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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

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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

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Let’s Celebrate Sunflowers!

Hello and welcome! Yesterday was an excellent day, my product pre-order arrived!! Let’s Celebrate with Sunflowers as I show you a a few of my new goodies 🙂

Aren’t they fantastic!? I’m telling you the box I received yesterday was so full of awesomeness I can hardly contain my excitement! I’ve told you before how much I love the new in-colours but now that I have them in my hands I actually like them even more!

Included in this box was one of the products that is at the top of my MUST HAVE list!! The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is absolutely gorgeous.

My favourite flowers of all time are sunflowers and daisies. This new upcoming catalogue has both and I am super excited to create with them all year long!

Here is my first project made with this bundle.

Aren’t those sunflowers beautiful? Here’s a closer look then scroll down a little further to see the video I made creating this simple card!

So what do you think? Has this lovely product bundle made it on to your wish list? The new 2020-2021 Annual Stampin’ UP! Catalogue will be live starting on June 3rd. If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle you can place your order then. You could also join my Stampin’ UP! team and include these fun new products as part of your starter kit 😉 Contact me for more information!!

Let’s Create!

If you love this bundle and the card I’ve designed please check out this short video.. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Create with Birdsnest – Denise Cox and you’ll be notified whenever I post something new!!

Thank you so much for stopping in, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Take care, stay safe and be creative!

~ Dee

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Country Club Suite

Hello and happy Monday!! I hope that everyone had a great Mother’s Day weekend. Today I want to share with you the soon to be retired Country Club Suite by Stampin’ UP! This incredible suite is perfect for the golfers in your life.

I really enjoy creating cards and projects with the fabulous Country Club product suite. Today I will share three of the cards I’ve made with you!

I used elements from the entire suite to create the card shown above. With my Stampin’ Blend markers I added a little colour to the stamped golfer image by highlighting the lines rather than filling them with colour. I think that it turned out perfectly. With Night Of Navy ink I stamped the happy birthday directly on to the wooden accent banner. I am happy to tell you that the Absolutely Argyle 3D embossing folder that I used here is not retiring!

I love that Stampin’ UP! comes up with fun little embellishments like the wooden Country Club elements. They add a quick and easy dimension to your project and can be a great focal point too. Pairing them up with stamped images or DSP that all co-ordinate makes creating fabulous projects a breeze!!

With Father’s Day just around the corner this set is ideal. It will have you making fantastic Father’s Day cards. The Clubhouse stamp set is perfect for celebrating all the great guys in your life.

Last Chance

If the Country Club suite or any of the products in it are on your wish list be sure to get your order in. These products will only be available until June 2nd or while supplies last.

To place your order online please visit my online store and use host code E9CMED2B.

Thank you for stopping in today! I hope that you find some time to do a little crafting of your own this week.

Take care, stay safe and be creative!

~ Dee

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It’s A Birthday Bonanza!

Hello and welcome! It’s a birthday bonanza in my world for the month of May. I have so many friends and family members to celebrate this month 🙂

When the January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue was released I immediately fell in love with the Birthday Bonanza Suite. This fantastic grouping of products are perfect for creating any and all things Birthday!! The colours are bright, images and sentiments are fun, there are even little printed cello bags that could be filled with a birthday treat!

My first product based class from this catalogue featured the fabulous Birthday Bonanza Suite and it was a hit!! So without further adieu let me show you these amazing products 🙂

Birthday Bonanza Suite

Do you know one of the great things about this product suite? You can actually use the Bonanza Dies to cut images right from the Designer Series Paper (DSP). This makes for quick and easy projects as it eliminates the need to stamp and colour.

Let’s Create!

In addition to loving these products I also love the samples that are displayed in the catalogue. The creations in the photo below were all C.A.S.E’d (Copy And Share Everything) from page 34. I made a few little tweaks to make them my own but the overall project design came straight from the catalogue!

Here are a couple more cards that I made using these super fun products. Again the card on the bottom may look familiar, take a look at page 5 of the January – June Mini Catalogue.

Looking for Inspiration

Inspirations can come from many different sources. I encourage you to look at the Stampin’ UP! catalogues as an idea book, there are many great samples that can be recreated, tweaked and made to be your own! Sometimes we just need that little jump start to get the creativity flowing 🙂

I thoroughly enjoy using the Birthday Bonanza Suite in my papercrafting. Sadly these items are on the retiring items list, but I am happy to have them in my personal stash!! I know that this is one set that I will use for years to come.

Thank you for popping in today. I hope that you get to enjoy some crafty time yourself very soon.

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Happy Stamping!

~ Dee