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Happy Spring! How is your week going.....has it been a flurry of busyness or have you had time to create something beautiful? I always find that regardless of what's happening in everyday life, taking time to sit down and create something in the evening is so relaxing. What do you like about creating handmade cards and projects? I would love to hear your thoughts, you can do so by leaving a comment below. Today we are bringing you new creative inspiration that will bring a smile to your face and inspire you to create your next one of a kind project!

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Have a wonderful week and Happy Creating, Emma Lou



Creative Inspiration of the Week

Budding Peony Birthday

Budding Peony Birthday
Products Used
Hydra Sponges, RLHS100
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lipstick Red, 71037
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Minnie Pearls Prills, ANC803
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Simply Classic Die, HCD1-7159
Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3801
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: White cardstock, dimensional adhesive, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cut white card base to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" size, score and fold at 4 1/4". Using from the HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion, diecut the decorative edge from front of card base. Diecut a matching outline from pink background paper within the Peony paper collection. Attach the outline onto the backside of front flap. Sponge edges of outside and inside card base lightly with Lipstick Red ink.

Stamp set of 2, 4 and 8 peony petals from HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony stamp set in Lipstick Red ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp 1 bud from HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom and small leaf set from HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony stamp set in Bamboo Leaves ink and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the Happy Birthday banner from HCPC-3801 Simply Classic stamp set in Lipstick Red ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die.

Use the Stack and Store daubers along with the following inks to color. You will need 2 each of the peony petals. On both sides of the peony petals, use Lipstick Red ink, shading darker on the inside and lighter on the edge. For the leaves, use Bamboo Leaves. Sponge edges of banner with Lipstick Red ink.

Use the Floral Basics shaping mold to shape petals or simply shape with shaping stylus. If using the shaping mold, place the petals stamped side up into the mold and mist with water. Assemble the peony petals as pictured. Shape the leaves and banner with stylus. Attach peonies, leaves and banner onto card. Dab Dries Clear glue onto a sponge and apply over peonies and leaves as desired, then sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. Use the same glue to add Minnie Pearl prills to the peony centers.

Created by: Emma Lou Beechy

Print Project

Caring Peonies

Caring Peonies
Products Used
Hydra Sponges, RLHS100
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Dove Blender Kit, 241159
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Window Box Elements Die, HCD1-7150
Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die, HCD1-7157
Heartfelt Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3804
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage Die, HCD1-7172
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Vibrant Fuchsia, RACP524
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Vivid Chartreuse, RACP531
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue, RACP614
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Pink Peony, RACP649
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Fern Green, RACP962

Other Products: White cardstock, dimensional adhesive, water mister, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Cut white card base to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" size, score and fold at 4 1/4". Using from the HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom stamp set, stamp the 2nd largest peony in Pink Peony ink twice onto the top left and bottom right corner. Sponge edges of card base with Magenta Hue ink.

Using from the HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements, diecut the decorative piece from white cardstock and cut into half lengthwise. Cut narrow border strips from the paper collection to 2" length, sponge edges with Magenta Hue ink and attach to decorative pieces. Attach these onto the top left and bottom right of card as pictured. Using from the HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large, diecut the 2nd and 3rd largest together from white cardstock to create a frame. Use the 2nd largest oval again to cut a light green background paper from the Peony collection. Using from the HCD1-7172 Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage, diecut the cage from white cardstock. Attach light green oval onto center of card. Lightly sponge the edges of white oval with Magenta Hue ink and use dimensional adhesive to layer on top of light green oval. Dab dries clear glue onto a sponge and apply over cage, then sprinkle with Rajni's Crystal Clear. Attach cage onto card.

Stamp the peony petal set of 2 and set of 4 HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony set in Pink Peony ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp both peony buds from HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom stamp set in Fern Green onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the sentiment in Magenta Hue ink and cut to a 2 x 1/2" strip, and cut a V into the left side. Sponge edges with Magenta Hue ink.

Use the Stack and Store daubers along with the following inks to color. You will need 3 of the large peony petals and 2 of next size smaller. On both sides of the peony petals, use a soft touch of Vibrant Fuchsia ink, shading darker on the inside and light on the edge. Follow up with a highlight of the Magenta Hue ink. On the unstamped side of petals, swipe the Dove Blender from center to edge to finish the look. For the leaves, use Fern Green and Vivid Chartreuse ink.

Use the Floral Basics shaping mold to shape petals or simply shape with shaping stylus. If using the shaping mold, place the petals stamped side up into the mold and mist with water. Assemble the peony petals into 3 bud forms. Shape the stems and banner with stylus. Remove the green buds from stems with a scissors. In their place, adhere 2 of the shaped peony buds. Attach both budding stems onto card as pictured, placing the 3rd peony bud next to them. Attach banner as shown.

Created by: Ellen Miller

Print Project

Classic Peony Corsage

Classic Peony Corsage
Products Used
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lime Pastel, 71026
Grass Green 3D Stamp Paint, 284095
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-457-3
Art Foam Paper-10 Pack, HCFS1-465
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3816
Lush Lilac Die, HCD1-7170
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold, HCFB1-466

Other Products: Other - Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender, Hot Glue Gun, Pink Ribbon, White Organza Ribbon, Bow maker, Florist Tape, Stazon Pink Cherry ink, Forest Green ink

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Stamp the images from HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp and HCPC-3820 Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamps in Cherry Pink ink on Art Foam Paper and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour with Rouge ink. Heat, shape and assemble with a hot glue gun. Insert three yellow stamens in the centre and set them with hot glue.

Stamp the leaves with Forest Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour in with Lime Pastel ink and the green stamp paint. Heat and shape and adhere to the base of the peony with hot glue.

Stamp the lilacs from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp in Pearlescent Lavender ink, sponge with the Lavender ink and die cut with the corresponding die. Shape the lilacs with the HCFB1-466 Lush Lilac Mold, allow to dry, insert a stamen and set with hot glue. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the lilacs with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Twist several lilac stems together to create a 3d lilac effect and add to the stamen stem of the peony to make a corsage. Apply florist tape to the stem.

Die cut the tag dies and adhere them to the stem with hot glue. Make a double bow with the organza and satin ribbons and adhere over the tags.

Created by: Patricia Manhire

Print Project

Glowing Peonies

Glowing Peonies
Products Used
Rock Candy Stamens-Small, HCS1-459-4
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Old Rose and Emerald Green Ink pad, Mdf Circle, Candle, Polystyrene Buds, Hot Glue Gun, Lace, Pearls, Floral Tape, Floral Wires, Pink Paint.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Decorate your MDF Base with Paper from the Sweet Peony paper, add Pearl string around the edge with a glue gun. Cut a 2 inch strip and adhere this around your candle with glue add lace and pearls use hot glue to adhere these. Cut out one of the sentiments and add to the front of your candle.

Stamp your large sweet peony with Old Rose Ink and die cut. Color with the same Old Rose ink pad. Stamp enough to make 3 large flowers and adhere these to your candle with hot glue gun. Stamp the small sweet peony with Old Rose ink. You need three of these for each bud. Pierce the center of the smaller peony flowers and insert stamens. Stamp leaves in Emerald Green ink and color with same color. Shape everything with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Take the polystyrene buds, paint them pink. On four buds, add three layers of petals around them to make your flower bud. Then cover each bud with some glitter. Attach these to floral wire with green floral tape using hot glue. Arrange all flowers, buds, and leaves as desired and adhere on candle with hot glue gun.

Created by: Sandra Carey

Print Project

He Cares For Me

He Cares For Me
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die, HCD1-7156
Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die, HCD1-7157
Words Of Comfort Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3815
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3811
Rain Boots and Blossoms Die, HCD1-7169
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3816
Lush Lilac Die, HCD1-7170
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Other iCraft wooden embellishment, Apple Blossom Swirly Flourish embossing folder, foam tape, Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender, Versamagic Sweet Petunia

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the border dies & foldout cards, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/wxX94X84kUo.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10" x 7", score at 5" to create a base card of 7" x 5". Cut a piece of white cardstock 6" x 6" and emboss using the Swirly Flourish embossing folder. Cut each end of the embossed card 2" x 5" and adhere to the top and bottom of the card. Cut a piece of the patterned paper 7" x 5" and cut each end using the plain cutting edge of the. Die cut 2 pieces of the eyelet pattern trim in white cardstock and adhere to the edges of the cut paper. Trim the edges and then adhere the paper to the base card with foam tape.

Die cut the largest eyelet oval from the HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Large in white cardstock. Die cut the smallest eyelet oval from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small in the pink patterned paper and adhere to the white oval. Stamp the image from the HCPC-3815 Words of Comfort Stamp in Tuxedo Black on white cardstock and then die cut this out with the largest plain oval die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Small die set. Adhere to the eyelet oval stack and then adhere to the card. Adhere the wooden flourish to the left of the oval.

Stamp the images from both the HCD1-7173 HCPC-3t9 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp and the HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp in Rouge ink on white cardstock. Colour the images in Rouge ink and then die cut with the corresponding dies. Shape the petals using the HCFB1-464 Basic Flower Shaping Mold, allow to dry and assemble with a combination of the large and small images to make one large peony. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the petals with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere at the bottom of the card as shown.

Stamp the leaf images from the both the HCD1-7173 HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp and the HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp in Bamboo Leaves ink on white cardstock. Colour with New Sprout ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Sponge the edges and centres with Bamboo Leaves ink, shape and adhere around the peony as shown.

Stamp two large lilac spray from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and colour in with Lavender ink for the flowers and Bamboo Leaves ink for the leaves. Trim and adhere above the peony - one behind the other.

Stamp the lilacs from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp in Pearlescent Lavender ink, sponge with the Lavender ink and the Sweet Petunia ink and die cut with the corresponding die. Shape the lilacs with the HCFB1-466 Lush Lilac Mold, allow to dry and adhere the lilacs all over the large lilac sprays. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the lilacs with Glue Gloss with Dries Clear Glue on a damp sponge.

To make the small leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3811 Rain Boots and Blossoms Stamp set in Bamboo Leaves on white cardstock. Colour the images with Bamboo Leaves and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere around the peonies to the left and right of the peony.

Stamp the dandelion images in Tuxedo Black ink, colour with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Add micro beads to the centre with Dries Clear glue and allow to dry. Add Crystal Clear glitter wth Dries Clear glue and adhere the dandelions to the card around the lilacs at the top.

Created by: Patricia Manhire

Print Project

Sweet Peonies

Sweet Peonies
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Vines Die, HCD1-7111
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Bright Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-458-3
Assorted Pearl Stamens-Small, HCS1-459-1
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174

Other Products: 3D foam tape, hot glue gun, pink pigment ink , green alcohol ink

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Take an 8 1/2 x 11" white pearl cardstock, score and fold at 5 1/2". This will be your card base. Select paper from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection and cut into size of your card base leaving a 1/16" border on each side attach to the card base using Dries Clear Adhesive. Chose second layer paper and diecut the top and bottom with delicate borders.

Stamp Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set three times with pink ink. Using daubers, shadow petals. Die cut all using coordinating dies and shape as shown in the video. Layer three petals together, pierce a hole in the center and insert yellow stamens. Sponge with glue, and sprinkle glitter.

Stamp the Sweet Peony leaves and Classic Rose leaves on white paper with green ink, die cut with the coordinating dies. Shade using this same ink and shape. Adhere the flowers and leaves, and bead stamens to the card using a hot glue gun.

Created by: Ewelina Panka

Print Project

Beautiful Thoughts of You

Beautiful Thoughts of You
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Cut Mat Create 1A Die, HCD2-749
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Danube Blue, TSMP600
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Potter's Clay, TSMP801
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Peanut Brittle, TSMP802
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Creamy Brown, 71036
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious, 71053
Baby's Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 101
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Embossing Enamel - Aged Ivory, FREG030
Minnie Pearls Prills, ANC803
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Bright Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-458-3
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Raindrop Sentiments Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3812
Songs of Spring Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3810
Songs of Spring Die, HCD1-7168
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Olive, RACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Fern Green, RACP962
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436
Heart of Gold Prills, ANC804
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ivory Seashell , NU675

Other Products: White card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, paper trimmer, scissors, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, Ranger Distress Ink Foam and Handle, pop dots, adhesive runner, water, mist bottle, MISTI stamp tool, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Dahlia, Zing white embossing powder, heat tool, painters tape, hot glue gun, glue sticks, VersaMark Ink.

To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Create a 6" x 6" card base from white card stock. Locate decorative 6" x 6" card panel for background as shown. Trim down slightly smaller than card base, ink all edges using ColorBox Dahlia Ink, and adhere to card base.

Locate and cut out small premade card base with bird house and birds as shown. Using the coordinating die in the Cut Mat Create 1A collection, die cut center image. Ink all edges of the frame and die cut image using ColorBox Dahlia Ink. Using MISTI tool, stamp sentiment from Raindrop Sentiments Cling Stamp Set onto image panel. Adhere image panel to card base using adhesive.

Locate the two matching decorative die cuts in the Delicate Border Basics Dies. Position the two dies back to back onto white card stock so that they will cut together to create one embellishment. To do this easily, position them together and use painters tape to secure them to the card stock. Trim and add to frame from which you cut out the bird image. Adhere frame to card base over top bird image using pop dots.

Stamp the bird on branch image from the Songs of Spring Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using VersaFine Black In. Die cut using the coordinating die. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color the image using ColorBox Creamy Brown ink for branch, Ranger Archival Inks - Leaf Green and Olive for leaves and Memento Inks - Danube Blue and Potter's Clay for bird. Shape slightly using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhere to card front as shown.

Stamp two inkings of the petals from the Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using ColorBox Dahlia Ink. Stamp one inking of the largest flower base from the Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color all pieces using ColorBox Berrylicious and Memento Peanut Brittle inks. Die cut using coordinating dies. Repeat coloring process on back of die cut images. Ink all petal tips with ColorBox Dahlia ink. Shape peony petals using 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold. For full instructions on how to shape the peony flower using mold, please see video listed in link above. Finish shaping process using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Layer two largest petal pieces together and then the smaller petal pieces in the center to form bud using hot glue gun to ensure a quick bond. Adhere peony flower to card as shown.

Stamp one inking of all leaves from Large and Small Peony Cling Stamp Sets onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Olive Ink. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color leaves with Ranger Archival Leaf Green ink and then die cut using coordinating dies. Ink all edges of all leaves using Ranger Archival Olive Ink. Adhere leaves around peony blossom on card front as shown.

Stamp one inking of each of the smallest petal pieces from the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using VersaMark Ink. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set using heat tool. With fingers, sprinkle Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel onto petal pieces and heat set from the underside of the card stock until embossing enamel has melted. Die cut using coordinating dies. Send petal pieces through flower shaping mold. Finish shaping using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Create two double blossoms by nesting one smaller peony petal piece into larger peony petal piece. Adhere around large peony as shown. Adhere small single peony flowers to create cluster as shown.

