Hi Stampers. Whew – we did it! We got through another Christmas. Wow, what a whirlwind! This year, we have the shortest possible holiday shopping season. Because Thanksgiving was late this year (November 28th), this year the span between Thanksgiving and Christmas was only 25 days.  That’s 6 days shorter than last year and the shortest since 2013. No wonder it felt like it went so fast!  It did!

Today I have a birthday card for you made with the Stampin’ Up! Free As A Bird bundle. Did you know that Balmy Blue is currently the most popular color in our Stampin’ Up! lineup?

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird Watercolor Pencils Birthday Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

At first I was pretty bummed that the dies that came with this stamp set were not to cut out the birds, but I have found these Nested Labels Dies to be VERY useful for all sorts of things! I’m thrilled with how the coloring came out on these adorable birds.  I used our Watercolor Pencils to add a dark outline of color around the images and then blended them with our Blender Pens dragging color towards the center.

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird Watercolor Pencils Birthday Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment in the middle and the leaves in the upper right corner. The bird in the lower left corner was cut from the Designer Series Paper.  I inserted a 12″ x 12″ sheet of the Bird Ballad DSP – the one full of birds – into my Brother Scan and Cut Machine and within a few minutes I had a whole bunch of birds cut out!

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper cut with Brother Scan and Cut machine by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to earn this months Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial (with a qualifying order)!

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Sip Sip Hooray Customer Appreciation PDF from Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations for December 2019

This month’s PDF is all about the Sip Sip Hooray Bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.

All orders of $30 and above (before tax and shipping) placed in my online store using the Hostess Code ZWEPTUSY, will be emailed the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial within 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, if your order is over $150 before tax and shipping DO NOT enter the Hostess Code and you will receive all the Stampin’ rewards you earned on your order AND the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial.

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