Stampin’ Up! Succulent Garden Thanks for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  It’s sketch challenge week and, with the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration being live, I’m guessing you’re going to see some great new ideas for using new stamp sets and tools.  So, be sure to check out everyone’s projects, okay?

Here’s the sketch we all used!

I took a teensy bit of liberty with the sketch, and used several piece of the gorgeous new Succulent Garden DSP – I just love this paper!!  I decorated the card with flowers from the Oh So Succulent stamp set, all cut with their matching dies from the Succulent Framelits.  And my sentiment?  All Things Thanks – from the Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

Should be too busy – but I don’t think it is!

I started by SNAILing a piece of the DSP to a Calypso Coral mat for the card front.  Then I used an Old Olive design (which I think reads to the eye as “solid” – toning down the busy-ness of the paper on the card front) on another piece of Calypso Coral for the middle panel.

I stamped my sentiment, from All Things Thanks, in Sweet Sugarplum ink on a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelits.  It’s matted on a scalloped oval from the Ovals Layering Framelits and then SNAILd to the middle DSP panel. The entire middle panel is popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a bunch of flowers and leaves and assorted floral goodies with the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  These are all 2-step, photopolymer images – so for each of the outline images, I used the ink in full-strength.  For the second image – the fill in – I stamped the ink off once first.  Then I cut everything out with a matching die in the Succulent Framelits.  I used Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral for the flowers.  The grasses are Old Olive.  And then there two kind of hang-y down trailing leaves/flowers – I did those in Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.  Finally, there’s a couple of banners – one is full strength Calypso Coral and the second is stamped-off-once Calypso Coral.  Once they were all cut out, I laid them out to get the right arrangement on my card.

And took a picture with my phone.  So I could do it again with Liquid Glue.

Once I had a photographic record of my botanical arrangement, I pulled it all off and then got busy attaching everything to the card.  I finished it off with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used several of the flower and grasses and hang-y down thing images and stamped them in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  I did it by making sticky note masks of the flowers – and folks, once you make these little masks, be sure to stick them into your stamp case so you have them for the next time!

I used all the same colors as I’d done on the front.  Once I had my flowers stamped, I adhered a Mint Macaron flower that I’d cut for the front but hadn’t used.

To make my floral spray – I first stamped the Sweet Sugarplum flowers then covered them with their masks.  Then I added the Old Olive grasses and the Calypso Coral flowers.  Over the top is the die cut flower.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Oh So Succulent flower spray on the front – this time I stamped the large Mint Macaron flower first and covered it with a sticky note mat.  Then I stamped the Sweet Sugarplum flowers, covered them with their mats and proceeded with the Old Olive and Calypso Coral images…

…and the envelope flap got another piece of the Succulent Garden DSP.

Et Voila!  This is one of my very favorite bundles and suites in the new catalog – I just think it’s beautiful!  And has so many ways to use it!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

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Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for front DSP panel); largest scallop edge oval (mat for sentiment oval)

Whisper White Card Stock: largest stitched edge oval (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Succulent Framelits die cuts

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ (middle DSP panel); envelope flap

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Succulent Garden Thanks for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. sandimaciver2015

    beautifully combo of stamped images and Designer paper, what a pretty card

  2. What a pretty card Mary! Love the colors and the mix of designer papers! Love that we both used the same stamp set but came up with completely different projects too. 🙂

  3. How pretty and soft! Love this new bundle too.

  4. Oh, Mary, this is pretty! I love everything going on with the florals. And, what a great idea to use your phone to capture the correct placement. You and Amy have sold me on this set now! 🙂

  5. Mom

    Not too busy. Beautiful!

  6. Kay V.

    This card is just beautiful, Every little detail. I didn’t even have this set/bundle on my wish list. Just wasn’t my “thing” I guess. Well you changed all that. This card is amazing and surely will be loved by everyone that sees it. Thanks again Mary.

    • Thanks so much, Kay – what a nice thing to say! Yes, it’s for sure one of my very favorite things in the new catalog!! Have fun! 🙂

  7. Elisha

    Beautiful card Mary! It’s so springifull! A delightful sight compared to the snow we have falling here in Ohio:-). Wonderful combinations of colors, DSP and stamp sets! Love it!

  8. juliejphoto

    I don’t like ‘busy’. You are right, it SHOULD be busy, but it isn’t. I think your assessment of the ‘plain’ old olive paper is correct, it tones down the busyness. Anyway, I love this card. This bundle is on my wish list.

  9. Susan K

    Et voila! Another beautiful card! Love it all–it comes together so beautifully (though probably not as simply as you make it sound!) Love the inside and envelop too, a complete package in one card. TFS.

  10. I love everything about this card. From the paper to the stitched oval. So pretty!!

  11. Love this card Mary!! Nice bright colours and the flowers are so pretty. Love the tips you shared.

  12. Kristi

    You and Amy were thinking the same thing, love your soft colors and design, so pretty. I am going to get this set now!!!!

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