For finishing touches add white Minnie Pearls Prills to white flower centers, and Heart of Gold Prills to large Peony Center. Apply Baby's Breath Glitter to large peony petals as well as preprinted focal image using a dries clear glue and metal tip for adhesive bottles. Apply Ivory Seashell Nuvo Drops to card base as shown.

Created by: Tracey Fehr

Print Project

Sweet Charlie

Sweet Charlie
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud, TSMP400
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Peanut Brittle, TSMP802
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Brilliance Ink - Pearlescent Coral, TSBL32
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3817
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3816
Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Die, HCD1-7171
Lush Lilac Die, HCD1-7170
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Silver Heart, pearl pen white, creme, Bling on the roll, Pink lace, Wire with pompoms, tape, Cardstock Bordeaux, wooden word Memories, gold embossing powder, Heat tool, cardboard 12-12, Ribbon, 2 beads, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Versamark Ink

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Take a paper from the paper collection and adhere it on a piece of 12 x 12" cardboard. Make 2 holes in the top corners and pull a ribbon through it make a stop with a bead at the end. Mat your photo on a piece of Bordeaux Cardstock and adhere on your layout. Take a piece of pink lace and adhere along the bottom of the photo, also add a piece of the bling on a roll. I used a little silver heart on the dog's belt.

Stamp your peony petals on white cardstock with Memento Rhubarb Ink, color them with Rose Bud, Brilliance Coral and in the middle, Peanut Brittle. Then die cut with the coordinating die and shape them with the Flower Mold - see Video. Stamp the Lilacs with Rhubarb Stalk and color them also with Rose Bud and Coral. Diecut with the coordinating die and shape them on your shaping mat from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Stamp the leaves, peony bud, peony blossoms, lilac stem in Tuxedo Black and diecut with coordinating dies. Color the leaves with the Bamboo Leaves and in some spots, add Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Color the lilac stem, peony bud and blossoms in Rose Bud, Coral, and Bamboo Leaves ink. Shape as desired with the flower shaping kit.

Diecut the lilac buds and sweetheart border on Bordeaux cardstock, cut the border in half and only use the curly pieces. Now you can make a nice flower arrangement on the bottom right. Take your Pearl Pen and make some dots in your flowers and on the lilac and some glitter glue on some flat flowers, and then with the 3D Crystal lacquer you can make some water drops on the flowers.

Take the wooden word and put some Versamark Ink on it and then put some gold embossing powder on top and heat with the heating tool. Adhere it on the upper left side of your photo.

Created by: Els Schutte

Print Project

Cigar Boxed Peonies

Cigar Boxed Peonies
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Hydra Sponges, RLHS100
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Moss Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315942
Rose Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315945
Carmine Red Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315951
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Grass Green 3D Stamp Paint, 284095
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Bright Pearl Stamens-Small, HCS1-458-1
Bright Pearl Stamens-Medium, HCS1-458-2
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3816
Lush Lilac Die, HCD1-7170
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold, HCFB1-466
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Olive, RACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue, RACP614

Other Products: Maroon archival Ink, Pink card stock, Hot Glue Gun, Water Mister, Bone folder, Water coloring brush, Hole pricking tool, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, White organza Ribbon, Cardboard packing box, Misti stamping tool, Crop-a-dial, White Deco Art Stencil Paint,

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Click here to view more photos of this project. The finished size of this cigar box is 8.89" x 5.51" x 2.95" (17.5cm x 14cm x 7.5cm). The cigar box size used 6.299" x 1.259" (16cm x 11cm x 3.2cm)This project uses 5 peony flowers, 3 peony buds, 24 double lilacs, 5 lilac buds and 15 peony leaves.

Taking the white paint, paint the inside and out side of the box. Put aside to dry. Taking the white card stock cut x2 3.779" x 10.629" (9.6cm x 27cm) Make a fold at 5.70" (14.5cm) from one and 5.70" and 5.90" (14.5cm and 15cm ) on the other , adhere the two pieces together so you have a triple fold card folder with the short ends glued to make the base. Taking the pink card stock cut the card matting a little smaller for the inside and out side of the card folder. Taking the paper pad find the paper with the brick and window with flowers printed on it, use this for the second matting. Again cut a little smaller than the pink card stock. Adhere all the matting to the white card folder base. Cut extra matting for the card folder front. Adhere this to the card front with a layer of cardboard between the two layers to give height.

Taking the Fleur boarder die and cut a double boarder for the front. 5.118" (13cm) long. Two single boarded pockets, 1st 2.16" x 5.51" (5.5cm x 14cm) 2nd 3.34" x 2.36" (8.5cm x 6cm). Apply glitter to the edges of the lace boarders with the aid of the clear drying adhesive. When dry, trim and adhere in place as seen in the detail photos. These will form the pockets for the tags for journaling and photos. The front, trim the boarder and adhere on a angle.

Make the flowers and leaves using the large and small Sweet Peony stamps and matching dies. Use also the Lush Lilac stamps and dies for the lilacs and lilac buds. Use the 3D stamp paint to bring color to the flowers and leaves. Use the flower-shaping mold to bring the shape into the flowers. Using the flower shaping tools to ball the flower centers only. Make holes in the flower centers for the stamens. Stack the petals and adhere together using the hot glue gun or the clear drying glue. Apply the glitter to the flower petal using the clear drying glue and dipping into the glitter. Put aside to dry. Do the same with the leaves. Arrange the flowers into clusters as seen in the photo of the project. Find the printed sentiment. Trim and adhere in place on the front of the card folder.

Make the tags by cutting from both pink card stock and the design paper. Place the tags into the pockets. Taking the pink card stock, cut strips to cover the box sides, box base, box lid inside and out side. Cut a little smaller than the box so the white paint will still show. Taking the paper pad find the paper with the brick and window with flowers printed on it. Cut strips for the matting of the box sides, this is cut a little smaller than the pink card stock. Adhere to the sides. Taking the same design paper cut the paper for matting for the box lid top, again a little smaller than the pink card stock. Spritz the paper with water, when dry adhere loosely so it will not sit flat. Taking the same paper design cut two mattings a little smaller than the other for the box lid inside. Adhere layers of cardboard between the matting layers. Adhere all layers to the inside lid.

Taking the Fleur boarder die cut a double lace boarder from the design paper that measures (15cm) trim this to fit the matting of the lid inside. Apply glitter to the lace edges and when dry adhere in place. Make a triple bow from the ribbon; adhere to the lower center of the box lid. Arrange the flower clusters as seen in the project photo. Place the card folder into the box. Because the flowers are 3d and this cigar box is to low, the box does not close. So this is a table centerpiece that stays open. To keep it open, apply glue from the hot glue gun to the out side box hinge so you will not see it.

Created by: Susan Smit

Print Project

Bee-utiful Blossom

Bee-utiful Blossom
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Pistachio, TSMP706
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown, 71035
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174

Other Products: White cardstock, foam dots, Bee Stickers, Prisma Color pencil 922 Poppy Red

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Prepare a card base with white cardstock 5 1/2 x 7 1/2". Find the sheet from the paper collection with all the Peonies on it and trim it down to 5 1/4 x 7 1/4", distress the edges, add Foam squares to the back then adhere to card base.

