Three Things Challenge #8

Here is the card Kiev made for this Three Things Challenge #8. Please use the supplies you already have in your stash so you have room for more! So, look at the list and choose your Three Things.


Stamps: Abstract Impressions Photopolymer #147513
Inks: Merry Merlot
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Lovely Lipstick
Poppy Parade
Cardstock: Real Red
Whisper White
Big Shot: Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punch: Detailed Trio #146320
Ribbon: Garden Green Stitched Satin (oops! I guess this ribbon is retired. Use the ribbon of your choice.)
Adhesives: Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals


1. Choose your Three Things.

2. Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

3. Put your card front in the Embossing Folder lining up the fold line with the edge of your Embossing Folder. Fold the card back under the Embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot. Watch this Video and use the same technique.

4. Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 2″ x 4-7/8″. Round the corners with the Delicate Trio Punch.

5. Stamp edge flowers first, then the center flower. These flowers use three stamps to get this image. The Largest stamp uses the lightest color, the Medium stamp uses the medium color, and the Small stamp uses the darkest color. Colors are listed from lightest to darkest.
~Left Flower: Poppy Parade, Lovely Lipstick, Real Red
~Center Flower: Lovely Lipstick, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler
~Right Flower: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Merlot

6. Use Glue Dots to attach the Ribbon behind your stamped Whisper White cardstock.
~Cut about 20″ of Ribbon. Make a loop at 10″. Use Glue Dots to attach it at the top under the center flower.
~Each strip between the loops is about 4″.
~Make a loop and attach it between the left and center flowers on the bottom as shown.
~Have the end come up under the left flower. Attach it.
~Now make the loop between the center and right flowers as shown.
~Have the end of the ribbon come up under the right flower. Attach it.
~Trim the ends of the ribbon about the same height as the center loop.

7. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your stamped and looped cardstock. I like to put Stampin’ Dimensionals so they are on part of the ribbon and part of the cardstock. Attach to your card base.
Your Card is finished.

Three Birthday Pandas

This fun Panda Birthday card has no fussy cutting, just punching!  It looks complicated, but is pretty quick to make.  So get your punches out and have some fun!
Party Panda Birthday Card

Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221  (Sale-a-bration product FREE with purchase of $50 until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Memento Black
Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant
Blends:  Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack #144602
Color Lifter #144608
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punches:  Starburst #143717
2-1/4″ Circle Punch #143720
Classic Label Punch #141491
Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609
Other:Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine #124262
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 OR Stamparatus (available in June 2018)
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot or Tombow Glue

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 Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp all three pandas on Whisper White cardstock leaving plenty of room to punch them out with the Starburst Punch.  You might need to stamp each image more than once, so use the Stamp-a-ma-jig so you can get the perfect stamped images.  Punch out each panda separately with the Starburst Punch.  Stamp the confetti in Perfect Plum ink as desired around the pandas.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday twice in either Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out both sentiments with the Classic Label Punch.  Put three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each Classic Label.
5.  Punch three 2-1/4″ Elegant Eggplant circles.  Glue the Panda Starbursts onto the Elegant Eggplant circles.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Elegant Eggplant circles.
6.  Punch a Balloon out of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  Color it with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Markers.  I did the Dark against the left side, the Light over the rest, and made the “shine” by removing the color with the Color Lifter.
7.  Lay out your circles, balloon, and Happy Birthdays in the desired positions.  Attach the Circles and Happy Birthdays with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Balloon.
8.  Tie a bow from the Baker’s Twine.  Attach it to the bottom of the balloon with either a Glue Dot or a small dot of Tombow Glue.
Your card is finished.
9.  Envelope Options:
~Emboss the envelope flap with the embossing folder
~Stamp either a panda or Happy Birthday onto the envelope flap.

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Three Thoughtful Branches Cards

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

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

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″.
~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

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!