Oh So Succulent Decor

A couple of weeks ago I had a fun “Battle of the Bundles” vote on my Facebook page and poor Oh So Succulent came last with only 1 vote!  It seems to be quite a polarising bundle with people either loving it or hating.  I am hoping that today’s project will change everyone’s mind to LOVE it!  This white frame has been on display in my entrance way for several years (ever since we received them as a gift from Stampin’ Up! at a managers event) and I regularly update the display in it with the latest Stampin’ Up! product.  Well it was a few months overdue for it’s latest facelift and the succulents were the perfect option:

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I created several sizes of succulent using the Succulent Framelit Dies and then added lots of sponging to give them that depth of colour and tone I wanted.  They are all sponged with Sahara Sand, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry ink- surprisingly these took very little time to create and are the perfect thing to make while you watch something good on TV (I personally recommend Outlander – massive fan of this series!).  Once all the sponging was done I used Multi-purpose adhesive to put all the layers together and once dried I squished and tweaked the petals until I had them each looking just the way I wanted.
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The dried moss came from my local florist and is simply hot glued to cardstock cut to fit the frame.  I also used hot glue to adhere the flowers to the piece.

I LOVE how this piece turned out and have ideas for a couple of other succulent decor items for my home – they are flowers that I can actually keep alive (I am well known for my lack of ability at keeping house plants alive!)

Materials
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake
Ink: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Big Shot, Succulent Framelit Dies, Stampin’ Sponges, Moss, Frame

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Love is in the Air

It’s Friday and that means tomorrow is my Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogue Party!  Haven’t booked your place yet? There’s still time, just email me!  Now that Valentines Day has been and gone I can share the card that I gave my hubby – we aren’t really big on celebrating Valentines Day as it is our wedding anniversary next week so we mark that instead.  While I created this card for Valentine’s, it could easily be used for an anniversary or any other time that you want to share the love!

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I used the Window Shopping stamp set to heat emboss the hearts and the sentiment comes from the Suite Sentiments set (I used a Stampin’ Write marker and some omitting to get the sentiment just how I wanted it).  There is also a little of the Sending Love Glassine Sheet and a couple Sending Love Embellishments.

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Speaking of our wedding anniversary – I still need to create a card for that – better get going on that one!  I’ll be sure to share it soon.

Materials
Stamps: Window Shopping, Suite Sentiments
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack, Gold Glimmer Paper, Sending Love Glassine Sheets
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Other: Sweetheart Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sending Love Embellshments

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Balloon Adventures Shaker

Happy Monday – I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I can’t believe this is the first week of 2017 where everyone is back at work and school for the full 5 days – with all the public/school holidays at this time of year it’s always a bit messy and I never quite know what day it is!

Today’s card is Miss 7’s birthday card for this year.  I LOVE the Balloon Pop-up Thinlit Die in the Occasions catalogue and although it is designed to be a pop-up it can also be used as a flat piece like I have done here.

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I used a combination of Sprinkles Embellishments and Confetti Stars Border Punch for my shake materials – it’s bright, sparkly and fun, to match the card perfectly!

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I was a bit silly and ordered the Balloon die but not the coordinating Balloon Adventures stamp set which was a bit silly as I then had no sentiment that match the diecut shape perfectly!  Thankfully with our awesome Photopolymer stamps I was able to doctor up an equivalent using the Birthday Bright Stamp set.

Materials
Stamps: Birthday Bright
Cardstock: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Window Sheet, Brights DSP Stack
Ink: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
Other: Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Die, Big Shot, Confetti Stars Border Punch, Sprinkles Embellishments

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So In Love!

Today’s card is one of the great Make n Takes from OnStage in Brisbane last year.  It features the So In Love Suite from the Occasions Catalogue which includes the So In Love Stamp Set, So Detailed Thinlits Dies, Falling in Love DSP & Falling in Love Embellishments.

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I love the cute embellishment and it’s Vanilla which makes a nice change from crisp white.  I love all the little details in the project, and how FAB is that Bokeh effect Designer Series Paper!  Did you know that this paper was actually created with photographic effects taken by Stampin’ Up!’s own photographers?

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Materials
Stamps: So In Love
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Falling in Love DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Other: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread, Falling in Love Embellishments, Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlit Dies

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