Stamp the Peony Blossom 3 times on white cardstock with the Dark Brown ink, color with the pencil. Use the matching die and cut these out, add thin foam dots to the back of one and add to card. Cut into the second one and fussy cut part of it out, add foam dots and add to the first one. On the third one, fussy cut the center part out, add foam dots and adhere to the top of the last one. Stamp the leaves on white cardstock with the Bamboo Leaves, color in with the Pistachio, use the matching die and cut out. Shade the edges with more of the Bamboo Leaves, shape and adhere to card.

To finish add glitter and Bee stickers.

Created by: Olga Jewell

Print Project

Cascading Florals

Cascading Florals
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral, 71006
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Wisteria, 71005
Decorative Oval Die, HCD1-762
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lulu Lavender, TSMP504
Lettuce Entertain You Prills, ANC814
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die, HCD1-7156
Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die, HCD1-7157
Words Of Comfort Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3815
Pastel Pearl Stamens-Small, HCS1-457-1
Pastel Pearl Stamens-Medium, HCS1-457-2
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3811
Rain Boots and Blossoms Die, HCD1-7169
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3816
Lush Lilac Die, HCD1-7170
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: White Flower Soft, White card stock, Adirondack Salmon, Memento Angel Pink

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card size: 12" X 7". Start with a piece of heavy weight white card stock 6 X 12 and score at 4" and 8". Also cut a piece of decorative paper 6 X 12 and score at 4" and 8". Use the curved plain edge of the Fleur Border Basics to cut both 4" ends of card stock and also the paper to match. Trim paper to show about 1/8" white border all the way around and then glue to white base making sure score lines match and you can still fold in enough to make a display of your card. Tape two borders together (the scallop and the decorative) to form the decorative edges for the top of the card and glue to top. Cut Decorative Medallion from white for the center. Cut the Decorative oval from white and cut a background oval from medium pink decorative paper, glue to center panel.

Stamp and die cut multiple Peony flowers using Rose Coral and Rhubarb Stalk, Lilac blossoms using Wisteria, blossoms (from Rain Boots & Blossoms)using Bamboo Leaves and Wisteria and the sentiment using Rhubarb Stalk. Sponge Angel Pink around die cut sentiment. Color Peony flowers with Salmon and Angel Pink, Lilac blossoms and blossoms with Lulu Lavender and glue white Flower Soft onto round flower blossoms. Shape blossoms and leaves slightly and place Peony in shaping mold after misting with water, run through die cutting machine to form. After they dry, push down in the centers using a flower shaping mat and tools then start gluing blossoms together (usually at least 3 layers). Pierce a hole into the center of each flower and add stamen. Add green Prills to centers of Lilac blossoms. Sponge glue onto flowers and glitter with Crystal Clear.

Start decorating display with leaves, blossoms and flowers on both sides of the oval (decorate one side more than the other), add Lilac blossoms to fill gaps. Die cut a dark pink mat for sentiment and add both to center large oval.

Created by: Robin Clendenning

Print Project

My Everything

My Everything
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3811
Rain Boots and Blossoms Die, HCD1-7169
Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3817
Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage Die, HCD1-7172
Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Die, HCD1-7171
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sunflower, RACP005
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Carnation Red, RACP399
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder, RACP638
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436

Other Products: White Cardstock. Perfect pearl-gold, antique locks, pollens.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Covered shadow box measures 8"x 8". Take cardstock size 11"x 8" and score at 1.5", 9.5".Next, second layer cardstock size 3"x 8" and score at 2.5". Make two of this size and adhere it to first base. Next third layer take another cardstock size 8"x7.5" and paste it on second layer on the left side as shown.

Next take pattern paper and distress the edges and paste them. Adhere two locks as shown with dries clear adhesive.

Now die cut two birdcages, and paste on the left side. Die cut a decorative medallion die and paste on the top centre, as shown.

To create peony flowers, leaves and some tiny flowers: Stamp peony flower with Rose Madder Archival ink and cut them with matching die and color them with the same ink and shape them with basic shaping mold. Arrange them and put pollens at the centre of the flower. Now stamp some peony leaves with Leaf Green Archival ink and cut them with matching die and shape them with deluxe flower shaping tool kit and then randomly spray gold color using Perfect Pearl.

For small tiny flower: Stamp small peony flower with Red Carnation Archival ink and cut them with matching die and color them with Sunflower Archival ink, and then add Crystal Clear powder. Stamp 7 more of the smallest peony flower with Rose Madder ink and color with Leaf Green in the center and Rose Madder along the edges, add Crystal Clear powder and insert pollens in the center of all the tiny flowers. Arrange all these as shown.

Stamp a few leaves from Rain Boots and Blossoms cling stamp set and a swirling Lush Lilac and Umbrella Spray cling stamp set with leaf Green ink, cut them with coordinating die and shape them with deluxe flower shaping tool. Adhere them as shown.

Add the sentiment from Sweet Peony paper collection.

Created by: Shalini Pahwa

Print Project

Lace Elegance

Lace Elegance
Products Used
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Minnie Pearls Prills, ANC803
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Simply Classic Die, HCD1-7159
Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3801
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Olive, RACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue, RACP614
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder, RACP638
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436

Other Products: Floral Oriental Cardstock, Dimensional Tape, Sponge, Hot Glue Gun, Misti, Big Shot Plus, Scissor, Corner Rounder, Swarovski Crystals.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Create a 6" x6" tent fold card base by cutting white cardstock 12" x 6", score and fold at 6" on the long side. Round all of the corners. Cut the dark pink paper from the collection 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" Round the corners, ink the edges with Magenta Hue ink and adhere to the card base with dries clear adhesive. Cut a white mat layer 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and cut a light pink layer from the collection 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Round the corners, ink the edges of both with Magenta Hue, adhere together with dries clear adhesive and then adhere to the card base with dimensional tape. Cut another piece of the lighter pink paper 5 7/8" x 5 7/8", round the corners, ink the edges and adhere to the inside of the card.

Die cut two of the Festive Holiday dies from white cardstock, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. Adhere to the center of the card base. Stamp the Happy Birthday from the Simply Classic Stamp set on white cardstock with Magenta Hue ink and cut with the coordinating die. Shape lightly and adhere to the top of the card front.

Stamp the Large Peonies three times on Floral Oriental White cardstock with Magenta Hue ink. Color with Rose Madder and Magenta Hue ink, diecut using the coordinating dies, shape using the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Tool and finish the shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble the petals to create one large flower. Add Minnie Pearls Prills to the flower center, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. Stamp the large leaf twice on white cardstock with Ranger Archival Olive ink, color with Leaf Green and Magenta Hue inks. Shape using the Deluxe Flower shaping kit, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear.

Adhere the flower and the leaves to the center of Festive Holiday die as shown using a hot glue gun. Adhere three Swarovski Crystals each to the top right corner and the bottom left corner.

Created by: Janet Saieva

Print Project

Peony Panorama

Peony Panorama
Products Used
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Classic Rose Vines Die, HCD1-7111
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage Die, HCD1-7172
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black, RACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Library Green, RACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder, RACP638
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Plum, RACP499

Other Products: White cardstock 240 gsm, Distress Oxide Inks-Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Steadler Watercolor pencils, Artificial pollens, Watercolor brush.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Make a card base from white card stock 7"x 5". Cut a mat layer from the paper collection 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" and adhere to the card front using clear glue. Cut another mat layer measuring 6" x 6" and adhere in the centre of the card front using foam dots. Cut a piece of pattern paper 6 1/2" x 6 1/2", and adhere to the card front using foam dots. Cut a 6" x 6" card panel from paper pad and adhere on the mat layer as shown.

