Monday Medley #15 - Branch Out

 Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.
Our Autumn weather is starting to make an appearance and with it comes blustery wet days, cooler temperatures, and a desire to snuggle up on the couch with a cozy afghan and a good book. Or three...

This week, I am featuring the set Branch Out.
To say I love this set is an understatement. The tree is such fun to work with and all the little accessories really add to the charm.

My first two cards make use of the tree but I went in two different directions and jumped ahead to Christmas for the second one.

The first card pulls together several neutrals and those autumn colors we all love for a thank you card. I stacked lots of layers together for this one and also used an embossing folder to add a little textural interest along the left edge. 

For the second card, I stamped the tree directly on some snowflake DP from the Fancy Pants Designs Winterland 6x6 collection and used some of my mother's buttons to fill out the branches. This is meant to be a Christmas card even though the tree isn't a traditional pine.

Finally, for the third card, I pulled out that cute little bird house and used that exclusively.
The card is a 3-1/4 x 6-1/4 size with three layers of DP from the My Minds Eye Nostalgia 6x6 collection filling up the center.
I stamped the little birdhouse 4 times in Smoky Slate and then punched them and layered them on 4 coordinating colors. A gem on each one adds a little sparkle and 4 little baker's twine bows finish it all off.

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Have a wonderful week!

Here's the supply list for this week's cards:

S: Branch Out, Small Script, Stampendous: Loopy Bloms
P: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Groovy Guava, Old Olive, Island Indigo, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Bazzill: Chocolate Cream, Natural Ivory, Ivory, Fancy Pants Designs: Winterland DP, My Mind's Eye: Nostalga DP
I: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate
A: ribbon, Scallop border punch, Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls embossing folder, buttons, small and medium oval punche,s 5/8 inch circle punch, 7/8 inch scallop circle punch, bakers twine, gems, foam dimensionals

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