Thursday, July 7, 2016

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop...Featuring Thoughtful Branches!

Welcome to this special Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  I'm so happy you're here...and I'm SUPER excited to be sharing projects featuring the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

 Yes...Thoughtful Branches is an EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED-TIME Bundle...and here's how it works:
  • If you're a Demonstrator...pre-order the bundle (as a demonstrator) during July (7-31) and receive a Bonus Day coupon that you can use toward the Holiday Catalog pre-order during August. 
  • If you're a Customer...enjoy this sneak peek into a new exclusive and limited time stamp set that will be available for purchase next month (August 2-31).
Hmmm...Bonus Day coupon you ask?  Now what would that be?'s another incredible offer from Stampin' Up! of course...and here's the skinny:
  • For every $50  you spend in a single order (before shipping and tax) between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016.
  • For Demonstrators...purchase the Thoughtful Banners Bundle...and/or anything else your heart desires...during pre-order (July 7-31) and use the coupon toward the Holiday Catalog pre-order or any order in August! 
  • For Customers...this is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August (2-31)...or both! that we have all the details out of the way...on to the projects!
I've been inspired toward gifting lately...and gift bags...and this Thoughtful Branches Bundle has so many little elements that just fit for that...for me.  So...that's what I did.  Gift bags...with tags.

It's funny...I was asked once if a gift requires a card or if a tag is good enough.  I think that a tag CAN take the place of a card.  Sometimes...the perfect sentiment says it all...right there on the tag.  The Thoughtful Branches sentiments make wonderful tags...and I am in LOVE with this one.  I hope you feel appreciated...because you are.  A.MA.ZING!

 I started with the sentiments...and built from there...first using some fun elements from the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to create a little tree...including a copper embossed tree trunk and a Vellum Cardstock treetop.  After that I used the little leaf image from the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set to create a black and white frame to anchor the tree...added a few embellishments...and then gave it all a home on a bit of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock.  Finally...I tied everything to a Tag a Bag Gift Bag using Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine.

For the second tag I began with this GORGEOUS flower Thinlits die from the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  If you look'll notice that it's the same amazing die that cut the vellum treetop in my first tag.  
This time...I've cut the die four times in Crushed Curry Cardstock...layered them for a bit of dimension...and then paired it all with the stem and leaves die.  I then added the gold embossed sentiment and leaf and two sweet die cut birds...all from the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.   It's all anchored on Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate...and attached to the Petite Cafe Bag using Linen Thread and a Gold Binder Clip.

Thank you ever so much for joining me and the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team in our hop around the globe in celebration of the new, amazing Thoughtful Branches Bundle!  If you're following from the beginning you've just come from the talented Steffi...and I just know you won't want to miss what Susan has for you next.  It's sure to be amazing!
Oh...and SAVE THE DATE for August 2nd...for another special Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop featuring the Thoughtful Branches Bundle. won't want to miss it! 

As always...

Both projects feature the Stampin' Up! exclusive Thoughtful Branches Bundle (144328) including the Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (143539) and the Beautiful Branches Thinlints Dies (143538).

Currently Available Supplies:
I Hope You Feel Appreciated Gift Bag

Thank You Gift Bag


  1. OMG...Sue, these are too cute for words! Love them both! Hugs!

  2. FABULOUS!! I can't wait to get this ... so beautiful!

  3. Beautiful projects! These are just amazing!

  4. I just want to sit and study all of the fabulous details on these awesome tags! The vellum leaf canopy on the first and the way you've layered the flower petals on the second are so creative and beautiful, Sue!

  5. I love these "full of a story" tags! If I got one of these, I would be so loving drinking in the details of the tags, I would forget all about the package!

  6. Sue, these are amazing!! And now I have to have this bundle. Thanks ;)

  7. Thank you for such inspiring designs, Sue! I love the copper embossed tree trunk and the stylized "tree top" with the doily, etc. Wonderful!