Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Side By Side 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 the  Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, the Stitched Nested Labels and the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.  We are all working with a sketch challenge this week.  Here’s my card:

And here’s the sketch we’re using:

I’m loving the sweet bird images in this paper collection.  And yes, they “make” me grab my Paper Snips and fussy-cut, which I love doing.  I think this sweet pair make a great focal point; do you think so too?

Begin by adhering a panel of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to a mat of Pool Party card stock and then adhere the layer to a Whisper White Thick card base.  Use the Stitched Nested Labels to create the banner.  I cut the Pool Party mat with the largest die and the Whisper White layer with the second largest die.  After determining the length I wanted, I trimmed the ends and added the piercing detail across the top with the die strip to give it a finished look.

Fussy -cut the bird image and adhere to the banner with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Wrap a length of Mossy Meadow Twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around the top of the banner and adhere the ends to the back with tape.  Adhere the banner to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete with a triple loop bow.

Stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock and cut out with a die from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Adhere to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Fussy-cut a flower image from a panel of Bird Ballad DSP and adhere to the bottom right corner of a panel of Whisper White card stock with Liquid Glue.  Adhere the panel to a mat of Pool Party card stock before adhering to the inside of the card to complete.  I can’t decide if it will be an Engagement Card, Wedding Card, Anniversary Card, or Valentine – so I left the inside blank – TBD – to be determined.

*** 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


Time to shop!  Have you earned your coupon codes?

YAY!!!  The awesome Bonus Days promotion from Stampin’ Up! is back!!  For every $50 that you spend between July 1 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Click here for more details.


Time to join!  Pay $99 plus tax – get $155 in product, free shipping and a $10 coupon


From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an EXTRA $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  THEN, they’ll receive an EXTRA $10 Coupon Code the following month.  Are you interested?  Keep reading to learn more!

Dates:  July 1 – August 31 at 11:50 PM MT

Drop me a note at if you have any questions.  Or check out more details of purchasing the Starter Kit here.


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:

  • Whisper White Thick CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for base
  • Pool Party CS – (cut 2) 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels for mats, 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ panel for die cut
  • Whisper White CS – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ panel for die cut, 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel for inside, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel for sentiment
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel for card front, panel for bird image and inside flower image

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

Paper Snips



This entry was posted in 2019-20 Stampin Up Annual Catalog, Anniversary, Celebrate, Congratulations, Engagement Card, Feminine, Floral, For You, Uncategorized, Valentine, Wedding and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Side By Side for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Pingback: Stampin’ Up! Pocketful of Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop | Stamps – n - Lingers

  2. Pingback: Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy For The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – Stamp With Amy K

  3. Gorgeous card, Sue! That DSP is perfect with the bird image!

  4. CASEing! Need I say more?!!

  5. Oh wow, that is beautiful Sue! Perfectly designed, love the nested layers too! Stunning! 😀

  6. This is so pretty!

  7. Wow impressive fussy cutting and beautiful design.

  8. kristigraystamping says:

    Love the way you used the stamp set. I might have to CASE this one for an upcoming class!!!

Leave a Reply