Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial

Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  And Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today I have a CAS Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial to share with you.  Yes!  You heard me right!  I said Clean and Simple!  Not what you usually expect when you visit my blog, and the hardest style for me to achieve, but sometimes, the unexpected happens, and that is what makes life so interesting.  Take a peeky:

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

When I receive a new design team collection, I like to sit down and stamp all the stamps on plain white cardstock using black ink. It helps me really get a feel for how I want to use the stamps in a given collection.  Well, I was floored by how stunning these Peacock Paisley images were when simply stamped in black and white , and I decided to create these CAS note cards to really showcase their incredible beauty.

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 11Look at the gorgeous detail on this Daisy Flourish Stamp!  It is beautiful when colored and embellished, of course, but how wonderful to have stamps in my stash that I can use to create a 10 minute card when I need to!

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

Peacock Paisley Note Cards/Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations

This Feathery Peacock stamp has a wonderful almost dreamlike quality to it.  Talk about elegant!  It fits the bill perfectly!

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 04Here I used the budding daisy from the Feathered Daisy Stamp set as the card focal, and added the beautiful little wisps from the Daisy Flourish Stamp as corner accents.

Peacock Paisley Note Cards 02I did do a couple of simple things to dress these cards up.  First, I added a square knot tied with Really Reasonable Ribbon Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin.  It’s the perfect compliment to the envelopes I made with Stampin’ Up Pool Party Cardstock.  I lined each envelope with the stunning paisley print from the Peacock Paisley Paper Collection.   I added another little torn strip of this paper to the front of each envelope.  You can bundle these 4 Pretty Peacock Note Cards up with the envelopes and tie with a ribbon to present as a gift, or just keep them so that when you need to write a quick note, you have a pretty card handy.

I know you are probably surprised to find such simple cards here on my blog…the girl who is known for loads of layers and embellies tucked into every possible crevice!  But sometimes it’s nice to let a beautiful stamped image take center stage all by itself.  And, for those of you who are timid about stamping, this is a great collection!  As you can see, it’s can be quick and easy to produce an amazing card without a whole lot of technique.

You’ll find the complete supply list and tutorial below.  I’d love to hear what you think of these CAS Peacock Paisley Note Cards in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




Peacock Paisley Note Cards

HCPC 3657 Feathered Daisy Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3658 Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3659 Peacock Paisley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3661 Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1 252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collection
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Other Product: white parchment paper; SU Pool Party Cardstock; Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon; W R Memory Keepers Envelope Tool

Create two 4.25″ x 5.5″ top fold card bases from white parchment paper. Cut 1 sheet of Pool Party into four (4) 4″ x 5.25″ rectangles. Cut 1 sheet of white parchment paper into four (4) 3.75″ x 5″ rectangles.

Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp images onto the white parchment rectangles. Wrap with the Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and tie a square knot bow. Mat with the Pool Party cardstock. Glue onto the card bases.

Create 4 matching envelopes from Pool Party Cardstock following the instructions on the Envelope Tool. Line with paisley paper from the collection following this tutorial.

For gift giving, bundle the cards and envelopes together and tie with ribbon.



30 thoughts on “Peacock Paisley Note Cards Tutorial

  1. margiehmalone

    I also have a niece getting married next year. It would make a great gift for her to write thank you notes on.Tell me where to get the paper with the teal around the edge!!

  2. Tracey F.

    Kathy, I would say you nailed CAS with this gorgeous collection of note cards! I love the envelope inserts and the beautiful blue ribbon you’ve used on all the cards! Stunning! This would make such an awesome teacher gift…I will have to keep it in mind! Well done my friend…well done!

  3. Judy B

    As usual Kathy, your cards are gorgeous. I think I’m in love with that teal ribbon and paper. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Castlepark Designs

    Absolutely gorgeous and elegant! Kathy, You never cease to amaze me! Is there any style you can’t do LOL! You’ve created such a gorgeous set of cards that focus on those beautiful images. This would be a fabulous gift for anyone! Hugs xx

  5. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, I was wonderful seeing the simply beautiful image an paper, we need those from time to time and these are perfect….Hugs

  6. Jan Ross

    Very elegant and simple. What a beautiful paper and I love that you paired it with a nice subtle blue. Just beautiful. I never tire of paisley either.

  7. Anne H.

    What a delicious set of note cards Kathy!! The simple stamping with minimal color you added with the ribbon just highlights those gorgeous images!! What a wonderful set and totally inspiring!!

  8. Maureen

    This idea is stunning! I love everything about it. I, for one would LOVE receiving this for a gift. You shine this week Kathy! Hugs

  9. Susan Smit

    Hi Kathy, you are right, this is not what we all expect to find here, what a wonderful idea to bring out all those wonderful stamps in the Peacock collection. Easy and quick to do. A perfect gift for someone special. Hugs

  10. Anita Houston

    This clean and simple look is so so so hard for me to do, so when I see it, I treasure it with my eyes! I ADORE the images and love the envelopes! Gorgeous cards!

  11. Katie Tear

    Beautiful and elegant. Reminds me of fine stationary a lady would have used. I enjoyed your Graphic 45 audition too. God’s best to you on that front.

  12. carol

    Hi Kathy you have brought these stamps to life. I saw them recently on TV but I did not appreciate just how beautiful they are. Love how you have matched the envelopes too.x

      1. margiehmalone

        They really are. Heartfelt Creations put such detail in the stamps. The peacocki is elegant, as are the flowers and flourishes. I love this set. And the note cards are a work of simplicity and elegance.

    1. margiehmalone

      I absolutely adore them. Where can I find the teal trim paper? Since my mother passeed last month I have had a lot of cards to write. I would love to make some of these. I just need the paper and I know where to get the ribbon already! Thanks Kathy.

      1. kathycNC Post author

        Margie, the base card is made with teal cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party. Then I stamped on white parchment paper and trimmed it so that the teal border would show all the way around. If you look at the bottom of my Heartfelt Creations Wednesday posts, I always have a tutorial and complete supply list with my Heartfelt Creations projects so that you can easily replicate them.

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