Just Humming Along with a Thank You Card for Cardz 4 Galz

Thank You Card Featuring Humming Along Stamp Set


We have a great new challenge for you over at Cardz 4 Galz. First, I have to give everyone who played along with my “New Year, New Stash” challenge a HUGE shout-out! Wow! I am always amazed – and quite humbled – by all of the incredible creativity in the papercrafting community. But it’s time to move on to the next challenge. Donna is our new host and her theme is to make a “dimensional” greeting card – such a wonderful theme because it can have such a wide interpretation. My card was so much fun to make, using the new Humming Along bundle. Coloring with Stampin’ Blends and adding a layer of watercolor pencils will give you wonderful depth of color. I’m no expert in the coloring arena, but my card shows you really don’t need to be!


Pretty Thank You Card Featuring: Humming Along Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

SHOP ONLINE for Humming Along stamp set by Stampin’ Up! Debbie Mageed, Secrets to Stamping. Lots of card ideas!!


My Secrets to Making This Humming Along Project

  • I colored the hibiscus flower first and chose Poppy Parade because it brings back great memories of my bush when I lived in Florida many years ago. Adding a little Pumpkin Pie on the edges, and some black watercolor pencil to the center then a good coverage of Real Red watercolor pencil was just the touch I wanted.
  • The hummingbird is one of my most favorite birds, and love this one especially since it has a coordinating framelit, so I couldn’t wait to color him. I used a combination of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake for his body and wings then added Mango Melody on his adorable beak.
  • The background circle die is from the Detailed Baubles Framelits from the Holiday Catalog, which I decided to buy at the last minute when it was on sale. I just love the shape of it! I wanted it to have some texture and the best embossing folder I could find was the Petal Pairs. Because of its size, I had to run it through the Big Shot twice.  The “seam” that made to the middle was easily covered with the flower and hummingbird.


Product Spotlight  

A cheerful hummingbird and a gorgeous flower. Get your colors out and make them beautiful. Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%. HUMMING ALONG CLING STAMP SET * 6 cling stamps * Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, d, e HUMMINGBIRD FRAMELITS DIEs * 5 dies * Largest die: 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (5.4 x 7.9 cm)



Product List

I am submitting this card to the following challenges and hope you will look at their wonderful designs then play along as well:


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I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:

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Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!




  1. Wow, Debbie! This card is stunning! You need to frame it for inspiration and enjoyment close to your desk! Beautiful coloring on the hummingbird… love his face!! The textured bauble is a WONDERFUL detail. And, if I don’t forget, it has given me another idea regarding the lacy dsps…. Bet you see where I am going with that! Already pinned!!

  2. I’m in love with the hummer on the lace! so pretty! And that hibiscus! I think I’ll go color one pink, to remind me of the entire plant that Sophie ate as a puppy!!!
    Great card, so full of inspiring details!

  3. WOW … what a beautifully designed creation Debbie! Love the colors (I’m ready for Spring lol!!) Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  4. Such a beautiful card hun. Love Dawn x

  5. so very spring card
    lovely flower and hummingbird
    have a great weekend

  6. Beautiful design and colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  7. Gorgeous card Debbie and a lovely design!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  8. Lovely card and so sweet. So glad you entered the challenge at Die Cut Divas this month.

  9. I love this bright and beautiful card, Debbie. Your coloring is wonderful. Enjoy your day!

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