Soft Succulent Mother’s Day Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today’s project was inspired by these little succulents that I found at the grocery store the other day. Now, I’m not going to lie. This was complete and total curiosity as to how precise Stampin’ Up was specifically with the *NEW* Soft Succulent In Color. As you can tell with the plant sitting next to almost all of the Stampin’ Blends that I used for this project, Stampin’ Up is 100% totally accurate and it’s one of the many things that I absolutely love about Stampin’ Up products.

Just a couple of notes about my little succulents. They had bigger and fuller succulents available in the store however; most of them were very damaged. Right now, my little one appears more Fresh Freesia than Rich Razzleberry but as she grows and continues to bloom she will be more Rich Razzleberry. In the photo, if you look towards her stem you can see her true color.

There’s only one Bundle that I would consider premiering the Soft Succulent In Color with and it’s the Simply Succulent Bundle. I’ve used the Succulents Bundle on more than one occasion but as you can tell, I’m so incredibly fond of them that I’ve decided to test this whole “easy to grow” thing and pray like crazy that I don’t kill this thing.

One of the Color Combinations that I shared (stay tuned for more info on that) with you in my live video was: Soft Succulent, Soft Suede and Old Olive. During this project, I decided that this project needed a fourth accent color and so I added the Rich Razzleberry. Rich Razzleberry is a recommended color with a different color palate that I wasn’t quite sold on. However; as an accent color with the other three colors, I think it’s gorgeous.

Because I’ve already shown a couple of examples of this Bundle and done a “how it’s made” in those, I do want to focus more on just a few thoughts on the Bundle and other little different attributes that this card displays. For those who are interested in a full tutorial, I’m going to ask that you visit my December 12th Blog named Simply Succulents or my January 6th Blog that I did for the Stampin’ Up Color Challenge.

Another one of the many things that I love about Stampin’ Up is the diversity of the Bundles and abilities to combine other Stampin’ Up products.

For example, the Succulents Bundle is really intended for thank you cards and thinking of you cards. The occasion that I have created this card is of course Mother’s Day because my mom is one of my biggest fans. As much as I would’ve liked to have stayed with the Succulents Dies, this project just wouldn’t allow it. The labels in the the Succulents were either too large or too small for this project.

So then I’m like “hmmm – how can I make this work for me?” As a Demonstrator, I’m under obligation to provide you with samples using current product although if I don’t have it available – you’re dang skippy I’m going to dip into some retired product to make it work! It’s really another advantage of being a hobbyist in this industry. I got lucky and did not have to do that this time.

There are advantages to being the curator of an extensive craft collection. I busted out the Welcoming Window Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and made it work for me.

That’s really what I adore about the Succulents Bundle. It’s just one of those super diverse Bundles that can be used for any occasion. Every time that I use this bundle, I think birthday cards, get well soon cards, congratulations cards, unfortunately sympathy cards also come to mind. As you can tell, the likelihood of me not using this one again over the course of time, is highly unlikely as is using the exact same colors each time.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading more about this project and will join me again soon for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

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