June 7, 2022

PLENTIFUL PLANTS

There are a couple of cool things about this particular blog post. 

The first thing is that this is POST #1111! <insert a little squeal here!> Not knowing what I was doing way back in September 2012, when I first launched Paper Seedlings, my posting schedule was a little erratic. What?! What I just said implies that I DO know what I'm doing now. Not really. Although I have become religious about posting each and every Tuesday and Saturday. I'm still fairly clueless about this computer business. 

Initially, when I started Paper Seedlings, my intent was to plant little creative paper ideas into my readers' brains. To this day, that is still my intent, never having deviated from that original plan. With each post I write, I hope to instill ideas that you may have already known, but forgotten, to teach you something new, whether it's a technique or a different way of looking at things, OR how to use what other "normal" people would consider garbage (gasp!) in your papercrafting. 

What's the second cool thing about this post, you ask? As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am finally entering the 21st Century. Stampin' Up! introduced Host Codes several years ago, but never understanding them, I ignored the concept. 

From now on, when you place a Stampin' Up! order online, use the Host Code that is on the top of the right sidebar of my blog posts. The Codes are only good for 30 days, so it will be updated on a regular basis. Each time you order $50 using my Host Code, I will send you a card and a little thank you gift.


The card I feature today has maybe a little different look from what you're accustomed to seeing from me. But, I love the fresh and modern feel of it. I hope you do too!


The precious plant in its terra cotta pot is from the Plentiful Plants stamp set, found on Page 63 of the Annual Catalog. Not only does the set boast some cool plants and coordinating pots, but also some really useful sentiments. Check it out!


Not a lot of dimension, I almost think you could get away without additional postage to mail it. Love that!


Here's a quick tutorial on how to make a card similar to this.

SUPPLIES:
White cardstock
Soft Succulent cardstock
Cajun Craze cardstock
Woodgrain Designer Series Paper

Cajun Craze ink
Shaded Spruce ink

Plentiful Plants stamp set (page 63, Annual Catalog)
Through It Together stamp set (page 69, Annual Catalog)

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Tags dies
Beautiful Shapes Dies (page 169, Annual Catalog)
Silver Metallic Pearls
Paper Snips
Stampin' Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

To this card base, add a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock that measures 3 3/4" x 5".

From a woodgrain Designer Series Paper, die cut a banner that measures 2" x 3 3/4". With a smaller banner die that measures 1 1/8" wide, cut another from Soft Succulent cardstock. Adhere the smaller banner to the back of the larger banner, leaving about 3/4" extending at the bottom.

Add the baanners to the card front about 3/4" from the top of the Cajun Craze and about 3/8" from the left edge.

On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the pot in Cajun Craze ink, and the snake plant in Shaded Spruce ink. Fussy cut these two pieces, leaving a white border all around.

From Soft Succulent cardstock, die cut a hexagon that measures 2 1/4" across. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the plant in the pot onto this hexagon, lining up the plant with the top of the pot. Add three silver metallic pearls around the plant.

Adhere the finished hexagon to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On a piece of white cardstock measuring 1/2" x 2 1/8", stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink.

Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to add the sentiment to the lower right corner of the card.


Please, if ever I inspire you with any of my ideas, consider placing an order with me, using the Host Code I mentioned at the beginning of this post. Remember, a $50 order gets you a handmade card and a little thank you gift from me! 

Plentiful
Smiles.









8 comments:

  1. I love your card! The colors you used are right on for the kind of plant in the pot!

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  2. Congratulations on meeting a huge milestone. I always enjoy your posts even though I haven't made cards in years. Thanks for sharing some creative inspiration. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna! Creating cards is so much a part of who I am. I find it very cathartic. I am so glad that you enjoy my posts. That's what I'm here for. Hugs to you!

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  3. Such an attractive card! I like the color contrast of the green plant with both the dark and faded terra cotta colors. And the weathered-wood look provides a nice backdrop for the plant. Congrats on post number 1,111!!!! That's quite an accomplishment.
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 22.
    Carol
    http://www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I always always enjoy hearing from you! You are so sweet.

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  4. Whoop Whoop! Congrats on your milestone! The hardest thing about blogging for a creative person is the computer stuff right? Just when you think you've sussed it something else gets thrown up! Just keep plying us with the inspiration please, I love your beautiful ideas :-)

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Julie, for your wonderful words! They mean so much!

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