Better with You Encouragement Card for Make My Monday

Bright and Summery All Occasion Card Features Better With You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Are you ready for a new challenge at Make My Monday? We are and I really love this one – “Anything with Wings.” Did you know that I absolutely LOVE birds?? OK, you might be saying that I love ALL animals and you would be correct! But, I really do love birds very much and can’t resist any stamp set that has one. Better With You came out in the 2018 Annual Catalog and is slated to retire already. I just don’t understand that urgency! I hadn’t even inked it up yet! (There’s a difference between owning them and using them apparently!) Anyway, I wanted to use it for this challenge and am so glad I did. It’s only available till the end of May if you fall in love with it today. 😉


Bright and Summery All Occasion Card Features Better With You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Better With You Project

  • This A6 card started by going through my designer paper stash to choose the absolutely perfect background paper. I found it in the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper that was a promotion back in March (I think). I will be using more of it this year because it is just wonderful.
  • Knowing what DSP I was going to use made it easy to color  my cutie bird. I know that I am not the best at coloring but I do enjoy it and hope to get better at it with practice! I have included a video using this stamp set that shows how to color it with no lines. Watch it!
  • Once done, I cropped it out in the Gina Marie Designs  In & Out Cut Stud Dot Rectangle Dies. Then, it was backed with Soft Suede cardstock.
  • The flower from the stamp set was stamped twice in Poppy Parade and, with my blender pen, pulled ink into the flower from the center and edges. Once complete, I fussy cut them out.
  • The sentiment was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White and cut into banners. The banner was curled slightly with a bone folder and dimensionals were used in the center to keep the dimension.
  • For bling, I added Gold Faceted Gems to the flowers and a Floral Romance Seal with Gold Metallic Thread that was looped underneath.

Product Spotlight 

Get your colors ready to give this bird some beautiful plumage—he deserves it!



Product List

Non-SU Tools: Gina Marie Designs In & Out Cut Stud Dot Rectangles Dies 


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  1. a wonderful card with outstanding colouring, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  2. Debbie, I could sit and look at this sweet card all day!!! If it were not perfect for Sarah, I would ask you for it!! Wonderful coloring… I can see feathers on the birds head! Love the colors, texture, patterns and that embellishment that I can never find a use for. Already pinned, sweet Sis!

  3. Wonderful design, thanks for joining us at MAWTT xxxx

  4. Such a pretty card Debbie. I know what you mean about owning and using. I have great stacks of pretty paper that I can’t possible ruin by using them, lol. Love Dawn x

  5. Lovely card with a beautiful image, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  6. I love birds too and the Robin Redbreast is my top bird! How pretty it looks here with the flowers and patterned paper. Thanks for joining The Library.

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. The secret I am going to try is using that DSP! That particular sheet was (notice past tense) my least favorite. You have changed that with your beautifully designed card. I don’t have that stamp set but I know I can substitute. I love the colors and your bird is perfect.

  9. You did a super job on this adorable birdie card. So bright and brings a smile to ones face looking at the cutie bird.

  10. Thanks for showing and sharing your card —is gorgeous and I tooooo love birds and as you animals butterflies flowers—

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