Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Day 31 Thoughtful Branches

Hello All
               Today's card to share is a Christmas Card featuring the stand of three trees from... you guessed it the Thoughful Branches Stamp Set.  I stamped the tree's in Night of Navy on an oval cut using the Layering Ovals Thinlits.  I sponged around the edges with Marina Mist almost into the middle of the oval, then I sponged Night of Navy just around the edges of the oval.  I also cut out a larger oval in Night of Navy to layer the focal image oval on. 

I fell in love the with Banner Greetings in the Time of Year Hostess Stamp Set and decided to stamp the Christmas Greeting in Night of Navy on a piece of Very Vanilla and then cut out using the Bunch of Banners Thinlits.  I punched the Marina Mist layer with the Triple Banner Punch and then sponged around the edge with Marina Mist.  I layered all the pieces together then added some dazzling diamonds to the trees with a Two Way Glue Pen and added some Basic Rhinestones for some extra sparkle.


Stamp Set: Thoughful Branches, Hostess Time of Year
Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Card: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Big Shot: Layering Ovals, Bunch of Banners, Festive EF
Punch: Triple Banner
Accessories: Sponges, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Rhinestones, Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals

# The Two Way Glue Pen is now retired but you could easily ink the Stamp with Versamark then ink over the top with Night of Navy and then stamp the image.  Then use your Heat & Stick Powder and Heat Tool and Dazzling Diamonds to create a similar effect.

Cheers Peggy

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Day 30 Thoughtful Branches

Hiya Everyone
                        It's almost the end of the month only two more days left to purchase the exclusive Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I've really enjoyed creating with this stamp set and thinlits this month.  I must admit I've really gotten my use out of the set.  Hopefully you've enjoyed seeing my creations with this bundle and the other wonderful samples by the many talented stampers using this set.  It's well worth every cent.

The card I'm sharing today is the second in a set I liked the birthday card and colour combination from yesterday so much I wanted to use it again.  Seeing as I had so much use out of the other leaf image I thought I'd give it a holiday and use the small branch/leaf image instead.  I continued on using the tone on tone stamping like I did yesterday.  However this time I incorporated an oval cut out using the layering ovals thinlits and added some Basic Pearls, which never go out of style.


Stamp Set: Thoughful Branches, Balloon Celebration
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Card: Pink Pirhouette, Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Punch: Triple Banner
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Die Brush
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

Cheers Peggy

Monday, 29 August 2016

Day 29 Thoughtful Branches

Hi All
          The card I'm sharing today was inspired by a sketch I saw on Pinterest by Skipping Stones Designs SSD71 check out their blog here.  I love using sketches to help me spark my card creating process.  Sometimes I have a particular shape or image I'm trying to incorporate or sometimes I just want to try something different.

For this card I wanted a soft look with tone on tone colours offset by Very Vanilla.  I chose to use Rich Razzleberr, Sweet Sugarplum and Pink Pirhouette.  I stamped each of the coloured panels using the same colour ink except for the Pink Pirhouette the colour was too light so I used Blushing Bride to Stamp the leaf images.  I paired that with the curly cursive sentiment from Balloon Celebration and some die cut leaves from Beautiful Branches Thinlits.


Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches, Balloon Celebration
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirhouette, Very Vanilla
Punch: Triple Banner
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Die Brush
Accessories: Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Cheers Peggy

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Day 28 Thoughtful Branches

Hi Ladies
                I have a Christmas Card to share with you today.  For this card I used the single tree image from Thoughtful Branches and paired it with the This Christmas DSP and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.  A good tip when stamping this tree is to stamp the leaf image first and then line up the trunk and branches.  I added some Gold Glimmer Paper stars punched out using the Confetti Stars Punch.  I cut out the word "merry" using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and then brushed over Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and adhered vertically along the DSP.  I stamped the Christmas greeting from the Hostess Set Time of Year and cut out using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches, Hostess Time of Year
Ink: Garden Green
Card: Garden Green, This Christmas DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Punch: Confetti Stars
Big Shot: Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Framelits
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Tear Tape Adhesive, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals

