October 30, 2021


I initially purchased the set, Season's Blessings, for the charming Christmas images in it. However, once the set arrived at my home and I gave it more scrutiny, I fell in love with the stems of veiny leaves.

After discovering how nicely these leaves fit on a panel when flipped and arranged just right, I decided to create a card based on that.

Stamped in Soft Succulent ink with matching rhinestone that I'd colored with 
the Dark Soft Succulent Stampin' Blend makes for an easy, but effective look.

Adding a simple Soft Succulent border and the beautiful sentiment:

Following you will find a tutorial on how to create this card.

Basic White cardstock
Soft Succulent cardstock

Soft Succulent ink

Positive Thoughts stamp set (page 76, Annual Catalog)
Season's Blessings stamp set (page 94, Annual Catalog)

Basic Rhinestones (page 142, Annual Catalog)
Dark Soft Succulent Stampin' Blend (page 123, Annual Catalog)

Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Basic White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

You will do the stamping on a piece of Basic White cardstock that measures 2 1/2" x 5 1/2". Near one of the edges, stamp in Soft Succulent ink one of the leafy branches from the Season's Blessings stamp set. Turn the piece around and repeat the stamping. The two facing branches should mesh beautifully.

Layer this stamped piece onto a 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Soft Succulent cardstock and adhere it to the card base about 1/8" from the top of the card.

With the Dark Soft Succulent Stampin' Blend, color six of the Basic Rhinestones. Add them to the stems of the branches.

On the blank area below the finished matted piece, stamp the beautiful sentiment from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.



  1. Isn't it great when a stamp set gives us varied ways to use the stamps?!! I love your card!

    1. Yes, I love that! Justifies purchasing it. I'm glad you like the card! Thank you.

  2. Love your card. Graphic types of leaf images always grab me! Simple but effective.

    1. Thank you, Marty!. That's exactly how I felt when I viewed the finished card, simple but effective.

  3. What a beautiful card! Very serene.

  4. Yes, I agree, it is a very serene card. I would have fun adding 3-D flowers and buds to it, too...or a bouquet of leaves in a vase. I bet you will have lots of fun with this set!

  5. I loved both of the cards you shared this week Linda but I especially loved the sweet simplicity of this card - just lovely!

    CONGRATS - you are one of our Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday Party at Create With Joy Week 512! :-)

  6. Pretty stamp. You can make so many different types of cards with such a simple but pretty stamp set. Enjoy it. And thanks for always linking up with us and sharing your skills at making such creative cards. #HomeMattersParty

  7. Very pretty!

    Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop l!

    God bless,
    Ridge Haven Homestead