My helper Kiev made this card to help me out with my blog posts.  I gave her some card ideas and she used the supplies I had to make some cards.  This one is pretty quick.  The hardest part is gluing on the detailed Thinlit flowers.  Luckily she wrote down all the supplies and measurements she used.
Congrats Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings  Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Watermelon Wonder
Carried Away Designer Series Paper #143608  (2017 Sale-a-bration available until March 31, 2017  FREE with $50 purchase!)
Big Shot:  Flourish Thinlits #141478
Layered Oval Framelits #141706
Ribbon:  Sending Love 1/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack  #142737
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Glue Dot

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Peekabook Peach card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut:
~Mint Macaron card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Carried Away patterned paper at 2″ x 5″
~Watermelon Wonder card stock at 1″ x 5″
Big Shot
~Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit.
~Cut out the large Flourish from Night of Navy card stock.
3.  Glue parts of the Flourish die cut to your Oval around your words.  Trim off the excess.
4.  Layer the Carried Away patterned paper on top of the Whisper White card layer, then add the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Tie the Ribbon around the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Put a Glue Dot under it so the bow will stay tied.  Attach your Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach this whole layer to the Mint Macaron.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy using a variety of papers and words to make your own version of this card.

This quick and easy Dragonfly Dreams Card has some shimmer added with Clear Wink of Stella brushed on the wings.
Shimmery Dragonfly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer #142924
Ink:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Soft Sky
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella  #141897
Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut yout Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp:
~Words in Island Indigo ink leaving room for Dragonfly
~Dragonfly in Island Indigo ink
~Dragonfly Wings in Bermuda Bay ink
~Dots in Soft Sky ink stamped randomly around the dragonfly and words.
4.  Attach card front to card base.  Then color the dragonfly wings with Clear Wink of Stella.
5.  Envelope stamping optional:  Stamp dots on Envelope and/or flap with Soft Sky ink.

Enjoy making your own Dragonfly cards!

This Tag card is made with the Timeless Tags Bundle.  It is pretty quick and you get to color a little bit.
SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144725:  That’s The Tag Photopolymer stamps + Timeless Tags Thinlits
Stamps:  *That’s The Tag Photopolymer #142918
Ink:  Rose Red
Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142788
Markers:  Rose Red
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  *Timeless Tags Thinlits #142755
Other:  Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon #141428
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut out your Tag from Whisper White card stock and the Tag Thinlit with your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp Thanks So Much in Rose Red ink in the center of your Tag.
5.  Lay the flower stems stamp with flat side up on your tag.  Slightly curve the bottom of the stems to match the curve of your tag.  Hold in place while putting a block on top.
6.  Stamp the flower stems on the tag and the patterned paper with Memento ink.  You might want to reverse the way the flowers are stamped on the patterned paper.
7.  Color the flowers with your Rose Red Marker.  Color the stems and leaves with your Cucumber Crush Marker.
8.  Cut about 5-6″ of Ribbon and put through Tag hole.  It helps to fold the ribbon in half, then at the fold you fold the ribbon in half again so you can get it through the Tag hole.  Pull most of the way through, then put the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight.
9.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Tag and attach to card front.
10.  If desired, you can stamp and color the flowers on your envelope.

Enjoy making this Timeless Tag card!

