Today’s birthday card features the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and Succulents framelits. I know you’ve seen me use the Succulents framelits numerous time. However, I haven’t given the stamp set it’s equal time. Both products are on their way out and can be purchased at a significant savings if you purchase them separately. You can check them out HERE.
- This card also features the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper which by the way is also going away May 31 and is available at a considerable savings. The prints in this collection are so very pretty!
- I started with a card base of Sweet Sugarplum card stock.
- The measurements for the three panels are : Calypso Coral 1 5/8″ x 4″, Whisper White 1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″, and DSP 1 3/8″ x 3 3/4″.
- The center panel measures: Sweet Sugarplum 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, Calypso Coral 3 3/8″ x 2 5/8″ and Whisper White 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.
- The sentiment is from Best Birds stamp set and is stamped in Calypso Coral ink.
- I love the little cluster of succulents…some are popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- I just had to stamp more sweet little succulents on the inside. There was some masking going on here, too!
- The inside sentiment comes from Bunch of Blossoms stamp set.
- Another pattern from Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper added to the envelope flap gives this card a totally custom look…and it’s so easy to do!
- Here’s a breakdown of some of the main products I used to create this card. The complete list of products is below.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Good Monday morning. Today I have a little 3-D share. My daughter, Elizabeth is getting married in July and decided that she didn’t want a traditional bridal shower. Well I was a little sad about that because I love planning these kind of events. However, we will be celebrating the bride in a different way. She and her fiancee, James are getting married at a beautiful boutique hotel in the Pocono Mountains here in PA.
So this upcoming weekend, I will be hosting a weekend at the same hotel for the girls in both our immediate families. There will be nine of us. I’m really looking forward to it and wanted to make a little something to put at the place settings for our special dinner on Saturday night.
Elizabeth’s colors are light pink and green and she really likes succulents. Stampin’ Up! came through with the Window Box Thinlits and Succulents dies. The Window Box thinlits, in the Occasions Catalog, are also available as a bundle for a 10% savings only through May 31. They will be carrying over in the new Annual Catalog but not at the bundled price. I only used the thinlits here.
The Succulents dies are sadly retiring. These dies are so versatile and can be used for making more than just succulents. HERE and HERE are cards I’ve made with them recently. You can still purchase these dies. They are currently 50% off only while supplies last. If you don’t have them, scoop them up…you won’t be sorry!
- I cut the box from Pink Pirouette card stock and used one of the window plates to create detail in each window.
- I lined the windows with a 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square of Mint Macaron glitter paper.
- The top of the box is embellished with a Lace Doilie that I popped with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
- The succulent was cut from Mint Macaron card stock and sponged with Blushing Bride ink.
- Here is a picture of the sponging and the layers of flowers I used. I cut one of each, except for the largest, which I cut two.
- A large pearl added to center added a touch of elegance.
- The banner was printed on my computer and cut with the Bunch of Banners die.
- I filled these with Lindt truffles….YUM!
- I think these will look sweet at each place setting and it satisfied my need to make favors!!
There’s one more week left to use April’s host code and to take advantage of the ordering incentive I’m offering. You can see all the details HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your week is off the a great start!
I’m back today with another card featuring the Succulents Framelits. I’ve been loving these framelits both for creating and cutting the succulents it was designed for as well as creating these super sweet daisies. The Succulents framelits and coordinating stamp set, Oh So Succulents are retiring on May 31. They’re still available at a discount if purchased separately. The stamps are $15.75 and the framelits $16.50 which is considerably less than the bundle price. I included them in my product list separately without the bundle.
- The card base is my go-to Whisper White thick card stock with a mat of Tip Top Taupe card stock cut 1/4″ smaller.
- Using the Stampin’ Scoring Tool, I scored a border 1/4″ around.
- The daisies are cut from the Succulents framelits and the stems came from Balloon Adventures framelits. I positioned and glued the two flowers right to the card and popped the middle one with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- A Calypso Coral Enamel Shape is in the center of each flower.
- Tip Top Taupe 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon is wrapped and adhered with Snail. This is what’s holding the stems in place.
- The banner and sentiment are from Banners For You stamp set and are also popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The inside sentiment is from (retiring) Flower Patch stamp set. Here’s another card I recently made from that set.
- Another perky daisy makes the inside as pretty as the outside.
- The striped pattern is from the Subtles Designer Series paper which will also be going away.
- I also used it on the envelope flap for good measure!
Despite the fact that so many of my favorite products will soon be retiring, the new Annual Catalog is chock full of fabulous stamps, dies and embellishments. It’s such a fun time of year at Stampin’ Up! If you think you’d like to become a demonstrator, I’d love to have you on my team. You can see all the information here.
I’d love to hear if any of your favorites are going away…you’ve just seen two of my favorite sets here!
Today’s birthday card is one I made several months ago but never posted it. When I saw it today, I decided it needed to make an appearance because almost everything I used on this card is retiring on May 31.
- The card base is Very Vanilla card stock. Did you know that the new Annual Catalog will offer Very Vanilla thick card stock. I use Whisper White thick card stock for most of my white card bases, so it will be great to have that option with Very Vanilla.
- I matted a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock with a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ pattern from Moroccan Designer Series Paper. I think this pattern is very rich looking against Cherry Cobbler.
- (Retiring) Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon is wrapped around the DSP panel.
- The big, bold flower from the Flower Patch photopolymer stamp set is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut with the coordinating Flower Fair framelits. This has been one of my favorite floral set for the past few years and I’ll be sorry to see it go. This flower reminds me of a Chrysanthemum, which are one of my favorite flowers.
- The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings stamp set, which is also retiring.
You can see all the retiring products on the links below. Some have already sold out so if you are looking for something, act quick!
Thanks for stopping by today.