Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sweet Songbirds for PP589

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Jaydee is hosting our Theme Challenge.
I just love the “Birds and/or Bees” Theme Jaydee selected! Our yard is in full bloom right now so this challenge came at the perfect time. It is so wonderful to sit outside and enjoy the buzzing bees & beautiful songs from the birds. The cardinals are always my favorite to listen to and watch! 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo: 
The new Stampin’ Up!® 2022-2023 Annual Catalog goes live on May 3rd. I’m so excited for all of the fun new stamping goodies! For my card, I decided to use the new Sweet Songbirds stamp set and coordinating Songbird Builder Punch to create my own little cardinal inspired by the little guy in my yard. This is such a fun set to create with! I also used three of the new In Colors: Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party. This year’s In Colors might be some of my favorite of ALL TIME! I’m having so much fun using them already. 

I actually made a bunch of these cards for my team swaps for the month. As a demonstrator, we can only order a limited amount of products during the catalog preorder. After I got started, I wasn’t sure I was going to have enough In Color Designer Series Paper for all of my swap cards. I had already used quite a bit on some other projects. So, I decided to create a fun pop of color and pattern in the background using 1/2” cardstock strips. This is a great way to use up some scraps and you could even make them a little smaller or larger, depending on the look you are going for. I also embossed the background with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, which was a perfect match for this sweet songbird! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Sweet Sorbet Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”, embossed with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-3/4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party Cardstock: 1-3/4” x 1/2” pieces, adhered to the 1-3/4” x 5-1/4” Basic White Cardstock as shown. Trim off excess. 
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut a a 3” circle from the Layering Circles Dies, stamp branch, leaves and musical notes
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp songbird, flowers and leaf
  • Mango Melody Cardstock: scrap to punch out two bird beaks (one for front and one inside card)
  • 2022-2024 In Color Designer Series Paper: scrap to punch one bird wing in polka dot pattern
  • Tahitian Tide Baker’s Twine and Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp scene
  • Sweet Sorbet Cardstock (inside card): scrap to punch one bird wing
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I stamped a little scene to keep the party going from the front of the card. I love that little bird, just walking along and singing his happy song. So cute! I skipped the sentiment to leave room for a handwritten thank you note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fun         “Birds and/or Bees”Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 6th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

Note: The Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set (#158721) and Songbird Builder Punch (#158726) will be available starting May 3, 2022. They can also be purchased together for a 10% discount on 5/3 using Item #158727.

Also the new In Colors (Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party) will also be available starting May 3rd, 2022. 

Product List


  1. Anne Marie, your little bird is too cute! Love the embossing too and the color blocking! Have a great week!

  2. What a sweet little bird, this is cute!

  3. What a cute way to highlight these new fun colors as well as this sweet little bird set! Those birdie friends make me smile!

  4. Your card is adorable! Love all the beautiful, bright colors! Such a cheery card! :)

  5. Anne Marie, this is sooooo cute. These colors are my favorite and that sweet little birdie steals the show. SOOOOO tweet! You rocked this challenge, My Friend!

  6. Love this Anne Marie! The striped border is so fun and the embossed music notes compliment your sweet songbird perfectly. Great job!

  7. Adorable, Anne Marie. Those bright colors just make me smile. I agree, I love listening to the Cardinals. hugs, jaydee

  8. Absolutely adorable, Anne Marie! Great color choices! This little bird is SO sweet. I LOVE the sentiment with the music notes. What a day brightener this card will be!

  9. Adorable card, Anne Marie! I am loving these bright, fun new in colors :) I really like the cardstock stripes on the left and the bit of whimsy with the polka dot wing on the bird. We've started opening the windows at night when we go to bed so now I hear the birds singing (LOTS of birds) every morning when I wake up.

  10. I'm with you, Anne Marie, I'm loving these new colors! Your stripes pack such a punch on this adorable card!


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Anne Marie