THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES 1

Hi Crafters!  We survived our trip to San Jose California – the land of the dead brown lawns.  Very happy to return to our green, green grass, bushes and flowers!  I finally finished our last card for August Stamp Camp.  This is not the card that I had planned.  This is from the Thoughtful Branches Bundle that is ONLY available for the month of August – while quantities last.  If your wallet will allow it, I highly encourage you to purchase this set of stamps and dies – see my special pricing below. The possibilities are endless!  This week we are going to create a hydrangea version and next month we are going to do a Christmas tree version. 

2016.07.16 Hydrangea 1I absolutely love this hydrangea done in the new color Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.  On this card, the flower is two layers deep popped up with dimensionals.  Although the bloom looks complicated, it is surprisingly easy to line up and die cut.  Some dies in the past have been almost impossible to line up, but this one is very simple.  The stem is die cut in new Emerald Envy.  I chose to have my leaves filled in so I cut a stamped leaf to fill in the vacant space behind the die cut leaves.  I found some Rich Razzleberry thick twine in my collection and it is the perfect addition for the hydrangea.  Like the white embossed background?  This is the new Petal Burst Textured Expressions Embossing Folder.  The petals provide an excellent background for the flower and leaves.

2016.07.16 Hydrangea 2No – I did not make a mistake when I adhered my cardstock to the card front.  I decided that as the flower goes on at an angle, to angle everything on the card front.  You must admit the angles catch your eye and cause you to look twice!  Notice the embossed background?  The de-bossed side is up and gives great texture and depth.  I rarely used the de-bossed side but felt it was great for this card.  The hydrangea on this card is a single layer with a Razzleberry background.  I love the “Fabulous Friend” image and banner.  These are from the new Banners for You stamp set and matching die bundle.  The little flower on the end of the banner is the fix for not centering the message!  Although I resisted using Wink of Stella on the first sample, I brushed it on several of the florets, the background of the leaves, and around the banner on this card.  The added glimmer is a great finish to a beautiful card!

Again, this is an absolutely wonderful set and I have seen so many beautiful cards done by SU demonstrators around the world.  The bundle – stamps and dies – lists for $52.00 plus shipping and tax.  I am willing to drop my SU discount and sell it for 20% off the product price after shipping and tax.  So that means I take $10.40 off the price of the bundle after shipping and tax.  This discount is only available thru me because I think this set is fantastic.  BUT remember – it is only available thru the month of August WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  I expect it to sell out quickly!  Check out the Thoughtful Branches Blog at Thoughtful Branches

Hope to see you at August Stamp Camp.  If you can let me know when you might be coming, it is helpful, but not required.  If you prefer to receive a kit to complete at home, you will need to let me know which animal from Foxy Friends you wish – the cat, raccoon, skunk or fox, and what color bird you prefer – yellow, blue or coral.  If you want to customize your cards – maybe do 2 birds, 2 hydrangeas and skip the angel and Foxy Friend, please let me know soon!  And if you choose to add a card, you can do so for an additional $2.00.

As a reminder, August Stamp Camp is Thursday August 11 from 12 Noon – 9 PM, Friday August 12 from 2 PM to 9 PM, and Saturday August 12 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  You can choose the date and time that is best for you!  Look forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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