Gorgeous Ginkgo Branch By the Bay Cards for the Stampin' Up! Creative Cardiology Team April 2023 Retiring Favorites Blog Hop

8:00 AM Jessica Brigden 4 Comments


Welcome to our Creative Cardiology Team April 2023 Blog Hop!  Since both the 2022-2023 Annual & Jan - Apr 2023 Mini Catalogs are retiring in less than a week we wanted to take one last opportunity to share a few of our last chance retiring favorite items with you.  

Three of my favorite last chance retiring items are the Ginkgo Branch Dies, By the Bay Designer Series Paper, and Fine Shimmer Paper.  Together they make the most beautiful cards!  
And they're on sale now too!  The Ginkgo Branch Dies are 60% off and both the By the Bay DSP and Fine Shimmer Paper are 20% off.
The Ginkgo Branch Bundle was actually one of my first purchases from the January -April 2023 Mini Catalog.  Unfortunately, the stamp set has already sold out, but the dies really are the best part anyways - and they're on sale 60% off!  I love the way the gold Fine Shimmer Paper looks when die cut with the Ginkgo Branch dies!  By adhering a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Fine Shimmer Paper before die cutting it makes it incredibly easy to adhere to your project.
The By the Bay Designer Series Paper is so pretty with its watercolor washes and pops of Gold Foil!  
It makes a truly versatile background for cards of any occasion.
Which variation of the card is your favorite - the lighter background or the dark?
Be sure to leave me a comment below!

Card Base 4-1/4" x 11"; score at 5-1/2" and fold
DSP Layer 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Cardstock Layer 3" x 4-1/4" die cut with Deckled Rectangle Dies
Adhesive Sheet cut to 3" x 4" and adhered to back of Fine Shimmer Paper
Gold Fine Shimmer Paper Layer 3" x 4" die cut with Ginkgo Branch Dies

Thank you for visiting my blog www.jessbcreativecardiology.com.  I hope you enjoyed my gorgeous Ginkgo Branch By the Bay cards.  Please click on the links below to visit the blogs of my Creative Cardiology Team and see what fun last chance favorites they've chosen to share with you too.

We'd love to have you join our Stampin' Up! Creative Cardiology Team too!  Select $125 product of your choice for just $99 + tax.  Shipping on your custom kit is free and you'll even receive a surprise Paper Pumpkin past kit.  Visit https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?dbwsdemoid=2009376 to join today!  If you have any questions at all please reach out to me and I'll be happy to answer them and assist you your creative journey. 

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  1. Very pretty awesome colors too!

  2. Both cards are beautiful! The gold ginkgo against the dark background really pops!

  3. Love that die! I'm with Kim I think the dark background really pops but love them both.

  4. I love that paper.