Birds & Branches Birthday Card

Birds & Branches Birthday Card

A few weeks ago I shared some cards I made with this gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Bundle. I have to admit I’m slightly obsessed with these sweet little birds!

Today I’m sharing a couple more cards made with the Birds & Branches Bundle – this first one has a touch of Misty Moonlight and features some cute little paper flowers from the Boho Indigo product medley.

I love the touch of Misty Moonlight blue on the tummies of the birds, but seriously, how cute are these paper flowers from the Boho Indigo product medley?

They come in two sizes with the little brown wooden button already in the centre of the flower – but you don’t have to buy the entire medley to get the flowers as they also come in the Boho Medley refill.

I cut my branch from one of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper DSP sheets and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom bundle.

Card two just uses the Birds and More dies, this time with the In Good Taste DSP as the background layer behind the birds. Doesn’t this wood grain paper look so realistic!

I die cut my birds out of Crumb Cake card stock and finished off the card with a double bow of linen thread.

In case you missed my post four weeks ago, this was the birdhouse card I made also using the Birds & Branches Bundle and the stitched triangle dies. You can see more photos of this card and how I made it here.

These are the stitched triangle dies and Birds and More Dies I used to make my birdhouse card.

The soft pink is Blushing Bride and I used my water painter to add a touch of it to their tummies.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 5 Blushing Bride

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 5 Blushing Bride

Welcome to week five of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 5 -Blushing Bride

Blushing Bride is part of the Subtles collection of colours. It is available as a Classic Stampin’ Pad and ink refill, Stampin’ Write marker, Subtle Designer Series Paper and Gorgeous Posies Card Kit, or you can purchase it within any of the Subtles collections.

My card today is a sweet little birdhouse that features the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Bundle. How cute are these little birds!

Blushing Bride looks amazing with any shade of brown so this is the colour combination I chose today.

I wanted to create a birdhouse very simply without using fussy templates so I decided to make a square card that folds at the top and then attach a roof to the top fold.

The new Triangle stitched dies made this super easy to do – I simply attached them to the top fold with Tear’n’tape after my card was completed.

Here’s a closer look at my sweet little birds. I stamped them in Sahara Sand and then Early Espresso – To create my birds with Two-Step Stampin’, I stamped the silhouette image in Sahara Sand and then stamped the detailed image in Early Espresso. I used my water painter to add a touch of Blushing Bride to their tummies.

The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty paper, Gold Metallic Trim and Gilded Gems in the middle of the Blushing Bride flowers are the final touch, with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set stamped in Early Espresso.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Blushing Bride today.

Just click on the links below to see what they’ve all made.

  1. Michele Taylor
  2. Tina Gillespie
  3. Diane Furniss
  4. Fiona Ryan
  5. Theresa Gerrard
  6. Kate Morgan
  7. Sharon Davern
  8. Christine Blain
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Rachel Woollard
  11. Vicki Boucher
  12. Caroline Manwaring
  13. Kathryn Ruddick
  14. Andrea Sargent
  15. Sujatha Harding

Thanks so much for hopping along with the Art With Heart Team on our weekly Colour Creations Showcase. If you missed any of the previous colours you can see them all here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the new 2020-22 In Colours: Bumble Bee. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, any of the ladies in the AWH Colour Creations Showcase or click on the product links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 7 Blushing Bride

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 7 Blushing Bride

Welcome to week 7 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the subtles family: Blushing Bride.

Originally I had decided to make a card inspired by the stunning colour combination in the Tropical Escapade Designer Series Paper – Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce – but when I sat down the make this card last weekend, inspiration ended up coming from a far more personal place.

On Sunday morning at 6.30am, a group of us gathered at Freshwater Beach to remember my friend Justine, who was shot dead one year ago by a police officer in the United States. It’s had to believe it’s a year since we last gathered together on this beach in total shock and disbelief, throwing pink flowers into the ocean…and even harder to believe we still don’t understand why she was killed.

This year we once again celebrated Justine’s beautiful, caring and kind nature with pink flowers (her favourite colour), but this time we laid the flowers around a heart made of candles.

Have you ever seen such a beautiful heart?

When I came home to make my card for this week I was so inspired by that heart of pink flowers, which is why I decided to make my card using the stunning Petal Promenade DSP.

I began by layering a piece of the DSP onto a whisper white card and then I laid a piece of vellum over the DSP to allow the elements on the top of the card to stand out against (rather than compete with) such a strong background visual. I love the way vellum softens the DSP but still allows it to shine.

Did you notice that stunning rose on the front of my card? It’s from the “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit, which is incredibly appropriate for this card because Justine really was one of the kindest people you’d ever meet.

In addition to the rose from the “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit, this card uses a lot of my favourite Stampin’ Up! things, including burlap ribbon, linen thread, and that darling little “for you” tag from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and its matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies.

I die cut the other elements on the front of this card with the Petals and More Thinlits and the Tropical Thinlits. I’m really loving this colour combination of Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow!

To complete the inside of this card I decided to add a stamped and punched out Happy Birthday and some more Petals and More Thinlits in Blushing Bride and Whisper White.

The “Notes of Kindness” Card Kit also comes with the most beautiful envelopes lined with Blushing Bride DSP…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these envelopes! I specifically made my card to fit in this gorgeous envelope.

The recipient of this card will be another incredibly kind person…my Aunty Rob, who has just turned 82.

Aunty Rob’s late husband, my Uncle Bob, was an amazing gardener who grew the most beautiful roses in their garden, so I’m hoping the roses on this card will bring back fond memories for Aunty Rob when I catch up with her for a belated birthday lunch this week.

Aunty Rob, Uncle Bob and Justine…these beautiful pink roses remind me of just how lucky I’ve been to have such kind and generous people in my life. 

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the regals family: Cajun Craze.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact any of the ladies in the AWH blog or click on the product links below.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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