Cheers Peggy

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Day 27 Thoughtful Branches

Hi Stampers
                    The card I'm sharing today is a birthday card and uses the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set to provide subtle backgrounds and the Brick Wall Embossing Folder to complete the look.  I also used the card crumpling technique on the die cut petals to give them some dimension and shape. I stamped and cut two sets of petals to enhance the 3D effect.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches, Gorgeous Grunge, Birthday Blossoms
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe, Chocolate Chip
Card: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Die Brush, Brick Wall EF
Punch: Triple Banner
Accessories: Gold Metallic Thread, Sponge Daubers, Tear Tape Adhesive, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals

Cheers Peggy

Friday, 26 August 2016

Day 26 Thoughtful Branches

Hi All
          Happy Friday, we are almost to the end of August and so far I'm keeping up with my goal to blog a new project each day using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  Today's card uses collage as the technique which is a technique I usually struggle with.  This time though I had something particular in mind I used Whisper White as the base card and maskes off all but a rectangular section in the middle.  I stamped my images in my chosen colours and used sponges to apply ink and blended the colours to my satisfaction.  A nice simple clean one layer card.


Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches, Petite Petals, Grateful Bunch, Build a Birthday
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Card: Whisper White
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

Cheers Peggy

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Day 25 Thoughtful Branches

Hiya All
              It's been a nice and busy week so far and I've still got a couple of days left to go.  I'm loving the new Holiday Catalogue and hoping to get some quality stamping time in this weekend playing with new goodies.  No you haven't missed it the Holiday Catalogue isn't actually out until 1st of September.  But one of the perks of being a Demonstrator is getting to see Catalogues and purchase products before the official release.  It's super exciting and fun and each and every time I fall in love with Stampin' Up! all over again.  I just love how everything co-ordinates they've taken all the hard work out of crafting, I just have to create and I love love love it!!!

Today's card uses a technique I like but only use occasionally where you have a landscape scene and cut it up into sections to look like co-ordated picture panels.   It was a fun card to create and I loved combining the use of the different punches and dies to create the images.
 
 
Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches, Timeless Textures
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Soft Sky
Card: Marina Mist, Whisper White, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Garden Green
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches
Punches: Tree Builder, Blossom
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Trimmer
 
Cheers Peggy

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Day 24 Thoughtful Branches

Hi All
          For today's card I wanted bright and beautiful, big and bold.  I've used Peekaboo Peach and Melon Mambo for the Flowers, Cucumber Crush for the Leaves and Bermuda Bay for the Sentiment.  It's winter here and quite grey and gloomy so I was feeling the need for a bit of brightness in the card to make up for the lack of it in the skies.  This card certainly delivered on bright, bold and beautiful in my eyes.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. 

For the flower centre's I die cut the leaves/petals from Beautiful Branches and then punches out using the 1/2" Circle Punch and punched a 1/2" circle in Whisper White behind the Melon Mambo/Peekaboo Peach then adhered and used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add sparkle.  It's a bit hard to see in the photo but there are some textured grid lines from Timeless Texture stamped in Pool Party (I stamped 1 layer of colour off).


Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches, Flower Shop, Timeless Textures, Birthday Blossoms
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Layering Ovals, Seaside EF
Punches 1/2" Circle, Pansy
Accessories, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Glue, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Tear Tape Adhesive

Cheers Peggy

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Day 23 Thoughtful Branches

Hi Again
               The card I'm sharing today is quite a simply one and uses the second leaf/branch image in the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set.  I haven't used purple colour schemes for a while and thought I'd use a nice simple two tone effect using Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant.  I'm not sure if you can tell but the Elegant Eggplant Leaves punched out using the Festive Flower Builder have Clear Wink of Stella on them for an added bit of sparkle.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Card: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Punch: Festive Flower Builder, Decorative Label
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Tear Tape Adhesive

