All Occasion Card Featuring Free As A Bird by Stampin' Up!




Just look at this beautiful photo inspiration that we have for the new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Isn’t it gorgeous?! Love it!! There were so many great ideas that I wanted to do, but I could only do one! Since two of the photos involved frames, I went with an idea using the Free As A Bird suite of products. If you are one of those people who loves designer paper as much as I do and would like to make a card that looks like you worked on it for hours (but didn’t!), then read on…




All Occasion Card Featuring Free As A Bird by Stampin' Up!



My Secrets to Making This Free As A Bird Project

  • Secret #1: Those pretty birds were cropped right out of the designer paper! I used a square die from the Stitched Shapes collection to crop them out in my die cutting machine. It doesn’t get easier than that!
  • Next, I stamped the frame from Swirly Frames onto Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut them the same size as the birds. The smaller square die was also used so that the birds would be visible. Tombo glue adhered the frames to the birds. Done!
  • I tried a couple of different backgrounds but once I stamped the brand new Birch stamp, I knew it was the winner.
  • There is an interesting secret to share with you about the Scalloped Lace Trim. This is a beautiful new Very Vanilla ribbon in the catalog. I really love it! Recently, I wanted to try coloring it a more vintage color and thought So Saffron would be pretty. I cut the length of ribbon, soaked it in several drops of So Saffron reinker and water for an hour or so. When I went to dry it, it was pink! I even checked the reinker bottle to make sure it was the right one! (It was…) I have no idea how or why, but I love how it turned out for this card.


Product Spotlight: Bird Ballad Suite

The Bird Ballad Suite Bundle gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items listed. Also available in French.
The Bird Ballad Suite Bundle includes:
Free as a Bird Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
Stitched Nested Labels Dies (10% off)
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin
Very Vanilla 3/8″ (1 cm) Scalloped Lace Trim
Bird Ballad Trinkets



Free As A Bird Product List


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