Spring is coming!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Northern VA



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Northern VA



I know Spring is fast approaching because my eyes and nose tell me so.  Here in VA the birds are chirping and the little furry critters are coming out to play more and more. There are even buds on the trees just waiting to sprout. I've seen a bug or two! <NOT ready for those!> I love every season but Spring is FRESH.  It reminds me of the little mama birdies I see in the trees diligently building their FRESH nests.  My card tonight is all about Spring.  The Nature Walk stamp set is a beautiful set to start your spring cards.  The images are soft and I love the bird cage.  Bird cages are so trendy and the one in this set is gorgeous.  I can't wait to use it with Gold Embossing Powder.

For this card stamp the bird cage in Not Quite Navy very lightly and then stamp the bird in Early Espresso slightly on top of the bird cage.  Punch this image out using the Decorative Label Punch and mount this onto a Early Espresso 1 3/4 Circle Punch using dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment "FRIEND" using Fabulous PhrasesThis is a great stamp set with many random words that I love.  I adore the font the most with this set!  Once the sentiment is stamped, use snips to cut a small banner. Use the Cutter Kit to roughen around the edges of the banner.  Remember, this is a GREAT tool to have in your stamp room.   Attach the banner using Mini Glue Dots as shown above.  Attach one Antique Brad to the right top corner of this element. 

The card base is Crumb Cake 4 1/4 x 11.  Cut the Not Quite Navy cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5 1/4.  Using the Scallop Trim Border Punch scallop the 3 3/4" end of the Not Quite Navy cardstock.  Attach a piece of Bontanical Gazette DSP measuring 3 3/4 x 4 3/4.  TIP: You could use less of the Not Quite Navy cardstock by only using a 3 3/4 x 2" piece to save paper.  I used a larger piece to make the card more sturdy.  Use a sewing machine and zig zag stitch  Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon across the card front.  Tie only the Marina Mist ribbon in the bow.  Finish the card by attaching the DSP to the card base with dimensionals as well as your stamped bird image.  Viola! Your Spring card is complete! Make sure you check my Online Store for many more Spring products.  Only 30 days left of Sale-a-Bration.  Get the FREE stamps while they are HOT!

Are you ready for Spring? Besides spring cleaning, what do you love about Spring?


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2 thoughts on “Spring is coming!”

  1. Such a pretty card.  I gotta say, I've been a loooong time follower…probably 3+ years now back when I was a SU demo and I continue to follow your blog because you always have such wonderful card samples AND scrapbook pages!  Anyway, thrilled to see you are in the same Oh Shoot! class as I am. ๐Ÿ™‚  Thanks for your comment on the panned dog shot.  I swear I thought I'd NEVER get a good shot, it was HARD! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Carol Carriveau

    Great card!  I can't wait to get home from work tonite – I will have a box of goodies waiting for me, including this stamp set and DSP…!!!!!!!!!!     I so agree with you about Spring…fresh is a wonderful word to describe this season…rebirth of so much.  TFS!

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