Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop: Thoughtful Branches

It's time for a Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop! This is a new set that will be available on August 2nd for you to purchase. It also has a set of coordinating thinlits, which make it super easy to cut out! I have a feeling you are going to love this versatile set after hopping with us!

When I first saw the big tree in this set, I thought it would look great with a big sunburst behind it. I also just got the fringe scissors, and they made perfect grass.

For my next card, I wanted to do something with one of the smaller images, a leaf. I brayered a few different colors onto my cardstock with our fabulous new foam brayer and then stamped my sentiment, along with the leaf image all around it. That was kind of boring so I die cut the sentiment out with a circle die, added some beautiful bronze twine behind it and popped the sentiment up with some dimensionals. Much better! 

Probably my favorite image in this set is the three little trees. There is a dotted stamped that makes great leaves! I had to try this one out next. I did some more brayering on this card, along with some clear Wink of Stella to make the leaves pop . 

I always ask my hubby, Brett, which card is his favorite, and he chose this last one. He was so cute. He said "This must be a Christmas in July card." So he does listen when I'm blabbing away about my cardmaking! He's a keeper for sure. 😊

Well, that's all for this hop. Next time I will be hopping with you from my new home in Tennessee. I can't wait! Thanks for stopping by. Click on the links below to continue on with the hop!

Blog Roll:
  1. Yapha Mason
  2. Bronwyn Eastley
  3. Heidi Baks
  4. Shana Gaff
  5. Holly Krautkremer
  6. Sue Plote
  7. Tanya Boser
  8. Bruno Bertucci
  9. Holly Stene
  10. Kelly Kent
  11. Debra Burgin
  12. Linda Callahan
  13. Mike Funke


  1. My goodness Shana - such wonderful cards. All fabulous inspiration and I'll be saving this for later!!! Kelly x

  2. PS, The second card is a clear favourite for me and I'm CASEing this one straight away!!!

  3. Wow what a gorgeous collection! You have shown off this set beautifully!

  4. Gorgeous, all gorgeous xox thankyou for sharing these fabulous projects with us Shana, you rock honey!!


  5. Such gorgeous cards, Shana! I love the fall leaves ones!

  6. Beautiful projects! I love the clean masculine look of #3. The first one is so sunny and happy!

  7. Gorgeous examples and they all show just how versatile this set is. I'm kinda drawn to the first one as my favourite - such a cheery scene.

  8. Shana - these projects are great! I love the autumn card.

  9. Shana, you sure showed how versatile this set is! LOve the ”For You“ card!

  10. I agree with your husband! The twine is the perfect touch!

  11. Gorgeous Gorgeous love all the different cards you really show cased this set!