Sneak Peek: Floral Essence
Sneak Peek Floral Essence

Bird Ballad DSP for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC562

Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week it is a sketch challenge.


May  is always a tough time of year for me as a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  I am torn between playing with products that are retiring and the new products that will be in the 2019-2020 annual catalog.  When I saw today's sketch I knew I wanted to feature the Bird Ballad DSP.  This paper is part of the Bird Ballad Suite and is gorgeous!  The whole suite is very special.  


The main panel was cut from the Bird Ballad DSP using a die from the Rectangle Stitched framelits.  Doesn't it make a great focal point?  I stamped the flower, bud, and leaves using the Free as a Bird stamp set.  I did some quick coloring using Stampin' Blends and tried to mimic the coloring on the DSP.  Yes, I had to fussy cut it but thankfully it isn't really very fussy at all.  


The sentiment is from the Free as a Bird set and it is stamped on a label from the Smooth Sailing dies.  That label is going to be used a lot!  I love the stitching and that it looks dimensional.  The large scallop on the side of the DSP was cut using the Seasonal Layers dies.   

Hope you liked this sneak peek at some of the loveliness that is coming in the new annual catalog.  If you have ordered from me in the past 6 months you will be receiving a catalog from me (Stampin' Up!® is sending it so hopefully you received it or will soon).  If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! ® demonstrator contact me ( and we will get you squared away.

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Very pretty. I love the Free as a Bird set and the lovely colors you have used. TFS

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you JoAnn! Love this stamp set too and the coordinating Bird Ballad DSP. So many beautiful new products!

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