Free as a Bird All Occasion Card for the Sisterhood of Crafters

Pretty All Occasion Card Using Free As A Bird Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


We have a great new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters – Three B’s (birds, bees, butterflies): Use any or all – chosen by Sistah Terri. You know how difficult it was for me to chose with this theme! I love birds AND butterflies almost as much as I love flowers! But, I did choose one and it’s one that is brand new in the new catalog, Free As A Bird. It is also available as a bundle, using those elongated hexagons to make some great focal points. Love it!

Pretty All Occasion Card Using Free As A Bird Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Pretty All Occasion Card Using Free As A Bird Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

My Secrets to Making This Free As A Bird Project

  • I really love how this card turned out! I wanted to use pool party Designer paper but couldn’t find one I loved for my layout, so guess what – I made my own! By doing this, I was able to color the leaves with three different Stampin’ Blends – Pool Party, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. Love those three together! I literally just dotted each leaf with the three colors, no perfectionist techniques on this background!
  • I left a space in the middle for my little bird, then colored him till I was satisfied. Afterward, I did some cropping with the rectangle die and the Stitched Nested Labels dies, then popped up the frame with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • The sentiment was stamped then cropped with an oval stitched die.
  • The finishing touch was adding the Bird Ballad Trinkets. They’re adorable, aren’t they?

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  1. Beautiful card with a beautiful combination of colors. I lovew how your pretty birdie takes center stage, a great stamp/die set too! Hugs from your ‘sistah’ Diane!!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! Great coloring and love the design … just perfect!

  3. Love how you incorporated all these subtle additions, like the die cutting and the embellishments.

  4. How pretty!

  5. Beautiful! Love every element used, especially the stamp set and dies!

  6. Love it! You did this set a great honor with this fab card.

  7. Debbie, this card is WONDERFUL!!! Your handmade designer paper is as stunning as the Bird Ballad DSP… perhaps SU should re-create this for their customers! Love the eclipse technique with the frame. It’s already pinned and I cannot wait to CASE this beauty! What do you think? Do I like it, real Sis???? 🙂

  8. I love how you’ve layered this stamp. It’s lovely. Love Dawn x

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