Pals Paper Arts Bird Inspiration

Stampin up elements of style card

The "bird is the word" for this week's Pals Paper
Inspiration Challenge (PPA31).  Our inspiration photo (below) offers a delightful array of birdie ideas from retro to vintage.  Discover the rest of the PPA Design Team's inspiration samples by CLICKING HERE.  Play along!

Ppa31 bird inspiration


  • Stampin up elements of style hummingbird Are these stamp images from Stampin' Up!?  Not yet but they will be.  This is an early sneak peek of "Elements of Style" from the Summer Mini Catalog (available May 1).
  • The floral image really grooves when embossed in white.
  • Like this style but can't wait for the set?  Try any of Stampin' Up!'s
    background stamps or any large stamp image as an alternative.
  • To create the three panels, stamp first on card stock in a width that's easily divided by three.
  • Length can be whatever you need.  For this card, each width is 1 1/8" wide.  My original image was stamped on 3 3/8" wide card stock, then divided.  Make sense?
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Stamp Set:  Elements of Style (Summer Mini Catalog, available 5/1).
Paper:  Bordering Blue (102630), Ruby Red (102030), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283), Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Up! Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch:  Clear Circle Rhinestone Brads (113144), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319), White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Amazing card Mary. I had to make my own version as the cutting the background stamp into 3s was something I had to try. Thanks for your inspiration. Your fabulous card has been linked from my blog to yours. Cheers!

  2. This is just gorgeous Mary – love your design layout and the colors!

  3. okay I just have to ask, how do you get new stamps before they come out???? What’s your secret Mary???? Have a great day today! Barb

    Hi Barb: I received an early “gift” of this new Summer Mini set by attending Leadership. Hugs, M

  4. Awesome card–thanks for the sneak peak. Our family just loves hummingbirds.

  5. Beautiful color combination! I can hardly wait until I can purchase this set! I love it!

  6. Mary, your card is so beautiful. Hugs,

  7. Very Very Nice. Love the color combination. Love the Hummingbird. The card is very elegant.

  8. Gorgeous. Love the colours and layout!

  9. Love those colors together. Beautiful design.

  10. i love your choice of colors on this one! your little bird reminds me spring isn’t too far off… hopefully! xo

  11. Another great sneak peek – this is absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Beautiful, beautiful card, Mary! I love the colors and the layout! Sheer perfection!

  13. Oooooh, Mary, this is SO GORGEOUS. I love the white embossing. This is so striking!

  14. Gorgeous Card and I love the items that inspire you to create all of your cards!

  15. Colleen Kramer

    Gorgeous! What a different SU stamp set, too!

  16. Wow! Love the colors and set. Really nice!

  17. Can’t wait for this new stamp set. Love the softness of the blue and the boldness of the red together!

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