Bashful Inspirations

Stampin up branch out mojo monday

 Welcome to another fabulous Mojo Monday sketch (MOJOJANETTE) designed by Mojo Maker Janette Olen.  Tomorrow (8/23 at 7 a.m. CST) I'll have the final sketch of Julee Tilman's 100th sketch celebration . . . AND it's my turn to do a Mojo Sketch.  Woo hoo! Stay tuned for MOJOMARY and be ready to play along.


Stampin up branch out inspiration My inspiration for today's card came from this little notebook I picked up at the office supply store while shopping for my daughter's school supplies.  I love the subtle contrast of blue and white, especially the heat embossed silhouette of the white tree. 

DON'T FORGET!  Branch Out (a top seller) is not in the catalog but IS available.  Click here for the complete Stampin' Up! Dormant Stamp List.

TIP #1:  The Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder partnered with my Big Shot to produce the pretty textured background.  Such a "wow" factor.

TIP #2:  The simple addition of Bashful Blue Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap adds a delicious, coordinated polish.

Please leave me a comment at the end of this post if you have any
questions on the details of this card.  I'll update your comment with
the answer!

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Stampin up pendant park hello Stamp Set:  Branch Out (113200), Pendant Park (115456, sentiment)
Paper:  Bashful Blue (105120), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406), VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (115964), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Trio Flower Punch (109183), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (109111, Ice), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), White Embossing Powder (109132)
Envelope:  Bashful Blue Designer Series (112151), Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)


  1. Linda Callahan

    Soft and beautiful……….

  2. Very nice Mary – and just my style – elegant and simple. I have been a fan of DSP paper in the envelope flap for a few months now but the outside is just as nice.

  3. colleen kramer

    Breathtaking! I’ve not been a big fan of bashful blue, but this opens a whole new world of possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I love blue and white.. so soothing.. But how did you do the tree?

    Hi Connie: The tree is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Thanks for your question. Hugs, M

  5. Leonie Newman

    Mary , this is beautiful!!!!
    will have to adapt the stamp & make this for one of my sisters.. she is a blue girl (australia S.U catalogue doesnt have the same as you girls do)

  6. A photo tutorial will be fine…….I really appreciate you doing that…and I love all that you do….pat

  7. Short and sweet, that’s what I like. You did good. Beautiful card. That set is one of my favorites as well, why would STampin Up make it dormant?

  8. Great card Mary! I love the way your designs are so simple and elegant. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  9. Love the simple color combo, it works so well here. And the DSP on the envelope is a great finishing touch.

  10. Oh how beautiful. I love the softness of the blue and white. The Circle Rhinestons brads add elegants to the card.

  11. Oh how beautiful. I love the softness of the blue and white. The Circle Rhinestons brads add elegants to the card.

  12. Your card is GEORGOUS!!! You are so incredibly talented! I love looking at your’s a daily ritual..yup just like having a morning cup of coffee.


  13. Colleen Moreland

    I love it Mary. The colors are great. Those colors would make a beautiful baby card too.
    It is so soft and nice.
    Good job as always.

  14. Mary, I love the embossed white on the blue CS! It is very fresh! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my blog and say hi: !
    Have a wonderful day,

  15. I love the fresh look of this card. The little flower that you added on to the circle is my favorite. Keep stamping

  16. I, too, would be very interested in a tutorial on how you do the envelope flaps. I mean, I can trace and cut, but they never look as crisp and neat as yours do — so I would definitely welcome any pointers!

    I love the card! I’d have to say Branch Out is one of my favorite sets of all time, and you’ve done it proud here.

  17. Such a sweet card. Bashful Blue is one of my favorite colors in the SU line. Thanks for blessing my day.

  18. Lovely card Mary. I wish you would do a video on how you do your envelopes…..pat

    Hi Pat:

    How about a photo tutorial on adding DP to the flap? It’s quite easy and the step by step photos would be quicker to produce. I might get nervous with the scissors trying to cut and video at the same time. I appreciate your feedback.

    Hugs, M

  19. Beautiful card, Mary! I love the blue and white! So fresh!

  20. Todays blue and white card was like a breath of fresh air! So simple and lovely. I plan to CASe that right away! TFS~~

  21. OH that is so beautiful! This is my FAV set! EVER! I really do love it 🙂

  22. I love this Mary! What a great inspiration piece. It’s so soft and delicate looking. Very crisp and clean too. Love it!!!

    Enjoy your day!

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