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Each year we say Good-Bye to the 5 Incolors that have been with us for the past 2 years.  Some of these colours become favourites.  It’s hard to let go of them.  This year we are saying Farewell to colours like Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim!!  So for our final Friday Favourites for this current catalogue let’s look at these colours.

These little mini cards I made back in June 2016 to show the colours but I don’t know if I shared them on my blog as I can’t find the post now.  Here you are though.  They were using my favourite set at the time Swirly Birds.  (Note to self: I really must use that set again soon).

While these colours are nice I have really loved the Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum colours.  I have used them a bit.

Dapper Denim is a great colour for “boys” cards.  I couldn’t find the original post for this z-fold card below but it worked well for a special 40th card.

Another “boys” card using the Happy Birthday Thinlits with the Color Theory paper stack.

I cut 2 of the Thinlits for this one in black and one in white and when adhering them together I offset them slightly.  The white makes the Black ‘POP’.

Dapper Denim even for a wedding card.  So elegant!  This one uses the Floral Themes set.

Sweet Sugarplum – what a lovely shade of colour.  Using a short lived bundle back a couple of years ago, Thoughtful Branches.  

One with the Sale-A-Bration 2017 set Avant Garden.

Sweet Sugarplum worked well with Peekaboo Peach. 

Another Swirly Bird card.  I heat embossed the swirls with White Embossing Powder before sponging over the colours.

We won’t miss Flirty Flamingo as that is now coming back as a core colour.  That’s pretty exciting!

Have you got these colours?  What is your favourite?  Now have you stocked up on your cardstock, ink refills, inks etc.  If you haven’t you better get on to it.  Some of these items have sold out already but you might be lucky.  Please don’t go looking for them after the 31st as you might not get them.

You can order them in my online store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: XQZEJREH  Thank you.  I do appreciate your order and be sure not to mark it anonymous or I can’t send you a little card and gift to say Thanks. 🙂

This is the last of Friday Favourites for this outgoing catalogue.  Don’t worry I think I will be back with Friday Favourites for the new 2018 Catalogue.  Not long now to wait!!!  I’m getting excited that you will be able to see it soon.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Have you received your 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue yet?  If you haven’t got one and you are in Australia then you can request a copy from me by completing this form -> HERE. 

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Today I am going to show you a couple of Christmas cards with the Thoughtful Branches set. You can see just how versatile this set is.  A set for so many different occasions.

Here is the first one. I CASED this from Pinterest but changed the colours.

peace tree

I have used Emerald Envy for the card mat and for the tree branches. I will say it was a little tricky lining up the branches with the trunk.  Thank goodness for clear stamps!! But it took a couple of goes.

Just a tip: Stamp the tree trunk first.  (this one is in Early Espresso).  Then ink up your branches and hold it over the trunk.  Just move the stamp around until you have lined up a few of the tree branches with the branches on the trunk. I started at the bottom of the branches and worked up the tree. Have a practice on scrap card if you like.  I did fill in a couple of leaves with the marker because I missed, but hey! you wouldn’t have known if I didn’t tell you. 😉

I did try to stamp the branches first and then stamp in the trunk but I think it is much easier to stamp the trunk first. Have a play and see what works for you.

The sentiment is cut from Gold Foil Sheets with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.

The next card is one I CASED from my friend Leonie when we had a stamp day.  I think this was CASED off Pinterest.


The tree is cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I hope you can see the sparkle. The ground and the 3 trees are stamped in Versamark and then Heat embossed in White Embossing Powder on to a piece of Whisper White just a little smaller than your card base.

The sentiment is from the Merriest Wishes set (coming out TOMORROW in the Holiday Catalogue!) I stamped it on scrap white and heat embossed it, then just flagged the ends with scissors. I have to say this was the first time I had used the Copper Embossing Powder. WOW! I think it is more like Rose Gold.  I may have ordered it now!! 😉

So are you convinced you NEED this set yet?  I am sure you have seen lots of samples around.  Today is the last day to order it but we have been told by Stampin’ Up! there are still some supplies left so they will be available until sold out. SO, go and get your set now!!

If you are in Australia you can order directly from my store HERE. Please use the HOST Code: AEA9A3PT

Tomorrow the Holiday Catalogue goes live.  I am excited to share more projects from this catalogue. Join me later tomorrow as I am taking part in a Global Blog Hop showcasing projects from this catalogue.  Can’t wait!

Have a happy day,


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Thoughtful Branches Header

Time is running out to get this gorgeous set.  Tomorrow is the last day.  Don’t miss out because I am telling you, you will be sorry.  Don’t come to me on Thursday asking to order it.  You know what I am going to say!! 🙂

So, grab it now.  You can get just the stamps or just the dies but why not get the bundle and save 10%.  ($92.50 AUS)

You can order it by emailing me or ordering Online at my store HERE.  If you order online please use the Host Code: AEA9A3PT

Also, if you order from me you will receive a PDF of some gorgeous projects PLUS get 2 Loyalty VIS points.

Here are a few cards that I have made recently.  You might have seen a glimpse of these on earlier posts.

