Mojo Monday 96 Peacock

Stampin up very thankful peacock mojo monday

More Mojo Monday Mojo-liciousness!  My design for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 96 highlights some of my new favorites from the latest Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog, the Very Thankful stamp set (love that peacock and $2 goes to support the Ronald McDonald House) and Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper.

  • The Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper is even prettier in real life than in the catalog.  It combines sophisticated patterns with Basic Black, Basic Gray, Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal.
  • Prompted by the Mojo sketch, I layered three Nouveau DP strips over Apricot Appeal Textured card stock and a Whisper White 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.  TIP:  Each strip is 1 1/8" wide and 5" tall.
  • Using a Circle Scissor Plus, I cropped a 2" Whisper White circle and easily sized up to create a 2 1/4" Basic Black Circle.  A quick and easy mat.  Delightful tool.
  • The peacock from Very Thankful (don't miss this set on the back inside cover of the catalog) was inked in Jet Black Stazon ink.  TIP:  I prefer Jet Black Stazon  over Basic Black Classic Ink for dark, crisp images. 
  • TIP:  Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I lined up the peacock and stamped precisely where I wanted it in the Whisper White Circle.
  • Stampin' Up!'s Soft Subtles Markers in Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal jazz up the peacock feathers. Simple and very fun to do!
  • I layered the Whisper White Circle over the Basic Black circle.
  • The horizontal banner is created with Apricot Appeal Textured card stock, one of my "go to" tricks for providing a "textural wow" in clean and modern designs.
  • Using a Paper Piercer and Template, I lined up three holes for Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Brads (Black).
  • The banner was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals for a 3-D effect.
  • TIP:  A coordinated envelope makes a homemade card a home run.  Using another gorgeous pattern from Nouveau Chic, I customized my envelope flap.  Simply attach the designer paper to the flap, flip over and cut away the excess.

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Stampin up very thankful peacock Stamp Set:  Very Thankful (115338)
Paper:  Nouveau Chic Designer Series (115670), Apricot Appeal Textured (Soft Subtles Assorted, 108695), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406), Stampin' Up! Markers:  Apricot Appeal (105107), Sage Shadow (100040)
Cool Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Paper Piercer (116631) and Template (105826, Mat Pack)
The Perfect Touch:  Vintage Brads (109109, Black), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Very Thankful


  1. Wow! How elegant and simple! Love it!

  2. Beautiful card. Loved it.

  3. great colors, love your cards

  4. Can’t wait to get me some of that paper! Gorgeous card Mary – Love what you did with your peacock! Thinking of you as you are unpacking – hope all is well!

  5. HI M!!

    LOVE the card, and your coloring is FABBY!!
    I’ve had my eye on that peacock, and now I’m just sure I have to get it 😉

    Hugs from Utah,

  6. Oh Mary, this rocks! I wasn’t sure about that stamp or paper but now I want it!

  7. These colors are so beautiful together. Not something I would have come up with! Love that Peacock stamp, too.

  8. Gorgeous as always. Beautiful color combinations.

  9. Beautiful card, Mary! That peacock is fabulous!

  10. Very lovely Mary. I was wondering what to do with that peacock if I ordered it. Thanks,

  11. Mary – Great work. My Very Thankful arrives tomorrow. Can’t wait to do something similar. Thank you so much for sharing all your great work with us.

  12. Fabulous, as always. You are always inspiring!! 🙂

  13. INCREDIBLY BRILLIANT DESIGN, Mary! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. OMG Mary that card is so classic Mary Fish beautiful !!!!

  15. Oh Mary, that is soooo pretty! I love it!
    Hugs and smiles

  16. Gorgeous! Love the paper, stamps, and colors!

  17. Thank you for sharing your ideas, they are always so inspiring! I love this design.

  18. How pretty are those papers paired with the peacock image! Beautiful job!

    I can’t believe it’s two weeks to convention already! Counting the days…

    Cindy 🙂

  19. I have been wanting to see that stamped! Very pretty! I love that paper…gotta get that ordered!

  20. Who would have guessed that Nouveau Chic paper was so gorgeous? You have an eye for that stuff, I need to case. Thanks, it just went on my wish list. That visitor counter is getting close to you know where. I keep watching to see when you make it. Good luck.

  21. You always do such clean and beautiful work….thanks for sharing it with us….patm

  22. Beautiful card! This stamp set is high on my wish list.

  23. Your card is just beautiful! I wasn’t sure if I would like the Nouveau Chic paper but I am really starting to like it after seeing a few projects made with it. I just love your blog! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  24. Your card is lovely, Mary; for some reason, when I look at it, the word that comes to mind is ‘calming’.

  25. Colleen Kramer

    Great take on the sketch! Love the color combo and choice of DP. This stamp set is worth it for this stamp alone (in my humble opinion)! Thanks!

  26. Stephanie Daughtrey

    Love this stamp set…the turtle is my fav!!! As always, you rock!

  27. Simply beautiful – Mary!!! You rocked the Sketch!!!

    So glad to see you made it safe to AZ!!! Have fun unpacking 🙂 Hugs ~S~

  28. Got sold on Nouveau Chic, huh? 🙂

    Very pretty card.

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