Hello Crafty friends,

I enjoy watching birds and identifying them.  Well, today’s card was inspired by one of the birds pecking in our backyard flower beds but I’m still not sure what type of bird I saw.  I did remind me that I had not used the new Birds & Branches bundle and set out to make a birthday card for our Aunt Marge who also loves bird watching.  I also went to Pinterest to find additional inspiration and CASED the layout for today’s card.  The card on Pinterest uses other colors but the layout is the same.  Lots of inspiration out there!

Birds & Branches Birthday Card

Birds & Branches bundle #154107

The Birds & Branches bundle comes with several bird images, a nest, branches and flowers.

What’s a bundle?  A bundle is a stamp set with a coordinating die set and is sold at a 10% discount, but you can choose to buy the stamp set only or just the dies, you don’t have to purchase them together as a bundle.  BUT, why wouldn’t you want to buy at a 10% discount?

My favorite die in the bundle is the edge die.  The die has only one cutting edge that cuts out the branch or vines and leaves without cutting one of the edges off.  I also used the die that creates a circle “leafy” hole in the center of my card.  Last step was to die cut some branches out of the same Old Olive cardstock to create some added texture.  I stamped the bird in Bumble Bee ink and Cinnamon Cider and die cut it out and tucked it within the branches and leaves.  I added a 5 1/4″ X 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to line the inside of the card and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set making sure it would peek through the front of the card.  Here’s the inside of the card.

Inside of card

The inside view of the card.

I can’t wait to create using the other bird images and dies from the Birds & Branches bundle.  I’ll be sure to share those with you too.

Here are the items to make this card, just click on any of the pictures on my Shopping List or on my signature at the end of this post and you’ll be redirected to my 24/7 Online Store.

Please use the Host Code: DEM6XNGK when placing your order and I’ll send you a surprise in your hand stamped thank you card.  Remember you also earn Loyalty Rewards Points when your order is a minimum $50*.  Make sure you click on the link to read about MY LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM 2019-20.

*before sales tax/shipping.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offer I hold in June. 

IMPORTANT! If your order is over $150*, please don’t use the Host Code because your order qualifies for Stampin’ Rewards, but you will receive the surprise gift AND earn Loyalty Rewards Points from me as well.

Shopping List

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you stop and enjoy nature.  Make sure you read my email on Thursday where I’ll share another card using one of the new Stampin’ Up! sets from the new Annual Catalog.

Inky hugs,


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