I like to make good use of all my stamp sets, so I selected one that had been set aside while I was concentrating on holiday cards, the Prized Peony Stamp Set.

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Peony & Gold


This stamp set has a large floral image that I stamped in Memento Black Ink on Thick Basic White Cardstock, and cut with its Peony Die.


Next, I colored the peony with Magenta Madness and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

For the background I chose dotted, Highland Heather Designer Paper that comes in a 6X6 Subtles Collection. This is similar to what will be received for FREE by those who sign up as Demonstrators during Sale-A-Bration. You can read more details about it below.

I layered the designer paper on Magenta Madness Cardstock, 3 3/4″ X 5 “, which I glued to a Gorgeous Grape card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4”.


I spent some time thinking about the sentiment, and then I remembered I wanted to use a Gold Hoop Embellishment. This was my December host code gift, which I’ll be mailing to my qualifying customers this week, and I’m excited to show them how I’m using it. There is  a tiny bit of Liquid Glue holding it in place. Plus, the peony is attached with Dimensionals on top of the hoop for added security.

Once the Gold Hoop was positioned, I knew I wanted a gold sentiment. The word “sympathy” from the Well Written Die Set seemed perfect, cut from our Brushed Metallic Cardstock.


There are 10 Gold Hoops in a pack, and I’m looking forward to embellishing more cards with them!


I was inspired by TGIF.


My January Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( 9YBJS4NM ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of January, and I will send the Whale Of A Time Sequins to you in February.

You will love the colors, plus there are little shells that will go perfectly with the Sand & Sea Suite, pages 40-42 in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.


My January Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a $20.00 or less, Stampin’ Up! item of your choice. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in January.  I’ll announce the winner February 1st.



 Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order?  Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.

During this time (January & February), you can choose your $125 Starter Kit for only $99. Plus, you’ll get a FREE exclusive BONUS gift from the upcoming catalog — an assortment of 6″X 6″ stacks of Designer Series Paper, 200 sheets!
Did you know that the majority of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not pursuing the business? They appreciate Stampin’ Up! products, like you do, and enjoy the 20% discount. The addition of the stacks of  6X6 Designer Paper during Sale-A-Bration is an added incentive, giving the kit a $182.50 value. 
I’d love for you to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:


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Thanks for stopping by! Have a delightful day!


Please note: Stampin’ Up’s white cardstock is no longer Whisper White. It is now Basic White, and there are new numbers for ordering.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES (159233)

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