Monday, May 18, 2020

Bird Ballad Anniversary Card and some other card ideas

Bird Ballad Stamp Set
One of the designer series paper packs I am going to miss when the new catalogue comes out in June  is the one that I featured in the anniversary card - Bird Ballad designer series paper.

It has so many beautiful designs. I especially love the birds that have been coloured in and seated on beautiful branches with leaves and little flowers. I have fussy cut numbers of these little scenes and popped them up on card fronts.  I thought the pair of birds shown above were perfect to wish my friends a happy anniversary.

There are many choices of birds for your cards. Here is one who landed on my card's windowsill to wish someone a cheery hello!

Free as a Bird stamp set

This trio of birds made a fancy card even fancier. I made my backgrund by making a grid of coloured cardstock squares, then layering a laser cut sheet on top, and finally adding my popped up birds and a pretty bow.

Free as a Bird

Quick cards are possible using a stamped image of the birds  on top of the designer series paper. The single stamped bird looks mighty fine on the envelope. The birds take next to no time to colour with Stampin' Blends.

Free as a Bird

I made a Z fold card for a special friend's birthday, this time highlighting the pretty flowers on the designer series paper, but making sure I added in some fussy cut little birds at the front.

Free as a Bird

So can you see how beautiful and versatile this designer series paper is?

It won't be available much longer.

If you want to grab a pack or two, order from SusanSalutations as soon as you can to avoid being disappointed.

It could sell out any time now.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Grace's Garden

Oh my word, I just love Grace's Garden stamp set and dies. When I saw it in the Stampin' Up! catalogue, I knew I had to buy it. And it didn't disappoint!

I chose shades of purple to make my garden card as the birthday girl I made it for loves purple.  

It was fun finding out how I could make all sorts of tones of purple with my inks and an aqua painter. 

Here's how it turned out:

Grace's Garden

 Isn't it beautiful? The stamps and dies are just wonderful to work with! It also helped that I was making this card for a good friend who, like so many of us, was facing a birthday in lock down. She is also an avid crafter and gardener, so this bundle of goodies was made for her!

You can see how dimensional the card front is, with fence palings, plants, a cat and a bird all popping off the page.

Grace's Garden

 I decorated inside my card and the envelope as well.

Grace's Garden

This bundle is still available in my online store, so hop on over there and grab them if you like them as much as I do :) I cannot guarantee the bundle will still be in the new catalogue in June, so you can get a discount on these products till June 2nd or until the bundles run out.