Thoughtful Branches Part 2 — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  We have a special blog hop for you today, as we are providing you with a look at a stamp set and coordinating dies that became available today.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.

Our projects today focus on a new exclusive and limited time stamp set called Thoughtful Branches.  It is available for purchase starting today through August 31, while supplies last (so don’t wait long to order it).  If you earned any coupons during the July Bonus Days promotion, this set is a great choice on which to use them.

This set has amazing sentiments!  One of my favorites is the one I used on the card below.

Golden LeavesI started this card with a Soft Sky card base.  I sponged some Soft Sky ink onto a piece of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I die cut some leaves from Gold Glimmer Paper and Gold Foil Sheets.  I love the detail on these leaves, and the size is perfect.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Vellum Cardstock and cut out with a Layering Circles Framelit.  The Soft Sky scalloped circle was also cut out with a framelit from this same collection.

Golden Leaves Close UpI added some Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon, and Gold Metallic Thread.

For my next project, I made a bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board and some This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Christmas BagI started this one by applying a light wash of Garden Green ink onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Once that dried, I stamped the tree with Early Espresso and Garden Green inks.  I added some red berries with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.

This tag was layered over a piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, and attached to the bag with a Gold Binder Clip.  I added a bit of Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim and a little banner cut from Gold Glimmer Paper.

Christmas Bag Close UpThe sentiment was stamped with Basic Black ink and embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I love the variety of images and sentiments in this bundle, and it such a versatile set that can be used year-round.

You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below.  You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help.  It’s so fun to hop around the world!

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Introducing Thoughtful Branches — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  We have a special blog hop for you today, as we are providing you with a sneak peek of a stamp set and coordinating dies that will be available next month.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.

Our projects today focus on a new exclusive and limited time stamp set called Thoughtful Branches.  It will be available for purchase next month.  There is a coordinating set of dies that go with this set, called Beautiful Branches Thinlits.

If you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can pre-order the bundle as a (demonstrator) during July and receive a Bonus Day coupon that you can use toward the Holiday Catalog pre-order during August.  It’s just another reason to join the family as a demonstrator if you haven’t already done so!

There are a lot of different images (23 to be exact) in this stamp set, including some beautiful sentiments.  It was hard to decide which ones to share with you today!  I ended up deciding on my favorites — a tree branch die and leaf dies.  I love how they can be layered or used alone.  And they can be used for any season!

Fall TreeThe detail on this die is just amazing!  I started this card by sponging on some Soft Sky ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then stamped the grass image with Old Olive ink, and placed the Soft Suede tree image on top.  I then die cut some of the leaves from Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, and Cajun Craze cardstock.

Fall Tree Close Up

I added a torn strip of Vellum Cardstock as a bottom layer, and stamped the sentiment from this set with Early Espresso ink.  A few gold sequins from the Metallic Sequins assortment were thrown in the mix.

This next card uses the same tree branch outline framelit die, but I’ve added another stamp and die on top of it to add leaves to it.

Apple TreeI started by adding a watercolor wash of Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz inks.  Then I cut the tree out of Early Espresso ink using the same framelit die I used on the card above.  I stamped the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and used a framelit to cut out the leaf layer.  I love how the tree branches peek out from the leaf canopy.  It is such a cool effect!

Apple Tree Close UpI stamped the apples with Real Red ink and colored the stems with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.  These were also cut out easily with a die from this framelits set. The sentiment was stamped with Basic Black ink.

The stamps and dies that I’ve used for these cards are only a few of those available in the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  There is so much more to them than what I’ve shown you here.  I’m sure some of the rest of the team has used some of the other images, so you’ll get to see more of what’s in this great new set.

You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below.  You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help.  It’s so fun to hop around the world!

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