Cards, Techniques

Senior Years

Hello and welcome! Today I have a pair of His and Hers retirement cards to share with you using the Senior Years stamp set.

Senior Years Retirement cards

The Senior Years stamp set is filled with funny age-reference sentiments and these two adorable images. Using just this stamp set you can make some fantastic birthday and retirement cards. Just add in some other sayings and the possibilities with these images will be endless!

Senior Years stamp set

His & Hers Senior Years Retirement Cards

Starting with a card I had seen on Pinterest I created this fun masculine retirement card. I used the inked embossing folder technique to get make the brick background. To do this you simply ink the raised side of your embossing folder before running it through your embossing machine. I love how it gives that distress look to the brick and it is super easy to clean … just rinse folder under water and dry!!

With the Stitched Rectangles dies I cut out three rectangles in different sizes and layered them together. Using the stitched banner die included with the Tasteful Labels dies I cut out the retirement sentiment on Just Jade.

I “bumped” up the sweet little banner with dimensionals and then pulled out my Stampin’ Blends to colour! I just love how it turned out 🙂

Next I created this pretty feminine retirement card in much the same manner.

I used a softer colour scheme of Petal Pink, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Calypso Coral. This is one of my go-to colour combinations at the moment!

To add a little humour and to complete the card I have stamped the inside of both cards.

Thank you so much for popping in today! I will include a full list of the products I used to make both of these cards at the end of my post.

Bonus Days Promotion

If you would like to order and take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion you have until the end of July. You earn a $6 coupon to use in August for every $60 you spend (before shipping and tax) in July. July host code can be found in the Teal banner at the top of my blog page.

Happy stamping!!

~ Dee

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Creative Challenge #11

Hello and welcome!!! Hip, Hip, Hooray it’s Friday which means it is time for Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #11!

Thank you to all of you that participated in last week’s creative challenge I loved seeing all of the Christmas in July projects that you posted!! . 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 10 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 live tomorrow morning at 10am on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page to draw a random winner. The deadline to get your Christmas in July project posted is tonight at 11pm.

Creative Colour Challenge #11

It’s time for another colour challenge this week. I have picked a colour scheme that I found very inspiring … such a pretty combination!

When I see these colours together I think beach-time, ice cream, flowers, poolside … and on and on!! I can not wait to see what these colours inspire from you. Remember the challenge can be anything from a card, scrapbook layout, home decor or 3D item. If you do not have these Stampin’ Up! colours don’t worry just use something close from your collection!!

Once you have your colour challenge complete please post it in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge 11 in the comment so I can find it. Photos can also be emailed to me if you don’t use social media at birdsnestdesigns@gmail.com.

You have from now until 11pm on Friday July 24th to have your creation complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the weekly random prize draw.

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

~ Dee

My Creations

Scrapbooking Global July 2020 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome! Today I am super excited to share with you my layout for the Scrapbooking Global July 2020 Blog Hop.

This month’s theme was chosen by Design Team Member Mai Chapelain.

Mai has chosen “Monochromatic” as July’s theme.

At first I wasn’t sure where to go with this theme. I typically use a variety of colours to offset one another in my designs. This was a fun challenge for me… sticking to shades of just one colour!

My “Teal” Monochromatic Blog Hop Layout

Whale of A Time Monochramitic Scapbook Layout Stampin' Up!

I have absolutely fallen in love with the Whale Of A Time product suite in the Annual Catalogue. Everything about it is fabulous … it is adorable, has sparkle and is super fun!

The monochromatic colour scheme that I used is Pretty Peacock, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party. I added in a couple of additional Stampin’ Up! products in addition to the ones found in this suite. I’ll show you those right up close!!

Here I have used the Stitched Triangle dies. These are so versatile and the stitched edges give them the perfect finishing touch! Those adorable whales are cut out of the Designer Series Paper … and bonus – the largest one fits perfectly in the punch! I have tucked in some of the beautiful shimmery ribbon and added a few sequins to add the right amount of under the sea sparkle.

