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Another Thoughtful Branches Samples

#autumnleaves #thoughtfulbranches #lindabauwin

Can't get enough of the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set.  It is just one of the stamp sets that you can't put down and all the different styles of cards you can make from it is so unbelievable.

With this card I took a piece of Whisper White that measured 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and lightly glued another piece of Whisper White that measured 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" on top.

I took the leave from the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and ink in Pumpkin Pie.  Then I took a sponge dauber and daubed Garden Green randomly on the stamp and then stamped.

After I got done stamping I removed the small piece of  Whisper White Card Stock and adhered it to a piece of Early Espresso that measured 2 3/8" x 3 3/8".  So love how doing this layering technique it gives you the illusion the leaves are 3-D.

Here is another Autumn Card doing the same sponging technique on the stamp to get two colors.

#thoughtfulbranches #autumn #lindabauwin

Check out the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate on the side of this card.

#thoughtbranchesbundle #lindabauwin

I hope you have made up your mind to get this exclusive limited edition bundle.  If not, maybe the details of my Exclusive Tutorial to make a  Card Box with five cards will make you know you need this bundle.


Can't Get Enough of Thoughtful Branches

#hydrangeathoughtbranches #lindabauwin

Well from all the talk among demonstrators, Thoughtful Branches is a major hit.  This bundle is probably the most versatile bundle I have seen.  Here is a card with the most poplar pieces of the bundle.  The hydrangea is simply stunning.   With this card I stamped in Sweet Sugarplum on Whisper White and then cut out with the Thinlits.  So simple put so lovely.

As you seen on my post on Thursday this bundle can make some pretty amazing masculine cards too.  This bundle is a must have for every stamper.

Watch over the next couple days, as I share more great sample using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  And on Monday I will show you my Exclusive Tutorial making a Card Box with 5 cards not shown in these posts. 

How do you get this exclusive tutorial from me?  Purchase the Thoughtful Branches Bundle in my Online Store starting on August 2, and use Hostess Code YZ3AH4NA .

You won't want to delay as this bundle is a limited edition and is only available until Aug. 31 or while supplies last.  And we all know what that can mean, it could be gone fast.

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Butterfly Shaker Card

#butterflyshakercard #lindabauwin

In today's video I am going to share some quick tips to make a shaker card with any of Stampin' Up!'s Thinlits or Framelits.  I am using the Butterfly Thinlits along with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Have you check out those Layering Circle Framelits?  Love them.

It is always best to cut out your Thinlit or Framelit first and then run though an embossing folder.  I used the Fluttering Folder.  This helps hide any press markers you may get from the thinlit or framelit.

Products you need when making a shaker card like this one are the new Foam Adhesive Strips, and the Window Sheets.  I used the fringe scissors as I find them great to use to make inexpensive fillers for my shaker cards.

Can't wait to see what you creative with your shaker cards.

Check back tomorrow, as I will be sharing another beautiful card using the soon-to-be-released Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  And don't forget I will be releasing more details on August 1 on my Exclusive Tutorial if you purchase the Thoughtful Branches from me.


Faux Illusion Technique Meets Thoughtful Branches

Hope you already have plans to be one of the first to own this amazing new bundle Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  It is a limited time bundle that you can order starting on August 2.  You did see where I said limited time?  It is only available until August 31 or while supplies last.

#thoughtbranchesbundle #lindabauwin

Do you know why you need to purchase this bundle from me?  Well if you order this bundle in my Online Store and use Hostess Code YZ3AH4NA I will send you an exclusive tutorial from me of a card box, with 5 cards using this bundle.   Full details will be released on Aug 1, so stay tune for that announcement.

But WAIT, now I am sounding like on of those silly commercials on TV.  Over the next several days I am going to share cards with everyone using this bundle that will not be part of my Exclusive Tutorial.  So even if you have a demonstrator or are a demonstrator I have some neat cards to share with you.

The first card using the technique Faux Illusion.  I did a video on this technique about a year ago, here is the video.  I did the same technique on this card as the video accept I forgot to use Soft Sky Card Stock and I used white, and sponged the Soft Sky on.  Like the video way of doing the sky better.

#autumntrees #thoughtfulbranches #lindabauwin

Isn't this card stunning?  I took the large petal stamp from the Thoughtful Branch Stamp Set and inked in Pumpkin Pie and then sponged on the Garden Green on the stamp and then stamped on the folder.  Like I said this is a must have bundle.

Watch as I share more with this bundle as we count down to August 2.

Do you have a $5 coupon yet?

#buystamps #bonusdays #lindabauwin

Bonus Days are ending this Sunday.  Have you got your $5 coupon?

I know you still have a long list of must haves from the annual catalog, since it just came out.  And now with every $50 you spend you get a $5 coupon off your August purchase.  This first-time ever sale is ending Sunday so act now by placing an order in my Online Store and earn Loyalty Points too.


