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Saturday Blog Hop: Pick Me Up


Hello! Thanks for joining us on the Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our theme this week was to create a card that could offer someone a special pick me up. I went with a bundle that I actually haven't used in awhile, but will probably be one I keep in my collection as it's just so lovely. It is the Simply Succulents Stamp Set combined with the Potted Succulents Dies.

Thinking of You Handmade Card Simply Succulents Stamp Set

I wanted to keep a soft and subtle look on the card, so I decided to use my Sponge Daubers to colour in the succulents and the pot. For the succulents, I started with Soft Sea Foam, then added a bit of Soft Succulent and finished off with Sweet Sorbet on a few of the tips. For the pot, I used Cajun Craze.

This stamp set has such great sentiments, like the one I chose. It's just heat embossed in black on Soft Succulent and cut out with the coordinating die.


To put the card together, I used a Thick Basic White card base. The Basic White for the background is cut to 3 3/4" x 5" and matted on Soft Succulent, cut at 4" x 5 1/4". Next you add the pot, then use Stampin' Dimensionals to bring out the succulents.


Here are a few of the main products I used if you'd like to try this too!

  • Simply Succulents Stamp Set (Item #154480) *Retiring

  • Potted Succulents Dies (Item #154330) *Retiring

  • Sponge Daubers (Item #133773)

Stampin' Up! card ideas with Potted Succulent Dies & Simply Succulent Stamp Set

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For more fun and inspiration, be sure to either click back to see Mary's project or next to check out Cindy's! Then enjoy the rest of the blog hop to see everyone's beautiful projects!


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