This is a quick and easy card using Glassine paper for the background, a doily for the next layer, and a punched bow for the focal point.  You can substitute any paper for the Glassine sheet, a die cut for the Doily, and a tied ribbon bow for the punched bow.  You can also add a stamped greeting if desired.
Glassine Bow CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Marina Mist
Sending Love Glassine Sheets #142734  (or use Vellum)
Lace Doilies #142793  Choose either the White or Vanilla side
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:
 Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sending Love Glassine Sheet at 3-1/2″ x 6″.  The Glassine Sheet is 6″ wide.  You can also use Vellum or patterned paper instead of the Glassine Sheet.
3.  Angle your Glassine Sheet so it touches both the top right corner and the bottom left corner.  Make marks slightly past the edges on both sides so you know where to apply your adhesive.  You can use Glue Dots, but they show through the corners.
~Since I made this I have learned a new way to attach Glassine and Vellum without the adhesive showing through.
~Cut a Sponge wedge
~Put about a 3/4″ circle of Tombow Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Pounce your Sponge wedge to cover the rounded part with Tombow Glue.
~Now Pounce your gluey Sponge Wedge evenly on the back of your Glassine Sheet or Vellum.
~Attach your Glassine Sheet to your card front, being careful to not glue it to the surface underneath.
~ Spread your Bone Folder over the top to flatten.
~Attach your Lace Doily using the gluey Sponge Wedge.
~Turn card over so the card front is facing down.  Let dry while you make your Bow.
4.  Punch your Marina Mist card stock twice with the Bow Builder Punch as you need two of most parts.
~Use your Bone Folder to curl the longer Bow pieces and one of the smallest rectangle pieces.  The Bow ends do not need to be curled.
~Attach the ends of one long Bow piece together with a Glue Dot.  Now attach the ends of the other Bow piece together with a Glue Dot.  Attach the end of the two long Bow pieces together with a Glue Dot with one on the right side and one on the left side.
~Attach one Bow end to the bottom of each Long Bow piece with 2 Glue Dots so the Bow ends stick out evenly at the ends of the Long Bow pieces.
~Now attach the curled rectangle piece around the center of the Bow using a Glue Dot at each end and having the ends meet at the back of the Bow.
5.  Attach the Bow to your card front with 3 Glue Dots.  Your card is finished.

Enjoy making this easy Bow Card.

The Balloon Adventures Bundle is really fun to use!  Make this simple Celebration card with just a few supplies to celebrate a birthday or other occasion.
Lets Celebrate Balloon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144708:  Balloon Adventures stamp set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Bundle available until May 31, 2017
Stamps:  *Balloon Adventures Photopolymer #142823
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise
Island Indigo
Whisper White Craft #101731
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  *Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits  #142753
Punch:  Project Life Corner Rounder #135346
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Balloon shape out of Tempting Turquoise card stock.  The sides will need to be cut along the embossed edge lines with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.
3.  Stamp:
~Balloons in Whisper White ink.  Whisper White Craft ink takes a little longer to dry so avoid touching it for a few minutes.
~Banner in Tempting Turquoise ink
~Let’s Celebrate in Island Indigo ink
4.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to card front.

Happy Celebrating!

This Sweet Flower card is pretty quick to make.  Choose 2 coordinating colors of card stock and make your own version.  The pretty flower embellishment adds just the right amount of bling.
Sweet Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot:  Window Box Thinlit #142762
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits #141474
Other:  Falling in Love embellishment #142791
Tombow Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With your Big Shot cut out the large Window Box flower Thinlit in the center of your card front.
3.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
4.  Cut your “Sweet” and the Cupcake Cutouts curlique from Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Attach with glue to your card front.
5.  Attach your Flower embellishment with 2 Glue Dots.
6.  If desired cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach to the inside to write on.

Enjoy the fun cutouts in the Window Box Thinlits and Cupcake Cutouts.

You can now order from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog and earn 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 of products you buy!  The Flowered paper is one of the Sale-a-braton choices.  I colored it with the NEW Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.
Watercolored Flower card

