Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Bouquet Thank You with a Video Tutorial!

Good morning and Happy Friday! 🙂  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned!

I’m hoping to have some friends come this afternoon to do a little card making.  We’ll wear our masks and stay as socially distanced as possible. But – she’s retiring from the airline soon and is thinking maybe card-ing would be fun now that she’ll have some time.  And – she’s intrigued (rightly enough!) by the current joining special.  She likes the sound of “FREE” as much as the next person – and a bundle of free?  Yes, please! 🙂

Now – one of the awesomer new bundles in the catalog and…one she – or you! – could pick for free – is the Prized Peony Bundle.  The Prized Peony stamp set is gorgeous, for sure.  But – the real prize (see what I did there?) is the bundled Peony Dies.  Which lets you cut out all the gorgeous flower images in the stamp set AND lets you build stunning 3D peonies. Like I created today.  Take a look-see:

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – and you got to see exactly how to build these peonies.  If not – take a gander at it here on YouTube.  Moving pictures are worth a gazillion words! 😉

The layout for this one was loosely inspired by this week’s challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I started with a piece of In Good Taste DSP wood-grain paper that I matted on Just Jade for the card front using new Stampin’ Seal.

I created some leaves using the dies in the Peony Dies – each leaf uses two different dies.  I created them from Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP and from Mint Macaron card stock.  The larger solid leaves in Mint Macaron, I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

Then I adhered the leaf parts together with Liquid Glue.

I cut three flowers – they each take 4 parts….

One I cut from Whisper White card stock, one from Mango Melody Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP and one from So Saffron Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Using an almost-dry Sponge Dauber, I lightly brushed the edges of all the flower pieces.

I ran the four Whisper White petals thru the cutting and embossing machine in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

Then I used my Bone Folder to curl all the petals into a most-realistic looking shape. 😉

Finally – I assembled all the flowers.  Just remember – the smallest petal into the next largest into the next largest and finally into the biggest petal.  Align the “notch” at the bottom and adhere with Liquid Glue.

Confused?  Truly – it’s easy.  Watch the video and I’ll prove it to you! 🙂

I stamped the Prized Peony sentiment in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White, then used the smallest rectangle die cut in the Stitched So Sweetly die set to cut the sentiment.  That die is the right width – but is too short.  So…I made the cut longer by running thru the machine twice.  Check the video – this part starts at about 34:45 into the video.  LOTS easier to show than to write! 🙂

I laid out my collage and took a picture – first of the whole thing and then with the top flower off…

Then I started adhering all the pieces and parts with Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a Linen Thread “Figure 8” before adding the final Mango Melody flower.

A few of the new Elegant Faceted Gems – the pink ones – finished off the card front!

On the inside, I inked the Peony image (the middle sized one) from Prized Peony in Magenta Madness.  Then I stamped it off twice before stamping a Whisper White panel.  I repeated that three more times.  Then I colored them with my Light So Saffron and Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.  I also added a second sentiment in Early Espresso.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Just Jade mat and into my Early Espresso card base, added the card front with Liquid Glue – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Prized Peony on the front…

…and more of the In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila – does this Peony Die set not make the more stunningly gorgeous flowers??  I can’t believe how real you can make them look – just by stacking four die cuts together!  And the beautiful images and sentiments in the bundled Prized Peony round this out to be the perfect bundle!

I hope you like – and have this one coming soon!  Or…that it’s on the short list for your free pick when you join my team! 😉

If you’d like to re-create this card, all the products needed and card cuts are down below! 🙂







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.

Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are a bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!

These Special Bundles will only be available until 17 Jun! 😳😳😳

New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the 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!

Want to Join Us?

Check out the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 

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.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!





Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Just Jade Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); Peony Die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: 7/8″ x 2 1/4″  Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut (sentiment – modified as shown in the video!); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Peony Die cut flower

Mint Macaron Card Stock: Peony Die cut leaves

So Saffron Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP:  Peony Die cut flower; Peony Die cut flower centers

Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: x

Mango Melody Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP: Peony Die cut flower

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

Yesterday, Wayne got back from being in NC for a few days working on our rental property.

Which meant it was – finally!! – time to turn these…

…into this…

No – NOT the yellow squash – it’s destined for different things!

Served up with some corn bread?  Oh yes – that’s some good eating!

Well – the Finn-meister was NOT convinced that what I was working on was VEGETABLES!!!

“I LOVE beans, Mom. ESPECIALLY French Algarve beans that I grew myself!”

He doesn’t.  I promise.

Now – the ham in the beans??  Likely a far different story! 🙂


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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Bouquet Thank You with a Video Tutorial!

  1. Where do I begin? Your post is delicious from start to finish. I’ll take some bean with ham, please. Finn is asking you to make it an early birthday present! I can’t believe how beautifully you colored the top peony. It looks so real. Your video really showed how easy it is. The layering and design are perfect. I bet it takes extra postage! I do hope we will have a new team member. Have fun making cards.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh yeah – I’m sure it’ll be a little spendier than “regular” cards but…worth it?? I think so! Thanks very much, Karen! Come on up – I’ll cook another pot for you! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card Mary! Those flowers are stunning!! Yep, Finn looks just like Ginny…”I’ll have whatever you’re having because it must be a treat! Please, please, can I have some too???” Have fun stamping in your socially distanced class!! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – followed immedialty by “what ARE beans? Oh – I don’t care. Just gimme!”. Thanks, A
      my! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    oh yum…..your beans look delicious!!
    Re: your peony….I was wondering if you could see much difference between the one made with cardstock and the ones made with DSP?

    • stampsnlingers

      They really were! And done in like…20 min in my Mealthy Multi-Pot!! Can you say….FAST FOOD?!? I didn’t see a TON of difference – AFTER I embossed the card stock. Without doing that, I thought the DSP curled more nicely and looked a little more like delicate petals! Let me know what you think when you try this one! 🙂 Thanks so much, Faith! 🙂

  4. Such a pretty card! The flowers are gorgeous, and I like the dimension! I’m happy our sketch could inspire you! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! I hope you’ll be back again!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Tuesday Morning Sketches DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, KT! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  5. Susan K

    How gorgeous! Can’t wait to watch the video and get the low-down on making this! Definitely swoon-worthy! Hope the cardmaking went well and found us another family member!
    Finn sure looks convinced he likes beans! Me too!

    • stampsnlingers

      We had a good time and… I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll have a new CNCK’r soon! Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  6. Beth Ann Halvorson

    Wow, your card is gorgeous! I have not been loving this set with all the pink samples, but your flowers are so pretty in non-pink colors! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Beth – thank goodness for peony images on the internet – never realized all the colors peonies come in! 🙂

  7. Margreet Burger

    Gorgeous take on the sketch with the beautiful dimensional flowers!
    I want to thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
    xxx Margreet DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks for the fun challenges, Margreet! I appreciate them and the DT!! 🙂

  8. Deborah Foster

    What a beautiful card! Your flowers are gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Debbie! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. This card is so gorgeous- so many beautiful details Mary!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Patti – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. Oooh! What gorgeous layered flowers. I mean, WOW! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Melissa! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  11. Mary, you knocked another one out of the park! I’ve been playing with the dies and have 7 peonies sitting on my table never thought to group them. thanks for helping me think!
    On another subject, that pot of beans and ham looks soooo good! Wish I lived closer because I definitely would apply to be your taste tester.. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      They were YUMM-O!!!! The beans – the ham – the potatoes – the Mealthy Pressure cooker…a match made in heaven!! Thanks so much, Debbie! 🙂

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