Good morning! Welcome to the November Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Celebrate!” and I used the cute Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle to share my Winter celebrations! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I embossed a panel of Pool Party card stock with the snowflakes in the Wintry 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a panel of Storybook Gnomes designer series paper. I adhered the layered panel to a Real Red mat and adhered it all to the front of a Pool Party card base with liquid glue. I cut a Basic White panel with the Scalloped Contours die and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds cling stamp set in the corner using Soft Suede ink. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.
I cut the large branch die from the Decorated with Happiness bundle from Mossy Meadow and adhered it to the card with glue dots (including the lower branch on the DSP). I punched the bird from Real Red card stock with the Songbird Builder punch in the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle and stamped the eyes in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I punched a beak from Crushed Curry and a breast from Basic White and adhered them to the bird with liquid glue, along with the little wing.
I cut the small pinecones from Crumb Cake and the small detailed pinecones from Soft Suede using the Christmas Pines dies and adhered them together. I adhered the pinecones to the card with glue dots and adhered the little bird with diensionals.
I made a bow from Linen Thread and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot. I finished the card front with Pool Party Fine Sparkle gems.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the little bird from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the eyes in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the beak with the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write marker. I made a mask to cover the bird and stamped the small pine branch from the Decorated with Happiness stamp set in Mossy Meadow around the bird and in the upper corner. I stamped the Sentiment in Soft Suede and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Storybook Gnomes DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.
I’ve wanted to use the pretty Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle for a winter bird card since the weather got cold. And the pine branch from the Decorated Pine dies makes the perfect perch!
If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Terry Lynn Bright
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Tara Carpenter
- Carol Buckalew
- Karen Finkle
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Mary Deatherage
- Jillian Good
- Amy Koenders
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3-5/8″ (embossed stripe)
- Real Red – 3-3/4″ x” x 5″ (front mat)
- Soft Suede – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (detailed pine cone die cuts)
- Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (pine cone die cuts)
- Crushed Curry – 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (beak)
- Mossy Meadow – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (pine branch)
- Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (bird breast)
- Storybook Gnomes DSP – 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)