Hello my friends! As I said in my last post, I took part in a Stampin' Business Expo and Creative Party this past weekend. It was a full day of business tips, card making and card challenges. It was so much fun but lots of learning as well. The stamp bundle we worked with for the cards we made was Plentiful Plants. This is another stamp set that I overlooked in the catalogue. Now that I have had a chance to play with it, I have definitely changed my mind about it. It is very versatile and fun. Apparently macrame is all the rage again. I was at a craft fair last weekend and there was a booth with just macrame plant hangers, wall hangings and other decorations. Takes me back to the 70's when I first started making plant hangers....
Here are the three cards we made during the training day. These designs were not mine. I give full credit to Allison Okamitsu for creating these beautiful cards and sharing them with all of us.
This card uses a Just Jade card base. We added a strip of designer paper from the Bloom Where You're Planted DSP pack along the top edge. We then added a Basic White scalloped rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies set. We added it to the card base using dimensionals. On another small piece of Basic White cardstock, we stamped the sentiment using Cinnamon Cider ink. We added this to the upper corner of the scalloped rectangle using a dimensional on the right edge and adhesive on the left edge.
The ivy plant was stamped using Just Jade ink on Just Jade cardstock and cut out using the corresponding die from the bundle. The beaded plant was stamped with Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock and cut out using it's corresponding die. The two larger plant pots were stamped using Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider cardstock and cut out using their dies. The smaller aloe like plant was cut out from Soft Succulent cardstock using a die from the set. The smaller pot was cut out using Cinnamon Cider cardstock.
The ivy plant is placed in a plant stand that was cut out using the die from the bundle and Basic Black cardstock.
The plants were all attached into their respective pots using Tombo multipurpose adhesive and were attached to the scalloped rectangle using dimensionals.
I think this one is my favourite of the three although I love them all. We started by stamping one of the leaf stamps onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Garden Green ink. We stamped the image all around the outer edge of the cardstock. We attached this piece to a Gray Granite card base using regular adhesive.
The smaller piece of Basic White cardstock was embossed using the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder. We added a strip of designer paper from the Bloom Where You're Planted DSP pack to the left edge of the embossed cardstock. Then we matted this onto a piece of Garden Green cardstock.
We stamped the plant pot using Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider cardstock and then cut it out using the corresponding die. We cut out two of the aloe like plants using the small die from the set. One was from Soft Succulent cardstock and one was from Garden Green cardstock. We attached these to the plant pot using adhesive.
We cut out the plant hanger from Gray Granite cardstock using one of the dies from the set. We attached the plant hanger to the plant using dots of Tombo multipurpose glue. We looped a piece of Linen Thread through the top of the plant hanger and wrapped it over the top of the embossed cardstock piece securing it at the back. We added the hanging plant to this piece using dimensionals. We then added this entire piece to the card front using dimensionals.
We stamped the sentiment using Garden Green ink on a small piece of Basic White cardstock. We cut around the words and then attached it to the card using dimensionals and adhesive where it attached to the plant pot.
To start this card, we added a strip of designer paper from the Bloom Where You're Planted DSP pack to the bottom of a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock that had been embossed using the Bark 3D embossing folder. We attached this to a Basic White Thick card base using Tombo multipurpose glue.
We stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Basic White cardstock and attached it to the side of a tag that had been cut out of Basic White cardstock using the Tailor Made Tags Dies set. The tag was attached to the card front using dimensionals.
We stamped the ivy plants using Just Jade ink on Just Jade cardstock and cut them out with the corresponding dies. We stamped the beaded plant using Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock and cut it out using the corresponding die. The plant pot was stamped using Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider cardstock and cut out using the corresponding die. We cut two of the smaller aloe like plants out of Evening Evergreen cardstock.
We attached all of the plants to the plant pot using Tombo multipurpose glue and then added the finished plant to the tag using dimensionals.
We tied a bow using the Evening Evergreen Open Weave ribbon and attached it to where the hole in the tag is using a glue dot.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these cards. It was a lot of fun making them and the entire day was great. Which of the three cards is your favourite? This is another stamp set that I missed originally in the catalogue but it is a great set. Did you make macrame plant hangers back in the 70's too? I know I am dating myself but hopefully I am not alone in this trend....
Stay well and keep creating!