Stampin’ Up! Limited-Time Offer – Thoughtful Branches

Jeannine Tarrio, Thoughtful Branches Teacher's card

From August 2nd to August 31st you can order Stampin' Up!'s exclusive, limited-time bundle, Thoughtful Branches, and you can use your bonus coupons towards the purchase price!  

Here is one of the cards I made with the bundle:

Jeannine Tarrio teacher's  Thoughtful Branches card

You could use as a teacher thank you card, get well, thinking of You, well you get it, you can use the set for almost anything, even Christmas.  I will be featuring items made with the bundle in my posts this month,  not to mention sneak peeks of items from the new Holiday catalog which you can order starting September 1st!


Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle


Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle 144328
Price: $52.00

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Thank you. Thinking of you. I'm here for you. We have the words that you want to say. Stamp what you feel, then add a tranquil tree to complement your thoughts.
* Quantity: 23 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d, e, h

Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies
* 9 dies
* Largest piece: 3" x 3-1/2" (7.6 x 8.9 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed dies

More Thoughtful Branches card ideas this week.

Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss – BooHoo!

The 2014-2016 In-Colors are leaving soon and currently are orderable while supplies last. So if you want them, you'll want to order before Stampin' Up! runs out.

I know I am going to miss these two 2014-2016 In-Colors the most: Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss. I paired them with Stampin' Up!'s Market Fresh stamp set for today's card.

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Market Fresh Thank You


I did this card last fall and it was a case of a card that I saw on the Hawaii Incentive trip.

The Versatile Thankful Forest Friends Stamp Set

Have you checked out  Thankful Forest Friends stamp set on page 43 of  Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Catalog?  There are so many possibilities for this set.  You could make a baby card, children's  and masculine birthday cards, fall cards, etc. Below is a  card I made using the set when I first played with it.

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up!  Maine Thankful Forest Friends

Thankful Forest Friends

We made the above card at my September club class.

Stamps: Thankful Forest Friends #139723, $18.00 – clear mount Holiday Catalog Page 43
Cardstock: Whisper White Thick (card base), Old Olive, Whisper White(stamped images)
Ink:  Memento Black;  Markers – Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.
Accs: Big Shot, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #139673, $8.50 HC page 39


July Maine Stampers Team Meeting

At our July Maine Stampers meeting we worked on our swap cards for Stampin' Up!'s convention which starts today.  Below are some of our swap cards as well as a few of the ones brought for show n tell:

Stampin' Up! Convention swaps Bethany Crummett Jeannine Tarrio

Bethany’s swap card

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Patricia Greenlaw swaps

Pat’s Swaps

Maine Stampers Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up!

Show N Tell

Jeannine Tarrio Maine Stampers Meeting July

Show N Tell

July Maine Stampers Jeannine Tarrio SUO

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Maine Stampers

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Regienna Grant

Show N Tell

Stampin' Up! SUO Jeannine Tarrio

Show N Tell

I love everyone's creativity.   Some of the cards above are convention swaps for Bethany, Pat, and Carol M-C.  Others are Show N Tell cards from Regina, and Carol O.
Tomorrow my swap cards.

Another Simple, Quick, and Easy Card

I used Stampin' Up!'s English Garden Designer Series Paper and the tear and flip method to create the background.  Simply take a piece of Designer Series Paper and tear it across about 2/3's of the way down and simply flip the bottom 1/3 piece over and glue to Crumb Cake cardstock base. Stamp and punch your sentiment and layer on another punched piece of cardstock and adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Tie a ribbon around front of card and you are done.

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio English Garden Birthday

Now in case you are wondering how I tied the ribbon to the front without tying the card closed, look closely at the left hand side.  I used the flower punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to create a small slot in the folded side of the card to thread my ribbon through to the front side.  If you look at the Itty Bitty flower punch, you will see one of the petal ends is pretty square and that is the one I used to create the slot.

Below are some of the cards made with friends last month using this technique and Carol showed us how to make flowers using Stampin; Up!'s new cotton paper:

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator


Jeannine Tarrio English Garden Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Stamping Friends Cards Jeannine Tarrio

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Garden in Bloom

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Butterfly Kisses – Sending Wishes Your Way

Does anyone remember the song Butterfly Kisses?  Well, when I created my butterfly wishes card for my May clubs, the first thing that came to mind, was the song Butterfly Kisses. It also reminds me of spring, something I definitely want to see after our long, cold, snowy New England winter!!!

Butterfly Wishes Butterfly Kisses Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Maine

Happy spring everyone.