Peony Expressions

The card I am sharing today is a special one.  It was made as a shower card for a sweet young lady I consider to be my Goddaughter.  And of course her fiance as well .  Pink is not really one of her wedding, or shower, colors. But pink and a peony just seem to go together.


Stampin' Up!, Expressions In Ink, Prized Peony, Color & Contour, Gold Foil, Jackie Beers


Stamp Sets

The star of this card is the peony.  It is from the Prized Peony stamp set and has matching Dies but is no longer a Bundle.  The Peony is stamped with Versamark onto Basic White cardstock.  I then used White Embossing Powder to heat emboss the image.  Next was the fun part.  It is an old technique that we used to use the sponges to create.  However, now we have the awesome Blending Brushes.  I used Polished Pink Ink and a Blending Brush to cover the entire embossed image.  After adding the color, I went back over the flower with a tissue and wiped the ink off of the White embossing.

Not to leave well enough alone, I tried a different technique as an addition for the leaves.  Using the Just Jade Light Stampin’ Blend, I did basically the same thing except just over the leaves.  I then used a tissue to wipe it off of the embossed area.  It is not as dark as I anticipated, but I like the subtle shading it gives.

For the sentiment I found this sweet one in the Color & Contour stamp set.  I stamped it using the Polished Pink Ink.  The ink color matches the darker areas in the Designer Series paper.

Dies and Punches

To cut out the peony image, I used the matching Die set that is aptly named Peony Dies.  It really does allow the peony to be the star of the card.  After choosing the band of Gold Foil to ground the peony, it left me without an area to stamp the sentiment.  Since I love punches, and have all of the current ones, I checked all that would fit the size I needed.  The one that fit the bill the best was the Essential Tag Punch.  It has just enough of a defining shape without competing with the flower and paper.  I did trim about 1/2″ off the bottom as it was a tad larger than I needed.


It is hard to believe that this fabulous paper is my final area to comment on.  For once the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper is NOT the star of the card. That is really hard to believe.  Because this card was for a special occasion, I went wild with the Gold Foil.  That is not something I normally do.  Usually less is better.  However, when dealing with the gorgeous DSP and the veins of gold, I had to have gold as the background layer.  Then I needed a grounding of some kind for the peony and tag. So add a strip of gold instead of a piece of ribbon as I normally would.

The finishing touch is a scattering of tiny Pearls.  There are more than I normally would use, but they add to the elegance.  I also used the Simply Elegant Trim (It has both Silver and Gold Trim in the Combo pack) to make a tiny bow for the tag.  I hope you are as happy with this final result as I am!

The 2nd Sale-A-Bration Is Ending !!

Only today and tomorrow to take advantage of the FREE SAB products. Did you know that purchasing the Prized Peony stamp set and matching Peony Dies would qualify you for one of the $50.00 Free products?  That is a great deal !!


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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,






With Love

I hope you had an enjoyable Valentine Day yesterday.  We do not get too excited about these holidays.  It was just a nice, relaxing, and WET, day.  I am ready to go out and see sunshine!!!  I am happy we just have rain and not the snow and storms some are having.  I hope all of you are safe and dry!

Today’s card is an extra Valentine card I made but did not share.  It could also be for a wedding.  I paired a few different products from the Forever & Always Bundle and suite.


Stampin' Up!, Forever and Always, Metalic Ribbon, Love you always foil, true love , Jackie Beers


I mixed several blingy pieces on this card.  I began with the card base of Blushing Bride cardstock.  Next is a layer of the Love You Always Foil Sheet, which is blush or champagne color.  The foil is topped with True Love Designer Series Paper in the polka dot.

I added a banner with an angle cut made from the Love You Always Foil sheet.  It is wrapped with a ribbon bow from the Blushing Bride Metalic Ribbon.  The ribbon is beautiful!  The back is Blushing Bride and the front is a mixture of blush and gold.  I had to fiddle with my bow to keep only the front of the ribbon showing.  It is well worth the fiddling time!

For the focal areas, I stamped the flowers from the Forever & Always Bundle and colored with Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends.  The leaves are colored using Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.

I went a bit rogue on the “LOVE”.  I had used the Blush Foil, but wanted to bring out the gold in the ribbon.  So I used Gold Foil to cut the background of the LOVE. (If I had a do over, I would use the blush for this as well)


  • Blushing Bride card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Foil layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • DSP layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • Angle Foil is 2 1/2 X 3 7/8 with a 1″ angle cut (place a mark at 1″ on the right side and put the mark on the cutting line.  place the opposite corner on the cutting line as well, cut from mark to point)


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you like my mix of products and will give these items another look in the catalog.  Please let me know if you have any questions.



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Love Forever

Last week I posted a question on my Facebook page, Blue Line Stamping, asking what stamp sets you would like to see.  Sadly I did not receive much of a response.  If you are a regular follower of mine here, please take a minute to Like my Facebook page as well.  I would appreciate it.

One of the sets that was requested was Forever & Always.  So I am sharing a card using those products today.  You can never go wrong with Black & White (plus a touch of color).  And that is what I have used.


