Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer – Peaceful Painted Poppies Birthday Card

Good morning, my peeps!  I’m back early on a Saturday morning for week-two as a Guest Designer at the Just Us Girls Challenge!

When I saw our challenge, I took it as a clear sign that it was time for a good ole collage card.  So, I decided this would be a good week to go all-in with the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments bundles.  And I do mean…ALL in!  Take a look-see:

And – here’s the challenge we’re bringing you this week!

I hope my card will inspire you to get crafty and come on over to play with the Just Us Girls challenge!  Looking forward to seeing what you create!

I also used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for some inspiration!

I started with some of the pretty striped paper from the Painted Poppies DSP and matted it on Basic Black for the card front.  I used a different – solid green – pattern for the vertical stripe – also matted on Basic Black and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I matted a piece of Whisper White on Basic Black and added the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Poppy Parade ink.  Then I adhered the panel onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next, it was time to “grow” some flowers!  First, I used the splatter image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo all over a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Then I cut two solid flowers from the stamped card stock using the Poppy Moments Dies (which is bundled with the Peaceful Moments stamp set).  I cut two outline flowers from Poppy Parade and adhered them to their flowers with Liquid Glue.

I cut several solid leaf shapes from Old Olive vellum – found in the Perennial Essence Vellum Pack (annual catalog).  The detail leaves are cut in Mossy Meadow.  I again used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces together.

I cut a few rosebuds from the stamped Flirty Flamingo and their stems from some of the dark green paper in the Painted Poppies DSP (same paper that I used on the vertical strip).

With all the pieces and parts built – it was time to build the collage.  So…I laid it all out…

When I was happy with it I took the photo (above), then I picked up the “top” flower – and took another picture.

From there, I assembled the collage using Liquid Glue.  I adhered the bow – which is two lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine – with a Glue Dot.

Then I added the final flower with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Basic Black flower centers (cut with the dies in the Poppy Moments Dies) with Liquid Glue and some gold sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequin Assortment and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a second Peaceful Moments sentiment in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White panel.  I added the Painted Poppies two-step flower images in Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo.  A single gold Peaceful Poppies Sequin finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Painted Poppies flowers on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay, y’all – how gorgeous is this double-bundle Suite?!  The colors and the dies and and and…. simply stunning!  Painted Poppies – with its Painted Labels dies – provide the images and the Peaceful Moments set with its Poppy Moments Dies adds sentiments and a plethora of die-cut florals for all your projects!  I hope you like!

So – PSA!  I’ll be live tonight at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to make a fun little card using the new Beautifully Braided bundle.  Take a sneaky peek!

Hope you’ll be able to join me!  🙂

Tonight.  Right here.  7pm Eastern!







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Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Poppy Moments die cut flowers

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for DSP strip); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sentiment panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Flirty Flamingo and Mossy Meadow Card Stock; Perennial Essence Vellum:  Poppy Moments Die cut flowers and leaves

Peaceful Poppies DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP strip on front); Poppy Moments Die cut “stems”; envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

On Fridays – a thing happens that both Finn and I LOVE.

For very different reasons.

Finn – because of the treats.

Me?  Because of the clean, fresh-smelling house that happened without my help! 🙂

Yep – Friday is….Miss Sonya-Day!

And – Finn absolutely knows -“Miss Sonya is here”.  He flies to the house from wherever we are to say hello and get the treats she always brings!  🙂

The downside – for him – is that he (I) has to pick up his toys on Friday morning, where they have to stay until she’s done mid-afternoon.

They go in the “toy bed” and he patiently-ish waits until it’s okay to start pulling them back out!

He peruses them all.  Paws at them a bit – to seperate them and remind himself of how many he has (it’s a lot!).

Then – with one last pass – he picks THE one that will do for a few minutes.

Looks like Mr. Zombie made the cut today!

Won’t be a minute – they’ll all be strewn hither and yon across the living room.

Exactly.  Like.  A.  Toddler. 😉


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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer – Peaceful Painted Poppies Birthday Card

  1. Gerri K

    WOW!!! This card is Beautiful!! Stunning!! So much detail. Your collage cards are amazing. This set is on my wish list.
    And Finn – so well behaved!! My dogs pull their toys out of the toy basket almost as soon as I put them in. Actually, not true… only the little yappy dog does that. The bigger one can’t be bothered. lol

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – he don’t need no stinkin’ toys! 🙂 Thank you, Gerri – I really do love making these kinds of cards! 🙂

  2. Wow…did you achieve dimension or did you achieve dimension? Neither, you achieved DIMENSION!! Your creation is beautiful and I like that you showed the steps with picture taking. Of course, pics of Finn and his antics are always appreciated.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – it was smack in my wheelhouse, for sure! My very favorite kind of card! Thank you so much! 🙂

  3. Beautiful card! The colors and layering are perfect! Yep…just like a toddler or an adult boy who fails to notice his toys all over the living room too. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – I suspect he’ll do the same when he’s 8… 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  4. c

    A beautiful arrangement of poppies, Mary! All the more special in seeing it when the temperatures here are freezing!

    • stampsnlingers

      Like Spring on a card! Thanks so much, Carol – try to stay warm! 🙂

  5. Susan K

    Beautiful card! I love the layers and wish I had that talent!
    Finny does have a lot of toys! Of course, if the cats’ toys were all in one place, they might have that many, but I have no Miss Sonya-Day! LOL!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a developed talent, Susan! And a deep and abiding love of STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS!! LOL!! I LOVE Miss-Sonya-Day! 😉

  6. Vicki Dutcher

    I am totally loving the color scheme of this gorgeous card! You did awesome!

  7. macimbalo

    So pretty all the layers and colors – stunning! So happy to have you guesting with us this month!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – it’s been fun and I’ve appreciated the warm welcome! 🙂

  8. What a gorgeous card, Mary. I love the color combination and all the wonderful details.

  9. What a fantastic card! I love those flowers! The colors are amazing as is al those wonderful layers! Great job!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Maria! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  10. Debbie

    Absolutely gorgeous!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Debbie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  11. I think you ‘nailed it’ when you said – all in Mary. What an amazing and beautiful layered card you created here. So much to look at. Stunning especially the colours of those flowers. You Rock!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Ina! I surely appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  12. Such a gorgeous card!

  13. scrapperatheart

    The colors, the flowers and the layers are incredible! Loving this card! Well done!!!

  14. Such a beautiful composition with all of that awesome layering! Way to rock this challenge!

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