Posts Tagged With: Thoughtful Branches stamp set

Stampin’ Up! Large Alphabet and Thoughtful Branches!

UPDATE:  Hey y’all – I was honored to discover that this card was selected as a CYCI Top 6 Pick!  Thanks to all the ladies at Can You CASE It for liking it enough to select it – there were a lot of wonderful cards submitted!  Please take a hot second can click here to head over and check them all out! 🙂

Good Tuesday to y’all!  Can you even believe it’s almost September?  We’re deep in the back-to-school whirlwind – well, some of y’all are, my horses and kitties are taking this decade off from school! 😉

But – September means two more big things!  Yep, you got it – it’s almost time for the Holiday Catalog to go live!!  Thursday morning you’re going to be able to order all the holiday goodies you’ve been drooling over for the past couple of weeks. 🙂

A sort of bad thing is that Thoughtful Branches is going away.  Tomorrow night!  I wanted to show you one last card that I’ve made with this bundle.  

You’ve seen it as a hydrangea!

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You’ve seen it as a sprig of flowers…

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You’ve seen it as a tree….Beautiful Thoughtful Branches Hearts 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Now – see it as….fruit!

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Right? 🙂

I played along with two challenges today.  The first is from the folks over at Can You CASE It, who challenged us with Back to School! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Autumn Leaves!

UPDATE:  Hey y’all – I was honored to discover that this card had been selected as a CTS Favorite!  Thanks to all the good folk at CAS(E) This Sketch for liking it enough to select it from among all the wonderful projects submitted!  Please take a second to click here and go check out all the winners and great cards! 🙂

It’s the Fiiinaaal Countdown….do you hear the music?  Song from the 80’s….kind of about nuclear war, so…okay.  Not all that cheery – but it’s got a great beat and tune!

Our final countdown is to an event seriously not as bad as nuclear war (doesn’t really narrow it down that much, does it??), but it’s definitely kind of awful!  I’m speaking, of course, of the imminent end of availability of Thoughtful Branches and the Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  If everything goes as originally stated – and I’ve seen nothing to the contrary – then come Wednesday night, you’ll no longer be able to order this wonderful and versatile set.  So…if you don’t have it yet…well.  Gotta do it! 😉

Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52

I used this set again today for my card.  This time I used the leaves – the stamp image and the matching die – with the Baby Wipe technique – and one of the several excellent sentiments.  Look what I got when I added some Copper and the Woodlands TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches In My Thoughts!

Happy Weekend, y’all – I hope you’ve got something fun planned!  Or at least something useful…

As I sit here on Friday afternoon, I’m watching the Ellen Degeneres Show.  Her guest – this is a repeat from earlier this year – is Chris Hemsworth.  Thor himself.

With a beard.  And in full Australian accent mode.




Mmmm Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Let me ask – for the ladies who live Down Under and for whom that accent isn’t an accent at all….do you guys think it’s as sexy as we Up Aboves do?  Or – do you think American accents are the sexy ones?  I mean – do guys Down Under do an American accent to try to impress the ladies?

Cuz…Chris Hemsworth…Australian accent…. yup. 😉

Okay – now that I’ve given you a lovely little mind picture to jumpstart your weekend, let’s talk Thoughtful Branches, shall we?   This little beauty (I’m sure it would have an Aussie accent if it could talk – it’s that pretty!) is only around for a few more days.  I used it today to make a Thinking of You kind of card for a friend of mine who just lost his brother.  This one is easy peasy and the Thoughtful Branches bundle is all you need!  Take a look-see:

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My quiet color scheme is from the Pals Paper Arts challenge #315:

PPA315 Sketch
I started with a panel of Dapper Denim for my card front.  From another piece, I cut out two of the tree die cuts from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits set.  Then I laid them on the card front and let them overlap in the middle.  I turned them over – keeping them together like I had them on the card front – and traced where they overlapped with a pencil.  Then I snipped out that little portion of the tree, so they’d fit together flush on the card front.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them in place.

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Then I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat.  The ribbon is a piece of Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, wrapped around and secured in the back with scotch tape.

For my Thoughtful Branches sentiment, I stamped it in Old Olive ink on a piece of So Saffron card stock, and cut it with a Square Layering Framelit die.  I made a double, scalloped-edge mat – the first is Dapper Denim and the second is Old Olive.  I SNAILd them all together and then popped the square on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished it off with a couple of Dapper Denim Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

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On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from Thoughtful Branches in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel.  I added a couple of bare-tree images in So Saffron and SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat and wrapped another piece of the Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around it.  After that, I matted it a second time on an Old Olive panel.

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I added one Dapper Denim Enamel heart, then SNAILd it into my So Saffron card base. Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done.

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My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Thoughtful Branches bare-tree images in So Saffron and a Dapper Denim Enamel heart on the front…

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…and then I added the tree image again on the back.

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Et Voila!  I kind of love this tone on tone die cut technique – looks like an embossing folder did it, doesn’t it?  Hope you like.  I love this set – and I hope you’ve all got it by now. 🙂  If you don’t – you know what to do!

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


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Thoughtful Branches Bundle

27 August folks – that leaves just 5 more days!

Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out!  Get it right now!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52


Today and Tomorrow are the Last Days!

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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!

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’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

Hey y’all – if you earned Bonus Days coupons in July and have not redeemed them yet – best get on it – they run out at the end of this month!  You don’t want to waste that free money! 🙂





So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 1/8: square (sentiment square)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 1/2″ Scallop Square (mat for sentiment square); 

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop Square (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)


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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Thanks for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  It’s sketch challenge week and I hope you’ll take a minute to browse all the projects brought to you by the ladies-who-hop!  I’m bettin’ you see a lot of cool ideas with plenty of inspiration for you!

First off, here’s the sketch we were all working with:

I decided to do another card with the Thoughtful Branches bundle – just to tempt any of you who have not added this one to your stash, and to give those of you who have gotten it another idea for how to use this great set!  I added a pretty piece of Serene Scenery DSP.  Take a look-see:

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It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but there are three blue hydrangeas on the card front.  They’re layered with two on the bottom and the third popped over the top of them.
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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Birthday Blossoms!

Happy HAWWMP day, y’all!

I don’t know about y’all, but it’s so ridiculously hot and humid here….I think I’ve been sweating glowing-like-a-nuclear-reactor all day.  

The vet called early this morning (Tuesday) asking if he could come early.  Of course, I said yes, right?  I mean…I’m gonna say no?? 😉  

So, at 1030, I went and opened the gate and then moved some vehicles around at the barn so he could back in.  Then I got a soda and sat on the porch waiting for him.  11 – 12 he’d said.

In case you’re not aware, the individual voted most-likely-to-never-show-up-on-time is really not the cable guy.  It’s the horse vet.

Usually not his fault – calls take more time than he thought (us horse owners like to yak at the vet when we finally get him cornered – asking all those little questions that have been swirling in our heads), emergencies crop up.  We get it.  Us horse owners, that is.  We know that waiting is just part of it.  We even have an acronym.  WOV.  Waiting On Vet.

Not really – I just made that up.  But we should have an acronym for it!

He finally pulled in at 1pm.  And then it all went very well from there.  As predicted – the promise of peppermints brought everyone to the barn.

But OH. MY.  GOODNESS.  It was so hot – even with all the stall fans and the big aisle fan on.  I was dripping “glow” all over!  Yuk.

In between all that, I was on a long telecom for work – one of those meetings where they think you can hear anything they’re saying. But you really really can’t.

What I’m trying to say is – I’ve been a little distracted today, and that really crimped my creative juices.  Or it was the heat and the glowing.  IDK.

But when I finally got it going, I ended up combining a few stamp sets – Thoughtful Branches and Birthday Blossoms – with a few Thinlit sets – Beautiful Branches and Hearth & Home – and a couple of embossing folders – Petal Burst and Woodland.  See whatcha think – take a look-see:

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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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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches In My Heart

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Hope you’re cashing in your Bonus Days coupons and grabbing up the Thoughtful Branches Bundle (if you’re not sure how to redeem them – keep reading, I’ll show you)!!  I spent my Bonus coupons yesterday – on my 2016 Holiday Catalog Pre-order!  Whooooo-hoooo!  I indulged myself and got the Priority 2-day shipping, so….hopefully I ‘ll see a big box o’ goodies on….Thursday?  I’m going to try to contain myself and take pictures of everything for y’all before I tear into it and start making cards!

I make no promises.  It’s going to be like…Christmas in August!

Right this very second, though, I want to tempt you again with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  This one just uses the stamp set – not the Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  Add in a little Serene Scenery DSP and that’s all that I needed.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Thoughtful Branches Thanks

Happy Sunday-from-Atlanta!  Whoo-hoo! 🙂

Got home to rain and a bounty of vegetables in the garden!  Holy smokes, y’all!  Beans, chili peppers, tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes!!  I’ll post a picture tomorrow after I pick everything.  I can’t wait to eat me a fresh tomato sammich – got to get some cheap old white bread.  Tomato – mayo (NOT Miracle Whip, no-sirrreee!) – salt – pepper…..MMMMMMM!!!

I know you’re all wondering about Duck Duck.  Well, I put on my bestest flowerdy sundress and went to the pond.  Considered going barefoot but that seemed like a not-so-good plan.

She didn’t show.  There was no slo-mo running/waddling towards each other across a flower-strewn field. 🙁

We did hear her dulcet tones from next door while we were feeding.  Maybe she’s thinking we’ll tote her goodies over to her.

She’s probably got another think coming, if you catch my drift!  Two can play this game….

So, anywho….on to my card for today.  I gave this card to the hotel staff when I left, to thank them for their kindness to me this past few weeks.  It’s made with the new Thoughtful Branches bundle – which y’all can get day after tomorrow!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Thoughtful Branches In Our Hearts

Well, I didn’t go see any movies on Saturday. 🙁  It occured to me – finally! – that I’ll be needing to pack all my stuff up at the end of this week!  Yikes!  Feels like I just unpacked it.  Probably cuz I did – three weeks is that a-little-too-long-to-not-bring-the-stuff-a-little-too-short-to-get-completely-settled amount of time to be on a trip.  But I suppose whether it’s 3 weeks or 7 weeks, I’ll always find myself at the weekend before I need to pack everything up, huh? 😉

So…that means that I need to be getting a little ahead on cards for next weekend, or risk not having a card to share!  Which means this weekend is the right time to be doing that.

Now – if you were me, and you needed to build a few cards ahead, would you:

  1. Make several quick and easy cards, or
  2. Make 3 cards with lots of fussy cutting

Hmmm?  No – don’t tell me your answer – I know you smart folks would opt for #1.

I, on the other hand, did #2.

As a result, I spent almost all of Saturday making cards.

Three cards.

Maybe today I’ll do things just a little bit smarter!  And maybe decide to take a minute and go see that movie…

Let me ask – are you guys getting excited for the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to be available? I sure hope so – cuz I know it’s a good one.  My card today is another example of what you can do with this great bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Thank You From Thoughtful Branches

Hey, y’all!  It’s Sunday and I have a couple things to share with you!  Before I get going on card things – I have a Duck Duck story.

So – you remember that we have a couple of deer twins hanging around, right?  Well, Wayne told me that there was a bit of a meeting of the species-minds (and schnoozles!) today.  The mom and babies were playing and grazing right by the pond – and Miss Thing came hurrying across the pond and hustled her little goose-butt right up the bank to have a bit of a face-to-face with the babies!  Apparently there was some concern that there might be some tasty something that the babies were getting that she wasn’t!  And that for darned sure wasn’t going to fly!  Mama was uninterested, but the kids were a little perplexed about the noisy, squakackling thing making such a fuss!

I wish I could have seen that…. 🙂

The second little thing is card related and it’s exciting!  Well, it is to me, at least.  I found out yesterday that my CAS(E) This Sketch card that I made for their Challenge #180….was the winner of the challenge!! Thanks to all the ladies at CTS for picking my card!  Since I’m pretty sure you don’t have all my cards memorized and associated with the sketches….this is the one!

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If you want to see how I made it, you can go to it right here.  Also, be sure to head over to CAS(E) This Sketch and see the other winners, okay?

Okay – on to the card for the day!  I used the new set – Thankful Branches and Beautiful Branches (stamp set and Thinlits, respectively).  

I know I used the same set yesterday, but bear with me.  I’m still in love, okay?  And this set offers so many possibilities – I want to show you how versatile it really is.  Take a look-see:

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