I found this adorable birdie punched card idea somewhere, but once again, I can't remember who! I did change it up a bit, using "Summer Smooches" Designer Paper for the little birdie hats and "celebrate" from the Holiday Catalog stamp set "Seasonal Sayings". One thing I love about that set is that you can purchase any ONE single stamp out of it right now, and tomorrow, Monday, October 29, it will be 15% off!
On the inside, I used another stamp, "Happy Birthday", from "Perfecty Penned", another set that you can purchase the stamps as a group or separately! Once again, these stamps, as all of our stamps, are on sale tomorrow! I can hardly wait!
The little tiny birdies following along in a line are from "Itty Bitty Bits", and yup, you guessed it, they are on sale tomorrow too!
The birdies are punched with the 1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, and 1" Circle punches. The wings are from the Bird Builder punch, and their beaks and party hats are both from the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.
Here's a quick idea for punching the curved part of the hats:
Start with one of the straight-sided punched pennants. Inset the bottom of the pennant into the 1' Circle Punch from INSIDE the circle as shown below. When you have the pennant inserted as deeply as you want, punch the circle and it will shape the bottom of the hat. I used the same pennant and the same punch for all three sizes of hat. I just changed the depth of my punching to create hats of varying sizes!
That's all for now! Today we are celebrating two of my daughter's birthdays with a family dinner. My oldest, Jessica, had her birthday in September, and Alisa's was October 18th. Today is the first chance we have had for the whole family to get together! I'm looking forward to some great family memories around our table this afternoon!
Don't forget the 15% off sale tomorrow! I know you probably find it hard to believe, but there ARE some Stampin' Up! stamps I do not own! That little anomaly will probably be rectified tomorrow!
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!
Stampin'Up! products used:
|Perfectly Penned - Clear-Mount Stamp||Item #122892|
Set Quantity: 4
|Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper||125409|
for all your sassy summer projects! Includes 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6
double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid- and lignin-free.
|1 Inch Circle Punch||Item# 119868|