Have an Open Heart with Stampin’ Up!

By Debbie Mageed, An Open Heart, Best Birds, Thoughtful Banners, Stampin Up

Hello, my Stampin’ friends!

September snuck up on me! And with September comes my father’s birthday, so I had to scramble to get a card made in time. My father has always had a bird-feeder as long as I can remember, which also feeds every other little creatures in the yard as well. I started by making the birdhouse out of the new Home Sweet Home framelit out of some leftover corrugated paper from a Paper Pumpkin kit. Then, trying to make a card relatively masculine, I looked for some suitable stamp sets. Of course, I could have used the brand new stamp set, Best Birds, but felt that the birds were just a little too big for the size of my birdhouse, so I opted to use An Open Heart instead. The bird is so sweet-looking, the branch is beautiful and the sentiments are not typical ones that Stampin’ Up! makes.

The DSP for this card is the new Halloween Night Specialty DSP in the new Holiday Catalog. The patterns in this collection goes well beyond Halloween, in my opinion. I stamped the branch in black ink then layered the birdhouse on top. The bird was also stamped in black and fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped and punched out with the Duet Banner Punch. The inside of the card is where I was able to use Best Birds, such a cute set! I will definitely be using this set more in the future.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS – AN OPEN HEARTBest Birds, An Open Heart, Thoughtful Banners, Stampin Up

  • Stamp Sets: An Open Heart, Best Birds, Thoughtful Banners
  • Paper: Halloween Night Specialty DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
  • Ink: Black
  • Cool Tools: Home Sweet Home Thinlits, Duet Banner Punch, 1″ Circle Punch


CAS-ual Fridays


I just found a new challenge, CAS-ual Fridays and wanted to enter this card to their current challenge to use black, white and a pop of color. Fun!! I  hope you will give them a look and play, too!




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  1. Debbie, Papa is going to love this card! What a great way to add texture by using some leftover Paper Pumpkin corrugated paper…. Already pinned!!

  2. Love this card- a fabulous blend of stamp sets ( thanks for the ideas!). You are one rocking’ fussy cutter, Debbie! And the Halloween paper as a layer- perfect! Such a happy card for a birder’s birthday! Your Dad will love it!

  3. Beautiful card Debbie! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays The Challenge this week!

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