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Poinsettia Peace

Did you know that September 21 is the International Day of Peace?   What is the International Day of Peace?  The UN General Assembly has declared that the 21 of September is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.  I wish there wasn't a need for a day of peace and we lived in a peaceful world.  I know that is naive but I still wish it were our reality. 

The International Day of Peace is the festivity we are honoring for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0092.  To play along with our challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo List which features items inspired by the festivity.


We would love for you to participate in the challenge and you can read all about the challenge here and enter your project here.


I used leaves, white, and die cut from the Inspo List.  The dies I used are the Poinsettia Dies.   These dies coordinate with the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  If you look closely at the picture you will see that there is some embossed lines on the poinsettias and the leaves.  There are dies that cut the shape and another that embosses.  The dies nest so you can cut and emboss with one pass through the die cutting machine.


I have taped the dies that cut and the dies that emboss together to make it quicker and easier.  Here you can also see that there are 3 sizes of poinsettia petals and 2 sizez of leaves.  


I used the Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Specialty Paper which is a Sale-A-Bration choice (FREE with aa qualifying order).   It adds a nice sparkle to the card.  If you are wondering where the "peace" is from, it is a long ago retired die set from Stampin' Up!  I do not keep too many retired things but this die set (Christmas Greetings) was one I had to keep.  After all we all need some good die cut words.   In the centers of the poinsettia I used a cluster of three red gems from the Wonderful Gems.  These gems come in clear and red and both contain gold glitter flecks in them.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for the challenge.

FF #0092 International Day of Peace

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert that's me!

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters



Join me and 12 talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on September 17 and 18 for our second stamp camp featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite!
About this Event
Are you ready for 13 amazing projects featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Suite?
Your Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Whimsy & Wonder Product Collection - includes the Whimsy & Wonder Bundle (stamp set and dies), Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and Wonderful Snowflakes.
  • Make and Takes* for 13 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating.
  • YouTube videos for each of the projects for your reference
  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!

*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not part of  your bundle.

*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Snowflakes from your purchased suite.

*Your kit will include card stock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting. 

I hope you join in the fun with us! This is such a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!

Registration is now open and ENDS September 5th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by September 9th. 
How do you register for the event?
Simply head to my online store ( use Host Code GECFPUU7) and purchase the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (Item 156276 - $80.25 or an equivalent amount of product $80.25 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already got the suite. Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!  You will earn a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice (Level 1) with your order.  Use of the Host Code GECFPUU7 will let me know you are registering for the Whimsy and Wonder stamp camp.



September Stamp of the Month Projects… To Go!

The September stamp of the month is Nature’s Harvest (pg 54-56 of the Mini Catalog). The To Go projects use both the Nature’s Harvest stamp set and the Harvest Dies aka the bundle (156813).  Having the Harvest Dies will make it easier to complete the projects but not necessary for the projects. What comes in your To Go kit?  All the cardstock,  DSP, embellishments and a link to the tutorials to make your projects (3 cards and a box to hold your cards).  Watercolor pencils (asst 1), Early Espresso ink pad,  Bumblebee ink pad, Stazon ink pad, Tuxedo Black Memento pad, Blending Brush or sponge, Water Painter or paintbrush, and a Blender pen were also used on the projects. These items and adhesives are not included with the To Go projects. 

To register all you need to do is place an order for $40 using the Host Code 66Z9UMFU on my online store-place link here  before the15th of the month.  Your project kit will be mailed  to you on or before the 22nd of the month.  The Host Code is how I will know you want the Stamp of the Month Projects to go. You will need the stamp set to complete the projects.    

Questions ? Please contact me  at  [email protected]



Melva Peters

Stunning card Sharon!

Kim Baker

What a pretty card Sharon!

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Gorgeous card, Sharon. I love the embossed veins in the poinsettia die cuts. Oh and that wonderful glittery paper adds such a festive touch. I just love it!

Melanie Hungerford

How beautiful Sharon, the white poinsettias look stunning over the sparkly strips!

Ann Wilcox Schach

Beautiful, Sharon! I love the layout! The Be Dazzling paper adds just the right amount of sparkle. If I was the recipient of this card, it would be's that gorgeous!

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