Sep 21 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Since I’ve heard that Stampin’ Up! is close to exhausting their supply of Thoughtful Branches bundles, I thought I’d show the last of the cards I had made using this set before it is officially gone.  SO…if you have waited and waited and now HAVE to HAVE it…let me know and I’ll get it ordered for you!  lol!  It is a keeper in my book…I know I’ll hold onto mine!

 

Fall officially starts tomorrow.  I noticed that the first trees have started to turn colors around here, too…even though our temps are still in the 80s!   I used the baby wipe technique to make the multi-colors on my leaves for this card.  The “pad” was nearing the end of its use, so the colors were mixed and blended really well…love how it turned out!

 

thoughtful-branches by Connie Babbert
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Chocolate Chip cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper was layered on a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock then added to the left side.
  • The tree trunk from Thoughtful Branches stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on a 1-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Whisper White, then the leaves inked on the Baby Wipe filled with Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive reinkers.  It was overstamped a couple times for fullness.  Also stamped the “grass” along the bottom.
  • The Delightful Dijon ribbon was cut and swirled on the front of the base, tacking it in place with a couple Mini Glue Dots.
  • The stamped panel was added to a 2 x 4 piece of Delightful Dijon and then adhered to the front diagonally with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the ribbon swirl.
  • Thank You from the same stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink in the bottom right corner.
  • Two leaves were stamped in the baby wipe pad, cut with the Thinlets and added on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

That’s it!  What do you think?  My highlights on this card are the ribbon swirl and the baby wipe technique!

 

 

 

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Aug 29 2016

Last Chance for Thoughtful Branches!

UPDATE:  Stampin’ Up! has announced that this stamp set will NOT return…it is a limited time only…while supplies last…this is the last chance to grab the Thoughtful Branches Bundle before it goes away!

 

AND…I have an extra incentive for you!  Place an Online order in my store, including the Thoughtful Branches Bundle, and you’ll get a FREE  PDF tutorial designed by me featuring four different card ideas on how to use it!  Please make sure to leave your contact information on your Stampin’ Up! online order so that I can email it to you!

MY TUTORIAL IS AVAILABLE AS LONG AS SUPPLIES OF THE STAMP SET CAN BE PURCHASED!

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Thoughtful Branches Framelits copy Thoughtful Branches Stamp set

 

Want to know what I’ve been up to lately?  We welcomed this little guy to our family on Thursday.  Our grandson, Brody Tyler Babbert, 8 lbs 2 oz, 19 3/4 inches!  Big sister is not so sure…but all are doing well!

 

Brody 2

 

 

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Jul 19 2016

SUOC143 Thoughtful Branches

We have a neat challenge this time over on SUO Challenges…black and white with a POP of color!  How fun is that?  My mind was busy trying to figure out what I’d use, but then my new Thoughtful Branches Bundle came in and I just HAD to break it in!  My inspiration was a beautiful BRIGHT PINK tree that I saw…it was gorgeous and I had never seen anything like it.

 

SUOC153 Thoughtful Branches

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Basic Black, folded in half to form the base card.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, a 1 x 3-3/4 strip of the Chevron pattern from Pop of Pink Specialty Paper was added to the bottom, the a 1/4 x 3-3/4 strip of the diagonal pink stripe pattern was placed across the top on a diagonal.
  • The tree and branches were cut with the Beautiful Branches Thinlet Dies from Basic Black cardstock.
  • The top blossoms from Thoughtful Branches stamp set were stamped with Melon Mambo Ink on Melon Mambo cardstock, then cut with the leaves thinlet die.  I carefully added Foam Strips behind the leaves to pop it up from the branches.
  • You’re in my Thoughts from Thoughtful Branches was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the upper right corner.
  • Some Rhinestones were scattered in the background.

 

Isn’t it amazing what Mother Nature can do?  That’s it for me…now check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what the others did with this challenge!

 

 

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