I was so inspired by Rita’s poinsettia card this week at Freshly Made Sketches #251 that I turned some poinsettias I had on hand into a card using the sketch Cindy made for more inspiration.
I also made this one:
I love Cherry Cobbler cardstock with any kind of green but I did use retired Mossy Meadow cardstock since my leaves were already Mossy Meadow on my poinsettia. A retired Antique Brad was already on my poinsettia, too.
But the most important thing is…the SU Reason for the Season stamp set and the Festive Flower Punch are still current in our Annual Catalog in case you missed it in last year’s Holiday catalog! I do love the stamp image of the poinsettia in the set, too.
Have you seen this beauty floating through cyberspace? It was created by a German demonstrator,
Danny Hikade, using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.
I was so taken by it that I made one myself! I used the actual branches from the Thinlits, stamped the leaves on the Very Vanilla cardstock before I ran it through the Big Shot with the Brickwall embossing folder, and tied on a twine bow. I used Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, and Garden Green (LOVE that color) as my palette.
To make that cute little middle, just stamp the leaf foliage image and die cut. Then punch out a 1 1/2″ circle out of the leaves and mount it on another solid circle the same size. Easy peasy!
LOCAL STAMPERS…the Thoughtful Branches Bundle ends on August 31…I am still accepting spots for classes on Wednesday evening, Sept.14 and Thursday afternoon and evening, Sept. 15. Let me know if you want to come so I can order you the bundle!
Those birds are so sweet, aren’t they? Did you notice the tiny little hearts in the upper right corner? They came from the birdie’s tail:)
So, I stamped the sentiment crooked on the pretty paper from the AWESOME Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack. Boy, was I bummed since the gold embossing turned out great:(
To fix my mistake, I just punched the sentiment out using my retired oval and scallop oval punches. I then mounted it and liked it better after my mistake (frown turned upside down:)
Can you believe I did not even notice until this weekend that the Birds and Blooms framelit/thinlits not only framed the stamped images in the Best Birds stamp set but also had three birds that are just cut out! Yea! Take a look…and they come in a bundle with 10% off both of them!
I thought I would play around with Lisa’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge # 61 at Stamp Ink Paper.
I chose BIRD-TREE-BLUE straight through the middle.
I used the Stampin’ Up Thoughtful Branches Bundle that is available through August 31 while supplies last. So glad I go it! It is really versatile- definitely a lot of things you can do with it.
Notice how the branches can be seen through the foliage? I used the tree framelit and attached it to the tree stump image that was cut with the coordinating framelit. The fun little cloud comes from the SU Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the Tree Builder Punch. I even tried another version of the card (below) with the apples in the stamp set. I just love the grass and ground images in the set that can be used with other stamp sets I have:)
My color palette was Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Real Red, and Whisper White.
Remember, this bundle is available until August 31st. Take another look:
I used Kim’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches # 249 to create this card with a color combo of Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, and Garden Green with a touch of Gold Glimmer.
My card may be Clean and Simple but the stamp/thinlit bundle is not simple at all- it is fantastic! It will be on the market September 1, 2016 in the 2016-17 Holiday Catalog. The stamp set is called Christmas Pines, and it has awesome thinlits called Pretty Pines. It is such a cool stamp/thinlit combo that it takes up a whole page in the catalog and even made the front cover!
Take a look at the thinlits below that I have die cut and mounted on a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock . The pinecone on my card has great texture with fine cuts. Just think of combining different colored papers and layering those pinecones! Makes me happy just thinking about it:)
I think they can proudly stand alone, don’t you think?
They certainly are lovely die cuts but the stamps are great, too. You can stamp two different pine cone designs in two sizes and then die cut them as seen above.
Here are the stamps with great sentiments- and if they take up a whole page in the catalog, you know they are BIG and BOLD!