Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bon Voyage: A Little Birdie Told Me

Welcome to Port of Call #14 on the Stampin' Addicts 2009 Bon Voyage Blog Hop!

Nestled snugly between Ports of Call #13 (Lyssa's creations with Great Grads
) and #15 (Renée's creations with Always in My Thoughts), here we explore the fabulous A Little Birdie Told Me!

Tour links are only active through 11:59 pm EST Tuesday June 16; after that, many hostesses will post more details on projects you see today. Bookmark your favorite stops now--on return visits, you'll bypass customs & immigration and go straight to the fun! A complete list of blog participants can be found on the Stampin Addicts website!

My two favorite features of A Little Birdie Told Me are how cute the images are when paper pieced and the wonderful assortment of greetings! So onward to the projects!

3x6 One of a Kind
This card is a made from textured Baja Breeze cardstock. Sometimes that longer canvas is just perfect for a "one of a kind" layout! On the card, I stamped the larger birdie 3 times in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped it again on Slumber Party Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut it out. It's adhered with dimensionals to give it a little extra pop!

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me, One of a Kind
Paper: Baja Breeze Textured, Sweet Slumber specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Flower Fusion Too, Jumbo Brads 5/16" Neutrals

Umbrella in the Window
Paper piecing (again) highlights the umbrella stamp in this set! I used my Wide Oval Punch to make the "window" in the Sweet Bella Designer Series Paper.

The greeting "a little birdie told me" is actually a 3-line stamp, but I thought it would look better stretched out. I used my Chocolate Chip Stampin Write marker to color just the words I wanted, then used the Stampamajig to line them up! Use the Stampajig to make these sentiments fit *any* shape!

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, dimensionals

A Little Card Candy
As I mentioned, one of my favorite things about A Little Birdie Told Me is *all* the wonderful sentiments! One for every occasion! And if you like greetings for inside your cards, this set is perfect!

I stamped every greeting (and a couple images!) from the set onto Riding Hood Red cardstock. For the Chocolate Chip layer, I used Chocolate Chip Craft ink to stamp the "thank you" from Oval All and embossed it. I think it gives the sentiments a perfect frame! I used dimensionals to mount the "candy" onto the sticker backing from a Stampin Up set. Now they're all ready to pop onto the pre-made cards anytime I need a card!

The card is a 4x4 square made of Riding Hood Red cardstock. I cut 2 1/2" circles out of watercolor paper and stamped the birdie on it. Using the Aquapainter and Riding Hood Red re-inker, I painted my birdies a cheery red! I layered them onto Baja Breeze cardstock die cut with the Scallop Circles #2 die and my Big Shot.

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft and Classic, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2, Aquapainter, Clear Embossing Powder

If you've read my blog before, you may know that we raise chickens and ducks on our mini-farm. We just got a new batch of chicks, and my daughter thought her favorite chick needed to be immortalized! LOL The birdies seemed like the perfect stamps!

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Button Bouquet, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Big Shot, Billboard Alphabet die, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is
#15 Renée's creations with Always in My Thoughts!

Click here for Renées blog


Beedubya said...

Are you mental??? That umbrella card is PERFECTION! I love them all. You rock!!

xo B.

Debadoo said...

You always do such great work!! So cute. Love the page with your daughter.

Sharon Bridwell said...

I love all your projects Amy but especially like the scrapbook page and the umbrella card. I'm sad to see this set go, it's so cute.

Chrisd said...

Love that chicky memory page with your "little chick too'

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Fantastic projects Amy! LOVE the card candy and cards!!!

Connie said...

Very the card candy idea! Will need to make that for my MIL!

Dixie Finn said...

I ditto Sharron. The card candy is fantastic and how cute is the chick/duck.

Kathy said...

What were you worried about???? I love your stuff, as always! The card candy idea is great and the SB page steals my heart! Love the combos you chose with these cute birds and the umbrella. Just right!

Michelle said...

Love the scrapbook page!

Twila said...

Wow, what a great set! I'm loving the card candy and the card you made with it and that scrapbook page is too darn cute.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

So...ducks & chicks but no geese? Somehow the old game just doesn't sound the same when you go around the circle saying duck, duck, chick! :D

Terrific set of Projects Amy! I didn't really like this set when it first came out but now I'm a convert. The Card Candy idea is also very cool. Basically homemade embellishments. Your MIL is going to love it!

Thanks for sharing the creativity and inspiration.

Hugs and blessings - Jean

Rhonda Langley said...

Wonderful projects! Love the card candy set!!

Anonymous said...

I love the scrapbook page! It is so perfect! And the card candy is a brilliant idea! Fabulous projects all the way around!

Anonymous said...

Hello Amy-

I had my eye on this set for a while. I ordered it just before the last chance list came out. I'm so happy to have it. Now I just need to get busy:)

Thanks for the inspiration!

Margaret said...

Love your projects! The scrapbook page is priceless! Thanks for sharing!

Tandra said...

Fantastic stuff Amy!
My fave is the scrap page of maddy!
LURVE that Sweet Slumber paper!

Stacy said...

This is one of my favorite sets and I love seeing new ideas with it. The umbrella card is my favorite (perfect colors) but all of them are dynamite. Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Amy, I love the paper piecing, and all the card candy. But your scrapbook models steal the show!

stampmiser said...

Really cute projecst! Love the "card candy" version!

Catrules said...

Amy these are great! I love the scrapbook page! Awsome ideas!!

MaryR said...

love all of these projects! especially that gorgeous scrap book pgae

Comeka said...

Great projects! I love the scrapbook page and the little umbrella card is awesome!

Paula said...

Love all Amy. That scrapbook page of your daughter is priceless. Thanks for blog hopping!

Pammybaby said...

Amy, these projects are perfect!! Love the paper piecing, the variety of projects, and your scrapbook page is simply fabulous!

Debbi said...

These projects totally ROCK Amy! I can't believe you had Blog Hop anxiety. Totally love the adorable chicken page and the one of a kind card. Everything is great!

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

Fantabulous, darling!

Dawnmarie said...

Awesome projects! I can't believe I never bought this set! It's sooo cute.

Kat said...

Great Cards! I love the card candy idea.

Candace Lawlor said...

I love the umbrella card - so cute! And the scrapbook page. Lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Love the projects Amy! I've always thought this set was cute, but it's been hard to work with for me. Good job showing so many uses for it. And, Maddy is beautiful!

Diana said...

Very nice projects. Thank you forall of this. It is so much fun.

Beth said...

Love it ALL, Amy!! Your little paper pieced birdie is so sweet & how clever to use the wide oval to highlight the paper pieced umbrella! Great idea to make card candy-it's all wonderful and what a darling scrapbook page! TFS!!

Renée said...

wow, these are all fabulous, Amy! Love the idea for the "card candy"!