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Creative Challenge #4

Hello and welcome!!! I can hardly believe that it is Friday already and time for Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #4!

I love seeing all of your challenge creations! Thank you to those that participated in last week’s creative challenge. You are all so crafty and I enjoyed seeing all the different birds that were used. If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge in the comment so I can find it. If you don’t use social media please email me the photo of your finished project and I will post it for you!!

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live on Facebook Saturday morning at 10am. Get your entry posted before 11pm tonight to be entered into the draw!!

It’s a Sketch Challenge

While I was surfing through Pinterest this week I found this lovely sketch that caught my eye. Your creative challenge #4 is to create a project (card, scrapbook layout etc.) using this great sketch . Interpret it any way you want. I look forward to seeing your creations!!

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge in the comment so I can find it. Remember, photos of your finished entry can be emailed to me if you don’t use social media.

You have from now until 11pm on Friday June 5th to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!

Happy Stamping!!

Thanks for popping by! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

Cards, My Creations

Best Catch

Hello and welcome! I can’t believe that we are already into the last week of May. The new catalogue will be here before we know it … 8 more sleeps!! Don’t forget that there are many retiring items still available until June 2nd (or while supplies last). One of these items is the Best Catch stamp set and its matching framelits.

The stamp set is on sale for just $16.20 (regular $27) and it is perfect for Father’s Day.

The Best Catch stamp set would also be great for birthday cards, anniversaries and of course wouldn’t it be fun on a scrapbook layout!!

For this card I simply stamped the fish, basket and hat onto cardstock and cut them out with the matching framelits. No colouring needed!! I cut the bullrush from Early Espresso cardstock to layer behind the fishing basket. Using the Stitched Shapes dies I cut a square from the middle of the wood grain paper. The whole card came together so quickly, I just added the linen thread around the bottom and a couple of metallic pearls for a bit of bling! Layered it all together with some bump-its (AKA dimensionals) and presto quick and easy card!!

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Let’s Step-It Up!

For this card I stepped it up just a little bit!! I used a standard card base in Mint Macaron followed by a layer of Crumb Cake then a crumpled layer of Gray Granite. To get the look on this layer I literally crumpled the cardstock into a ball in my hands. I opened it up and used a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink to distress the heck out of it!! Voila!! I adhered that little masterpiece using ‘bump-its’ so as not to lose the effect.

I stamped the fish and used my Blender Pens to add some colour then cut them out with the coordinating framelit. The greeting is stamped on Terracotta Tile cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label punch. This is layered onto the Tailored Tag punch-out in Crumb Cake with distressed edges. And I added in some bullrushes cut from Early Espresso and Crumb Cake layered together and some torn scrap pieces in both Terracotta Tile and Mint Macaron. Notice that little stiched square in the wood grain… that’s what was cut out from the first card. For extra dimension I took a piece of retired burlap ribbon and frayed it apart and added metallic pearls for the needed “bling”. This will be a great Father’s Day to hand out this year!!

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Last Chance to order retiring items

If you are interested in ordering any of these products or any others you can do so online using the host code E9CMED2B. If you live locally and would like to order through me I will be placing an order on Friday so let me know what you would like!! Please remember that June 2nd is the last day to order any of the retiring products and you wont want to miss out!

Thank you so much for stopping in today!

Happy Stamping!

~ Dee

Cards, My Creations, Product Showcase

Beautiful Jar of Flowers

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share the beautiful Jar Of Flowers bundle with you. This lovely stamp and punch bundle will be available to purchase starting June 3rd when the brand new Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalogue goes live.

I absolutely adore this bundle!

Fresh-picked flowers in canning jar vases are one of the simple joys of summer. This fun Jar of Flowers bundle brings you a version that stays fresh forever!

The pretty floral images in this stamp set are so much fun to colour and isn’t that mason jar super adorable? Can you spot the brand new in-colours too?

