Sweet Songbirds Thank You Card PP626

by Joanne James5. February 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:


I  used Jen's layout over at Freshly Made Sketches and the fresh colour palette over at Color Dare (I used all of the colours except Linen) and made a thank you card featuring a sweet songbird - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used a stencil I had made previously using one of the Basic Border Dies along with a blending brush to create a cloudy sky using Pool Party ink, then added a solid panel in the same colour that I had embossed with music using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder as the backdrop for my songbird. I stamped my branch and the bird's legs onto a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut them, then stamped my bright blue songbird in Tahitian Tide, punched it out using my co-ordinating Songbird Builder Punch and popped the bird up on dimensionals for a little extra lift. A stamped punny musical greeting and a trio of additional music notes complete my scene:

I like the addition of the texture behind the bluebird and love that this bundle worked for our music theme - I haven't used it nearly enough! Not to mention I was a little pressed for time this week, so I was pleased that this card came together quite easily. I wanted to make a few in alternative colourways, but they will have to wait for another time!

If the Sweet Songbirds bundle is on your wishlist, you might be pleased to know that the Songbird Builder Punch can now be yours FREE with a £45 purchase as one of the additional products that are available this month as part of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration promotion - for full details read last week's post here.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; ours will be a homework-filled one! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (23) -

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
2/5/2023 3:41:53 PM #

Such a cute card, Joanne! I love this sweet songbird. I've been playing with this bundle and will have to CASE your card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen in Florida
Karen in FloridaUnited States
2/5/2023 4:33:53 PM #

Great use for the Songbird set!  These are the cutest birds ever!  I love your card!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/5/2023 6:58:31 PM #

I love this pretty little bluebird---of which we have three pairs flitting around our yard right now!  He looks quite at home with his twig and pretty sky!

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
2/5/2023 7:52:49 PM #

Love the stenciling and embossed layers on this sweet design! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

Penny Hanuszak
Penny HanuszakCanada
2/5/2023 8:41:23 PM #

Sweet doesn't begin to describe this little songbird card.  Love the embossed musical notes and the colouring on this card.  Thanks for sharing.

Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
2/5/2023 10:05:22 PM #

What a clever card!  I love the cloudy background and that textured panel.  So sweet!  Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
2/6/2023 2:56:03 AM #

That little bird is adorable and I love your background! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile

Greta H
Greta HUnited States
2/6/2023 4:04:45 AM #

What a sweet card--love the little birdie!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/6/2023 12:14:03 PM #

Love this - you know I'm very partial to a stencilled sky!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/6/2023 3:23:07 PM #

Joanne, this is the sweetest little blue bird.  I love your background and the little notes where he is singing is just too fun!  Your card made me smile!  I hope you have a wonderful week!  

Tarabeth Carpenter
Tarabeth CarpenterUnited States
2/6/2023 5:44:38 PM #

Super cute songbird... the color choice is perfect! TFS

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/6/2023 8:47:19 PM #

That little bluebird made me smile Joanne! Love the split front design with the overlapping branch. Vicky x

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
2/6/2023 11:31:31 PM #

Such a cute card Joanne!

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
2/7/2023 1:29:48 AM #

This card is just adorable!  I love that sweet little bird and the clouds!  Love the embossed music as well!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
2/7/2023 2:25:04 AM #

Love it!

Debi Gardner
Debi GardnerUnited States
2/7/2023 5:47:27 PM #

What a darling card! CAS! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/9/2023 5:02:43 AM #

Adorable, Joanne! I love the songbird perched in front of the embossed music notes. The clouds are gorgeous!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
2/9/2023 4:50:04 PM #

AWWW! This is a sweet card, Joanne. Your blending is impressive, and I really like the addition of texture with the embossed music strip. Love it!

jaydeeUnited States
2/10/2023 2:49:11 PM #

Joanne, your little blue bird of happiness singing away is just adorable.  I love the texture from the embossing folder and awesome job with the clouds!  Thanks for reminding me that spring will be here soon.

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
2/10/2023 5:41:21 PM #

Love how you used the music notes on background of the adorable songbird combined with your stenciled clouds. Adorable and fun card. Thanks for sharing with Color Dare.

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
2/11/2023 5:45:25 AM #

Such a sweet card Joanne. I love the fluffy clouds opposite of the embossed music notes. Great blending work.

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/11/2023 7:02:33 AM #

Such an adorable card, Joanne! The embossing adds so much detail. Love it!

Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
2/12/2023 4:20:11 PM #

Such a cute card! I love the notes behind the bird and your clouds. Thank you for playing along with Color Dare!

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