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I made a third Easter card using the Ginkgo Biloba image found in the Beautifully Braided stamp set, but this card can be used for any occasion like “thinking of you” or a masculine birthday card (which always seem to be a challenge for me). There are some really nice sentiment stamps that come with this set, like ” Your smile brightens my day”.  There is also a coordinating Braided Border Punch, which can be purchased separately or as a bundle with the stamp set.  I really hope this set and coordinating punch make it into the 2020 Annual Catalog!

The focal image is a lovely ginkgo leaf, which is large and fills most of the space on a card front, which I love.  I got this layout idea from another demonstrator (sorry, I have lost her name; if it is you please take credit in the Comments section).  I made a few changes to make the design my own.

I used the Stamparatus to make the card, which saved me a lot of time since I was making multiples of this design.  Love that tool!

Products I used are:

  • Stamps: Beautifully Braided (Occasions Catalog #151637).  Bundled with the Braided Border Punch #153821
  • Paper: Pear Pizzazz; Gold Foil; Whisper White
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz; Stampin’ Blends – Light Pear Pizzazz, Dark Pineapple Punch and Light Soft Suede
  • Other: Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Occasions Catalog #151193); Stamparatus; Tombow Liquid Glue

Like this image?  You can purchase the Beautifully Braided stamp set and Braided Border Punch through my Stampin’ Up! store at

And if you like this card let me know in the comment section below