Thoughtful Branches - thoughtful ideas

Do you love product that is exclusive and only offered for a limited time? Then the Thoughtful Branches is perfect for you! It has outstanding greetings that are versatile for many occasions!

 

Showing more of it's versatility is that the trees can be made for any season, (take a look at my Pinterest board for many samples of) Summer, Autumn, Winter, or Spring trees. It really is a year round set. It is available starting today! You will want to get your Thoughtful Branches bundle right away and start playing with it! 

Christmas in July Part One

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If you are anything like me, you never have enough Christmas cards when you need them. This year I decided to start early with my prep work. So, I choose July 24th as the date of my local event and presented Christmas in July. We had a large group of people attend and enjoyed making the 8 projects offered. This is the first of my 4 cards for the event. I used the boxes from the July Paper Pumpkin kit for the trees. I also used the green yarn as the accent embellishment. The greeting is from my favorite new stamp set and punch from the full line catalog, Thoughtful Banners bundle. Read on for tips for making this card.

Wedding Wishes fancy fold

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This card was designed for one of my two monthly swaps. Our theme was Fancy Folds. A fancy fold is anything other than a traditional top fold or left fold card. I decided to do an easel fold but I wanted to use the new Detailed Floral framelits to create a lovely edge on two sides of the card. I used the coordinating stamp set for the sentiment on the outside and the greetings in the card. All the flowers just seemed to need a butterfly or two, so I added a large on on the outside and used a tiny one as the "stop" for the easel. Be sure to read more for all the directions to make one of your own.

July Bonus Days

Bonus Days! For every $50 in Stampin' Up! products purchased between today and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016! Think about it, it really could be Christmas in July when you place your order for cardstock, adhesive, and envelopes for your Christmas card needs this month. When your purchase reach $150 and you'll earn $15 in free stuff NOW to be included in your order, and then get your coupons for another $15 free in August when more Christmas items will be available! Win! Win! If you are not placing a $150 order or more, then please use this HOST CODE: 9VRXPM3K to receive a surprise from me! Shop now!

Swirly Thank You

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I love a clean, simple card. It is my "go-to" for a swap. I needed to make 17 of these, so I wanted it to have some interest, but I also wanted to be able to complete them in an afternoon. This card has a splash of stamping, some pretty paper, a little ribbon, and a swirl of bling! I think it makes the perfect card. Appropriate for so many occasions, such as birthday, get well, thinking of you, or thank you. Follow the instructions and you could whip up a batch of these cards in no time!

May I say Thank You again?

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This soft, feminine feeling card is perfect to say thank you to the ladies in your life who are such a big part of making your life special. This card uses the delicious color combination of Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, and Blushing Bride. The new ruched ribbon and the dainty butterflies with their spot of bling bring the feminine touch that makes this card sing!

Sweet Sugar Plum and Peekaboo Peach You are Totally Awesome

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This week's card uses two of the new In Colors, Sweet Sugar Plum and Peekaboo Peach! They look great together! Add a little Blushing Bride and Basic Black to pop some accent and you have a pretty good looking card! I used the greeting from Grateful Bunch, but this card could easily be a birthday, anniversary, or get well card with another greeting.

Summer & Washi Butterflies 2

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I cased this card from Mary Deatherage a demo from Atlanta, GA. She used the Pop of Pink paper and washi, but I decided to go with the Playful Palette combination plus I added a little ruffled ribbon for a fun accent. See my other post Summer of Washi Butterflies to see the card in the Pop of Pink combination and for the instructions.