He’s a Chubby Bird!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen


He's a CHUBBY bird.  I have a huge love affair for birds.  When I was at the Leadership Convention this past January, Shelli Gardner (our CEO and Co Founder of Stampin' up!) made a beautiful bird book that I couldn't take my eyes off of.  It was just pretty!  I wanted to replicate it as much as I could and make this a Gratitude Book for myself and my customers.  I taught this class last week and it was a blast.  It was a busy class, but a FUN class.  These little chipboard bird books are available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  They are only $4.95!  Get OUT!  I used the beautiful Bella Bleu DSP on the front and back of the book.  The rest of the pages we painted with a Vintage White Acrylic paint.  The wing comes from the So Tweet Chipboard.  It's actually another bird, but used as a wing.  That was Shelli's brilliant idea.  So fun.  On the inside I used lots of punches, the Define Your Life stamp set, and the Galaxy Fine Glitter.  This is a NEW favorite product of mine.  I love it and it adds just the final touch to a project.  I also used  my FAVORITE wheel, Very Vintage.  Remember, I said that is just a must have for EVERY project.   That wheel has a special place on my desk because I use it all the time.  UGH! 


On to other news… I was very overwhelmed with responses to my last project I posted using the Glassine bags.  Many of you asked for a tutorial.  I am so sad to say that right now I am giving the ole' "Life Tutorial" to my dear kiddo's.  You know this tutorial…. respect, be kind, and love each other.   If time permits in the next week or so, I may write a tutorial and it will be FREE.  Between keeping the kids life normal, and my business on task… I had to bury the Super Woman CAPE for a little while.  Please know I appreciate all your extremely kind comments. It makes my day and especially on the days my dear sweet kids <rolling my eyeballs> are not being so kind to each other.  <sigh>

Have a fabulous week!  More fun things to share this week. 


  1. Hi Kim:
    That is gourgeus. Do you sell the tutorial? I would love to come to your class but I am in Florida.
    I love your style.
    Take care,

  2. Wow, Kimberly, this is awesome.  I love your style!  I want to be you when I grow up!

  3. Hey girl!!!  It turned out gorgeous, I love it!!!!  And, you are too still wearing your cape, you are just doing something different with it right now:-)  Been there, know how you are feeling!!!  And, you are doing FABULOUS with it all!! Love ya, my friend and hear if you need to vent 🙂

  4. Hey Kimberly, often visit your blog and love your artwork! but this birdie book is exceptional, I love birds too! but sadly these are not available here in the UK!! so I will just have to wait until they are, or see how I can get my hands on to one!! love the colour you have used for this birdie!! Hope you can keep all your Biz and Kids and make time for yourself too! HUgs always! G