Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches and Greatest Greetings!

Good Monday morn to y’all.  Here we are again, embarking on another work week.

Sunday went a little sideways on me – got this card done, and then a family semi-emergency offered the perfect excuse to not do any closet cleaning out.  And that little event kept me busy the rest of the day.

But, before that happened, I took the opportunity to sit down and make a card to share, using the available-now-thru-the-end-of-the-month-and-only-while-supplies-last Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  You know those little dashes between the words mean you have to read them real fast without taking a breath, right?  Did you do that?  If you didn’t, you should go back and try it again.  I’ll wait.

Better now?  It makes so much more sense when you read it that way, doesn’t it?? 😉

Anywho – Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits (didn’t use the Thinlits on this card, just the stamp set!) – if you love this bundle (and who doesn’t!?), best get it right quick-like.  It just won’t be around forever!

I added some Petals & Paisley DSP, the Woodland TIEF and a quick sentiment from Greatest Greetings.  Take a look-see:

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The layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #249:

FMS 249 Sketch
I started out by making my Woodland TIEF embossed panel, running a Very Vanilla piece thru the Big Shot.  Then I lightly sponged the raised designs with Crumb Cake, just to emphasize the woods.  I matted that on the Cajun Craze panel for the first of my double mats.

The Petals & Paisleys panel, also matted on Cajun Craze, came next – I SNAILd that directly to the card front.

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My art panel, from Thoughtful Branches, uses the two-step image.  Step one – the bare-branched single tree, I stamped three times in Soft Suede on a Very Vanilla card stock panel.  Then I used step 2 – the leaves – stamping once in Cajun Craze and a second time (slightly offset) in Delightful Dijon.  I added a couple of the ground images across the bottom, also in Soft Suede.  Then I SNAILd that panel in its spot on the card front.

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I used a length of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, adhering it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, for the first layer of my horizontal element.  Over that, I laid a piece of the new (Holiday catalog) Mint Macaron ribbon from the 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  I SNAILd the whole thing to a second mat – this one in Delightful Dijon.

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I made a little sentiment tag with my Greatest Greetings stamp set – I stamped it in Cajun Craze and then used the Classic Label Punch to cut it out.  A little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue adhered it to the Mint Macaron ribbon.  I tied a little bow with my ribbon, stuck it on with a Glue Dot and the card front was done.

On the inside, I double-matted a Very Vanilla panel on Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon.  Then I added a single Thoughtful Branches tree – Soft Suede for the tree, and Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon for the leaves.  A little more Soft Suede ground completed the picture!

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I SNAILd the panel into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got one last Thoughtful Branches tree on the front…

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…and a custom envelope flap with a little more of the pretty Petals & Paisley DSP!

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Et Voila!  I truly love the versatility of this beautiful stamp set and know it could be a part of your stash for many seasons to come.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.



2016 Holiday Paper Shares Collage2916 Holiday RibbonsEmbellishments

Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!

12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP  (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP  (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)

New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)

10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box

Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free!

Here’s the deets!

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.  In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void.  So…you can’t put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Be sure to take advantage of my 2016 Holiday Catalog shares – get a little of this pretty paper, plus all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments!  Click right here to go straight over and see what’s available and get signed up!



Soon, folks, soon I’ll be able to give you links to the Petals & Paisley DSP and the new ribbons!!


Mint Macaron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (second mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for DSP); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (mat for art panel)

Petals & Paisley DSP: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (horizontal panel); envelope flap

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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches and Greatest Greetings!

  1. Mom

    Beautiful forest. And a pox on all your closets! And mine too.

  2. Beautiful card Mary! Love the fall colors and design. Perfect use of that designer paper too! 🙂

  3. Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  4. This is lovely! The embossed background is perfect! So glad you shared it at FMS!

  5. Thanks so much, Linda! 🙂

  6. What a beautiful card! Those trees are so lovely! Love the embossed background! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Thanks, Jen – I appreciate it! 🙂

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