Cards, My Creations

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

Cards, My Creations, Product Showcase

Above the Clouds

Hi and welcome! Today let’s talk about the adorable Above The Clouds Bundle. This bundle consists of the Above The Clouds stamp set and the coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch. Sadly both of these items are being retired and are available until June 2nd OR while supplies last! If either of these items have been on your wish-list now is the time to order!!

I love this bundle! The images and sentiments are so versatile that the possibilities really are endless. From graduation, a job promotion, or a big move to a simple heartfelt “hi friend” this stamp set has you covered. Lift your loved ones up with all kinds of projects featuring the Above The Clouds Bundle.

These are two of the cards that I have designed using this fabulous set. I used the masking technique to get the background in the card on the left. Then I added some heat embossed white clouds and a Happy Birthday greeting from the Seaside Notions stamp set.

In the card on the right I have stamped and punched the hot air balloon image in Rococo Rose and added a little sparkle using the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. This card would make a wonderful wedding card for a happy couple.

See it in Action

Stampin’ UP! has a great video showcasing the Above The Clouds Bundle .. check it out by clicking on the link below, Check out the little tip about how you can stamp your balloon and basket and punch them both out at once. This is a great tip and a time saver too!

Isn’t that a handy tip? It works for many of the builder punches and saves fiddling around with getting all those little pieces lined up in the punch.

Please remember that this set is on the Last Chance product list and is only available until June 2nd or while supplies last. If you would like to order yours today visit my online store and use host code E9CMED2B before you check out!

Thank you for popping in today! I hope that you find a little time in your day to be creative and spread a little sunshine into the world.

Happy Stamping!

~ Dee

Cards, My Creations, Techniques

A Fun Marble Background Technique

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I want to share with you a simple and fun marble background technique. With just a few basic supplies you can make fabulous backgrounds for your next project!

For this technique you just need the following supplies; marbles, cardstock, ink refills and a container with a lid. That’s it!!

The first card that I created using the Marble technique features the Crafting Forever stamp set. This stamp set is being retired and will not be in the new catalogue being released in June.

For this card I chose a primary colour scheme … Crushed Curry, Pacific Point and Calypso Coral. I love the way the colours all came together!

Next I decided to go with a softer feel using the Daisy Lane stamp set.

This is one of my favourite stamp sets from the current catalogue … I love daisies! There are coordinating punches for both of the daisy images which makes creating with this set super easy!

For this background I chose to use Seaside Spray, Flirty Flamingo and Rococo Rose. Together they made the perfect background for the card I was creating.

This inking technique is so much fun, I could have kept creating all day!!

You’ll be creating beautiful backgrounds in a multiple of colours in no time at all!

Let Me Show You How

I have done up a video tutorial on this fun marble background technique and posted it to my YouTube channel. Click on the link below to check it out! I will post a complete list of the products that I used for both cards below the YouTube link.

Supply List for Card #1


Supply List for Card #2


Thank you so much for popping in today. I hope that you enjoyed the post and feel inspired to give this fun technique a try!

If you want to try another fun background techniques check out this prior post Leave a Little Sparkle

Happy Stamping!

~ Dee