Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Grandma's Peonies


My maternal grandmother divided some of her beloved peonies for me this year. I remember looking at the big bush with the beautiful blooms year after year as a child, and hopefully next year will be able to look at them again in my own yard.


The flowers from the Lawn Fawn stamp set included in the July Artful Delight Card Kit reminded me of peonies, so I paper pieced them with a few of the lovely patterned paper from the kit. I drew some simple lines for stems right on to the thick cardstock (also from the kit) and stamped a sentiment. Simple and sweet!

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11 comments:

  1. beautiful card Karen! I love peonies and have one in my side yard. This year I totally missed them blooming, not sure what happened.

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  2. This is the sweetest card Karen, with a heartwarming story to go along with it! Good luck with your peonies, hope we'll see photos here next year! Have a great day ;)

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  3. Karen, this card is simple and so, so sweet with those delightful flowers. I love peonies but honestly, I don't know if they would even grow here (high altitude). I'm going to have to investigate.

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  4. I love your paper piecing. The colors are fabulous against the yellow.

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  5. Beautiful card Karen and I am sure you will see beautiful peonies in your garden next year and ever year thereafter. :)

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  6. beautiful card :)
    isn't it fun to have plants from grandmas??
    i have some from mine and treasure them :)

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  7. Gorgeous paper piecing, Karen! Love how bright and happy this card is!
    Hugs!
    x

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  8. What a blessing and what a sweet card! I grew up in Iowa and loved those bushes; they don't have them out here. It is so heart-warming that you will be able to have a peony bush off your grandmother's plant, Karen!

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  9. Gorgeous paper-pieced Peonies Karen. Love the pretty colors.

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