Stamp Retreat_Linda Bauwin

There are 3 SPOTS LEFT for my August Stamping in the Woods Retreat being held in Northwest Pennsylvania.  Right on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie.  I would sure love for you to join us.  Check out all the details on my calendar.  

Don't delay as I am closing registrations soon, so I will have time to order all the supplies you will need to complete the amazing projects you will be doing.

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Swirly Scribbles Gate Fold Card

  #swirlybird Linda Bauwin

Today's Creative Fold is a Gate Fold Card done with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  You will want to check out the video at the bottom of this post to see how I used the Swirly Bird Stamp Stamp Set to accent the opening on this card.  Remember this comes as a bundle, so you can save 10% when you purchase it that way.

This Swirly Bird Bundle will be my August Stamp of the Month Kit, so you may wish to hold off purchasing it until the Stamp of the Month Kit is released.  That way you can get my tutorial and card kit with your purchase.  This Stamp of the Month Kit will be postponed on the release until the middle of August.  Due to the fact this bundle is currently on back order, because it is so poplar.

But wait look what is being released on August 2!  An Exclusive While Supplies Last or Until August 31 Bundle Thoughtful Branches.

#thoughtbranchesbundle #lindabauwin

And guess what?  I have an EXCLUSIVE FREE TUTORIAL for you.  That's right use Hostess Code YZ3AH4NA when you order your Exclusive Thoughtful Branches Bundle in my Online Store  August 2 and I will send you an Exculsive Tutorial for 5 cards done with this set, plus an adorable box to hold the cards.  Will make the perfect gift.

#thoughtbranchesprice Linda Bauwin



Got to Love Stampin' Up! Bundles

Swirly Bird and Thoughtful Banners Bundles #lindabauwin

Got to love Stampin' Up! Bundles for many reasons.  There is the wonderful 10% discount when buying them and they coordinate so well together. Today's card features two bundle the Swirly Bird and the Thoughtful Banners. Both make card marking a snap.

The Swirly Bird Bundle is going to me next month's Stamp of the Month Kit, but there will be a delay on it's release.  Usually my Stamp of the Month Kits come out the first of the month, this month is not the case, it will be the middle of the month. There are two reasons for that.  First the Swirly Bird Bundle is on back order because of it's popularity.  And secondly Stampin' Up! is releasing a special limited time bundle offer.

Stampin Up Beautiful Branches Thoughtful Thank You Card

On August  2-31 (while supplies)  Purchase the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies and Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set as a bundle and save 10%.  BONUS when you purchase this bundle from me you will get a FREE PDF Tutorial.   It will feature 5 adorable cards using this bundle PLUS a card basket.  Why just purchase this bundle, when you can receive an exclusive PDF Tutorial to help you with your creativity.  More details will be coming.

Please note the words WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Don't be left out order this bundle ASAP so you don't miss out.  Stay tune for more information on my Exclusive PDF Tutorial for this bundle.


More Quick Card Techniques

Aryclic BLock Background Stamping #lindabauwin

Today's card share is another quick card using the Acrylic Block Background Technique that I shared a couple of days ago in a video.  

On this card, I stamped with the Acrylic Block three times to give a layering look for the background.  I used the New In Colors Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy. So in love with these colors.

I used the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge to give some added design to the back of the card.  The flowers come from the Wild About Flowers Set and the words come from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.  And check out the little Butterfly from the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

Just another card to show you don't need a lot to make a beautiful card.

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Faux Background Note Card

#makentakecard3 #lindabauwin

With so much response from cards that are made with few accessories I thought I would share another one.  This one is like the one in yesterday's video.  Just used ink, stamps, and card stock.

Stampin' Up! Note Cards are the perfect item to make quick and easy cards.  I used my Sponge Daubers and a torn piece of copy paper for a masking.  I sponged on the top and bottom of the note card with the Peekaboo Peach Ink.

I then used the Dapper Denim Ink and stamped the verse in the center and the little flower both from the Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set. I then tied a ribbon out of the Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched Ribbon.  That's it quick and fast. 

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Acrylic Block Background

#makentakecard #lindabauwin

Today's' video is a quick note card, featuring ink, stamps and card stock.  When my video on Tuesday went live on how to make a gusset bag just using ink, stamps and card stock I was amazed on how many people contacted me thanking me on sharing the basics.  

The common comment was I don't have room to store all the accessories or I don't have the finances to purchase all the accessories.  Well the great thing is you don't need it all to make stunning card.

Today's card uses Stampin' Up! Note Cards.  They come cut and scored and even with an envelope for only $6.00 for 20.  I simply created a background for a focus point for a flower, using my acrylic block "D".  Yes my acrylic block with no stamp on it.  You could use any of the different sizes of Acrylic Blocks.  I then just added a 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes and you card is ready to go.

I used the Flirty Flamingo and the Dapper Denim inks for my two colors on this card along with the beautiful Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set.

Check out all the details in the video.