Simply Succulent

I have the Simply Succulent stamp set to share for the first time today.  There are so many great sets in the Mini Catalog, and the Annual Catalog as well, that I just have not gotten to some of them.  I have to say that I truly enjoyed playing with colors to come up with the look I wanted for this card.



Since this is a rather large stamp, I decided to let it be the full star of the show.  I stamped it on a piece of Basic White cardstock measuring 3 3/8 X 4 5/8.  It pretty much fills the paper.  I tried to give it a fairly realistic look.  I think I need just a bit of a piinkish color and it would be good.  I have all of the colors I used in the supply list.

The pot was actually stamped first and masked for the flowers.  Most folks probably stamp the flowers first and mask around the edges for the pot.  I wanted most of the pot to show since the flower part is quite large.  I used Cinnamon Cider as the pot outline and then colored with Cinnamon Cider and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends.

Since I decided to not add a sentiment to the front I went a step further for the focal point.  I love to use the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend as a “shadow” on some stamps.  I did that for this one and went all around the succulents and the pot.  It makes it look more like a painting and grounds it.

The base of the card is Terracotta Tile with the layer of Just Jade.  The Just Jade layer is 4 X 5 1/4.  I added another Terracotta Tile layer behind the White.  It measures 3 1/2 X 4 3/4.  For some added texture, I wrapped the Linen Thread around a couple of times and then added a double bow to the front.

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Amazing Chick Birthday

In cleaning up my desk, I made a really cute card.  I had been putting leftover pieces from cards I was working on in a spot, or three, on my desk.  When cleaning up, I decided to make a card out of those pieces.  You can be the judge of it was a good idea. LOL!!


Stampin' Up!, you are amazing, hey birthday chick, ice cream corner, Jackie Beers


For starters I found the die cut chick from Hey Birthday Chick which had been cut with the matching dies.  The word balloon is from the You are Amazing stamp set.  It was just the stamped balloon on a piece of scrap paper.  I added the Happy Birthday from the same set and then fussy cut the word balloon using my Paper Snips.

The DSP is the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  I had used the opposite side of this paper for a card and had two strips.  To join the two, I added the Terracotta Tile and Bumblebee cardstock layers.  For a bit of glam, I added the Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon.  The Blushing Bride and the touch of Gold both work wonderfully with the other colors.

As a finishing touch I added a couple of Rhinestones for a little bling.  I hope you will try a “pieces” card and show what you create.

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Sympathy With Art

I am sure you all dislike the need for sympathy cards as much as I do.  However, they are needed more than we wish they were.  Today I have one to share.  I combined it with a Fun Fold and some gorgeous paper.  The card itself can still be a Happy card, even if the occasion is not.



I used the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper as the highlight of this card.  The Pretty Peacock card base was chosen as the best choice, I thought, from the colors of the DSP.  The stamped flower colors came from there as well.

The stamped flowers are from the Art Gallery stamp set.  It is a photopolymer stamp set and that material is a bit difficult to color with the Stampin’ Write Markers as we do with the red rubber stamp sets to get more than one color on a stamp.  I don’t know if it was just the colors I chose, but it worked beautifully this time.  The flower heads are colored using the Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves are done using the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Marker.  (The only negative thing about this is that the markers can only be purchased in the color families, or as the entire set of colors.  The only individual color available is Basic Black.)  The Terracotta Tile center of the flowers is a separate stamp and I used the terracotta Tile Ink pad for that addition.

Here is a look at the Fun Fold and the inside of the card.


The flowers on the bottom of the inside sentiment layer are the same flowers as the front.  I just inked it using the Bumblebee Ink Pad and stamped a little section on the bottom of the White layer.

The front sentiment is from the Happy Thoughts stamp set.  The inside sentiment, which I think is wonderful, is from the Sale-A-Bration set Heal Your Heart.  SAB is over, but there is another two months of SAB later in the year.  I do not know if any of the ones from this past will be available at that time.  I haven’t been able to find information on that as yet.