In this corner of my layout I have incorporated the sea foliage die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. There are 4 in total, cut out of Pool Party cardstock and the lovely Rainbow Glimmer sheets. Cute Mr. Turtle was also cut out of the Designer Series Paper … he is so stinkin’ cute.

Lastly, I used the Tailored Tag punch to flag the end of this title banner. The Whale Done stamp set is filled with awesome sentiments that can be used for both scrapbooking and cardmaking. The versatility of this whole suite is limitless.

Now I just need to find the right photos to complete the layout!!

I hope that you have enjoyed my post and the monochromatic layout that I have designed. Thank you so much for stopping in today! Up next in our Scrapbooking Global July 2020 Blog Hop is the lovely Libby Dyson from Australia.

Next blog hop participant

Take care, stay safe & Happy Stamping!!

~ Dee

Scrapbooking Global July 2020 Blog Hop Participants

To see more of this amazing Whale Of A Time product suite check out this video. Remmeber, if you order this month you will earn a $6 Bonus Days coupon to use in August!! Earn one coupon for every $60 spent before shipping & tax. July host code is ATB42PBC.

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Creative Challenge #10

Hello and welcome!! Hard to believe that another week has flown by and it’s time for Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #10. Ten already … I can’t believe it!!

It is so exciting to receive all of your challenge project photos … I love seeing all of this creativity each week. Thank you to everyone that is participating!!

If you haven’t already posted your sketch challenge from last week, remember that you have until 11:00pm tonight to get it posted. Please post it to my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #10 in the comment so that I can find it. You can also email a picture of your finished project to me if you don’t use Facebook and I will post it for you.

Be sure to pop on to my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page Saturday morning at 10:00am when I will be live to draw the random winner for the sketch challenge!

This Week’s Creative Challenge

For this week’s Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge it’s Christmas in July!! That’s right … this week’s challenge is to create a Christmas project. Card, scrapbook layout or home decor piece. I can’t wait to see what festive creations you all come up with!

For those of you that like the sketches I have one for you to use if you want.

Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #10 – Optional sketch

This sketch can be used if you need or want a little help in getting your project started but is not the challenge itself. Your challenge is anything “Christmas in July”.

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #10 in the comment so that I can find it.

The deadline to get your project for Creative Challenge #10 completed is Friday July 17th at 11:00pm. Remember, everyone that participates in this week’s challenge will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday at 10:00am!!

Take care, stay safe and be creative! I look forward to seeing this week’s Christmas themed projects.

Thanks for popping by,

~ Dee

Cards, My Creations

Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share a little Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions stamp set. This returning stamp set is one of my all time favourites!!

Especially at this time of the year we would all love to be hanging out by the seaside. With the Seaside Notions stamp set, you can create the seaside from your craft room with shells, coral, sand, and seahorses galore!  I adore this set with it’s sketch style lines and fabulous sea images.

Mirror Image Stamping Technique

I was able to create the reverse stamp of the seahorse by using the mirror image stamping technique. If you haven’t tried this technique before check out the video I created showing just how simple it is!

Using my much loved Stampin’ Blends I coloured the beautiful seahorses and shells. The colour combo that I have chosen is Seaside Spray, Petal Pink and Crumb Cake,

To add some extra interest I popped in a new Square Vellum Doily in behind the images. I love how this adds a soft, subtle touch to my card. Fussy cutting the stamped shells out was a breeze and they are so pretty!

Can you see that amazing embossed crumb cake layer? I have used the Seabed 3D embossing folder from the Whale Of A Time product suite. It pairs beautifully with the Seaside Notions stamp set.

To finish the card off I brought in a few additional products. I punched the tiny little hearts out using the Dog punch and the sentiment is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.

I am delighted with the way that this card has turned out, all of the elements came together so well.

Thank you for stopping by today, I am so happy that you did. I hope that you enjoyed this Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions post and that my creation has inspired you for a little crafting time of your own.

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Bonus Days Are Here

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From July 1st through August 3rd you will earn a $6 coupon for every $60 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products. The $60 does not include shipping or tax and the $6 coupon(s) can be redeemed August 4 – 31st, 2020. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn so shop all month!

If ordering online be sure to use July’s host code ATB42PBC.

Until next time … take care and be creative!!

~ Dee