SUPPLIES:
Watercolor Pencils #141709
Inside the Lines Paper #143830 (Sale-a-bration Product)
Watermelon Wonder card base
Aqua Painter #103954
Tear & Tape
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Decide which way you want your flower patter to go and cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Color with your Watercolor Pencils:
~Flower Petals-Real Red.  Color darker by the center and where the petals meet.
~Flower Centers-Daffodil Delight.  Add a little Early Espresso in the very center.
~Large Leaves and stems-Old Olive
~Small Leaves-Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
~Bee & wings-Daffodil Delight (I didn’t use the Aqua Painter here.
4.  Gently color each item except the bee using your Aqua Painter.  Make sure your brush tip is wet, but do NOT squeeze more water out as you paint as this paper does warp and wrinkle more with more water used.  Clean the brush tip before you move onto a different color.
5.  Let dry.  It does dry pretty quickly, but I did not time how long it took.
6.  Now go back and add some shading to the flower petals and large leaves.  I did use the Aqua Painter on the leaves, but not on the flowers this second time.
7.  Let dry again.
8.  Flatten out your paper with your Bone Folder.  Add Tear & Tape around all four sides.  Center your paper and use your Bone Folder to help it lay flat on your card base.
9.  You can add a greeting if you want, but I liked mine without one.

Happy Watercoloring!

This Lacy Card features the the Delicate Details Sale-a-bration stamp set and the NEW Lace Doily!
Lacy Kindred Spirits CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies Photopolymer #143314  (FREE with $50 purchase)
First Sight  Clear #140688 (I have the wood #140685, but it is apparently no longer available in wood mount.)
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Blushing Bride
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 available around January 16, 2017
Doily:  Lace Doilies #142793
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Line up your Lace stamps where you want on the card front with the flat side up.  Gently place your Clear Block H on top of the stamps.  Now ink up the stamps with Melon Mambo ink and line up the stamp on the the front of your card and stamp.  Hold the card base onto the stamp and flip it over.  Run a clear block over the back of the entire card front being careful to rub all the corners.  (You can see I missed part of the upper left corner.)  Remove card base from stamps.  (You can stamp each lace strip separately if you want.  But it quicker stamping all the stamps at once and they are all lined up correctly.)
3.  Stamp the leafy small backgroud stamp from First Sight stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Oval/  Stamp Kindred Spirits in Melon Mambo ink in the center of your Oval.
4.  Glue your Lace Doily to the center of your card front.
5.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your Stitched Shapes Oval to your card front.  Your card is finished!
6.  You can use any of the stamps to decorate your envelope.  This will make the receiver excited to see what is inside.  It will also give the mailmen and women something to look at besides plain white envelopes.

Happy Card Making!

We do need to make Thank You cards for all the Christmas gifts we received.  This one is quick and easy and uses just 3 individual stamps and 1 ink color directly on your card base.  So choose your colors and get started making those Thank You notes!
Flower Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  So Very Much  Wood #143340, Clear #143343 (Sale-a-bration item FREE with $50 purchase)
Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Thank You in the center of your card.  Add the small part of the greeting underneath the Thank You.
3.  Stamp the large flower border starting at the upper left corner.  Stamp three more times working around the card.  You are finished.

Happy Card Making!

The Pretty Pocket Card Kit is one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose when you spend $50 in merchandise.  Here are two things you can do with it.  The So Saffron Yellow one is made with parts included in the Kit.  The Pool Party one is made using stamps to decorate it.
Pocket Card-closedYELLOW POCKET CARD
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
1.  Remove the adhesive backing on the Pocket Card.  Line up edges and seal closed.
2.  Decorate the lined insert by choosing a self-adhesive greeting and flower and put them where shown.
3.  Tie some Baker’s Twine around the card outside.  You are finished!

Pocket Card-OpenPOOL PARTY CARD:
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
Stamps:  Window Shopping
Big on Birthdays
Delicate Details  Photopolymer # (Sale-a-bration item)
Ink:  Island Indigo

POOL PARTY CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp Lace from Delicate Details across the card bottom with Island Indigo ink.  You might want to mask the side with a sticky note to prevent the Lace stamping on the back of your Pocket Card.
2.  Stamp the Lined Insert with Island Indigo ink”
~Thinking of you from Window Shopping stamp set
~Bow from Big on Birthdays stamp set
3.  Write your message on the Insert lines provided.  Put the insert in the card and envelope and give to the person intended.

Happy Sale-a-bration!