Regarding the Fun Fold:  I have all of the measurements below.  This one is the same principle as one from last week, in that you cut off a section and then use that as the focal layer.  You can see the other fold HERE.

Measurements and Directions:

  • Cut card base of Pretty Peacock to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4.  Measure the front flap of the card down 2 3/4 and cut across the from the edge to the score line.  Then cut up the score line to remove that section.  You will have removed a piece measuring 2 3/4 X 4 1/4.  This will be your front focal layer.
  • Cut White card stock to 5 1/4 X 4 for the inside section of the card.
  • Cut DSP to 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 for the inside of the card.
  • Cut White card stock to 2 1/2 X 4 for the bottom flap of the card.
  • Cut DSP to 2 3/8 X 3 7/8 for the bottom flap
  • Cut two pieces of White card stock to 2 1/2 X 4.  One is for the front focal layer and the other for the inside sentiment layer.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this Fun Fold.  I love the fold and the Art Gallery Suite of products.  This card would work for any occasion with simply a change of sentiment.



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Melt My Heart

I needed a birthday card for a 1 year old little guy.  I know he would not care about a card, but his Mom loves Disney.  And I remembered seeing a card making the mouse ears from the Ice Cream Builder Punch.  that was my start.



I made one of the Quick and Easy Shaker cards, with the added bonus of Micky Mouse Ice Cream.  I used the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to punch a “scoop” from Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock.  The ice cream stick is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set.  The stamp set and punch come as a bundle with a 10% discount!

The “confetti” circle is from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  I used the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  The sentiment is from the stamp set. I used the scalloped oval of the Double Oval Punch to cut it out.  That “You Melt My Heart” is so cute and unique.  I think it would make a great card for anyone you are sending love to.

The shaker card is made using one of the Clear Envelopes.  I cut a different piece of the Ice Cream Corner DSP to 4 X 5 1/4 and placed it inside the envelope.  I then added quite a few of the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles.  I closed the envelope, with the closed part on the back side and folded the edges down for a tight fit.  All I had to do now is add Tear & Tape to the back side and adhere it to the card base.  Note:  You have to be very careful as it is a One Shot to make it right type application.  The Tear & Tape is not at all forgiving!!  Ask me how I know!  LOL!!

Once the shaker was put together, all I had to do is add the front pieces and I had an adorable little ice cream card.  It just hints at Disney and Micky, but I know that’s what it is.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will give this easy shaker card a try. And also remember to turn your ice cream scoop upside down for some mouse ears!


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Sweet Friend

The card I have to share today started with one idea, and ended after the third idea!  I hope I am not the only one with those kind of creative issues. LOL!!  I started with the Garden Wishes Bundle, but then ended up with only the die set.  It is a wonderful die set and can be used to create something much different than the stamp set would have you think.



The Dies are titled Dandy Wishes Dies, and they make me Smile!!  The ones I used for these little flowers are more the whimsy than the dies which match the stamps.  I love that you can get two totally different looks from one set.  I chose the bright colors of Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green to create my little dandelions, although they could be just a cute flower.

The perfect pair to the Garden Wishes Bundle is the Dragonfly Garden Bundle.  You have seen me use the Dragonfly Bundle a few times either together or just one part.  Today I paired the Dandy Wishes Dies with the Dragonfly Punch and added some of the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper.  I have to say once again how much I Love the way our products all work together!!

The background DSP of the card is from the Play With Pattern Designer Series Paper.  I like the variegated look of the stripes of color.  You cannot see it very well, because the color is light, but the center of the two right hand flowers are white with dandelions.  It is from the Dandy Garden DSP.  The backing to the sentiment is from that same paper.  Of course the dragonfly is from the Dandy Garden DSP. The punch fits perfectly to the large and the small dragonflies on the paper.  You cannot get much easier than simply punching out a beautifully colored dragonfly!.

The sentiment is from the Oval Occasions Bundle.  The Double Oval Punch is the second part of that bundle.  This bundle is one that is great for a variety of occasions.  And the punch is simply a Must Have in my book!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you liked my bright dandelions!  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.



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