Oh So Succulent, Oh So Pretty!

At first glance the Oh So Succulent stamp set can look a little daunting.  There are so many pieces to the stamp set and to the Succulent Framelits Dies.  You just have to dig in there and play.  When you do, you'll see that you just love it!  This is a card we made at my stamp class the past week.

Oh So Succulent and Festive EF

First of all, I feel like I should give credit to someone for their influence on this card. I've searched Pinterest and I can't find a card close to this.  If you feel it's like a card you made, please let me know.  Here are the details on how to make this card.

  • The card base is Watermelon Wonder measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.  This color has grown on me.  I didn't like it at first.  Now, I am sad that it will be retiring at the end of May.  It's one of the out going In Colors.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  This color is also one of the retiring In Colors.  Sadness.  It's one of my favorites!  Emboss this layer with the Festive Embossing Folder.  Love this folder!
  • I used the Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim and the Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine down one side of the card.  The bow was added with a glue dot after the panel was adhered.
  • The Very Vanilla panel measures 1 1/2 x 3 1/4.  Use Old Olive, Mint Macaron (another retiring In Color), Watermelon Wonder, and Tip Top Taupe to stamp the succulents.  The Watermelon Wonder ones were stamped off for the center color.  The great thing about this set is that you can be very careful if you wish and match up the stamps or you can stamp as you please and not worry about matching it all up.  Can you tell which directions I went?  Yes, the quick one! Round the corners with the Project Life Corner punch.  Add the panel with dimensionals.  Put part of a Lace Doily sticking out from behind.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set You're So Sweet.  Does it look familiar to you?  Yes, I used this very same sentiment on my post yesterday.  Did you miss it?  You can find it here.  I loved this so much I repeated it.  I really made today's card first, so yesterday was the copy.

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Here's the inside of the card.  I stamped more succulents.  I left it with no sentiment so this card could be used for any type of occasion.

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CCMC448 Color Challenge

I'm so excited to join the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge as a new design team member!  I'll get to share with you every week!  I'm so flattered!  This week the challenge is a color challenge.  We are to use Smoky Slate, Pool Party, and Early Espresso.  How fun!

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I turned to my designer series paper and was drawn to the pretty Pool Party checks in the Tasty Treats Specialty paper from the Occasions catalog.  Here is my card.


  • Start with a card base of Early Espresso measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.  Use your bone folder to get a good crisp fold.
  • The Smoky Slate layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The designer paper layer is cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, cut the largest circle from Whisper White.
  • The flower is from the Stylish Stems Framelits.  This flower is a little different. Use the flower shape to cut from Pool Party card stock.  It's just going to cut out the inside of the flower.  There is a shape to use to place around the flower to complete cutting it out.  Use that same framelit to cut a flower from the Tasty Treats paper.  Now here is a tip:  you can cut the flower shape from the patterned paper layer cut above.  Just make sure that you cut it in the space that will be under the white circle.
  • Glue the Pool Party flower outline to the patterned paper.  I cut another flower from a scrap of Early Espresso and used the center to add to my flower.
  • The Early Espresso leaves and the Smoky Slate dotty stems are added behind the flower.  Dotty stems is all I can think of to call these.  What are they?

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  • The circle is attached using dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set You're So Sweet.  Cut the words apart and adhere with dimensionals, too.

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I like to finish the insides of my cards.  The greeting is from the So In Love stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  The design at the bottom is from the Flourish Thinlits.

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Birthday Blast Bundle in Elegant Eggplant

The Southern Belles met again last night.  Of course we had to have a swap.  We had decided to make our cards with a color we think should retire.  There's been some talk that this could be the year that Stampin' Up! could do a little bit of a color shake up.  We don't know for sure, but it's fun to think about.  I chose Wisteria Wonder as the color I think should retire.  I'm not a purple person so that could have influenced my choice.  My card was influenced by Janet Wakeland.  Here's the card.

