Showing posts with label Houston TX card making class June 14 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Houston TX card making class June 14 2019. Show all posts

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Free As A Bird Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

  • Free As A Bird
  • Free As A Bird Bundle
  • Friday evening Cookies, Coffee & Cards Class, June 14, 2019

Card Ideas Using Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird Stamp Set

The Free As a Bird Stamp Set also comes as a bundle which includes the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, however, for today's card, I'm using the Stitched Shapes Dies for a change of pace.  Don't get me wrong, I love the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  This is another new suite in the annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  Its called the Bird Ballad Suite and you can check it out on pages 90-92 in the catalog.  If you love working with Blends Markers or Watercolor pencils, you'll love this set.  But don't be scared off if you don't, because many of the images in the stamp set are also available in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper already colored.  Relax and do a bit of fussy cutting, or use the papers as backgrounds, as-is.        


This card is based on a card I saw from another Elizabeth Price, from  I love the soft colors, especially the new Purple Posy background with the Petal Pink.

The cards uses Purple Posy as its basecard.  Then a layer of Whisper White.  Then another layer of Purple Posy.  Then for the image layer, I die cut a circle using the Stitched Shapes Dies out of Petal Pink.   

The birds were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored with blends.  One of the larger birds was stamped using the mirror image technique, which I demonstrated in this recent blog post.  

The birds were colored with Light Petal Pink Blends, Light Calypso Coral Blends, Light Daffodil Delight Blends, and Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends.  The branch was colored with Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends.  The Leaves were colored with Light and Dark Granny Apply Green Blends.  The flowers were colored with Light Petal Pink Blends and highlights of Light Calypso Coral were add.      

The sentiment from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento on the Purple Posy layer.  All of the birds, flowers, and leaves and branches were fussy cut.  I'm hoping Stampin' Up! finds a way to create a set of dies for this stamp set, as the fussy cutting took a long time -- but it was worth it when the card was finished!  


  • Stamps: Free As A Bird
  • Ink:   Tuxedo Black Memento, Light Petal Pink Blends, Light Calypso Coral Blends, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Blends, Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends, Light Daffodil Delight Blends
  • Paper: Purple Posy, Whisper White, Petal Pink 
  • Accessories Stitched Shapes Dies, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals

Take a closer look at all the ways you can purchase these items -- single items; bundles, or the entire Bird Ballad Suite.  The Suites include many coordinating items and are easily ordered using a single item number.  For close ups on any of these items, click on the images below.  You'll be taken to my online store.

Cookies, Coffee & Cards Class, Friday evening  - June 14

Friday evening, Laura and I are hosting a Cookies, Coffee, and Cards Class, , June 14, with cards using all-new sets and new Designer Series Papers from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  You owe yourself some "me" time at the end of a long, hard week, and this is the perfect way to relax.  Come join us!  

We would love to show you lots of new items from the catalog.  Plus, you'll see displays of more cards and project ideas, so bring your camera phone with plenty of memory to take photos.

You'll use new products to make 3 beautiful cards.  Pick up a free catalog if you don't already have one, color charts, and many new ideas for using the new stamp sets introduced by Stampin' Up! with the June 4 release of the new annual catalog.  You'll love sending these thoughtful, handmade cards to loved ones to celebrate something special.  You can customize your cards with alternative sentiments.

These are the three cards we'll stamp in Cookies, Coffee & Cards Class Friday, June 14, 2019

For a closer look at each project we'll make, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while visiting my Meetup registration site.  The Meetup photo album includes individual photos of each project we'll make.

Class size is limited, so register for this class now.  Your class fee of $15 for these projects will include precut materials, and embellishments. 

Can't make the class?  If you already have the stamps, punches and dies, just order the precut kit and stamp your kit contents in the comfort of your own home.  Register and use your PayPal account to pay. More info on my Meetup site. Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site and you'll receive notification of my upcoming classes.


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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