Pennants, Peacocks and Pretty Flowers

It’s been a challenge getting to my stamp room.   In Mike’s office, he had a work area and a sitting area.  He’s turning the sitting area into a usable work area, so we had to get the two sofas that were in there, out.  The boys’ sofa and loveseat in the house was seriously showing some wear and tear from years of use, so we moved the two sofas home.

Call me crazy, but if you were going to move big pieces of furniture, wouldn’t you measure the furniture and the area it’s going into to be sure it fits?  Yeah, me too.  Obviously, though, some men don’t work that way.  When I got home Tuesday, the first thing Wesley said was, “You’re not going to be happy when you see the basement.”  He’s right.  It’s kind of a storage area for stuff the boys don’t know what to do with.  They keep promising to clean it up, but so far, their social and work schedules haven’t allowed that.  I need to remind them that if I have to get involved (and I will if it’s not straightened up soon!), it’s not going to be pretty.

In the meantime, I have a little path.  But that’s ok.  As long as I don’t have to linger, I can overlook it for a few more days.

Here are some cards I made with a new stamp set, Pennant Parade.   This one also uses the Proud Peacock set from the summer mini catalog and some of the new In Colors.

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Stamp sets:Proud Peacock, Pennant Parade*; Ink:  Jet Black StazOn; Island Indigo*, Calypso Coral*, Lucky Limeade*, Pool Party* classic; Wisteria Wonder*, Lucky Limeade*, Island Indigo*, Calypso Coral* stampin’ write markers, Paper:  Calypso Coral*, Island Indigo*, Lucky Limeade*, Whisper White card stock; Just Add Cake designer series paper*; Other:  Petite Pennant Builder Punch*, small oval punch**, stampin’ dimensionals, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I stamped the peacock image with Stazon, then stamped it again in Island Indigo.  Then all I had to do was trim the body and layer it to the card and watercolor.

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Stamp sets:  Oval All, Pennant Parade*; Ink:  Old Olive, Regal Rose, Soft Suede, River Rock stampin’ write markers; Versamark; Regal Rose, So Saffron classic; Paper:  Old Olive, Regal Rose, Whisper White, So Saffron card stock; Just Add Cake designer series paper*; Other:  1/2″ circle punch, petite pennant builder punch*, “old” small oval punch, scallop oval punch, eyelet edge border punch, curly label punch, 1/16″ circle punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Baker’s Twine (white), stampin’ dimensionals, Crystal Effects, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Fine glitter – Supernova, Galaxy, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, heat tool, mini glue dots

This one kind of “evolved” as it went.  I knew I wanted to use the tree trunk image for the flower pots, and I stamped flowers over the pots.  To give it a little more dimension, I punched itty bitty flowers from So Saffron and Regal Rose, and little leaves with the 1/2″ circle punch.  Then I dry embossed the entire panel with the square lattice folder.

I punched the “hello” letters and pennants from the designer paper and strung them up with baker’s twine.   The scallops and centers of flowers are crystal effects and fine glitter.  I had one little punched flower left over, so I added it under the button on the corner.

I really like the way the little flower pots came out, and this was a lot of fun to make.  I wasn’t sure about the pennants set, but I’m starting to like it.  It will be great for a younger child’s birthday party, or a celebration card.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

*new product

**retiring product

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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