For the Birds – Video Tutorial

IMG_7158 I hope you enjoy today’s card and video tutorial. YES!  I just created a video!  If you only knew how many bloopers and restarts you would realize this was a big endeavor for me. If you pay attention, you might find a few bloopers.  Sit back and enjoy. All directions are shown below.

Cutting & Edging:

1.Cut a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock and fold it in half. This is your base.

2. Cut (2) 5-1/4″ x 4″ pieces of Very Vanilla Cardstock. One to adhere on the inside of your card and the other for the top of your card.

3. Cut (1) 4″ x 3″ piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock.

4. Cut (1) 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.

5. Use a Soft Suede Ink Pad to sponge the edges of all the Very Vanilla Cardstock cut.

Stamping Time!

1. Use a Soft Suede Marker to color the Wagon and Bird from the ‘For The Birds’ stamp set.

2. Use an Old Olive Marker to color the grass and flower leaves & stems.

3. Use a Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo to color the flowers & butterfly.

4. Breathe (Huff) over the colored image then stamp onto the small 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ cardstock near the top (leave room for the next step!)

5. Use Pear Pizzazz Ink pad to stamp the grass from the ‘Sheltering Tree‘ stamp set.

6. Use a scratch piece of Very Vanilla and stamp your sentiment from the ‘Teeny Tiny Wishes‘ stamp set.

7. Punch the sentiment using the Large Oval Punch and edge this using the Soft Suede Ink Pad.

8. Use a scratch piece of Soft Suede cardstock and punch using the Scallop Oval punch.

9. Adhere the sentiment to the Soft Suede scallop oval.

10. Use Soft Suede Ink Pad or Marker to stamp the 2 birds from the ‘For The Birds‘ stamp set in the lower right corner.

TIP: Make sure you don’t stamp the saying from the saying.  Now would be the time to also stamp any saying inside or leave blank and write your own sentiment.

Dry Embossing

1. Use the Texture Boutique or Big Shot to emboss one of the 5 1/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla with the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Assemble the card:

2. Adhere the Very Vanilla embossed cardstock to the Blushing Bride using Tombow Glue or Snail Adhesive.

3. Adhere the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock to the small Blushing Bride cardstock.

4. Use a 4″ ribbon and attach using Fast Fuse to the two pieces you just assembled.

TIP: I have a lot of scrap ribbon that I pulled from. A few good choices would be the Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace, 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon or Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon.

5. Adhere the saying to the ribbon using either Fast Fuse or you can use stampin dimensional to raise the saying up.

6. Place stamping dimensionals to the assembled stamped image and adhere to the base.

7. Adhere the inside card.


I’d love the opportunity to share Stampin’ Up with you, answer any questions and earn your business. If you do not have a demonstrator and interested in purchasing Stampin’ Up products, just go to the Catalog tab and request one. If you would like to purchase any of the products, click on the item and you will be taken to my store.

Cardstock:  Blushing Bride #131198, Very Vanilla #101650, Soft Suede #115318

Inks: Soft Suede #126978 (Refill #115663), Pear Pizzazz #131180 (Refill #131160)

Markers: Subtles #131263, Neutrals #131261, Brights #131259

Punches: Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Large Oval #119855

Embossing: Texture Boutique Machine #132657 or Big Shot #113439, Beautifully Baroque Textured Embossing Folder #130917

Adhesives: Fast Fuse #129026, Snail Adhesive #104332 or Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

Misc: Stamping Sponges #101610, Stampin Dimensionals #104430

Ribbon: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim #137866 or 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon #132140 or 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon #127844

Categories: Card Samples

9 replies

  1. It was nice to get to see u and its a great video love the card u make it look so easy

  2. Beautiful cards and great video Sandy!!! You did a great job!!!

  3. WTG! Blood, sweat and tears in this one but now you’re a PRO! Great job 🙂

  4. Great job. And I always love bloopers, that shows your normal. Haha. Love the card.

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