The World Needs More of You

Chickadees are such cute happy little birds! I’m no great artist, but I sure did have fun coloring these guys. The Free as a Bird stamp set provides the canvas and Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers do the heavy lifting for the focal point of this pretty card.

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Crumb Cake Cardstock 8 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w
Background Matte: Basic White Cardstock 4 7/8″ h x 3 5/8″ w
Background: Fine Art Designer Series Paper 3 1/2″h x 4 3/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: Basic White Cardstock die cut with the 1 3/4″ h x 3 5/8″ w Stitched Rectangle Die
Inside Layer: Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Using the adhesive of your choice, attach the Background to the Background Matte and then attach them to the Card Base.
  4. Die cut the Sentiment with the Stitched Rectangle Die and Stamp in Bumblebee Ink.
  5. Cut two lengths of Linen Thread about 8″ long. Wrap around the Sentiment and tie a double bow, before attaching with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  6. Stamp the Birds on a Branch and 4 Small Flowers on Scrap Thick Basic White Cardstock and color with Stampin’ Blends. These are the colors I used:
    1. Birds: Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Light and Dark
    2. Branch: Soft Suede Light
    3. Leaves: Old Olive Light
    4. Flowers: Mango Melody Light
    5. Buds: So Saffron Light
  7. Use Paper Snips to fussy cut the Birds on the Branch and the Small Flowers.
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the Sentiment Layer.
  9. So cute! Put it in the mail.

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit

Life is Better with a Friend Like You

I confess, I goofed on this card. I was TRYING to re-create this card I did last July, but I misread the measurements and my Designer Series Paper was too short. LOL Oh boy then I goofed again when I chopped off the little strip because then the pattern was distrupted, sooo a few more bits of paper and I was able to puzzle this one together. That’s what happens when I craft in the wee hours of the morning! LOLLOL. The Flowers of Friendship Bundle becomes available on May 4th in the new Annual Catalog (let me know if you’d like one!). The fonts and thank you images fitting for all occasions, coupled with the super simple, yet very pretty flowers, makes this set very versatile.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Misty Moonlight Cardstock 5 1/2” h x 8 1/2 w″ w folded to 5 1/2 h x4 1/4″ w.
Background: Soft Succulent Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Decorative Layer: Hand Penned Designer Series Paper 5″ h x 3 3/4″ w
Sentiment Matte 1: Misty Moonlight Cardstock 2 3/4″ square
Sentiment Matte 2: Soft Succulent Cardstock 2 1/2″ square
Sentiment: Basic White Cardstock 2″ square
Flowers & Leaves: Basic White Cardstock scraps

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Attach the Background.
  4. Cut the Decorative Layer into 2 Rectangles: 1 1/2″ w and 2 1/4″ w and then cut both Rectangles together to make coordinating smaller rectangles.
  5. Attach the Decorative Layer pieces.
  6. Stamp the Sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and stack and attach with the two Sentiment Mattes.
  7. Stamp a few Leaves on the Sentiment Layer with Soft Succulent Ink. Color in with Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blend.
  8. On scrap Basic White Cardstock stamp a large and small flower in Fresh Freesia Ink and four petals in Soft Succulent ink. Color in with Stampin’ Blends, then punch out with the Flowers and Leaves Punch.
  9. Attach the Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the Leaves with Mini Glue Dots.
  10. Attach Bumblebee In-Color Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.
  11. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  12. Decorate the envelope.
  13. Love it! Who will you send it to?

Shopping List

This project use these products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog coming out on May 4th:

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit