Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s February Blog Highlights. This month’s theme is showcasing the new products in Sale-A-Brations and Occasions 2018 Catalogs. I was in a whimsical mood this morning, so I grabbed the Bird Banter stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

This fanciful, little bird looks like she has a secret, doesn’t she?

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I knew I wanted to say, “A little birdie told me it was your birthday,” which was in the Bird Banter stamp set. I found the banner where she could perch in the Cupcake Cutouts die set. This is a great die, because it has score lines to make it 3-D.

The Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog is brightly patterned paper, perfect for my whimsical theme. I used a Stitched Shape die to cut the oval from the Lemon Lime Twist Kiwi print. My birdie was very happy with this as a background. But, she suggested I add foliage with the Layered Leaves embossing folder to the Whisper White layer.


We both came up with the idea for leaves using the Leaf Punch. The Tutti-Frutti black & white speckled paper was our choice. I punched a few more leaves from Thick Whisper White cardstock, so I could glue them together for thickness.

I colored birdie with Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, and a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write. For a bit more color, I added some of those fabulous, self-stick sequins.

I covered the envelope flap in a Tutti-Frutti, Lemon Lime Twist print. And, I photographed the backside of the Kiwi paper (black and white stripe) for you to see.

My inspiration for the sketch design was this week’s Global Design Project challenge. I also added that bit of white Baker’s Twine, because of the sketch. 

Tutti-Frutti inspiration was from Mary Fish.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my project. I sure enjoyed sharing it with you. I finished it just in the nick of time for participating in Kylie’s Blog Highlights, so if you go there to cast your vote, you’ll find mine at the bottom of the gallery. Thank so much, and have a great day!