Cut a white card stock 5" x 5" and distress it with Distress inks. Stamp the sweet peony image from the stamp set using Jet Black Archival ink. Using water and brush remove the paint from the image and let it dry. This gives a beautiful bleached looking floral background. Adhere this on a white mat layer a little bigger in size and adhere the whole panel on the card front.

Cut two sweetheart border die cuts in white card stock and adhere to the two sides of the card panel in front. Cut a birdcage and adhere to the card front as shown.

Stamp the peony flower image with Plum Archival ink. Colour with Rose Madder ink using a sponge dauber. Cut with matching die. Stamp the peony buds in black ink and cut with coordinating die. Color the image with watercolour pencils. Cut with matching dies. Stamp the leaves in Library Green, colour with Leaf Green ink and cut with coordinating die. Shape and mold the flowers and leaves following the video instructions. Make filler flowers with Classic rose die and stamp.

Arrange the flowers, leaves and buds near the cage. Cut a sentiment from the pattern paper and add to the card front.

Created by: Anita Kejriwal

Print Project

Thoughts of You

Thoughts of You
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Pistachio, TSMP706
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Black Cherry, 71080
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Minnie Pearls Prills, ANC803
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Circle Basics Large Die, HCD1-7155
StazOn Ink Pad - Olive Green, TSSZ51
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Fern Green, RACP962

Other Products: Cream Cardstock; Glue Gun; VersaColor Pigment Ink - Burgundy; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent - Lettuce and Pink Azalea; Want2Scrap 72 Count Cranberry Pearls

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Create an A2 card base out of cream card stock. Cut an A2 card front from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection and die cut center using coordinating die from the Circle Basics Large Die Set. Adhere the A2 card front directly to card base with Dries Clear Adhesive. Die cut white cardstock using the decorative die from the Festive Holiday Die Set. Adhere decorative die cut onto card front as shown. Adhere die cut circle image to card front with pop dots as shown.

On White Cardstock with Burgundy VersaMark Ink stamp the petals from the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, stamp the next size petals from the Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set and stamp the small peony blossom from the Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set. On White Cardstock with Leaf Green Ranger Archival Ink stamp the leaves on the Peony Bud and with Olive Green StazOn Ink stamp the leaves from the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set. Cut all with coordinating dies.

Using the Stack and Store Daubers color all the leaves using Pistachio Memento Ink and add Olive Grove Memento Ink to the edges of the leaves for shading; color the peonies with a light touch of Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink and then add Black Cherry Chalk Ink to the center of the petals.

Lay the peony petals stamped side up in the Floral Basics Shaping Floral Mold. Mist lightly with water and run through the die cutting machine to shape petals quickly. Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to further shape the peony petals, also lightly shape the peony blossom and leaves. Assemble peony as shown using hot glue gun and adhere to peony to the peony bud and leaves to card as shown.

With Dries Clear Adhesive add Pink Azalea Glitter to all the peonies, Lettuce Glitter to all the leaves and prills to the baby's breathe on the design paper, as shown.

Cut sentiment from the design paper and sponge edges with Black Cherry Chalk Ink. Adhere to card as shown. Finally adhere Cranberry Pearls to card as shown.

Created by: Candy Slabaugh

Print Project

I'm a Little Teapot......

I'm a Little Teapot......
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Guacamole, 71058
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-457-3
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Cut File, White Card Stock, Versamark, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Sparkle Glimmer Spray, Crystal Clear, Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Jewel Tones, Archival Watering Can Ink and die cutting machine.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Start by cutting and assembling the Teapot found here according to the directions out of white card stock with the panels cut from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection.

The Peony flowers were stamped on white card stock using VersaMark and heat embossed with Rose Gold Embossing Powder before die cutting with the matching die and distressing with Rhubarb Stalk ink. After the flowers were distressed they were shaped with the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold and the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit before spritzing with Sparkle Glimmer Spray and dusting with Crystal Clear. Finally the centers were accented with Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium.

The Peony bud and blossom cling stamp was stamped on white card stock using Watering Can and die cut with the matching die before coloring with pebbles pearlescent chalks and attaching as shown. Finally, the leaves were stamped on white card stock using Guacamole ink and die cut with the matching die before distressing with bamboo leaves ink.


Print Project

A Fuchsia Celebration

A Fuchsia Celebration
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3656
Delightful Daisy Die, HCD1-760
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk, TSMP301
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa, TSMP800
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious, 71053
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter, 532423-KIT
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
StazOn Ink Pad - Olive Green, TSSZ51
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: White Cardstock, Ivory Flower Soft, Sap Green Archival Ink, Foundry Embossing Folder, Half pearl, Dimensional Tape, Pink Peony Cardstock

To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: My card size is 5 x 7". Make card base and then emboss the pink cardstock and glue it down. Cut the medallion out of white cardstock and glue it down to the card front. Stamp the Peony flowers with the Berrylicious Ink and color them with this color as well. Stamp the daisies in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and stamp the leaves with Olive Green Stazon Ink. Color with various inks and then cut everything out

Run the petals through the mold and shape the flowers, then add the flower soft to the center of the daisies and set aside to dry. Once all the flowers are dry, decide where you want them over the medallion and glue them down. Pick a sentiment from the paper collection and use dimensional tape to adhere to card front. Glue a half pearl over the sentiment tag.

Created by: Glenda Brooks

Print Project

Dramatic Blossoms

Dramatic Blossoms
Products Used
5pc. Acrylic Block Set, 411231
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Paper Pack of 10 - Black, HCPP1-438-1
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black, RACP468

Other Products: Copic Sketch: RV99, R89, R85, R83, R81, Westcott Scissors

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Score a white piece of cardstock to 5x7", then take one of the sheets of patterned paper from the Sweet Peony collection cut it a little smaller than the card base and adhere to the white cardstock. This will serve as the card front. Next Stamp the images from Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set on blending paper using Jet Black Archival Ink & color them using copic sketch pens. You will use RV99, R89, R85, R83 then R81 on the flower edges getting lighter towards the center of your stamped images. Die cut them using matching dies from Peony Bud and Blossom Die.

Cut sentiment from paper pad. Arrange and adhere everything as shown on the card base.

Created by: Monica Edwards

Print Project

Budding Beauty

Budding Beauty
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Grass Green 3D Stamp Paint, 284095
Eyelet Oval Die, HCD1-776
Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter, 532423-KIT
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175

Other Products: Green cardstock, mounting tape, rhinestones, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (RV00, RV11, RV13, RV17, W4, Y000, Y00, Y04, Y15, Y18, G20, G24, G91, G93, G95), white gel pen, double sided tape, black foam mat, toothbrush, X-Press It Blending Cardstock.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Cut white card base at 5 1/2" x 11". Score at 5 1/2" to create a top folding card. Cut base layer from green cardstock to measure 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". Cut the rose colored designer paper at 5" x 5".

Stamp the 3 images from the Peony Bud and Blossoms Collection. I used Espresso Truffle Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock. The image was colored with the following color combo (RV00, RV11, RV13, RV17, W4, Y000, Y00, Y04, Y15, Y18, G20, G24, G91, G93, G95). Die cut with the coordinating die. Cut 3 additional blossoms for each image from Green Cardstock. Layer the 3 green images under each blossom and pop up with a small amount of mounting tape between each. This will add great dimension. Avoid placing the tape too close to the edge to avoid the tape from showing.

