Thank you. Two little words that can mean so much. I seem to always need some thank you cards. I just love the Free as a Bird stamp set and knew it would be perfect for a sweet thank you card.

Free as a Bird stamp set, Hello card, Bird Ballad Designer Paper, masking

I’m not sure what kind of bird I created here. I didn’t have any special bird in mind, I just liked the colors!


Design Notes for Free As A Bird Card:

This is actually a card we made in my July card classes. I think everyone liked it! Do you notice the bird and the branch behind him? We used masking to add the branch. (Otherwise it would have looked like the bird was being impaled by the branch! )

Using a mask is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Stamp the bird on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!,

2. Place a mask over the stamped bird. A mask in this case is another stamped bird that has been cut out. Use just the tiniest bit of SNAIL adhesive so that the bird won’t move.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!,

3. Stamp with branch. When you remove the mask, the bird will have a branch behind him, not in him.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comFree as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!,


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Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. If on-line orders total $150 or more, you will be eligible to win the Host Benefits for those orders. I’ll also send along a little gift with your thank you card for any purchases over $50.



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