Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Sneak Peek

Good morning!  It’s Monday and, more importantly!, it’s the day before the day before the new catalog goes live!  New Catalog Eve Eve??  Are you so excited?  I know I am – I made my gotta-have-it-RIGHT-NOW list yesterday.  It’s…well.  Looooonnnngggg!  I can tell you, if I wasn’t already a demonstrator, I’d be cashing in on the Bundle Bash Joining Special and getting that 20% discount, for sure!!

Was that a broad enough hint?!  ROFL!!

Anywho…you MIGHT – when you decide to take advantage of the awesome special, pick Birds & Branches as your FREE BUNDLE!  I made my card with it – and some of the new In Colors – for you to take a peek!  It’s not quite a fun-fold, but…it’s just a smidge different than normal.  Take a look-see:

It’s ALSO kinda hard to photograph.  Let’s try this…. the front is shorter than the back – can you see it here?

The layout was inspired by the sketch side of this week’s FUSION Challenge.

And, since I love a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, I played along there, too!  I went right across the middle row!

I started with a regular Just Jade card base, and trimmed off the bottom 1 1/8″ of the front.

I cut a second piece of Just Jade, the same size as the front of the card base, and embossed it in the new Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next, I used the pretty circle die in the Birds & More Dies set (bundled with the Birds & Branches stamp set), and cut it from the middle of a piece of Bumble Bee paper from the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP.

I cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and cut the bottom with the edge die in the Birds & More die set.

I cut another piece of Just Jade and embossed it in the Tasteful Textile 3D folder and adhered it to the Cinnamon Cider mat with Liquid Glue.  Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the Bumble Bee piece over top.

I wrapped a length of Cinnamon Cider 1/4″ Ribbon around the panel, securing it in back with Glue Dots.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the shortened card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the little bird from Birds & Branches in Misty Moonlight on Very Vanilla, then colored him with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends combo and cut him with the matching die in the Birds & More Die set.

I created my collage with a couple of wood leaves from the new In Good Taste Elements adhered with Glue Dots, the die cut bird, a double-loop Linen Thread bow, and a Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped two sentiments from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set (in the current catalog and carrying over – yeah!!) in Misty Moonlight on a Very Vanilla panel – making sure the bottom sentiment was visible with the card closed.

Slightly over the top sentiment, in stamped-off-once Misty Moonlight, I added my little bird.  Then I used the fill-in stamp over top, in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  I also used stamped-off-once Crumb Cake to add little bird-feet and a branch!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cinnamon Cider mat and into my Just Jade card base, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the bird image – but in full-strength ink – on the front…

…and more of the Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  How sweet are the little birds – with their teeny tiny bird-feet!! – in this Birds & Branches stamp set??!  And the nest – and eggs!!  Add in the gorgeous circle and edge dies in the bundled Birds & More Dies set and…we have a winner, y’all!


I hope you like and have added this one to YOUR long gotta-have-it-right-now list! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!






P.S.  Today and tomorrow – that’s it. Then the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog retiring products will be gone!  Don’t miss out!


The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

Starts on 3 June!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 20, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!

Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Starting on 3 June!

Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!





Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.

Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!

Catalog Shares Close Tomorrow!!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!  I’ll close the ordering on 2 Jun!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Just Jade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″ – then 1 1/8″ cut from the bottom of the front panel); 4″ x 4 3/8″ (embossed front panel); 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (embossed panel behind die cut DSP

Cinnamon Cider Card Stock: 4″ x 4″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Birds & More die cut bird on front

2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  (with Birds & More die cut circle in center); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

Ready to go feed our ponies, Mom!

I’ll bring Mr.Horse to meet them.

Whatcha think??

Yeah – you’re right.  He should wait here!

I’ll be right back, Mr. Horse!



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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Sneak Peek

  1. The little bird looks like she gathered a beautiful bow and will deconstruct for her nest 🙂 I love your card even though I am not a fan of cards that can’t stand on their own. I’ve made a few and have vowed not to do another. Your coloring and layering is wundebar par usual.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah – it was tough – but…at least I had my handy little card holder-upper! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. I love your card Mary! The design is perfect. Such a mean Mom to make Finn leave is favorite toy in the house instead of taking it to the barn… 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      I know. I AM a mean ole Mom! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Gerri K

    Mary, Great card! Love the way you colored the bird and the wood leaves are perfect.
    Thanks for today’s Finn story. They always make me smile and we could all use a little of that these days.

    • stampsnlingers

      True that. Seems like there’s not much good news these days. 🙁 Thanks for letting me know that I can give you a smile! 🙂

  4. I love your card…all the elements work together so nicely and I just love that little bird! This is an awesome bundle for sure! Thanks for playing with my Tic Tac Toe grid this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, LeAnne – it was a fun challenge. And yes – it’s a really cool bundle! 🙂

  5. Love how you interpreted the sketch Mary. Great colour scheme and lovely 3D elements. Thanks for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge this fortnight. Tristan DT.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Tristan – appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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