Thoughtful Gifts~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends and welcome to a very special Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!

This week we have the pleasure of featuring the amazing, limited time bundle by Stampin’ Up! called Thoughtful Branches. This bundle can easily take you through the seasons with so many beautiful images, meaningful sentiments, and lovely dies. Trust me, you need this set!

For my first project today, I created a teacher gift box and tag with the adorable apple tree and cute little apples included in the bundle. September is just around the corner and now I’m ready!

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For the clear box, I used a window sheet and a clear tiny treat box for my pattern, adjusting the height to make it tall enough to hold pencils. For the leaves on the tree, I used the polka dot envelope paper. This little tree, with it’s branches peeking through, is the perfect way to show appreciation and send some happiness to someone special.

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The amazing thing about this bundle is it’s versatility. You will literally be able to use it year round.

So, let’s keep moving along the seasons, shall we?

After I was finished with my teacher gift, I decided to think about creating something for my all time favorite season, fall.

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The rich colors in the Moroccan Designer Series Paper and washi tape were just what I needed to created a fall themed greeting card and matching gift bag with the thoughtful Branches Bundle.

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Die cuts made with washi tape have become one of my favorite new things. I had left over washi tape from my Tin of Cards class, so I used some on the middle leaf. The others were made with patterns from the Moroccan washi tape collection.

I needed just a bit of the Dapper Denim, so I cut the edges off of my ribbon. I love the delicate texture it adds. The leaves on the bag were stamped in Versamark.

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You will definitely want to get the limited time Thoughtful Branches bundle before it’s gone! (If you earned any coupons during the July Bonus Days promotions, the Thoughtful branches Bundle is a great choice to use it on!) But whatever you do, don’t let it slip away!

Now it’s time to go visit the lovely and talented Rachel, and be sure to hop though all 20 blogs for inspiration on how you might use this unbelievable bundle!

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Happy hoppin’ friends!




Teacher Gift Stampin’ Supplies:


Fall Gift Stampin’ Supplies:

Thoughtful Branches~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hi friends and welcome to a very special Stampin’ up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!

Here is a sneak peek into a new exclusive and limited time stamp set that will be available for purchase next month. Demonstrators have the perk of being able to pre-order the bundle. In fact, pre-order as a demonstrator during July and receive a Bonus Day coupon that you can use toward the Holiday Catalog pre-order during August. Three cheers for coupons!

Called Thoughtful Branches, this bundle is so much fun to work with. I started with the hydrangea blossom, attempting to mimic the gorgeous hydrangea by my front porch.

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The Thoughtful Branches bundle comes with a photopolymer stamp set and matching dies. I found it easiest to run the blossom die through my Big Shot and then stamp it. I stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink on Wisteria Wonder cardstock and then spritzed some water so it would blend. After the water dried, I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with Heat and Stick Powder.

I wanted a layered look, so I did two hydrangea blossoms, glued one down, cut the other one apart and attached the individual blossoms with dimensionals. Be still my hydrangea loving heart!

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The sentiments in the set are quite lovely. For this card, I embossed one in white on vellum so it would stand out. The Thoughtful Branches Bundle has so many possibilities.

So are you ready to go in a totally different direction with the same bundle?

Here we go…

Christmas in July!

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Oh, my. I just love how easy these photopolymer stamps are to use. This card will definitely make it into one of my Cards and Cupcakes classes in the future.

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Wow! Isn’t it amazing to be able to create a summer hydrangea and a Christmas tree with the same set? You will not want to miss out on this limited time bundle available August 2nd through 31st or while supplies last.

Be sure to come back on August 2nd to see another Artisan blog hop featuring the Thoughtful Banners bundle. I can’t wait to show you some more ideas for this fabulous set!

Next on the hop is Rachel in France. It’s always so exciting to see what she has created for us!

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Happy stampin’ friends!



Hydrangea Card Stampin’ Supplies:

Thoughtful Banners Bundle (144328) Available to customers August 2nd-31st or while supplies last

Christmas Tree Supply List:

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (143539)



If you like the idea of being able to pre-order this exclusive, limited time bundle, I’d love to tell you all about the amazing opportunity of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Contact me at today!