Friday, April 2, 2021

Birds and Hugs

I knew I "needed" this new Simon Says Stamp bird set the moment I saw it!  Here's my first play with it.

supplies: white cardstock, blue dotted dp from Bright Blooms paper pad, Simon Says Stamp Spring Birds stamps, My Favorite Things Sending You Hugs die, adhesive foam squares

This design really pleases me, as it has so many of my favorite things: birds, the color blue, dots, and the name of my blog!  The birds are a perfect size for A2 cards, and the little leafy branch was a nice addition to the selection of birds in this set.  And birds are a good thing for masculine cards, so I know this set will be used often!

Next, thinking along the line of simple masculine cards, here are 2 more ideas using the same supplies, but adding in some texture for the background.

supplies: white, Green Leaf, and Audrey Blue cardstock, Simon Spring Birds, MFT Sending You Hugs die, Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine embossing folder, Lime mini ink cube, Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate

I first cut out the words, then did my embossing or a further die-cut to get the leafy details.

Thanks for stopping by - happy April!  Are the birds singing up a storm where you are?


Diane said...

I can see why you like the stamp set it is beautiful and pairs so nicely with the sentiment die cut, fabulously pretty!!

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Lisa Elton said...

Wonderful cards, Lin the birds are darling!

kiwimeskreations said...

What lovely bird images Lin, and you have really made them sing on this wonderful trio of beautiful cards.
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