Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches Smile Car Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Smile card made with the Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial Saturday afternoon. I used the sweet stamped birds with the nest and the smile sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I made a sample card with a Sahara Sand card base and a distressed background, but I felt it was a bit dark, so the card I made in the video and pictured here is a brighter color palette. I embossed a Soft Sea Foam Panel with the Woodland embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. I stamped and die cut the eggs in Balmy Blue and nest in crumb cake. I also die cut two branches in Garden Green and a background panel in Pool Party using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I wanted the birds to be bluebirds like the ones in my back yard, so I stamped the male in Pacific Point and the female in Gray Granite and stamped off Pacific Point. I used the Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend and Color Lifter to color the birds’ breasts and then cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I adhered the die cut branches and Pool Party die cut with liquid glue. I popped the nest on with dimensionals and filled it with the eggs. I tucked the female bird on the side with liquid glue and popped the male bird on with dimensionals. I adhered the Pool Party panel on the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the smile sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a strip of Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I adhered some linen ribbon behind it and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped a male blue bird on a Whisper White panel using the Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches stamp set and added another Garden Green die cut branch. I gave him some legs and adhered the panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches bundle is so versatile! There is a leafy circle die cut for a window along with a leafy border. It also has a funky pair of die cut birds that would go very well with an abstract modern card and the 3-step birds allow you to combine them to create color combinations! We’ll explore these throughout the summer as we enjoy our feathered friends in our back yards!


Tomorrow is the Last Day for the Extra Host Dollars in the Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

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This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed front and inside mat)
  • Pool Party – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut background)
  • Sahara Sand – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut branches)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (nest), 1″ x 2″ (eggs), 1-3/4″ x 4″(birds)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: