Hummingbirds frequent my parents’ place. My mom and dad love to bird watch, so they have bird feeders all over. I had intended on taking a photo of the hummingbirds when I was up there this last week, and I forgot in my super relaxed state of mind. So my mom kindly sent me one yesterday. Thanks mom! Those little birds move super fast, so I’m impressed that she got such a clear photo.
Here are the cards I am sending out to my club members as a thank you for their August orders. These hummingbird cards are super simple to make and really pretty much consist of beautiful designer papers, a small strand of ribbon and a stamped sentiment.
Products I used: See below for a complete list of products I used linked to where you can find them in my online store.
I started by only making these two.
And then I got crazy and made many more, because they were super easy. AND I wanted to see all the variations I could come up with since there are a variety of hummingbird images in the designer paper (see photo below) and lots of different ways to use the two different patterns of papers in the laser-cut pack. (The Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Paper is a must-have! You can use it as a layer, an accent, a frame, or an embellishment on your cards and other paper crafting projects.)
To make one of the hummingbird cards…
- Very Vanilla Cardstock
- 7″ x 5″ scored at 3-1/2″ and folded in half for the card base (or use the Very Vanilla Note Cards which are pre-cut and scored already)
- Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
- 8″ for the bow or 14″ if wrapping all the way around
- Fussy-cut a humming bird.
- Cut out a section of the laser-cut paper either from the full floral sheet or a 3-1/5″ x 5″ section of the multi-frame/border sheet.
- Squeeze a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto a Silicone craft sheet or piece of scrap paper. Dab it multiple times with a sponge to get a nice even thin coating of glue on the sponge. Flip over the laser-cut paper and sponge glue on the back side being careful not to move the paper while sponging at the risk of getting glue on the front side.
- Adhere laser-cut paper to card front. Press down evenly. Then trim off any excess that extends beyond the card.
- Stamp the sentiment.
- Add the hummingbird with Dimensionals.
- Add the ribbon. (Use a Glue Dot for attaching the bow.)
Here are more close-up photos of these cards to help you out if you wish to recreate any yourself.
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club that will begin mid-September (with orders due mid-month for October, November, December, January, February & March). And we are looking for more to join us. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of those 6 months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.
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ONSTAGE NOVEMBER 16
Demonstrators are now registering for the next Stampin’ Up!® convention, OnStage November 2019. Registration began August 20th. There are several locations to pick from: Atlanta, Edmunton, Hartford, Lansing, Las Vegas, Portland (where I’ll be attending!), and Toronto. Become a demonstrator by purchasing your Starter Kit. Then join us in our excitement as we plan for this fun event. See the Extra, Extra! starter kit special below to learn more about the other perks that come along with being a demonstrator.
REDEEM BONUS DAYS COUPON CODES IN AUGUST
Your Bonus Days coupon codes that you earned in July may now be redeemed! (Every $50 spent July 1–31 before shipping and tax, earned a $5 Bonus Days coupon code. Check your emails for your code/s.) Codes can only be redeemed August 1–31. Click here to learn more about how to redeem your code/s. Click here for more information.
From now until August 31, receive an additional $30 in product for free in your Starter Kit. So instead of $26 for free, you can get $56 in free product (and of course free shipping as always). Yep! Choose $155 worth of product for $99 + tax!! And if that wasn’t awesome enough, a $10 coupon code will be gifted to you the following month to use towards an order by October 31st. Click here for more information.
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A PEEK AT SEPTEMBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The September 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Bone Appétit kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White
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BETTER THAN FLAT TUTORIALS
I’m so proud to be teamed up with five other super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators so we can create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our Christmas in August projects are now available!) CLICK HERE for more information.