This first one was CASED off Pinterest. I added some stamping down the side with the tree top stamp and added some twine on the side.  I think this would be a good masculine card.

3 trees

This next one was inspired by one on Pinterest.  I embossed the background with the Fluttering Embossing Folder and added some Melon Mambo Twine.  The doily is the retired ones.

Melon Mambo flowers

For this next one, I have sponged the card and stamped the trees.

Sponged Trees

To create this, you can cut a square from scrap paper to form a window. Then lay this window piece over your white card to create a mask.  Then sponge your colours over it.  I have used Soft Sky for the top section and Pear Pizzazz on the bottom section. Before removing your mask stamp the trees in Early Espresso.

I heat embossed the greeting in gold Embossing Powder.

You might have seen this version around your blog travels.  I wanted to make it myself.  I stamped the flower head/tree top stamp onto Marina Mist card with the Dapper Denim.  (I think it was those colours!).


Tomorrow I have some Christmas cards for you.  Come back and visit and check them out.

Have a great day/night,

Jenny x


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I was looking at my Butterfly Easel card the other day that I made some time ago and thought this would be a great card idea for the Thoughtful Branches.  So of course, I had to make it.  🙂  Here it is for you.

Front view.

I have used the Sweet Sugarplum as the card base.  The tree is cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The Designer Series Paper is the Playful Palette Paper stack.

Easel card front

Side View.

Easel card side view

The card folds flat for postage.  It measures 10.5cm x 10.5cm (4″ x 4″). So you could make an envelope with the Envelop Punch Board.


Inside of the card.

inside easel

I made up a tutorial for this Fold way back when I made the Butterfly Card.  You can find that tutorial HERE in this post. So go and check it out for you to make your version.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you can make a Triangle Easel card yourself.


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At card class this Saturday we are going to create some sweet cards using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  This is a great opportunity for you to play with it. Here are the details. If you can’t make it, card kit details are below.


We will create some different cards using the set PLUS there will be other samples on display.

WHEN: Saturday 13th August 2pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST: $15, or $20 to use my adhesives.

              Buy the bundle and get the class FREE!

Please RSVP by Thursday 11th August.

Here are the cards we will be making. Hope to see you there for some stamping fun. 

Let me know by emailing me or leaving a comment and I will get back to you.

Thoughtful Branches card class

Are you too far to come to class or you can’t make it?? Why not get the Card Kit?  You will need the Thoughtful Branches stamps and dies which you can order additionally from me.

CARD KIT TO STAMP AT HOME:    $15  Includes all materials but no stamped images or adhesives.

You can order this Bundle directly from me OR through my store.  Order HERE at my store. Bundle price is $90.50.  Australian residents only. 

**BONUS** – Receive a PDF of some bonus projects PLUS receive 2 VIS (Loyalty) points when you purchase this from me. 

Here is a reminder of the stamps and Dies for you.

Thoughtful Branches Thinlits

Thoughtful Branches Stamp set


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The delivery of my Thoughtful Branches bundle arrived today as I was creating. I had been waiting with anticipation for this set so I was excited. I had been deliberating what to make next so it arrived just in time!

I had been pinning ideas on Pinterest, so I could have CASED some but I wanted to see what I could create.  So here is what I made.


The Designer Series Paper is from the Playful Palette paper stack. The tree is cut from Early Espresso. I stamped the leaves in Sweet Sugarplum on the cardstock then cut it out with the Thinlits. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and then matted it on Sweet Sugarplum. I tried several colour card bases but then settled on the Thick Whisper White card base. I think that was the right choice. Before I assembled the card I wrapped around Thick White Baker’s Twine. I think I should have gone with the thinner white though. Too late then though 🙂 It needed a little sparkle to finish so I cut the little birdie from Glimmer Paper.

There are so many elements in the stamp set and the Thinlits so it is very versatile. I think you would get lots of use from these making cards for different occasions. If you haven’t seen the set you can check them out in the previous post.

The bundle is $90.75. Of course you can get them individually but you can save 10% by buying the bundle. You can order this bundle from me. When you order from me You will also receive a PDF of some bonus projects PLUS receive double the VIS (loyalty) Points.

I am looking forward to creating more with these so stay tuned.


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Stampin’ Up! have released an exclusive Stamp set and Thinlits Bundle available for a limited time.  The ‘Thoughtful Branches Bundle is a beautiful set and available for a limited time from 2nd – 31st August.

Thoughtful Branches Header

Thoughtful Branches Thinlits

Thoughtful Branches Stamp set

Isn’t this a gorgeous bundle?  The beautiful font in the sentiments will add some elegance to your cards. This is such a versatile bundle with the stamps and the Thinlits making cards for so many occasions. Imagine what you could create with this set!

You can buy the stamp set and the Thinlits separately but why not save 10%. The Bundle price is $90.75.


Receive a PDF of some bonus projects PLUS

Receive 2 VIS (Loyalty) points when you purchase this from me. 

You can order this Bundle directly from me OR through my store.  Order HERE at my store. I can ship to anywhere in Australia.

I will be holding a class showcasing this set on the 13th August so mark the date down now.  I will try and offer it by mail too so check back soon.