Here is a sneak peek using NEW products from both the 2017 Occasions Catalog and the 2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog.  Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper is great for coloring using the NEW Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.  The Catalog pdfs will be posted on my blog on January 4, 2017 per Stampin’ Up! Rules.
Color Inside the Lines with Watercolor PencilsSUPPLIES:
*=2017 Occasions Catalog January 4-May 31, 2017
**=2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog January 4-March 31, 2017
*Watercolor Pencils  #141709
**Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper #143830
Aqua Painter #103594
Old Olive card stock
Tear & Tape Adhesive #138995

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Inside the Lines paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Make sure the design is going the direction you want for your Landscape or Portrait card.
2.  Use the Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils to color the leaves.  Choose any colors you want depending on the paper you chose.
~Large Dark Green Leaves:  Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.  Color really dark around the edges of each leaf.  Color the center of each leaf so there is very little white paper showing through.  Color the center vein Daffodil Delight.
~Rest of Leaves:  Color with both the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils in varying shades of the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  Some I colored with the Daffodil first, others with the Old Olive first, then layered the other color on top.
~Tree Trunks:  Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil
3.  Color each leaf and tree trunk with your Aqua Painter using just the wet brush tip without squeezing much while you are coloring.  Clean your brush tip when changing to a different color.
NOTE:  You can use a Blender Pen instead of the Aqua Painter.  You can also just leave the Watercolor Pencil coloring alone without doing anything to it.
4.  Let dry.
5.  Straighten out the paper with your Bone Folder.
6.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
7.  Put Tear & Tape on the back of your watercolored paper.  Attach paper to card base.

Happy Watercoloring!

This is a quick and easy Thanksgiving card.  Choose your patterned paper.  Choose a sentiment.  Stamp and die cut.  Attach to card.  Add some bling if you want to.
Give Thanks CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #142335:  Banners For You Photopolymer stamp set #141710 + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps:  Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer #141936
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #141642
Other:  Gold Sequins
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with Fast Fuse.
3.  Stamp your Banner in Always Artichoke.
~Lay your Labeler Letters stamps upside down on the stamped banner in the position you want them.  Lay a Clear Stamp Block on top of the stamps.  Stamp in Cajun Craze ink.
~Cut out your stamped Banner with the coordinating Framelit.
~Attach Banner to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Attach a few sequins to the card front using Glue Dots.
5.  You now have a quick, but nice looking card to give to someone.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!

We made this All Occasion card at a Church Women’s Group activity.  There were lots of different word stamps out for them to use.  They all loved it!
You're the Best Punch Art Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Friendly Wishes  Wood #138698, Clear #139579
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663
Punches:  Pansy  #130698
Flower Medallion  #137417
3/4″ Circle Punch  #119873
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut the rest of your card stock:
~Whisper White at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Melon Mambo at 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Patterned Paper at 1″ x 5-1/2″
3.  Punch:
~Flower Medallion in Melon Mambo card stock
~Pansy in Whisper White
~3/4″ Circle in Night of Navy
Layer your Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add the Circle to the Flower center with a Glue Dot.
4.  Stamp your words in Night of Navy ink on the bottom of your Whisper White card stock.   Attach your Flowers.
5.  Attach your Whisper White layer to the Melon Mambo layer with Fast Fuse.
6.  Attach your strip of Patterned Designer Series Paper to the center of your Night of Navy card base with Fast Fuse.  Add your Flower layers to your card front.

Enjoy making this All Occasion Flower card in a variety of colors with words to fit the occasion.

I have really enjoyed the Paisley Thinlits that came with my Paisleys and Posies Bundle.  Have fun experimenting when you make your own card!
Paisley & flower cardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Paisley Framelits #141849
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut with your Big Shot:
~3 Bermuda Bay Large Paisley shapes
~3 Whisper White Flower shapes
3.  Lay out all 6 shapes so you are happy.  Glue them on.  WOW! you are done!  Play with the colors for guys.  All my guys (and even my daughters) LOVE Paisley!

