Happy St. Pattick’s Day, and “may the wind be always at your back”!

Today’s card inspiration uses the Garden Birdhouses stamp set. It’s in the current Annual Catalog. This “friendly” card can be used for a birthday greeting, “Thinking of You”, a card of congratulations, or encouragement. It has a simple and serene vibe and welcomes Spring. The Garden Birdhouses stamp set is one of my favorites. So let’s make a card!

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • I cut a Basic White card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″.
  • The Parakeet Party DSP layer is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. This will cover the card front.
  • The Tahitian Tide DSP layer is 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″. I used this layer as a mat layer for the top Focal Point layer.
  • The top Basic White layer is about 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. I die cut this layer using the Deckled Rectangle Dies.
  • All of the images are stamped with Early Espresso ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.
  • I fussy cut one of the birds and popped him on his “home” perch.
  • I adhered the top layer to the Tahitian Tide layer, then attached the Tahitian Tide layer to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • A few of the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots worked well to add a finishing touch.

So, take a look at Garden Birdhouses, stamp your images, add a little color, pop a bird on his perch and create something to send a “welcoming” hello!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details


March Mini Card Kit With Bonus Insert Fun Fold Card (Center)

From now through March 31st, with a product purchase of $50.00 (before shipping and tax), you will receive a FREE Mini Card Kit along with a Video Tutorial link and Project Sheet so you can assemble the cards with me. The card bases, layers and elements are all included. You add your sentiment, and supply your favorite adhesive. This Mini Card Kit uses the Dandy Designs DSP. There’s a Fun Fold Bomus this month. I added a third card (in the center of the photo). It’s a quick and easy insert card. You can wtire your message and attach a gift card to the insert. They’re all quick, easy and fun to put together.


If your order is $50.00 (before shipping and tax), please use the Host Code above when prompted. You will receive Rewards from me along with the Mini Card Kit featured this month. If your order is over $150.00 (before shipping and tax), please do not use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards. You will also receive Creative Coins and the FREE Mini Card Kit from me.

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