Swap Birthday Card For Stamp Camp

Publish Date: 
10/11/2017
Card Swap Birthday Succulents | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I realized over the weekend that I will be in town for the big fall stamp camp event. During lunch there is a card swap. I signed up and then remembered the card swap. I have a surplus of odd sized white cardstock that I've wanted to do something with. This was the perfect opportunity to use it up! I used the stamps and dies from Stampin Up!'s Oh So Succulent bundle. I came up just short of materials for my goal of 20 cards. 19 will do. I found a CAS design that has a predominantly white base. Here's the Pinterest pin I used for inspiration. Note: I am so sad that this bundle is no longer available. I ordered it while I was traveling but did not receive it until September, it retired on May 31st. So I just had to use this great bundle at least once!

I had limited time and supplies on hand to work with so I removed the ribbon, the second layer on the sentiment, dropped the two layer base mat and only used two brown spiky plants(refer to the Pinterest link above to see what I removed). I spent about eight hours over two days getting these done. I first embossed the wood grain on 4" x 8 1/2" leftovers and trimmed off the extra which was then used to stamp and die cut 19 large, 19 medium, 19 small succulents. I then made 19 party balloon looking plants, 19 long dangly grapes and 38 brown spiky plants. Five of those sets of 19 were two part stamps (half way through I was seriously questioning my choice!).

When all was said and done, I decided they needed some sort of pop. I'd already dropped the ribbon and the colored mat for the base. I added three sizes of pearls in the center of each plant. Whew, that was a gauntlet. Remember I am working in an RV with very limited space. Here's some pics of my assembly line. Card Swap Assembly Line | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com  Card Swap Pieces Ready To Go | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Stampin' Up! Colors used:

Pool Party and Soft Sky (two of these I tried the brighter Island Indigo, but then stuck with the original plan) I edged the large plant in Wisteria Wonder - large and party balloon plant

Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi - medium and small plant

Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz or Early Espresso and Chocolate Chip - dangling grapes plant (the longest one) 

Early Espresso - spiky plant and sentiment

I did spend a little time making variations but I was so short on time I had to stick with the original colors or I would never have finished in the time I had. I also took this opportunity to use up some of my 3m adhesive supplies that I am phasing out.

I think they came out nice!

I am entering this project in the following challenges: 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Tracy

Card Swap Birthday Succulents DONE! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com
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Comments

Very pretty! thank you for sharing and for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge! 

Beautiful card, very creative. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

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Such a pretty card.  I love the wonderful texture you added.  Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

What a delightful set of cards! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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