Birds of a Feather

Stampin up flock together thank you

It's been a fun and busy couple days with the launch of Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year.  Many customers are gobbling up the opportunity to earn free Sale-A-Bration stamps, ribbon and exclusive Designer Paper for every $50 spent.  Ooh la lah!
Today's card begins with inspiration from a Clean and Simple sketch (FTL27) and colors I discovered blended here, in this week's Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC165).  I layered two pretty patterns from Flock Together Designer Series Paper over Garden Green and a 4.25 x 5.5 card base in Very Vanilla.

The vertical banner includes Tempting Turquoise Textured card stock layered over Certainly Celery.  I love the way the So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (exclusively available as a Sale-A-Bration product) really pops against the Turquoise.  TIP:  Need a little help tying 5/8" ribbon?  The trick is holding one side in place while pulling with the other.

"Thanks" (from Thank You Kindly, one of my favorite sentiment sets) was inked in Tempting Turquoise on Very Vanilla.  TIP:  I chose this font because it reminded me of the swirly tails on the birds.  The sentiment is layered with Stampin' Dimensionals over So Saffron and Certainly Celery.  So Saffron Brads accent the corner.

The Perfect Touch?  I love to layer punches.  This little flower was "just the thing" to finish off my sentiment.  It includes a 1/2" Circle of So Saffron Textured card stock adhered with a dimensional to Tempting Turquoise and Garden Green Boho Flowers.

TIP:  I quickly customized my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300) with Beautiful Borders dipped in Tempting Turquoise.


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Stamp Set:  Thank You Kindly (111700), Beautiful Borders (111594, on Envelope)
Paper:  Flock Together Designer Series Paper (114018), Tempting Turquoise Textured (108698, Bold Brights Assorted), So Saffron Textured (108696, Rich Regals Assorted), Certainly Celery (105125), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise (100814)
Cool Tools:  Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390)
The Perfect Touch:  So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain (114618, Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle), Soft Subtles Brads (106954), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Thank you kindly

Beautiful borders


  1. Mary, this is such a sweet card! I love the colors and the whole layout – very nice 🙂

  2. Incredible color combo! I would never have thought it would work but, Mary, this is truly up there in your top ten. I agree about the font mimicking the bird tails.

  3. This is so pretty, Mary! I am drooling over the gorgeous new dp from SU!

    Heather 🙂

  4. Mary,

    As usual, you outdid yourself. It is a beautiful card. I also have to tell you I took my lovely daughter on a tour of your beautifully organized workplace and she is now green with envy.

    Thanks for all you do.

  5. Brilliant! SU sure makes it easy to come up with color combos by following their DP colors. Love it!

  6. colleen kramer

    So pretty! What a great way to showcase such lovely paper. Who wants to cover it up? With a simple change in sentiment, this card could be used for so many purposes. Your great photos really demonstrate SU’s vibrant colors.

  7. You are too much! This is GORGEOUS! All the new recruits and your card-making – you are rockin’!!! You go girl!!!

  8. Grace Lange-Way

    I’m just plain awestruck by this card. The color combo just blew me away!

  9. You certainly have a knack with colors. WOW! Love it. Thanks for sharing

  10. Just gorgeous! Love the boldness! Can’t wait for my saleabration order. I’m so excited!

  11. Mary – this is so pretty!!!

  12. What a beautiful card! I love this paper and it is just perfect with this sentiment stamp

  13. Beautiful card:)

  14. OH this card is prefect on this yucky cloudy day 🙂 Love it!

  15. Another yummy, fabulous card! I am LOVIN’ the bright colors!!

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