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

New at SU! - May 2024 | Poised Peony In Color™ Beauties

Stampin' Up! Poised Peony In Color Beauties preview | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today I am hopping with the New at SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who are full of creative paper crafting ideas to share with you and get you crafting!  Today we are showcasing projects featuring the new 2024-2026 In Color™ Collection.

Today's project is all about new colors!  So it was time to pull out a new stamp set, a new embossing folder, some new cardstock, and my new Stampin' Blends Markers for some quick and relaxing coloring.

Poised Peony In Color Beauties - trio | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Creating this card inspired me to make multiples.  The Poised Peony stamp set is featured in the "Quick & Easy Options" section of the Stampin' Up!® 2024-2025 Annual Catalog on page 28-29.  The samples are perfect for those who wish to create something quickly for gift packaging with simple stamping or stepping it up with twine, pretty paper and a punch.  Should you wish to create a card to go with your gift packaging or even make a stack of cards as the actual gift, well, this stamp set can help you do that quickly and easily. 

Project Details...

The large peony was stamped on a quarter piece of Basic White Cardstock with Crumb Cake ink.  Color the blooms with the Light Pretty in Pink, Light Petunia Pop and Light Peach Pie Stampin' Blends Markers.  Color the leaves with the Light Shy Shamrock Stampin' Blends Marker.

The shading was created by marking the places you want the darker colors then coloring a second over the color as you blend lightly into the white space.  Simply coloring with the bullet tip with the same color allows you more control of the shade variants.  The same effect can be achieved with your Dark Stampin' Blends - just remember that it's easier to add color than it is to remove color.  

TIP:  Do some test scribbles on a scrap piece of cardstock of the colors you wish to use before starting to see how the Light and Dark blend together or how certain colors will blend together.  

Poised Peony Beauties with Pretty in Pink AND Petunia Pop blended with Pretty in Pink | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Pretty in Pink and Petunia Pop with Pretty in Pink

Poised Peony Beauties with Petunia Pop | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Petunia Pop

Poised Peony Beauties with Pretty in Pink blended with Peach Pie for a lovely coral peony | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Pretty in Pink with Peach Pie 

Linen Thread was wrapped around the colored layer twice and tied off with a bow.  The sentiment was stamped with Crumb Cake ink onto a 3/4" x 2-1/2" strip of Basic White Cardstock.  The right side was fishtailed with Paper Snips Scissors by snipping a bit in the center then cutting from one corner to the center cut and repeat of the other corner (you'll have two tiny triangles fall onto your work surface).  The banner was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  This layer was adhered to a Summer Splash cardstock layer at an angle with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

Emboss a Basic Beige Cardstock layer with the Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder and center on the Crumb Cake Cardbase that can be stamped as a design option.  Adhere the assembled peony layers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Embellish with the 2024-2026 In Color™ Shimmer Gems that compliment the peony.

Inside the Poised Peony Beauties card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside of the card was layered and stamped to compliment the card front.  The small peony image was stamped off twice with Crumb Cake ink for a subtle 3rd generation background under the Crumb Cake sentiment.  The Basic White Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped to complete the card ensemble.

Poised Peony Beauties - set of 6 cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More inspiration is just around the corner.  I hope you have been inspired to create some colorful simple stamping cards to share with someone to get them smiling.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #6 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  But before you do, please take a moment to leave a comment before you hop along to the next post.  We love reading your comments!

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Poised Peony In Color Beauties - supplies | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks B, D, E; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Bone Folder


  • Poised Peony Cling Stamp Set  


  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad; Peach Pie, Petunia Pop, Pretty in Pink, and Shy Shamrock Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Basic Beige, Crumb Cake, Summer Splash and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Linen Thread; 2024-2026 In Color™ Shimmer Gems; Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder

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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.

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        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 2-1/2" x 4-1/8"; 3-1/4" x 2"; 3" x 4" 
  • Summer Splash - 2-1/2" x 4-1/4"; 3" x 4-1/8" 
  • Basic Beige - 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" (x2)  
  • Crumb Cake - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


  1. Wonderful card set, Angie! Love the coloring tips. Thanks for sharing this!💕

  2. Angie, you did such a beautiful job, colouring in your peony images with your blends! Lovely cards!

  3. Thanks for making it easy to CASE by sharing the measurements for this pretty set of cards!

  4. What a beautiful set of cards! And I love how you mixed the colors of Blends and carried the layers from the outside to the inside.

  5. Such a gorgeous set of cards, that stamp has been on my wish list BUT yet I haven't brought it you may have tipped me over the edge... Such a pretty combination of colours used. Cheers Shaz

  6. You picked a great bunch of new things to create with. A gorgeous set of cards - I will be using that embossing folder A LOT!


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