Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Beautiful Succulent Bounty


This adorable home decor succulent kit is an affordable and easy to assemble piece.

I have written up some tips for assembly for you. You can download the PDF here or follow below.

Kit comes like this



VERTICAL GARDEN PROJECT KIT

Stampin’ Up!
Item 142782 $23.00 US

Coordinating tips, coincides with kit directions


Kit Colors: Sweet Sugarplum, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe

Additional Supplies
Adhesives: Tombo green multipurpose glue, hot glue
Pencil or small tubular object
Calypso Coral and Tip Top Taupe ink pads
Vertical Garden stamp set 7 photopolymer stamps 142996 $21.00 (suggested clear blocks: c, h) 
 Step 1 Punch out succulent petals
Use a bone folder to help punch out pieces.
Punch out all layers at the same time. It makes the pieces more stable and easier to work with the thin layers.
Lay out in same pack arrangement after you punch them out.


Step 2  Layout the petals

Note: this would be the time to sponge the edge of your petals if you desire. I did not feel it needed it.

Mark the different size petals right on the paper stacks, as shown in the directions. Directions recommend something different. My way works very easy.

It is best to make 3 different size succulents only. Offset each layer. Use bone folder to curve petals.
Large succulent – all 9 pieces, 1-9
Medium succulent – size 1-6 pieces
Small succulent – 7, 8, 9 pieces


Glue each layer of petals together using green glue. Hold until set (a few seconds), for each set.

Step 3 Assemble your roses

Use a pencil or some other small object, start at the smallest end of the rose spiral, roll around your pencil tightly. The big round bottom will end up being the bottom of your rose. Hot glue works best.

Step 4 Stamp your banner

When my kit was put together (by my friend Jeny!!!) I did not have that stamp set and used a different one, but it worked for this purpose.

Step 5 Attach Ribbon Hangar

Loop ribbon through frame hangar and tie knot to hold it securely, then tie in a bow.

Step 6 Arrange flowers

Arrange your flowers into the frame as desired. Adhere using hot glue, or green glue.

I recommend using the roses to lead the eye around the frame, even in groupings of odd numbers, make your visual triangle.

Step 7 Attach Banner

Curve the banner slightly, run along the edge of a table to get the curve.
Adhere it to the frame using hot glue because it will set the quickest.

Thanks to Jenybeth for her tips when assembling this kit for me! Smooches girl.

There are other things you can do with your individual succulents. You can attach them with magnets or Velcro so you can rearrange.


There are other things you can do with your individual succulents. You can attach them with magnets or Velcro so you can rearrange.

Here is an alternate project created by Terri Gaines, (upline) that she used at a downline reward event this winter. Full credit to Terri for her creative brilliance with this project! 

I do hope you give this kit a go before it is gone from inventory, as it is on the retirement list. 

Thank you for stopping by today, Sandy


Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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