Thursday, April 20, 2017

The No-Care Succulents

Succulents, a wonderful plant that is so popular here in our desert area of California (all of California is really a desert, lol).  Being drought tolerant is one thing, being able to kill them is a me thing!  I can kill most plants, even succulents, while surprisingly Orchids and Roses I do well with (who knew!).  So when Stampin' Up! released their Succulent collection in the Oh So Succulent Bundle*, I knew I could create stunning hand-made succulents that even I couldn't kill!  Created at a recent crafting class, these were a HIT! 
**  SHOP 24/7 with me.  If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!

BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU,Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make cards all year long!!
I love this sweet little plant that is extra special as it was (a) hand crafted and (b) no-care!

~  Die Cut each flower on your Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (I recommend using a Magnetic Platform for these).  The great thing is the dies for each flower can be die-cut in one fell swoop!
~  The Oh So Succulent BUNDLE* is a great way to SAVE 10% on coordinating products!!  These Succulents Dies* and Bundle* are RETIRING* - So grab yours NOW before they RETIRE!  They are selling out NOW - so don't miss your own collection.
~  Sponge the edges of each die-cut flower with your Stamping Sponges and inks.  

TOOL TIP:  I love the look of the Old Olive ink and card stock, the Sweet Sugarplum with the Rich Razzleberry ink, the Mint Macaron* card stock with the Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry or Old Olive inks and any of the inks and matching card stock.  Succulents come in a vast array of color, happy dance!

~  Assemble with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive for depth on each flower. 
~  Fringe Cut the edges of Crumb Cake card stock with the Fringe Scissors* for a fun base.  
~  Cover a balled up piece of paper and place in a cute bucket of planer (I scored mine in the Dollar Bin of my local store).  Add a 'ground cover' with this fringed paper.
~  Apply the succulents to them with dimensional adhesive.
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Saying good-bye is hard to do.  If I am the one to kill a plant (sigh, sad but true) or if a fabulous collection of crafting is Retiring*, I am always a little sad.  Let me just say that I LOVE that I own this collection!  Amazing gifts of hand-crafted succulents and more for years to come in this limited quantity collection.  Join Us and create and connect over card making and crafting and buy your own collection from me (receive a Happy Mail in the mail from me as my gift).
Happy Crafting, Jamie

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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