Stampin’ Up Birds and Branches

Hi Everyone – it’s Wednesday… do you need to know that? During this time of isolation it seems necessary to KNOW what day it is… they seem to run together otherwise. Hubby and daughter have been working on our little 16′ Bullseye sailboat, painting the bottom, sanding and sealing the teak. Last week we took it to the marina so they could step the mast and put it in the water for us to sail to our slip for the summer. And guess what – today is the day we are doing just that! We have had such nasty winds that even though the boat was ready, the winds were too strong. Remember this is just a 16 footer, but it’s perfect for us. It’s a bit on the cold side this morning (40 degrees when we got up at 5 am), so we will have to bundle. It’s always colder on the water than we expect!

Todays card … Birds and Branches stamp set again (I really like this set) and I paired it with the new Forever Gold Specialty DSP. and the new Forever Greenery DSP. What I chose from the Forever Gold SDSP fits perfectly on the SU! Notecards – and that’s what I’ve done. Take a look see…

Birds and Branches, SU! Notecards #1

What is it you notice? Oh… that the Forever Gold SDSP isn’t gold after all? Well, it is – on the other side! I wanted something soft so simply turned it over :O) After studying this panel for a bit, I decided I wanted to remove the center of the Soft Sea Foam, so cut that with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. The SDSP was adhered to Soft Sea Foam card stock 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 with liquid glue, put on dimensionals and set aside.

Next I took out the Birds and Branches stamp set and one of the Notecards and Envelopes,. Centering everything,I  stamped the more solid bird stamp in Sahara Sand stamped off once. Then I stamped the bird outline in So Saffron full strength. The branch was stamped in Early Espresso and finally the feet in Black Memento ink.

Since I had the stamps right there, I decided to do the envelop as well. I took the leaf cluster and stamped it first and in Pear Pizzazz, then the smaller branch in Early Espresso. I adhered a panel of the Forever Greenery DSP to the envelop flap with liquid glue, trimmed it and it was complete.

Then I went back to the notecard itself. With the front panel already having dimensionals, I adhered that to the notecard, then added some Pearl Basic Jewels and the card was done!

This card has no sentiment. I decided to make a set that was blank and ready for just the right words – sympathy or hello, or thinking of you or just a note to add later.


Birds and Branches, Forever Greenery DSP #2

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Since the winds are mild this morning, we are headed out early to move that sweet little boat – our first sail of the season. Woohoo! It will feel so good to be out there on the water, with the wind in our faces and the freshness of the day. It’s a perfect time for communing with Mother Nature and the God that made us all.

Just for fun, I’m adding a picture of a puzzle hubby and I just completed late yesterday afternoon. It was very difficult – only 500 pieces – but the colors were so similar that it took a lot of doing to put it together. Fun, right?

Beetle puzzle



2 responses to “Stampin’ Up Birds and Branches”

  1. Such a sweet little card! Love your bird. 🙂 Enjoy your time on the water!


  2. The water was glorious! Not quite enough wind all the time, but that’s ok for a first time out again :o) I’m going to try making it a bluebird next 😏


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