Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Note Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a quick card made with the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. We are in the final days of the Stampin’ Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale. The Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP is one of the paper sets included in the sale and it’s so beautiful! So I wanted to show how you can use DSP to make a quick card that is also special. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad paper with all the song birds to say a last hello to the little birdies before they fly away for the winter. So I cut a large piece of the DSP and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat with liquid glue and then to a Calypso Coral card base with dimensionals.

I added a strip of Crumb Cake textured ribbon with snail. I stamped the a little note sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Mossy Meadow, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set it. I then trimmed the ends and adhered it to the card front with snail.

I stamped 3 flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird stamp set on Whisper White and colored them with Calypso Coral and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I then fussy cut the flowers. I molded the petals and added pearl centers (I colored the white pearls with the dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend). I die cut some leaf sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Frames dies in Old Olive vellum and and attached the leaves and flowers to the card using mini glue dots.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a strip of the same Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the card using liquid glue.

This is a simple pretty little card where the beautiful Designer Series paper is the star. A little ribbon, pearls, vellum and embossing add elegant accents that makes the card special without detracting from the paper. I hope you enjoyed today’s card and consider the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale. It’s such a good deal! Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook Event – Saturday Oct 5!

Save the date!!  You’re invited to attend a fun Facebook event on Saturday, October 5 to celebrate World Card Making Day!

Our team will be hosting a Facebook event that will run from about 9:00 AM ET until 9:00 PM ET with card making presentations and giveaways going all day long!!

More details and a link to join are coming soon, but put a note on your calendar to spend the day crafting with us!  See you all then!


September 16 – 30 Host Code: EDRVYB3Z

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Just a Note Card

Good morning! Today’s card uses the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set with the Butterfly Duet Punch.

I started out by stamping a bunch of butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set on Thick Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring them with Stampin’ Blends and copic markers. I used light pastel colors – the light Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends along with yellow, green and blue copics. I randomly colored the butterfly wings so that each butterfly is different. The nice thing about these stamps is that you get a large and small butterfly with each stamp and they line up perfectly with the punch.

After stamping and coloring the butterflies, I punched them out and stamped the little butterfly bodies. I then arranged them on the Gingham Gala DSP in Grapefruit Grove with some of the butterflies going over the edge. I attached the butterflies to the paper with mini glue dots in the centers and trimmed the butterflies that went over the edge. Using the Thick Whisper White really gives the butterflies dimension on the paper! I then mounted it on a basic black mat and popped it on a Grapefruit Grove card base with dimensionals.

I took a scrap of basic black and stamped the ‘a little note’ sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder before heat setting. The font is real sweet and goes well with the casual and lighthearted gingham background and colorful butterflies. I wrapped the banner with some whisper white baker’s twine and tied a bow before popping it on the card with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card I took a piece of the gingham DSP and adhered it to the bottom of a piece of Whisper White with multipurpose liquid glue and attached three of the little butterflies with glue dots. I matted the inside piece in Basic Black and attached it to the card base with snail.

We went to our first cookout of the year Saturday and it was a perfect day. This card reminds me of summer picnics with all the butterflies and gingham.

The Gingham Gala DSP is currently available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and will be retiring on June 3 or when supplies run out. The Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet Punch are currently sold as a bundle for 10% off. Both of these items are carried over into the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog (Yay!!) but will no longer be available as a bundle at the discounted price. These are perfect for butterfly lovers!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Whisper White – 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for butterflies
  • Gingham Gala DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basic Black – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ for mats, 3/4″ x 3″ scrap for label banner

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: