Free as a Bird

Today I’m participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Readers get to vote on their top five favorites in the gallery and the top 10 ten winners will get to participate in an International Blog Hop later this month. The theme is thanks and I hope you like my card.

I haven’t used the Free as a Bird stamp set in quite some time so I decided to use it to make a few cards to send to some of the caregivers at the personal care facility where my father lives as a small way to show my appreciation as they show up to work every day to care for the elderly under such stressful circumstances. I wanted the card to be bright and cheery and this little bird fills the bill!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Pool Party cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half..
  • Cut a 2″ strip of paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. I chose the one with the feathers on one side and the bird cage on the reverse side. From that strip cut pieces at 5 1/4″, 2 3/8″ and 2 3/4″ and adhere to card.
  • Stamp bird image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Color beak with dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, body of bird with light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend and feathers with dark and light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.
  • Stamp leaf image. Color branch with dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and leaves with light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.
  • Stamp thank you with the Memento Ink from the Very Versailles stamp set.
  • Cut stamped image with die from the Layering Circles die set. Cut scallop circle from piece of Pool Party cardstock. Adhere two pieces together.
  • Stamp small flower image from the Free as a Bird stamp set on small scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, color with dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, fussy cut and adhere to bird image with liquid adhesive.

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Very Versailles

Today’s card is the thank you card I sent to customers that placed orders with me this past June. It features the lovely Very Versailles stamp set pictured on page 113 in the 2019-2020 annual catalog. When I saw this in the catalog I knew immediately that I would purchase it because I really like the vintage look you can create with the various images included in the set. I also wanted to showcase one of the new InColors – Terracotta Tile.

Here is how I made the card :

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Soft Suede cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 7/8″ x 5″.
  • Stamp full image of script writing at lower left corner and partial image of script writing at upper right corner on Very Vanilla piece with Terracotta Tile ink. Stamp partial leaf image at upper left corner and full image at lower right corner with Mossy Meadow ink. I used the handy-dandy Stamparatus to position the stamps because I was making multiple cards and needed for the images to be lined up correctly for each one.
  • Stamp the fancy frame image in Soft Suede ink and fussy cut. Stamp Thank You greeting in Terracotta Tile ink and punch out with the 1″ Circle Punch. Adhere to frame,
  • Cut a 4 1/2″ piece of Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon and adhere to stamped image, wrapping sides of ribbon to the back. Adhere stamped frame to the piece with either Snail Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Glue and if you prefer a raised image attach it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach art piece to card base.

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