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Simply Succulents Bundle

Stampin’ Up! Congrats Card with Simply Succulents

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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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 But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you!


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

Stampin’ Up! New Simply Succulents

It’s Monday – and another week begins… tomorrow is Dec 8 – a GIANT Year-end Clearance Day for Stampin’ Up! Before I get to my card for the day, here are the details about the sale.

Lots going on in the Stampin’ Up world: giant year-end clearance of retiring items from the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog. Look carefully at the list. Some items will not be offered as a bundle in the new catalog but are returning items. If you have questions, please contact me.

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  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items will not be discounted.
  • Due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.
  • Ordering Deadlines:  January 4, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT). The items that are retiring are only while supplies last!!  And everything on this list is retiring!!

Please see my Dec 5 post for the complete list. Now that I have your attention 😏, let’s look at today’s card.

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This card has a couple of really nice elements to it: the Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP, that center succulent colored in alcohol Blends, the bow, and I love the color of the flowerpot, and the sentiment banner is awesome.

Supplies you will need to create this card:

  • Simply Succulents stamp set and coordinating Potted Succulents Dies ~ available Jan 5, 2021
  • Rococco Rose card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White card stock (2) 4 x 5 1/4 + another 4 x 5 1/4 for all the die cuts. Helpful TIP: you can die cut some of the pieces from the Whisper White panel used on the front of the card since it is covered by the DSP.
  • Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP – available Jan 5, 2021
  • Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – using the Mint Macaron Basketweave ribbon
  • Stampin Blends: Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Cinnamon Cider, Color Lifter
  • Inks: Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry, Cinnamon Cider
  • extras…Versamark & Clear Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella
  • Blending Brushes – available Jan 5, 2021 ~ these are w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l

Yes, that’s a lot of supplies.. and let me just say ~ you could get by not using the Stampin Blends OR not using the Blending Brushes. There are two different effects going on in this card: the Blends for coloring the one large succulent and the Blending Brushes and inks for the very soft coloring using many inks. I wanted to try them together, The Blends really bring out all the detail of the succulent, while the Blending Brushes create a very soft look. Both are effective and it depends on what you’re wanting. I rather like the combined use here.

  • Stamp the large succulent and the two smaller succulents with Versamark ink on Whisper White card stock that has been rubbed with the embossing buddy. The embossing buddy helps remove static so the embossing powder sticks just to the ink. 🙂
  • Cover with Clear Embossing Powder, flick off the extra and heat set with your heat gun.
  • Color these pieces prior to die cutting.
    • With the Stampin Blends, color the largest succulent, first using the Soft Sea Foam, then Mint Macaron, then move the dark with more Soft Sea Foam. Add the Petal Pink blends to the tips of the succulent and a final touch of Blushing Bride Marker
    • With the Blending Brushes and inks, begin coloring with the lightest shade of green (Soft Sea Foam) using a circular motion and starting off the page. Begin adding color where you want more darkness: Mint Macaron, then the Highland Heather and finally Rich Razzleberry, but only a little of that.
  • Die cut your pieces using the Potted Succulent Dies
  • Stamp the flower pot in Cinnamon Cider ink on Whisper White card stock, color in using the Cinnamon Cider Blends. Use the Color Lifter to create highlights. Cover the pot with Wink of Stella. Die cut the flower pot with the Potted Succulent Dies.
  • Layer your pieces:
    • Adhere 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White to the Rococco Rose card base with liquid glue
    • Adhere the 3 7/8 x 5 Oh So Ombre panel next, using liquid glue
    • Adhere the flower pot with liquid glue
    • Adhere the large succulent with dimensionals, then add the other two succulents, also with dimensionals
    • Add the bow with a glue dot: Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Mint Macaron
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Simply Succulent stamp set in Rococco Rose ink on Whisper White card stock and die cut with one of the awesome banner dies from the Potted Succulent Dies. Adhere to the card front with dimensionals. Your card front is done!

For the inside, on a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, stamp one of the succulent stamps from the Simply Succulents stamp set in Soft Sea Foam ink. Stamp in the corners a few times. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

For the envelope, cover the flap with more of the Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP with an added piece of Rococco Rose. Trim to fit. Stamp the same succulent used on the inside of the card in Soft Sea Foam, both on the flap and on the card front. Nicely done!

The product list may be found below ~ except for those items not available until Jan 5, 2021! 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 CURRENT HOST CODE SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 10, 2020. 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 😁

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