One of the sets releasing this month is called Pine Blossom and it is absolutely gorgeous! And maybe my favorite part is that the foliage can look like pine boughs or cosmos foliage, so you can use it any time of year! I tried out several different color variations while playing with this set and I'm totally going to use these stamps well into spring and beyond!
Next, I stamped the sentiment from Pine Blossom onto the Nordic Frame and adhered it to the card base with foam tape. I love that the color of the card base peeks out from the tiny diamond negative cuts on the frame.
My second card uses the new Berry Branch Stencil and Inside & Out Berry Branch Die. The Inside & Out die is super clever! In one pass you are able to die cut several leafy and berry branches along with a beautifully delicate outline shape. I've used the solid parts on my card and the outline on my final project below.
Last up, I have a handful of tags to share. You remember that totally ingenious Speed Tagging collection that came out last month? Well, prepare to be thrilled! Betsy is releasing Speed Tagging Prints paper to make your holiday tags even easier! Each pack includes two pages each of three separate patterns so you have tons of beautiful designs from which to choose.
I die cut one of each of the sheets and picked a handful to embellish with some quick stamping and die cuts.
I wanted to amp up the botanical angle, so I took an Inside & Out Berry Branch die cut and tied it to the back of the tag with my crochet thread. Not using any adhesive allows the branch to move freely as the tag moves on my package.
One other quick note about my projects in the next couple of days: I was super fortunate to win a full set of the new Pinkfresh ink cubes recently. I've had several people ask about them and whether I like them, so I decided to dedicate this release to getting to know these inks. I used them almost exclusively on my projects (the only exceptions were specialty inks like Versamark and white pigment). I'll make sure to share my thoughts at the end of tomorrow's post.
Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on these lovely ladies to see how they're using this month's mini release to celebrate winter and I'll see you back here again tomorrow!
Sending My Thanks Card
Merry Christmas Card
Speed Tagging Christmas Tags