Baja Bird SC297

Stampin up splitcoast stampers SC297 bird punch

The Stampin' Up! Two Step Bird Punch Extra Large produces an exquisite element in a snap.  I suspected the Baja Bird would perch happily on the lattice die cut–kind of reminds me of a leaded glass window. Oh man, just got a new idea for the lattice!

It was a delight to to find the time to jump in on the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge (SC297) this week.  

SC297 NC


  • Stampin up two step bird punch Stampin' Up! 2-Sided Designer Series Paper is perfect for popping out a coordinating pattern for the birds wing. 
  • Are you new to Stampin' Up!  Designer Series Paper?  Consider a Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack in one of the core color families to get started (forty 2-sided sheets in 10 colors for $19.95). I choose Baja Breeze from the Subtles collection.
  • Layer it!  It's amazing how layering a several punches turns up the "wow" volume on a sentiment.
  • Don't be afraid to layer color on color.  For example, I layered the Baja Breeze Little Leaves Sizzlits Die stem over Baja Breeze card stock . . . the texture defines the accent . . . not a contrast in colors.  Cool.

PPABadge Have you checked out the latest Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA59)?  Celebrity stamper Beate Johns jumps in on the action as our guest along with gorgeous samples from the PPA design team.  Check it out and play along!

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Black signature ivory

Stampin up little leaves sizzlits die big shot Stamp Set:  Fabulous Phrases (WM 117002, CM 120501)
Paper:  Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117152), Early Espresso (119686), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools:  Two Step Bird Punch Extra Large (117191), Word Window Punch Large (119857), Modern Label Punch Large (119849), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Little Leaves Sizzlits Die (114511), Lattice Bigz Die (115958)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. LOVE how you matted the lattice! So dimensional!

  2. How cute is this, Mary? Those are my FAVORITE colors. Love it! XOXO

  3. Gorgeous! Love the colors, love how you’ve interpreted the layout!

  4. Love it as always! TFS!

  5. Love the blue and brown – beautiful!

  6. As always, just luv this color combination Mary! This is going to be “cased” today!

  7. Fabulously done!

  8. This is gorgeous! Love the punches and lattice die cut!

  9. Your card is lovely Mary. I love blue and brown together. I have been meaning to buy the Lattice die after seeing what you have done with it I will be getting it on my next oreder.


  10. Wow! Simply Wow!

  11. Simply gorgeous!

  12. Love the colors, Mary! The bird has found a perfect perch!

  13. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! Thanks for blessing my day. 🙂

  14. Your card is beautiful. Love those colors. Rich and aweosme. Hugs,

  15. Awesome! Love how simple it would be to mass produce these and you could change up the colors easily too. Great idea! Thanks!

  16. this is a great idea for use of the bird punch-love the colors you used as well-thanks for sharing

  17. Barb in Ontario

    Wow! You’re creativity is awesome!

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