Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Sunday! Hope your weekend is going well!  We had some sun – we had some rain – we got some humidity for a taste of summer.  And then a little chilly again.  So…you know.  Spring in Georgia! 🤷‍♀️

Speaking of Spring – I think my card today looks like spring-blooming cherry blossoms!  It’s from the Seasonal Branches set – with some geometric help from the Countryside Corners Die set.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

This one was inspired by the CASE the Designer challenge over at the Global Design Project this week.

I started by cutting the third-from-largest Countryside Corners die from the center of a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of cardstock (any color will work!) to make a mask.

Using sticky notes – I secured my Basic White cardstock to my work surface and then adhered the mask in place right over the top.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

Using Blending Brushes – the smalls work well, here – I sponged the top with Boho Blue, the bottom with Granny Apple Green and the middle with Daffodil Delight.  Pretty!

I picked up the mask and matted the panel on a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock for the card front.

Then I stamped the larger tree branch from Seasonal Branches twice in Pecan Pie ink – letting the end of the branch extend past the sponged shape.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

I added the berries image in Sweet Sorbet ink.

Then I used the bullet end of the Pecan Pie Stampin’ Write Marker to add faux stitches around the edge of the sponged shape.

On a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock, I stamped the Seasonal Branches sentiment in Versamark Ink and then sprinkled it with white Embossing Powder.  I heated it with the Heat Tool to set the powder.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

When it was cool – I cut it out with the smallest Countryside Corners die.  I popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the Seasonal Branches dies, I cut out five little Basic White flowers and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

I colored five white Classic Matte Dots with my Dark Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend and added one to the center of each flower.  Then I added some Brushed Brass Butterflies – and a simple bow tied with two lengths of white Baker’s Twine – and the card was done!

On the inside, I stamped the branch in Pecan Pie and the berries in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White panel.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat and into the Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Seasonal Branches branch and berries on the front…

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

…and again on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  I love this new Seasonal Branches bundle, don’t you?!  As the name implies, it’ll get you thru all four seasons of the year and will let you cover birthdays, get well, and thinking of you cards!  Winner winner!  Countryside Corners Dies are going to be a real go-to die set – handy and versatile and NECESSARY in your tool chest! 😉

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – this is the card I made on my YouTube live yesterday.  If you’d like to watch it – for the first time or again – here ’tis! 🙂

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Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Sweet Sorbet Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″  (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Smallest Countryside Corners die cut (sentiment)

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Finn Fan Fix 

On Friday – we had the vet out to give Cady her rabies shot and a routine check up.  The young vet that came out was new to us – so she’d never been here or met the girls.  When Wayne pulled Cady out of the pasture – she said…”oh!  You didn’t tell me you had the cutest pony in the world!”  I mean – she’s right, of course!

Good thing I’d left Finn in the house – or she’d have seen that we ALSO have the cutest DOG in the world.  Which might have made her think we’re greedy or something! 😉



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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Branches Countryside Birthday with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a pretty card Mary! Love the blended background under the cherry blossoms. And yeah, the pony is pretty cute…better not tell Finn! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      He knows – I think that’s why he gets so irked with her! :). Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. JudiH

    Had to watch replay….beautiful card-that background is awesome blending! At 6pm CDT i was still outside covered in dirt planting annuals and herbs and stuff..
    And YES you have such a pretty pony girl!

    • stampsnlingers

      You been busy, lady!! If you still have energy – c’mon over and take a swing thru MY garden!! :). Thanks you so much! 🙂

  3. Kate

    Very important to have a vet with keen powers of observation.

  4. I hope to CASE your card and you 200% correct about the pony and dog!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen! And happy CASEing!! 🙂

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