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!