First up is a quick card made with the "Bird Banter" stamp set and the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration. I love the colors in this DSP. They're fun and bright and make for a cute card. I have to admit that when I first sat down to create, I didn't have an ounce of inspiration--so I flipped through the Occasions catalog to see if there was a layout that I could CASE. Take a look at page 6 and you'll see the layout that inspired this card!
I started with a Bermuda Bay Card Stock card base and a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Bermuda Bay Bubbles & Fizz DSP. I used a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Whisper White mat to make the DSP stand out from the card base. I cut a 1" strip of another piece of this DSP and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. I cut a 1" strip of Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. I adhered these to the card.
PROTIP: I find that it's really hard to get anything to stick to glimmer paper. I used Tear & Tape and that worked very well. Stampin' Dimensionals work well, too!
Next, I cut a circle of Whisper White Card Stock with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a scalloped circle from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I stamped the sentiment from the "Bird Banter" set in Calypso Coral Ink onto the Whisper White Circle and used Tear & Tape to adhere it to the glimmer paper mat. I adhered this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I stamped the bird in Basic Gray Archival Ink onto a Whisper White Card Stock scrap and colored him with Dark and Light Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends. I gave him a punk rock 'do by coloring his crest with Light Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. His beak is colored with a Light Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend. I fussy cut the bird with my Paper Snips and adhered him to the circle mat with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
And because he didn't have enough bling, I added three Glitter Enamel Shapes to set off his plumage. So cute!!
My next project contains a bird, but it actually showcases a box-bag container that I've been hoping to try! It's so easy to do. First, start with a 4" by 4" piece of cardstock--I used Thick Whisper White--and score it on all sites at 1". Then snip as shown in the picture and add adhesive on the X tabs. I used Tear & Tape. Assemble your box bottom.
When you've assembled your box bottom, add a strip of Tear & Tape around the top of the box, but don't peel off the paper just yet. Set this piece aside.
For the bag portion of the box, I used the gorgeous Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration. I cut mine to 4-1/2" by 9". I used the Light Old Olive Stampin' Blend to color in the leaves. Adhere a strip of Tear & Tape to the back of one long side of the paper and to the back of one short side. Remove the Tear & Tape paper from both the box and your DSP. Starting at the back of your box, adhere the DSP all the way around and seal the seam. I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to punch two holes at the top of the bag and threaded a length of Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon through to tie the bag shut.
Here's how I made a tag to hang on the bag. First I stamped the bird from the "A Good Day" stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and colored him with Light and Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends. I gave him a Light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends stripe, feet, and beak. I cut this out with the smallest Layering Circles Framelit and adhered it to a scalloped Old Olive circle cut with the smallest scallop from the Layering Circles Framelits.
I cut a Vellum Card Stock Circle with another Layering Circle Framelit to serve as the base of my tag. I cut a Silver Foil wreath using a Swirly Scribbles Framelit and adhered it to the Vellum Card Stock circle. Next, I punched two Old Olive Card Stock leaves and a Vellum Card Stock leaf with the Leaf Punch and adhered these to the back of the bird medallion. I adhered this to the Silver Foil wreath. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the "A Good Day" stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink onto a Whisper White scrap, cut it out with the little tag framelit from the Wood Crate Framelits, trimmed it, and tucked it under the bird medallion. I tied the tag to the bag with a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine.
I think this would make an adorable wedding favor, don't you?!
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