Monday, May 28, 2012

Tree-MEN-dous Annabelle Stamps!

A few weeks ago, I had the great honor of winning a prize from CAS-ual Fridays - a gift card from Annabelle Stamps.  I had seen and bookmarked cards using Annabelle Stamps but had never ordered anything because it is an Australian company, and after all, I figured I have a lot of options that don't require international postage!! But my prize caused me to look closer and I AM IMPRESSED!  I ordered well more than my prize amount and I already have a second order planned when a few of their sets are back in stock.

Check out this tree (I've used it as a branch).  I love the curves of the branches and I love the variety of solid and outlined leaves.  As I browsed all of the stamp sets at Annabelle stamps, they each had this touch of uniqueness.


Tree-MEN-dous

The other sets that I got are holiday related but I do hope to show you more soon.

FYI - it's hard to see, but the clear button is backed by a piece of the same dsp but in green.

I did this card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  (Wasn't it perfect that I ordered a set called "Tree-MEN-dous - and the CAS-ual Friday challenge was masculine cards??!!)



But...this is not the first card that I did for this week's challenge.  I had a card up and ready to go on Friday but then I read the fine print of the challenge and it requires using designer paper.  No designer paper on this card!  (But I did use my new addiction - my hexagon dies!)


Tree-MEN-dous

  • Stamps: Annabelle Stamps Tree-MEN-dous
  • Paper: first card: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Green Tea Leaves dsp, Ripe Avocado
  • Ink: first card: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado; second card: Stampin' UP Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink woodgrain impression plate, misc buttons and twine

15 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE both of your cards!!! We gotta get together really soon....I am off of work for the summer after my half day tomorrow.....yippee!!!!

Allisa said...

Love both of your cards. The Dad sign is great. Your button and twine bow combination really make both of the cards!

Jenny said...

These are both awesome Kim, love the tree as a branch. I'm going to have to take the plunge and order too, they're stamps are just brilliant.
So good to see you using your prize for another CASual Fridays challenge, thanks for playing along with us again :0)
Jenny x

Arlene said...

LOVE both of these cards Kim! These are simply brilliant cards. :)

Lisa said...

GET OUT!!! Love the tree as a limb Kim, SO CUTE!! Love both cards ;)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Ok, both of your cards are fabulous! Love the clean deails and that hexagon die just went on my "must-have list. The "grass" and the "hanging" sign are such fun details. :)

Gayatri said...

Wow! Awesome cards. Love both of them. Perfect masculine cards. Thanks so much for playing with us @ CAS-ual Friday!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Both cards are gorgeous and the stamps are well worth the International postage that you had to pay. :)

Bonnie said...

This die makes a great aperture and I love the woodgrain embossing with the stamped tree branch. No decorative paper needed here!

Bonnie said...

I like the first card too although the second is my favorite. This is a gorgeous branch.

Viv said...

Two fab cards Kim :) Viv xx

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Love them both, Kim! I especially love the woodgrain embossed look on your second card - such a perfect card for a man.

Debby said...

I loved your first card and then as I scrolled down - BONUS - another beauty! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Stephanie Washburn said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards! Love the soft summer feel of them! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Aileen said...

Well done on your win, it was well deserved! Love both your cards. The tree as a branch is awesome. x