For me, the Peaceful Poppies suite is one of the highlights of the January-June Mini Catalogue. The two stamp sets, each with coordinating dies, offer endless combinations and possibilities while the utterly gorgeous DSP practically begs you to use it.
Another reason that I love this mega-suite of products is that my lovely mother-in-law loves poppies. She's a dear grandmother and wonderful MIL, so I saw a great chance to make her a special card and gift bag for her next birthday, full of over-the-top poppy-ness!
I'm not usually someone who uses DSP in great quantities but I made an exception in this case. The paper is so luscious: the colours are so rich and the pattern so floral and pretty. It was perfect for making a crossover pocket card for her. I lined the inside of the pocket with contrasting DSP and used the dies from Peaceful Moments to embellish it with the large poppies and leaves. I added in a couple of the subtle vellum printed leaves from Peaceful Poppies Elements pack as well as some of the sequins from Peaceful Poppies Sequins- isn't it sweet the way some of the sequins are flower shaped?
The sentiment is from Peaceful Moments. The line of wild flower poppies is made by repeat stamping the image from Painted Poppies, adding in the 'ground' using the splatter stamp from the same set, then colouring with two shades of Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.
Here it is, as it would be straight from the envelope - yes, it does fit inside a standard Stampin' Up! envelope.
The gift bag uses the same papers and die cuts as part of the matching set. The pretty swirly circle die from the Painted Poppies bundle is worth pointing out. Here, you can see the lacy edges in behind the poppy but the centre is solid and just right for its own sentiment. The label with the 'Happy Birthday' is also from the Painted Poppies bundle. The thing that delighted me about this label is that in addition to being a really pleasing shape, there is an embossed outline just inside the cut edge that adds a real touch of elegance to it. Finally, here again are the vellum leaves and more of the pretty flower shaped sequins.
Next up on the hop is the incomparable Lauren Alarid, aka The Crafty Little Peach. I'm sure you will love what she's got to show you.
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