Monday, April 5, 2021

Peony Garden

 Hello my friends! I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. The weather has been great here and I got out walking a few times with friends. I am so glad we can get together outside. I do miss the big family dinner but I just can't take that chance right now. Depending on how the vaccinations go I hope we can do a big family dinner for Thanksgiving.

Today's card uses some more of my favourite things that are retiring, in particular the Stitched Nested Labels dies.

I thought about this card when I was on my way home from one of my walks. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. More often than not, what I see in my head is nowhere near what eventually gets on to the paper. I wanted to keep this fairly monochromatic.

I started with a card base of Gray Granite. I really like this colour as it is a perfect blend of gray and beige. On top of this I added a mat of BasicWhite. I used another piece of Gray Granite cardstock for the top piece. I used one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies to cut out the center of this piece. I added a piece of DSP from the Peony Garden DSP pack. I attached this directly behind the opening that I cut in the cardstock. 

I wrapped some white baker's twine around this piece a few times and tied it into a bow. The baker's twine is from the Snail Mail Twine Combo package. I am very happy to have white baker's twine again. I added this piece to the white cardstock using dimensionals.

I stamped my sentiment onto a strip of Basic White cardstock using Gray Granite ink. I cut a banner edge into one side of the cardstock. I added it to the card front using dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Posted For You stamp set which is also retiring.

What I used for today's card:

Gray Granite Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Peony Garden DSP

Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Posted For You Stamp

Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad

Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today's card. I was really pleased with how it turned out.

So the winner for commenting on posts in March is Judy A. It was VERY close but she squeaked out by one comment. I delivered her goodies to her today and fortunately she is allowing me to post a picture.

Thank you all that commented! I really love reading them so even though the draw is done, feel free to keep commenting.

Stay well and keep creating!



  1. Love this card and will be trying it soon. Congratulations Judy !

  2. Pretty card! Nice idea to put the pattered paper behind the cut out!
    Thanks so much for my goodies. Yay...lovely "stuff"to play with!💕