Blogging bonanza day 1 - succulent love

Stampin' Up! Oh So Succulent |

Today's card uses the Oh So Succulent Bundle, which is one that I am so sad to see leave the Stampin' Up! offering! These little stamps and coordinating Framelits are so joyful and SO very current and to create such delights out of paper is just a ton of fun.

I have been focusing recently on some lesser used stamps - more specifically wording stamps - that I tend to overlook for the more generic and popular greetings stamps.

"Because of you, I am me" is not a sentiment with a large array of uses, and there are not a great many people I can image sending a card to that would warrant such wording. One person that springs to mind immediately is my lovely mum (Nanny Jane to many of you!), who has been an amazing influence in my life and a valued, talented and inspirational member of my stampin' team for a few years too.

So this card made its way in the post to her a couple of weeks ago, totally unexpectedly (ninja style card making is my favourite!) and had the desired effect of making her day owing to the phone call I received after it landed #chuffed

The little patches of light reflection on the stamped images to add 3D-ness makes my heart so happy!

You may be able to tell that I didn't scrimp on materials for this card, so it's not a simple make in that sense. It formed part of a "no holds barred" stampin' therapy session that I undertook recently to haul myself out of a deep stampin' slump, the proceeds of which you will see here over the next several days.

It also employs a number of retiring (potentially already retired!) products - a last hurrah of sorts - all of which are pictured at the bottom of this post. If you click on the images and are directed to the main store page rather than the individual product page, that means that particular product is sadly sold out.

Who do you have in your life that you could send this card to?

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