Best Birds Spring Card & Eastern Palace Notecard Video Series

I love this little bird stamp and just had to use up the rest of the random stamped background from the color challenge card I made a couple of weeks ago!  The background is stamped with Touches of Texture.  The bird, branch and sentiment is from Best Birds which is in the current catalog but is carrying over to the new one that debuts June 1, 2017!  Colors used are pear pizazz, peekaboo peach, flirty flamingo, basic black, so saffron.

As promised I created six videos showcasing the Eastern Palace beginner bundle suite and posted them daily on my Facebook business page http://www.facebook.com/byrdsblessings but I decided to link them up here also! I hope you enjoy them and make sure to subscribe to my Youtube for more videos on cute, simple projects soon!  Ya’ll have a blessed day!

Eastern Palace Notecards

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Hello crafty friends! I’m back with more note card ideas using the beautiful new Eastern Palace Suite that is debuting in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog but is being made available to customers early as 2 bundle options!  These four cute, quick note cards were made using the Beginner Bundle, adhesive and my trimmer!  Subscribe to my Facebook as I will be posting videos from May 9, 2017 through May 14, 2017 for these four plus 2 more quick and easy cards that only take a few minutes each to make!  I will also be posting a bonus video using the Eastern Palace framelits on May 13, 2017.  As always you can click the Shop Now Link in the menu above or on the product links at the end of this post to purchase these fantastic bundles!  Use host code MPKHCAJB for the month of May and receive a small surprise from me plus I will email you instructions for three fantastic cards using the premier bundle that Stampin’ Up! has made available to demonstrators (make sure NOT to click no contact from demonstrator when placing your order so I’ll have your address.)

Here is a flyer describing what’s included in both bundles! Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA

Beginner bundle for $60.50:English Starter Bundle

Premier Bundle $103.50

English Premier Bundle

 

Hoping you have a blessed day!

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Eastern Palace Starter Bundle

$60.50
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

$103.50
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00
Stampin' Trimmer

$30.00

Sketch Challenge using Jar of Love

So I was invited to be a guest designer at Splitcoast Stampers as part of the Creative Crew  from May through August 2017!  I am so incredibly honored and excited to take on this challenge!! We are given five challenges a month to a specific theme and design a project that we post to encourage and inspire our fellow demonstrators (and others!!) to use the product we purchase.  The theme for May is Suite Surprises and I have dedicated five separate blog posts to each of the projects I have designed.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired by my artwork and as always if you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love help with your Stampin’ Up! Needs. Contact me or hit the shop now button up in my menu!

I sometimes struggle with card sketches and I am SO not used to doing one layer cards that this one was certainly a struggle LOL!  I partially case’d  the sample card for Jar of Love from the brand new catalog coming June 1, 2017. I just put my own spin on it. I LOVE ghost stamping with white ink first and then over stamping with soft colors.  I used rich razzleberry, pear pizazz and the brand new in color fresh fig.  Enjoy!

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Step It Up Challenge using Cool Treats

So I was invited to be a guest designer at Splitcoast Stampers as part of the Creative Crew  from May through August 2017!  I am so incredibly honored and excited to take on this challenge!! We are given five challenges a month to a specific theme and design a project that we post to encourage and inspire our fellow demonstrators (and others!!) to use the product we purchase.  The theme for May is Suite Surprises and I have dedicated five separate blog posts to each of the projects I have designed.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired by my artwork and as always if you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love help with your Stampin’ Up! Needs. Contact me or hit the shop now button up in my menu!

These cute cards were a blast to make!  2 simple layers on the first card with first and second generation stamping to make the cute popsicles and it doesn’t show well but I used wink of stella on them to make them shiny!  The stepped up version is so fun and the first card I’ve used a tassel on!  I stamped the panel the same as the first card, cut it down and just used one of the clear envelopes to use as a shaker pouch.  I’m so happy that ombre ribbon is making into the new catty!! Hope you enjoy my step it up cards!!

I hope you enjoy all the projects that the Creative Crew Team has created for you. Hoping you have a blessed day!

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Technique Challenge using Beautiful You

So I was invited to be a guest designer at Splitcoast Stampers as part of the Creative Crew  from May through August 2017!  I am so incredibly honored and excited to take on this challenge!! We are given five challenges a month to a specific theme and design a project that we post to encourage and inspire our fellow demonstrators (and others!!) to use the product we purchase.  The theme for May is Suite Surprises and I have dedicated five separate blog posts to each of the projects I have designed.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired by my artwork and as always if you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love help with your Stampin’ Up! Needs. Contact me or hit the shop now button up in my menu!

This challenge was to use a tutorial featured on http://www.splitcoaststampers.com and feature it using a suite.  I chose this beautiful wrapped mini journal tutorial by KellyJean Gettelfinger as I wanted to make a cute traveler’s notebook sized mini album for my baby girl’s birthday pictures from this past December.  I just adjusted the size to be taller (8 1/2″).  Using the Beautiful You set and the really cute Tasty Treats DSP along with my beloved circle and oval layering ovals sets.  Colors are peekaboo peach, watermelon wonder, pool party, pear pizazz.

 

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Inspiration Challenge using Touches of Texture

So I was invited to be a guest designer at Splitcoast Stampers as part of the Creative Crew  from May through August 2017!  I am so incredibly honored and excited to take on this challenge!! We are given five challenges a month to a specific theme and design a project that we post to encourage and inspire our fellow demonstrators (and others!!) to use the product we purchase.  The theme for May is Suite Surprises and I have dedicated five separate blog posts to each of the projects I have designed.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired by my artwork and as always if you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love help with your Stampin’ Up! Needs. Contact me or hit the shop now button up in my menu.

Our next challenge was choosing between three pictures and using one as an inspiration piece.  I am drawn to flowers and gardens and this beautiful picture makes me long for my garden to be in full bloom! NC’s weather has been so crazy this season that our poor plants don’t know which way to go.

 

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I am so happy with how this pocket card turned out and am planning to use a spin on this design as a swap card for the upcoming NC Demo Quarterly event that I will be attending on May 19 (my first and I’m sooooooo excited!!).  I used a standard A2 crumb cake base folded in half and just cut a triangle from the front panel to make the pocket part.  I stamped the background flowers using white craft ink and colored the flowers with our fantastic water color pencils.  I did not activate with water so the craft ink would not smear. The trellis strips are cut at 1/8″ and sponged with crumb cake ink.

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