BIRD BALLAD Card Series – 5 & 6

BIRD BALLAD Card Series – 5 & 6

BIRD-BALLAD-CARD-SERIES-LASER-CUT-FREE-AS-A-BIRD-STITCHED-NESTED-LABELS-DIES-TAMMY-BEARD-STAMPIN-SAVVY-TAMMY-BEARD7Hi friends! I’m back this week to finish up the BIRD BALLAD Card Series I started a couple weeks ago featuring our stunning new Laser-Cut Cards with beautiful gift tin. The twelve multi-occasion cards I’m sharing are part of the gift I’m giving my step-mom Cathy for her birthday. With the tutorials I’m including, you can easily replicate these at home to gift to someone special in your life!

If you missed any of the earlier cards, find the links below. They’re full of information to help you with today’s cards as well!

BIRD BALLAD Card #5 Details


  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″; adhere to inside front of Laser-cut Card
  • Old Olive Cardstock die-cut with third largest STITCHED NESTED LABEL DIE and embossed with LAYERED LEAVES 3D Embossing Folder
    • Cut in half and adhere to card front (positioned behind sentiment circle)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using sentiment from STITCHED ALL AROUND Stamps and flowers and leaves from FREE AS A BIRD stamps
  • Stamp three extra flowers like above
    • Color with Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers:
      • Daffodil Delight
      • Mango Melody
      • Old Olive
    • Die-cut sentiment with largest circle from the STITCHED SHAPES DIES; adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Fussy-cut flowers; line up to match flowers on sentiment panel and adhere to card front with Multipurpose Glue or SNAIL Adhesive. Add Pearl Basic Jewel in center of each


What makes this card so great is it works just as well for a birthday as it does for a wedding!



This card is similar to card #3, with a couple key differences that could be used on either card. 

  • This bird is stamped (versus card #3 is cut from the BIRD BALLAD Designer Series Paper).
  • This bird faces the opposite direction from the stamp! It worked better with my design, so I did reverse or mirror image stamping. Find details with a short how-to video tutorial HERE. It’s sooo ridiculously EASY!
  • Like in card 3, the body of the bird is adhered, with the tail left to prop up over the sentiment. It creates a little more visual interest… and just looks cool!BIRD-BALLAD-CARD-SERIES-LASER-CUT-FREE-AS-A-BIRD-STITCHED-NESTED-LABELS-DIES-TAMMY-BEARD-STAMPIN-SAVVY-TAMMY-BEARD3
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″) is adhered behind the Laser-Cut Card front
  • Stamp flowers/leaves from FREE AS A BIRD Stamps on Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Color with Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers Calypso Coral and Old Olive
    • Die-cut with largest circle from STITCHED SHAPES DIES
    • Adhere* centered to card front with SNAIL Adhesive or Multipurpose Glue
  • Mirror (or reverse) image stamp the bird on a separate piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Color with Stampin’ Blend Markers: Bronze, Ivory and Soft Sea Foam Combo
    • Add a little shimmer to his belly with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Stamp sentiment from WELL SAID Stamps on Old Olive Cardstock
    • Die-cut with third smallest STITCHED NESTED LABELS DIE; adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals 

Join me Wednesday for a video tutorial on how to create lovely colored backgrounds for four of these laser-cut cards. It’s the last of the three designs I’ve been sharing in this series and a fun technique you can use for other cards❤

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  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely Bird Ballad card designs!

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