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.
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:
My quiet color scheme is from the Pals Paper Arts challenge #315:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
…and then I added the tree image again on the back.
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!
HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 2WGEWYF6
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.
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
STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES
Today and Tomorrow are the Last Days!
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! 🙂
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, 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! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
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)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!