Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Thank You Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a Thank You card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. I love this bundle and I’m glad that the stamp set and the Potted Succulents dies are being carried over in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – It is just so versatile!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card is inspired by the sketch in Fab Friday 211 Challenge Blog. Here is the pretty sketch:

Using a blending brush, I applied some Old Olive, Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry ink in splotches on a Pearlescent paper panel. I applied adhesive sheets to the back and cut it with the background die from the Potted Succulents dies from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. I removed the backing from the die cut Pearlescent paper and adhered it to a Mint Macaron panel. I trimmed a 3″ x 5-1/8″ panel and a 1/2″ x 4″ panel from the layered panel. It’s really hard to see the color because the color is light and the shimmer from the Pearlescent paper diffuses it even more, but it’s really pretty!

I adhered some Mint Macaron wood grained paper from the Subtles DSP pack to the sides of a Mint Macaron 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, leaving a small border. I adhered the Pearlescent die cut panel in the center and popped the panel on the front of a Mint Macaron card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White panel. I used the Messages die to cut it out. I also cut a Mint Macaron panel with the Tasteful Labels die and adhered the stamped label to the top.

I cut a Vellum panel with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered the label to the front. I adhered the Vellum to the card front with glue dots hidden behind the label. I love how the design shows through the Vellum card stock!


For the inside of the card, I stamped the succulent bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off twice. I stamped the sentiment full strength in Mint Macaron ink and trimmed the bottom with the strip of Pearlescent and Mint Macaron paper. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is a fun sketch to show off this pretty panel with the Pearlescent die cut on the Mint Macaron card stock. And this panel shows another look that you can achieve with the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (for the Pearlescent paper die cut), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Pearlescent Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5″ (front background die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (stitched rectangle)
  • Subtles DSP – two 1″ x 5-1/8″ (wood grained front background strips)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Kind People Card

Good Morning! Today I have a card made with the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. The front panel is designed to be just a little short so that the inside of the card peeks out the side. And the sentiment is a sweet one that can be used as a general note card, thank you card or just a friendship card – an all occasion card! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed the front and side panels of the Rococo Rose Oh So Ombre Sale A Bration 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I adhered the large panel to the front of the Rococo Rose card base and the small panel to the right side of the inside of the card. I stamped the large succulent image from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I colored it with Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron, Rococo Rose and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut out another panel from Basic White and adhered it to the back since some of the back will show when the card is open and you don’t want to see the messy back.

I stamped the pot in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored it with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and the Color Lifter, using a blending technique to give it a nice highlight. I stamped the sweet sentiment in Old Olive ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. The sentiment dies in this bundle are fabulous!

I adhered the label to the card front and then adhered the pot on top of it. I popped the succulents on top with dimensionals. I brushed clear Wink of Stella over the succulents to give them a subtle sparkle and added three Rococo Rose Butterfly Gems to finish the front.

For the inside panel, I cut the right edge of the Basic White panel with the Peony Dies scalloped edge and adhered it to the inside of the card overlapping the embossed DSP. I stamped the little succulent from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Garden Green on a small Basic White panel and colored it with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I adhered it to the bottom inside corner.

This large succulent stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents is stunning and easily fills up a card front. It’s versatile and looks beautiful with any artistic technique.


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose – 5-1/2″ x 7″ card base scored at 3-1/4″ (card top is 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ while back is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (die cut inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (large succulent die cut), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (pot), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (small succulent die cut)
  • Oh So Ombre DSP – 3″ x 5-1/4″ (front embossed panel), 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside embossed trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle is new in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog that comes out tomorrow! And it’s a great bundle! I made a simple thinking of you card with the bundle, but it’s very versatile and there’s so much more that you can do with it that I’ll be writing about in the future. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I also entered today’s card in the Sunday Stamps SSC247 color challenge.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I started by adhering a panel of the Forever Greenery designer series paper to the front of a Garden Green card base. I embossed a Soft Sea Foam panel with the Greenery Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front. I used the Potted Succulents Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle to cut the aloe from Mint Macaron and two of the long pearl succulents from Garden Green. I stamped the pot from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Garden green and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until shiny and cut the sentiment out with the coordinating pretty stitched label die. I adhered the label to the bottom of the embossed panel with glue dots. I stamped two of the large succulents and three of the smaller ones in Garden Green ink on Whisper White. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the succulents and pot – Mint Macaron and dark Rococo Rose on the large succulent, Granny Apple Green on the small succulent and Cajun Craze and the Color lifter on the Pot. See the video for the blending techniques I used – these are fairly simple blending techniques that are pretty forgiving and give you nice results.

I adhered the pot to the card front with glue dots. I sponged the edges of the aloe with Old Olive ink and adhered it with a glue dot. Next came the pearl succulents and the small succulent that were adhered with glue dots. I adhered the large succulent and the small one at the bottom of the pot with dimensionals. I added three white Elegant faceted Gems to the card front and finished the card with a double wrapped linen thread bow.

For the inside, I adhered a strip of the Forever Greenery designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the last two colored succulents to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle is a beautiful set with wonderful images and sweet sentiments. And the dies are fabulous with a die to cut out each image and pretty stitched label dies that fit each sentiment. And I can’t forget the large background die – that is sure to make beautiful cards!


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Garden Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 2-1/2″ (pearl succulent die cuts), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Mint Macaron – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (aloe die cut)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 6″ (succulent die cuts), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (flower pot die cut)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: