The Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team’s theme is “favorite techniques,” and today I selected “stenciling”and “dry embossing.” It gave Robin a perfect place to perch, with texture to make him happy.

This is a “sneak peek” of products you can order beginning June 3rd, so just one more week!

By Su Mohr for the Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Birds & Branches Bundle, Tasteful Textile embossing, Country Home Stamp Set, Birds & More Dies, Birds & Branches Stamp Set; #bird&branches #stenciling #stenciltechnique #cardtechniques #birds #birdsoncards #tastefultextile #dryembossing #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardthemes #cardchallenges

Robin’s stenciled perch


The circle was stenciled with a Birds & More Die, which I first cut from a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I placed WW Cardstock, the same size, beneath the die-cut piece, and applied Shaded Spruce Ink with a Sponge Dauber. That’s all there was to it!

To add texture, I used the new, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, which is just the right amount, don’t you think? Robin likes it!


The stenciling is the background for the main attraction, sweet, little, Robin. He’s from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink, and cut with a Birds & More Die. His breast was colored with a Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend. How do you like the way he’s raised on Dimensionals, and perched on the branch? I stamped his feet first, and then glued the die-cut branch in place.

The Birds & Branches Stamp Set and Birds & More Dies can be ordered separately, or in a bundle, which you can see in my Product List below. You should check out all the stamps and dies you will get. I highly recommend the bundle, because there’s a 10% savings.


“Hello” is from the Country Home Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and yes, fussy cut. I thought it was worth it, because Robin wanted to tack it to the branch.


Read about my May gifts!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.


Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.


This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.


Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!


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