Stampin’ Up! Petals and Peacocks Celebrate You!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’re enjoying it so far.

We’re replacing the leach field on our septic.  So – yea.  Good times! 😉

My card today is a fun one that uses a few free goodies from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration flyer.  Namely, the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, a sentiment from the Celebrate You Thinlits and some Bubbles & Fizz DSP.  And – I pulled a beautiful die from the Petals & More Thinlits in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  Take  a look-see:

The layout was sort of loosely inspired by the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week.

And the color scheme is from the Color Throwdown

I started with a piece of Peekaboo Peach paper from the Tutti Frutti DSP and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the front of my Peekaboo Peach card base.

The center strip is from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP (free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration), matted on Smoky Slate with Fast Fuse, and adhered to the card front.  I wrapped a piece of Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the whole card front, securing it on the front with a couple of Glue Dots.

I cut a banner in Whisper White – bannerizing the end with my Banner Triple Punch – and giving it faux stitches with my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker.  My sentiment is from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set (Free with a $50 purchase) and the Celebrate You Thinlits (free with a $100 purchase).  I inked just “Beautiful” in Basic Gray Archival Ink and stamped it on the banner.  Then I inked and stamped “Friend” below it – leaving room for the Celebrate You thinlit die cut.  Which is cut from a piece of Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the large feather image from the Beautiful Peacock in Bermuda Bay on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I added the body of the peacock in Basic Gray and fussy cut the whole thing.  On another piece of Whsiepr White, I stamped another peacock body in Basic Gray and fussy cut it – then popped it over the stamped one with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I also stamped some feathers in Pool Party on Whisper White and in Bermuda Bay on Pool Party and fussy cut them.  Finally, I cut one of the large and lovely leaves from the Petals & More Thinlits in Vellum card stock.

I started building the Beautiful Peacock by adhering the Vellum leaves with some Liquid Glue – then adding the feathers and the peacock himself.

To finish it off, I colored three White Perfect Accents with my Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend and adhered them to the card front. On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Beautiful Peacock in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  I added some faux stitches with my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I added some more feathers in Pool Party and stamped-off-once Pool Party.

I added another little White Perfect Accent colored in Bermuda Bay, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into the Peekaboo Peach card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Beautiful Peacock feathers in Pool Party and a White Perfect Accent on the front…

…and I added more of the Tutti Frutti DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Beautiful Peacocks…Petals & More…and Celebrate You Thinlits.  See how well they work with each other – and the Tutti Frutti and Bubbles & Fizz DSPs really just pull it all together, don’t they?  Hope you like!




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Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

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So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

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Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for DSP strip on card front) 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 1″ x 4″ (sentiment)

Mthys & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper: Celebrate You Thinlits die cut sentiment

Pool Party Card Stock:  Beautiful Peacock fussy cut feathers

Bubbles & Fizz DSP: 2″ x 5 1/2″ (DSP strip on front)

Tutti Frutti DSP:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″(card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix  

On Friday my cleaning lady came.  Those are my fave days of the week!  She leaves and the house smells fresh and clean (cuz it IS fresh and clean!) and I didn’t have to do it!

Bonus! 🙂

However, near the end of her time here, I had to do a telecom with my boss and several other folk.  So – I went into the back bedroom and shut the door.

Not without my velcro dog, though.

So the telecom took a while.

Finn dealt with it the same way I would have LIKED to deal with it.

Every once in a while he’d look back over his shoulder at me – like…”done yet?”

I’d just shake my head.

Right back to snoozing with a big dog-sigh.

Yea.  Me, too, bubby – me, too.  😉




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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Petals and Peacocks Celebrate You!

  1. Karen Ksenakovic

    Great card. You always are able to get the perfect DSP to go together. I want your secret. Love the colors together too.

    • Well, thank you for that, Karen! I think I just get lucky! And it helps that the SU papers are so versatile and coordinated. Makes it easier! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card Mary! Love the colors and the layering, such a great design!! Yep, Finn deals with boring stuff the same way that I do. 😉

    • Right? Just begs to be napped thru! Oh to be a dog with an attentive staff who will sit thru the boring stuff to make the money to buy the dog food/treats/bones/collars/beds/etc etc etc to keep me comfy and happy! 🙂 Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Kate

    Leach field, eh? Houses and cars. Ain’t it grand?
    So, velcro-Finn helps where he can. Moral support worth a lot!!!
    And duck-duck-goose shows up again…on a card anyway. Nice.

  4. You are fortunate to be able to work from home and I’m sure you can talk to them while you are making a card 🙂 That would be a feat, wouldn’t it! I love the way you put the layers together and the colors. Peekaboo Peach is my least favorite color of all the SU colors, but you have turned it into beautiful using the Tutti Fruiti DSP. Great job. Ugh, leach fields!! Finn’s a sweetheart even while napping.

  5. Susan K

    Your layers make that card so pretty. I’m going to have to try more of those! Love Finn’s patience.

  6. This is a VERY lovely card. Your layers are great and I agree with Karen K that you have a knack for putting together different stamp sets and papers to come up with gorgeous cards. AND, I don’t believe in luck. You are more of an artist than you think.

  7. Great design! Love how you showed off the fabulous peacock image here. Thanks for joining us for this week’s Color Throwdown!

  8. What a great card! I love that peacock and the beautiful sentiment! The inside of the card is so lovely as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. bhholcombe

    So pretty! I love the sparkly sentiment! I’m so glad you joined us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  10. Oh wow! this is a truly beautiful card with fabulous layering and wonderful image. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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