Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!!  And welcome to another edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop.  All our blogs go live at the exact same time – regardless of where in the WORLD the hopper is located!   I hope you’ll sit down and spend a little time with us – regardless of where YOU are in the world! 🙂  I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

This month’s focus is on the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  Favorite things – inspiration – whatever makes us get all warm and fuzzy when we think about it.  I am ALWAYS drawn to the flowers.  Stampin’ Up! does flowers real good – and this catalog is no exception!  One of my favorites is…the stunning Peony Garden Suite!!  I used the Prized Peony bundle and a little bit of Peony Garden DSP.  Plus…the returning Woven Heirlooms stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the current Mojo Monday challenge!

I started with a piece of Gray Granite card stock and embossed it in the new Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I cut it down to size and adhered it to the front of my Gray Granite card base with Liquid Glue.

I used one of the white/Gray Granite designs in the Peony Garden DSP and colored it with my Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend and my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo pack.  Then I matted it on Petal Pink and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The cross-panel is another, Petal Pink-matted piece of the Peony Garden DSP, adhered with more Liquid Glue.


Then I adhered a new Square Vellum Doily with Liquid Glue.  Over the top of that, using a Glue Dot, I wound some of the gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

To make the flower – I used the four dies in the Peony Die set and cut one of each from another piece of Peony Garden DSP.

The flower goes together in layers – starting with the smallest of the pieces – and adhering them together with Liquid Glue.  Slide piece 1 into piece 2 – adhere. Slide that into piece 3….and on until all the layers are adhered together.

Tip:  See the arrows pointing the notches in the die cuts?  Line up all the notches as you put it together and it’ll all work out!

Once the parts were all together – I curled the bottom petals with my Bone Folder and used my fingers to “plump” up the rest of them.  Then I stuck Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals here and there amongst the petals.  Tip:  I didn’t take the top cover off the dimensionals – I just wanted the petals supported, not stuck down. 😉

I used a sponge dauber to lightly shade the edges of the petals with Petal Pink ink.  Then I stuck two flower centers cut from So Saffron into the middle of the petals.

I cut several of the leaves die cuts in Soft Sea Foam card stock and Soft Sea Foam paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

Then I built the collage using Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces and parts.

I tied a bow from Gray  Granite 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

The sentiment, from Woven Heirlooms, is stamped in Gray Granite on Whisper White and fussy cut.  Then I adhered it with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few new Elegant Faceted Gems finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Woven Heirlooms sentiment in Gray Granite on a Whisper White panel.  I added two peony images from Prized Peony in Gray Granite and colored them with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo and Light So Saffron Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into the Gray Granite card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another peony on the front…

…and more of the Peony Garden DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t that Peony stunning!?  I promise it’s not as hard as the written explanation makes it sound.  Promise.  We’ll do one soon on a video and you’ll see!  So…go ahead and get this bundle RIGHT NOW – and you’ll be all ready!

The Prized Peony stamp set has great sentiments – I just wanted slightly different ones for this card – and the Woven Heirlooms is one of my favorites!

And the gorgeous Peony Garden DSP – in Petal Pink, Basic Gray, Gray Granite and White – is elegantly beautiful!

I hope you like and are adding this Suite to your Must-Have list!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  As I said earlier – we’ve got folks from across the globe…

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Shell Anderson’e page.  Or – you can click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cazz Boylan – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Satomi Wellard – JA
Melissa Gifford – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Manuela Geiswinkler – AT
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Mary Deatherage – US – YOU ARE HERE!
Shel Anderson – CA
Chris Smith – US
Anne Marie Hile – US
Brenda Nelson – CA
Cindy Schuster, Special Guest – US
Tricia Butts – US
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US


Have fun on the hop! 🙂







The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!

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We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed card front)

Petal Pink Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for colored DSP panel); 2 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for DSP cross-panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Fussy cut Woven Heirlooms sentiments

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock and Subtles 6″ X 6″ DSP in Soft Sea Foam: Peony Die Cut leaves

So Saffron Card Stock: Peony Die Cut flower centers

Peony Garden DSP: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (colored DSP panel); 2″ x 4 1/4″ (DSP cross panel); Peony Die cuts to create flower; envelope flap

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40 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

  1. Beautiful card Mary. I especially like the coloring of the peony inside the card – Petal Pink and So Saffron!!

  2. Oh, my, goodness. I think you and Amy are in cahoots for me to place this on my next order. My first order from June 3 is still picking! I was so delighted when you said you’d be doing a video. The gray granite and petal pink are lovely together and your peony reminds me of mine back north. The only thing I don’t miss is the ants that used to congregate in the petals! Whoever receives your card will be deeply touched. You never cease to amaze me with your collages and ideas.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Karen – this was a special request for a friend! You’ll love this bundle so…yep. You should get it right away! 😉

  3. Such a pretty card Mary! Thank you for sharing step by step of how to create the peony!! x

  4. Denise Melia

    Beautiful card Mary! I love it!

  5. Oh Mary, this is amazing. I cannot wait to get my Peony bundle now!! xxx

  6. Beautiful!

  7. So pretty Mary! Love the colors and the Dimensionals inside the flower add so much to the layering! Great card! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Amy! And thanks for the video! 🙂

  8. Susan K

    Well, that is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. That flower is beyond gorgeous! I kept looking at that flower, trying to figure out how it goes together and now I see! So so so creative, Mary! Thanks for making me spend more money! 😂

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m here for you, girl! 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂

  9. Gerri K

    Beautiful card!

  10. Danielle Kassing

    wauw! this is amazing!

  11. This is gorgeous, Mary!

  12. Melissa Gifford


  13. Aurélie Fabre

    Oh what work on this creation! Stunning!

  14. STUPENDOUS!!! No other word for it. This card is amazingly, elegantly gorgeous. Will have to CASE this one. Definitely a set everyone should have. Love that paper too!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – it absolutely needs to be in everyone’s craft room! 🙂

  15. Beautiful! You showcased the products in the suite so beautifully!

  16. Such a gorgeous card! So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks for bringing the challenge back!! And for the kind words! 🙂

  17. Absolutely gorgeous as always, Mare. Love all the details especially with layering the amazing peony! Thanks for hopping around the world with us! x

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Angie – and thanks for doing all the work to organize the hop! 🙂

  18. Beautiful card Mary! I was a bit intimidated by the dies, but I will have to break out this suite and give it a go.

    • stampsnlingers

      They’re quite easy to use, Teri – so DO give them a go! Thanks so much! 🙂

  19. Debbie

    You were my first exposure to the amazing peony building glory of the new dies! You did a wonderful job of explaining how they work! Very clear instructions and the pictures tell the tale. I had no idea, they even existed, so thank you very much! Beautiful card, too.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Debbie – glad I could help! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  20. Beautiful card Mary. Love the colouring of the DSP and all the instructions for the assembly of the flower. I think I’ll be coming back to them when I finally open my peony suite on the weekend.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah! You’ll love the set, for sure! Thanks so much, Rochelle! 🙂

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