Enjoy the Paisley side of life!

Here is another All Occasion Fall Card.  I was looking through my stamps and saw the Marquee Messages stamp set and decided to try it out for Fall. Hope you like it!Autumn Marquee Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Vintage Leaves #138802
Date It #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango Marker
Old Olive Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Delightful Dijon
Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Tombow or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Marquee Messages stamp in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Be careful, mine smeared a little.  Also stamp it on Delightful Dijon card stock.  Stamp Autumn in Cajun Craze on the banner.  Stamp your leaf in Crushed Curry ink and gently roll the edges in the Cajun Craze ink so you can still see some of the Crushed Curry ink.  Stamp in the center of the Marquee.
3.  Color your stamped Whisper White image:
~Tangerine Tango:  Small rectangles on the left side
~Old Olive:  All the shading around the Arrow and the Banner
~Tangerine Tango:  The dots on the Delightful Dijon Arrow
4.  Cut out the Delightful Dijon Arrow and the Marquee.
5.  Attach the Delightful Dijon Arrow over the Whisper White Arrow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White Marquee card stock.
6.  Cut out the Happy from Delightful Dijon card stock.
7.  Lay out your Marquee and Happy so you like them.  Glue on the Happy.  Attach the Marquee with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Autumn!

Here are three of the cards we made at my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class.  We also made the Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card.

TODAY is the LAST DAY this Bundle is available!  So don’t procrastinate and GET IT NOW!  If you buy this Bundle from me I will email you a FREE collection of Thoughtful Branches Bundle Ideas I have gleaned from the web.  Just make sure and let me have access to your email address when you order so I can email it to you.

Card 1: Sweet Sugarplum Card

Thoughtful Branches Sweet Sugarplum CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Lots of Label Framelits
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front layer at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to center of card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your dotted stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink and your leaf stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I tried to stamp them randomly.  Attach to your card front.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that works best.  Sponge the edges in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Cut the next larger Lots of Labels Framelit from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Sponge with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Attach two labels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Cut two sets of the Flower Leaves” – one in Sweet Sugar Plum and one in Rich Razzleberry.  Separate the Leaves leaving a stem.  Arrange as desired.  Put Glue only on the part of the leaf that touches the Whisper White label.  I attached the Rich Razzleberry Leaves first, then the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf.  I also sponged the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card 2.  Forest Trees Card.

Thoughtful Branches Forest Trees CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Soft Suede
Garden Green
Real Red
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White for stamping
Thick Whisper White for card base
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Adhesive:  Foam Adhesive Strips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Stamp:
~Tree Trunks and 3 Trees in Soft Suede ink
~Pine Trees needles in Garden Green ink
~Birds in Real Red ink
~Words in Memento Black ink
3.  Run your card front in the Softly Falling embossing folder through your Big Shot.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of your card around the edges with about 3 or so inch strip in the center back.  Attach to card base.

Card 3. Copper For You Card

Thoughtful Branches Copper For You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Copper Foil Sheets (available September 1, 2016)
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Petal Burst embossing folder #141493
Ribbon:  Organza
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing Folder.   Cut your Ribbon at about 5″.  Run Fast Fuse along the back where you want to attach your Ribbon.  Lay Ribbon across the front and fold ends over and attach to Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach Embossed Copper Sheet to card base.
3.  Stamp your words and cut out with the Layering Circle Framelit that best fits.  Choose a slightly larger Scallop Layering Circle Framelit and cut out of Cajun Craze card stock.  While you are at it, cut the Flower Leaves from Cajun Craze card stock at the same time.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse.
4.  Stamp your two leaves on Whisper White card stock.  Use the Rock and Roll Technique to get the two colors on each leaf.  Ink up the Leaf Stamp with Daffodil Delight ink just as you always do, BUT before stamping take your stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp in Cajun Craze ink.  Each leaf will look different.  When you have two leaves you like, Cut them out with the Leaf Framelit.
5.  Attach the four leaves to the back of the Circles with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Leaf & Circles to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Enjoy using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to make a variety of cards for many different occasions!

