Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad 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 this week.  My project today features the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, the Free As a Bird Stamp Set, the Ornate Frames Dies and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  We are all working with a sketch challenge this week – here’s my project:

And here is the sketch we are using this week:

Stampin’ Up! has issued their retiring list and this beautiful Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper is on the list.  Hurry and get it while you can – it’s even on sale!

Adhere a panel of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to the front of a Gray Granite card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use the largest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies set to cut a rectangle from Whisper White card stock.   Adhere the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Fussy-cut a bird on a branch image from the Bird Ballad DSP and adhere over the bottom left corner of the card with Liquid Glue.  Stamp the sentiment from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a panel of Gray Granite card stock.  Cut it out using a die from the Ornate Frames Dies set.  Adhere the sentiment to the card front with Glue.  Add a little bling with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Fussy-cut a floral image from the Bird Ballad DSP and adhere to a panel of Whisper White card stock with Liquid Glue.  Then adhere the panel to the inside of the card base using Glue, as well.  And there you have it – simple, sweet and ready to send.  This card requires no special handling when mailing.

*** 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:


Retiring Products Now Available While Supplies Last

Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click HERE to go to my online store to see the products on the Retiring List.

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 22, all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

Please note: the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog.  Do not panic!  They’re still going to be available.  WooHoo!


Use Host Code W9BUCPGF when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, but you’ll still receive a free gift from me.

DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment.


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.

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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel
  • Whisper White CS – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel for die cut, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel for inside
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 4 1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel, panel with bird image, panel for floral image

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

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11 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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  3. The queen of fussy cutting has done it again! This is beautiful Sue, in an understated way. I love it!! Ordering more of this DSP today.

  4. ksenzak1 says:

    Gorgeous Sue 🙂 So soft and delicate, perfect. Your coloring is amazing, I need lessons from you.

  5. This is such a clever use of the DSP and so pretty.

  6. Akiko Sudano says:

    So sweet and so pretty! I’m going to miss that paper.

  7. Wonderful card – and your fussy cutting is off the charts!! 🙂

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  9. Susan K says:

    I need more of this paper before it is gone so I can CASE this gorgeous card! I’d even be willing to fussy cut! Love it. TFS

  10. Eva Dobilas says:

    Awwww…how sweet is this…love this designer paper and sure will miss it!!! Beautiful card!!!

  11. So pretty Sue! Love the colors and your layering is perfect! 🙂

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