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Live, Love, Grow

Oh my goodness, when I saw the Live, Love, Grow stamp set with all the cute succulent images and terrarium in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue, I almost squealed out loud! I couldn't wait to create a miniature scene and combine my latest craze,the Z-fold, in order to make it 3D.

It was actually a lot of fun to work out the colour combos of the succulents which I will list further down in my post but this design does come with a warning - lots of time needed for two-step stamping and fussy cutting all the images!  I was so involved in 'building the scene' that time got away from me last night and the next thing I knew it was 2:30 am.  Just as well I'm on a holiday break and had a nice sleep in this morning :)

My lovely friend, De Arn (and member of my team) was the one that clinched the positioning of the 'glass' terrarium as I thought far right would be the best spot; that was until I discovered I liked the addition of card-in-a-box style inserts for this fold to create a more 3D, pop-up element.


It's always good to get away for a weekend.  Hubby and I regularly escape and find somewhere relaxing to unwind from our busy and often stressful jobs (he's a Medical Scientist and I'm a School Principal). When I venture out I'm always seeing inspiration everywhere that I can take back to my craft room (another good place to get 'lost in').  Here's a photo of the view from The Trig at Lilydale where we stayed back in early autumn.  It had lots of cute pots of succulents on the verandah, inside the quirky style of accommodation and on the outdoor setting (pictured).  At the time I was tempted to buy some stamps with images of succulents from another company but I was so pleased that I waited to see what the new catty would bring and it certainly did not disappoint!


So ... the inspiration for this card came from a weekend away in the country and 'kudos' to the design artists at Stampin' Up! who came up with this gorgeous stamp set -

$30.00 (AUD)

Succulent Colour Combinations -
  • Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler
  • Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi
  • Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
  • Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz
  • Cucumber Crush, Always Artichoke
  •  Mint Macaron, Wild Wasabi
Bird's Eye View

Close up of the terrarium

Folds flat and fits inside a standard (C6) card size envelope for posting.

Product List for Live, Love, Grow -

In need of supplies?  Don't forget to pop in the Hostess Code (QMU6HCF4) for July when ordering through my on-line store and I'll send you a FREE tutorial on how to make a Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box (see below).



Other Z-Fold Cards -

Z-Fold Cards made by Two Members of My Team -

I love crafting with these ladies; we share resources and ideas and they always inspire me.

Thanks for stopping by,


Unknown said…
Wow! Amazing cards! Thank you for sharing.
Unknown said…
Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous said…
What a beautiful card. Would you tell me what DSP you are using?
Bronwyn Eastley said…
Serene Scenery DSP as listed in the supplies.

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