Today I have something a bit different, a framed collection of plants from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite. The idea comes from Audra Monk @thecraftyyogi. I created this version for a team get together earlier this year.

Bloom Where You're Planted


The frame was purchased from The Warehouse. I ordered them online as I needed about 7 or 8 for our team gathering plus one for the sample. Since the frame came with a mat with the 3 holes for photos I placed the plants to suit this layout.

Firstly the concrete looking pattern of paper from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper was cut into three 15.3cm x 10.2cm (6” x 4”) pieces. These were glued to the back side of the mat behind the holes.


Secondly, stamp the various leaves and pots and then die cut them. I used Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Just Jade inks for the leaves. Evening Evergreen, Cinnamon Cider and Gray Granite inks for the pots and the same colours in card stock for the spiky leaves and smaller pots with the addition of Basic White and Cajun Craze.

Here’s the stamping layout on 1 piece of basic White cut in half longways so you can die cut the images once stamped.

Stamping Layout Bloom Where You're Planted

Below are the die cuts needed to complete the picture. I took this image before I’d finalised the layout and didn’t use them all, hence the crosses.

The small pots in the first vertical row are Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider. The spiky leaves are Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.

Die Cuts Bloom Where You're Planted

I used all products from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite, plus a shape from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack and Linen Thread.

Once you have all the pieces stamped and die cut you can assemble. The glass in my frame was close to the mat so I couldn’t use dimensionals. Therefore I used liquid glue and glue dots. In most cases I attached the leaves to the pots and then adhered the whole object as one.

The linen thread for the hanging pot on the right is attached to the hanger and then wrapped around and adhered to the back of the mat.

Bloom Where You're Planted Close ups


The Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite has been on high rotation in my craft room. Click here for my Plentiful Plants Photo Card or my Plentiful Plants Standing Easel Card. Both of which are available in my card shop.

Vanessa x

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Ali Patchett

    It is stunning, love the muted colour tones and how you used the concrete paper.
    Would make stunning gifts to give to people.
    I really do like your work

  2. Ali Patchett

    Your so welcome, always look forward to seeing something of your’s come up on the S tampin
    Up Blog.
    I tried to find a tutorial on how to make that lovely card holder with one sheet of paper the
    other day but didn’t have any luck. I thought it was a nice change from making a box to gift cards in.
    Your creations always have a great point of difference to them and have lovely colour tones.
    Have a lovely weekend

  3. Ali Patchett

    Hi Vanessa,
    Oh my goodness thank you so much for the link for the instructions on how to make the
    Card holder. I will look forward to seeing you start your video’s in the near future that’s for sure.
    I hope this doesn’t come across as cheeky but I would really love to make one of those framed
    pictures up for my Niece and Fiancee who have finally got themselves into their first home this
    week. Would you be prepared to SELL me a Kit of the stamped images you have used to make up the same one you have made. Please don’t feel obliged to do so as I would quite understand as I
    would be copying what you have done and one should not do that really.
    Also I loved your embroidery work, I used to do lots of cross stitch years back but had to give it up
    as the eye’s just not up to it these days with having Glaucomoa in my right eye . But I have found card making a interest to fill the void, not that they are anything like your stunning creations but it keeps one’s hands busy.
    Enjoy your weekend and stay safe .
    pleasure and finding cards sites

    1. vanessa Dashboard

      Hi Ali, Glad to help. Sorry to hear about your eyes, my Mum also has problems crafting at the moment due to cataracts. Unfortunately I’m not able to sell stamped images as a kit. I can however sell you the finished project in the frame. I’ll email you so we can discuss that. Talk soon.

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