Creativity Unlocked feat. Billowing Peonies Complete Bundle | Hidden Tag Design (with Video Tutorial)

by Michelle

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Hello there, Michelle here with Terrific Tags with Michelle and another edition of Creativity Unlocked featuring Billowing Peonies Complete Bundle.

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections!

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stamp/die/stencil bundle!

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Billowing Peonies Stamp/Die/Stencil Bundle

Did you know that aside from their gorgeousness and sweet fragrance, peonies have the incredible staying power of living more than 100 years? The 8″ x 11″ Billowing Peonies Stamp Set showcases some of the largest peonies ever released from Altenew! With their billowing wind-swept petals and lush greenery, these larger-than-life flowers will be an absolute delight to color! If you are not in the mood to color, the coordinating layering stencils can help add color and dimension to these beautiful blooms.

Card Idea featuring Billowing Peonies

For today's project, I wanted to share how you can hide a tag within a card design for a super fun way to add a sentiment!

Billowing Peonies

I started off by stamping the larger of the two images from the Billowing Peonies Stamp Set onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock using Permanent Black Ink. I did this twice to create two panels.

On one panel, I placed the Billowing Peonies Layering Stencil Set on top, using the Stampwheel to help keep the stencils in place while ink blending. I placed each stencil on top, one by one, and added ink blending to color the image using Small Ink Blending Tools.

Billowing Peonies

I used Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Inks for the flower petals, Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Inks (Sunray and Chamomile) for the flower centers, and Green Valley Crisp Dye Inks for the leaves (Firefly and Grass Field). I love how bright and vibrant these colors are, but I think these peonies would look amazing in lots of other colors too!

Creating the Tag

With the other stamped image panel, I die cut a tag (from the Terrific Tags Die Set) from the left-hand side of the Billowing Peonies image. I only need a small amount of the stamped image, but I found it was easier to cut the tag from the whole panel for placement purposes.

Billowing Peonies

I added ink blending to the image portion of the tag using the same method as I used on the panel. I then took the ‘hugs' sentiment from Billowing Peonies Stamp Set and stamped it towards the top of the tag using Permanent Black Ink. This is what will be visible on the front of the card.

I cut another tag and sandwiched these together using Glue Tape for added stability. I then tied twine through the tag and tied it in a bow.

Hiding the Tag

Billowing Peonies

The top of the image (with the bottom of the panel left intact) was cut out and adhered to an A2 white card base with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I made sure to leave a space on the back of the panel free from foam tape (and create a channel for it) so that I could pop the tag behind, and it could slide in and out easily from behind the peonies.

To finish off and embellish, I added a few Essential Black & White Enamel Dots.

I thought this was a fun way to add a sentiment to the card, but the tag itself still has some interest. It is also a fun way to create an interactive element without too much work.


I added the peonies to the bottom of the tag to fit in with the image panel, but you could do anything here. You can even add money to the tag for a fun surprise element!

You can watch the video tutorial below or on YouTube.

Perfect Pairings

We've curated a few items that will go well with this product. Check them out!

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stamp/die/stencil bundle!

Altenew Billowing Peonies1 Jaycee Gaspar

Wowza! This stunning card by Jaycee will surely inspire you to create with the new Billowing Peonies Complete Bundle! He simply stamped the image and colored it with some alcohol markers and coloring pencils. Read more here.

Altenew Billowing Peonies Stamp Set Islands of Fiji Brush Fine Tip Pens 4 Virginia Lu scaled

We are loving Virginia's bright and colorful florals! The added texture using the Feeling Dotty Stencil and Embossing Paste finished this project nicely! Read more here.

Altenew Billowing Peonies Therese Calvird

Embossing the image before adding colors using the layering stencil is a great (and easy!) way to elevate your card!

ALT Billowing Peonies both Emily Midgett scaled

Emily inspired us with not just one but TWO fabulous cards featuring this bundle! We love the techniques and colors used in both cards and how gorgeous they turned out!

What do you think about the new Billowing Peonies Complete Bundle? Are you excited to try all these card ideas? Comment below! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day!


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Michele F April 15, 2023 - 6:47 PM

This set is absolutely stunning – great creations, Michelle! and also those from Jaycee, Therese, Virginia, and Emily!

Altenew April 17, 2023 - 1:38 PM

Thank you for loving our inspirations Michele

Maureen R April 16, 2023 - 2:49 PM

Really Gorgeous card!!! I love the surprise tag!!!

Altenew April 17, 2023 - 1:39 PM

Indeed Maureen


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