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Thoughts for You ~ Best Birds

Thoughts for You ~ Best Birds

by Phyllis Shepherd, Independent Stampin’ UP!® demonstrator



Grapefruit Grove Cardstock - #146972

Basic Black Cardstock - #121045

Whisper White Cardstock - #100730

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper - #146926

accessories/adhesives/stamp pads/scissors

Snail Adhesive - #104332

Mini Glue Dots - #103683

Stampin’ Dimensionals - #104430

Bone Folder - #102300

Simply Scored Scoring Tool - #122334

Stampin’ Trimmer - #126889

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine - #143263

Magnetic Platform - #130658

Birds and Blooms Thinlits - #141477

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls - #146927

Paper Piercing Tool - #126189

Paper Snips - #103579

Memento Ink Pad - #132708

Stampin’ Blends – Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Old Olive

stamp set

Best Birds - #141525


  • Card Base: Grapefruit Grove Cardstock – 5 ½” x 8 ½”; scored 4 ¼” on the LONG side - folded
  • Basic Black Cardstock mat – 3 ¼” x 5 ¼” + 1 ¼” x 4 ¼” (inside)
  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper mat – 3” x 5”
  • Adhere the two mat pieces for the front together and adhere to the card base.
  • Stamp the ‘thoughts for you’ saying on the inside using Memento Ink. Adhere the 1 ¼” x 4 ¼” Basic Black Cardstock strip to the bottom of the card.


  • In Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock: stamp the bird image, the limb, and all three flowers and berries. Color in with the Stampin’ Blends.
  • Use the Big Shot: Make a ‘sandwich’ in this order for the Big Shot Cutting Machine: Magnetic Platform, a standard cutting pad, the stamped images and the coordinating thinlits, and the other standard cutting pad. Run this ‘sandwich’ through the machine.
  • Adhere the limb to the card front with Mini Glue Dots. In addition, adhere the flowers and berries. Adhere Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the bird image and adhere above the limb.
  • Place Share What You Love Artisan Pearls on the flower centers and along the right-edge of the card.


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Gerry McCoomb

Beautiful Bird card. Great that you won the trip to Greece, and great that you plan to take advantage of it. I admire your get up and go attitude. Praying you beat this dreaded disease.
Love and Blessings,

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