rustic branches wreath
rustic branches branch

rustic branches leaf border

So, today is my birthday (33!) and I can't think of a better gift than my first stamp set being released this week! I will be celebrating this weekend at a stamping retreat with some of my closest stamping friends and I am so excited to bring my set with and share with them first hand.

Today I wanted to share projects that I created using the leaf border image from the Rustic Branches set...


The leaf border is designed to connect end to end to create longer borders for your projects. I have said it many times before, but I have to say it again. I truly love how clear stamps take the guess work out of lining up the images. Just look through and stamp - so easy.


I added the leaf border outline, berry border, and berry border outline to complete my border image.


To finish off my card, I added the sentiment "joy to you" to my image and then added some Pure Poppy grosgrain ribbon with stitched on buttons to the bottom.


This is another simple design - perfect when you want to create a bunch for your holiday card sending.

I think that the leaf border image is one of the most versatile in the set. You already have seen how it works to make a background pattern on my project from the 10th (and it won't be the last time you see me use it for that) and here are a couple more examples of what else you can do with the leaf border:


Here's a scrapbook page where I extended the border into a frame (which gives me more ideas of things I want to "frame" with the leaves)...


And on this sweet little card I used the border as stems for some button flowers. You could use a variety of floral images, punch outs, etc. at the top of the stem!

Today, Nichole and Lisa are sharing more about Lisa's new set, Remember, on their blogs. Make sure to stop over and check them out!

And thank you again for stopping by today!


Joy to you Leaf Border Card

Stamps: Rustic Branches (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink), Always Artichoke craft (Stampin’ Up!), black

Cardstock: white, kraft (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Pure Poppy grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink), buttons, linen thread, dimensionals

Bemidji Bog Walk Scrapbook Page

Stamps: Rustic Branches, Simple Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), black, white pigment

Cardstock: white, kraft, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Super circle punch (Marvy), 1” circle punch (EK Success), sewing machine/thread


Love Flower Card

Stamps: Rustic Branches, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Always Artichoke (Stampin’ Up!), black, white pigment

Cardstock: kraft. Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Lemon Tart stitched ribbon (Papertrey Ink), buttons, linen thread, dimensionals