Perhaps you have heard this saying before? The phrase "Bloom where you are planted" usually is spoken as encouragement to make the best out of the situation we find ourselves in. This past year means that many of us find ourselves doing just that. For my family, we have had bonfires when indoor gatherings with family were not possible. We have tried new hobbies and started projects at home. Not all of our projects are completed - including my knitted throw and our deck - but a lot of progress has been made. I like how cards can be made faster than my knitting project. When I'm frustrated with slow progress in other areas of my life, I can gain a feeling of accomplishment by creating cards.
This week I will be showcasing plant cards I have created with this suite. Today's card is a generic greeting card that can be used for many occasions. Stamp a "Happy Birthday" or "Thinking of You" in the inside just before you need it to customize for the occasion. I like to call "Thinking of You" cards - "Just Because" cards. The stamp set includes a "To a dear friend" sentiment that would be lovely in the inside. I created another card HERE using the same supplies to create a card that looks completely different. Check it out!
Create it Yourself!
Read to the end to print a complete tutorial for this card.
The Bloom Where You're Planted suite makes creating cards easier by providing you with a coordinated set of products that match. I love the new paper lattice embellishments that add great texture to the cards. This paper lattice accent really makes this card.
The Perfect Plants Dies by Stampin' Up! create cute pots and plant pieces that make this card easy to make. Cutting and pasting was fun in kindergarten and its even more fun now! The Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine does the cutting for you. This is especially wonderful if you have a hard time fussy cutting small shapes due to arthritis.
I've created a tutorial for you to follow below. It is set up like a recipe - so it is easy to follow. Please pin the "recipe" to show your appreciation.
Do you live in Canada? I am happy to help you purchase any of the tools and supplies you need to recreate this card.
Bloom Where You're Planted Card
- 1 Bloom Where You're Planted Suite
- Cinnamon Cider 8½" x 11" cardstock
- Evening Evergreen 8½" x 11" cardstock
- Basic White 8½" x 11" cardstock
- Garden Green 8½" x 11" cardstock
- Garden Green ink pad
- Old Olive ink pad
- Pale Papaya ink pad
- Paper Lattice Accents
- Tasteful Texture embossing folder
- Bloom Where You're Planted 12 x12 Designer Series Paper
Cut the paper to the following measurements:
- Cinnamon Cider: 5½” x 8½” scored at 4¼”, strip ½“ x 3 ¾”
- Basic White: 4" x 5¼", scraps for plants and pot
- Evening Evergreen: 3 small scraps
- Garden Green: small scrap
- Paper Lattice: 3 ¼ x 2 ¼”
- Bloom Where You're Planted patterned paper: 3¾” x 5”
Stamping and Die-Cutting
- 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 pot on Basic White with Pale Papaya ink. Cut out with the coordinating Perfect Plant dies.
- Cut out 3 different plant pots using the Perfect Plant Dies and Evening Evergreen cardstock
- Cut the paper lattice accent after the 4th set of diamonds by snipping the connections carefully with your scissors.
- Adhere the Basic White layer to the card front using Stampin’ Seal.
- Adhere the Bloom Where You're Planted Patterned paper layer to the Basic White layer using Stampin’ Seal.
- Using the fine tip glue pen, add small drops of glue to some of the diamonds and edges of the paper lattice accent. Place on the patterned paper layer with the cut edge at the bottom as shown. I recommend placing a stamping block on top for a minute or so to allow the glue to set.
- Emboss the Cinnamon Cider strip with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to give the appearance of wood. Adhere to the bottom of the paper lattice accent.
- Arrange the plants as shown. Adhere with a mix of adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals to give a variety of heights and depth to the card.