Saturday, May 16, 2009

Branching Out

When I first saw the Branch Out stamp set in the 2009 Stampin' Up! catalog, I knew I had to have it. I also knew that the first tree I would make would be a pink tree just like the Japanese cherry tree that flowered outside my bedroom window every Spring while I was growing up. So, here is my card:

I stamped the tree on Stampin' Up Naturals White card stock. I like how the tiny flecks of color in the card stock complements nature stamps. I knew I wanted to put a sentiment on the card but stamping on the card stock near the tree just didn't work for me. That's when I decided to stamp on the ribbon. I tied the ends of the ribbon together with brown twine to complete the woodsy feel.

I found these cute, clear boxes at Papertrey Ink and used them to package a matching set of note cards to give to Melissa's religion teacher.

Here's a link to see the boxes up close:

Ingredients: Stampin' Up! card stock (kraft, pink pirouette, naturals white, chocolate chip); stamps --Stampin' Up! Branch Out, Technique Tuesday Simple Sentiments; ink -- Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette, Anna Griffin Brown, Versa Magic Dew Drop Tea Leaves; ribbon and twine from my stash.

1 comment:

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Wow, this is really lovely Linda! Great set of cards!!