Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Friendship Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope your week is progressing well.  We’re half way through the week and on the downhill to the weekend.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Bundle.  When you purchase the Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies as a bundle you can save 10%.  Who else likes to save money?  Here’s my card.

I love layers and when I saw this sketch on Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #317 I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Here is their sketch.

I started by stamping the larger bird image from the Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set around the bird image.  I colored the bird and flowers in using my Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the 4th from the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I adhered the artwork to a Soft Suede mat, which I had cut out of the 5th Stitched Nested Labels Die, using Snail.

I took a Soft Suede card front and embossed it using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered a larger piece of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to a Pool Party mat using Snail then adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a smaller piece of the Bird Ballad DSP to a Petal Pink mat using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread around the smaller matted DSP and tied a knot. I adhered a bow made from the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread using a Glue Dot.

I adhered the smaller matted DSP to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added 3 Pearl Basic Jewels to the bottom right of the larger matted DSP.  I adhered the card front to a Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the top and bottom corner of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the flowers and leaves in using my Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird stamp set in the center of the Whisper White panel in Soft Suede Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the larger bird image from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the front of the envelope and colored it in using my Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Bird Ballad DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!****************************************************************************************************

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 


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Today, June 26, at 12:01 AM (MT), for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack!  This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—so pick up those deals while you can!

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!



From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.  Are you interested?  Keep reading to learn more!

Dates:  July 1 – August 31 at 11:50 PM MT


  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual.  You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.

If you’ve ever considered purchasing that Starter Kit, now is a great time!  We’d love to have you join and get that discount for yourself or start your own business!!

If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.



YAY!!!  The awesome Bonus Days promotion from Stampin’ Up! is back!!  For every $50 that you spend between July 1 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31!

Earning Period Details – July 1-31:

  • Earning Period Deadline:  July 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Redemption Period Details – August 1-31:

  • Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

The earning period for this awesome promotion starts on July 1 and the coupons can be redeemed beginning August 1!!  Let me know if you have any questions.


I have gathered up a lot of retired Stamp Sets, Embossing Folders & Dies  and put a list together for anyone interested.  I have single Stamp Sets along with Stamp Sets bundled with Dies or Punches.  Take a look and see if there is anything that you missed out on getting and would still like.  Click Here to go to my list.


Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 3/8″ X 2 1/8″ (smaller DSP mat)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 2 7/8″ X 5″ (larger DSP mat)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″),       4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2″ X 3″ (artwork)
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ X 4 7/8″ (larger card front piece), 4 1/4″ X 2″ (smaller card front piece), piece for envelope flap


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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Friendship Card

  1. Aww, you had me with this gorgeous new stamp set! Love the wonderful papers you used, as well. Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hope you can join us again soon.


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