Today’s card was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.


Rather than a toucan on a label, I have a Granny Apple Green bird on a Rainbow Glimmer branch.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Bird & More, Bird & Branches, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Tasteful Textile embossing, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings; #birds #birds&branches #birdsoncards #friendshipcards #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking $ornatelayers #stampinup #tastefultextileembossing #rainbowglimmer                                                                                                                             Green Bird on a Branch


Today’s Step-by-Step Instructions:

Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.

Cut regular weight, Whisper White Cardstock with the largest Ornate Layers Die. Emboss with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder, and adhere to the card base.

Use a Birds & More Die to cut the branch from a green portion of Rainbow Glimmer Paper. Snip the end, and glue to the card front, leaving the middle branch loose for placing the bird.


Stamp the sweet bird from  the Birds & Branches stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.

Use its Birds & More die for cutting, and attach to the card front with Dimensionals. The Rainbow Glimmer Paper is pliable, so you are able to place the bird beneath the middle branch, while gluing two leaves to the bird. The Bundle comes with little feet for the bird, but it perched nicely here without them.


“A little hello” is from the Itty Bitty stamp set. Stamp it in Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly Die. Don’t you love this cute shape? Your clean & simple card is complete, and the little bird is ready to say “hello” to someone.


My July Host Code Gift: 

Just add my Host Code (MT2P9EV6) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of July, and I will send the Square Vellum Doilies to you in August.

Sweet Square Vellum Doilies add poise and elegance to your handmade cards and other paper crafts. Use doilies whole or cut into smaller designs to create a variety of looks with these classic accents. * 24 vellum doilies, 3″.


July Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be for one of my favorites in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, the Prized Peony Bundle!!! The bundle includes the stamp set and the dies. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in July.  

Just click my shop button below to start filling your shopping bag! Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will also take you to my store. I’ll announce the winner August 1st.

The Prized Peony Bundle includes the Prized Peony Stamp Set and the Peony Dies.

Give your projects a graceful touch with the Prized Peony Stamp Set. The friendship-based greetings will convey your warm wishes.
*10 cling stamps

Create custom die-cut peonies using the Peony Dies. Pair with the coordinating Prized Peony Stamp set to quickly cut out stamped images.
*17 dies
*Largest die: 3-1/4″ x 3-11/16″ (8.3 x 9.4 cm)

More Good News:

It’s time for us to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend  1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. More $ to buy the things we love! How exciting!


If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING.

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