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For the Birds – Valentine Miss You Card

Sometimes Valentine’s aren’t close by…and sometimes you don’t have to stamp a Valentine in bright Real Red.  Here’s a perfect card for someone you miss…

For the Birds - Miss You Pool

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For the Birds – Pink Christmas Card


Yup, and I love it.

For the Birds - Pink Christmas

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For the Birds – And Butterflies Too!

I love to color…a little.  The For the Birds stamp set is perfect for those of us who like to do just that!

Here is a summery card – complete with butterfly accents!

For the Birds - Butterflies

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For the Birds – Support Alphabet Card

When I look at the color blue, I think of my sister Mary Jo.  She’s always been drawn to the color blue.  She’s been such a support to me this year as I ventured into re-entering the workforce.  Thanks, MJ!

For the Birds - Support Pool

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For the Birds – Pennant Punch Window Card

I held a Crazy About the Pennant Punch Stamp Camp this month.  This was probably my favorite card of the bunch.  I just love those little birdies splashing in the water.

Now, I don’t have Wisteria Wonder curtains, but they were so pretty with the Soft Sky layer!

For the Birds - Pennant Punch Curtains

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World Card-Making Day – Miss You For the Birds Card & GIVEAWAY!

Is there someone in your life who needs a little lift?  I think that is the best reason to send a card.  Here’s a card I created for someone that is going in the mail on Monday.

For the Birds-Mailbox

I think the US Post Office mail carriers will be scratching their heads wondering why all these cards are being mailed out all over the world!

Now here’s the information for the GIVEAWAY!!!!

Comment on my blog what OCCASIONS you like to send cards AND your FAVORITE Stampin’ Up! stamp set.  Please include your name and email address in your comment.  I will put all entries into a drawing for a FREE STAMPIN’ UP! EMBOSSING FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE!  WOO HOO!  Only one entry per stamper, please.  I will run this giveaway through WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH at 6:00 pm CST.

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For the Birds Thank You Card

I think this year is the year of the birds.  I am enamored with Wetlands and For the Birds stamp sets.  Need to send out a quick thank you?  Here’s a perfect card for that using For the Birds –


For the Birds-support

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Christmas in July Skating Bird Card

One of my WOW cards from last year's Christmas Card stamp camp featured the cute skating bird from the For the Birds stamp camp.  The background was actually pretty easy to do using sticky notes, inkpads, and sponge daubers.  The key is to start burnishing the sponged area off the card stock and gradually move in.  This way you really have a softer touch on the landscape and less chance for obvious dots.  Lovely as a Tree is a great stamp for landscapes!  The Shimmery White card stock adds just a bit of sparkle too!

For the Birds-christmas skater

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For The Birds Word Window Latch Card

At my Technique Tuesday class this month, I taught my customers how to make a Word Window Punch latch card. 

For the Birds-word window latch card

For the Birds-word window latch


Here's how you do it:

  1. Cut your card stock at 4-1/4" along the short end.
  2. Fold card stock in half.
  3. Take the BOTTOM of the base card and find the center of the short side of the card stock.  Make a small pencil mark at this point about 1/4" above the edge of the card stock.
  4. Punch out a Word Window with the small pencil mark in the center.
  5. On the FRONT piece of the base card, punch out a PARTIAL Word Window on each side just at the edge (you'll use about 3/4 of the punch). 
  6. Decorate card to finish!

I used our fabulous Stitched Satin Ribbon – which you can get for FREE this month with a $40 order!

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