peony and Plaid Tidings DSP

We made it to Thursday, which means it is time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This is the last week we are casing the catalog.  The sample we are casing is on page 123 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalog.

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We are just days away from the debut of the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog so I am showing a few products that are featured in that catalog as well as some of my favorites from the 2020 Annual Catalog.


Can you spot what products are in the upcoming 2020 August-December Mini Catalog?   Here's a hint there are 2.  

Still loving the beautiful Prized Peony bundle.  The flower  was colored using Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends and then cut using the Peony dies. The sentiment is also from the Prized Peony stamp set and stamped on a Stitched Rectangle.  The Basic Black cs was embossed using the Scripty 3-D folder.  Just a little more texture to add to the card.  The pretty 3/8" Real Red satin ribbon is a returning favorite, it is soft and easy to tie.  


So, you have probably figured out that the 2 sneak peek items from the upcoming mini catalog are the black and white plaid paper and the pretty Real Red  gems.  The black & white plaid is from the Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" DSP.  I love all the plaids in the pack of paper but black and white is my very favorite.  The Real Red gems are part of the Wonderful Gems.  In this pack of embellishments you get 100 gems in 2 colors: clear and Real Red.  The gems come in 2 sizes and have a bit of gold glitter flecks in each gem.  Pretty and sparkly!

Just a quick reminder that Bonus Days are almost over!  Bonus Days end on August 3.  During Bonus Days you will earn a $5 coupon for every $50 (before shipping and tax), which you can redeem starting August 4th!  So don't miss out!





Prized Peony...Again!

Yes, it is another card using the Prized Peony bundle.  I reach for this set a lot, as you probably noticed.  

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This stamp is so pretty in black and white and also colored.  I started by stamping the peony with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I wanted to add some color and dimension to the card.  I stamped the peony on Whisper White card stock and did some quick coloring using Cherry Cobbler,  Real Red, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  I cut a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and attached it to the back of the cardstock, then ran it through the Die Cutting Machine.  The peony was then attached to the card front.  


The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature set.  It was embossed using White embossing powder on black cardstock and then fussy cut out.  I think the 2 elements, the sentiment and the peony being raised up makes the card a little more interesting.  The final little touch were the addition of  Red Rhinestones.  


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Remember that Bonus Days ends August 3rd!  For every $50 you purchase (before shipping and tax) during Bonus Days you will receive a $5 coupon you can use starting August 4 until August 31.  The August -December Mini Catalog goes live on August 4th so you can use your Bonus Days coupons for some fabulous products from the new mini catalog. 


ICS Blog Hop...Prized Peony

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Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are sharing our favorite bundles from the 2020 Stampin' Up!® Annual catalog.  Can I say it is impossible for me to truly say what my favorite bundle is? My favorite is usually the bundle I am currently playing with.  Right now I am stamping with the Prized Peony bundle so it is my favorite.


I think I am pretty clever cause you see how I also used part of another bundle?  Yup, I am tricky that way.  I used the Best Plaid Builder dies part of the Best Year bundle for the background.  The Best Plaid Builder dies are another favorite of mine and I use them a lot.  They are fun to use and you can just mix and match colors to suit your whim.  Here I used Vellum cardstock  and Petal Pink cardstock  to create the plaid.  Love how the vellum and Petal Pink just makes the plaid look soft and kind of dreamy.

I stamped the peony in Gray Granite ink and used a Blender Pen to color in the leaves and stem.   I didn't use any ink other than what was stamped. The flowers were colored using the Light Calypso Coral and the Petal Pink Combo Stampin' Blends.  


I added some Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon.  This ribbon is so pretty and has a subtle silver shimmer to it.  I also added some Elegant Faceted Gems.  These gems come in Clear, Petal Pink, and pearlescent white, 15 of each in 2 different sizes.  I used the smaller size on today's card.  The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White on a Stitched Rectangle in Basic Gray ink.  I used a post-it note to cover up the bottom part of the sentiment and then inked the stamp,  remove the post-it (very important step-ask me how i know) and then stamp it on the Whisper White cardstock.


