Thoughtful Branches

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A pretty card for any occasion with a bases of Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry….a little bit of DSP added for interest….and of course…our cardinal at the base of the tree!

Paper Needed:

Cut Base Card Stock Pieces:
*Card Base: Whisper White 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
*Rich Razzleberry Base Layer 5 1/4 X 4
*Old Olive Layer 5 X 3 3/4
*Whisper White Layer 4 3/4 X 3 1/2
*Whisper White for stamped image 3 1/2 X 3/12
*Sahara Sand for Tree base 3 1/2 X 3 1/2
*Rich Razzleberry Frame 2X2
*DSP Frame Layer 1 3/4 X 1 3/4


  1. Using your Big Shot, cut out tree base using a 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 square of Sahara Sand Stock
  2. Stamp Leaves in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White (suggest 3 1/2 X 3 1/2)
  3. Stamp over leaves with dots stamp from Thoughtful Branches in RIch Razzleberry
  4. Cut out leaves stamp using your Big Shot and your Beautiful Branches Thinlet Dies
  5. Adhere leaves to tree base using your Fine Tip Glue Pen
  6. Cut out Bird using Beautiful Branches Thinlit in Real Red
  7. Using snail, adhere DSP frame cut outs to Rich Razzleberry frame pieces
  8. Stamp in Old Olive wave layers to Whisper White Base for “grass”
  9. Add sentiment in Old Olive to right of tree
  10. Using snail, adhere frames to Whisper White layer (4 3/4 X 3 1/2)
  11. Stamp small bird (beak facing to the right) in Real Red. Cut out using Beautiful Branches Thinlets. Add red bird cut out (use black pen to add detail for eyes, etc) to left of tree or position where you like
  12. Using snail, adhere Whisper White Base to Old Olive Base
  13. Using snail, adhere Old Olive Base to Rich Razzleberry Base
  14. Using snail, add Rich Razzleberry base to Whisper White Card Base

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The 2017-8 Catalog is Here!!!

Hi There Stampers!

The new catalog has been out for a few days now!  What fun products and the new In Colors—Oh la la!!!


Check out the video below for a quick snap shot of the fun you can experience with the 2017-8 Stampin Up product releases!

Join me in the fun of creating projects that can be used for all occasions…..And…if you are interested in products or any instruction/classes, feel free to reach out to me!

Thanks and enjoy Stampin!

Mary Beth “MB” Guzzo




Paisley & Posies



Paisley & Posies REV2

This card features the Paisley & Petals family of products highlighting the Copper Foil Sheets and Copper Embossing Powder.

Paper needed:

* Card Base Very Vanilla 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″
* Mint Macaroon 4″ X 5 1/4″
* Copper Foil Sheet 2″ X 5″
* Paisley & Petals DSP 1 1/2″ X 4 1/2″

  1. Instructions:
  2. Fold the Very Vanilla card base in half
  3. Adhere Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP to Copper Base
  4. Adhere Copper Base to Mint Macaroon
  5. Prepare Mint Macaroon paper with Embossing Buddy.
  6. Stamp Sentiment with Versa Mark.
  7. Pour Copper Embossing Powder over stamped sentiment.
  8. “Knock Off” gently the excess Copper Embossing Powder
  9. Use Heat Tool to set embossing powder. Ensure that the embossing powder melts all the way and run over lightly to remove bubbles and acquire a smooth finish.
  10. Adhere copper and DSP paper to top (1/4″ from top) of Mint Macaroon with snail.
  11. Cut out leaf in Copper Foil Sheet. Adhere to left side card (with fine tip glue) at an angle and with leaf tilting up and to the left. Position the leaf base about an inch from the left.
  12. Using the an 8 1/2 inch piece of Mint Macaroon ribbon and a thick marker, tie at 3/4 if the way down around the marker and knot it. Slide the ribbon off the marker.
  13. Cut the loop of the ribbon at an angle of our ties.
  14. Adhere the ribbon to the back side of your Mint Macaroon base with glue dots.
  15. Adhere the Mint Macaroon card to the Very Vanilla Card Base.

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