I have been wanting to make a Four Seasons card with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I got this Thoughtful Branches Bundle idea from Daniela Astor.  As usual I tweaked it and made it my own.  It took me about 1 hour to make this card, but it can be displayed all year long.  Yes, it fits in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope so you can mail it!
Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

This Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available until August 31, 2016 so get yours now!  If you buy it from me I will email you a FREE document with lots of ideas I have gleaned from the web.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits  #144328
Stamps:  Date It Photopolymer #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Soft Sky
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Always Artichoke
Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits from Bundle
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Marina Mist card base:  4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.
~Soft Sky:  2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring, 2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.
~Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock:  Cut two full trees each
~Tree Leaves:  Cut one each: Emerald Envy, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze.
~Small individual Leaves:  Cut one each in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon
~Stamp and Cut.  Stamp Tree Leaves on Whisper White Twice – once in Garden Green ink and once in Daffodil Delight ink.  Cut out with the Tree Leave Framlit.
~Cut 7 apples from Real Red card stock.
2.  Stamp your Season names on the Soft Sky card stock about 1/4″ from the bottom (or top).  It is easy to center your stamping with the Photopolymer stamps.
-2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring,
~2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer,
~4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.  Lay out your Autumn Tree with the 3 Tree Leaves and stamp Autumn in the center under the tree.  Stamp Winter centered in the small space left.  Put your Winter side in the Softly Falling embossing Folder with the Autumn side sticking out and run through your Big Shot.  It does not matter if part of the snow is on the Autumn part of the card stock.
3.  Attach your Soft Sky pieces to your card base in the coordinating sections.
4.  Spring.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Spring section not adding glue to about 1/2″ on each side of the branches so you do not glue the card open.  😉  Attach the Garden Green stamped and cut Tree Leaves.  Cut 5 “flowers” from the Daffodil Delight Stamped and cut Tree leaves.  Glue The Tree Leaves on not adding glue to the 1/2″ on each side.
5.  Summer.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Summer section centering the trunk and not gluing about 1/4″ on each side of the branches.  Attach the Emerald Envy Tree Leaves making sure the right side is just to the left of the fold line.  Bend the card between Spring and Summer and trim off the right side of the Summer branches and Emerald Envy Tree Leaves so the fold line shows.  Now lay the card flat with the Spring Tree Leaves overlapping the Summer Tree Leaves.  Trim more if necessary to have your card lay flat.
6.  Autumn.  Glue your Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, and Cajun Craze Tree Leaves together as shown.  Glue to Early Espresso Tree.  Now Glue so the Left side of the Tree Leaves almost touch the fold on the left by Summer.  Add extra single leaves beside Autumn if desired.
7.  Winter.  Trim your last Early Espresso Tree to fit in the space left beside Autumn.  Glue on.

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Enjoy making your own Thoughtful Branches Bundle Four Seasons Card!

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle is available ONLY from August 2-31, 2016.  This Limited-Time stamp sets and Thinlits Bundle is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.
Thoughtful Branches Tree CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer stamps (#143539) + Beautiful Branches Thinlits (#143538), Bundle #144328  (Available only August 2-31, 2016)
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Cucumber Crush
Crumb Cake
Tools:  Fringe Scissors
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out with your Big Shot using either Sandwich 1 or Sandwich 2:
~For more details on Big Shot Sandwiches Watch this Video.
~Leaves:  Stamp in Emerald Envy ink on Cucumber Crush card stock with the tab pointing up.  Now cut out with the coordinating Leaves Thinlit having the tab pointing the same way.  You will see leaves all around the edge when you are lining up the Thinlit with the stamped image.
~Cut the Tree with Branches out of Crumb Cake Card stock.
3.  Glue your Tree Trunk to your card base using small dots of glue behind the branches and a thin line on the larger trunk and branches.  I left about 1/4″-1/2″ from the bottom.
4.  Cut several Stampin’ Dimensionals into 4 pieces each.  Attach behind the larger Leaves die cut.  Attach to your Tree.
5.  Cut some Emerald Envy card stock at 3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Cut with your Fringe Scissors leaving about 1/4″ at the bottom so you can attach it.  I drew a pencil line on the back to help me.  OR you can put a strip of Tear & Tape on the back lower edge and cut down to the top of the Tape.  Attach to the bottom of your card front.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Emerald Envy ink to the upper left corner.

