Birdhouse Birthday

Birdhouse Birthday

Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I hope you enjoyed a restful weekend (or, if you’re celebrating Labor Day, still enjoying it!). Our family has a busy late summer/fall with lots of birthdays, so I’ve been stocking up on birthday cards. Here’s one I made using the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set in the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.

Garden Birdhouses, Stampin' Up!

This card was very easy and quick to create. I had some leftover packets from August classes, so I used one for this. Sadly, the Rings of Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) was a Sale-a-bration product that has now retired. But isn’t that pattern gorgeous? I love the softness of the colors.

First, I stamped the branch and the bird in Soft Suede directly onto the DSP. Then I stamped the birdhouse and the hanger in Basic Gray. These were simple to line up, because the stamps are photopolymer so you can see exactly where they are placed in relation to the other images. Plus, I used a Stamparatus. This ensures that you get complete coverage, and you can “try out” the stamp before you add it to the DSP. Simply place the stamps where you want them on the DSP, then close the plate to adhere the stamp(s). Next, place a clear, non-porous product over the DSP in the Stamparatus. This can be a Window Sheet, an imaging sheet from a “stamp-a-ma-jig,” vellum, or the backing from the photopolymer stamps. Then ink the stamps with a water based ink and stamp on the clear product you placed over the DSP. You can now see if you need to adjust the placement without messing up the DSP.

When you’re ready to continue, simply remove the clear sheet, clean your stamps if you need to (but don’t remove them from the Stamparatus!), re-ink, then stamp in the appropriate colors. Easy!

Next, I colored the images with Crumb Cake, Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, and Starry Sky Stampin’ Blend, and stamped the sentiment  in Early Espresso.

Since the card was so simple, I wanted to add some embellishments. I colored several of the white Classic Matte Dots with Granny Apple Green and Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends and added them to the card as well as a Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon bow. I added the DSP layer to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Pale Papaya Cardstock layer, and then to a Granny Apple Green card base. (By the way – the Classic Matte Dots are one of this week’s Weekly Deals, so you’ll save some money if you order them by 11:50 pm MT Wednesday, September 7.)

New Weekly Deals will be added this week. I’m actually writing this post early and scheduling it for September 5 since I’m out of town for the Labor Day weekend. (Susan & Jackie both just fainted!) You can see this week’s deals in my store.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a lovely day!

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Garden Birdhouses, Stampin' Up!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Birdhouse Birthday

  1. jackie says:

    Such a pretty card Buffy. I love where you have that little bird perched and the DSP (that I am waiting for!)


  2. Susan Horr says:

    Very pretty card, Buffy. I always forget you can stamp on DSP. It looks so nice when you do this.


  3. That DSP is very pretty, and the little bird & branch are the perfect addition to it!


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