You are in for a treat today, as we showcase a darling new stamp set and coordinating products featuring adorable little songbirds.  Their cheery, chirpy tunes and vivid colors make them the perfect inspiration for creating cards for a variety of occasions…..these little beauties are sure to put a song in your heart!

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New-products

Songbirds-dies

 

This set is designed to give you year-round possibilities with a unique twist. The folk-style birds can feature two-step stamping touches for a designer look. The branch and florals can be mixed to create the perfect perch for the birds. As a special touch to your project, you can also add a song banner, featuring a line or two of a tune that complements the occasion of your project. There is something for Christmas, birthdays, weddings, thank you and everyday!

The Details: 

  • Songbirds will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Songbirds contains a total of 29 images.  The largest birds measure 2" x 1-1/4".  The smallest birds measure 7/8" x 1-3/8".  The large branch measures 3" x 2-1/8".  The music banners measure 3-7/8" x 3/4".  The large flower measures 3/4" in diameter.  The "happy birthday" sentiment measures 1-1/2" x 1/2".  The "thank you" sentiment measures 1" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $16.  This collection includes a total of 12 wired dies.  5-1/2" x 5-3/4"

 

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Merry Card

I decided to kick off today's post with a Christmas card created with the Songbirds set!  The style of the new Holiday Double Cuts dies complement the folk-style pattern on the birds perfectly!

Merry detail

I die-cut the two layers of the words in Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal.  New Leaf cardstock was used to cut out the big branch that is included in the Songbirds die set, which I snipped apart into little pieces to arrange around the words.

Bird

This sweet little songbird was stamped in Raspberry Fizz ink onto Hibiscus Burst cardstock, then die-cut with the coordinating die.  The pattenr and detail on the birds is just so pretty!  Small clusters of pearls accent here and there.

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The song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is used on this line of sheet music, which is heat embossed onto the Soft Stone card front.

Birthday Birdie Card

One of the GREAT things about this set is that you can use it for so many occasions all year long!  My next card is a window "spinner" card, a little interactive technique that has been around for years and years!  I adapted it to this project with a bit of a modern twist.  This is such a unique birthday card that any recipient would be thrilled to receive!

Bird

The bird was stamped in Enchanted Evening and then accents were added in Berry Sorbet, Terracotta Tile and Simply Chartreuse.  Die-cutting the bird was the last step.  I used the mirror image plain bird die to cut Enchanted Evening Stripes paper for the back, sandwiching crochet thread between the layers.

Eyelets

A window was added in the card front using a Limitless Layers: 2-1/2" Circle die.  I added white eyelets at the top and bottom of the circle to wrap the thread around, knotting it in the back.

Music

The sheet music banner was die-cut and stamped with a happy birthday tune.  I love how this eliminates the need for an ordinary sentiment.

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The corners of the card front are stamped with leaves and flowers, also included in the Songbirds set.

Thank You Blessings Card

This bold black card really allows the bright colors to pop!

Music

A line from the old hymn "Count Your Blessings" is heat embossed onto Classic Kraft cardstock that was cut with the coordinating banner die.

Bird

The banch was die-cut from Simply Chartreuse and the tips were sponged with Ripe Avocado ink.  The bird was cut from Summer Sunrise cardstock and sponged with Canyon Clay ink.   This was then adhered onto a solid bird cut from white.  I cut the bird from Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse as well, so I could add the details back in contrasting colors.

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I die-cut a few additional flowers from Pure Poppy cardstock and arranged them around the branch.  The "thank you" sentiment was heat embossed in white in the upper left corner.

Love & Light Shine Card

Of course, you don't always have to add the music banners to your projects!  You can do quick and easy projects like this too!

Birds

I stacked the birds on top of each other in lots of fun bright colors!  The largest birds having multi-step options really heps to carry through the color scheme!

Sentiment

I added the sentiment from Festival of Lights in True Black at the bottom of the bird stack.  I totally think this sentiment works for things other than Hanukkah cards! 

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The white card base was stamped with Background Basics: Super Stripes in Soft Stone on the diagonal.  Such a bright and cheerful card to send along to someone that needs encouragement!  Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!

Ashley

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

Betsy

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

  Danielle

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

Dawn

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

Erin

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

Laura

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.

Laurie

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.

MAile

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

Melissa

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Are birds a theme that's lacking in your current stamp stash?  Can you see yourself using these darling birdies on projects of your own?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

Grand-giveaway

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, October 14th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our October Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-clicks

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

Supplies

MERRY CARD

  • STAMPS: Songbirds (available October 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: Songbirds dies, Holiday Double Cuts dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder, adhesive pearls
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" 

BIRTHDAY BIRDIE CARD

  • STAMPS: Songbirds (available October 15th)
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening Stripes
  • OTHER: Songbirds dies, white eyelets, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" 

THANK YOU BLESSINGS CARD

  • STAMPS: Songbirds (available October 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Canyon Clay, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, True Black, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Songbirds dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" 

LOVE & LIGHT SHINE CARD

  • STAMPS: Songbirds, Festival of Lights (available October 15th) Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: True Black, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Soft Stone
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" 
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