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Simply Succulents in Pink

I wanted to use only part of the background Potted Succulent die for this card, so I could combine it with the Succulent image. I think by cutting a part out, it does complete each other nicely. I also decided to go with a dark pink color scheme for this card, to match one of the sheet of the In Good Taste Designer Series paper.

I colored the flowers with the Stampin’ Blends pens. The bigger flower was cut with scissors to remove the other parts.


Stamp set: Simply Succulents, Petite Poulette (Joyeux anniversiare)

CS and paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose Red, In Good Taste DSP

Ink: Memento Black, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo

Tools: Potted Succulents

2 Swing Cards with Forever Greenery DSP

Today’s the last day of the 2020-2021 Catalogue, so any last minute items you want to get before they retire, it’s now or never!

These 2 cards use 2 retiring products, the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and the Stitched Nested Labels dies.

To create the swing card, you want to score your front card base at 2 1/8″ (half the front panel). On the inside, you will adhere the Designer Series paper on the left side, but only glue the top, left and bottom side. Do not put adhesive on the right side of the designer paper, as this part will be cut away. You will then align the tip of your die on that scored middle line. But you only want to cut half of the die, so align the edge of your cutting plate to your score line and only cut the right hand side up to the scored line. You then fold that part toward you, so you have a “z” fold.

On the inside of the card, adhere your Designer series paper cut at 5″ x 3-7/8″. Adhere the biggest size of the Nested labels dies on top cut in White card stock.

For the first card, I cut leaves from the Forever Flourishing dies in Garden Green and some small ones in Granny Apple Green. On the second card, I stamped the leaves from the matching stamp set, Forever Fern.


Stamp set: Forever Fern, Grace’s Garden (Hello) Timeless Tulips (greeting front of card)

CS and paper: Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Forever Greenery DSP

Ink: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Pretty Peacock,

Tools: Stitched Nested Labels dies, Forever Flourishing Dies

Other: Linen Thread

Potted Succulent Dies – 2 for 1 card

Who doesn’t like to work less and get double the results? This card is a perfect example of that! I used the Potted Succulent die as a stencil on one card and reuse it for the card #2! I tape the stencil on top of a white card stock, with little pieces of painter tape and sponged over with Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Rich Razzleberry.

The Potted Succulent die set also comes with 4 different labels. You can see 3 of them on the two cards, which makes this set very versatile.


Stamp set: Simply Succulents

CS and paper: Rick Razzleberry, Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam

Ink: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss

Tools: Potted Succulents Dies, sponge daubbers

Other: Blackberry Bliss satin ribbon

Playing with Circles

Todays’ cards are made with the retiring “Stitched Shapes Dies”, using the 4 circle dies. This set was my “go to” die set and I used it all the time! I’m really disappointed that they are discontinuing this set!

For the first card, I used different shades of green to go with the Forever Greenery Designer Series paper. I used Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, and Pear Pizzazz. The background is Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

For the second card, I used Soft Sea Foam card stock for the background, and I sprayed it with Island Indigo ink mixed with rubbing alcohol (it dries faster than water) for an interesting background! I also added a gold border at the top and bottom, using the new Gilded leafing embellishment, for a more elegant touch! To adhere the gold leafs, I used the liquid tombo glue.


Stamp set: Petite Poulette, Tout Petits Anniversaires

CS and paper: Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Forever Greenery Designer Series paper, Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Island Indigo

Tools: Stitched Shapes Dies, Forever Flourishing dies, Tasteful Texile embossing folder

Other: Gilded Leafing embellishment, Tombo glue, spray bottle, Silver Sequins

Potted Succulents #2

This card also uses the Potted succulents dies. (Make sure to check yesterday’s post to see another example.) I used Basic Black this time and I quite like the different effect black does vs white! In the background, I simply used the Brick pattern from the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper. It makes me think of a wrought iron gate that you could see in a beautiful garden!

To complete the card, I simply used 2 of the labels included in the Potted Succulents dies set, with 2 ribbons. A very simple card to make, yet you are sure to impress with it! The hardest part is to glue down the delicate die! For best results, I recommend using either the multipurpose liquid glue or the Fine-Tip glue.


