Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Flowers or peaches? Versatile projects with the You’re a Peach Suite

You're a Peach Suite Stampin Up Demonstrator Derbyshire
It’s a sign of my age that while making these projects I was humming Peaches by The Stranglers and not the entirely different song of the same name by Justin Bieber. (In fact, I'm only aware of the latter because I Googled the former to check I had my facts straight.)

We had a peachy old time at my Crafty Friday class last week, once again held over Zoom. Some of my customers had expressed doubts about Stampin’ Up!'s You're a Peach Suite and Designer Series Paper but I pointed out that only four of the designs actually feature peaches, so they were won over. 
And it was with this in mind that I decided to show different versions of the same two cards, using peaches and flowers cut out of the Designer Series Paper to provide options.

You're a Peach Suite Stampin Up Demonstrator Derbyshire
Then on the day itself, while they were busy fussy-cutting their images, I decided to stamp mine using the Sweet As a Peach stamp set, cutting them out using the Peach Dies. 
I ended up with three sets of cards, showing the versatility of this fabulous Suite. They show just how different the same design can look if you change the Designer Series Paper.
I love these Genial Gems from the Hand-Penned Suite and they go well with other suites, too. For instance, the Pale Papaya gems are perfect for this peachy project. The Mint Macaron is pale enough to work ok but why compromise when the solution is staring you in the face? 
I coloured the Mint Macaron gems with a Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend marker and achieved perfect coordination. I tried the Light but it wasn’t as effective. If you have Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers not water-based), you can always use them to match your embellishments to your projects perfectly. 
You're a Peach Suite Stampin Up Demonstrator Derbyshire
Here are the floral cards – without the cheesy peachy sentiment, you’d never know that these came from the You’re a Peach Suite. I’ve fussy-cut all those flowers out of the Designer Series Paper; I will be so glad to get back to in-person classes where we can ditch the fussy cutting!
You're a Peach Suite Stampin Up Demonstrator Derbyshire
These cards use exactly the same pack of paper but I’ve chosen to cut out peach images instead. They’re much easier to cut out than the flowers!
You're a Peach Suite Stampin Up Demonstrator Derbyshire
These cards were made using the Sweet As a Peach bundle (stamps and Peach dies) to create the images; this makes it even easier, and I love the shades of Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral on the stamped peaches. 

The stamps are cleverly designed to give you different shades, with pale/white patches to give a more realistic image. To add even more shading to your peaches, ink first in Pale Papaya, then before stamping, add some Calypso Coral ink around the edges using a Sponge Dauber. 


You're a Peach Suite Stampin Up Demonstrator Derbyshire

As for the fancy fold, it’s a double Z-fold and far easier to make than it looks. Basically you just repeat the fold of the outer card and stick it on the inside in the same formation. That’s a rubbish description, so feel free to download the class instructions from here


If you are in the UK and would like to order, please visit my store and, if you use the current host code DQPJEQF9, I’ll send you a thank you gift in the following month.

Does your wish list come to more than £99? Please get in touch and I will help you get more for your money and unlock discounts all year round.  

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

The small print

This is my personal blog and my sole responsibility as an Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. All images are © Stampin' Up!® All content including photographs, projects and text are © Helen Read, unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to copy my ideas for your personal use and inspiration - if you are a SU demonstrator you may use these ideas for your events but please give credit where it is due. Please do not use my ideas for monetary gain, competitions or publication. The images on this blog - including blog buttons - should not be copied and used elsewhere on the internet or on CDs.