Today I have two of my most favorite sets from this release to share with you!  Nesting by Asela Hopkins and The Giving Tree by Theresa Momber!

First up is Nesting by Asela Hopkins. I knew right away when I saw this set what I wanted to do with it…..and then I promptly forgot when I sat down with the set!   I ended up making two cards once I remembered though!  Anyway, this was the first card I made (I’ll save the other for the release party!)   I love that the images are so detailed and lovely that they can be stamped and left to stand on their own!  You can color them, of course!  But they look beautiful on their own as well!  I know the nest in this set has eggs in it, but I really wanted to do some masking with the egg trio.  The nest was a bit too small for all 3 eggs, so I didn’t ink one of them up.  Then I used a post-it to cover the eggs an then stamped the nest over it.  That’s it!  I also played around with a few different Nestabilities to make a cool layer effect!

Next up I have The Giving Tree by Theresa Momber.  This set is just so whimsical!  I love all the accents Theresa included to help you make this tree your own.  I knew right away I had to use some October Afternoon paper with it – it matched almost perfectly!  I actually ended up stamping 4 different trees because I just liked making them with different pieces of the set!  My 8 yo also made something with this tree – his words when he saw it “Now this I can work with!”  LOL!  Perhaps he’ll let me share that card later!  Anyway – just a fun, whimsical birthday card!