Stamp set: Simply Succulents

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, In Good Taste Designer Series paper

Tools: Potted Succulents dies

Other: Very Vanilla seam binding, Basic Black 1/8″ ribbon

Simply Succulents and Potted Succulents Dies

For today’s card, I used the beautiful die from the Potted Succulents set. This die is just about the size of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card, so it creates a very elegant card without needed much other things!

For this card, I used Mint Macaron card stock to for my card base. I sponged directly on it with Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce. I just lay over the background die, cut in Whisper White cardstock. To complete the card, I cut 2 labels from the same set, the biggest in Shaded Spruce and the other in Whisper White. I added some Gold thread to add a nice finishing touch!

Make sure to come back tomorrow for another sample of the same die!


Stamp set: Simply Succulents

CS and Paper: Mint Macaron, Whisper White

Ink: Graany Apply Green, Shaded Spruce

Tools: Potted Succulents dies

Others: Gold thread

Simply Succulents

Last week I had fun playing with my latest acquisition, the Simply Succulents stamp set and matching “Potted Succulents” dies. You can get both as bundle and save 10%! (p.39 in the mini Occasion catalogue or item #156264) What I like about this set is the beautiful backgroup die and also the 3 different labels that are part of the dies.


I will share some of my creations this week with you!

For this card, I did 2 versions of almost the same card, playing with different combination of the same colors: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz. I used a mix of the Stampin’ Blends markers and regular Stampin’ markers to color the succulents. Let me know which one is your favorite!


Stamp set: Simply Succulents

CS and paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Soft Sky.

Ink: Memento Black, Soft Sky Blends, Old Olive blends, Rich Razzleberry Blends, Daffodila Delight Blends, Smoky Slate Blends, Pear Pizzaz

Tools: Potted Succulents Dies, Stitched so Sweetly Dies, Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder

Other: Pool Party Sheer ribbon

Paper Piecing Technique card #3

I hope you are enjoying my different ways of using geometric shapes to create interesting patterns! Today’s card is also using circles, but in a different way! I used the 1-1/4 inch Circle punch and fold each side of the circle to create a fun border! I cut out some of the flowers of the designer series paper to complete my card!

The greeting is from “Timeless Tulip” set, stamped on the oval from the Stiched Shapes dies. I also used the stitched edge from the Suit and Tie dies. I like how the faux stitching on the oval and the border adds a nice touch. The Paper Piecing Technique does look like quilting, so it goes with the sewing theme, I would say!


Stamp set: Timeless Tulips

CS and paper: Mint Macaroon, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Flower and Field DSP, Whisper White

Tools: 1-1/4 in circle punch, Suit and Ties Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies

Paper Piecing Technique Card #2

For this card, I also used the Flower and Field Designer Series paper (from the Sale-a-bration brochure), but this time, I used one inch squares, cut in half diagonally. If you assemble them like shown on my card, you can achieve beautiful chevron patterns!

Start by gluing the first row of triangles, then glue the second row starting at the mid point of each triangle, but upside down. The rest is easy, just follow the previous row!

Here’s a close up so you can see a little better:\

To complete the card, I used the flower from the Magnolia Memory dies and the leaves from the Forever Flourishing dies. I also used the stitched border from the Suit and Tie dies. I think that adds a nice finishing touch!


CS and paper: Cherry Clobbler, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Flower and Field DSP

Tools: 1″ Square punch, Magnolia Memory dies, Forever Flourishing dies, Suit and Tie dies

Paper piecing to create beautiful design

I have used the beautiful Flower ans Field Designer Series paper to create a series of cards, using different geometrical shapes and folds. The first card of this series, uses 1-3/4 in circles folded on each of 4 sides to create a square! The trick to achieve this easily is to create a square with a piece of scrap paper and use it as a guide to fold your circle. Therefore all your folded “squares” should have the same size. This technique works well with papers that have contrasting colors on both sides. The Flower and Field DSP, form the Sale-a-bration brochure works very well. You can still get this 12″ x 12″ paper pack from free if you order $60 or more before the end of February! Contact me if you want to place and order!


Stamp set: Forever Fern

CS and paper: Mint Macaroon, Basic Black, Whisper White, Flower and Field DSP

Ink: Memento Black

Tools: 1-3/4 ” Circle punch