Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop

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This month, the Totally Techniques Design Team is creating projects featuring the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches stamp set and bundle.  This awesome stamp set and bundle is only available for a few more days, so be sure to order yours soon!  Here is my card:

Thoughtful Branches - Stamp With Amy K

My card design was inspired by Retrosketches #228.

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I started by embossing a panel of Very Vanilla card stock with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to a panel of Rich Razzleberry card stock with SNAIL and then to a Soft Suede card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thoughtful Branches 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped a panel of Very Vanilla card stock with the leaf image from the Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set using Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze ink refills and the Baby Wipe Technique.  If you aren’t familiar with this technique, I’ve got a tutorial for it that you can see here.  I stamped some of the images on the panel full strength and some without reinking.  I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Rich Razzleberry card stock and then to the card front with SNAIL.

Thoughtful Branches 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I adhered a panel from the Petals & Paisleys Speciality DSP (available Sept 1) to a panel from the Copper Foil Sheets (available Sept 1) and then to the card front with SNAIL.  I punched the end of a panel of Very Vanilla card stock with the Banner Triple Punch and punched the other end twice with the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to create the tag.

Thoughtful Branches 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the tree and ground images from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Soft Suede and Mint Macaron inks on the tag.  I used the same baby wipe from the larger leaf image to stamp the leaves on the trees.  I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink and the sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I pulled apart a strand of the Kraft Rope Trim (available Sept 1) and threaded one of the pieces through the tag and tied a knot.  I adhered the tag to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thoughtful Branches 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the tree and leaf images from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in the same way that I did the tag on a Very Vanilla panel inside the card.

You can find a list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Okay, on with the hop!  Click the banner below to move forward to Shelagh Freemantle’s fantastic project.

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If you get lost along the way, here is a list of the participants in the Totally Techniques Blog Hop:

  1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
  2. Amy Koenders – USA <= You Are Here
  3. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
  4. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 1-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ panel
  • Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel, 2″ x 4-1/2″ panel (tag), 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper – 1-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ panel
  • Copper Foil Sheets – 1-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stampin’ Up! Merry Mice Sneak Peek for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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I wanted to say a big welcome to Jaimie Babarczy who is a new member of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop Group!  Jaimie is from Albany, NY and she’ll be joining us for the blog hops starting today.  :)

I used the Stampin’ Up! Merry Mice stamp set from the upcoming 2016 Holiday Catalog to create my card for the Happy Stampers blog hop.  We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I created for it.

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Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh Sneak Peek

I’m hearing for many of you that your Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogs are arriving in your mailboxes.  Yippee!!  I’m so excited for you all to see it!  It’s another excellent catalog with so many coordinating dies and punches.  :)

I used the one of the new stamp and die bundles called Santa’s Sleigh to create a quick holiday card to share with you today.

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Fun and Sweet Home Sneak Peeks for the Control Freaks Blog Hop

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Welcome to the August Control Freak Stampers Blog Tour!  You may have arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog.  Aren’t her projects awesome??  This month the theme is “Holiday Catalog” so we’re all creating Stampin’ Up! projects using items from the upcoming 2016 Holiday Catalog!  I’ve chosen to feature some of the Halloween stamp sets and dies for my projects.

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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Cheer Sneak Peek For Fab Friday

I used the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Cheer stamp set from the upcoming 2016 Holiday Catalog to create my card for the Fab Friday 94 Color Challenge this week.  Using all of these together was definitely a bit of a challenge for me!  After several attempts, I finally came up with the idea for a holiday card…how these colors screamed “Christmas” to me, I’m not sure.  But I think that it works!  :)

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Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween Sneak Peek

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Labeler Alphabet stamp set and Spooky Fun stamp set bundle to create my card for the Happy Stampers blog hop.  We’ve got a sketch challenge this week and this is what I created for it.

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