Monday, April 3, 2017

Stampin' Up Oh So Succulent Crate

What a beautiful weekend with lots of sun and temp's in the 60's.  I did get a little bit of yard work done and I didn't over do it.  I didn't want to mess my back up again!

It rained just a bit last night and now the sun is coming out.  It's supposed to rain all week; April Showers Bring May Flowers.  Lots of them I hope!

My share for today is a Succulent Crate that I made following one of my FAVE Stampin' Up Demonstrators, Leeann Greff, instructions and video.  I just adore Leeann's creativity and  talent and have followed her blog for years.  I learned a lot from Leeann and we've e-mailed back and forth when I was learning how to make a couple of her cards.  She taught me how to make my very first Gate Fold Card.  Here is the link to Leeann's blog (Flowerbug's Inkspot) and then the link on how to make her Succulent Crate.

Let's take a look at the Succulent Crate that I made per Leeann's instructions:

 I just LOVE how Leeann made this little crate and it was so easy to put together.

For my Succulents,

Large 6 Petal Succulent, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock sponged with Craft Whisper White Ink
Medium 4 Petal Succulent, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock sponged with Rich Razzleberry Ink
Medium 4 Petal Succulent, Pool Party Cardstock sponged with Rich Razzleberry Ink
3 Small 3 Petal Succulents - Pear Pizzazz w/ Rich Razzleberry Ink, Mint Macaron with Rich Razzleberry Ink and Rich Razzleberry w/Craft Whisper White Ink.

I didn't have any Moss to put in my Crate and I didn't purchase any when I visited my local craft store.  I thought it too expensive for what little you got in a bag so I used some shredded and crinkled Crumb Cake Paper.

Leeann used Stampin' Up's Hardwood Stamp to stamp Crumb Cake Cardstock to make her Crate.  I took the easy way out and used a piece from the Farmer's Market Designer Paper Series (Retired) to make my Crate.  =)  Shame on me, right!

This was such a fun project to make and oh, so pretty!

Thanks so much Leeann for the instructions and the video!  You are awesome!!!

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges, using them for their own card classes and (using them on their blogs as their own creations) - Please give credit where credit is due.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges, blog hops, card classes or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  PLEASE be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!



  1. I absolutely loved your succulents... They are beautiful. I only wished I could follow you but my computer doesn't seem to like Feedburner..... Thank you for sharing the 'how to' on the flowers... I really want to try these.....

    1. Ms...thank you so much for your sweet comments. Did you try following me by e-mail by using the "follow by e-mail" dialog box in the upper right side bar??? If you have an e-mail address, it will automatically send you an e-mail with my blog post in it. I hope you give it a try and I hope your succulents and crate turn out awesome too! So glad that I could inspire you! Thanks again!!!

  2. Beautiful and very realistic, but hardly your idea, or creation. I've made many of these and never saw your picture/tutorial/, or blog. It's kind of a snooty sounding paragraph. Just my opinion.

    1. I'm so sorry that you feel this way; but, I never insinuated that I 'created' or 'designed' the crate. I first saw it on Flowerbug's Blog and gave her credit and the link to her blog with the instructions. I'm sorry if I didn't give the 'original' creator credit!