Swirly BirdCard

Happy Friday!

Today’s card is one that I did in the Swirly Bird Class.  We used the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies.


I saw this on Pinterest and just loved the color combinations.  This is a basic A2 card and the measurements are as follows:

Smoky Slate card base cut 8 1/2 x  5 1/2 scoring at 4 1/4.  Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4, the  Sweet Sugarplum layer is 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, and the Smoky Slate paper from the Neutrals Designer paper pad is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4.

The big swirl in the middle was cut out using Basic Gray paper and one of the large Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  Then on a scrap of Whisper White we stamped the swirly flowers and leaves from Swirly Bird stamps and cut them out using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits. Inks that we used were Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight,Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive. The sentiment was stamped using Thoughtful Banners with Rich Razzleberry ink and cut out using the Duet Banner Punch.  Pearls were added in the middle of each flower.  The sentiment and the diagonal striped piece of paper were adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to order any of these products just click on the icon and it will take you directly to my Stampin’ Up store.  Please don’t sign as No Contact so I will be able to send you a thank you card.

Be sure and check back in a couple of days to see my schedule of classes coming up.

My team and myself are getting ready to do our first Vendor Craft fair on Nov. 26, at Katy Budget Books.  More information will follow closer to the date.

Will continue the rest of the Swirly Bird card class samples in days to follow.




Jars of Love card #4

Hi All,

This is the last card we made using Jars of Love stamp set.


We stamped the three different sizes of jars on the Fruit Stand Designer Series paper using Dapper Denim ink and then used the Everyday Jar Framelits to cut them out with.  Real Red ink was used for the jar lids.  The bow was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Daffodil Delight.

The Whisper White was 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  The In-Color DSP was 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 and the Dapper Denim was 2 3/4 x 5 1/4.  I put the DSO first and put the solid Dapper Denim on top of it.  I cut one of the Delicate White Doilies in half and put it on first with the Jars on top of it.  The tag was cut out using the Tags & Labels Framelits with the sentiment Hello, that is also in the Jars of Love stamp set, stamped on it using Dapper Denim ink. All the jars, tag and ribbon where put on using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Supplies used:

Jars of Love

I’m BACK!!!

Sorry for going missing for so long!  I was in Kansas City, MO, with my younger daughter for a week helping her to get her room ready for another school year teaching Pre – K at the Forerunner Christian School in Kansas City!  I then got home just in time to start my long term substitute elem. music job.  I worked with K-5 everyday on a 6 day rotation cycle, so I saw every class twice within that rotation cycle. I also had to get the 5th graders ready for their Constitution program which was going to be just 4 days after the teacher came back!  I’m now finished with that long term sub job 🙂

I want to continue with the cards from the Jars of Love class I did. thoughts-and-branches-1

This card used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  It was done using the Sweet Sugarplum ink, cardstock, and Ruched ribbon.  The jar was stamped in Dapper Denim ink and the inside of the jar was stamped using Soft Sky.  Old Olive cardstock was used for the leaves which were cut out with the Thinlits.  Unfortunately this set was only offered for a short period of time, but by making a card with it I sold quite a few sets!

To make the card I actually stamped the tree once on the Whisper White cardstock and then again and cut it out with the Beautiful Branches Thinlits and added Stampin’ dimensionals to make it have a 3-D effect. The sentiment was stamped using Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Here is a closer look at the card.



Supplies used to make the card are:

Stamps: Jar of Love – 141587; Everyday Jars Framelits – 141490 or the bundle which includes both items  – 142342; Thoughtful Branches – 143539; Beautiful Branches Thinlits – 143538 -( not available anymore)

Paper: Sweet Sugarplum – 141418; Old Olive – 100702; Whisper White – 100730

Ink: Sweet Sugarplum – 141395; Dapper Denim – 141394; Soft Sky – 131181

Other: Ruched Ribbon Sweet Sugarplum – 141428; Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430; Snail adhesive – 104332

Be sure and go to my Stampin’ Up site and check out the Clearance Rack.  There are a lot of good deals right now.

Be sure and take advantage of this offer.  It is so much fun to once a month open a box and have no idea what it has in it.  What a fun surprise!  I also have a Paper Pumpkin gathering at my house the last Sunday afternoon of each month.  So you can have fun with others putting together your Paper Pumpkin project 🙂