Last year Rob and I discovered The Peach Truck. The Peach Truck comes up from Georgia and sells the most delicious peaches I have ever had. My friend, Buffy always talks about how delicious the peaches her father would grow were and I always though eh, peaches are ok but not the best fruit I have ever had. Of course, I only tried peaches from the grocery store. Well, now I know what she was talking about. Those Georgia peaches are so juicy and sweet. You have to eat them over a sink because the juice just drips. They are just yummy! I can’t wait until The Peach Truck arrives this spring!
You’re A Peach is another great suite that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. What makes it even better is you can purchase the Sweet As A Peach stamp set and the Peach Dies for 20% during the month of March. This suite also includes You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and Mini Jam Jars. You are are into making jams or jellies these Mini Jars are adorable.
To make this card I first stamped the leaves of the peach tree in Granny Apple Green ink on a 4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock. Then I inked up the peaches and flowers using Pale Papaya ink. I took my Calypso Coral Stampin Write Marker and colors the edges of the peach stamp and the middle of the flower stamp before stamping on card stock. Then I cut them out using the coordinating dies. I cut a 4″ x 2.75″ piece of You’re A Peach DSP. Then I decided that I wanted to do something different. I ended up using one of the Basic Borders dies and cut the Basic White piece of card stock that had the leaves on it to cut the stitched scallops. I did the same with a piece of Calypso Coral and Pale Papaya card stock and layered them all together on the piece of DSP. I wrapped the 1/2″ Pale Papaya & White ribbon along the bottom and adhered everything to a Calypso Coral card base.
I also wanted to remind you that the 2020/2022 Incolors will be retiring on May 2nd. If they run out of stock prior to that, they will not be restocking them. These colors include Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade (my favorite), Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight. If you like these colors then you need to purchase them before they run out because once they are gone, they are gone for good.
I know it is now Fall (it was 30 degrees when I got up this morning!!) and Christmas is coming but I decided to make a fun summery card. Sometimes I get so caught up in the new catalog that I forget there is still the Annual Catalog out there with wonderful products. I decided I hadn’t used the You’re A Peach Suite lately so I took it out. This suite includes the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach, the coordinating Peach Dies, You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper (I didn’t use this on the card today) and the Mini Jam Jars. It was the first suite I bought out of the Annual Catalog because I loved it the minute I saw it.
The fun thing about this card is it is a fun fold card. I don’t know the name of it but it doesn’t really matter. Here is what it looks like when you lift up the front of the card.
This is what it looks like when you open the left triangle section.
To make this card I first cut an A2 (8.5″ x 5.5″) card base in Basic White card stock and folded it in half. Then I placed it in my Paper Trimmer and cut from the score line to one corner. I cut a piece of 4″ x 5.25 piece of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and then cut that in half from corner to corner. I adhered one of the pieces to the front of the card base. I also cut another 4″ x 5.25″ piece of DSP and adhered that to the inside of the card base.
The folding part in the middle of the card is 8.5″ x 3.25″ and then folded in half. I decorated the front of that also using the Pansy Petals DSP. I stamped the peach using Pale Papaya ink and the stem using Granny Apple Green Ink. Then I cut those two images out using the coordinating dies from the set called Peach Dies. I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia Ink onto a 2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White card stock and then onto a 2.25″ x 3.25″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock. Then I adhered the entire piece onto the card base.
It was a pretty easy fun fold card to do and did not take a long time.
This is another card we made at our last stamp camp meeting. We used the You’re A Peach Suite that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. This suite includes the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach, the coordinating dies called Peach Dies (and you can save 10% if you purchase them in a bundle), You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and Mini Jam Jars (which are adorable!).
To make this card I first stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and cut them out using the coordinating die. I stamped the peach in Pale Papaya and then used a Stampin Write Marker to add a little bit of Calypso Coral on the edges. Then I cut them out using the die set too. I added a strip of the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper along the edge of the card and then a small strip of Balmy Blue over that. I used my Blending Brushes to add a bit of Balmy Blue to a 3.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Basic White cardstock and then layered the leaves over it. I attached the peaches using some Dimensionals. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink.
Last week was another whirlwind of grandchildren at the cottage. This time my son, Zachary and his wife, Mary came with their two children. Emory (or Emy) is four years old and her brother Jackson is 10 months. Once again we had a great time swimming, boating and making lots of crafts. Emy and I made a couple of cards to send to her cousins too. She is a natural at it! Here is a picture of a very happy Jackson playing with a swim noodle and Movie Star Emy.
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Hello everyone. It is time for another Stamp Off challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me. This time we have an inspiration challenge. I don’t think we have done one of these before. If we have, it was a long time ago and it was fun to do. An inspiration challenge is when we are given a photograph and we need to use that as inspiration for our creation. Here is the photo we used:
Isn’t this a fun photograph? There are so many things we could use for inspiration on it. I went back and forth between using the colors or the layout. I love the colors but we don’t have a turquoise anymore so that made it hard. I decided to use the plants and the floor as inspiration for my card. I just loved that floor and the flowers and plants.
