For the Birds and Fresh Prints

for the birds wagon

My card today includes an older stamp set paired with a new designer paper.  I love combining things that Stampin' Up! hasn't shown together to create a different look.

  • I started out using Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack for the paper and to pick up the color scheme – Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and a hint of Daffodiil Delight.
  • I love the For the Birds stamp set!  It's a great one especially if you're just starting out because there are so many images and lots of different sentiments.  There's even a stamp for Christmas – click here to see what I've done with it.  Here's what's contained in this great set:

for the birds

  • The very best paper to stamp and watercolor using Stampin' Up!'s stamp pads and Aqua Painter is our Watercolor Paper.  It's so easy to get a nice watercolored image this way!  My second choice in paper for watercoloring is Stampin' Up! Naturals White (Item No. 102316) or Naturals Ivory (Item No. 101849).  The Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock are designed to stamp images beautifully, but because of their tight surface, they don't take the water as well.
  • Circles are punched using the 2-1/2" Circle Punch, or you could also use the Circles Framelits.
  • I added some Real Red Stitched Ribbon, a Real Red cardstock flower using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and added a Daffodil Delight Candy Dot to the center to pull in the yellow from the watercolored image.

for the birds wagon closeup

Don't Forget!

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Christmas Birdie


There are so many beautiful brand new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog, that I almost forgot to pull out some tried and true "oldies" from my shelf!  I'm featuring Serene Snowflakes and For the Birds stamp sets in my card today.  While I love the new Festive Flurry snowflake stamp set, I still enjoy having Serene Snowflakes for the smaller images.

  • Stumped for a fun color combination?  Just turn to the Color Coach!  This is my shoebox swap from our weekend retreat.  I really like to use unusual colors for my Christmas cards, and I chose Bermuda Bay as my color for our swap.  When I headed to my Color Coach for help, I found that adding Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar made for perfect colors for my card.
  • For the Birds is a terrific set to have on hand.  There are images for lots of different occasions.
  • You'll need the Circle Collection Framelits to cut a nice large circle for the backdrop.
  • I stamped the image in Black StazOn Ink on Naturals White cardstock then watercolored with an Aqua Painter.
  • Dazzling Diamonds and 2-Way Glue Pen adds a splash of ice underneath our skating friend.
  • Love our Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon – perfect for this card.
  • Add a couple of Rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes.

Don't Forget
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Item No. 132001 For the Birds wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 126407 For the Birds clear $24.95
Item No. 131206 Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Item No. 130911 Circles Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 100425 2-Way Glue Pen A$4.50
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter $4.50
Item No. 103954 Aqua Painters $16.95
Item No. 102316 Naturals White cardstock (40) $7.50
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
For the Birds

FOR THE BIRDS – Item No. 132001 For the Birds wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 126407 For the Birds clear $24.95

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