New products are sometimes a challenge for me – what do I play with first??? I WANT to create with everything right now, and well, that’s just not possible. So, one step (sometimes baby) at a time. This is another card using the Beauty of The Earth DSP and the Beauty of Friendship bundle (includes Beautiful Trees Dies). This DSP stirred my soul, my inner self. I have a thing for trees. I wasn’t sure about this set but… I’m in love with the whole bit! here’s my card.

Beauty of Friendship, Masculine – #1

Isn’t this paper beautiful? And that fun tree image in the center is on the other side of this beautiful shaded green paper – in the Beauty of the Earth DSP. The focal image is adhered to a Bumblebee panel slightly larger and put on dimensionals. I adhered the large sheet of the shaded green DSP to a Mossy Meadow panel, again slightly larger than the DSP. Before adhering it I wrapped Linen Thread around three times and secured to the back with Seal+, then covered that with tape so it didn’t move. I put dimensionals on this large panel and adhered it to the Thick Basic White slimline card. Then the tree panel (with dimensionals on the back) was centered and attached over the Linen Thread. I toyed with putting more ‘stuff’ on the front, sentiment or rhinestones, but I really liked it very simple.

How cute is that little bush and the cardinals? The bush is a die cut from the Beautiful Trees Dies using another one of the papers in the Beauty of the Earth DSP pack. The birds are another die in this set. I ran a Real Red scrap through the Subtle Embossing Folder (retiring May 3) and then die cut them, adhered them to the bush with liquid glue then attached the bush to the inside of the card also with liquid glue.

Beauty of Friendship, Masculine – #3

This envelope was one left over from a pack I bought some time ago and I thought it would look great with this particular card. I covered the flap with more of the same shaded green Beauty of the Earth DSP and then stamped this gorgeous tree in Early Espresso ink, changing the heights of the tree as I stamped. That funny sideways line is from sitting in my drawer and it shows the seam of the envelope – ugh. Despite that I still love this finished project!

Now I want to show you the stamp set and dies of this stunning bundle…

You might remember my post from yesterday – I used this same set (see? I couldn’t stop playing – and this is only the beginning!) Yesterday’s post used the same tree and one of the rectangles for the sentiment panel. I’ll definitely be back sharing more projects with this stunning suite. – It’s called Beauty of the the Earth Suite.

Products for todays project are from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog which ends May 3, and from the new 21-22 Annual Catalog which goes live to customers May 4. Products for todays card may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Card cuts for the slimline card:

  • Basic White Thick card stock 7 x 8, scored on short side at 3 1/2
  • Mossy Meadow card stock 3 3/8 x 7 7/8
  • Bumblebee card stock 1 3/8 x 3 11/16
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP 3 1/4 x 7 3/4; 1 1/4 x 3 9/16 (tree panel) + envelope flap + bush (1 3/4 x 2)
  • Real Red scrap run through the Subtle Embossing Folder

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