Flowers and friendship go hand in hand, don’t you think? With today’s easy Peony Garden floral friendship card, I’m back to doing one of my favorite things – pairing a stunning floral paper with a sweet sentiment. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!
This week, Anne Marie has a fabulous sketch for us. I’ll admit, I’m not usually one to add diagonal elements to a card. I’m more of a right angle kind of gal. However, I LOVE the way Anne Marie tucked the diagonal layer behind the main panel. It’s perfect for showcasing coordinating designer paper, for which Stampin’ Up! is so well known. I can’t wait to see what you create as The Paper Players begin our journey to the next 500 challenges!
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Peony Garden is one of my favorite designer series paper collections from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. The floral pattern I used today can be the star of any card. I lightly tinted it with Stampin’ Blends, (the details are in the free tutorial), and added a few Champagne rhinestones. And how about the Paver pattern paper from the In Good Taste collection, which was used in the diagonal piece? Doesn’t this entire layout remind you of walking through a garden on a paver pathway?
As I was cleaning out my stash last week, I happened to find an old sparkly Gelly Roll pen, which was perfect for outlining the flowers, as you can see in the photo above. A double Petal Pink bow was all that was needed to complete the card. Quick…easy…and fit for the finest friend!
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Hey, Mom’s stampin’ friends! It’s been such a long time since I have talked with you. Things have changed here at my home. I have two new puppies, Sixx and Nueve, to teach the ways of the pack. They definitely keep me and Mom busy. They are so silly! And, my brother, Brody, is still with us. His sleeps are getting sounder and longer these days, and my Mom has to shake him to wake him up. He has fought valiantly over the past years, and he still eats and potties well. But I catch my Mom crying often, and I hear her talking with him, telling him that he has been a brave boy, and to let her know when he is ready to leave. It saddens me to think of my life without my womb-mate. And it saddens me to know how sad my Mom will be when we have to say good-by. But for now, I ready myself for what I know the future holds, and I cherish every day I have with my brother…
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