Rooted in Nature

We are all trying to get out a bit more and spend a little more time with the great outdoors so today I thought I’d share some cards made with the Rooted in Nature stamps and Nature’s Root Dies. This bundle is super for year round cards, masculine cards and more since it is filled with some wonderful sentiments.

This first card is done in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.

It also uses the Woodland Embossing Folder (152881) to create some texture along with the Braided Linen Trim (147808).

This next card uses the same Braided Linen trim but this time teams it up with some layering.

First the leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron Classic Ink. Then slice of tree is stamped in Soft Suede and is fussy cut with Paper Snips. A little sponging along the edges not only adds depth but also helps hide the edges. It’s popped up along with the top set of leaves. And of course, one of my favorite punches is used for the sentiment. The Triple Banner Punch (138292) is one that I reach for over and over again, so it is a great addition to your collection.

And here is a great monochromatic card – a classic color choice of black and white never fails to impress.

A little sparkle is added with our Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897).

And finally this last card is packed with a lot of texture.

It uses our Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (152320) along with the oak tree image which has been colored with our Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers for a cool effect.

So what do you think? Does it inspire you? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?


Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature (146482)

Accessories: Nature’s Roots Dies (151786), Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (152320) and Woodland Embossing Folder (152881)

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Free as a Bird Thank You

I’ve become quite the bird watcher over the years here in Clarkesville, enjoying the hunt for just the right bird in my book as I learned about them. My son built some bluebird boxes years ago and they now dot our fence line around our house – we’ve been lucky enough to have at least a couple of them being used each season that I can watch as I sip coffee in the morning through out the nesting season.

So today’s card was created using the Bird Ballard Suite of products found on pages 90-92 of the 2019 Annual Catalog. The suite is filled with wonderful water colored images and soft colors which is right up my alley.

And since this set is perfect for coloring I reached for my Stampin’ Blends and started to create my own little bluebird.

While I was at it I figured I’d whip up a tutorial for you – so I’ve made a quick video and PDF so you can make some too if you want.

Free as Bird Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Free as Bird Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

Why not give it a try and make one yourself? What type of bird are you planning to color?


Stamp Set: Free as a Bird (*149468)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Calypso Coral (144045), Pool Party (144605) and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144601)

Paper: Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper (149592), Whisper White Thick (140272), Calypso Coral (122925) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Triple Banner Punch (138292) and Layering Circles Dies (141705)

*Free as a Bird Bundle (151123)

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Sale-a-bration Counts down with a new Hello Cupcake Tutorial

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The Hello Cupcake stamp set (Sale-a-bration 149714) is one of my favorites – big, bold and fun, it makes cards easy to create with endless options. For this card I used the colors that were in the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper to inspire me.

Here is a quick Video and PDF Tutorial for you. You can find the complete supply list below.

Hello Cupcake Sweet Treats Card Video Tutorial

Hello Cupcake Sweet Treats Card Tutorial PDF

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Stamp Set: Hello Cupcake (Sale-a-bration 149714)

Inks: Melon Mambo (147051/115662), Early Espresso (147114/119789), Gorgeous Grape (147099/147164) and Coast Cabana Classic Ink (147097/131164)

Paper: How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (148568), Gorgeous Grape (146987), Blushing Bride (131198), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Detailed Trio Punch (146320) and Banner Triple Punch (138292)

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