Thursday, April 20, 2017

Oh So Peony Card Set and Gift Box: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly Stene's blog. I just love Holly's projects.

This month the team is focusing the Oh So Succulent bundle. Now I know this is retiring but that doesn't mean you still can't use ideas for this set. Or better yet, pick it up while it's on sale and you'll have lots of fun things to do with it. I really love this set and this will be one that I will be holding on to after it retires.

One of the things I saw with this set was to make some peonies, my favorite flower! I was trying to think of another use for this set besides succulents. Just by die cutting and stamping the images in a different color than the typical greens for succulents, you can make other types of flowers.

The first thing I did was make a note card gift set with holder. I had the idea of using this as a mother's day gift but really this can be for anyone. I kept the elements the same on all cards but used different sentiments and different DSP for each card. 

These cards are note card size and I made my own envelopes by using the Envelope Punch board. I don't use this as often as I should. Making your own envelopes is such a great way to add that special touch to your card. It's cute and so simple to do.

All of the flowers were stamped in Pink Pirouette ink on Pink Pirouette paper. It's not very noticeable but you can see it more up close. The flower outline was stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink. The outline to the leaves (or whatever they are) are stamped in Mint Macaron ink on Mint Macaron cardstock.

If you look closely, you can see that I added some drops of the Fine Tip glue to the leaves for that dewy look. You will also notice that the Stitched Shape circle (behind the flower) was stamped with one of the flower images from the set and was then embossed with white embossing powder.

I cut strips of the Succulent Garden DSP to layer on each card. (The strips correspond with the handmade envelope). And then I cut strips of Gold glimmer paper. For the final touch, I added gold thread, pearls and some gold glitz dazzling details. (The gold glitz is so cheap, so stock up now!!)

To hold all of these cards, I again used the Envelope Punch board to make this box. I must have made this box like 5 times because I wasn't following the directions right, hehe! (I found the directions on Pinterest). In the end, this box still isn't exactly right but I like how it looks. I say it's not right because if you were to close that top flap the cards won't fit. But that's ok, I like the box with the top open like this. So this turned out to be my "happy mistake". 

The belly band around the box is a strip of vellum stamped and embossed with the same flower image from the cards. A strip of gold glimmer paper was added. Then I added the pretty peony. I used the largest and 2nd largest flower in Pink Pirouette to make the peony. Then I cut out 2 of the smaller ones in white and Peekaboo Peach to make the center and then added a pearl.

For this peony I used all 3 of the flower dies and die cut the Pink Pirouette cardstock several times for each size. The white flower was cut twice and another small flower in Peekaboo Peach. I wanted this flower to be larger and fuller so I just die cut more flowers.

The belly band is the same that I did for the card box. For the inside of the box, I used my fringe scissors and cut up scraps of Mint Macaroon cardstock and filled the clear tiny treat boxes with jelly beans. These boxes are so cute and this would look great filled with any kind of candy or treats.

I hope this inspired you to get crafty with your Oh So Succulent set or maybe inspired you to get it now while it's on sale!!  

{Place a $30 or more order in my online store during the month of April using Hostess code: CTVQJGPE and you will be entered to win a Watercolor Wishes Card kit}.

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects!

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  1. Gorgeous projects Jennifer! love the touch of gold, vellum and dew drops :) love all your details!

  2. Beautiful set! I love Peoney's! So pretty and springy! I love the color combo's and all your little elements.

  3. So your projects are AH-MAZING but kind of made me cry, I just realized I'll miss our gorgeous peonies in our old front yard! Gasp! These are just great!

  4. I'm no authority on flowers. But, couldn't you use your Project Life Corner Rounder on the ends of your petals to get a different look? I haven't tried it yet. I just thought of it while reading your post. Was just wondering? Let me know if you try it!