Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

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. 

Photo 1

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

Photo 2

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

Photo 3

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

Photo 4

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. 

Photo 5

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

Congratulations Judy! Please send your address and telephone number to us at and we'll send if off to Stampin' Up! Please put "Stampin' Up! winner" in your reference line.

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


2017-03-04T16:47:12-04:00March 4th, 2017|Stampin' Up! Saturday|


  1. barb macaskill March 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Spring is shining on this post thanks to these adorable succulent stamps and dies! WOuld love to win them and bring Spring to my house sooner than expected~ Fingers crossed~ TFs~

  2. Janice B March 4, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    How lovely. what a great gift idea using the “Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle”

  3. Sandi Marson March 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    What a wonderful and diverse set of stamps and dies! I love the banner! The colours used are fantastic. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  4. Michelle Price March 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    So gorgeous! I love the little plant pick!

  5. Marlene O March 4, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Have a 70th birthday coming up soon and hope this will be one of my gifts.

  6. Tona March 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! Love the projects too. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  7. Sandy Ross March 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Your cards are just amazing…nice to see flowers in the winter!!!

  8. Heather Parry March 4, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Lovely cards and projects!

  9. pt March 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    What a versatile stamping and die set, thanks for sharing all of the different applications.

  10. Kim Innis March 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    These stamps and framelits are a wonderful combination and I love all the beautiful projects. It would be great to win this awesome prize!

  11. Linda Johnson March 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Beaytiful cards! Thanks for sharing. A great stamp and die set.

  12. Jennifer Reynard March 4, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Love the original cards designed using this wonderful set from Stampin Up!!

  13. MaryAnn N March 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Lovely cards

  14. Lynn Gauthier March 4, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Love, Love and Love your creations and this set! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

  15. Jean Marmo March 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Such fun cards! love this set! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Donna Rinckel March 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Wow! Beautiful cards! I love to use floral images on my cards. This set looks like a fun way to build your floral images. Thanks Limberly for all the inspiration!

  17. Mel H March 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I love this set. Today’s projects are beautiful.

  18. Nina Oelke March 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Awesome prize Stampin’ Up and SCT! Love the cards Kimberly. I could so see using this succulent die and stamps for not just cards but my scrapbooking as well. 🙂

  19. Linda Tupper March 4, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    What a beautiful succulent stamp and die set. Just love the cards made with this but my fav is the plant picks. What a great idea! I so love plants of all kinds.

  20. lisa808 March 4, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Your Succulent samples are a breath of Spring air on this cold, windy night.

  21. Deepa Lakshman March 4, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    The colors are perfect for spring and the flowers look so pretty. What a great stamp and die set.

  22. Brandi R March 4, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Wonderful cards! This is a fabulous set. LOVE succulents ♥

  23. super stick chick March 4, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    This Oh So Succulent set by Stampin’ Up is beautiful and so creative. Love the cards too!

  24. Geraldine March 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Great cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win the set.

  25. Mary Holshouser March 4, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Great idea to put the
    flower on a stick and put
    it in the plant as an embellishment.
    fun decoration.
    thanks for sharing.

  26. Sue LD March 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects and the chance to win.

  27. Mimi R March 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Love love love these cards! They are so very pretty!

  28. Jeanie March 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I love succulents! And that DSP along the side of the card is absolutely gorgeous. Wow!

  29. Janet Sisk March 4, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    What a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win a great stamp and die set. 😀

  30. Angie March 5, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Love SU! Thanks for the chance!

  31. Lynne in NI March 5, 2017 at 2:13 am

    So pretty, looks fabulous in the plant pot too!

  32. Marianne March 5, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Gorgeous projects that are screaming spring to me! How I would love to win this set. Love that it has both solid stamps and outline stamps, giving you the option to do some hand colouring as well. And dies, too! I hardly ever buy accompanying dies with my stamps to save money, but I can see how having the dies would make it so much easier to create beautiful flower arrangements. Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Manda March 5, 2017 at 6:46 am

    What a lovely way to personalise the potplants!

  34. JoAnn H March 5, 2017 at 6:51 am

    That is a pretty Set Of Stamps and dies , but .beautiful use of them on those cards

  35. Mary Dredge March 5, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Super cute- thanks for sharing

  36. Sue Alger March 5, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Terrific bundle. I love the flower accent in the plant. Can’t get enough of floral bundles–good for many home decor, card making, and scrapping.

  37. Joan March 5, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Your cards are gorgeous Kimberley!
    And that stamp/die set is so nice!
    Might have to grab that up on my next SU! order,
    unless I’m lucky here!!!
    S&CT you Rock!

  38. Cindy P. March 5, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I love the banner for the succulents. I adore gardening so this “Oh So Succulent bundle set by Stampin’ Up” would be a perfect addition to my stamp collection! Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win this great giveaway!

  39. Cyndi March 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Pick me! I love this stamp set. It includes the little details to add on when stamping with flowers. Love the sentiments as well.

  40. Helen Van Daalen March 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Stampin’ Up! has great products. I especially love the quality of their card stock.

  41. Margaret March 5, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I don’t have much of a green thumb, so succulents work for me! What fun it would be to use the Oh So Succulent set in my crafting!

  42. Janice March 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Lovely combo pack. Thanks for the chance to win. Great samples and tons of inspiration.

  43. BevB March 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    WOW beautiful cards. This set looks awesome and the fact that it includes the matching dies….well what can I say. Perfect!!! Would love this set and thank you for the opportunity to win.

