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

Birdsnest Clubs

New 2020-2022 In-Colour Club

Hello and welcome!! Today I am super excited to announce that the new 2020-2022 In-Colour Club registration is now OPEN!

These beautiful new In-Colour products will be released in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue on June 3rd. By joining this club you will add all 5 of these gorgeous new colours to your crafting collection! The club will run for 5 months and each month you will receive a kit featuring one of these five new in-colours. When the club ends in October you will have the whole collection

What’s in the In-Colour Monthly Kit?

Each month your fabulous 2020-2022 In-Colour Club kit will include the following:

  • 24 sheets of 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (2 markers – light and dark)*
  • 8 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • 2 yards of 1/4″ Twill Ribbon
  • Colour Coach card
  • Supplies to make the card of the month

*Stampin’ Blends do not come in Bumblebee so for that kit you will receive a full package of In-Colour Enamel Dots instead.

What are the Details?

This exciting New In-Colour Club will start in June and run through until October 2020. Upon registering you are committed to the full five months. The cost of the monthly kit is $60 (+ shipping if you do not live locally.) The last day to register is Sunday May 31st.

Payment for the club will be due on the 1st of each month starting June 1st. Payment can be made by e-transfer, credit card, or cash.

With the current situation that we are all facing (COVID_19 ) we will not be meeting in person for this club. I will however, be hosting an exclusive monthly ZOOM meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm. This will give us a chance to virtually be together to chat and create the card of the month.

Stampin’ UP! does not allow me to pre-stamp images to be included with kits of any kind, so here is how we will deal with that. I will have the card designed ahead of time and prior to the payment deadline on the 1st I will release which stamp set I will be using for that month’s card. You can then decide if you would like to add it on to your monthly kit. If you do not, that is totally fine as I’m sure that you will have something in your stamp stash that you can use instead :).

Once the products arrive and I have the monthly kits assembled I will contact you to make arrangements to get it to you. If you do not live locally then the kit will be mailed.

Register Now

I hope that you love these colours as much as I do and are excited to be a part of my first “Virtual” In-Colour Club. Contact me to register and mark your calendars, we are going to have a lot of fun 🙂

Thanks for stopping by … Happy Friday!

~ Dee

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

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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