Hi there. Welcome to my blog and another in my simple Sunday series. This where I show you a quick and easy papercraft project using current Stampin’ Up! products. With the Last Chance sale in full swing I still have a few projects planned that include tools and materials that are retiring but still available. Today is extra special as the products I chose are all discounted too. This includes the Prized Peony Stamp Set with its gorgeous images and sentiments, plus pretty ribbon in my favourite shade of pink.
I began this project with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I shaped one end and added the ribbon slot using the retiring Fancy Tag Topper Punch. With the hole in place I could see how much room I had left for my peony image and sentiment.
From the retiring Prized Peony Stamp Set I chose “Your sweet friendship refreshes the soul”. I thought this perfect to describe the connection often felt by readers for their books. So using Crumb Cake ink I stamped the sentiment near to the bottom of the card strip. Filling in the remaining empty space was a simple job using Crumb Cake ink once again and the largest of the peony images.
Next I couldn’t resist returning to a favourite colour combination of Crumb Cake, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam. I’d already stamped with Crumb Cake, so now all I needed was Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in the other two colours. When I said this was a really simple project I meant it, in fact I only wanted the dark Soft Sea Foam and the light Petal Pink. Then all I did was colour the image with those two markers, then go over the whole image again with the same marker just to darken it a little. There was no worrying about shading or blending, the stamp image did the work for me.
To finish I cut a 6″ piece of the retiring Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon and threaded it through the slot in the bookmark. Then I cut 6″ of white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. After wrapping it around the ribbon close to the bookmark, I tied the twine in a simple bow. And just like that my pretty peony project was complete.
Such a quick and easy project, and I do love the soft colour scheme. I am definitely going to miss this stamp set and ribbon. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
RETIRING PRODUCTS – only available while stocks last
All of the retiring products I used on today’s project have been reduced in price… the Prized Peony Stamp Set is 20% off, the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon is 40% off, and the Fancy Tag Topper is 50% off! I’ve also included a link to the retiring Peony Dies that coordinate with the Prized Peony Stamp Set. Although I didn’t use the dies today they are also available at 50% off. If you already have the Prized Peony Stamp Set, or are thinking about getting it, you may want to check out the dies too.