Tuesday 14 May 2019

Kelly’s Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog!

It is just wonderful to be part of Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop!
Thank you for the invitation Kelly!

You may have arrived here from my friend Monique Fielder.

I have made a birthday card using the gorgeous Free As A Bird stamp set. This stamp set will be available from June 4, 2019 in the new Annual Catalogue. It is the prettiest stamp set and I could not wait to add it to my collection.

I have started with a card base of Whisper White 21cm x 13.8cm scored and folded in half.

I have then cut another Whisper White mat measuring 9.7cm x 13.2cm.

I then created a frame from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits™ by positioning the largest die and the second larges die on a piece of Whisper White  card stock and ran it through the Big Shot™.

I cut a piece of the beautiful Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to measure 9.3cm x 12.8cm.

I stamped the bird and the end of the brach in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with the Stampin' Blends. I fussy cut both of these images.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Botanical Bliss stamp set in Versa Mark™on the Basic Black card stock. I then sprinkled it with the White Heat Emboss Powder and set it using the Heat Tool. I cut it out with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit™.

I carefully glued the branch between the frame and the DSP layer with glue. I glued the rest of the frame down to the DSP. I glued the bird to the top of the branch and the sentiment layer to the right hand side of the frame and then glued the right side of the branch to that. Then I glued that to the Whisper White mat layer and then the card base.

Finally, I glued the 3 pink iridescent sequins to the DSP.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Please make sure that you hop around and see the other demonstrators Birthday creations. 

Next on the hop is the amazing Michelle Strazds.  Please click on the next blog button to go to their blog post

I hope that I have inspired you today to do something creative!

Have a great week!


Product List
Heat Tool
Big Shot


  1. Gorgeous card, Leonie. The bird looks so lovely in yellow - can almost hear him singing!

  2. Super cute and super pretty! Such a gorgeous card Leonie! Love it! Rochelle xo

  3. I love your card Leonie, the frame you have made on the front looks great.

  4. Just divine Leonie! I've used the same DSP in my project - it's so pretty! Thanks for being part of my birthday celebrations! Kelly x

    1. Thank you Kelly. It was a great Birthday Blog Hop. I loved everyone’s creations x

  5. Such a pretty card, Leonie. I love the use of the black panel for the sentiment - it really pops against the soft pink and white.

  6. As I read your post I can hear the canary singing! Gorgeous card! I must try the rectangle framelits as a frame - I'm addicted to using them as layers :)

    1. Thank you Richelle! Creating a frame is addicting too have fun ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. such a sweet card, the bird is so cute!

  8. Such a beautiful card Leonie and so elegant too! I love how you've created a frame and then both your bird and sentiment panel reach out over the edges of it. Such a striking effect. Thanks for sharing :-)

    1. Thank you Jan. It came together fairly quickly too ๐Ÿ˜Š❤️

  9. So so pretty. Love the white frame. And your fussy cutting is stunning. Totally gorgeous.

  10. Hi Julia. Thank you very much. Hope you are having fun playing with some new items xx

  11. Beautiful card, this bright little bird just reminds me of a little canary I used to have as a child. I love how you have created a little frame for the card with those stitched rectangles. Thanks for sharing.

  12. gorgeous card Leonie ... I love birds so this is a winner for me :)

  13. So beautiful Leonie. I love the frame - just makes that cute and beautifully coloured birdie stand out. x