Anniversary Card created with Stampin' Up! Peony Garden Suite #GDP244 #TGIFC268

Saturday 13 June 2020 Bridgwater, UK

The new Peony Garden product suite from Stampin' Up! is my favourite new product! The colours are PERFECT! Petal Pink, Gray Granite and Basic Gray look so lovely together - it's a very modern and 'on trend' colour combination! 

Did you know that all Stampin' Up! products coordinate seamlessly? From cardstock, to patterned paper, ink, markers, ribbons, embellishments and more. It's what made me fall in love with the products almost 7 years ago now! I wanted my patterned paper to match my cardstock and for my ink to match too!

Today my card is based on briefs from two different challenges:
Coincidentally both feature similar layouts this week! 

Last week I entered two different cards into the Global Design Project and TGIF Challenges. I am so surprised and absolutely thrilled that I was selected as a winner for both of them! 

You can click on the images below to see all of the winning creations! Thank you so much to the design teams for choosing my cards! I am truly grateful. 

If you are a papercrafter, why not play along too? You can find a useful list of all the challenge websites that I know of here

It was our 11th wedding anniversary earlier this week and this is the card I created for my lovely husband! As you can see, I haven't used too much patterned paper and kept the colour palette very masculine, with just a pop of Petal Pink.

The Peony dies I've used are very clever and a first for Stampin' Up! Within the pack of 17 dies there are:
  • dies that cut out stamped images 
  • dies that create a layered 3D peony flower and leaves - the pieces simply slot togehter to make the flower - wow! 
Also within the suite is the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, I never used to like using embossing folders however, in the last few years the Stampin' Up! range of embossing folders have offered more modern patterns. This embossing folder creates two different looks depending on which side you want showing.... it took me a while to decide, dilemma's, dilemma's!

In case you didn't notice, I added a strip of a Champagne Foil Sheet for a touch of glamour. This colour specialty paper goes perfectly with this suite.

The Elegant Faceted Gems are simply stunning! They look like water droplets from afar! I'm definitley going to have to get some more of these!

The Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon coordinates just perfectly with the rest of the products in this suite. I think the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon carried over from last years catalogue will also compliment this suite very nicely.    

I cut a piece of the Peony Garden DSP to cover the complete inside of the card. By shortening the width of the card front, I was able to meet the challenge briefs and showcase this beautiful patterned paper! 

I didn't use the sentiments from the Prized Peony stamp set. Instead I used the Forever Fern stamp set for the sentiment shown above, this one works so much better for the occasion!

Did you know you can purchase Stampin' Up! products from me? Why not start a new hobby while being at home more often during lockdown? It's such good therapy too! There's nothing quite like the feeling of creating something! 

You could include the Prized Peony Garden suite collection in your starter kit. For a purchase price of £99 you can choose up to £130 of products - plus until the end of June, you can also choose either a stamp set bundle and die or a stamp set and punch bundle! What an amazing offer!

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me! I would love to hear from you.


  1. So elegant and beautiful!!! Thanks for playing with TGIF Challenges this week!

    1. Hi Tami! THANK YOU for your lovely comments! I love playing along with challenges, I was am very happy to be one of the winners last week!