Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bird Punch - Tulips

I had a fun time making this card...tulips are one of my favorite flowers: they are elegant and happy and such a welcome promise of what's to come each spring! So I couldn't resist making this card.

Two special things I'd like to point out here...the first is that the tulips are made from the bird's wing from the XL Two-Step bird punch that is available until April 30th. The purchase of the punch would put you on your way to earning a free stamp set with every $50 you purchase!

I just punched three wings for each tulip and then pieced them together in threes. The top-most petal of each is adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional to give it some lift. I also used the branch from that punch to create the greenery in the bouquet and just cut the stems and leaves so that they laid the way I wanted them to.

The other thing I wanted to point out was that I created the background (the spotted, so saffron paper behind the tulips) using the leaves stamp from the Branch Out set. Unfortunately, that stamp set is retired, however, you can create a similar effect with markers, sponges, or I CHALLENGE YOU to look through your own stash and find a way to use one of your stamps as a background. After all, the more mileage we can get out of our supplies, the better right? And the easier it becomes to justify our addiction, I mean, hobby, right? ;)

Happy Stamping!!!

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Supplies used on this card:

Whisper White (#100730 for 8.5"x11"' or #106529 for 12"x12")
So Saffron (#105118 for 8.5"x11" or #107088 for 12"x12")
Old Olive (#100702 for 8.5"x11"; #106544 for 12"x12")

Stampin' Dimensionals (double-sided foam dots) - #104430
Snail Adhesive - #104332 (refills #104331)

XL Two Step Bird Punch - #117191 (from the Occasions mini catalog only availabe until April 30th)

Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea designer series paper (#117161)

Whimsical Words - Sale-a-bration set (earn it free with any $50 purchase) - available in wood mount (#118386) or cling mount (#119119)

Branch Out (retired) - used it to make the spotted so saffron background for the tulips

Old Olive classic (#102277)
So Saffron classic (#105213)

Other: 5/8" satin ribbon in pretty in pink (#117289)


  1. Oh - I've wanting to make the tulips with this punch. Super cute with using the DSP!

  2. I have been wanting to make one too Michelle, this is super cute!!! Love your color choice and lay out.


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