Cut a green designer paper from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection using the Eyelet Oval Die. Cut an additional layer from foam matting. Sponge the top of the green cardstock with 3D Green Grass Metallic Paint. Sponge the edges with Olive Grove Memento Ink. Splatter the rose colored designer paper with more of the Metallic Green Grass Paint that has been thinned down with water. A toothbrush works well for the splatter. Adhere the foam to the green designer paper using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. This will allow the green to show through the eyelets. Use a white gel pen to accent the lines on the green mat. Adhere rhinestones to the center of each eyelet. Adhere the layers.

Cut the sentiment from the Sweet Peony Designer Paper. Mat with white and green cardstock. Pop the sentiment on the page as shown using mounting tape.

Created by: Marie Gamber

Print Project

Lovely Floral Album

Lovely Floral Album
Products Used
Hydra Sponges, RLHS100
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Cut'N'Boss Machine Teresa Collins Edition, 105637
Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3746
Festive Gate Die, HCD1-7105
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, HCFB1-464
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3816
Lush Lilac Paper Collection, HCDP1-287
Lush Lilac Die, HCD1-7170
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold, HCFB1-466

Other Products: Stampin Up Ink Berry Bloom, Flirty Flamingo, Elegant Eggplant, Lemon Lime Twist, Ribbon, Bling Gems, chipboard

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Click here to see images of inside of album. Chipboard Mini Album Cover: Take chipboard and cut 2 pieces 5 1/2 inches x 8 inches and 1 piece 1 inch by 8 inches. Take white cardstock and cut 2 pieces 7 1/2 inches by 10 inches. Glue the two pieces together with 1/2 inch overlay. Place the three pieces of chipboard on the white card stock and glue in place to form the covers and spine of the album. Leave 1/8 inch gap on either side of the spine piece. Score all the way around the four sides of the white card stock and between the 2 binding gaps. Miter the four corners of the white cardstock and fold over the edges and glue into place. You will have a 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches by 1 inch deep album cover. Take one sheet of Sweet Peony paper and trim a 12 inches wide by 8 inches tall piece. Cut this piece of paper into 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches tall pieces and 1 7/8 inch wide by 8 inches tall piece. Save the 12 inches wide by 4 inches tall remaining piece of paper. Adhere these pieces of paper to the outside of the chipboard cover on top of the white card stock. Adhere the 4 inches by 12 inches piece first for the album binder. Stamp in Stampin Up Berry Bloom and Flirty Flamingo ink, die cut and color enough petals to create two nine layer peonies. Stamp, die cut and color in Stampin Up Lemon Lime Twist 10 leaves. Stamp, die cut, and color 25 Lush Lilacs in Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant. After the inside of the album is completed add 3D Lacquer to the background flowers and add the flowers and leaves to the cover of the album. Add ribbon to the spine for additional flair.

Inside Front and Back Cover of Mini Album: Take one piece of Sweet Peony paper and cut to 12 inches wide x 8 inches tall. From this piece cut 2 5 3/8 inches wide x 8 inches tall pieces and 1 7/8 inch wide by 8 inches tall piece. Cut the 12 inches wide x 4 inches tall scrap into 2 5 3/8 inches wide by 4 inches tall to form inside front and back pockets. Cut one Sweet border into 2 5 3/8 inches lengths and adhere to the top of each of the 5 3/8 inches by 4 inches pieces to form a border at the top of each pocket. Glue the papers to the inside front and back covers as well as the spine. Glue the 5 3/8 inches x 4 inches on three sides to form a pocket for the front and back inside covers. Make sure that the papers are flush with the outside edges of the covers. Cut out three large tags from the Sweet Peony paper and add bling to the tag holes to cover the hole. Place these tags in the inside front cover. Cut three images from the Sweet Peony paper and place the images in the back inside cover.

Pages for the Mini Album: Take one sheet of Sweet Peony paper and cut to 11 1/4 inches wide by 8 inches tall. Score at 5 1/4 inches and 6 inches, then fold on score lines. Take a second sheet of Sweet Peony paper and cut to 11 inches wide by 8 inches tall. Score at 5 1/4 inches and 5 3/4 inches, then fold on score lines. Take a third sheet of Sweet Peony paper and cut to 10 3/4 inches wide by 8 inches tall. Score at 5 1/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches, then fold score lines. Save the 12 inches wide by 4 inches tall scraps. See pictures for suggested Sweet Peony papers for the mini album. Open the mini album cover and take the 11 1/4 inches by 8 inches paper and place glue between the score lines only on the side that will be attached to the binder. Adhere the paper to the center of the album spine. Take the 11 inches by 8 inches paper and place glue between the score lines only on the side that will be attached to the binder. Adhere the paper to the center of the album spine on top of the first sheet of paper. Take the third sheet of paper 10 3/4 inches by 8 inches and place glue between the score lines only on the side that will be attached to the binder. Adhere the paper to the center of the album spine on top of the second sheet of paper.

Page One of Mini Album: Take one of the 4 inches by 12 inches Sweet Peony paper and fold in half to form a 4 inches wide by 6 inches tall booklet. Glue vertical into the first page. This will allow the placement of up to three portrait pictures that can be added! Cut an image from the paper and glue to the middle of the first page of the booklet. Cut two of the border strips in to 6 inches lengths. Attach one border strip to the bottom of the first page of the booklet. Open up the booklet and glue a border strip to the top and bottom inside bottom of the booklet. Cut out the "Thinking of You" ticket and place inside bottom of the booklet page. Leave the top of ticket open so a picture can be slipped under the ticket. Cut out one of the four square stamps images from the paper. Fold one of the stamps in half and glue to the top outside edge of page to form a tab.

Page Two and Three of Mini Album: Cut out "Moment with You" sentiment from the paper and glue along the fence on page two. Stamp Festive gate and die cut gate. Cut the gate on the slots so the gate can open and close. Glue gate in place on page three of album.

Page Four and Five of Mini Album: Cut out "Especially for You" border strip and a piece of Sweet Peony stripe paper 5 1/2 inches wide by 2 inches tall. Cut out "Sending Love Your Way" tag. Glue the border, striped paper and ticket into place as shown for page four. Cut out one of the four of the square stamps images from the paper. Fold one of the stamps in half and glue to the upper half of the outside edge to form a tab on page five. Cut one the three picture frames pieces from the Sweet Peony paper and score at 4 inches and 8 inches. Fold in accordion style and glue into the middle of the page. Up to five pictures could be attached to the page.

Page Six and Seven of Mini Album: Take one of the 4 inches by 12 inches Sweet Peony paper and fold in half to form a 4 inches wide by 6 inches tall booklet. Glue vertical into the first page. This will allow the placement of up to three portrait pictures that can be added!. Cut one of the border strips in to 6 inches lengths. Attach one border strip to the bottom of the first page of the booklet. Open up the booklet and glue a border strip to the top inside bottom of the booklet. Cut out the "Celebrating You" ticket and place inside top of the booklet page. Leave the bottom of ticket open so a picture can be slipped under the ticket. Cut out one of the four of the square stamps images from the paper. Fold one of the stamps in half and glue to the lower half of the outside edge of page seven to form a tab.

