Thoughtful Branches ~ Four Seasons


This limited time only bundle Thoughtful Branches was truly an inspiration all on its own.  I started with the Side-Step Apple Trees design, then having the ring of leaves left on my work table I just couldn’t bring myself to recycle it.  So, after several days I had my “A-ha” moment and saw it as a wreath.  Sweet!  After creating the “Summer” and “Christmas” design I said “well heck I might as well make something for Spring and Fall.  After several days of trial and error I rounded out this  fun Four Season set of designs.  I offered a tutorial which included all four designs to my customers when they purchased the bundle.

I enjoy having a great way to be creative and share what I love.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I had designing them.

I have a sparkly Monday!  Thank you for stopping by today.


STAMPS:  Thoughtful Branches, Thoughtful Banners

  • PAPER:  Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Vellum, Early Espresso, Gold Foil,
  • INK:  VersaMark, Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
  • MARKER:  Real Red
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Layering Circles & Cupcake Cutouts | Thinlits–Thoughtful Branches | 1/4″ Naturals Ribbon–Gold | Emboss Powder–White & Clear


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Fun Hedgehog Using Thoughtful Branches Bundle


My share to today is the second of four cards from my August Pinkstampagne monthly card class.  This cute hedgehog features the Limited Time Thoughtful Branches Bundle and Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here is my take on Judy Stickling’s inspiration I found on Pinterest.  I changed it up a bit by rotating the orientation and changed the sentiment.  Also, after looking at real life hedgehog pics I added the second larger Very Vanilla heart and used the Bow Builder Punch for his ears.  Thank you Judy for such a fun and cute idea.  Great “outside the box” thinking.  He is just too stinkin’ cute and is front and center with this clean and simple design.

CARD BASE:  The card base is Soft Sky layered with Sahara Sand and the mini dots design from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack.

The oval his is mounted on is the largest from the Layering Ovals Framelits in Soft Sky.  To add some (all important) shimmer I spritzed it with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint (vintage). [TIP:  My mixture is 4 oz rubbing alcohol to 24 “drops” of the Shimmer Paint.  This was popped with Dimensionals to add my first layer of  dimension.  Lol!

HEDGEHOG:  His main body is one of the smaller ovals in Crumb Cake.  This is topped with the Tree Trunk with Branches Die in Early Espresso from the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  The trunk was cut away then glued to the main body.  The ears are the tail piece from the Bow Builder punch in Crumb Cake cut in half.  The face is two smaller hearts from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits in Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.  The feet are a 1/2″ Circle cut in half. All the Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla pieces were sponged with Crumb Cake ink.  His body, small heart face and feet were popped with Dimensionals to add another layer of dimension.  Sweet!  His eyes and nose are clear embossed Basic Black 1/4″ Circles attached with small glue dots.

SENTIMENT:  The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  It is also stamped in Crumb Cake ink.  Then punched with Classic Label punch to size.  This is layered onto Soft Sky and Sahara Sand pieces punched from the same Classic Label punch.  AND guess what???  This is popped with Dimensionals as well.  [grin]

Hey, thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great Monday!  Until next time……Happy Stamping!


  • STAMP:  Thoughtful Banners
  • PAPER:  Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • INK:  Crumb Cake, VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–1/2″ & 1/4″ Circles, Bow Builder, Classic Label | Framelits–Layering Ovals, Sweet & Sassy (Hearts) | Thinlits–Thoughtful Branches | Shimmer Paint–Frost White (Vintage)


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Thoughtful Branches – Limited-time Bundle!!!

2016-08 Thoughtful Branches

2016-08 Thoughtful Branches Promo 1

2016-08 Thoughtful Branches Promo 2

2016-08 Thoughtful Branches Promo 3

Hey, have you heard about the exclusive, limited-time bundle you can get right now?  What???  You can order the Thoughtful Branches bundle between August 2 and 31, 2016 while supplies last.  If you are trying to remember what else is going on during August, that’s also when you can redeem the Bonus Days coupon codes you earned last month.  And yes, that means you can use your coupons when you order the Thoughtful Branches bundle.  Sweet!

This limited-time bundle is only available this month while supplies last, so don’t wait too long to order yours!

Use the VIP Host Code FAPKTV3R and get an Exclusive Tutorial featuring 4  seasonal Thoughtful Branches projects (“Carol” originals) you won’t see anywhere else!  Already have the bundle?  I am offering the tutorial only for just $7.

Check out this Pinterest Board with lots of samples