Hello crafters! I’m Kimberly, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Florida.  Here in Florida the flowers are starting to bloom and you can see the beginning of spring. I’m excited to share a fun spring project I created for my friends who helped me with a recent conference using the Succulent Garden Suite from Stampin’ Up!

Succulents are so popular and a perfect gift to give friends because they are easy to care for.  Being the crafty person I am, I wanted to spruce up the succulents I purchased and create a banner & card combination my friends could remember our time spent together.  The Oh So Succulent photopolymer stamp set and Succulent Framelits Dies were the perfect combination to complete my project. 

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To create the banners for the succulents, I used the Banners Framelits along with the All Things Thanks stamp set.  To keep with a natural look for the banner, I used Kraft Cardstock. The greeting was stamped using Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad.

Die cut two banners and place a wooden dowel between the banners using hot glue to keep them together.  You will notice a small piece of Delicate White Doily between the banners.  I’m a huge fan of doilies and how they add a delicate look to any project. 

The flowers were stamped and then die cut using the Succulent Framelits Dies.  Each stamped flower was simply layered around the greeting and attached to the banner using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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I kept the same color schemes when creating the greeting cards.  I used the largest circle die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and die cut from Watercolor Paper.  I added a watercolor wash over the Watercolor paper using Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pad and an Aqua Painter

The greeting was stamped, although I omitted a portion of the words so only the “thanks” was seen.  This was done simply by layering a few pieces of the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper across the circle die cut.  I also used a piece of the designer series paper along the left edge of the card.  I love how this beautiful paper made the colors pop from the stamped flowers. All of the flowers were stamped onto Stampin’ Up!’s smooth Whisper White cardstock

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The following colors were used to stamp the beautiful flowers using Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pads: Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry

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My last card was created using Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Notecards.  Notecards are perfect to use for a more simplistic card.  I kept the color scheme the same, only changing out the thank you greeting. 

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects today.  There is one thing we know for sure, creating a fun project for a friend is a great way to let them know they are loved!

Kimberly Van Diepen

Thank you Kimberly for joining us again and for sharing these sweet projects! And we completely agree, what a lovely way to let a friend know you're thinking of them! We're thrilled that our friends at Stampin' Up! have offered the Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle to one lucky reader! For an opportunity to win, be sure to leave a comment below by March 28th! 


Last month our friends at Stampin' Up! offered the darling Perfect Mix Stamp Set for one lucky reader!Put your hands together for…

The Perfect Mix stamp set is so adorable! Love all the projects, especially the scrapbook layout! So many cute ideas for this stamp set! Posted by: Judy Stiles | February 04, 2017 at 09:01 PM

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Thank you for joining us today and sharing Kimberly's beautiful projects! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!