Have fun making a variety of cards with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

I saw a couple of Bunnies made with the Foxy Friends Bundle, but tweaked it so I was happy with the ears.  I hope you enjoy making your own version of this Bunny.
Foxy Friends-BunnySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch  #142326
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Memento Black
Cucumber Crush
While Wasabi
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Chocolate Chip
Punch: Classic Label #141491
Other:  Stamping Sponges #141337
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Let’s make the Bunny first.  You can use either a 1-1/2″ strip or a 2-1/2″ strip of Whisper White to punch out the Bunny Body, Head, and two Tails which become ears.  Punch out 1 Pink Pirouette Classic Label.  Fold it in half so the points match, then cut on the fold line.
2.  Hold the two “Ears” (Tail punch part) together and trim off the curved ends to get the shape of ears you want.  Trim the Pink Pirouette Label halves (at the same time) to get the inside of the Bunny Ears.  I had the pointed part of the Classic Label go at the bottom of the Ears.  Glue together.
3.  Trim the ears off the Bunny Head.  Choose the eyes and nose stamp you want.  Stamp the face.  It was easier to dot each eye on the Memento Black and the nose on the Flirty Flamingo ink pad, then to use Markers.  Make sure there is no excess ink on the stamp as it will end up on your Bunny.  Glue the ears to the head now.
4.  Stamp two Flirty Flamingo paws on the Bunny Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
5.  Stamp the Tree Stump on Chocolate Chip card stock with Early Espresso ink.  Cut out.  All the small stuff is finished now.
6.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge the “Grass” with Crushed Cucumber ink at the bottom.  Stamp the multi-leaf stem in Wild Wasabi ink on the grass and at the top of the card front (Tree leaves).  Sponge the center with Soft Sky ink until you get the shade you like.
7.  Lay out the Tree Stump and the Bunny in the desired position.  Attach the stump first.  I attached the Bunny with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a sentiment if desired.
8.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your card front to your card base.

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Have fun adding a Bunny to your collection of Foxy Friends animals.

 

This is pretty quick Bunch of Blossoms flower card to make for any occasion.  The three-step stamping add a great look to the flower petals which coordinate with a punch so you do not have to cut them out.  Choose your favorite color(s) and make a rainbow of these flower cards.
Bunch of Blossoms flower card in Pinks

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Bunch of Blossoms Photopolymer stamps ” Blossom Builder Punch #142345
Ink:  Blusing Bride
Rose Red
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Adhesives:  Glue Dots and/or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp four flower petals in a 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock:
~Blushing Bride ink = most solid stamp
~Rose Red-stamp that looks like just part of a petal
~Real Red-outline stamp
3.  Punch out your petals by inserting your stamped strip through the left side.  This will let your petals come out whole.  If you insert the strip from the right, parts will be punched out of your petals.
4.  Decide where you want your flower.  Stamp your stem in Wild Wasabi ink.  Attach your flower petals with two Glue Dots on each petal.  Start with the petal at the top and overlap each petal a little.
5.  Stamp the 5 point flower in Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out.  Attach with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue to cover where the bottom of the petals meet.  Stamp a leaf in Wild Wasabi ink.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink.
7.  Stamp the small flowers in Rose Red Ink and the dotted centers in Real Red ink.

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This fun Bunch of Blossoms flower card is great for a variety of occasions and in lots of different colors.