This card is perfect for the plant lover in your life. Regardless of whether they have a green thumb or not, anyone who enjoys plants will love this card. Stampin' Up!'s Plentiful Plants bundle and the Picture This dies make this plant lover card easier to create than it appears. I had fun cutting out a variety of plants and pots and then arranging them on the shelves. The 3 shelves are created quickly and easily with the Picture This dies. Scroll to the bottom for complete instructions in my "card recipe"
I love how the Plentiful Plants bundle can be used for a variety of occasions. The sentiment I chose today, To a Dear Friend, begs for a handwritten note inside. What would you write? A note of encouragement, a birthday greeting, your condolences or a much needed thank you?
The Picture This dies make this card super easy to create. The dies come with both a rectangular and circular dies that cut the openings with only one pass through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine. You can then use the cut out rectangles or circles on another card. I used the brick patterned paper from the Bloom Where You are Planted designer series paper to create the look of shelves on a wall. The brick pattern makes it difficult to see the stitched detail on the cut outs from the Picture This dies. Love the stitching - see it more clearly on my next card.
Create it yourself!
To create this card I used the same colour pots throughout to avoid the card looking too busy. I used a similar strategy on this card shown HERE where I used Evening Evergreen for all the pots. I recommend always repeating the same few colours in your card design. Repeating colours gives your design unity and prevents it from looking too childish. Of course, with any design rules, I am sure there are some great designs that use an electric mix of colour and break the rules.
I've chosen to stick to warm earth tones in this card. The Cajun Craze colour is a warm, earthy tone that suits the pots. This combines well with the Cinnamon Cider tone of the brick to give a look that stands out without competing with the brick for attention. I've used a mixed of greens to give the illusion of depth to the plants.
I used the Perfect Plants dies to cut out all the pots and plants which is super easy! No fussy cutting for me - Yay! The stamp set, Plentiful Plants and the die set, Perfect Plants dies is available as a bundle with 10% saving. If you live in Canada, you can order this HERE and help support my passion for creating cards. I am always happy to help answer your questions.
Picture This Dies make card easy to make
- Stampin' Up! Cut and Emboss Machine
- Paper Trimmer
- Pair of scissors
- Stamp Blocks
- Your choice of adhesive.
Stamps and Dies
- 1 Plentiful Plants Bundle Stamp set and matching dies
- 1 Picture This dies
Paper and Ink
- 1 piece Basic White 8 ½ x 11 cardstock
- 1 scrap* Cajun Craze 8 ½ x 11 cardstock *and ink pad
- 1 scrap* Garden Green 8 ½ x 11 cardstock *and ink pad
- 1 scrap Evening Evergreen 8 ½ x 11 cardstock
- 1 Old Olive ink pad
- ⅙ piece Bloom Where You are Planted 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper
- Stampin' Dimensionals
Cut paper to the following sizes:
- Basic White: Cut in half for card base - 5½ x 8½; score at 4¼"
- Brick Patterned Paper: 4" x 5¼"
- Stamp your choice of leaves in both Garden Green and Old Olive onto the basic white cardstock. Cut out with the coordinating dies and your Stampin' Up Cut and Emboss machine
- Stamp the plant pots on Basic White with Cajun Craze ink. Cut out with the coordinating Perfect Plant dies.
- Cut out 2 different plant pots using the Perfect Plant dies and Cajun Craze cardstock
- Cut out different plant leaves as shown with both Garden Green and Evening Evergreen cardstock using the Perfect Plant dies.
- Align the Picture This rectangular die on the brick patterned paper and cut out using the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine.
- Fold the Basic White card front in half along scoring.
- Adhere the Bloom Where you are Planted Patterned brick paper layer to the card front using your favourite adhesive.
- Carefully stamp your chosen sentiment to the left of the middle rectangular cut out with Cajun Craze ink. You may wish to practice on scrap paper first.
- Have fun arranging the plants on the shelves. Play with the arrangement until you are happy with it. You may follow my example or play with your own placement. Adhere with a mix of adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals to give a variety of heights and depth to the card.