Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Card & Tag: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hi friends! The official Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team has a special blog hop for you today! We are celebrating the release of a BRAND NEW bundle of products that's become available today, Thoughtful Branches. This stamp set and thinlits bundle is so incredibly beautiful. I know you'll want to order yours asap, and make sure you do! It's only available until August 31st!

I made my two projects for today just after I had returned home from my grandfather's funeral in BC. He and my grandmother had the most stunning garden, including several large hydrangea bushes that were in full bloom when I was there!

A few tips to recreate this card:
  • Stamp and die cut the flower blossom using Marina Mist Ink on Marina Mist Cardstock for a beautiful blue hydrangea. 
  • Die cut a second blossom and add a layer of dimensionals between the two for a more realistic and layered bunch of flowers.
  • Curl the leaves slightly out from the stem using your bone folder, and only adhere the stem to the card front.
I also made a cute matching tag:
By using the same stamps, ink, papers, and techniques as the card, a matching tag comes together quickly and easily! I especially love the sentiment fonts in this stamp set, and the 'thank you' is particularly striking! 

Get the Limited time Thoughtful Branches bundle before its gone. If you earned in any coupons during the July Bonus days promotion, the Thoughtful Branches is a great choice to use it on.

Please visit my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop to purchase your Thoughtful Branches Bundle. 

Up next in the blog hop is the amazing Amy O'Neill. Hop on over and give her some love. 

Did you earn Bonus Days Coupons in July? It's time to redeem! Make sure you get your order in before your coupons expire on August 31st.

Use this month's hostess code when you shop online to earn rewards!
When you shop with me you're earning Stamp Tokens too! For every $50 (before shipping & tax) you earn 1 Stamp Token. Collect 8 Stamp Tokens and receive a FREE clear or photopolymer STAMP SET of your choice (valued up to $40).

Happy Stampin'

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  1. Allison, you amaze me...these are adorable!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Oh Allison! This is just stunning. You rock girlfriend.

  4. Very pretty! Love the simplicity.

  5. Your hydrangeas are so gorgeous and are just the color of the ones my Mom had in her yard. I adore the tag as much as the card. So sorry about the passing of your Grandfather. Losing a loved one is always a tough thing. Hugs..

  6. Stunning, love Marina Mist xox rockin' the thoughtful branches honey xox