Stampin' Up!, forever and always, parisian flourish, true love, jackie beers


Normally I would not use quite as much color with my black and white card, but I felt the flowers and the love needed the two colors.  You cannot see it from the full picture but the Basic Black background is embossed using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.

Here is a close up.

It really is beautiful in person.  The details of the embossing worked wonderfully on the black.  The flowers are colored using the Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends with the centers being the Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.  Plus I added one of the Pastel Pearls to each center.

The leaves are colored using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I also added the background of the “Love” using Old Olive cardstock.  The LOVE is Purple Posy cardstock attached to Foam Adhesive Sheet and then die cut.  This is the best way for a simple adhering of the thin letters as well as giving it a raised look.

The strip of DSP is from the True Love Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to add a grounding strip for the flower layers.  The flowers are adhered to a die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I used the largest of the scalloped layers.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed the card.  I have all of the products I used listed at the bottom of the page.  Remember that we are almost finished with this first round of Sale-A-Bration.  It ends on February 28th.


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Today I am sharing one of the New Release Sale-A-Bration Items.  It is subtle on the card, and that is a great definition of the item.  Have you guessed what it is?  Yes, It is the So Very Vellum.  And it is more beautiful in person.  I love the soft colors.



The vellum comes with this embossing already done for you.   All of the sheets have the same embossing.  The vellum I chose for the background is the Soft Sea Foam one.  I used the Highland Heather Vellum for the flowers.  They are die cut using the Dies from Forever Blossoms Bundle.  The embossed vellum gives an added definition to the petals.

The stamp is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  It also is die cut using the bundled dies.  That is such a great focal point for any design you could come up with.

I stamped in Smoky Slate Ink and then colored with Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.  For the bow, I used the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  It is simply wonderful to work with.  I don’t usually do multiple loops with ribbon, but this is so silky and thin I went for it.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have new projects each day to share with you.  And this coming Wednesday is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop, you will not want to miss that.

Sale-A-Bration is heading towards the final month.  Please don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get an awesome amount of product for very little money!  And the fun of joining my team, as well as InKing Royalty.  We share a great community of stampers and you could be part of it!!

The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.



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Heaps of Happiness and more

I apologize for being so late posting today.  It has been a crazy morning.  But it has allowed me to update my blog with the DSP Sale Flyer!  WooHoo!  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  It is the very popular Buy 3, and Get 1 Free on Select Designer Series Paper.  The flyer is at the end of the post so you can see which ones to choose from.  My September Host Code is at the bottom as well.

Another AWESOME bit of news is tomorrow is the beginning of the Holiday Catalog!  I cannot wait for you to be able to order these wonderful items.  I want it all!!

Now on to today’s project.  It is a Happy card, and great for showers of any kind.


I love this stamp set!  It is the Birthday Goodness set that has donuts and macarons.  What is not to LOVE??  I wanted to do a variety of colors because I love the different flavors of macarons.  However, the choice of paper made me settle on just two.

I chose the Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow to go with the Daffodil Delight roses.  The designer series paper is a reverse side of one of the Magnolia Lane DSP.

The adorable ribbon combo is actually a Ribbon Combo (HaHa!) from the Magnolia Suite of products.  It is Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo and is the great linen like ribbon with a Mossy Meadow Baker’s Twine to match.

Thank you for checking in today.  Be sure and check out the DSP Sale the starts tomorrow and add it to your list from the Holiday Catalog.  If you do not have a Holiday  Catalog and would like one, please contact me and I will get one to you.



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September 2019 DSP Sale Flyer




Love And Joy

I hope you love the Woven Heirlooms suite of products as much as I do.  Partly because I think it is a fabulous suite.  And partly because I have another card from it to share with you today.  This will be the last of my favorite piece of the DSP, because I am out of it.  It is on my next order list though!!


As I have said before, this is an awesome set but additionally it has made me fall in love with the Seaside Spray InColor.  It is a beautiful blue with just a hint of a purple, at least in my opinion.  Having used it so much with the DSP, it has become a fast favorite.  To top that off, Stampin’ Up! added a Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon to the Holiday Catalog.  WooHoo!!!  As you can see from the photo, it has a touch of shimmer to it.

Since I love the designer series paper so much, and the added beauty of the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, I had to have an equally gorgeous sentiment.  I love this sentiment, which is from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set .  I believe it is great for a birthday or wedding, and maybe other occasions.  And I love the fonts used in the sentiment as well.  To showcase the sentiment I looked through my dies and found the Stitched Labels Die.  The sentiment fit perfectly and the die really stands out on the card.  Yay!!

Thank you so much for visiting today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.  Also, please remember that the Stampin’ Up! Join Promotion is coming to an end on Saturday.  I truly love being a demonstrator, I love Stampin’ Up! products, and most of all I love all of the friendships I have made because of it.  I would be happy to answer any questions you have if you are thinking about becoming a demonstrator.  It was one of the best decisions I have ever made!  And I would love to have you join my team.




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Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!