Four Seasons, Using Thoughtful Branches

So tomorrow is the day! You can finally order the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.
Item #

Product Name Retail
Item # 144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG) $52.00 USD/$66.50 CAD
143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG) $27.00 USD/$33.00 CAD
143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies $31.00 USD/$41.00 CAD

And you can use your Bonus Days Coupons on Tuesday as well. Let me give you four examples of why you need this bundle……..

We are going to start off with Spring and this cute little Cafe Bag. Yes, you can make that big Hydrangea Flower into Lilacs. I got this idea from Georgia at stampingeorgia.com. She is a genius! And I though I hadn’t used the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper yet, WHAT? I know, its so pretty. So I’m using it for my banner with a layer of Vellum right over it. I used a 2 1/2″ strip and just folded it around the top of my bag. Then layered the Vellum, a 2″ strip.

Stamped the flower and cut as shown below. I would have NEVER thought to do this.

Next is Summer. I used that same flower stamp to stamp the tree in Pear Pizzazz. I added dimensionals to adhere it to the tree. The flowers and clouds are from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. What goes better with apples than cute wild flowers?

I also “winked” the apples with Wink of Stella. 

Next up, Fall. This beauty was cased from Sara Douglas, CEO of Stampin’ Up! She did a Facebook Live and demoed this card that was originally made by one of our Concept Artists. Water colored  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Pear Pizzazz right onto the Water Color paper. So pretty. Did you notice the border around the card? Keep reading…..

Washi Tape to temporally adhere to your block. I have lots of Washi Tape, do you?

This is how I set up my colors, so I remember which color is which. Sometimes they all look the same color.

After you water color a scrap in the same colors, Clear emboss the leaf in this set, then use a Soft Suede Sponge Dauber to bring out the veins in the leaves. Next die cut them with the matching die.

Are you ready for Winter? I confess, this is my second Christmas card (will be showing you the other one in a different post). Again using Water Color Paper, emboss the tress with White Embossing Powder along with the snow. The tree is separate from the foliage of the tree and I recommend doing them one at a time. I first stamped and embossed the snow, (the lace trim is covering most of it up), then the tree trunks, then the foliage. Make sense? The sentiment is from Reason for the Season, stamped in Bermuda Bay. The card base is Pool Party.

So have I convinced you? You really do need this bundle. Its so versatile. You have a stamp set that covers all 4 seasons and so much more. I’ve posted several cards this past month.

Remember, you can order this bundle and use your Bonus Coupons starting Tuesday, August 2nd. 

Hostess code for August: VXJYXPQ2

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3 Comments

  1. Love these cards! Esp. love the watercolor fall and winter cards. And love how you cut the die cut of leaves to use more like wisteria instead of hydrangea. TFS!

  2. Your cards are just lovely. I didn't need convincing cause I've already ordered it but when I see your cards I get even more excited that i did. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are gorgeous cards. I especially love the lilacs as I am a Florida resident really missing my home town, Spokane, WA, the Lilac City!

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