Stampin’ Up! Succulents for Mother’s Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’ve been following along, you’ll know this is a color challenge week – I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse all the projects brought to you by the talented ladies in our hop group! 🙂

Here’s our color scheme – definitely one that’s in my wheelhouse!

I used the Succulent Garden Suite of goodies to make my card – the Succulent Garden DSP, Oh So Succulent stamp set and the Succulents Framelits.  I know it’s kind of an obvious choice with these colors – maybe too obvious – but….it’s obvious for a reason, okay?? 🙂  Take a look-see:

I used the Mojo Monday sketch challenge to help with my card layout.

To begin, I matted three different designs from the Succulent Garden DSP on Old Olive card stock, then I SNAILd the smaller panels to the card front.

Then I made a sentiment panel – stamping the Oh So Succulent sentiment in Old Olive on Whisper White.  The sentiment image was too long for what I was doing, so I inked the first part only, stamped it, cleaned the stamp, inked the second half – and stamped it under the first image.

I matted it on Old Olive and SNAILd it in place.

Using a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, I ran a length across the card, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  I used a second piece and pulled all the strands out, wrapped them around the ribbon on the card, and tied a tight knot.

Next, I added the Lace Doily with the Whisper White Side up.

All that remained was to build my succulent flower!  I cut two of each of the three sizes of flowers – one each in Old Olive and Mint Macaron.  Then I used the little “end” stamps in the Oh So Succulent stamp set and stamped the little tips in Whisper White Craft Ink.  I used my Bone Folder to lightly curl all the tips of the flowers and then stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

The center is a few Mint Macaron flowers – the ones that look a little like daisies – adhered with Liquid Glue.

Wait a hot second!!  What’s that in the middle?

That, my friends, is a little flower cut with the new (available-to-customers on 21 Feb) Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper!  That paper will come in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum!

I cut that Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper flower and added it in with a little more Liquid Glue, adhered the flower to the card front with Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Oh So Succulent sentiment in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel.  In the bottom corner, I added a couple of succulent flowers.  I stamped the middle flower first, using Old Olive for the outline and Mint Macaron for the fill image.  Then I stuck a sticky note mask (that I’d remembered to save from the last time I used this set!), and added two smaller flowers.  Those are stamped in Tip Top Taupe for the outline and stamped-off-once Tip Top Taupe for the fill.

I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Tip Top Taupe card base, SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done!

I added the same three Oh So Succulent flowers to the front of my Whisper White Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap a little more of the Succulent Garden DSP.

Et Voila!  An organic and earthy card, made with one of my favorite suites in the Occasions catalog – the Succulent Garden!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers 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

Have fun on the Hop!




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Tip Top Taupe Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for vertical DSP panel); 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (mat for second DSP panel); 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for sentiment); Succulent Framelits die cut flowers

Whisper White Card Stock: 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (vertical DSP panel); 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (second DSP panel); envelope flap

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Succulent Framelits die cut flowers

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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Succulents for Mother’s Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Absolutely stunning Mary! I love that flower and the doily peeking out under it is perfect. The touch of glimmer paper is fabulous! 🙂

  2. Such a tease you are with the new glimmer paper! I am waiting until the 21st when I can get it free, rather than paying for it. But, I AM showing our card group the flyer today unless my upline beats me to it. If she received hers, then they’ll have two to look at 🙂 Win/win! Love your card. Not sure how long I can resist buying that set. Enjoy your day.

  3. This turned out beautifully, Mary. I love the layers of the succulent and that glimmer paper is a great touch. Super design, too! I love all of those DSP layers.

  4. Your succulent flower is so pretty and I love how you used the new glimmer paper in the center. Such a pretty card.

  5. Elisha

    Another gorgeous card! How do you do it?? I love everything about it! And I want to thank you for always providing all of the dimensions and directions – it is much appreciated!!

    • Well, even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut! And you’re welcome for the directions and dimensions – glad they help! Thanks much, Elisha! 🙂

  6. Mom

    Most beauteous card, Mary!

  7. Beth's Fancy Stamping

    Mary, I love these greens! I keep thinking I don’t want the Succulents bundle, but……Great job!

  8. Beautiful!!! The flower is so spot on and don’t you love the burlap ribbon. Well Done.

    • Yes, yes I do love the burlap ribbon – especially with this color scheme and the Succulent Garden goodies! Thanks much, Shelagh! 🙂

  9. Susan K

    That flower caught my eye with that glimmer center but I am in love with that burlap downt he side! Another beautiful card for me to drool over! TFS.

  10. sandimaciver2015

    wow. LOVE the succulent and all the pretty layers you added to this card

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