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Simon Says Stamp | Out of this World Release

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Hi there!

Are you a bird watcher?  I am, but not in the go-all-out bird watching way… I just like to drink coffee (or wine) on my deck and watch the birds.  It’s baby bird time here in Wisconsin so there’s a lot of activity.  And I live by a pond, so I get to watch the ducklings and goslings following their mommas around the pond. They are like little trails of cuteness!


While I’m talking about birds, I thought I’d share with you this clean and simple card I made featuring the “Soaring Layered Bird” die from the new Simon Says Stamp “Out of this World” release.  This release is packed with so many fun products – and I’ll be sharing more of them with you throughout the month – but today, as I watch the Robins play on my lawn, I thought this bird card would be perfect.


Making this card is super easy:

  1. Die cut the bird out of white card stock. The die comes as one piece and cuts all the individual pieces at one time, making it super easy and fast to use.
  2. Ink blend the die cut pieces with the colors of your choice. I used Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated inks in Surf, Ocean, Heather, and Violet.
  3. Assemble your bird using liquid glue and set aside.
  4. Die cut a circle out of a 4.25 x 5.5-inch panel.
  5. Stamp your sentiment around the bottom edge of the circle. I used a sentiment from the new “You are my Universe” stamp set that is also part of this release.  Did you know you can use a straight stamp and bend it slightly to get it go along the curve of a circle?  I used my die cut panel to align the sentiment on the curve before stamping.
  6. Ink-blend a sky on your card front. I used Distress Oxide.  Then splatter it a bit with some water and dab it off.
  7. Once your card front is dry, use foam adhesive to adhere your die cut sentiment panel to the card front.
  8. Adhere your bird to the card front using a bit of foam adhesive and liquid glue.
  9. Add a few gems for some sparkle!


I hope you like this card and that it inspires you create something beautiful.  Or maybe do a little bird watching! smile

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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