Stampin’ Up! Free As A Bird Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog to see the great projects they are sharing with you.  My card features a Sneak Peek of the Free As A Bird stamp set and the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper – both from the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog – available for ordering on June 4th.  We are all working with a sketch challenge this week.  Here’s my card:

And here is the sketch we are using:

I love birds AND I love flowers so the Bird Ballad Suite is definitely on my favorites list of products in the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  Cute birds, sweet flowers, sentiments about friendship, great patterns of designer series paper for layering and fussy-cutting, trinkets, lace, laser-cut cards and label dies. Such an awesome collection of products and so easy to order with one item number (#152190) for all this goodness!

To begin, adhere a panel of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to the front of the Mossy Meadow Card stock base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Adhere a second, smaller panel of Bird Ballad DSP to the front, again using Liquid Glue.

Use your Paper Snips Scissors to fussy-cut an image of a bird on a branch with flowers from a panel of Bird Ballad DSP.  Cut a circle of Whisper White card stock using a die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits die set.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the bird image to the circle to create your art piece.

Stamp the sentiment from the Free As A Bird stamp set on a strip of Whisper White card stock, to the right of center.  Trim the banner ends using Paper Snips.  Then adhere the banner to the art piece with Liquid Glue.  Fussy-cut a flower image from the Bird Ballad DSP and adhere to the left side of the banner with Glue.  Adhere the art piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then add some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the art piece and card front for a little bit of sparkle.

Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment from the Free As A Bird stamp set in the center of a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Fussy-cut one more floral image from a panel of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and adhere to the inside panel in the lower left corner using Liquid Glue.  Use Glue to adhere the completed panel to the inside of the card base.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Eva Dobilas


Coming soon!  The 2019-20 Annual Catalog

I know that you’re all excited to get the new Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog in your hands, so I thought that I’d share a few details:

  • If you are a current customer of mine (have ordered from me within the last 12 months), I will be ordering a copy of the catalog for you and getting it to you as quickly as I can once they arrive.  I should have them mid-May and have planned an event on May 19th for local customers to stop by, see new products and pick up your catalog.
  • If you do not live locally, I plan to mail the catalogs out via Priority Mail.
  • Ordering opens for the Annual Catalog at 12:00 noon MT on Tuesday, June 4.
  • If you are not a current customer of mine but would like a copy of the Annual Catalog, simply place an order through my online store before June 4 and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list.
  • Demonstrators can preorder from the Annual Catalog beginning on May 2!  So join my team now, get the your hands on those new catalog items a month early!
  • I am also offering Product Shares – click HERE to learn more about them.


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Want information on Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.
  • Interested in joining my Online Host Club? Click HERE.


*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″ panel, 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ strip, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for inside
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, panel to fussy-cut bird on a branch image, panels for small floral image on banner and large floral image inside

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

These products will be available for order on June 4, 2019:

#149468 – Free As A Bird stamp set,  #149592 – Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

These products are available now:

Big Shot



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10 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Free As A Bird Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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  2. You ARE the Queen of fussy cutting and WOW!! I LOVE this card! And yes I seem to be SHOUTING! 😉

  3. What a beautiful card Sue! I agree with Mary, you are the queen of fussy cutting. Perfectly designed! 🙂

  4. Mary and Amy said it all!

  5. ksenzak1 says:

    Gorgeous Sue 🙂 I love the softness of it. Such a sweet card. I give you so much credit for that beautiful fussy cutting. You and Mary are the best at that.

  6. Eva Dobilas says:

    Oh, this is sooooo PRETTY!!!!! Love how sweet and soft this card is, it was perfect use of the sketch!!!

  7. kristigraystamping says:

    My set is on its way!~ Your card inspires me to make cards as soon as the shipment arrives. Beautiful card down to the last detail

  8. Really sweet Sue! That’s some great fussy cutting skills there. Love it!!

  9. Susan K says:

    Oh my! Breathtakingly gorgeous! I’m not a big fussy cutter but I’ll have to do it because I LOVE the way the flowers hang off the circle. You reinforce why this is my favorite set in the new catty. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Wow, Sue! This is so beautiful. I love the soft colors. Birds and flowers are my favs too. My order arrived today and I haven’t had time to open the box. This set should be in the box. Can’t wait to use it.

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