What a great idea the Stamp Review Crew had to add this extra hop for Thoughtful Branches! This may make me sound weird, but my heart was so lifted when Stampin’ Up! showed us this set — and allowed demonstrators to order it a few weeks ago. The stamps are beautiful and the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits are amazing. (Click here to see the pdf brochure showing stamps and dies.) You’ll be able to order this bundle, or the items individually, beginning August 2, while supplies last.
So here you are, possibly via My Papercraft Journey, the blog of Kelly Kent. She inspires me so much! Remember, clicking the hop banner above will bring you to a complete list of bloggers for this hop.
When I was designing my projects, I had two guidelines: (1) plan ahead for August’s stamp camps and (2) forget everything I’ve already seen using this set! It’s not easy to forget a good idea, but I hope I didn’t see this card somewhere. Since we do not have any copper foil paper, I created my own mat for the stamped circle by daubing VersaMark on a scrap, embossing it, and cutting it with a Layering Circles die. If you’re wondering why I didn’t cut the circle first, I did the first time I made the card, but quickly (and painfully) realized there was nothing to hold while using the heat tool! “Leaves” in Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry give this card its autumn feel.
My second card is not practical for camp, but it was fun to marker those apples and cut each one out! Since our grandson Peter starts school this fall, I am hoping to be able to do some crafting of teacher appreciation cards and gifts. I know it can get out of control, but I never got to do that and (right now) stamping school projects sounds fun! So I see this next card going to his teacher, perhaps with an Amazon gift card in it. I’ll see what our DIL thinks.
The next blog on this hop is Linda Callahan’s Stampin’ Seasons. I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!