The Best Birds Love Definitely Dahlia with So Many Shells

By Debbie Mageed, Best Birds, Definitely Dahlia, So Many Shells, Burlap, Stampin Up


I was working away on a couple of projects and happened to open the email from Hand Stamped Sentiments announcing their new color challenge: So Saffron, Always Artichoke and Night of Navy. I have never cleared my craft table so fast to work on a card before! There is something about that color combination that was just calling my name. I immediately chose Definitely Dahlia stamp set because I thought it would be beautiful in So Saffron. The rest of the card came together eventually, since I didn’t have a clear idea when this card would be used. It could also be a birthday card as well, but I loved the sentiment in So Many Shells so decided to use it now.


It’s All in the Details
  • I think the card is pretty self-explanatory and certainly came together easily. I added one more color to their color combination, Crumb Cake. Hope they don’t mind!! That’s the color of the Burlap background stamp as well as the sponging on all of the edges.
  • The bird was colored with colored pencils.
  • If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave me a comment and I will be happy to reply very quickly.

By Debbie Mageed, Best Birds, Definitely Dahlia, So Many Shells, Burlap, Stampin Up

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets:Definitely Dahlia, Best Birds, Burlap, So Many Shells
  • Paper: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Always Artichoke
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Night of Navy
  • SU Tools: Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Watercolor Pencils
  • Finishing Touch: 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Regals Enamel Shapes


I am submitting my card to the following challenge blogs. I hope you will take a look at the design teams and play along with me!



Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!


DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products 


  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Friendship card with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  2. What fabulous layers and textures to enhance the bird. I love the burlap stamp mixed with the burlap ribbon–so smart. I am happy you linked up with our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  3. SO pretty, Debbie….soft and sweet! A great way to use these colors!

  4. I love this beautiful card, Debbie. The So Saffron dahlia is perfect for fall and goes with the other colors in the challenge. Great coloring of the bird and very creative to have it standing on the edge of the banner. Great job. Have a great week.

  5. Your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! We appreciate your joining us! Cyndi, DT

  6. It’s a beautiful card Debbie and with a lovely sentiment too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  7. A stunning card, I love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

  8. This is so gorgeous, Debbie! I love your offset banners with the bird perched above. The burlap background makes it look extraordinary too! I’m so glad you joined us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  9. Great use of our color challenge. Hope you will play with us again!


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