Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle to make a smile card for today’s Hop. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and our theme is:

Seeing new birds flying in the backyard always makes me feel excited for Spring, and it’s always exciting to see a nest with eggs! So I started by embossing a Pool Party panel with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhering it to the front of a Pool Party card base. I cut a Basic White panel with the second largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and lightly brushed it with Pool Party ink using my Blending Brush.

I stamped the bird from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and stamped the wing in Misty Moonlight on top. I colored the breast with the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend and used the color Lifter to blend the edge. I cut the bird out with the coordinating die. I stamped the eggs in Balmy Blue on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I stamped the nest in Sahara Sand ink on Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I cut the branch from Soft Suede card stock and cut the leaves from Old Olive. I placed the die on the Old Olive card stock to cut the leaves, avoiding the branches as much as possible and had to run it through the die cutting machine a couple of times to get all the leaves. Then I fussy cut the leaves to clean them up and adhered them to the branches. I cut the flowers from the Always dies and adhered them to the branch. I added a champagne rhinestone to each flower center.

I adhered the eggs and nest to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue. Then popped the bird on the edge of the nest with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue and adhered the branch on top with tiny dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You cling stamp set on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I folded a length of Pool Party ribbon and adhered it to the card and popped the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the label with another champagne rhinestone.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the branches from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches stamp set in stamped off Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in stamped off Old Olive and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches stamp bundle is so cute and so versatile! I hope this card reminds you of Spring and makes you smile!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Sahara Sand – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (nest)
  • Blushing Bride – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (flowers)
  • Soft Suede – 2-1/4″ x 5″ (branch)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (bird, eggs, label die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Anniversary Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a good weekend. Today I’m sharing a Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches anniversary card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This sweet bundle is perfect to welcome spring, but I chose muted neutral colors so that it would look more masculine since it’s for my special man. You can find the supplies I used 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 posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I cut a panel of Gray Granite with the circular leafy window die from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle and embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I used the largest circle die from the Layering Circles dies to cut a circle in the same place on a slightly larger Gray Granite panel and adhered these together. I do this because the embossing softens the card stock and I want it to be sturdy so I can pop it off the card base with dimensionals. I cut a panel of Soft Suede with the branch die and adhered it to the layered panel, trimming off the end.

I embossed a small Basic White panel with the Woodland embossing folder and used my blending brush to color it with Soft Suede ink. I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Suede card base and popped the layered window panel on top with dimensionals. I love the shadows that the leafy cutout cast on the embossed woodland inset! I stamped the detailed birds from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White and stamped their wings on top. Then I cut them out with their corresponding dies and popped them on the branch with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates cling stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Gray Granite and cut it out with the Label Me Fancy punch. I adhered some Misty Moonlight ribbon on the card and topped it with the label. If finished the card with silver metallic pearls.

For the inside, I the sentiments from the Forever & Always stamp set in Misty Moonlight and Soft Suede inks on a Basic White panel. I brushed some Soft Suede ink on an embossed strip of Basic White and adhered it to the bottom with liquid glue before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle is really sweet and versatile bundle with lots of different bird stamps – they are 3-step photopolymer stamps so you can color the birds in many different ways. It also has branches with leaves and flowers and a beautiful nest and eggs. And the dies are really fabulous cutting out the stamped images and so much more! It’s perfect for making cards with Spring Themes!


Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou and Natural Touch specialty paper are only available while supplies last during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion period March 2, 2021 – May 3, 2021. So get them while supplies last!

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • 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 online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 4-1/4″ (branch die cut)
  • Gay Granite – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed inside trim), 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut birds), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (embossed inset panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: