Prized Peonies with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

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I have shared a number of cards using the Prized Peony Stamp set, today I share how great the images are for coloring with Stampin’ Blends and used the coordinating Peony Dies to cut my flowers and leaves as well as to add a very feminine scalloped edge to one of the layers.

The greetings in this stamp set cover sympathy, love and thanks, friendship and ‘thoughts’ ~ all very useful ones to have in your stash!

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Field of Flowers ~ Sweet and Simple Card

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From time to time I set myself a challenge to use paper and ink, one embellishment and one tool. Today is one of those days, the card is very straightforward but has as much impact as it would if I had used ‘the whole store’ to create it 🙂 #simplestamping

I just love the big “always” in the Field of Flowers Stamp Set – which also has a number of additional phrases to meet the most occasions. Today I have chosen to use the ‘thinking of you’ to finish my card.

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1 Card 2 Occasions ~ Peony Garden ~ Panel Card

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I am having a bit of a ‘thing’ with the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper – the soft florals in Basic Grey, Grey Granite, Petal Pink and Whisper White are just gorgeous, so much so  I designed my July on-line class around this decorative paper.

I call this a ‘panel card’ because it is made up of several panels, showcasing several different designs, the paper takes up the entire design, with the Many Mates Stamp Set for the greetings. I also wanted to show that you could use the same design to meet multiple occasions by just changing out the greeting.

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Perennial Essence Vellum ~ Thinking of You

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Happy May Day! I have a very simple card to share today – featuring a couple of products that will be retiring at the end of the month, The Perennial Essence Vellum Card and the Whisper White 1/4 Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

During May I will be sharing projects made with retiring products – they are still available while stocks last up to June 2nd and you can find links to them at the bottom of this post.

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Peaceful Poppies with Painted Labels Dies – any occasion card

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Tucked away in the corner of page 25 of the 2020 Mini Catalog are the Peaceful Poppies Elements, a pack full of little gems ~ die cut printed accent pieces ~ some are printed in full color, others are printed on watercolor paper and vellum, perfect for coloring and them some black ‘tone-on-tone’ embossed pieces – probably over a 100 different elements to build beautiful cards.

I chose to pair some of them with pieces cut from Basic Black card using the Painted Labels Dies – giving a big bold centerpiece for my card today.

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Welcome to the Team – Thoughtful Blooms Card

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A couple of weeks ago I had one of my lovely customers decide to join my team as a hobby demo – so she could take advantage of the discount when buying her goodies – I wanted to give her a personal thank you for making that decision and gave her a package of goodies along with a hand-made card!

Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to join Stampin’ UP! as a demonstrator, there are extra goodies offered as well as the usual great deal of choosing $125 worth of any goodies in the the catalogs for just $99.  When I joined around 9 1/2 years ago it was one of the best decisions I have ever  made (after marrying my husband, of course 🙂 )  If you scroll down the post a little further there is a link that will take you straight to more details.

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Winter Woods with a bit of Masking

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The weather here in North Texas can swing from warm to chilly cold at this time of year.  The last couple of days have been chilly cold and remind me very much of the weather in the UK where I was born.  To be honest it is not as cold as it would be this time of year in the UK but after 18 years living in this part of the world I think my blood has thinned down and I feel the cold far more keenly!

So today’s card reminds me a little of the winters back ‘home’ but at the same time it is a very peaceful and restful card using the Winter Woods Stamp Set and a masking/sponging technique.

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Breast Cancer Courage Card

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I, as many of you, have friends that have either gone through this journey or maybe currently walking the path,  so this is my card to honor each and every one of them.

This design would work very well for any other the other ‘courage’ ribbons – simply change out the colors to the appropriate one.

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Rooted in Nature ~ Thinking of You

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Today’s card is one my ladies made in a recent Card Buffet – I get a lot of requests for ‘Get Well’, Sympathy and the like so I figure that ‘Thinking of You’ covers all those bases!  The Rooted in Nature stamp set is one I go to a lot – mainly because I just love that little cluster leaves stamp, and my colors are quite muted and not too jazzy so I think it would make a great guy card with a little change in the greeting.

Check out the links below for other cards made with this set.

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