Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Stampin' Up!s Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set and Matching Punch Makes the Cutest Birthday Card for You to Make and Share

You know how you purchase a stamp set or bundle with great intentions of using it right away? Well, that was my plan with the Sweet Songbirds Bundle I purchased last year. But life got in the way!

Fast forward to today...The Sweet Songbirds Bundle isn't bundled anymore. They are two separate products in this year's Annual Catalog - Sweet Songbirds photopolymer stamp set and Songbirds Builder Punch. But the good news is they are still awesome, high quality products that are super fun to craft with. 

This Birthday card uses several products along with the five 2023-25 In Colors ink pads and the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper (DSP) in today's card share with you. There is one new product coming in the Fall Mini Catalog called Deckled Circle Dies and that is what I used for the focal point on the card front. I think I even tweaked a fun fold card layout a little bit to create this fun, fun birthday card for all your bird loving friends and family.

Above - Look close and you'll see how the 1 1/4" right section of the card front is folded back on itself and secured with dimensionals. Then the Sweet Songbird focal point on the Deckled Basic White cardstock circle is adhered to the fold back and the rest of the circle is raised on dimensionals to make for a flat card front. 

Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper

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Songbird Builder Punch

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I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Boho Blue cardstock. Scored at 1 1/4" and 5 1/2".

DSP Envelope Flap is 2 3/8" x 6". Adhere to exterior flap and trim off excess with paper snips.

Night of Navy cardstock pieces needed:
Front 4" square
Folded back flap 1" x 4"
Inner Layer 4" x 5 1/4"

Countryside Inn DSP pieces needed:
Front 3 3/4" square
Folded back flap 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Inner Layer edge piece 7/8"" x 3 3/4"

Basic White Cardstock Inner Layer piece 3 3/4" x 4"

Once all the layers are applied, then you can add 3 Dimensionals to the folded back flap to secure it to the card front, so it will be ready for the focal point application a little later.

In addition to the sentiment from the Sweet Songbirds stamped on the inner layer in Pebbled Path, I also used the "happy birthday" from  Best Family Ever stamp set. The musical notes were stamped in Boho Blue.

Birds Eye View (ha ha!)

For the Front Focal Point:
Start with 4" square of Thick Basic White cardstock and die cut with the 7th largest Deckled Circle Die.
Leaves were stamped in Wild Wheat
Flowers in Moody Mauve with 2023-25 In Color Dots as flower centers.
Branch in Copper Clay
Bird feet, sentiment and musical notes in Pebbled Path

On a separate piece of Basic White 3" square, stamp the Songbird body in Boho Blue ink, then use Songbird Builder Punch and punch out. Add Dimensionals to the back of the bird, but don't apply yet.

With remaining portion of Basic White scrap, stamp wing also in Boho Blue ink and punch out. (Two separate times punching the paper.)  Use Tombow Multipurpose Glue to adhere wing to bird body.

Use a scrap of Daffodil Delight and punch out the beak. Use Tombow Multipurpose Glue to adhere where the beak goes. You'll see a spot where it goes (use a dot of glue.)

When wing and beak glue is dry, affix bird to deckled circle.

Now you have a wonderful Sweet Birthday card to send or share with a bird loving family member or friend.

Check out this post with another fun idea using this set.

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