Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Oh So Succulent Customer Thank You Card Kit

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Oh So Succulent Customer Thank You Card Kit

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – Decorative Label Punch – details on how to enter at the bottom

Oh I do love a pretty card! And I love to see what different people make from the same selection of products. Last month, along with the gift I handmade, I sent out a kit to all my shoppers for them to make a card. It seemed really popular with lots of people sending me their pictures of how they’d made their card, and remarkably, one lady had made 2 cards and 3 gift tags just from the bits and pieces I’d sent!

So it seemed a popular idea, so I’m doing it again this month!

Yesterday you saw the gift that I made and today I have the card kit. Everyone received the same elements, although there were a variety of the 5 core collection colours for the backrounds and the punch outs. But otherwise all is the same.

And you can see from my video and visuals that I made 2 cards that look quite different with the colour switch!

I absolutely love making layered cards and I know so many of you want to know how I make them, or more specifically, the measurements I use. I really don’t have any set measurements at all. I just experiment by holding cardstock together and seeing how I feel about how it looks. No science whatsoever!

So hopefully I’ve demystified layered cards a little more!

S xx

Cardstock – 5 x 7″ scored at 3.5″ (12.7 x 17.8cm scored at 8.8cm)

Main coloured layer – 3.25 x 4.75″ (8.3 x 12.2cm)

Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Giveaway

New Gift Every Day!

2 ways to enter

  1. Leave a comment here on my blog or on the YouTube video related to this project, get 1 entry into the draw *no purchase necessary!*
  2. Place an order with me and receive 5 entries into the draw

Orders can be placed from the following 5 countries – The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria.

I can only send the product gift to the following 5 countries – The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria, as per my demonstrator agreement

If you live outside those locations, please feel free to enter by leaving a comment. Should you win, I will send you a selection of handmade goodies made by me!

  • *winners drawn at random
  • *winner notified by February 15th 2017
  • *You can enter every day should you wish
  • *multiple orders on the same day will each receive 5 entries into the draw
  • *prizes are supplied by me – Sam Hammond Donald, Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator
  • *all purchases will automatically get my wonderful goodie pack that I send each month

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!



Sam Hammond

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Youpi! Hooray! I found where to leave my comment . . . the card is so pretty . . . me, too; I love layered cards . . . I already saw both papers in your beautiful boxes.

  2. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love your color combos!

  3. Jean Palionis says:

    Thank you so much for your creations. I watch your videos all the time and I have made most of your boxes! I have learned so much. Thank you, thank you!

  4. Lynda Arnall says:

    The Succulent Garden dsp is a favourite of mine probably because I collect succulent plants and it goes well with my Live, Love, Grow stamp set.

  5. Hi Sam, another great card but not my style…I am a more simple card maker and don’t go in for lots of layers. I do like the end results though but can’t bring myself to create them.

  6. Marie-Anne says:

    Beautiful as always! I love your color choices and thank you for sharing a card project that doesn’t have too much of stamping!!! 😉

  7. Beautiful card, who knows maybe I make a card again for my mothers birthday.
    I know she loves them.

  8. That is aan beautiful card for finishing all your scrap of DSP .
    Like it.

  9. now I know what to do with all the bits I save ,I knew I was keeping them for something!

  10. Glenys King says:

    Oh what beautiful colours I feel so sorry that I can’t order through you but you have inspired me so much I will be making an order with my demonstrator here in Australia!
    Thank you so much!

  11. Christine Bettany says:

    Love your layered card and you are so generous in recognising everyone who shops with you. Beautiful colours and can’t wait to use all this set when I am home.
    Christine xx

  12. I love the look of all the different patterns of papers, lovely cards and sweet gifts too!

  13. Hello Sam I have been following you for over a year now and always love your ideas and demonstrations.

  14. Debbie Wicklund says:

    Oh, I have the Blossom Bunch punch & the succulent DSP is on my list. I’ll be making some of these. Beautiful. I’m in Minnesota, USA & would love to win some of your handmade goodies!

  15. Love the cards that you make, simple but effective. I Need to use more dsp though… Thanks for your inspiration!

  16. I love watching how you just create by “winging it”! Fun and beautiful!

  17. Jennifer H says:

    Nice to have a card for a change, and to inspire me to use up all those bits I have been saving “just in case”. My craft space is in need of a tidy up.

  18. Karen Piermarini says:

    Love this card, look forward every morning to your ideas. I love the back to back to back, theme.

  19. Judy Collins says:

    Lovely cards Sam! Thank you so much for this lovely set – I can’t wait to get started on mine. x

  20. Teresa Croxford says:

    Hi Sam

    Loved this kit that I received a few days ago. I made 3 cards from it. Great to have a piece of each paper. Thanks x

  21. Really pretty card ,very summery ,thanks for the card kit x

  22. Jennifer Newell says:

    These cards are absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Birgit Kjær says:

    Hey Sam
    I love this card, it´s so beautiful.

  24. A great idea and gorgeous cards Sam!!

  25. Nannie Annie says:

    Brilliant idea Sam. Love these cards. Thank you so much for sharing this. Not made a card like this so must give it a try.

  26. Love this card! I look forward to all of your videos.

  27. Ann Lauzon says:

    Hi Sam,
    These are very lovely cards, I prefer the pink one. What a great idea too…Ann in Canada

  28. wendy reynolds says:

    l just love these cards so fresh and clean, and bright, love your videos too

  29. wendy reynolds says:

    l just love these cards so fresh and clean, and bright, love your videos too
    great wendy Australia

  30. Irene de la Haye says:

    I had lost your email address and picked it up again by accident through you tun\be.

    Your “work” is absolutely tremendous and I would love to oblige by buying from you but I know we do have demonstrators here as well, so will just make do with being able to follow you by the newsletter. Thank you for all the ideas you put into my head.
    Irene. Australia

  31. Thank you for my card kit Sam. Love it.

  32. Shirley McAfee says:

    I love every thing that you make iam in the U S A
    I do like the card I just seen on you tube

  33. Beautiful cards and lovely colours.

  34. Another brilliant card

  35. Belinda Litsch says:

    Beautiful layered card! I have to make this. thank you.

  36. Lovely card kit. This would be great as a favor for one of our crops. Thanks for this fabulous idea.

  37. Another great project in a wonderful Spring Watch season. I’m loving it.

  38. Another great project in a wonderful Spring Watch season. I’m loving it. Thank you Sam.

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