Stampin Up Swirly Birds Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Happy Thursday in June.  Yippee!!! the new 2016-2017 catalog has gone live, which means we can all start ordering all the beautiful new stamp sets.  Today I am using one of the new stamp sets from that catalog.  As a demonstrator I was able to order ahead on a few items and this was one of them.  It is a wonderful new set that I am sure will become a favorite to many of you. (You can click onto my “shop with me” button to order this great new stamp set too.)


Here is the color challenge:

I had just used these colors a few weeks ago not realizing that we were going to doing them in a blog hop.  The beauty about creating, even though the colors in a card can be the same, your cards can look unique.

June 2 blog hop color challenge resized

Stampin Up “Swirly Bird” card:

Stampin Up Swirly Bird card by Kristi @

Here is the card recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Melon Mambo 4-1/8 x 5-3/8

Art Piece: Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4 Stamped with the Wood grain stamp in Tuxedo Black ink and using  the 2″ circle punch, punch a circle in the top right of the card front.

The Details:

Stampin Up Swirly Bird card by Kristi @

The Swirly: Basic black card stock cut with the Swirly Scribbles die and adhered to the cut out circle.

The Flowers:  Swirly Bird stamp set and melon mambo ink.  I stamped off some of the flowers so they were different hues of the melon mambo ink.  After they were stamped I cut them out with the coordinating Swirly Scribbles die.

The Leaves:  Swirly Bird stamp set in old olive ink and then again cut with the coordinating die, Swirly Scribbles.

The Butterfly:  Bermuda Bay ink, inked up the stamp from Butterfly Basic stamp set and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch.

The Bow:  I make a tiny white bow using the Organza Ribbon

The Bling:  Enamel shapes in Melon Mambo along with basic pearls and rhinestones added the needed pop and bling to make this a “Kristi” card

The Sentiment:

Stampin Up Swirly Bird card by Kristi @

I cut a 1-1/2 inch strip of whisper white card stock and used the triple banner punch to make my tails. The banner was tucked  up under my flower bundle.  The sentiment was inked with my markers using my black and melon mambo ink markers.  The sentiment came from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

The Inside:

Stampin Up Swirly Bird card by Kristi @

I added some stamped flowers in a cluster at the bottom of the card.  Melon Mambo ink using the stamped off technique gave me varying shade for the flowers.  Old Olive ink was used for the leaves to complete the inside of the card.

Here is our team:

To visit our talented team, just click onto the “go the the next blog” button, this will direct you to each blog.  If you get lost along the way you can also click onto each name below to help you navigate.

Sandi MacIver:

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto


Can I help you?

Do you need products to make this card and need a demonstrator?  I would be most happy to help you.  Please click onto the “shop with me button” which takes you to my online store.  If you need help or have any questions just contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the product I used to make this card:

 Product List

11 Replies to “Stampin Up Swirly Birds Happy Stampers Blog Hop”

  1. Wow Kristi, this is stunning! Your layered flowers with the color gradients are beautiful and your embellishments are just perfect. Love everything about it! 🙂

    1. Thank you Amy, this one took over 3 days to play with. but figured it out. Wish the Pop of Pink had not been on BO as I would have use some of that DSP, LOL

    1. Thanks Sandi, after playing with it for three days and some inspiration from you, it worked. I am glad you like the end result.

  2. Such a cute, fun card today. I love all the tips you give about how to make it. I love your inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much. I hope you will try to make this card. If you have any questions just contact me. Happy Stamping

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