Friday, August 19, 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches a simple christmas card

Thoughtful Branches is even versatile enough to be used for a simply stunning Christmas card, again cased from Pinterest.  This Stampin' Up! set is an awesome versatile set and one that will never go into storage as I know I will be using it a lot - maybe Stampin' Up! could consider KEEEEEEPING IT?
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
This is a sooo easy to create
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
Choose your base card colour, cut a piece of Whisper White 1/4 inch smaller width and height, and simply stamp your tree, leaves and grass if you want it.  Greetings can be stamped or die cut from the set "Christmas Greetings" Thinlits.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
If you want your own set of the Thoughtful Branches or any other Stampin' Up! products please contact me or go to my online shop. I'd love to serve you.

Yours in paper craft,

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches (tree die - dressed)

Welcome to the fourth post featuring Stampin' Up! "Thoughtful Branches" and am I loving this set.  In fact this is my FAVOURITE and just might knock "Lovely as a Tree" from the number one place in versatility!  Today the tree is dressed in a rain of leaves...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Thoughtful Branches"
Just something simple to start!  Crumb cake and Wild Wisabi stamped in Garden Green.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Thoughtful Branches"
Calypso Coral base embossed with Petal Burst Embossing Folder x Stampin' Up! with a Choc Chip and Garden Green mat, which highlights the tree and banner (Crumb Cake).  The leaves were die cut out of Peakaboo Peach and stamped in Calyso Coral.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Thoughtful Branches"
The greeting is from a retired hostess set - "Express Yourself"
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Thoughtful Branches"
Heather Payne created this beautiful card after seeing it on pinterest...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Thoughtful Branches"
On a Early Expresso base, the Soft Suede background was embossed in "Woodland" love the Line Twine with a couple of Gold Sequence threaded on...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Thoughtful Branches"
Such a beautiful creation!  I hope this inspires you to have a purrrfectly crafty great day :-)
Yours in paper craft,

Monday, August 15, 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches in White

Value for money is what you get when you purchase the "Thoughtful Branches" bundle by Stampin' Up! and if you have loved many of the creations of this month then please contact me so that I can get this awesome set in your hands.  Today is a simple post demonstrating the set in white with a splash of Bermuda Bay...cased from pinterest & Mandy Lappe!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches

I really love this layout- Christmas, Anniversary, or a classic Birthday...
I created the card by choosing a Whisper White base and cut an extra piece of Whisper White 12cm x 9cm and embossed it with Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions "Sea Side" embossing folder.  I attached this to the card base leaving a larger space at the base of the card so I could stamp my sentiment.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches

I got a scrap of silver from my off cuts bag and adhered it to the card, and then adhered a piece of Bermuda Bay twine with glue dots.  I then die cut the tree from the August only set "Thoughtful Branches" and mounted it on the card with Dimensionals and added the sequence with Stampin' Up! Fine tip glue pen.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches

This card was created in a similar manner but this time I embossed the base card stock and added a silvery moon and tied the Bermuda Bay with a bow of Bermuda Bay...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches

If I were to recreate for Christmas I would use red twine... I think that would be soooooo nice, with the red Christmas greeting.  I just love it.

Yours in paper craft,

Friday, August 12, 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches Reverse Masking

Welcome, thanks for stopping by.  Today I wanted to show case a favourite layout of mine that involves reverse masking using the fantastic versatile set, "Thoughtful Branches" x Stampin' Up!  The layout can be used for any occasion, sympathy, Christmas, male birthday, female birthday (done in pinks with flowers) thank you, gee lots and lots of ideas running through my head ;-)  
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
To create the card, choose a base card and cut a piece of Whisper White 1/4 in smaller in width and height.  On a scrap of  cardstock - a similar size as the Whisper White above cut out the window you want to have as the sponged area.  You can use a circle, oval, square, anything - I used "Lots of Labels" framelits x Stampin' Up!  Place your mask over the Whisper White card stock and with a sponge loaded with ink, work the sponge over the window.  to get your desired background effect.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
Once the sponging is completed choose the stamps for the background and stamp these over your mask.  I used Old Olive to sponge the background and the group of three naked trees inked in Old Olive.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
Remove the mask and choose the foreground feature - I chose the individual tree from "Thoughtful Branches" and dressed it.  Jan created hers in Marina Mist...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
Stamp your greeting in a coordinating colour and then to add a little Christmas touch - we embossed the card in "Softly Falling" Embossing folder.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
I saw a similar card on pinterest x Sue Vine, so thanks Sue for re-igniting my love of this layout.  Reverse marking is lots of fun and very effective - love the dimension it adds to a card.  If I can help you with any of your Stampin' Up! needs, please call, e-mail or SMS me.  I'd love to help you.

Yours in paper craft,

Monday, August 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches Hyacinth

This flower reminds me of our dear Japanese friends and a photo they sent us with Hyacinths, so this blog is in memory of the great friendship we developed over the year.  The set I'm using is believe it or not the same "Thoughtful Branches" set x Stampin' Up! and the layout is cased from pinterest - Marcy Denning.  The first was created in Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Smokey Slate.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
The cards were created on Whisper White card bases with an embossed coordinating piece of cardstock cut 1/4 inch smaller than the base card. I stamped on Whisper White in colours that coordinated with the mat I wanted to place beneath the stamped piece of Whisper White. The two pieces of cardstock were of similar size (I used scraps out of my scrap bin) 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
After stamping, I toss layered the two pieces of card and sat these on 1/3 of a doily.  All of these layers were glued down with Sticky Strip.  This was created in Wisteria Wonder and Garden Green.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
The ladies in class created this one...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
I had to try the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder x Stampin' Up! as a background...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
Another lovely creation by a crafty cat...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
This was created by A Crafty Cat - Jan...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches
What a beautiful layout!  so if I can help you with any Stampin' Up! products, please contact me.

Have a purrrfectly crafty day,
Yours in paper craft,