Birthday Birdy – Tutorial #484

Hi There,

Check it out, I had so much fun yesterday creating a scene on Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper I thought I would do it again today.

But before I get into the tutorial I have some exciting things to tell you about.

Today kicks off this year’s Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Period.  Sale-a-bration sales period runs from January 24 – March 31, 2012. During this sales period you will receive your choice of a free stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog for every $50 in product you order.   CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THIS YEAR’S SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG! You won’t want to miss out on the sale-a-bration sets, paper and embellishments.

Also starting today, January 24, 2012 I will be starting a new program of my own for my Stampin’ Up! Customers. Check it out!  Along with a thank you card from me for your order you will receive a token for each $50 in product you order using me as your demonstrator.  After you have collected 10 tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $39 or less.   Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up:   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.   My free stamp set program will be an on going program.  🙂

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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Crazy for Cupcakes

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Regal Rose, River Rock and Whisper White

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Basic Black, River Rock, Old Olive and Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Sponges,  Lg Bird Punch, paper snips, silver brads, Modern label punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Markers (Old Olive, River Rock, Rose Red & Basic Black), and piercing tools to start brads.

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Started this project with a 3″ x 6″ piece of checked Designer Series paper.

Punched the bird and wing from a piece of Whisper White card stock.

Sponged Lucky Limeade ink on the bottom of the card stock.

Used the negative punched paper as a stencil to sponge Old Olive ink in to create the shadow for the bird.

Sponged River rock ink at the bottom of the bird and wing.  Also colored in the birds beak and eye using the River Rock marker.  Put a bit of River Rock marker at the bottom of the bird and wing.

Figured out where I wanted to the bird on the card stock (don’t adhere it yet).    Put a dot under the birds beak on the background so I know where I want the string for the balloon to go.

Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig and Basic Black ink stamped the balloon so the string would go right over the dot I put on the background paper in the last step.



Stamped the balloon on Regal Rose card stock and cut it out.

Sponged Melon Mambo ink at the bottom of the balloon to make it appear 3D.

Adhered the bird and balloon on the background.

Added a dot of Regal Rose marker to the balloon image where it ties.

Drew in the shadow for the balloon string using an Old Olive marker.

Punched the Modern Label punch 2 times out of Whisper White card stock.  Held the two punches together and cut one end off.

Added 2 Marina Mist Panels, 1 River Rock panel and the main image panel.

Assembled my card adding the label punches and 6 silver brads.


Here is my finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

May your day be extra special!

Until my next post. . . . .  . . .


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13 thoughts on “Birthday Birdy – Tutorial #484

  1. Caroline King

    This is way lovely. so peacefully looking too. I am always in awe of what you come up with and the finished product.

    have a great day.


  2. VaLinda Jensen

    This is gorgeous, Michelle! Excellent job, as always. One concern, though…isn’t the punch the Modern Label, not the Decorative Label?


  3. Marilyn Kay

    Awesome! You did 2 things that I would not have thought of-shading the bottom of the ballon and giving the ballon string a shadow. You are amazing.


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