My focus the last several days has been to create cards that require no extra postage. Sometimes this is easier for me than other times. Today’s card was easier, although I so badly wanted to add a layer and of course more dimensionals. But I restrained myself!

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This stunning laser-like front is a die cut from the Potted Succulents Dies. Isn’t it gorgeous? The sentiment AND the banner are also from the Simply Succulents bundle. This front panel was die cut from Basic White card stock and applied with liquid glue to the Soft Succulent card stock base, one of the new In Colors. Another possibility for adhering this would be to apply the Adhesive Sheets to the back of the Basic White card stock, then die cut the panel. I didn’t do that, but it’s a perfect option. The next thing I did was stamp the sentiment from the Simply Succulents stamp set in Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White card stock piece, then die cut it with the Potted Succulents Dies. I covered the back with Seal+ as I wanted some kind of ribbon or cording behind the sentiment banner. After playing with many different options, I settled with the Simply Elegant Trim in Silver and wove it onto the back of the banner, making it look as though it were a large bow. 🙂 This photo does not show it well at all, but it looks really nice in person! I added three Genial Gems in the green and the card front was complete.

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For the inside I found two stamp sets with the sentiments I wanted to use: Many Happenings for the ‘YOU DID IT!’ and Inspired Thoughts for the ‘Congratulations’. These were stamped in Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White panel and for a final touch I added another Genial Gems in the green. This was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue and the card was done.

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For the envelope I poked around in my DSP packets and found this wonderful leaf pattern from In The Wild 12 x 12 DSP. It brings in the colors perfectly. It was adhered with liquid glue and trimmed to fit – voila!

I’m so pleased with the way this card turned out – and without all the layering I usually do 🙂 And you probably noticed, monochromatic again. One of my favs…

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – 4A6RJ2TA . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Stampin’ Up! has two promotions going on right now: Last Chance Products for those items from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (ends Jun 30!), and the Kits Promotion. Read below for more info on both!

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KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at www.stampinup.com/kits. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you!

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Be inspired. Create. Share.

Card cuts:

Simply Succulent – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

Basic White 5 x 5 3/8 (front), 4 x 5 1/4 (inside), 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 (banner)

In The Wild DSP – 2 1/4 x 6