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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Prized Peony for the Kre8tors Blog Hop - April 2022 | Free for All

Prized Peony Easter card (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Prized Peony Easter Card

Happy Easter! FREE FOR ALL is what you will see during this month's Kre8tors Blog Hop!  Many of us have been busy creating projects for our friends and loved ones this month so I am sure you will get your creativity boosted from this talented bunch of Kre8tors.  Relax and enjoy a cuppa while you gather some inspiration as you peruse along the hop!

Today's Project

The 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is retiring and the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is coming soon!  Nothing like this in-between month where we can combine retiring, carryover and new products with our creations.  I enjoyed creating with this fun mix and hope that you enjoy them!

Prized Peony cards with In Colors (exclusive supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Inspired by the traditional colors of white, purple, pink and green for Easter, I chose to color these lovely peonies with carryover and new Stampin' Blends Markers. The Prized Peony stamp set with amazing mixed font sentiments and coordinating dies is perfect for creating your own backgrounds to color in a wide variety of colors seen naturally in these beautiful blossoms.

Prized Peony Easter card with In Colors (close-up) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Smoky Slate was used to stamp the large peony image on Basic White Cardstock.  The image was colored with the Fresh Freesia (2021-2023 In Color) Stampin' Blends Combo and the Light Parakeet Party (NEW 2022-2024 In Color) Stampin' Blend with a hint of Light Old Olive Stampin' Blend for shading.  The Celebrating You (January-June 2022 Mini Catalog) sentiment was stamped with Orchid Oasis and die-cut with a Stylish Shapes banner die (SNEAK PEEK 2022-2023 Annual Catalog).

Prized Peony Easter card with In Colors (color palette) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The next card highlights my favorite die from the coordinating Peony Dies - the embossed scalloped edge - along with the Tasteful Labels Dies which I will miss dearly as they were my go-to set.

Prized Peony friendship card with In Colors (close-up) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Smoky Slate was used to randomly stamp the large peony image along the edges of a Basic White Cardstock layer.  The images were colored with the Polished Pink (2021-2023 In Color) Stampin' Blends Combo and the Sweet Sorbet (NEW 2022-2024 In Color) Stampin' Blends Combo.  The Prized Peony (retiring soon!) sentiment was stamped with Smoky Slate and die-cut with a Tasteful Labels circle die (retiring soon!).  The silver Simply Elegant Trim was tied in a bow and attached with a Mini Glue Dot.

Prized Peony friendship card with In Colors (color palette) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More Inspiration

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope that you have been inspired to get yourself busy making some cards with some stamped images to color that you have created yourself!  

Now, hop along with me to see more inspirations the Kre8tors are excited to share with you.  Clicking the “next” button will take you to Ann's blog, and there is also a name list to follow.  

We love reading your comments.

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Have a blessed day!

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Prized Peony with In Colors (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Block C, E; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set; Celebrating You Cling Stamp Set


  • Smoky Slate and Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin' Pads; Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Peony Dies (retiring soon!); Stylish Shapes Dies (SNEAK PEEK!); Tasteful Labels Dies (retiring soon!)

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!


  • Basic White - 4" x 5-1/4" (x2); 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"; 3-3/4" x 5-1/2"; scraps for stamping, die-cutting
  • Fresh Freesia - 4-1/8" x 5-" (x2) 
  • Orchid Oasis - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base) (x2)



  1. Angie, absolutely stunning coloring job! This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us! Melissa

  2. Great colouring Angie, your flowers look beautiful!

  3. Stunning cards Angie, Thanks for sharing.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Angie! Thanks for sharing!💕

  5. So stylish and colorful! I love your cards!


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