Saturday, June 27, 2020

Introducing the Stampin' Up! Peony Garden Suite

  • Prized Peony Bundle from Stampin' Up!
  • Peony Gardner Designer Series Paper
  • Final 4 Days of Pick-A-Free-Bundle Starter Kit Promotion

Stampin' Up! Prized Peony Stamp Set

I've been waiting to play with the new Peony Garden Suite from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog, and today I finally had time.  I used the Prized Peony Stamp Set and the Peony Dies from the suite along with the coordinating Peony Garden Designer Series Paper and the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon to create today's cards.  This was an easy card.  Now I'm looking forward to using the rest of the dies in the Peony Dies to create a layered Peony.  I think I may have gotten a little carried away with all of the dies I used on this card, but I love the effect.           

The basecard for this card is Gray Granite.  Then a layer of Petal Pink die cut using one of the Ornate Layers Dies.  Then a layer of Vellum Cardstock with one edge scalloped using one of the dies from the Peony Dies.  Then the image layer is a print from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper die cut using one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I love the stitched border created with these Stitched rectangles Dies.     

I stamped the Peony in Gray Granite onto Whisper White and colored it using the Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends.  Then I die cut it using the coordinating die from Peony Dies.  I popped it up on Dimensional and Mini Dimensionals before adding it to the card front.

I used the larger of the two circles from Tasteful Labels Dies and cut it out of Petal Pink Cardstock.  I used one of the sentiments from the Prized Peony Stamp Set and stamped it in Gray Granite.  Then I created a bow with Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon and added it to the card.  I used Elegant Faceted Gems to accent the sentiment and card front.   

The Peony Garden Suite is a lovey suite, with extensive variety.  Take some time to look at the samples on page 84 of the catalog to see more fun ways to use the Prized Peony Bundle.  You can create stunning cards with just a few stamped images, a bit of ribbon and and a few die cuts, and your friends and family will feel so special when they receive one of your charming, handmade cards.  

Take a closer look at the Peony Garden Suite.  If the video doesn't show up in your email client, click here.


If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, contact me.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.      


  • Stamps: Prized Peony, Prized Peony Bundle, Peony Garden Suite
  • Ink:  Gray Granite
  • Paper: Gray Granite, Petal Pink, Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White, Peony Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Elegant Faceted Gems, 1/4" Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon, Peony Dies,  Dimensionals,  Multipurpose Glue 

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Only 4 More Days to Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion

Just 4 more days to Pick a Free Bundle when you become a Demonstrator during this month's special Sign Up Promotion    

Stampin' Up!'s Pick-A-Free-Bundle Starter Kit Promotion offer ends June 30.    

  • Join my team by June 30, 2020, and you get a Starter Kit of items you select from the catalog worth $125 USD, for only $99 USD, and you'll also select any stamp/punch bundle from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog for FREE  
  • When you purchase the $125 Starter Kit for $99, you'll select One stamp and punch bundle (p.168-169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p.173-179) from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, in addition to the regular Starter Kit.   
  • That could add up to another $60+ to your starter kit, depending on the value of the bundle you select.  That's up to a $185+ in merchandise for $99 
  • Its a great way to stretch your dollars on your new Stampin' Up! annual catalog order.  
  • And no shipping costs! 
  • Demonstrators who sign up by June 30, will be able to see the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog .pdf and place Pre-Orders from the new catalog beginning July 1! That's a full month before customers can begin ordering, which gives you extra time to prepare samples using your new items for a busy fall and holiday season.  This is traditionally the best time for homemade craft sales.

Read more about joining my team as a demonstrator here.    Then place your Starter Kit order on my Sign Up Page .  You'll have your Demonstrator ID number within a few minutes, and you can immediately place another order for the remainder of your New Annual Catalog items at your 20% off New Demonstrator Discount plus earn the Extra $25 Stampin' Rewards if your order totals $250 USD (not including tax and shipping), if placing another order by June 30.  This offer is also open to Demonstrators who dropped and want to rejoin my team.

 Learn More about Becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Bonus Days are coming 1 July - 3 August

Great news:  Bonus Days is coming back next week, and that means it's almost time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August.  

Here's a refresher on this promotion:  For every $50 USD you spend 1 July-3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4-31 August 2020.  Both customers and demonstrators can enjoy this bonus for shopping in July.

Now, you can sign up as a Demonstrator by June 30 and Pick a Free Bundle.  Then on July 1, you can begin using your 20% discount and place a pre-order form the upcoming August-December 2020 Mini catalog.  Demonstrator have access to the .pdf of the the new catalog now, and so will you if you sign up by June 30.  In addition to your Demonstrator discount, on July 1 you'll also earn a $5 USD Bonus Coupon for each $50 you spend.  Then in August, you'll be able to redeem your coupons for more items from the new Holiday catalog.  

I love that Stampin' Up! is giving us so many ways to save while our incomes might be a little bit tight.  Pick your best way to save, today!

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  1. Two lovely cards Donna. The background DSP is gorgeous.

  2. Thank you soooo much! Most honored to receive a comment from the famous Kylie Bertcci!