Bday Blast

  • The card base is Elegant Eggplant measuring 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 and fold in half.
  • The Wisteria Wonder layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Use the Star Blast Edgelit Dies to cut out 2 of the shooting stars.  Put one at each end of the card.
  • The banners are cut using the Regals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I chose the Elegant Eggplant color.  Each banner is 1 1/2 x 4.  Notch the ends using the Triple Banner Punch.  I did cut by looking at the back and pushing the paper in just far enough to notch so I didn't waste paper.
  • The Whisper White banner is 1 1/4 x 4 and notched.  I did use dimensionals to adhere this part.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Blast stamp set.  I used a few of the stars that were cut out when making the star blast to decorate the banner.
  • Add a bow of Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker's Twine.

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Finish off the inside with a few more stars around the birthday sentiment.  It's also from the Birthday Blast stamp set.

Bday Blast 2

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: March 2017

It's time for another Color Fusers Blog Hop.  Today we have a wonderful slate of colors for you!

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We'll be using Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, and Wild Wasabi. These colors remind me of spring.  I love spring!  Here in North Carolina, we experienced a very warm February.  Some of the trees are already starting to come out.  We have flowers!  But it's all a little scary.  Sometimes March is our snowiest month.  In fact, as I write this post, it's snowing in our mountains in the higher elevations.  Back to my card.

Color Fusers March 2017

Now this card does make me think of spring.  It features the Falling Flowers stamp set and the May Flowers Framelits Dies.  Here are the details.

  • My card base is Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.  I'm so happy that we have the Thick Whisper White.  It's lovely.
  • The Watermelon Wonder layer is 3 x 4 1/4.  The Peekaboo Peach patterned paper measures 2 7/8 x 4 1/8.  It's from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • All of the elements added to the outside of the rectangle are stamped in Archival Basic Black ink on Watercolor Paper.  I colored them by pressing the lid down on a closed pad of ink, opening it, and painting with the color in the lid.  I used the Aqua Painter.  I used the Falling Flowers stamp set.  Cut out with the coordinating May Flowers Framelits Dies.  This was so much fun!  It is a little labor intensive, but I love the results.  Some elements were glued directly to the base of the card and others were adhered using dimensionals. 
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set Sunshine Sayings.  Just stamp on Whisper White scraps in black and trim them with your snips.
  • I used some of the sprinkles from the Sprinkles Embellishments in the Occasions catalog for the largest flower.  Pick out the Watermelon Wonder ones!


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For the inside of the card, add another flower.

I really do like this card.  My first card used card stock.  It's pretty too, so I want to share it.

Color Fuser March 2017 second choice

I added sponging to these elements.  The designer paper is also from Tasty Treats Specialty. Which one do you like best?

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Global Design Project #076 and Basket Bunch

I haven't participated in a design challenge in a while.  I love the card for the challenge for the Global Design Project #076.  We are CASEing Kylie Bertucci's card.  I love it's simplicity.


Lately, I can't seem to stop playing with the Basket Bunch bundle.  Here's another card.  This one CASEs Kylie's lay out.

Global Design Project #076 and Basket Bunch

Here are the details to make this card.

  • Start with a card base of Top Top Taupe measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • The larger panel is Pool Party.  It measures 2 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Cut lots of eggs, plain and designed.  I made 10 or 11.  Unfortunately, a few were covered by the circle. You really don't need the ones that will be covered.  Just glue them together with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Place these randomly on the card stock.  Let some of them hang off the edge.  Just turn the paper over and trim even with the card stock.
  • Before adhering the Pool Party panel, stamp the egg on the card base randomly.  I did stamp off so that it would not look as heavy.  Use Tip Top Taupe.
  • Glue down the panel and then glue down the Watermelon Wonder strip butted up next to the Pool Party.  The strip is 3/8 x 5 1/2.
  • Use the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies to cut a circle from Whisper White.
  • The grass is cut from Old Olive.  I did trim it down on the sides.
  • Cut a solid egg and a designed egg each from Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, and Pool Party.  Glue together mixing the colors and attach to the circle with dimensionals.


  • The greeting is from Basket Bunch and is stamped on a 1/2 inch wide Whisper White scrap in Watermelon Wonder.  Notch the end and attach with dimensionals.

Global Design Project#076

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