Stampin’ Up! Peony Garden

Good Sunday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone doing today?  Did anyone do anything fun yesterday?  Does anyone have plans for today?  I’m going into work just to relieve my cashiers so they can take a lunch break.  I’m hoping to only be there for an hour or 2 at the most.

When I buy my stamp sets and accessories, I rarely by a whole suite.  There is always something that I’m sure I won’t use.  That’s NOT the case with the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  I’ve bought quite a few of the Suites this time around.  This catalog is just so awesome.  For today’s card I’ve used a little of everything from the Peony Garden Suite.  My card was inspired by my neighbors flowers.  When I walk out my side door he has these beautiful flowers.  I just figured out what they were.  Here’s what I walk out to everyday (he doesn’t live this close, I zoomed in).

Here is my card inspired by these flowers.

I started by cutting the sides of a Just Jade card front using the Peony Dies.  There is a border die in the set that is absolutely gorgeous.  I then embossed a smaller panel of Just Jade cardstock using the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a panel of Peony Garden Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a Magenta Madness mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered a Square Vellum Doilie to the embossed panel using a couple tiny drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the top of the vellum.  I adhered the matted DSP on top of the doilie using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the large peony image from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Just Jade and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends Markers and  cut the image out using my Peony Dies.  I adhered a piece of the Gray Granite 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to the card front DSP using Glue Dots.  I adhered the cut peony image to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Just Jade card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few Elegant Faceted Gems.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Prized Peony stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the medium peony image from the Prized Peony stamp set in Magenta Madness Ink, stamping off twice, over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Magenta Madness mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Just Jade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the small peony image from the Prized Peony stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Just Jade and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Peony Garden DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

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Happy Stamping, Karen!





Wow!!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering an AWESOME promotion if you join during the month of June!!  You get to pick a FREE bundle of your choice with your Starter Kit Purchase!!

Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all products that you purchase plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  Why not give it a try?  🙂

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email at




The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, 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, ask 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:  June 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

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, ask me for details!

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



Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

  • Subscribe for the June kit from 11 May–10 June at
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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 3″ X 5 1/2″ (embossed card front panel)
  • Magenta Madness Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (card front dsp mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper 2 1/8″ X 3 1/2″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)


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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Peony Garden

  1. This is the first time I’ve seen one of the square doilies used and you used it perfectly! It adds an extra “oooh” to an already beautiful card. Your neighbor probably doesn’t realize his peonies are Magenta Madness but we know they are! 😉


    • Thank you Susan 🙂 I wasn’t sure I was going to use the doilies, but now that I did I see myself using them more.
      No he doesn’t and that was the 1st thing I thought when I saw them this year.


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