Cheers Peggy

Monday, 22 August 2016

Day 22 Thoughtful Branches

Hi All
          The project today is one I came up with after seeing some projects posted on Pinterest by various demonstrators using the Petal/Leaves Thinlit from Beautiful Branches as a Pumpkin.  It got me thinking... a lot of people associate pumpkin's with Halloween or Autumn.  Now I'm not one for Halloween personally, I'm glad other people enjoy it but it's not for me.  But to me the pumpkin always represents magic and possibilities associated with the Cinderella story.  The magic of what can happen if you take a chance and believe....  Let's hope we all have a magical week.


Card: Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy
Big Shot: Curvy Keepsake Thinlits, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Die Brush
Accessories: Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, Emerald Envy Bakers Twine, Tombow Adhesive

Cheers Peggy

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Day 21 Thoughtful Branches

Hello All
               Wow, what a long week it has been, so glad it's Sunday and I can chill out a bit today.  I hope you too get some chill time, be that on your own, with family or with friends.  Today's card is a Father's Day card and one that started off with an idea that popped in my head a little while ago.  The idea was to use some Pop of Pink Washi Tape the Gold sprinkles on Black and apply to Basic Black card stock and then cut out using the tree image from Beautiful Branches.  I so wanted to see that pop of gold on black and I must admit I'm very happy with how this idea turned out.


Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Card: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Softly Falling EF, Die Brush
Punch: Triple Banner
Accessories: Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Black Linen Thread (retired but you could use Basic Black Solid Twine), Two Way Glue, Adhesive Tape, Dimensionals

Cheers Peggy


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Day 20 Thoughtful Branches

Hello Again,
                     Here is the lucky last in the One Sheet Wonder Set of Cards.  I can see a Christmas One Sheet Wonder in my future, using some of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue... guess you know what I'm planning to do for the weekend.  Yes some serious stamping and designing time coming up.  I love getting my hands on new product, gets my inspiration buzzing.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Tip Top Taupe
Card: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Tip Top Taupe
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Magnetic Platform
Punch: Triple Banner
Accessories: Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Tear Tape Adhesive

Cheers & Happy Stamping Mojo Peggy

Friday, 19 August 2016

Day 19 Thoughtful Branches

Hello All,
                In today's card I feature some of the products from the new Holiday Catalogue.  To give you a little taste of what is coming up in the new catalogue.  There are so many gorgeous goodies it's hard to know what to get first... at least that was my problem.  I have seen the idea to use the stamp images below to make flowers by a number of different people.  But in this instance I cased the idea from Connie Collins an Artisan Design Team Member, Connie's projects are gorgeous.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzaz
Card: Pear Pizzaz, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Big Shot: Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder
Punch: Banner Duet
Accessories: Glitter Ribbon Pack, Sweet Sugarplum Marker, Adhesive, Dimensionals

Cheers Peggy

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Day 18 Thoughtful Branches

Hi Stampers
                    Well wow, how did we get to Thursday all ready, the days just keep flying by.  Before we know it Christmas will be looming.  Luckily enough the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue will be coming out September 1st to help us be prepared.  If you'd like a copy let me know and I'll organise to get one to you.  But enough of the future onto today's card another in the One Sheet Wonder Set.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Dapper Denim
Card: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Magnetic Platform
Punch: Triple Banner
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon, Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Cheers & Happy Stamping Peggy

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Day 17 Thoughtful Branches

Hiya Everyone,
                         Hope you are loving the limited release Thoughtful Branches Bundle available exclusively till 31st August.  It is a beautiful set and quite versatile, if you've seen pinterest at all recently it's been flooded with wonderful ideas for uses for this Stamp Set and Thinlits.  To show the versatility of the stamp set I've stamped the apple/cherry image but made it into an orange simply by stamping in pumpkin pie rather than a red.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches, Sheltering Tree, Sitting Here
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie
Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Die Brush
Punches: Triple Banner
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Linen Thread, Paper Snips, Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Tear Tape Adhesive

