Retiring Bird Ballad

It’s that time in the Stampin’ Up! year when efforts to use retiring papers occurs.  The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog release in on June 3 so it’s time to make room for new products. Today’s card features the retiring Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Sorry to see this paper go as it’s been one of my favorites. This card was one of the May class “to go” cards and highlights the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  For details on creating this simple card but cheerful card, continue reading.Bird Ballad Card Materials:

  • Base: Petal Pink 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold
  • “retiring” Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Layer 1: Floral Design – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Layer 2: Polka Dot Design – 3: x 4-1/4″
    • Fussy cut a bird for the card from the DSP
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ for the label and 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the interior
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set & Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Embellishments:
    • Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
    • Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Attach the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Layers 1 & 2, to the Petal Pink card base.
  2. Stamp the “Thank You” sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set onto the 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, cut using the coordinating die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  3. Add sentiment label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the bird to the right side of the label. NOTE: You may need to add a Stampin’ Dimensional to the side of the bird that overhangs the label.
  4. With the Old Olive Baker’s Twine, tie a double string bow.  Attach to the sentiment label using a mini glue dot.
  5. Add a frosted flower as a final embellishment.

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list and grab your favorites.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.  Take note: the Bird Ballad DSP, Magnolia Ribbon Combo and Frosted Flower Embellishments are discounted!!! 

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

 

Beautiful Botanical Prints

Have you checked out the beautiful Botanical Prints Project Medley on page 61 in the Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog?  The product medley is a wonderful kit.  In addition to gorgeous Designer Series Paper, included is a 6-piece cling stamp set, coordinating dies, and accents for creating beautiful projects. The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper features 8 each of 6 double-sided designs for a total of 48 sheets.  In addition, the product medley contains 4 sheets of die-cut accents, 2 each of 2 designs; 4 sheets of laser-cut overlays, 2 each of 4 designs; Old Olive Twill Ribbon and 12 metal bee embellishments. 

This past weekend I was able to spend some time crafting and created the following card.  It highlights a sheet of the Designer Series Paper from the Botanical Prints Product Medley.  The card design is the Playtime with Paper Team’s weekly challenge and comes from Sunday Stamps design SSC202. The challenges are a fun way for team members to engage with one another and share their interpretation of the design sketch.  Botanical Prints

Card Details:
  • Create card base: Basic Black cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″).
  • Cut three strips of Whisper White cardstock: 1-11/16″ x 4″.
  • Select desired Designer Series Paper and cut 3-7/8″ x 9/16″.
  • Attach the Designer Series Paper strips to the Whisper White strips with Snail Adhesive.  Position the strips evenly onto the card base and adhere.
  • Using the triple leaves dies from the Nature’s Root Dies, emboss and cut two sets of leaves from scraps of Basic Black cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad onto a 3″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut the shape. 
  • Referring to the card photo, attach the leaves to the top and bottom of the sentiment layer.
  • Add sentiment layer to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • Finish by embellishing sentiment with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

I will be using more elements from the Botanical Prints Product Medley to create additional cards and other projects so be sure to subscribe to “Get My Posts” to receive notifications of new posts.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for April is YKAF2FU2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!