Succulents-Because of You...Card

     Hi again, and welcome to my blog! I attend an online support group on Facebook for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and this month our leader has challenged us with a new goal. This new challenge is to have a goal right now to blog everyday one of these weeks in March and I am doing mine this week. I started it yesterday with my card for the Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights challenge. Sometimes it can be hard to think of something to blog about everyday, but if you throw in challenges and product highlights you can have plenty to type about. So, on to today's project.
     Today, I have for you a new card I created. I had just gotten the So Succulent
Bundle last week and could not wait to use it. The DSP is some of the most beautiful paper I have seen with Stampin' Up!. At first I wasn't to keen on getting it. Then I started seeing demonstrators using it and I just fell in love. Doesn't always happen! I started with a A2 sized card base made of Whisper White cardstock. Next, I cut a piece of the Glimmer paper in Mint Macaron to 4"x 5-1/4" and glued it onto the card base. Then, I cut a piece of the beautiful Succulent Garden DSP to 3-3/4"x 5" and glued it down to the Glimmer paper at an angle, something different.
     Next, I wanted to make one of the succulents from the Succulent Framelits. I first cut out all the pieces I needed in Pear Pizzazz. Next, using Whisper White pigment ink and the Oh So Succulent stamp set I stamped the edges of the three largest pieces. A tip about using the Whisper White pigment ink is you need to give this sometime to
dry. It is not like the regular dye inks that dry very quickly. You can also use the Heat Gun to speed up the process. I recommend using it on the lowest setting. Next, I didn't want the pieces to just be glued together and look all smashed, so for the two bottom layers I put a Stampin' Dimensional between them. The top two layers are just glued together regularly. Finally, I place a White Perfect Accent in the middle and glued the whole thing down onto the card in the upper left corner.
     I thought the succulent looked a little lonely by it's self so I die cut two of the tendrils and glued them underneath of it. Next, I picked out one of the sentiments and stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock with Tip Top Taupe, which of course I am
going to be sad about seeing go away in a few months, and die cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in the second from the smallest ovals. I then got some Tip Top Taupe cardstock and die cut a piece using the Layering Ovals Framelits in one of the scalloped ovals just slightly bigger then the Stitched one and glued it to the back of my sentiment. I then used the Oh So Succulent stamp set again and stamped a couple of smaller stamps around the sentiment in Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz. I grabbed out my Basic Rhinestones and placed three of them around the sentiment, and placed Stampin' Dimensionals on the back and placed in on my card.
     Next, to decorate the inside I took a 4"x 5-1/4" of Whisper White cardstock and a
piece of Tasty Treats Washi tape in Pear Pizzazz and wrapped it around and then glued the whole piece onto the inside of my card. And there we go! Finally finished. This card turned out way more beautiful then I had originally imagined. I have just fallen in love with this Suite from the Occasions catalog. If you have any inkling of wanting to get this bundle then I suggest definitely getting it!

     Thank you so much for coming to my blog today and checking out my succulent card post. I have so much fun making all my projects and find great joy in it as well and I love sharing what I make with all of you.

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Only 16 days left for Sale-a-Bration!

     That's right! Just a little over 2 weeks left of Stampin' Up!'s best celebration of
the year! Don't miss out on free product. For every $50 (before tax & shipping) you spend, you will get to pick a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Go here to starting ordering  and get your free items. Get to chose from over 10 products from stamps to paper to ribbon...all FREE. But remember this, Stampin' Up! has told us that all items are now only available while supplies last. The Card Tin, #143833, has sadly already sold out! Get your Sale-a-Bration items NOW!

     Also during Sale-a-Bration, if you decide to join my team you will receive two additional stamps sets of your choice FREE with your Starter Kit. My personnel suggestion would be to get the two most expensive stamp sets that you love this way and use your Starter Kit for
ink, paper, and such. Now this only lasts until March 31st too so if you love everything Stampin' Up! and would love to receive a discount up to 25% off all your future orders then go here and click on "Join The Fun". Remember that the Starter Kit only costs $99 for $125 worth of your choice of product. And you get free shipping!

     And one more special! Only until March 31st if you place an order for $250 (before tax & shipping) or more you will get an additional $25 in Hostess Rewards! That is $25 in FREE rewards you get to spend on anything in any current Stampin' Up! catalog. Plus, you get 5 Sale-a-Bration items. Get orders from family and friends to up your total to get this great offer. Go here and click on "Shop Now" to place your online order. Any questions? Then please go to the same page and click on "Contact Me".

     Again, thank you for looking. I hope you have a great day and weekend. I will have a new blog post up tomorrow for you so please come back and check it out! Hugs, Julie.


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