To make this card I used a few different stamp sets and dies. To make the floor I used a stamp set called Watercolor Shapes. This stamp set is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. I stamped some of the shapes in Sahara Sand ink and some in Smoky Slate. Then I cut out the flower box in Basic White card stock using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
Next I stamped the background leaves using the Plentiful Plants stamp set with Garden Green and Granny Apple Green ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies called Perfect Plants. These are also in the Annual Catalog and can be purchased in a Bundle to save 10%. I stamped the leaves in the front in Granny Apple Green and the berries or flowers hanging down in Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I cut out a bunch of tiny flowers using the Peach dies in Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody and Basic White card stock and scattered them around the flowers and leaves. Lastly I stamped the sentiment from Sweet As A Peach in Garden Green and adhered it to the card.
Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using this inspiration photo. I always love this part of our challenges.
You’re A Peach is one of my favorite suites in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. It was definitely on my first order. The suite includes the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach, the coordinating dies called Peach Dies (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle), You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and these adorable Mini Jam Jars.
I love peaches although I don’t get them very often. The grocery store peaches just aren’t that good. They are hard as rock and lack flavor. When we moved to Tennessee my daughter in law told me about the Peach Truck. It comes to Tennessee when the peaches are ripe in Georgia. A couple of days before we left for the cottage, Rob saw an ad for the Peach Truck and it was going to be near our house the next day. I had to go get some of the peaches and I have to say, they did not disappoint. They were the best peaches I ever had. Of course, Jackie and Buffy make me so jealous because they both grow peaches (well Buffy’s mom grows them) but the Peach Truck makes up for it. They were delicious! One thing the peach lady told me is to store the peaches in a brown paper bag until they are soft enough to eat. Perhaps I need to try that with a grocer store peach, although I know it still will not be as good and the fresh ones on the Peach Truck.
To make this card I first stamped the peaches from Sweet As A Peach using Pale Papaya ink while rolling the edges in Calypso Coral. That technique is called Rock “n Roll. Then I stamped them on Pale Papaya cardstock and cut them out using the coordinating Peach Dies. Then I stamped the leaves in Shade Spruce ink and cut them out using the dies too. I layered them on a piece of the Beauty Of The Earth Designer Series Paper that looks like a sky. I added the tiny little Calypso Coral flowers and then stamped the sentiments in Shade Spruce and Calypso Coral in. I cut them out using a Tasteful Labels die.
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I was going to start this post as saying the You’re A Peach Suite is one of my favorites in the 2021/2022 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog but then I remembered that I probably say that about every suite in the catalog. I definitely have a lot of favorites and the peach suite is one of them.
One of the reasons I like doing the BS& J Productions Stamp Off Challenges is because Buffy, Jackie and I all have different tastes. Jackie loves funny stamps and critters. Buffy is mostly a vintage stamper and I love flowers. I can never have enough flower stamps and according to Stampin’ Up!® flowers are best sellers so I can’t be alone. The great thing about SU is they offer enough products to make us all happy.
So, after all that is said, Sweet As A Peach IS one of my favorite bundles in the new catalog! It has a set of coordinating dies called Peach Dies and has beautiful Designer Series Paper.
To make this card I first stamped the peaches using Calypso Coral ink onto Pale Papaya cardstock. I stamped the flowers and leaves on Basic White cardstock using Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz ink. I cut them all out using the coordinating dies. Then I cut out the centers of the flowers. I layered everything onto a piece of the new 6″ x 6″ In Color Designer Series Paper and on a Basic White card base.
So what do you think? Are flowers your favorites? Critters? Let me know in the comments!
My friend, Jackie has an amazing back yard. She was showing me pictures the other day of it. She has miniature peach, cherry and apples trees that bloom lots of flowers and then fruit. I think that is amazing and would love to have it in my back yard. There is nothing better than fresh fruit right off the tree!
Speaking of peaches, You’re A Peach is a new suite that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. This suite includes the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach, coordinating dies called Peach Dies, You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper, and these cute little Mini Jam Jars. I love this suite! It just seems so bright and summery (not sure if that is a real word or not but it should me).
The Sweet As A Peach stamp set is a DisINKtive stamp set. This means that each stamp creates different opacities in a single image which brings depth to that image. If you look at the peach you can see some parts of it are darker and some are lighter giving more of a 3D look.
To make this card, I first stamped the peach using Calypso Coral ink on a piece of Pale Papaya cardstock, Then I stamped all the leaves in Pear Pizzazz Ink and the small flowers in Calypso Coral ink on Basic White card stock. Then I cut them all out using the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment is Calypso Coral ink and cut that out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I layered all of these on a piece of the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and a piece of Pale Papaya cardstock. I used Basic White as the card base.