Stampin Up In-Colors Swirly Bird Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Welcome to  another Thursday blog hop. (my favorite day of the week!) I am so happy you have stopped by my blog today.  I am using the Stampin Up Swirly Bird stamp set again this week.  I am anxiously awaiting my BIG order from the new catalog. (Squeal ) So while I wait I have decided to use the Swirly Bird set again this week.  Enjoy.


Here is the sketch:


Stampin Up In-colors Swirly Bird:

Stampin Up Swirly Bird card by Kristi @

Here is the recipe:

Card Base: Whisper White Heavy card stock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Flirty Flamingo 4-1/8 x 5-3/8

Large Art Piece Mat: Whisper White 4 x 5/1/4  Stamped in Tip Top Taupe ink. The top half was stamped from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the bottom half was stamped using the Swirly Bird stamp set.  A Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon was wrapped around the card in the middle.  It was adhered to the large mat and glued to the card base.

Small Mat: 3-1/4 x 4-3/4

Art Piece: Whisper White 3-1/8 x 4-3/8

The Details:

Stampin Up Swirly Bird card by Kristi @

The Art Piece:

Stamp set: Swirly Bird stamp set  and matching dies

Inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive and Tip Top Taupe

I started by stamping my image in Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach inks. To get more variation in color and stamped off the large flowers behind the swirls to make that second stamping pop a bit more.  I used old olive for the leaves and veins.  After all the stamping was done I stamped some additional flowers and leaves then I  used my big shot to cut them out.

The Splatters: Tip Top Taupe ink was used along the the Swirly Bird stamp set to add the splatters to the card.

The Bird nest: Flirty Flamingo card stock

The sentiment: whisper white cardstock 1/2 x 3-1/2 cut with the triple banner punch and inked in peekaboo peach ink.

More Details:

Stampin Up Swirly Bird card by Kristi @

After the art piece was stamped I added the Flirty Flamingo mat and adhered it with dimensionals.  A ruched Flirty Flamingo bow was added with a glue dot.  I had to add some sparkle…LOL, hey you know me.  My card would not be complete without some bling.  I added some gold sequins and tiny pearls for the finishing touches.

The Inside:

Stampin Up Swirly Bird card by Kristi @

I added some small flirty flamingo and peekaboo peach flowers to the inside of the card along with some tip top taupe splatters.  A few old olive leaves completes the card.

Here is our team:

Stop by each team member and see what they created for you today.  Just click the “go to the nest blog” button to direct you through our hop.  If you get lost along the was you can click onto our names, this will direct you also.  Enjoy

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Jari Francis:

Kristi Gray


Can I help you?

Do you need products to make this card?  If you do not have a demonstrator,  I would be happy to help you.  Please click onto the “shop with me button” to go directly to my online store.  fI you have any questions or need help please contact me and I would be happy to help you out.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:

Product List


  1. Jari Francis says:

    I can’t wait each week to see your beautiful creations, and this week certainly is a treat. Such beautiful colors and creative flair! I am loving this set and you have created a beauty with it! Love the ribbon and bling 🙂

  2. Amy Koenders says:

    Oh wow Kristi!!!! That is stunning! Your layering and stamping is just perfect and the background is awesome. Great colors and beautifully designed. 🙂

  3. Kathy Hendrey says:

    Kristi, this card is gorgeous! Love the bright colors and just makes me happy! Great job!

  4. Mary says:

    Wow – thesis gorgeous! Love your background and the pretty colors of your swirls and flowers. Perfect! 🙂

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