Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I want to share a birthday card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle and the Peony Garden designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I colored a panel of the Peony Garden designer series paper with my Stampin’ Blends to create a background of yellow peonies. I colored the flowers with So Saffron and the leaves with Old Olive. I added touches of Light Calypso Coral to the centers. I colored a strip of the same paper to trim the bottom of the inside panel. I adhered the DSP panel to the front of a Gray Granite card base with Stampin’ Seal.

I cut a panel of Gray Granite card stock with a Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die and embossed it with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a small panel of Whisper White. I cut it out with a smaller scalloped rectangle die using the two step method so that it is shorter and I adhered it to the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I popped the layered embossed panel onto the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the large peony flower from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the flower with So Saffron, Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Peony Dies. I brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to add some glitter and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added a Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow and some Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off the card front.

I stamped three of the medium peonies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in So Saffron ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Basic Gray ink and trimmed the bottom with the colored strip of Peony Garden DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Coloring DSP with Stampin’ Blends gives a whole new look to the paper and gives you an opportunity to bring in a totally different color palette. Plus it’s relaxing fun – Why not give it a try?


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares – Sunday is the Last Day to Order!

The Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog are still available, but they’re filling up fast and the ordering deadline is on Sunday!! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Ordering deadline is August 2. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

We’re in the final days to to earn Bonus Days coupon codes! We’ll be able to start redeeming the coupon codes on Tuesday, August 4! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (embossed die cut panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut flower)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Sympathy Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a sympathy card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle. I paired it with gorgeous Peony Garden designer series paper to make a simple and elegant sympathy card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Using Stampin’ Seal, I adhered a panel of Peony Garden designer series paper to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. I cut a stitched rectangle frame with the 3rd and 4th largest Stitched Rectangle dies using Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the large peony flower from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony cling stamp set in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered the peony to the frame with dots of multipurpose liquid glue and popped the peony and frame on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in Versamark ink on Gray Granite card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the small die from the Tasteful Labels die and adhered it to the frame with liquid glue. I adhered a bow made with Gray Granite shimmer ribbon using glue dots and finished the card with three pink Elegant Faceted Gems.

I stamped the large peony flower from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in the corner of a Whisper White panel using Gray Granite ink after stamping off twice. I added a strip of the Peony Garden DSP to the bottom and adhered it to a Gray Granite mat and then to the inside of the card.

Sympathy cards are difficult, but the muted colors in the Peony Garden designer series paper makes an elegant card for solemn occasions.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gray Granite – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″” x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (frame), 3-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut peony)
  • DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Friendship Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. The Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle is one of the new sets in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I’ve grown peonies in my garden for several years now and they’re one of my favorite flowers. Last week, they started to bloom, but we had some severe storms over the last few days, so they aren’t so pretty anymore ☹️. So I’ll wait for them to bloom next year to get some pictures. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by cutting a panel of Gray Granite card stock with the pretty scalloped border die from the Peony Dies. This die cuts the scalloped border and embosses a loopy trim at the same time – it’s so feminine and pretty. I stamped the sweet friend sentiment by covering the parts of the sentiment stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony cling stamp set with tape before inking it up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After inking, I removed the tape (be careful because it can be very messy) and stamped the bottom of the Gray Granite panel. I adhered the stamped panel to a Peony Garden designer series paper panel and then to a Petal Pink mat with multipurpose liquid glue.

I die cut the leaves and flower parts with the dies from the Peony Dies from Whisper White card stock. I sponged the leaves with Mossy Meadow ink and then the adhered the leaves together. I colored the stamen with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and I used Petal Pink ink to sponge the flower sections. I made the ink most intense in the back of the flower and in the front section where you can see the inside of the petals.

I assembled the flower with multipurpose liquid glue on the lower edge of each petal. First I adhered the Daffodil Delight stamen to the smallest flower section and then applied the glue to the bottom and carefully slipped it into the next larger flower section, lining up the bottom edge. I repeated this until the flower was assembled. It sounds complicated, but it’s fairly easy because the bottom edges have curves that are pretty simple to line up. I adhered the leaves to the Gray Granite strip with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the flower with dimensionals on the top and multipurpose liquid glue on the bottom. I added three of the gorgeous Elegant Faceted Gems and a Gray Granite shimmer ribbon bow. I adhered the decorated panel to the front of a Petal Pink card base.

I stamped the medium peony from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony to the bottom of a Whisper White panel after stamping off and adhered a strip of the Peony Garden designer series paper to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle is so fantastic! The stamps are gorgeous and each image has a coordinating die so there is no need to fussy cut. There is a variety of sentiments that are really sweet and pretty and even a background stamp for adding texture. And finally the 3D die cut peony flower is absolutely amazing! It is definitely a set that you will want to add to your card making tool chest! And if you have been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, consider getting this as your FREE bundle this month!


Tomorrow Is The Last Day For My Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus!

In addition to all the other extra goodies Stampin’ Up! is offering, I am also announcing a DOUBLE Wildflower Points ordering bonus for orders placed through Tuesday June 9

In my Wildflower Rewards Program, you earn one Wildflower point for each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping). And when you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order from me valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you! With Double Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!

This offer ends on Tuesday June 9, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can also select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Gray Granite – 1/2″ x 4″ (sentiment banner)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 5″ x 6″ (die cut flowers and leaves)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: