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Mojo Monday Bird Silhouette Card

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Let’s kick off the week with a new Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO264).  I stuck very close to the sketch this week but kept the elements simple.


  • I pulled this page from a Crate and Barrel catalog because I loved the bird silhouette and colors on the pot.  It was my inspiration for today’s card.  What do you think?

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  • My intention was to keep the color palette to Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla.  However, I spotted a piece of Raspberry Ripple that I had embossed previously and  felt it brought the design to life.

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  • A pretty polka dot pattern was added to the envelope flap.  I removed the excess using Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips.  Our snips really know how to navigate the curves!

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Stamp Set:  Friendly Phrases (Wood-Mount 126149, Clear-Mount 126151)
Paper:  Lucky Limeade (122926), Raspberry Ripple (126842), Always Artichoke (105119), Very Vanilla (101650), 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (envelope flap, 126910)
Ink:  Always Artichoke (126972)
Cool Tools:  1″ Square Punch (for flagged end, 124094), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Owl Builder Punch (heart, 118074), Bird Builder Punch (117191), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (flower center, 118309), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Argyle Embossing Folder (127750), 3″ Circle Originals Die (122125), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300)Friendly phrases stampin up stampinup card ideas

35 thoughts on “Mojo Monday Bird Silhouette Card”

  1. Beautiful card design, Mary and though I really like your original color choices, the dark pink really pops it all! I have not used my Bird punch in awhile..thank you for some inspiration! TGIF!

  2. Stunning card. I love this bird punch and the colours. Perfect for this Monday Mojo template. Thank you so much for all your wonderful posts. Great inspiration.

  3. Such a pretty card…yet again Mary! this one would be ideal for Christmas too.

    Thanks for your inspiration,as always

  4. Love your color combinations – beautiful card, could be used for any occasion, but I thought of Christmas – first thing!

  5. Dear Mary, This card is so beautiful. Any person lucky enough to receive this is going to be very lucky. You are amazing. I love the colors. This is so sweet. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

  6. OK, I love everything about this card. For someone whose natural style is CAS, this just sings. Love. love, love. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Mary: Beautiful card – colors are great together. Love the use of the punches – bird punch one of my favorites. Boho blossom punch seems to be my go to punch when I need flowers.
    Great job – thanks for sharing.
    Mary Ann

  8. Mary, I love this card, I think it’s my favorite of all you have done. Love the red and green used other then Christmas, really shows possibilities. Love the 2 greens and the bird works so well.

  9. Love this, Mary!! Great colours and love how you placed the bird on the branch. Wonderful use of the sketch 🙂

  10. Fabulous card – the Raspberry Ripple really brings your card to life! I’ve been in a Christmas rut and this is a refreshing change….

  11. I find a fresh dose of inspiration with you so often. I also appreciate you sharing your creative process, it helps me navigate those times when my mind is blank and so is my card! You help me realize that I really can do this! Thanks, Mary!

  12. Mary this is one of my favorites of your cards. I like the color combination and the many shapes. thank you.

  13. Mary this is one of my favorites of your cards. I like the color combination and the many shapes. thank you.

  14. Mary this is one of my favorites of your cards. I like the color combination and the many shapes. thank you.

  15. Hello Mary: I also think this card can be a really beautiful Christmas card with just a sentiment change. The embossed paper in the background looks so pretty. Thank you for the daily dose of inspiration.

  16. Love the mixture of greens with the pop of raspberry! You’re catalog inspiration posts are my favorite! 🙂

  17. I love this little bird. It’s one of my favorite punches. The color combo here is striking. This could easily become a Christmas card with a sentiment change. The red really amped up the design. Love the polka dot envelope liner, too!


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