Monday, March 4, 2024


This week I will be featuring a beautiful new bundle from the January - April Mini Catalog.  It is called Thoughtful Expressions, and while the images in the stamp set are beautiful, the dies in this bundle are why I really purchased it.

Check out the Product List below to see the awesome dies in this bundle.  As is typical, there are dies that coordinate with the images, but I absolutely love the layering shapes dies.  

The Hummingbird is so much fun to color with Stampin' Blends.  I just grabbed several different colors and started playing.  

I used a die from Perennial Postage for the background die cut.  The die cut behind the Hummingbird was die cut with a Thoughtful Expressions die and then embossed with the Layered Florals Embossing folder.  The flower was made with another die from Thoughtful Expressions.  I die cut two flowers from Daffodil Delight cardstock and then layered them with a slight rotational offset.

A gold bow from Simply Elegant Trim and a Faceted Gem add a bit of sparkle.  Every card needs a little sparkle!

The sentiment from Thoughtful Expressions would be appropriate for many different occasions.  Since I wasn't sure how I would ultimately use it, I left the inside blank.  But I didn't want the inside to look forgotten, so I used a technique that I've seen Brandy Cox use many times and often admired--layers of Basic White cardstock.  The larger mat was die cut with the same Perennial Postage Die as was used on the front and then an additional layer of Basic White was added over it.  

For all the details including dimensions, step-by-step directions and a list of products used, please download a copy of the tutorial found at this link.

For more information or to purchase any product, click on the image in the list below.

Product List

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