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Free as a Bird Sneak Peek

I know I shouldn't tease you like this.  It's unfair to put something on my blog that you can't get.  I just have to do it.  I received this set, Free as a Bird, at OnStage in Charlotte Saturday.  I have a few people on my team with birthdays in April and wanted to give them a card using something new.  Here is my card with Free as a Bird.

Free as a Bird Sneak Peek Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I just didn't want to wait because there are items used on this card that are on the Last Chance list.  They go so perfectly I wanted you to have a chance to get them.  I KNOW that you are going to want Free as a Bird as soon as possible.  When can you get it, you ask?  There is a preorder for demonstrators beginning May 2nd.  This set might be on the preorder, but we don't know yet.  The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live on June 4th.  Yes, that is a long time to wait.  Get your Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and Sheet Music Background stamp today!

Start with a base of Thick Whisper White that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

Cut the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Stamp with the leaf stamp from Free as a Bird in Soft Suede over the outside edges of the card.  Change directions with your stamp and don't be afraid to stamp off the edges.  It looks more natural.  Glue to the card front.

Stamp with the Sheet Music background stamp, stamp off, on a piece of Whisper White that is 4 x 5 1/4.  Tear out a large oval shape.  Sponge around the outside of this and a little on the inside.  Glue to the card front.

Free as a Bird Sneak Peek Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the birds in a row and 4 of the larger flowers on Soft Suede on Whisper White.  Color with Blends.  I used Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Daffodil Delight, and Light Mango Melody.  Since I don't have the dies yet, I fussy cut all of this.  I love to fussy cut!  Add the birds with dimensionals.

The saying is from the same set.  Stamp in Soft Suede and cut it out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  Add with dimensionals.  Add a flower to the corner.  Part of the flower has glue and the part sticking out has a dimensional.  The flowers at the top are one glued and the other on dimensionals.  

Add a bow of Linen Thread with a rolled up glue dot.

Free as a Bird Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of my card.  I colored the leaves with an Old Olive marker so it would not bleed through to the back.  This this the fourth flower I said you would need.  Fussy cut and glue on.  The saying is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.

Free as a Bird Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter.  It comes out every Tuesday through mailchimp.  Let me know if I can help you.  Online orders in April get the Stamping Around the World Tutorial, 2 handmade cards mailed to you, and a pack of Dimensionals if you use the Host Code PU4WK3M2.

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The April Tutorial is live.  Wouldn't you love to get this free tutorial package.  Several demonstrators from around the world are working together to bring you this perk!  The Stamping Around the World Tutorial for April has 12 different tutorials.  You can get these tutorials for free with a $50 purchase.  Please use the Host Code PU4WK3M2 for orders less than $150.  I will email the tutorials to you once I am notified from Stampin' Up! of your purchase.  You can also buy these tutorials for $15.  Contact me if interested.  These tutorials cannot be shared with others.  Other demonstrators can use the designs but cannot hand out these tutorials.

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