RemARKably Thoughtful Branches

RemARKable Blog Tour

Welcome to the August RemARKable Blog Tour.  We’re featuring the exclusive, available-only-this-month scrum-tiddily-umptious Thoughtful Branches stamp set, paired with the Beautiful Branches thinlits.  I’m not featuring the thinlits today, but you can see them used HERE and HERE.  Instead, I’m focusing on the trees.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches


I elected to keep this card on the simple side.  You could use just about any sentiment – thanks, sympathy, hello or even Christmas.  I made it a birthday card because, well, #imbringingbirthdaysback.  Aren’t you?

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches


The color palette is Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I’ve used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Thoughtful Banners set for the sentiment.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Subtles Stack.  Oh, and of course I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I love that you can stamp the trunk independently of the branches.  No more fussy markering the stamps!  (Ha!! My spell-check doesn’t think MARKERING is a word.  Silly spell-check.)

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches


This card is slightly stepped up – but not too much.  I used the Floral Boutique DSP and the Softly Falling TIEF for texture, and added a little sparkle with the Wink of Stella clear brush.  The image is cut with Ovals framelits, and I added a greeting cut from Silver Foil paper using the Christmas Greetings thinlits.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches


This beautiful, versatile set is only available this month.  You can purchase the stamps, the thinlits or the bundle, but whatever you do, don’t wait!

Next up on the tour is Audra Monk, and you know she always has a great RemARKable post.  Enjoy the tour!

RemARKable Blog Tour Next Blog

Nancy Amato  

Melissa Bolinger   

Tamra Davis 

Connie Deibler  

Arden Dougan 

Tracie Langley 

Deb Lehigh 

Anne Matasci  

Audra Monk 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds  

Pam Staples  

Janet Wakeland  

Mary Jo Price Williams 

A stamp set for all seasons

Have you seen the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set?

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea Watercolor

It’s a limited time offer from Stampin’ Up! available through August 31, 2016.  I’m finding it extremely versatile with sentiments that cover all the basics and images that are adaptable throughout the year.

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches-Beautiful Branches Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The combination of trees, leaves, stems and foliage is perfect for summer and will take you through the seasons.  For my hydrangea card, I created a soft watercolor wash with Marina Mist on watercolor paper for the background and then stamped my blossoms in the same color on a Whisper White panel.

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea Watercolor

The stem was cut from a Whisper White panel and daubered (lol, my spell-check says that isn’t a word – we know better!) with Sahara Sand.  The band across the bottom is also Sahara Sand, and there’s a Wink of Stella tucked into the blooms.

The Big Shot makes quick work of cutting these intricate images, but you will definitely want a Precision Base Plate and the Big Shot Die Brush for this one.

The stamps, thinlits and bundle are available through August 31st, although Stampin’ Up! is always careful to add those 3 terrifying little words “while supplies last”.  If you love this one, don’t wait!  Shop HERE.

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches and Beautiful Branches Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Thoughtful Branches Sneak Peek

There are perks to being a demonstrator, you know.  One of the best perks is being able to order things before they’re available to the rest of the crafting world.  The new Thoughtful Branches stamp and thinlit bundle hit my doorstep a couple of days ago and this afternoon I set aside some time to play:

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches

  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches (available 8/1/16), Best Birds, Hardwood
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Big Shot Die Brush, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Fruit Stand DSP

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches

I used Tombo the Wonder Adhesive to adhere all of the pieces – just be patient and use little tiny dots.  A little dab’ll do ya!

The Thoughtful Branches set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, and the bundle containing both items are available to demonstrators this month.  (Now don’t you need to be a demonstrator?)  It will be available to everyone on August 1st.

Maui Stamper Thoughtful Branches Stampin' Up! Available 8/1/16

Check back tomorrow at 2pm HST – the RemARKable Blog Tour has moved to a new day – third Sunday of the month!