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Peony Dies

SU! Prized Peony and Peony Dies

Hi Everyone – hot this morning already and it’s not even 6 AM – ugh… One big advantage we have is shade in our back yard and often we have a breeze. We like being outside, and I may have said this before, but the sun does not do me any favors. My skin is fair and oh my, I burn in a heartbeat. No tanning for me! I just burn… Why am I telling you all this I wonder – hmmm.

Today’s card uses that awesomely handsome die cut peony that was an extra in yesterday’s post and I hope you like it.

Peony Dies
Forever Gold Laser- Cut Specialty DSP

Gosh, I’m sorry for the darkness of this photo… but you CAN see the peony. Please go back to review how I put it together in yesterday’s post. What I did differently is I gave it much more dimension by adding dimensionals between the layers. What a difference – love, love the finished product! Here’s a top view. The dimensionals are adhered only on one side, not both. I didn’t want the peony stuck, just ballooned a bit. Make sense? I also covered the peony in Wink of Stella 😏

Peony Dies

And what do you think of the background? Isn’t that Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP GORGEOUS! And you are so right, it isn’t gold… I flipped it to the other side, which is white.

Items needed to complete this project…

  • Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP
  • Peony Dies
  • Prized Peony stamp set
  • Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch
  • Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack – Whisper Whiter 1/2″ Faux Linen
  • Beauty Abounds stamp set – sentiments
  • Rococo Rose ink and cs
  • Pear Pizzazz cs – body of leaves, 3
  • Granny Apple Green cs – leaf shading, 3
  • Misty Moonlight cs – 2 panels
  • Thick Whisper White cs and regular Whisper White
  • Memento Black ink – butterfly

Here’s the how to..

Die cut the peony in Rococo Rose. Highlight in Whisper White Craft ink, then shade in various areas with Rococo Rose. Put the peony together and adhere with liquid glue at the bottom of each petal. Add dimensionals as shown to give the peony depth. Die cut a stamen from So Saffron and insert using liquid glue to adhere. Die cut the leaves as mentioned in the “items needed”. Use liquid glue, just a dot or two, to adhere the shading to the body of the leaf. Set these aside to prepare the card itself.

The card base is Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2. Adhere a panel of Misty Moonlight 4 x 5 1/4 to the card front and a panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 to the card inside. Adhere the laser cut panel with a bit of Stampin Seal just where the peony will be. Adhere the peony with liquid glue, then place the leaves before the glue dries, again using liquid glue. Curl the leaves just a bit to also give them dimension. Adhere a bow tied from the Whisper White !/2″ Faux Linen with a glue dot. This comes from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack.

Cut a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White, stamp the sentiment from Beauty Abounds stamp set in Rococo ink, trim the end with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Add three Elegant Faceted Gems to the label. Put dimesnionals on the label and add to the front of the card and trim the right end even with the card front. Neat!

The inside…

Prized Peony stamp set
Beauty Abounds stamp set

Stamp the sentiment first – this is done in Rococo Rose using the Beauty Abounds stamp set. Then stamp the peony in various places using the Prized Peony stamp set. Adhere to the Misty Moonlight panel and viola! Your card is complete…

The envelope..

Adhere a panel of the 2019-2021 In Color DSP to the envelope flap. Stamp the bubbles from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Rococo ink. Stamp the butterfly from the same set in Memento Black ink. Done done done…

Peony Dies
Beautfy Abounds stamp set
Prized Peony stamp set

This final picture looks as though the Misty Moonlight is some other color – it isn’t!!! Each time I make one of these peonies I fall in love with this set again. Sigh… so many beautiful sets in this catalog…

Today the PDF of the Aug~ Dec Mini Catalog goes live for demonstrators!!! (This used to be  called the Holiday catalog) I cannot wait to see what they are showing… interested in seeing those items yourself? Become a Demonstrator… and a hobby demo is perfectly fine too. To remain a demo means a set purchase limit for each quarter and that is so EASY to do. Give me a holler if you want to learn more.  And just for an extra incentive… when joining now, Stampin’ Up! is offering a FREE BUNDLE! Here’s a flyer to encourage you.


Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony, Peony Dies

Hello there!  Today’s card is another show-stopper (at least I think so) ~ the Peony Dies make it so simple! While I have created only one card, I have done two peonies 😏… When writing this post originally, I didn’t take photos of the step by step of putting these dies together, or some other things either. Since it was in my draft folder – I’ve revised a bit – so hope it isn’t too confusing!

Peony Dies

Supplies needed for this card:

  • Rococo Rose ink
  • Sponge dauber
  • Thick Whisper White (card base), Whisper White (panel overlay)
  • Prized Peony stamp set
  • Peony Dies
  • Positive Thoughts stamp set (sentiments)
  • Stazon black ink (sentiments)
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack ribbon – very vanilla
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Bumblebee cs for the stamen

I began by using the edge die from the Peony Dies to create this gorgeous border on Whisper White panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, and set it aside. The dies in this set make putting together the peony so easy – it’s four dies that decrease in size that simply slip into one another, and then the stamen goes in last.

Die cut the four parts for the peony out of Whisper White cs. Here are the four dies, smallest to largest.

Peony Dies

Using a sponge dauber, color each of the edges with Rococo Rose. At first I wanted to use Petal Pink or maybe Blushing Bride, but neither one suited ~ the Petal Pink was too light and the Blushing Bride, just no. Rococo Rose it was. TIP: When using the sponge dauber, go down the sides of each petal as well as along the top. AND… I slipped a piece of scrap into the slice of the paper to color the lower portion of each petal.

Peony Dies #2a
Peony Dies























Begin slipping in each petal making certain you have the coloring just the way you want it. It is MUCH easier to make adjustments  to the coloring as each petal goes together than if you try to do it later – just sayin’! Adhere the petals at the base as you go, with liquid glue. This next photo shows what points on the back side of the die cuts need to aligning.

Peony Dies #4a

The leaves are die cut from both Just Jade (background of the leaf) and Shaded Spruce for the detail portion. Adhere the peony with dimensionals, then add the leaves, adhering with liquid glue. When looking at the photo, notice I curled some of the leaves to make them three-dimensional. Leaves are never flat in nature!

Adhere the bow made from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Yes, it is very vanilla, but I love the look… kinda makes it look a bit country.

Peony Dies

For the inside… stamp the medium peony from Prized Peony stamp set in Rococo Rose. Stamp the sentiment in Stazon Black ink.

Prized Peony

For the envelope, stamp the medium peony all over the envelope flap, open ing the flap and letting the peony come into the main portion of the envelope. Then stamp again in the lower left corner. Stamping was done in Rococo Rose.

Peony Dies

Now… here is the completed 2nd rose: cs is Rococo Rose; White Craft ink for highlighting and Rococo Rose for shading. The stamen is Soft Sea Foam.

Peony Dies

Kinda fun to see the contrast from Whisper White cs to the Rococo Rose cs, isn’t it? Happy stamping, happy creating…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

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