SNEAK PEEK: Bird Banter (Day Six)

It’s always a little bit sad when good things come to an end. [insert frowny face here] Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing the projects I presented during my Stamp Showcase presentation on the Main Stage during Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event. For my presentation, I created and shared five new projects with the Bird Banter stamp set that will be available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog. Today, I’m giving you a look at the last of the project. If you missed my first five projects with this new set, you can see them here:

Today is my favorite of all the cards I’ve shared. The design is soooo simple, but I really love the colorful bird and coordinating papers. I adore the toucan in the Bird Banter set and loved helping him shine with assistance from a little paper-piecing. Here’s my card:

Bird Banter, Thankful Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Buy Bird Banter This Week. If you are not a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you are able to order this sweet Bird Banter set starting in January when the Occasions Catalog is live. Here’s a look at the super-fun set:Bird Banter, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, #145852 You don’t have to wait until January, though! Demonstrators begin ordering from the Occasions Catalog on Friday, December 1 (we’re also earning Sale-a-Bration rewards early, too). If you really want to get your hands on these new products now, you can sign up to be a Demonstrator. I’d love to introduce you to my amazing InKing Royalty community. You’ll even be able to add new Occasions Catalog items to your Starter Kit! There’s no risk to joining – unless you count the risk of having too much fun! 🙂 If you have been thinking about joining, please reach out to me here or join here.
  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. This gorgeous, striped paper from Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (one of my all-time favorite prints) gave me the perfect backdrop for this colorful bird. I pulled some of the colors from the paper into the toucan but wasn’t afraid to incorporate some different colors that aren’t found in the paper. Here’s a look at this fun pack of Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper:Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!
  • Paper-Piecing Tips. I love the bold effect that paper-piecing can give a project – using small pieces of colored cardstock to fill-in the element of an image can be tedious (especially if you don’t like to paper snip), but the results can be very rewarding. I shared two tips for paper-piecing during my OnStage presentation. You can read both on the graphic below.Tips for Perfect Paper-Piecing, Brian King, Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets:  Bird Banter, Thoughtful Thanks  Papers:  Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here’s a look at the other cards I’ve shared with this set – you can click on any of these photos to see the original post for each:

Bird Banter, Flirty Flowers, Hello Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Bird Banter, Lovely Inside & Out, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Bird Banter, Fabulous Flamingo, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Bird Banter, Beautiful Boquet, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Bird Banter, Lift Me Up, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I’ve enjoyed sharing these project with you and hope you’ve enjoyed them, too. The set offers so many great opportunities for new coloring techniques, and the adorable birds work wonderfully with so many papers and sentiments you already have in your stash. Yay!

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  1. Oh yes, Brian, this too is so cute. With each card in your Bird Banter series, I could think of so many people that would love it. I can’t wait until Friday to order it.
    Happy Hump Day.

    • Thanks, Nancy! I was happy to work with this set – although I’m not sure it would have been on my list, otherwise. Thanks so much! You’ll have fun with it!

  2. Precious paper piecing! Love the bright color mix. Bird, bird . . . bird is the word. Now you have an ear worm!

  3. And this little guy is my favorite! I think Stampin’Up owes you a big thank you for all the sales of this set!

  4. In all honesty this card plus the weather makes me want to travel to where there are real toucans. It’s so bright and happy I can just feel warm sunshine on my shoulders when I look at it. I love it! Great job Brian.

  5. Your cards are the reason I will be ordering this set. Nicely done!

  6. Oh my the bright colors are fabulous! And your paper snipping skills are amazing! Wonderful card!

  7. Awwwww, my friend….. I LOVE ALL YOUR BIRDIES, such beautiful and bright colors , yeah it is sad , we can sure get so attached to our stamps ha ? We grow with them , lol
    But we’ll have fun with the new ones too, ps that’s why I keep all of mine , lol , I just can’t let goooooo, lol
    Ok my friend said enough,
    Have a beautiful week ,
    Hugs and more hugs Frenchie ♥️♥️

    • Thanks so much, Frenchie! I’m always excited to see new products arrive. There are some items I’m not ready to get rid of, but I let them go to make room for the new stuff. Love you, my friend. <3

  8. YESSSSS! This is my favorite one, too. I’ve liked all the Bird Banter cards thus far. They are all cheerful and colorful (my favorite type of card) but this one is like the icing on the cake of the collection! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  9. “Just a little Toucan” – cracking me up. I don’t know who comes up with these sayings but I love them. Note to Mary – I don’t know about Brian but now the ear worm has me and won’t get that song out of my head! LOL Fabulous job as always Brian. You have out done yourself in presenting this stamp set.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! I’m so glad you like my card – I, too, love the colors. This toucan was fun to create – I picked the brightest colors I could. 🙂

  10. All of your cards with this set are fabulous!!! (I cannot wait to get this set) Happy Wednesday and great job on this paper pieced wonder!

  11. Toucanny (too canny) the paper piecing for our new little friend. This is my favorite of the bird cards only by a beak – he nosed out the others with the bright colors! Love how you paper pieced the little guy – I am assuming he is a guy anyway. This card just is one happy bright card! Will have to CASE it I am sure!

    • Ha! Thanks so much, Chris! I enjoyed the toucan for that exact reason – the colors are so fun to play with. You’ll have lots of fun with the set – enjoy!

  12. As usual you have fantastic cards. But your tip of the post it note to hold the small pieces is great. Thanks.

  13. Your paper piecing tips (explained perfectly I might add) are sooooo appreciated! Made me say “Ah huh!”

  14. Brian this set of cards would be a wonderful gift. Each one is full of color and fun! Great job!

  15. Awesome card..great use of colors..the colors pop on the gray!

  16. Wow! You are really talented! Those bird cards are awesome

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