Just a look inside the card showing another peony image from the set.  I used the same coloring tools as I used on the other peony.

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Deb Naylor has created for you!  I know you will love it!

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Prized Peony

I have been asked what stamp set/bundle is my favorite and I can say for today it is definitely Prized Peony!   Hahaha, you didn't think I was actually going to commit. 


This detailed peony image is so fun to color and it is a great size.  I used the Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin' Blends to color the image.  The image has a lot of shading on it which makes it easy to color.  I also used 3 Elegant Faceted Gems in Petal Pink to add just a little bit more to the card.  These pretty and new gems come in 3 colors, Clear, Petal Pink, and Pearlescent White.   They are not bright and sparkly more subdued and elegant.  


Do you see the small peony peeking out from the inside of the card? I stamped, colored and die cut it, to pretty up the inside of the card too!  

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Click here  and here for a few more samples using the Prized Peony bundle.  Thank you for stopping by and if you would like to purchase any supplies go to my online store or contact me and I would be happy to help you.

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Prized Peony

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  So excited to show you the sketch for the challenge and the card I made.


I saw the sketch and knew it would be perfect to use  the Prized Peony bundle.  After playing around with a couple of ideas I ended up not using the  Prized Peony stamp set just the Peony dies. 


The fabulous Peony dies not only cut out the stamped Peony images in the Prized Peony stamp set but also to create this paper peony.  At first the dies look a little intimidating but once you put together your first peony you will see how easy and really ingenious the dies are.  Here's a picture of the dies you will use.


All you need to do is insert the dies in the order as shown above in the previous petals opening.   You match up the bottom shape of each petal and glue  them or use a glue dot to secure them.  


I used Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride cardstock and sponged along the edges with Flirty Flamingo ink.  The leaves were made using Old Olive amd Mossy Meadow cardstock.  The peony is resting on a circle that was embossed using the Dainty Diamonds 3D folder.  It is a beautiful embossing folder.  


The sweet sentiment is from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.  Isn't it a beautiful font?  It just coordinates so well with the whole look of the card.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Peony Garden DSP pack.  

Thank you for stopping by!  If there is anything I can help you with please let me know.  I have linked all the products I used and a link to my online store below.  

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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...Prized Peony

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop,  #aWOWbloghop.  We have 24  stops on this  hop representing 13 different time zones (Midnight in Hawaii through 10 PM in New Zealand) in all of Stampin' Up's markets!  Thank you so much for joining us as we hop Around the World on Wednesday!

This month we are focusing on inspiration from the new 2020-21 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalog.  So many possibilities!  One of my very favorite things is the Peony Garden Suite, especially the Prized Peony bundle.  I really like that there are realistic stamp images and dies to cut them out and also dies that create a paper pieced peony.  Today's project focuses on the realistic stamp images.


On my project I used 2 of the 3 peony images in the Prized Peony stamp set.  The peonies were colored using Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  The leaves were colored using Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  

I love a black, white, and red color scheme.  When I saw the Best Plaid Builder dies I knew that it would be so fun to create black & white plaids with a floral pop of color.  I created the plaid using Basic Black and Vellum cardstock on a Whisper White card base.  It can be tricky attaching vellum to a card.  I used small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on all the end pieces and intersections of the Vellum and it is secure and not vey noticeable.


The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers set and is stamped on a oval from the Stitched Shapes dies.  I wanted to add something with a little sparkle and think the red rhinestone is perfect. I played around with other embellishments but finally settled on the single rhinestone.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Now it is time to  hop on over to see what the talented  Teri West has created.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid  - NZ

Tatiana Tobin - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Satomi Wellard - JA

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Manuela Geiswinkler - AT

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Mary Deatherage - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Cindy Schuster, Special Guest - US

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US- You are here!

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

Thank you for joining us as we hop Around the World on Wednesday!

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