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers so of course I started with them!! This card starts with a Just Jade card base, a layer of Gray Granite cardstock and Whisper White for stamping. That beautiful Just Jade gingham ribbon is from the Flowers For Every Season ribbon combo pack which will also be available June 3rd.

The ‘Just Because’ sentiment is from another great new product that you can look forward to seeing in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. This stamps set is called Lovely You and features many great sentiments in a fun, fresh font.

Mason Jar Shaker Cards

These next 2 cards both feature the Mason Jar Shaker Domes which perfectly coordinate with the Jar punch. Shaker cards are so much fun to make and these little shaker domes make them easy too!!

Love them!!!

The card on the right showcases three of the new In-Colours … Magenta Madness card base, Just Jade cardstock behind a layer of Misty Moonlight Designer Series Paper. I have used a few Flowers for Every Season gems inside the shaker dome and enamel dots atop the sentiment flag.

Shaker card on the left starts with a Misty Moonlight card base, a layer of BumbleBee cardstock and 1/4″ Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon. Inside this shaker dome I enclosed a pinch of multi coloured sequins. The words stamped in the background are from the current Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set … a must have that covers any and all occasions.

If you have fallen in love with these fabulous new 2020-2022 In-Colours and would like to add them all to your crafting collection please check out the new In-Colour Club here. Last day to register to be part of the club is Monday June 1st.

Thank you so much for popping in today. I hope that these cards and products have you excited for the release of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

Happy Monday … take care, stay safe and be CREATIVE!!

~ Dee

#cwbcreativechallenge

Creative Challenge #3

Hello and welcome!!! Hooray it’s Friday which means it is time for another Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge!

Thank you to all of you that participated in last week’s creative challenge I loved seeing the different interpretations of that fun sketch!! . If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge in the comment so I can find it. Photos can also be emailed to me if you don’t use social media.

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live Saturday morning at 10am. The deadline to get your project posted for last week is tonight at 11pm.

Creative Challenge #3

I want to try something different for this week’s challenge. Your challenge this week is to create a project (card, scrapbook layout etc.) using a bird image. A feathered friend of any kind will do…. stamp it, cut it even draw it!!

These are just a few stamp sets that came to my mind with birds but you can use any bird that you have big or small, old or new!!

Once you have your project complete please post it in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge in the comment so I can find it. Photos can also be emailed to me if you don’t use social media.

You have from now until 11pm on Friday May 29th to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the weekly random prize draw.

Happy crafting I can’t wait to see all the pretty birdie projects!!

Thanks for stopping in! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

Paper Pumpkin

May Paper Pumpkin Reveal

Hello and welcome!! Today I want to share with you my May Paper Pumpkin reveal. This kit is so bright and cheery and the whimsical rainbows are adorable!!

Even the box it arrived in is super pretty!!

I posted a quick reveal video over on my YouTube Channel. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet you may have missed it!! Here it is …

After seeing what this fun monthly kit included I got right to creating. I did one of each of the 3 card designs exactly as outlined on the instruction sheet. Here they are.

I really like these designs but I was feeling creative and inspired by all of these fabulous elements. So, I went rogue and designed a few Paper Pumpkin Alternate projects of my own,

First up is a single 12 x 12 scrapbook layout. Wouldn’t a couple of cute summer photos look great on here?

The creating didn’t stop there. I made a few more cards switching up the elements and layout of each. I am really happy with how they came together!! These colourful, cheerful cards will be perfect to send out to my friends and family.

If you are new to Paper Pumpkin I hope that this post has shown you how great these monthly surprise kits are. If you are currently a subscriber I hope that this post has given you some alternate ideas to try!

June Paper Pumpkin Kit

Make sure to not miss out on the fun Box of Sunshine kit that is coming out in June!!

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

You can pop on over here to start your subscription now or if you are local contact me before June 10th and I’ll get one ordered for you.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care, stay safe and be CREATIVE!!

~ Dee