Cards, My Creations

Flowers For Every Season

Hello and welcome! Today I am sharing with you the beautiful Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. This stunning 6″ x 6″ paper collection has floral imagery for all four seasons and is super fun to use.

Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

One of the things that I love most about this paper is that you don’t need to add a lot to make a very pretty card. Today I created two cards both using the same layout but swapping out the DSP and cardstock. This simple card design was seen on a fellow Demonstrator’s site and I fell in love with it.

I have posted a tutorial on making this card on my YouTube Channel and will include the steps and measurements here for you as well.

Let’s Make the Card

To begin you’ll need a Just Jade card base cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored in half at 5-1/2″. Next have a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″. Emboss this piece using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. This layer can be adhered directly on to your card base.

Next you will need a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and three strips of DSP each 4″ x 1″.

Wrap a piece of Just Jade gingham ribbon around and attach it to the back of the Whisper White cardstock. Next you will attach this piece to the embossed layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Flowers For Every Season Designer series paper Stampin' Up!

Tie bows and attach the ribbon layers as explained in the video tutorial. I used the So Sentimental stamp set and the Sending Healing Hugs greeting for my card. This is stamped with Misty Moonlight ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Using the Label Me Lovely punch I cut it out and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I also decorated the inside of the card to add a bit of fun in there too. I did this with a layers of cardstock; Misty Moonlight 4″ x 5-1/4″ and Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 5″. Then added a strip of coordinating DSP cut at 1″ x 3-3/4″.

Like I said before, I love this simple layout and the Flowers For Every Season DSP.

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Host Code for June

If you would like to place an order please visit my online store and use June’s host code 36A6B9ZA.

Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!

~ Dee


Creative Challenge #5

Hello and welcome!! It’s Friday which means it’s time for Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #5.

Thank you to everyone that has participated in the past challenges. It has been so fun to see all of your beautiful creations. If you haven’t already posted your sketch challenge from last week, please 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 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 I have a colour combo to share with you.

#cwbcreativechallenge No. 5

Melon Mambo is one of my all-time favourite Stampin’ Up! colours and these three colours together are spectacular. Your challenge this week is to use these three colours together. If you don’t have these exact colours, don’t worry … use something that you have that is close (orange, pink & navy).

Use these colours in any way that you like… design a card, scrapbook layout or any other type of paper-craft. Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge in the comment so that I can find it.

The deadline to get your project for Creative Challenge #5 completed is Friday June 12th at 11:00pm. Don’t forget that everyone that participates in this week’s challenge will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!!

Take care, stay safe and be creative! I can’t wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping in today,

~ Dee

My Creations

The New Catalogue is Here!

Hello stampin’ friends and welcome! The new catalogue is here!! This beautiful catalogue is live today, you can now see and order all of the fabulous new products.

2020-21 Stampin' UP Annual Catalogue

Stampin’ Up! has also released a Beginner Brochure that has some amazing, simple and fun products and kits. This brochure is designed with beginners in mind but anyone can purchase these great products!

2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Beginner Brochure

June Promotions

June also has some great new promotions that I would like to share with you today. First is the Annual Catalogue Kick Off Celebration promotion!!

Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Kick Off Promotion

Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. Qualifying purchase/party is $300 and you receive an additional $30 in Stampin’ Rewards!! If you have a huge wish list or would like to host a Virtual Stampin’ Party now is the perfect time to do so.

The second promotion for the month of June is the Pick A Free Bundle offer.

Stampin' Up! recruiting promotion

It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit—already a great value at $135 CAD (no shipping or tax) for $165 CAD worth of products —but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. There could not be a better time to join my team!

I am super excited about all of the wonderful products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and about these 2 great promotions for the month of June. I have previously shared a couple of my favourite products with you. If you’ve missed them be sure to check them out; Tasteful Touches, Jar of Flowers & Celebrate Sunflowers.

I will be posting product share offers and other virtual class information in the coming days. Please check back often and if you haven’t already please sign up to receive my post notifications in your email so you don’t miss a thing!

Thank you for popping by today … live, laugh, love and be creative!!

~ Dee

Cards, Product Showcase

Tasteful Touches

Hello and welcome! Today I want to introduce you to the fabulous Tasteful Touches bundle from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. Just two more sleeps until this beautiful catalogue goes Live!!

This bundle is so versatile! Today I created three cards all with a completely different look and feel. This first card features my favourite stamp in this set ,,, the beautiful feather!

I stamped the feathers in five different colours; Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay.

Using a strip of vellum cardstock I stamped the sentiment with Jet Black Staz On ink. Then I layered it on top of the feathers and love how the beautiful stamped images still show through. For a finishing touch I added the pretty wooden sprigs which come with the In Good Taste Elements and a couple of rhinestones for bling!

Touches of Misty Moonlight

My second card has more of an elegant, monochromatic theme to it.

I am really enjoying the addition of the five new 2020-2022 In-Colours to my crafting colour palette. This card features one of these new In-Colours , Misty Moonlight. I love this new blue!!

Using the Stitched Lace dies I cut out that pretty lacy background and layered it over Misty Moonlight cardstock.

I stamped the pretty floral image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and added colour using a sponge dauber and some Misty Moonlight ink. With my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write marker I coloured the yellow centers of the flowers in .

I love how Stampin’ UP! provides us with so many coordinating elements to choose from. Just look at how perfectly the cardstock, ink, ribbon and enamel dots match making coordination so simple… Love it!!

In Good Taste Product Suite

Here is the third card that I created today using the In Good Taste product suite. This suite consists of the Tasteful Touches bundle, In Good Taste DSP, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and the In Good Taste Elements.

Wow, I had so much fun layering these stamp images in a collage kind of format. The versatility of these images is endless. They would make amazing backgrounds for all sorts of cards and scrapbook layouts. My colour scheme for this card is Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso. The textured looking DSP that the images are stamped on is part of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper . This paper pack is one you will see me using time and time again.

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I hope that you enjoyed this sneak peek at the In Good Taste product suite. Thank you for popping by today!

Happy Stamping!

~ Dee


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