Monday, July 25, 2016

A Week With Best Birds and Birds & Blooms Post 1

Howdy All!
I belong to a Stampin' Up! Team called the Glad Heart Stampers and our amazing leader, Missy Shipman, has given me the opportunity to create and share 8 projects using the Best Birds photopolymer stamp set and the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies. So, over the next week I will be posting all of my wonderful projects along with a little bit of my creative thought process along the way.
Here is the actual bundle that Missy sent me to work with.

I wasn't sure where to start, so I looked to see if there were any samples in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog that I could use as a starting point. Sure enough, I found just what I needed. 

Lucky me! This set had a "You Can Make It!" section which gives the exact 'recipe' to make the projects that are shown! Here are the 2 cards that I made and I think they turned out perfectly.

It was a great way to get my stamps inked up and become familiar with the stamp set and dies.

What I love about using the catalog as inspiration is that I can quickly and easily make a card without having to think about what colors I should use or what the layout of the card should be.

I know for me, that when I first get my new catalog and start making my 'Wish List' I usually am attracted to the samples first and then I look more closely at the set to determine if I 'need' it or not. lol. 

Up next, I will talk about how I can take one of these cards and make it my own and also how to "Step It Up" as much or as little as you want!

Here is my Supply List:
Stamps:  Best Birds
Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy
The Rest:  5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels. Banner Triple Punch, Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies

Well, that's all I have for now. Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by. I will be back soon for my next post using this same bundle!



Terri said...

Can't wait to see the rest!

veecee said...

Really looking forward to what you do with this stamp/die set. Love how you explain your thinking and working.