Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card

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Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card for the April 2018 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2018 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here.  You’ll find the complete hop list at the end of this post.  My grandmother had the most beautiful flower garden I have ever seen.  My favorite blooms were always the peonies. I can remember tip toeing through the garden with my mother, gently lifting those fragrant, heavy blossoms to inhale the scent.  So I just had to add the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Collection to my crafty stash!    This Spring Garden All Occasion Greeting card is perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings, or anniversaries.  I just loved making these bodacious blossoms!

Springtime in the Garden with Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony

The papers in this collection are especially lovely with beautiful soft pastels and pops of pink, rose and yellow.  Here are the steps I followed to create the card.

  • Begin by cutting a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel from the floral cluster page in the  Sweet Peony paper collection.
  • Next, use a distressing tool to lightly rough up the edges.  You can also use the side of your scissor blade to to this; just be careful not to cut yourself!
  • Once you have distressed the edges, stitch around the perimeter of this panel, using ivory thread.
  • Now lightly sponge the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Use 1.5″ wide pink gingham ribbon to create a belly band.  Wrap this around the panel, securing with Scor-Tape or your favorite adhesive.
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ rectangle from the soft pink background paper. Repeat the above steps, omitting the stitching.
  • To add dimension, back this panel with foam tape, waste chipboard or old cardboard packaging.  Then center and adhere to the first panel.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: Creating the Card Focal


Heartfelt Creation Dies make quick work of creating this card focal.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cut the peony image from the paper collection using the Eyelet Oval Die. I used just the 3.25″ x 5″ oval die for this. Ink the edges very lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Next, from white cardstock, die cut the doily frame using the 4.5″ x 6″  Eyelet Oval Die frame.
  • To add dimension, back the Eyelet Oval Frame Die cut with foam tape, etc.  I sponged a very light layer of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to the center of the die cut.  Don’t add ink to the scalloped frame portion.
  • Center and adhere to the card.
  • Adhere the die cut card focal.
  • Fussy cut the pink label from the cut apart page. Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the sentiment ticket with the Luggage and Tags Die.  Adhere to the pink label and then to the card.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: the fun part!  Making the Flowers

There is something so relaxing and rewarding about making flowers!  I tried some new techniques when making these gorgeous Sweet Peony blooms.  Here’s how I did it:

  • Remove the soft pink background page from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection.  Cut it into two 6″ x 12″ panels.
  • Using the Colorbox Berrylicious Ink Pad,  stamp the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamps all over both panels.  Then heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Before die cutting with the Small Sweet Peony Die, use sponge daubers to apply Colorbox Guacamole Chalk Ink in the center of each flower layer.
  • Stamp the leaves onto white cardstock, also using Guacamole Ink and heat embossing.


  • Once all the different sizes of Sweet Peony flower layers  have been die cut, place them in the appropriate sections of the 3-D Floral Basics Flower Shaping Mold and emboss the flowers following the product directions.
  • Assemble the flower layers, then add stamens.
  • Turn the flowers upside down and spray liberally with Alpine Ice RoseBougainvillea Spray Mists.  Spray some in between the petal layers as well, to cover over the back side of the patterned paper.  Set aside to dry naturally, or gently heat dry.
  • If you would rather not use mist, then sponge the back side of the petals with Berrylicious Ink before assembly.
  • As a final step, apply Antique Linen Distress Ink to the petal edges, and to the edges of the card layers.
  • When everything is dry, arrange the flowers on the card as seen in the photos.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: A Peek Inside

Line the card interior with more designer papers.  Create a pocket and a gift card pocket, if desired.

This is an old, retired gift card die that I have in my stash.  You could create a substitute for this by cutting down a small envelope and covering with designer paper.

To create this elegant Tea Bag Wallet insert, I die cut the Sweet Lilac Scroll and Cage from White Cardstock.  Then I backed it with one of the images from the cut apart page and fussy cut around the top edges.

This makes such a fun card, gift and home decor combo!    Giving a unique gift like this is such a lovely way to shower the people you love with love!

