Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Oh So Succulent for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Amy's Inkin' Krew Team Blog Hop

This month, we have a feminine themed blog hop for you!  I have created a Mother’s Day Card from the Stampin’ Up! Oh So Succulent Bundle to share with you today.  


Stampin' Up! Oh So Succulent Cardiology by Jari

My large succulent from the Succulent Framelits Dies, was cut in Mint Macaron with Sweet Sugarplum ink sponged on the leaf tips and lightly on the centers.  Next, I stamped several of the succulent images from Oh So Succulent in Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron inks, then die cut them out.    

Stampin' Up! Oh So Succulent Cardiology by Jari


I stamped the Oh So Succulent Happy Mother’s Day sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum onto a Whisper White Stitched Shapes oval.  A scalloped oval in Sweet Sugarplum was then adhered to the sentiment oval.  


Stampin' Up! Oh So Succulent Cardiology by Jari

A panel of Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper was adhered to a little larger panel of Mint Macaron, then framed with another panel from the Succulent Garden DSP.. Then, I popped it onto the Mint Macaron card base with dimensionals.  A Lace Doily was adhered to the side so that it would peek out when I added the succulents and sentiment panel.  I popped the sentiment ovals on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and began to add all of the succulents with touches of glue and dimensionals.  Three small Pearls were added near the sentiment.  

Stampin' Up! Oh So Succulent Cardiology by Jari

One more succulent from Oh So Succulent was stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron on the inside, and the sentiment is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set.  

A complete list of stamping supplies as well as card stock cuts will be at the end of my post.  


And now, head on over to see what Amy has created for us today!  

Amy's Inkin' Krew Team Blog Hop

Amy's Inkin' Krew Team Blog Hop


Here is our team:

Jaimie Babarczy

Mary Deatherage

Linda Geiger

Jari Francis (you are here)

Amy Koenders


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Card Stock cuts for my Oh So Succulent Mother’s Day Card

Mint Macaron base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2; narrow panel for front 2 3/4 x 5 1/2; succulent 3 x 7

Succulent Garden DSP (Sweet Sugarplum dotted) outside panel 3 1/8 x 5 1/2; inside 4 1/8 x 5 1/4

Succulent Garden DSP (Mint Macaron floral) 2 5/8 x 5 1/2

Sweet Sugarplum for scalloped oval 2 1/4 x 3 1/4

Whisper White for oval 2 x 3; scraps for succulents; inside panel 3 7/8 x 5 1/8


Stampin’ Up! supplies to create card


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Thanks for joining us today, see you next time!  

Bloomin’ Love for Mother’s Day Card

My share for today is a Mother’s Day card designed with Bloomin’ Love from Stampin’ Up!  I also had help from the April Paper Pumpkin stamp sets for my sentiments.


Bloomin' Love Mother's Day card by Card-iology by Jari

I used the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  You will want to head over there and see all of the other great entries in this week’s challenge.

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I am also playing along with the new TGIF Challenge 52.  It is a Mother’s Day card challenge. They are also giving away a free stamp set, so head over there and check it out and play along!

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I really had not realized how soon Mother’s Day is so I am glad I got the head’s up!  It will be here and gone very soon.

Bloomin' Love

The Blushing Bride panel is dry embossed with the Happy Heart TIEF and adhered to the Crumb Cake card base.  A panel of Love Blossoms DSP was adhered to a panel of Crumb Cake and then glued to the front.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from one of the stamp sets from the April Paper Pumpkin in Crumb Cake onto Whisper White.   Then, colored in the leaves and flowers with my Stampin’ Write markers. This is framed in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake-both just a little larger than the art piece.Bloomin' Love

I stamped the heart image from Bloomin’ Love in Crumb cake onto Whisper White and fussy cut the heart shape. I stamped 3 flowers from Bloomin’ Love and used the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlets Dies to cut them out.  ***These Thinlets are sold as a bundle with the Bloomin’ Love stamp set now, but will be sold separately in the upcoming 2016-2017 catalog, so order yours now!

I used some Pearl Basic jewels for the flower centers and attached them with glue dots.  The sentiment and the heart image are attached to the card front with dimensionals to give it some depth.


Bloomin' Love

For the inside I stamped a flower image from Bloomin’ Love in Blushing Bride, and for the sentiment, I chose another stamp from one of the April Paper Pumpkin stamps and used Crumb Cake ink.

I decided to fancy up the envelope(see above) with a liner of the same Love Blossoms DSP using the Envelope Liners Framelets (these are retiring!  boo-hoo)




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Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Saturday and see you next time…..