Page Eight and Nine of Mini Album: Cut one the three picture frames pieces from the Sweet Peony paper and score at 4 inches and 8 inches. Fold in accordion style and glue into the middle of the page. Up to five pictures could be attached to the page. Cut out "Especially for You" border strip and a piece of Sweet Peony stripe paper 5 1/2 inches wide by 2 inches tall. Cut out "A Special Hug For You" tag. Glue the border, striped paper and ticket into place as shown for page

Page Ten and Eleven of Mini Album: Cut one image from the paper and glue on three sides of page eleven of the album to form a pocket. Cut three small images from the paper and place in the pocket. Cut out one of the four of the square stamps images from the paper. Fold one of the stamps in half and glue to the bottom of the outside edge of page eleven to form a tab.

Page Twelve of Mini Album: Take one of the 4 inches by 12 inches Sweet Peony paper and fold in half to form a 4 inches wide by 6 inches tall booklet. Glue vertical into the first page. This will allow the placement of up to three portrait pictures that can be added! Cut an image from the paper and glue to the middle of the first page of the booklet. Cut two of the border strips in to 6 inches lengths. Attach one border strip to the bottom of the first page of the booklet. Open up the booklet and glue a border strip to the top and bottom inside bottom of the booklet. Cut out the "My Wish For You" ticket and place inside bottom of the booklet page. Leave the top of ticket open so a picture can be slipped under the ticket. Cut out one of the four of the square stamps images from the paper.

Created by: Pamela Korte

Print Project

Pretty Painted Peonies

Pretty Painted Peonies
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Funnel Tray, 359503
Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3519
Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets, 242174
Butterfly Medley Die, HCD1-759
Embossing Powder - White, RPEJ685
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
Heat It Craft Tool, RAHT
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175

Other Products: Smooth White Card Stock, Faber Castle Pencil Colors, Versamark Ink

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the border dies & foldout cards, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/wxX94X84kUo.

Instructions: The ready side fold card measures 6" by 8". To create a top panel choose 2 papers from the designer paper collection, one with a bold print and other with soft print. Cut a strip measuring 2 1/2" by 5 1/2" from soft print and a strip of 4 1/2' by 5 1/2" from the bold design. Glue both the papers together and hide the joint with a strip of gold and green strip. Arrange white die cuts using the Sweetheart die on both the sides of the strip.

The lower end of the panel is cut using Fleur Basic Border Die. Glue a fancy border on the edge as shown. Layer the whole panel on 5 1/2" by 7 1/2" green color pattern paper. Further layer the ready top panel on the ready base.

For painted peonies. stamp all the images twice using black archival ink and cut them using their coordinating dies. Paint the images using Faber Castle Pencil Colors. Layer the images using foam dots and arrange them on the card panel as shown.

Butterfly images from Butterfly Medley stamp are stamped with Versamark and white heat embossed on vellum. These are then cut using Butterfly Medley Die. Once all the embellishments are ready, arrange them as shown and finish the card by adding glitter and sentiment from the paper collection.

Created by: Rajni Chawla

Print Project

I Think of You

I Think of You
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3753
Classic Rose Vines Die, HCD1-7111
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-457-3
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sunflower, RACP005
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Coffee, RACP451
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Fern Green, RACP962
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Plum, RACP499

Other Products: White Cardstock; 5mm foam buds from Icraft; Glue Gloss

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

For more tips on creating with the Heartfelt Love collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/AePSIkkwaCE.

Instructions: For Card Base: Card base is 5.5 x7.5" on white card. Cut a pattern paper from collection measuring 5.25 x 7.25". Using the Fleur Border Basics set, cut a coordinating pattern using the curve so paper measures approximately 4.75 x 5.75". Once you have this curve cut on the pattern paper, take one of the pattern dies and cut a border on white card and mat this under the curve border. Glue on three sides to create a pocket. Cut out the Sweetheart border die on white cards as well. And on top of this attach a 1" x 6" green strip of paper from collection. I attached the two border dies underneath and wrapped this around the front of the card base as well. Adhere this these layers to card base.

Stamp out 3 sets of the large peony using plum archival ink on white card. Stamp and cut out 1 set of the small peony using plum archival ink on white card. Color centers of the flowers with sunflower archival ink and outer edges with Plum archival ink. Pierce in center with paper piercer to make room for stamen and foam buds.

Stamp and cut four large peony leaves using leaf green and color with fern green and leaf green archival ink. Stamp and cut out one classic rose vine and use as detail layers under the flower bunches.

To mold the flowers, I have cut an older molding mat in half and hot glued it together to form a double layer molding mat. This allows some deeper shaping abilities. Insert the foam bud in the center of the second largest peony placing glue in center, attach another layer of flower then add 2 layers of the largest peony. Note: Color the foam buds using the sunflower archival ink. These will go in the centers. Create 1 large flower this size. Create 1 medium flower and I used four smaller peonies. Do not throw away the cut off wire stems

Take the stylus tool and wrap the cut off wire around the stylus to form a curly wire piece, insert these throughout the flower clusters to add some detail. Cut out two tags in green using the luggage and tag die. Mat these in white card. Attach twine in hole for some detail. Tuck these into the pocket of the card as shown. Feel free to detail all the flowers and leaves with Crystal Clear. Attach sentiment from collection. Complete card as I have shown in my sample.

Created by: Karan Gerber

Print Project

Bird Songs and Lilacs

Bird Songs and Lilacs
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Pistachio, TSMP706
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Toffee Crunch, TSMP805
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3746
Festive Gate Die, HCD1-7105
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White, NU651
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Pastel Bead Stamens-Medium, HCS1-457-3
Songs of Spring Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3810
Songs of Spring Die, HCD1-7168
Lush Lilac Paper Collection, HCDP1-287
Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage Die, HCD1-7172
Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Die, HCD1-7171
Lush Lilac Die, HCD1-7170
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold, HCFB1-466

Other Products: Chip board, Gold Twine, White Cardstock, Prisma Color pencils, Foam Dots

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KDbdzC0MnAI.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Cut a piece of chipboard 4 x 8 1/2. Layer it with a piece of sweet Peony paper same size on top. Cut another piece of the Sweet Peony paper 1/4 inch smaller all the way around. Attach foam dots to the back of that one and adhere to the first one. Angle the top on both sides to create tag shape. Punch a hole in the center as shown.

Stamp the Festive Gate on white cardstock with the Toffee Crunch ink and cut out with the matching die. Highlight the edges with the same ink. Add foam dots to the back and adhere to the tag.

Stamp 3 of the Umbrellas and cut out with the matching die. Color with pencils the color of your choice. Place foam dots to the back of 2 of them, stack all 3 together and adhere to the top of the tag.

Locate the flowers and sprays from the Lush Lilac paper and cut out using the matching dies. Add the long cluster to the fence and the spray to the top of the tag. Cut all the flowers out, lay them in the Lilac mold and run through your machine. Finish shaping with the Flower Shaping Kit. Put 2 together and add to the cluster, spray and umbrella.

Cut the sentiment tag out with the matching die, add foam dots to the back and adhere to tag.

Use the curler from the Flower Shaping kit and shape the stamens. Add a small amount of glue to the ends and place around a few flowers.

To finish the tag, add gold twine to the top. Add glitter to the flowers and leaves. Add Crystal Drops to the center of each flower.