  44. Karen Carvell March 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    The Oh So Succulent bundle is gorgeous! Love all the projects…helping me turn my thoughts to spring flowers.

  45. sherry stanley March 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    WOW love all of the stampin up sets. what a great give away so many project to make this set. thanks SCT

  46. Sandy Clinton March 5, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Great springtime bundle! It’s time for some flower projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Karen Lingel March 5, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  48. Dana M March 5, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    What fun projects! I love the picks for the sweet little succulent pots.

  49. Julie A. Shearer March 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Beautiful cards! TFS

  50. Becca Yahrling March 6, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Such a fun & fabulous set. Thanks for the
    cute inspiration.

  51. jengd March 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Stunningly beautiful cards!! Thanks for the chance!

  52. Carla Hundley March 6, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Lovely and this
    is a fabulous
    looking set.
    Carla from Utah

  53. Carla Hundley March 6, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Lovely and this
    is a fabulous
    looking set.
    Carla from Utah

  54. Angela A March 6, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    These cards are so pretty! Very well done! I love Stampin Up too!

  55. stampnk March 7, 2017 at 2:33 am

    I just love succulents, and they are just about the only plant I can manage to keep alive…so there’s that a bonus! Being able to make die cut and stamped ones would be even better….and I love Stampin Up products.

  56. shartl March 7, 2017 at 2:51 am

    These stamps are so pretty and I love the cute plant decorations. Succulents are all the rage right now, and I would love to win this fun Stampin Up set!

  57. Arianna Barbara March 7, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Wow!!!! Beautiful projects!!! Love this set!!!
    Congrats Judy on your win!!!

  58. Laura Gauthier Turcotte March 7, 2017 at 6:50 am

    what a gorgeous set–those projects are beautiful!

  59. Toni Storie March 7, 2017 at 9:08 am

    This project is fabulous! I think that succulent set and the matching dies are really darling!

  60. Lisa C Huther March 7, 2017 at 9:33 am

    This succulent set is amazing, but so many of Stampin’Ups products are! Your bright colors are so energizing. The projects you thought up were very cute and creative.

  61. Denise Ward March 7, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    This new bundle from Stampin Up is a great way to brighten someone’s day as well as celebrate the upcoming spring season!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. Deborah Smart March 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I love the idea of creating a planter pick for the plants, using the So Succulent set. The Framelits are perfect for 3D gifts and effects. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. helen March 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Succulents are all the rage right now. They were used in my daughter and daughter-in-law wedding bouquets. What a perfect addition to add to their photo albums. Certainly on my bucket list.

  64. Karen N March 7, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    The Oh So Succulent kit is so great. I could see using these quite a bit. Thanks for the inspiration

  65. Leanne March 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Great job on all the beautiful projects. Love the idea of creating a coordinating succulent banner when giving a gift of succulents. Adorable.

  66. Carol March 7, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    What a perfect bundle…making and creating cards would be perfect with this stamp set and dies

  67. Glenda J Hofland March 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    What a nice way to dress up a plant with the banners, especially when giving a plant as a gift. I love the card ideas, very springy. Also would make a very nice Mother’s Day card. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Thanks for giving us a chance to win a set.

  68. Claudia March 7, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Love the Succulent stamps. Great inspiration for spring!

  69. Emmaeh March 7, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    The set is beautiful…. Plants that will survive my “not so green thumb”!!!!! LOL…. The colour combinations are very pretty too. A sign of spring! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set. Good luck to all!

  70. Karen Waldner March 7, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I’m loving these super cute projects, what a great gift idea, thanks for sharing and the change to win.

  71. Dodi Lewis March 8, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Love to start thinking SPRING after the dreariness of winter. The colours are awesome. And I had never thought of using some of the patterned yardstick or washi tape to cover up part of a greeting that you did not want (easier than using post-its on the stamp). It’s a great day when we learn something new!

  72. Jeannie Fannin March 8, 2017 at 11:58 am

    What beautiful cards! Love the colors and the doily adds such a special touch. Thanks Stampin’ Up and SCT for such great ideas/prizes.

  73. Denise Bryant March 8, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Such an awesome bundle! Love this stamp set and the coordinating dies! Fabulous projects!

  74. Terri Damgaard March 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! And the projects are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this great gift.

  75. Heather Boswall March 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Beautiful cards. They will be great to draw inspiration from 🙂

  76. Lesley March 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    So love love this set! So many ideas on Pinterest. Your cards are awesome!

  77. Cara Feeney March 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    The Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle would be great for Mother’s Day cards. I could use more dies and stamps in my craft room 🙂

  78. Cathy L March 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Wow so pretty! Love this idea thanks for posting it !

  79. Cathy Olsen March 13, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Love this die and stamp set. Spring is in the air.

  80. Sharon K. March 15, 2017 at 11:11 am

    My gramma turns 99 today and I am always bringing flowers to her. What a beautiful banner to put with them. She so loved her own flower garden at her own home this certainly would brighten her day too. Beautiful work.

  81. Cindy Tan March 16, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I love succulents and I have a few pots at home. So happy that they are now available in stamps. Have I have the beautiful stamp set please? 🙂

  82. Bertha March 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Kimberly’s projects are always so beautiful. I especially liked the banners in the plants – great idea!

  83. Amber M. March 19, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Stampin Up! makes such lovely product combinations!

  84. Michele Washburn March 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Such a cute bundle, with so many possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win!

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