Cheers Peggy
 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Day 16 Thoughtful Branches

Hi All,
           For today I'm sharing the fourth card from my One Sheet Wonder Card Set.  As I've said before I love the simplicity and the easiness of making cards using this technique.  I hope you'll give it a try.  Don't you just love the new In Colour Dapper Denim.  I sure do I must admit I love the colour blue, light or dark it doesn't matter to me they are all lovely.  This colour reminds me a little of the retired Not Quite Navy which was a personal favourite.  These cards feature three In Colours the Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.

 
 
Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Card: Dapper Denim, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Magnetic Platform
Punches: Triple Banner
Accessories: Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Mini Glue Dots, Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals
 
Cheers Peggy

Monday, 15 August 2016

Day 15 Thoughtful Branches

Hello Stampers,
                          Hope your Monday is off to a fine start!  Monday's are always a little hard to get started and I admit Monday morning is not my best time, I try and make sure I have easy tasks for a Monday morning.  Let's hope it continues on to beautiful day!

Something I can enjoy wholeheartedly is sharing this next card with you.  I love the larger leaf stamp from Thoughtful Branches.  If you've been checking out my posts this month you'll notice I've used it quite a bit, it's so pretty.  Hope you like how I've used it on this next card.  I also used a combination of orange and red tones in the card as a variation on autumn tonings for the leaves.  The card base is Cherry Cobbler and the Hardwood Panel is Peekaboo Peach.  It doesn't look like it but that's probably my lighting and poor photo editing skills, however I am practicing I promise.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches, Hardwood
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry Cobbler
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Magnetic Platform
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper
Accessories: Whisper White Bakers Twine, White Perfect Accents, Sponge Daubers, Mini Glue Dots, Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals

Cheers & Happy Stamping Peggy

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Day 14 Thoughtful Branches

Happy Sunday,
                         Today's card is the third one in the One Sheet Wonder Set that I made.  I love One Sheet Wonders it's so nice and easy to make multiple cards quickly.  A nice satisfying feeling especially if your sometimes short on time.  For this set of cards I chose to co-ordinate them with banners made using the Triple Banner punch I love how easy this punch makes creating multiple size banners.  No more off centre cut banners for me...


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Dapper Denim
Card: Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches, Magnetic Platform
Punch: Triple Banner
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon, Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Cheers Peggy
        

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Day 13 Thoughtful Branches

Hello Everyone,
                           Here's another card I whipped up this week and a new colour combo I tried out.  I wanted to feature the new Peekaboo Peach as I sometimes have trouble including orange tones in my colour schemes.  I also wanted to use some Chocolate Chip because it's been a sorely neglected colour lately, for some reason I'm reaching for the Early Espresso or Tip Top Taupe instead.  Then to balance out those two colours I added in a little Cajun Craze, so it looked like an autumn theme colour scheme (rhyming unintended).  So you guessed it I used the gorgeous leaf stamp to pair them with from Thoughtful Branches.  Then I added a sentiment from Gift from the Garden which just seemed to beg to go with this card.


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches, Gift from the Garden
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip
Card: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (it's on the leaves but hard to see sorry), Adhesive, Dimensionals

Happy Stamping Peggy

Friday, 12 August 2016

Day 12 Thoughtful Branches

Good Morning
                        Don't you love Friday's, I do it's heading towards the end of the working week and the freedom of choice that comes with weekends.  Today I thought I'd share the second card I made with my One Sheet Wonder. I love how these cards go together, must be my OCD side showing the matchy matchy, co-ordinated look. 


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Dapper Denim
Card: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Big Shot: Beautiful Branches
Accessories: Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Adhesive, Dimensionals

Have an awesome stamping weekend Peggy