Handmade Greeting Card For A Special Day

Mom and Dad often have nesting bluebirds at their southern home. Such a treat to see them. And now I have a chance to see them at my home too because Dad made me a bluebird house. The wait is long. I’ll entertain myself with paper blue birds until a family moves into my yard.

Create dimensional songbirds quickly with the Sweet Songbirds Bundle. With the Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set and Songbird Builder Punch, you can layer your songbirds however you please, with some completely punched or with a combination of stamped and punched pieces.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.

Pacific Point Cardstock:

  • 8 ½” w x 5 ½” h scored and folded on the long-side at 4 ¼”
  • ¼” h x 3 ¾” w

Basic White Cardstock:

  • 5 ¼” h x 4” w
  • 5” h x 3 ¾” w
  • 2 ½” circle
  • ⅝” h x 2 ¼”
  • Scrap for bird, nest, branches, and leaves

2022-2023 Brights Designer Series Paper: 3” circle


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. Run the 5” h x 3 ¾” w Basic White Cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder. Then attach to the Card Base with Stampin’ Seal.
  4. DIe cut the Basic White and Pacific Point DSP circles with the Layering Circle dies. Then stack and adhere together with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach to the card with Stampin’ Seal.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Pacific Point ink onto the ⅝” h x 2 ¼” Basic White tag. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the ¼” h x 3 ¾” w Pacific Point strip to the back and then attach both to the lower right corner using Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape to ensure good adherence to the embossed panel. 
  6. On scrap Basic White stamp the:
    1. Bird in Pacific Point ink
    2. Use a sponge dauber to add Grey Granite ink to the chest stamp and then stamp onto the bird.
    3. Nest and Branch in Crumb Cake ink
    4. Leaves in Granny Apply Green ink. I stamped some full strength and I stamped off some others to make light and dark leaves.
  7. Punch out the bird with the Songbird Builder Punch and use Paper Snips to fussy cut out the nest, branch, and leaves. 
  8. Arrange all the cut outs and attach with Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals and/or Mini Glue Dots, as needed. 
  9. Cut 2 6 pieces” of Parakeet Party from the 2022-2024 In-Color Baker’s Twine Pack. Hold the two pieces together and make a bow. Attach to card with a Mini Glue Dot. 
  10. Sprinkle on some Tahitian Tide Dots from the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots.
  11. Decorate your envelope.
  12. How fun!!! Send it to someone special today.

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