Wednesday 3 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Thoughtful Branches

Hello and welcome to our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop showcasing the NEW limited edition Thoughtful Branches stamp set and co-ordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits dies.

This limited edition stamp set and thinlits dies set are only available for purchase till 31st August 2016 (or while stocks last), so get in quick before this gorgeous set runs out.

There are a couple of different options for you to purchase these sets:

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (143539) for $47
Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies (143538) for $54


*** Buy the stamp set and thinlits dies set as a bundle and save 10% ***
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle (144328) for only $90.75

There are so many gorgeous creations out there using this set and the matching thinlits, but I wanted to try something a little different.

Here is what I came up with:

My colour scheme was inspired by autumn. I just love how the trees near my home change from green, to yellow to orange and then red. So I used these colours in my card.

I cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out a 1-3/4" circle from a scrap of paper and then trimmed it down a little. I temporarily attached the trimmed circle to the piece of Whisper White cardstock, this was to act as a guide when stamping my leaf images.

Using the cute little leaf image from the Thoughtful Branches set I stamped the first circle of leaves in Old Olive. The next circle of leaves were stamped using Daffodil Delight, then Pumpkin Pie and lastly Real Red. I then removed my temporary circle from the centre of the leaves.

I grabbed a sheet of Old Olive cardstock and the "For You" stamp from the Thoughtful Branches set and stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and then heat embossed the sentiment using White embossing powder.

I punched out the sentiment using my 1-3/4" circle punch and adhered it to the centre of the Old Olive circle of leaves using Snail adhesive.

I layered the stamped piece of Whisper White on to a piece of Real Red cardstock using Snail and then using more Snail adhered it to my Whisper White card base.

And there you have it, my autumn inspired "For You" card. The great thing about using this sentiment is the card can be used for a variety of occasions.

Here is a list of the supplies and tools used to create this card:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Old Olive A4 Cardstock (106576)
Real Red A4 Cardstock (106578)
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (126953)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (126944)
Pumkpin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (126945)
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (126949)
Versamark Pad (102283)
Thoughful Branches stamp set (Photopolymer 143539 / Bundle 144328 )
White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)
Heat tool (129056)
1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850)
Snail Permanent Adhesive (104332)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.

If you enjoyed my card, it would make my day if you left me a comment below :)

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Crazy Crafters team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.


  1. Oh this is GORGEOUS Kirsten! Simple but oh so pretty! xoxo

  2. I love this idea.....would be great for when you need multiples.....simple and beautiful all in one go

  3. Love the colors and the patterns. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. Stunning. Its amazing what you have managed to do with just one little stamp.

    1. Thanks so much Rosalie. Must now ink up my other stamps in the set :)

  5. love it love it love it, so clever and top colours xox

  6. Great card - love the colours. :)

  7. Brilliant card! Love the spray of leaves K!

  8. This is a lovely card. I love how you have used different colours for the leaves and they lead out from the sentiment. Great design! x

  9. Really pretty! I love the perfect alignment of the leaves in a circle! Stunning! xx


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