Created by: Olga Jewell

Print Project

Sweet Peony Heritage

Sweet Peony Heritage
Products Used
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
Today's Quotes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3813
Assorted Pearl Stamens-Small, HCS1-459-1
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173

Other Products: Cardstock (cream, brown, kraft), Neutral Burlap String, Distress Oxide Ink (Antique Linen), ColorBox Ink (Gingersnap), Stampin' Up Ink (Early Espresso), Heidi Swapp Shimmer Mister (Tea), Gems, Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black), Edge Distresser, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Grand, Adhesive Dots- Medium, Creative Photo Corners- Kraft)

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Kraft cardstock is the 12x12" layer. Cut the dark brown cardstock to 10x12. Cut 4 of the Sweetheart Borders from cream cardstock. Adhere to the edges of the dark brown cardstock and adhere the whole thing to the kraft 12x12 cardstock. Cut a piece of the brick patterned paper to 3x10", and tear both ends. Adhere just to the right of centre. Using this as a guide stamp and mask the Peony Bud and Blossom images using Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. A small cluster on the right hand side of the layout and a larger cluster on the left hand side of the layout.

Cut a piece of the cream and light green patterned paper to 1.5x5". Distress the edges and adhere to the left of the other patterned strip using 3D foam tape. Mat the 4x6" photo in cream, kraft and cream cardstock again. Distress the edges and adhere together. Add kraft photo corners to the photo. Adhere the matted photo to the layout using 3D foam squares. Find and die cut out the large cream tag. Adhere above the matted photo using 3D foam squares. Add burlap string to the tag. Stamp the "Moments to Remember" sentiment onto the brick patterned paper, flag one end and distress the edges of the paper. Adhere to the right of the matted photo.

Stamp a total of 10 leaves in a variety of sizes using dark brown ink onto cream cardstock. Dust the edges using brown ink, shape. Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the Small and Large Sweet Peony images onto white cardstock using dark brown ink. Mist the back side of all of the flowers using the light brown mister. Add color to the flower images using Gingersnap ink and daubers. Shape and assemble the flowers. Add ivory stamen to the middle of the 2 larger flowers, 8 in each. Add gems to the middles of the 4 flowers and to the middle of the die cut borders on the layout.

Adhere 1 small flower and 3 small leaves to the right hand side of the matted photo.Adhere the 3 other flowers to the left hand side of the layout then add in the leaves. Add dots of black Nuvo Drops along the edge of the brown cardstock on the top and bottom.

Created by: Tracy McLennon

Print Project

Watercolor Florals

Watercolor Florals
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
5pc. Acrylic Block Set, 411231
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Funnel Tray, 359503
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Embossing Powder - White, RPEJ685
Paper Pack of 10 - Black, HCPP1-438-1
Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter, 532423-KIT
Glue Tip Pins, PIN6
Paw-fect Pooches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3760
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP3-452
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow, NU673
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry, NU667
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black, NU650
Sweetheart Borders Die, HCD1-7161
Heat It Craft Tool, RAHT
Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3811
Rain Boots and Blossoms Die, HCD1-7169
Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3821
Peony Bud and Blossom Die, HCD1-7175
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black, RACP468

Other Products: White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops, Versamark ink, Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Watercolor Cardstock & Koi Waterbrush.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the border die from Sweetheart Borders Die and adhere it to the right side of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white cardbase.

Stamp the images from Rain Boots and Blossoms Cling Stamp Set and Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set on watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and color them using Gansai Tambi Watercolors and Koi Waterbrush. Die cut them using matching dies from Rain Boots and Blossoms Die and Peony Bud and Blossom Die. Add tiny drops of Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops to the hydrangeas flower centers and add drops of White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to peony flower center. Arrange and adhere them as shown on the card base.

Heat emboss the sentiment from Paw-fect Pooches Cling Stamp Set using Versamark ink, White Embossing Powder and Heat It Craft Tool on a piece of black cardstock and trim it as shown. Adhere it to the card front using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

Make some ladybugs using Ebony Black and Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops and glue them to the flower arrangement. Add some drops of White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops around the flower arrangement and some pearls on the border die cut to add finishing touch.

Created by: Nupur Priya

Print Project

Gorgeous Blue Peonies

Gorgeous Blue Peonies
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear, PGM15015
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Window Box Elements Die, HCD1-7150
Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3801
Small Camelia Carnation Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3806
Small Camelia Carnation Die, HCD1-7164
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3820
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3819
Sweet Peony Paper Collection, HCDP1-288
Large Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7174
Small Sweet Peony Die, HCD1-7173
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sunflower, RACP005
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black, RACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Library Green, RACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green, RACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Plum, RACP499

Other Products: Archival Ink Cobalt, Distress Ink (Broken China), Foam tape, double sided tape, Sizzix, Trimmer, Stamens, Zig brushes, heat embossing ink, white embossing powder, Vellum.

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peonycollection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.

Instructions: The final card measures 6.5" x 4" created with fresh handmade peonies and partial die cutting and embossing technique. Start by taking a blue card stock and cut and score it to measure at 6.5"x 4". For the second layer cut white card stock 1/8" smaller than the card base. For the third layer take a pattern paper from the Peony collection and then cut it 1/8" smaller than the second layer. Distress all the edges for all the layers. For the front layer lay the decorative medallion die and then run it through the big shot with an embossing mat so that the die doesn't cut through. Later I die cut another piece of the same die and then placed it on the embossed layer so that it is raised with a color offset.

For the flowers, stamp several pieces of the small and large peonies on a white card stock using the Cobalt Archival ink. Using the Distress Broken China ink, color the petals. Die cut all the pieces using coordinating die. Wet them with a little water and then shape the petals. Heat set once all flowers are shaped. Pierce the center and insert the stamens. For the leaves stamp the leaves using Library Green on a white card stock and then color them using Leaf Green Archival ink. Die cut all the pieces using the coordinating die and then shape them and heat set all the leaves. For the filler leaves and flowers stamp the leaves from the simply classic stamp collection using Jet Black Archival ink and then die cut all the pieces. Color the leaves using zig brushes. For the peonies stamp the large peony on a vellum sheet using embossing ink and then heat set with white embossing powder. Once set die cut using the coordinating dies and glitter the flowers and leaves using the Crystal Clear.

To assemble the card, create a bouquet at the top corner of the card using the hand shaped flowers, leaves on a backdrop of vellum flat peonies. Tuck in some small filler flowers and also a small carnation to balance the color palette. Place the filler leaves in appropriate places. On diagonal end place another bunch of flowers and leaves and stamp the sentiment on a small piece of cardstock using Jet Black ink. Die cut a decorative piece from the Window Box Elements using white cardstock, cut in half lengthwise. Arrange as shown and adhere.

Created by: Piyanki Biswas

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SANDRA LEON
Wow! Peony Beauties! They each have unique colors and themes. Love to see more flowers made with foam and how to color them.
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 05:08 AM
BECKY LODESTEIN
Thank you for all the beautiful tips and ideas, I love the different colors of peonies.
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 07:55 AM
CHARLOTTE COSSABOON
Your designers are amazing!!! I teach at a senior center in Pa. I find so many inspiring ideas from the blog posts that I have created book of ideas to use in my classes. Keep up the creative inspiration!
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 08:31 AM
ELIZABETH CHOPIN
The flowers add so much beauty to the cards.
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 08:51 AM
SUE S.
Stunning projects!
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 11:45 AM
KATRINA LEE
I think the bird songs and lilacs are my favorite!
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 12:03 PM
HELEN
The creative possibilities with these stamps and dies are endless. Thanks to all who share their creativity to inspire me.
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 01:45 PM
ANITA M
This was certainly a nice welcome into spring. I really enjoyed looking at all the projects and of course placing my order. The colors are amazing!
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 02:03 PM
MARY VRANCIK
It's amazing to me how your team comes up with so many beautiful cards, tags, boxes, etc, etc. So individualized and gorgeous. You all do a fantastic job.
Wednesday 21st of March 2018 09:50 PM