Sunday, February 5, 2023

Sweet Songbirds for PP626

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely LeAnne is hosting our Theme Challenge.
Our theme this week is “A Song is in the Air” so there are lots of possibilities with this one. I sure hope you will get crafty and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create with this fun Theme Challenge!  

*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: 
As soon as I saw this challenge I was drawn to use the Sweet Songbirds stamp set and coordinating Songbird Builder Punch from the Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog. I just love that chubby little bird who is just hopping along singing a song. So cute, right? 

I decided to use the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper as the starting point for my color combo. The patterns in this DSP are great and work well for so many occasions. Best part, the DSP can be earned exclusively for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. The special deals for Sale-A-Bration run through February 28th, so make sure to check it out before it ends. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Balmy Blue Card Base: 4-1/4”  x 11", scored at 5-1/2”
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Exclusive): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Exclusive): 1-1/2” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die-cut the 4th largest rectangle from Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp songbird and wing images, punch out with Songbird Builder Punch
  • Add Wink of Stella to the birds little belly for some extra sparkle :-) 
  • Mango Melody Cardstock: scrap to punch out bird beaks with Songbird Builder Punch 
  • Pearl Basic Jewels and White Baker’s Twine
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1” x 1/2”, stamp woodgrain image in Crumb Cake ink, stamped-off once, then stamp sentiment in Memento ink
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Exclusive): 4” x 3/4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. I added a little friend for the bird on the front along with some more foliage. I guess I didn’t really leave a lot of room for a handwritten note, but it sure scores some points for being cute! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our ”A Song is in the Air” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 10th, 2023
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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 
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Cute as can be, Anne Marie! I love your sweet little bird, and to see one singing on the inside was even more fun!

  2. This is layered in sweetness, Anne Marie!

  3. Anne Marie, this is the sweetest blue bird. They are always my favorite in nature. The little notes showing him singing is so darn cute. I love this happy card and makes me hopeful that Spring is coming soon! Have a wonderful week, My Friend!

  4. Love the songbird with the Balmy blue! Too cute! TFS

  5. Sweetest card ever, Anne Marie! I love the mix of patterns. The inside is just as cute as the outside!

  6. Anne Marie, I love the inside as much as the outside! I love that you hung the thank you from the branch and that branches cradle you sweet little bird. Fabulous card

  7. Anne Marie, Such a sweet card. You can't go wrong with that DSP. I like the inside of your card just as much as the outside. Suzy

  8. I just realised I missed this last week - so remiss of me!! Especially as we were both on the same page with our cute bluebirds! I love the little scene you created and the hanging board sentiment is so cute. Fab card!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie