Woo hoo we got to Friday again.... and a Bank Holiday weekend!! yippee!!
So I have 2 cards for you today, I have loved revisiting this bundle this week and I know that this bundle will be just a magical next year and crafters and designers will come up with 101 new ways to use them.
My first card is a simply but elegant friendship card. I enjoy sending cards but love seeing people faces when they receive them and friendship and thank you cards are my favourites. I have used the NEW in color Tranquil Tide for the tree. You can see it is a very versatile green or blue, and I know I am going to love using this color. The tree truck and little birds are punched from the Tree builder punch and this lovely punch is remaining in the new catalogue! The sentiment from this is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set and this too is carrying over :) woo hoo again!
My second card is for a very special friend who I know does not read my blog but I will be seeing for dinner on Thursday so will have the card in her hand when this is posted! She is actually my old manager in my last job who retired last April and is now more busy then when she worked full time, however she always finds time for me and really is the best friend a person could wish for.
For this card I used Crumb Cake and the Dies from Swirly Scribbles and then stamps the flowers in 4 different colors Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride.
As I was die cutting them I thought I would take a photo to show you a quick tip. If you are cutting out a few flowers like this, make sure you place them both on the block together and then they will stamp in the same place each time, and then when it come to die cutting them, set them in place for the first cut and then stick them together. They will then be in the correct place for each cut and save you time in having to reline them up each time.
I then used the NEW in-color Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves.... I love this color so much!! The sentiment for this card comes from an old favourite of mine again Suite Sentiments.
So I hope you have enjoyed this weeks card and the samples of using Swirly Bird Bundle. Just to remind you that you only have until 31st May to get these as a bundle, after that you will pay full price for both items..... I know what I would do!
Hugs Sam xxx
Samantha Carlton, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, West Malling, Kent, UK