Friday 21 February 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Hop - Peaceful Poppies

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?

I used the two largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies to create the insert. The decorative pull was created using one of the dies from the Painted Poppies bundle and completed with a double bow using the other silent hero of this suite, the Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding. This ribbon is magic - it ties so beautifully.

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.

If you get lost around the hop, here's a list of the whole team with links.
Caroline van der Straaten
Emma Goddard
Helene den Breejen 
Jan Clothier
Lauren Alarid
Leah Fedynak
Manuela Geiswinkler
Marine Wiplier
Martha Groger
Martin Stone
Narelle Farrugia
Nina Waldschmidt
Rochelle Blok
Stesha Bloodhart
Tammy Wilson
Zsuzsanna Balazs

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  1. Jan I love your pocket card. Those are my favorite kind of cards to make.
    Your giftbag is also very pretty!

  2. Beautiful projects Jan! Such special creations for your MIL. I'm sure she will love them. Love the pocket card! Just gorgeous! Rochelle xo

  3. Absolutely gorgeous projects, Jan! Love how you combined several patterns of the DSP!

  4. Two very, very beautiful projects Jan. The pocket card is amazing.

  5. Such beauties, dear Jan! love the combo of card and box!

  6. So pretty Jan - these papers are irresistible! Love the gift bag - what a nice way to pretty up a birthday gift.

  7. Gorgeous projects Jan, perfectly showcases the DSP x

  8. Jan you really made the most out of this Suite! Beautiful projects