On With the Hop!

The April Alumni Team Hop starts at 8AM EDT on Friday, April 27th and closes on Monday, April 30th at 11:59PM EDT.

One lucky comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog from those participating in the hop, so be sure to visit and comment at each stop along the way.  The randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  To claim this prize, the winner will e-mail socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the April Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

The winner will be announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page on
Wednesday, May 2nd.  Good luck and have fun hopping!
Kathy (You are HERE) ♥   Amarilys   ♥  Vicki     ♥  Martine ♥ Marie  ♥ Pam    ♥ Alissa   ♥ Deneen Archana 
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If
so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for hopping!



49 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card

  1. Priscilla Gotham

    Kathy, this is a show stopping card! If I was the lucky recipient I would frame this piece of art. I love it. I will be trying my hand at creating something similar with your instructions it helps a gal get the “Kathy”look! You’re awesome!
    Cheers, Priscilla

  2. Anne R

    Kathy, your flowers are always stunning and these are no exception! I too, love peonies and yours look so realistic. I just love the whole design of your gorgeous card, both inside and out! xxx

  3. carol edwards

    Wow, guess what I bought a few days ago Kathy?. A peony to plant and the colours are so similar. Love your card and all the ways you add so much style to your projects. Lots of hints and tips too. I think the weather is just so mixed at the moment here and with you. We had hailstones the other day, goodness me, yesterday some spring sunshine. Take care my friend. Hugs x

  4. Kristin Ågheim

    So beautiful. Peony is my one of my favorite flowers. The card is so pritty, with lovely details.

  5. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, hope you are having a glorious week-end. It is sunny an warm here in TX.
    I remember these peonies. their big blooms and the wonderful smell, just beautiful. Love your creation and the glorious colors for these beautiful flowers. Your a gardener at heart. thanks for the descriptions. have a good week-end……hugs

  6. Jan Debnam

    Love this card and I actually have everything needed to make one – that’s a first for me – win win:-)

  7. june carole phipps

    Beautiful Kathy – I adore this collection – an added bonus is, it’s easy to purchase HC in Uk. I have no excuse not to attempt this!!!! Such amazing tutorials, you really do go that extra mile for us all. Massive thank you for sharing.
    Blessings from a very wet, cold UK.

  8. Helen

    Love the card, Kathy. The peony set is fast becoming my favorite. You card gives mesome great ideas to try with it . tfs

  9. Tracy Evans

    Absolutely stunning, it’s raining here so this really lifts the spirits. Adore your flowers they are truly stunning. You attention to detail is always divine. Absolutely gorgeous piece of work. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy xxxx

  10. Sandy Artman

    Wow, what a gorgeous card, kathy! I think the colors are particularly captivating and I love all those lovely flowers. They say flowers are the smiles of God and I certainly felt uplifted by your beautiful card.
    Love & blessings, Sandy

  11. Wanda Michelle

    Oh Kathy! Wonderful work once again! I truly enjoy your posts and hops! I just combed thru everyone on the HF list and came back to tell you, I left not one comment anywhere else. You spoil us, you take the time to photograph, describe and detail your work and it is a pleasure to spool thru your works. One of the other links must be broken, the page is missing, someone else had beautiful work-but was it a card or tag? Obviously this is a HF blog hop that uses HF products, which is why we follow the hops for ideas, but you make us look deeper into our own stashes to personalize the details. Thank you for all your dedication to your craft and creativity, Michelle

  12. Suzy Q

    This is just the sweetest card! And of course …just luv the pink colors! Thanks for sharing this!

  13. Gena Krannig

    OMG, I can’t decide which is prettier, the inside or the outside of this gorgeous card! Peony happens to be my favorite flower of all time. Heartfelt Creations has absolutely beautiful collections. Thank you for sharing another stunning creation, Kathy!

  14. Janet Saieva

    Love, love, love this Kathy! Your peonies are absolutely gorgeous! I can just picture you walking through your Grandmother’s garden as a little girl! Hugs.

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